ATEC

  • Export tourism welcomes the Albanese Government

     Monday, May 23, 2022

    The Australian Tourism Export Council (ATEC) today welcomed the new Government and congratulated Prime Minister Albanese on the weekend’s success.  “There is much to be done in helping Australia’s export tourism industry to get back to its full success and …

  • With just a week to go tourism businesses are waiting

     Friday, May 13, 2022

    With a week to go until the Federal Election Australia’s export tourism industry remains concerned with the lack of political focus on key Government supports which will help the industry’s restart. “We are nearing the end of the election campaign …

  • Tourism calls for expansion of export grant to support rebuild

     Monday, May 2, 2022

    Export tourism businesses across Australia are seeking the expansion of a key government grant program as the industry begins to rebuild their international markets, calling on both parties to include the measure in their election tourism policies.  The Export Marketing …

  • It’s time for tourism to recover, rebuild and regrow

     Wednesday, April 13, 2022

    Australia’s export tourism industry is calling on political parties to make big commitments in supporting its recovery in the lead up to this year’s Federal Election, outlining measures which will help tourism businesses to get back into the global market.  …

  • ATEC: Export tourism welcomes additional funding for industry

     Tuesday, March 22, 2022

    The Australian Tourism Export Council (ATEC) welcomes today’s announcement from the Federal Government of an additional $60 million in funding to support the industry’s post Covid recovery. “This funding aligns with our budget asks and will help some of the …

  • ATEC: Tourism businesses need relief from nonsensical border closures

     Wednesday, February 2, 2022

    Maintaining international border closures is no longer a viable or sensible approach to containing covid infection and is simply damaging the recovery of a range of important industries including tourism, hospitality and farming, the Australian Tourism Export Council (ATEC) said …

  • Tourism needs a steady hand in light of omicron

     Thursday, December 16, 2021

    Australia’s tourism industry needs certainty, guidance and commitment to keep the borders open from all levels of government in light of the new omicron COVID variant and any future variants. The industry is poised to welcome back international visitors and, …

  • Reimagining the Visitor Economy report outlining our journey forward

     Thursday, November 25, 2021

    Today’s release of the Reimagining the Visitor Economy expert panel report provides a thorough outline of the challenges and opportunities ahead for Australia’s tourism industry. The Australian Tourism Export Council (ATEC) has welcomed the report and congratulates the expert panel, …

  • Challenging restart ahead as international tourism markets start to return

     Tuesday, November 23, 2021

    The announcement of the return of visitors from Japan and South Korea along with Working Holiday Makers which will begin to flow from 1 December is more welcome news for the inbound tourism industry as it works towards recovery. While …

  • Australian Tourism and Agricultural Industries welcome return of working holiday makers

     Monday, November 22, 2021

    Today’s announcement of the return of Working Holiday Makers (WHMs) is welcome news for Australian tourism and agricultural businesses, where shortages of labour across the nation have become acute since COVID border lockdowns in March 2020. The Working Holiday Maker …

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