Australia

  • Second wave of COVID-19 is shattering Australia’s tourism economy

    Published on : Monday, July 6, 2020

    The second wave of deadly Covid-19 or coronavirus outbreak in Australia’s second-largest city, Melbourne is deeply marring the country’s reputation as a standout in suppressing the coronavirus, and risks further damaging a regional economy that relies heavily on international tourists, …

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  • Victorian Government provides temperature test to secure holidays

    Published on : Friday, June 26, 2020

    The travellers and accommodation operators will benefit from on-site temperature testing over the school holidays, with infrared thermometers being distributed across the state to help keep Victorians safe. About 4,800 thermometers are on their way to holiday locations as part …

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  • Singapore Airlines plans to resume services to Australia

    Published on : Wednesday, June 3, 2020

    Singapore’s flag carrier Singapore Airlines is set to resume its services to Australia over the next two months.

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  • Australia is going to reopen tourism in Victoria

    Published on : Wednesday, May 27, 2020

    Australia is ready to welcome tourists to the bushfire-hit areas in Victoria as the spreading of COVID-19 lower. Now the tourism dept. of Australia has set out measures to resume tourism to Victoria’s rural regions, ravaged by wildfires and then …

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  • Victorian Government appointed new panel of administrators

    Published on : Monday, May 18, 2020

    The Victorian Government has appointed a panel of long-term administrators to restore good governance and accountability to Casey City Council. The Minister for Local Government Adem Somyurek announced the appointments today to address serious governance failures at the council. Noelene …

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  • Victorian Government Council election will be on October

    Published on : Friday, May 15, 2020

    The Andrews Labor Government is ensuring Victorian communities can have their say on their local government representatives with council elections to go ahead on Saturday, 24 October 2020. Minister for Local Government Adem Somyurek today announced that safe and secure …

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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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  • GlobalData predicts Australian reliance on tourism industry to slow transactions growth

    Published on : Friday, April 24, 2020

     GlobalData predicts that the  total transaction value in Australia has been revised down to a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 2.4% between 2019-23 as consumer spending is forecast to decline due to the coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic.  Australia report forecasts the …

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  • Kangaroos roam in the empty streets of Australian city centre

    Published on : Wednesday, April 22, 2020

    A kangaroo has been spotted hopping through the streets of an empty Australian city during the country’s lockdown over the coronavirus or COVID 19 pandemic. The police shared footage of the animal travelling next to a deserted pavement in Adelaide, …

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  • GlobalData predicts a boost in domestic tourism in Australia

    Published on : Monday, April 20, 2020

      According to GlobalData, Australia’s Minister for Trade’s warning that borders may stay closed until 2021 is expected to boost domestic tourism in the short term.   Rheanna Norris, Associate Analyst at GlobalData, commented that countries that are dependent on …

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  • Emergency funds offered to airlines in Australia

    Published on : Friday, April 17, 2020

    In order to maintain key domestic routes across the country Qantas and Virgin Australia have been offered $A165 by the Australian government.   In the wake of the coronavirus pandemic both carriers have suspended the majority of operations.     …

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  • Australians warned of travel until 2021

    Published on : Thursday, April 16, 2020

    Federal Tourism Minister Simon Birmingham has urged holiday-makers to not book any international travel amid the coronavirus crisis.     It is expected that warning bans will be in place around Christmas so even if one may feel like an …

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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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  • Australia Tourism Industry welcomes government’s payment support plan

    Published on : Friday, April 3, 2020

    The Australian Federal Government recently announced the program of wage support through the ‘job keeper payment’. The payment system appears to be a life-saving action for Australia’s tourism industry. The tourism sector in Australia has welcomed the payment plan with …

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  • Rescued koalas released into the wild in Australia

    Published on : Friday, April 3, 2020

    There is a ray of hope despite Australia is dealing with the coronavirus pandemic like the rest of the world as the first rescued koalas are starting to be released into the wild in the country.     Last year …

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  • Coral Expeditions pledges strong comeback after COVID-19

    Published on : Thursday, April 2, 2020

    Australia’s leading small-ship and expedition cruise Coral Expeditions has pledged to bounce back stronger than ever before when it resumes operations after the coronavirus pandemic. The promise has been made in a letter undersigned by Group General Manager Mark Fifield, …

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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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  • Northern Territory arrivals face $2,500 bill for coronavirus hotel quarantine

    Published on : Tuesday, March 31, 2020

    The Northern Territory will force interstate arrivals to quarantine in hotels for 14 days — with anyone arriving after Friday night required to pay the $2,500 bill themselves. This week, international arrivals across the country were ordered to spend two …

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  • Qatar Airways opens new route to Brisbane for the first time

    Published on : Friday, March 27, 2020

    The Doha-based carrier Qatar Airways has decided to open a new route that will operate flights to Brisbane. This will also be the first time the airline is operating flights to Brisbane. It would also increase services to Australia. The …

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