australia tourism

  • Tourism Australia launches new $9 million Epic Holidays campaign

    Published on : Thursday, May 6, 2021

    The next phase of Tourism Australia’s Holiday Here This Year campaign launches today, with ambassadors Hamish Blake and Zoe‐Foster Blake showcasing some of Australia’s most epic holiday experiences. The new $9 million Epic Holidays campaign urges Australians to travel further, …

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  • Australia bans flights from India due to COVID-19 surge

    Published on : Friday, April 30, 2021

    Australia has announced a ban on all flights to and from India amid the devastating second COVID-19 wave surging across the country. The prime minister, Scott Morrison, announced that all flights to and from India shall be suspended with immediate …

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  • Australia and New Zealand set to launch ‘travel bubble’ on April 19

    Published on : Tuesday, April 6, 2021

    Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern has announced that New Zealand is set to allow quarantine-free visits by Australians starting April 19, with the creation of a “travel bubble” for the neighbouring nations which have closed borders to the rest of the …

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  • Australia boosts tourism with cruise tourism activities

    Published on : Tuesday, March 30, 2021

    A record number of cruise lines are now basing their small expedition ships in Australia so to help travellers see more of our continent from the water and plan their adventure, Australia’s leading small ship specialist, Cruise Traveller, has gathered …

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  • Australian tourism industry is under threat of losing 320,000 jobs

    Published on : Thursday, February 11, 2021

    Australia expect to lose 320,000 tourism jobs and billions due to border shutdown. In the aftermath of pandemic, Australian tourism industry is under the threat of losing 320,000 jobs and 7 billion USD owing to border shutdown during peak tourism …

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  • Australia’s state borders set to reopen soon

    Published on : Thursday, January 28, 2021

    Australia’s most populous state of New South Wales recently recorded its 11th day of zero local coronavirus cases allowing neighbouring Queensland state to lift border restrictions while Victoria state also hinted at relaxing travel with Sydney. Australian states imposed quarantine …

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  • Australia tourism chiefs urging the federal government to extend jobkeeper-style payments for workers in tourism

    Published on : Thursday, January 21, 2021

    Tourism chiefs are urging the federal government to extend jobkeeper-style payments for workers in the sector beyond March, following predictions that international travel will not recommence this year. Darren Rudd, the Australian Federation of Travel Agents chief executive said that …

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  • NSW tourism experienced worst hit during festive months

    Published on : Wednesday, January 6, 2021

    Australian tourism experienced huge blow during the festive period. A recent analysis hinted at a loss of around $3 billion during the Christmas and New Year weeks. Following the renewed rise in coronavirus-related new infections on a global scale, visitors …

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  • Australia tourism leaders are demanding the PM to opt for a national approach in border policy

    Published on : Tuesday, January 5, 2021

    The tourism industry of Australia is insisting the Prime Minister, Mr. Scott Morrison to opt for a national approach in regard to border policy – however, Mr. Morrison has appeared to be helpless in changing state leaders’ minds. Today, the …

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  • Australia: New travel restrictions as COVID-19 outbreaks in Sydney

    Published on : Friday, December 18, 2020

    After Australians had largely been able to travel freely within the country to boost the domestic tourism, a coronavirus outbreak in one part of Sydney has brought back some border restrictions and raised fears travel bans could return across the …

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  • Australia launches 8D virtual tourism experience

    Published on : Monday, September 28, 2020

    Australia recently decided to launch a new immersive virtual experience with a new series of videos with 8D audio.

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  • Australia’s JobKeeper 2.0 is now an extended lifeline for tourism industry

    Published on : Tuesday, July 21, 2020

    The Australian Federal Government’s extension of JobKeeper supplies a  prolonged needed certainty extends the support for thousands of Australians in tourism as the travel and tourism industry continues to battle through this deadly coronavirus pandemic the Tourism & Transport Forum …

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  • Australia’s Victoria allocates $150 million to support tourism

    Published on : Wednesday, May 13, 2020

    The Victorian Government in Australia is supporting Victorian sport, tourism and creative industries, with an allocation of $150 million Experience Economy Survival Package to save employment and to ensure their best experiences, which are available on the other side of the deadly COVID-19 pandemic.

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  • Victorian Government launches Bushfire Recovery Fund

    Published on : Saturday, April 4, 2020

    The Andrews Labor Government today launched its special Bushfire Recovery round of the Regional Events Fund.     Minister for Tourism, Sport and Major Events Martin Pakula announced in Milawa that the dedicated Bushfire Recovery round was accepting applications from …

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  • Regional Victoria Tourism plans to attract more luxury tourists to revive tourism

    Published on : Saturday, April 4, 2020

    Wine enthusiasts and lovers of unique getaway experiences will have the chance to sleep amongst the vines as part of a luxury pop-up to be delivered at three wineries across the state. The Minister for Tourism, Sport and Major Events …

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  • Thousands stranded in a cruise ship as standoff intensifies in Australia

    Published on : Thursday, April 2, 2020

    A cruise ship operator with six vessels stranded off Australia is calling on the nation to help evacuate thousands of its crew members as the coronavirus outbreak ravages the industry. Carnival Cruise said that it needs Australia’s help to bring …

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  • Corona grapples Australia tourism

    Published on : Wednesday, March 18, 2020

    The plagued tourism industry of Australia is hemorrhaging almost $3 billion every month as visitors call off their vacations in the middle of the coronavirus outbreak.   Already losing billions because of devastating bushfires this year, tour operators, hotels and attractions are struggling tremendously …

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  • Australian Tourism industry in shambles due to bushfire and Covid-19

    Published on : Friday, March 6, 2020

    The Australian Tourism industry has taken double hit from the recent bushfires as well as the novel coronavirus outbreak. The number of International travellers decreased to a drastic level in light of both the dreadful events.     Phillipa Harrison, …

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  • To help the ailing sector, Queenslanders are being requested to vacation at home

    Published on : Tuesday, March 3, 2020

    The Queensland government is requesting everyone to support them in giving the local tourism an encouraging stimulus by vacationing locally, with the sector taking a hit from the coronavirus.   The federal government has incorporated bans on travel for anyone …

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  • Qld tourism gets $ 1 bn bonanza to revamp the ailing sector

    Published on : Tuesday, March 3, 2020

    $1 billion Easter extravaganza is all prepared to revive the tourism industry of Queensland.   As experts estimated over industry-wide losses in terms of corona virus threat, this huge funding is anticipated to perk up the ill tourism sector of the …

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