Archive for the ‘Tourism’ Category

Paradise interrupted – how will Byron Bay recover?

Posted on: October 1st, 2020 by Mike Barrow 1 Comment

The Byron Bay of our Instagram feeds is as beautiful as ever. But take a trip to the coastal town, and you’ll find businesses in peril, and locals running out [...] read more...

Queensland tourism sector booming as holidaymakers hit the road to explore own backyard

Posted on: October 1st, 2020 by Mike Barrow 1 Comment

Queenslanders have heeded the call to explore their own backyard with some tourist destinations reporting a 200 per cent increase in demand, while others are the busiest they have been [...] read more...

Business pushing hard to open state borders during coronavirus, but leading economists urge caution

Posted on: September 8th, 2020 by Mike Barrow No Comments

Business groups pressuring politicians to reopen state borders quickly should not ignore the health and economic benefits of the coronavirus lockdowns, two leading economists say. Key points: Tourism executives sign [...] read more...

Remote-work visas will shape the future of work, travel and citizenship

Posted on: September 8th, 2020 by Mike Barrow No Comments

Some even predicted that how we travel would change forever. Those in power that broke travel bans caused scandals. The empty skies and hopes that climate change could be tackled were [...] read more...

Tourism operators and the Government want to give you a ‘kick up the bum’ to rethink your holidays

Posted on: August 18th, 2020 by Mike Barrow No Comments

Ever since COVID-19 shut Australia’s borders, the message from the tourism industry has been clear: plan a holiday at home. Key points: Domestic travel spending plummeted by $11 billion in [...] read more...