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Australian Tourism Export Council welcomes industry report 

The Australian Tourism Export Council (ATEC) has welcomed the release of the expert panel report: ‘Reimagining the Visitor Economy.’ Led by chair, Martin Ferguson, the report aims to provide a comprehensive review of Australian tourism as it emerges from the pandemic and enters a new world of international travel. Peter Shelley, managing director of ATEC, said: “We are pleased to see the report ha...

Industry welcomes Qantas expansion of services

Australia’s tourism industry has welcomed national flag carrier Qantas’s announcement that it is to speed up its timetable for the resumption of flights to a number of international markets over the next three months. “This is another strong sign that Australia is on the path to reopening, giving hope to thousands of tourism businesses who have been left without an income since March 2020,” ATEC m...

ATEC calls for clarity over the re-opening of international borders

Australia’s export tourism industry is awaiting the announcement of the exact date for the reopening of international borders. With the announcement that New South Wales (NSW) will no longer require quarantine for overseas arrivals from November, there are now calls from the tourism industry for a date to work towards. Peter Shelley (pictured), managing director of the Australia Tourism Export Cou...

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...