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ATEC aims to make Australian tourism industry Restart Ready

Following its ‘Road to Recovery’ tutorial webinar programme, ATEC, Australia’s Tourism Export Council, is gearing up to launch a new series ‘Restart Ready’, commencing with a focus on the wellbeing of tourism business owners across the country. The Restart Ready programme will introduce tourism businesses to a recently launched programme, NewAccess for Small Business Owners, a free and confidentia...

ATEC promotes mass vaccination as Australian tourism industry’s solution

While regional lockdowns are affecting people in many, largely localised areas of the country, Australian tourism businesses nationwide are feeling the enormous financial impact of the recent round of border closures. With the Federal Government last week outlining a national COVID transmission plan, Peter Shelley (pictured), Australian Tourism Export Council (ATEC) managing director, said: “Witho...

Travel bubble between Australia and New Zealand from 19 April welcomed by business events chiefs

Australian and New Zealand residents will be able to travel between the two nations without having to quarantine from 19 April. The announcement, 6 April, of the opening of a travel bubble between the two countries was welcomed by the Australian Tourism Export Council (ATEC) and by Business Events Industry Aotearoa (BEIA) in New Zealand. New Zealand travellers have been allowed to enter most Austr...

Australia’s tourism industry ‘at risk’ without JobKeeper replacement

The Australian Tourism Export Council (ATEC) has said that the country’s tourism industry is “at risk” without a replacement for the JobKeeper scheme. The JobKeeper scheme is currently providing funds to businesses the government deems to be “significantly affected” by Covid-19. It was recently extended to 28 March 2021, but no plans to extend it beyond that have been announced. ATEC Managing Dire...

Australian Covid budget offers support for tourism businesses

The Australian government has announced new measures for the federal budget, including a number of initiatives which will support businesses within the tourism industry. Managing director for the Australian Tourism Export Council (ATEC), Peter Shelley, said: “ATEC is pleased to see a number of measures outlined in the budget which will provide support across the economy and for regional tourism bu...

Australian tourism industry welcomes new government funding but urges more for ITOs

The Australian Tourism Export Council (ATEC) has welcomed the government’s announcement of additional funding for the tourism industry but says it is “concerned by a lack of specific funding to support the businesses which deliver international visitors to Australia”. The support package announced will bring support to major tourism businesses across regional Australia, ATEC says...

ATEC aligns with WTTC Safe Travel protocols

The Australian Tourism Export Council (ATEC) has announced that it has aligned with the World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC), becoming an agency with the authority to issue Australian tourism businesses with the globally recognised ‘Safe Travel’ stamp. The stamp has been developed by the global travel and tourism industry body to recognise businesses which adopt standardised health and hygien...