Archive for the ‘Tourism’ Category

WA hospitality venues close during peak tourist season due to severe staff shortages

Posted on: February 4th, 2021 by Mike Barrow No Comments

With international travel off the menu, West Australians have flooded regional destinations like never before, but severe staff shortages mean many hospitality venues have been unable to fully capitalise on [...] read more...

Vegetable growers forced to dump $150,000 worth of celery crops due to picker shortage

Posted on: February 4th, 2021 by Mike Barrow No Comments

Vegetable growers in Victoria’s Lindenow Valley have had to dump $150,000 worth of celery crops due to a drastic shortage of seasonal workers caused by the COVID-19 travel bans. Key [...] read more...

Gold Coast residents fed up with illegal campers walking around naked, urinating in public

Posted on: February 4th, 2021 by Mike Barrow No Comments

Beachfront residents on the southern Gold Coast say they are fed up with illegal campers urinating in public, dumping rubbish, and taking up valuable parking bays. Key points: Rainbow Bay [...] read more...

Spirit of Tasmania ferries to allow free travel for cars from March in bid to boost tourism

Posted on: January 19th, 2021 by Mike Barrow No Comments

Spirit of Tasmania ferry passengers will be able to bring their car or motorcycle at no charge for a period of four months under an expansion of the Bass Strait [...] read more...

International travel ban to remain even after COVID vaccine rollout…

Posted on: January 19th, 2021 by Mike Barrow No Comments

Australia’s Chief Medical Officer says changes to international border closures will be “one of the last things” to change even if a COVID-19 vaccine is rolled out nationwide this year. [...] read more...