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Federal Government pledges $233 million to boost tourism in national parks post-coronavirus

The Federal Government will spend $233 million on tourism and infrastructure projects across five major natural attractions, in a bid to help the struggling tourism sector recover from the “economic [...] read more...

Backpacker Youth Tourism Advisory Panel (BYTAP) bites back

As covered in last month’s The Byte, a reinvigorated Backpacker Youth Tourism Advisory Panel (BYTAP) is currently in overdrive, furiously advocating on behalf of the sector. With the welcome news that [...] read more...

Fire destroys backpacker hostel, pub in Bundaberg CBD

A fire has destroyed a popular pub and backpacker hostel in the Queensland town of Bundaberg. Key points: The cause of the blaze is yet to be determinedQFES area commander [...] read more...

Scott Morrison says post-JobKeeper coronavirus support to help Victorian businesses, tourism

Businesses in Victoria and in the tourism industry are likely to benefit from extended government support set to be announced next week, Prime Minister Scott Morrison says. Key points: Further [...] read more...

Legendmate, rebuilding tourism online, a new initiative

Tourism in Australia has experienced a uniquely terrible year. After an onslaught of natural disasters and pandemic lockdowns, it’s vital that we collaborate and innovate in order to optimise recovery [...] read more...

Millett Group do it again in Byron Bay with The Surf House

The Surf House carves out a new style of affordable accommodation in Byron Bay. Offering a savvy design led accommodation option in the best location in town. Boasting Byron Bay’s [...] read more...

Tourism sector lobbies Government to extend JobKeeper for another six months

The tourism industry is warning of hundreds of thousands of job losses and a complete collapse of the sector, if the Federal Government does not extend its coronavirus wage subsidy [...] read more...

Working holiday inquiry must make backpacker program more attractive

An inquiry into the Working Holiday Maker program will ensure it is working effectively to support tourism, health care and agriculture during the COVID-19 economic recovery. The Joint Standing Committee [...] read more...