• ATEC aligns with WTTC Safe Travel protocols as part of its #TravelSafeAustralia strategy

    Published on : Monday, September 21, 2020

    The Australian Tourism Export Council (ATEC) has aligned with the World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC) in becoming a lead agency with authority to issue Australian tourism businesses with the globally recognised ‘Safe Travel’ stamp. The stamp has been developed …

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  • JobKeeper 2.0 a solid step towards securing tourism’s future

    Published on : Tuesday, July 21, 2020

    Today’s JobKeeper extension announcement by the Federal Government is welcome news, delivering on an important step towards securing the future for Australia’s export tourism industry. “The extension of Jobkeeper has been highly anticipated by businesses across the economy and none …

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  • ATEC: Tourism flatlines, revealing extent of industry’s devastation

    Published on : Monday, June 15, 2020

    Today’s Australian Bureau of Statistics Overseas Arrivals and Departures results reveal the month Australia’s tourism industry officially flatlined, with an extraordinary 99.7% decrease on April 2019, the largest decrease on record. “This is the beginning of what will be a …

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  • Support would be welcomed by $45bn export tourism industry

    Published on : Tuesday, May 26, 2020

    The Australian Tourism Export Council (ATEC) has today welcomed suggestions the tourism industry may benefit from unallocated funds from the Jobkeeper program which would be redirected to the stricken industry. “Export tourism has been the hardest hit export industry this …

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  • ATEC: The naked reality of a tourism industry in crisis

    Published on : Wednesday, May 13, 2020

    Today’s international visitor results for March, released by the Australian Bureau of Statistics, confirm that our once strong and vibrant tourism export industry is in crisis having dropped by more than 60% on the same month in 2019. “A few …

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  • January marked the beginning of international visitor nosedive

    Published on : Monday, March 16, 2020

    January’s bushfires marked the beginning of Australia’s international visitor nosedive which has culminated in an effective flat-lining of our export tourism industry with no end in sight.   While many businesses are now coming to terms with the impacts of …

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  • ATEC ready to support Australia’s tourism industry

    Published on : Thursday, March 12, 2020

    The Australian Tourism Export Council (ATEC) has today welcomed the Federal Government’s stimulus package of funding to address the impacts of the coronavirus on the Australian economy. “ATEC is pleased the Government is making a solid commitment to sustaining the …

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  • International campaign will help put Australia back on the travel list

    Published on : Monday, February 24, 2020

    Tourism Australia’s new pitch to win back international visitors is a welcome step in helping to drive new visitation following the setbacks experienced by tourism businesses across the nation as a result of January’s bushfires.   “This is the right …

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  • Holiday at Home campaign to kickstart tourism recovery

    Published on : Thursday, January 23, 2020

    The Australian Tourism Export Council (ATEC) today congratulated Tourism Australia on launching the first step in its Holiday Here This Year campaign.   “This campaign has been quick off the blocks and will work to capitalise on the good will …

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  • Tourism welcomes recovery funds to keep industry strong

    Published on : Sunday, January 19, 2020

    The Australian Tourism Export Council (ATEC) today welcomed the Government’s announcement of a $76 million industry specific bushfire recovery fund. “Today’s announcement of the Governments Rebuilding Australian Tourism package will be welcomed by tourism businesses across Australia,” ATEC Managing Director …

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  • Positive message must be loud and clear to keep our international tourists coming

    Published on : Friday, January 17, 2020

    A positive campaign highlighting that Australia is ‘open for business’ needs to be at the core of Australia’s bushfire recovery initiatives the Australian Tourism Export Council says. A survey of the inbound tourism industry has revealed that the overall status …

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  • UK Travellers in the sights of Tourism Australia’s new Matesong campaign

    Published on : Thursday, December 26, 2019

    The Australian Export Tourism Council (ATEC) today welcomed Tourism Australia’s innovative new campaign targeting UK visitors which draws on the strengths of one of our national treasures. “Australia has had a long and strong connection with visitors from the UK …

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  • ATEC awards recognise outstanding industry contributions for 2019

    Published on : Thursday, November 28, 2019

    The Australian Tourism Export Council’s (ATEC) annual Awards of Excellence were announced at the Meeting Place Gala Dinner on Wednesday night at Brisbane’s Howard Smith Wharves. The awards recognise the most outstanding achievements and contributions across the export tourism industry, …

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  • Australia’s export tourism industry heads to Brisbane

    Published on : Monday, November 25, 2019

    More than 450 export tourism industry leaders from across Australia will gather in Brisbane this week for the Australian Tourism Export Council’s (ATEC) annual Meeting place event. This year’s event, which has been taking place for more than 40 years, …

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  • ATEC: Inbound tourism figures reveal value of high spending visitors

    Published on : Thursday, October 10, 2019

    Australia’s international visitor market continues to grow, with fewer visitors spending more during their stay and delivering another $2bn to the Australian economy over the past 12 months. ATEC Managing Director Peter Shelley says the huge growth in visitor numbers …

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  • Forecast shows tourism will continue to drive growth in Australian economy

    Published on : Monday, September 9, 2019

    Today’s Tourism Forecasts 2019 report released by the Federal Government shows the short and long-term prospects for Australia’s tourism industry continue to look positive, despite shifts in the global economy. The global trend to travel, coupled with a lower Australian …

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  • Inbound tourism remains strong but signs of weakening growth must be heeded

    Published on : Wednesday, June 19, 2019

    Australia has enjoyed a magnificent ride on the back of a growing export tourism industry, now worth more than $44bn annually, but the latest industry figures show signs of softening across a number of key indicators. The March 2019 International …

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  • ATEC: Labor vision positive for regions but short on investment for growth

    Published on : Thursday, May 16, 2019

    The Australian Tourism Export Council (ATEC) has welcomed Labor’s ‘Plan for Tourism’ announced today, a policy that has particular focus on regional tourism development.   “Tourism drives growth – particularly in regional communities – and we are pleased to see …

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  • Australian tourism needs action on visas

    Published on : Tuesday, April 16, 2019

    Lengthy processing times and archaic visa application systems are hampering Australia’s competitive edge with India and China – two important markets suffering significant delays affecting our desirability as a holiday destination. The Australian Tourism Export Council (ATEC) has today called …

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  • ATEC: A modest tourism budget amidst a $7.1bn surplus

    Published on : Tuesday, April 2, 2019

    This year’s Federal Budget has delivered a modest increase for tourism which includes an increase in funding for money to build new regional tourism icons, a continued freeze of the Passenger Movement Charge (PMC) and additional money for the Export …

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