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Lake Jindabyne lights up in 2021 (Ministerial)

1 Apr 2021

The Morrison Government is providing $22,000 to support the Jindabyne community host the popular Jindabyne Lake Light Sculpture Festival, which runs from 2 -5 April.

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Tilba Festival shines brightly again (Ministerial)

31 Mar 2021

The popular Tilba Festival returns this weekend celebrating local heritage, food and music thanks to support from the Morrison Government.

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More support for our travel agents (Ministerial)

19 Mar 2021

Australian travel agents will receive an additional $130 million from a second round of the Morrison Government’s COVID-19 Consumer Travel Support Program.

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More support for tourism operators (Ministerial)

17 Mar 2021

The Morrison Government will provide $12 million to help smaller tourism operators promote their business and reach new customers to take advantage of the Government-backed 800,000 discounted holiday ...

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Discount flights to bring tourists to Hobart (Ministerial)

15 Mar 2021

Thousands of extra visitors will fly into Hobart giving the local economy a major boost, after the city was added to the list of tourist destinations in the Coalition Government’s new Tourism Aviation ...

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Townsville becomes cheap flight destination (Ministerial)

13 Mar 2021

The cost of flights to Townsville will be cut in half, giving local businesses and the economy a significant boost.

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Gold Coast a winner from Government’s tourism package (Ministerial)

12 Mar 2021

The Gold Coast will be one of the big winners from the Morrison Government’s new $1.2 billion tourism package offering 800,000 half-price airfares and extended support for local wildlife attractions a ...

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Funding boost for Scenic Rim festival (Ministerial)

1 Mar 2021

A month-long festival starting today that showcases the spectacular Gondwana Rainforests will create jobs and support local businesses, thanks to funding from the Morrison Government.

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$40 million Indigenous tourism fund to assist recovery (Ministerial)

19 Feb 2021

The Morrison Government today announced new support for Indigenous tourism through comprehensive package of business support and grants under the $40 million Indigenous Tourism Fund.

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Tasmania’s Wineglass Bay gets $7.2 million tourist boost (Ministerial)

11 Feb 2021

Tasmania’s tourism industry will get a significant boost from a $7.2 million upgrade to facilities at the famous Wineglass Bay lookout funded by the Morrison Government, with a second lookout official ...

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Supporting the Whitsundays tourism industry (Ministerial)

9 Feb 2021

Minister for Trade, Tourism and Investment Dan Tehan said today the Coalition Government was working with the tourism sector on a post-JobKeeper plan.

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Supporting the Cairns and Port Douglas tourism industry (Ministerial)

8 Feb 2021

The Morrison Government is consulting with Cairns and Port Douglas tourism operators to help ensure the long-term viability of the Far North Queensland tourism industry.

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Ad blitz to send Aussies packing (Ministerial)

31 Jan 2021

A week-long tourism advertising blitz launched today will drive Australians to book domestic holidays and give our tourism industry a much-needed boost.

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$30 million already paid to support travel agents (Ministerial)

22 Jan 2021

The Morrison Government is delivering emergency support to Australian travel agents, with more than $33 million in COVID-19 Consumer Travel Support Program payments already made.

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Working with the tourism industry to drive recovery (Ministerial)

29 Dec 2020

Australia’s health and economic success at managing COVID-19 means we are well-placed to recover and grow our domestic and international tourism sector.

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Reforms to the Export Market Development Grants scheme pass Parliament (Ministerial)

11 Dec 2020

The Parliament has today passed legislation that backs Australian businesses to grow their exports and create jobs through reforms to the Export Market Development Grants (EMDG) scheme.

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Recognising resilient Aussie exporters in 2020

11 Dec 2020

Australian exporters who adapted to the challenges of 2020 by embracing technology, developing new products and breaking into different markets are being recognised for their inspiring achievements.

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New push to urge young Kiwis to take a working holiday this summer (Ministerial)

10 Dec 2020

Young New Zealanders are being urged to take a working holiday in Australia this summer and enjoy opportunities in our agricultural, tourism and hospitality sectors, particularly those in regional are ...

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Australians urged to give the gift of travel this holiday period (Ministerial)

4 Dec 2020

Tourism Australia has today kicked-off a new campaign encouraging Australians to support our tourism industry and jobs this festive season by gifting a holiday or a travel experience.

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Appointment of new Austrade CEO (Ministerial)

30 Nov 2020

The Morrison Government is pleased to announce the appointment of Mr Xavier Simonet as the new Chief Executive Officer of Austrade, the Australian Trade and Investment Commission.

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