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Supporting our region, advancing our interests and investing in trade and tourism to secure Australia’s recovery (Ministerial)

11 May 2021

As part of our plan to secure Australia’s recovery, the 2021-22 Budget continues the Morrison Government’s commitment to support economic growth and create more jobs, deliver for all Australians and a ...

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Book an “Epic” Australian holiday (Ministerial)

6 May 2021

A $9 million marketing campaign launched today will encourage Australians to book a longer holiday this year to provide more support to our tourism sector.

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Rebuilding international tourism on the G20 agenda (Ministerial)

5 May 2021

Minister for Trade, Tourism and Investment Dan Tehan discussed the global tourism recovery with other G20 tourism ministers at a virtual forum last night.

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Additional $130 million available to travel agents (Ministerial)

2 May 2021

Australian travel agents, inbound tour operators and tour wholesalers can now apply to access an additional $130 million in support from the Morrison Government.

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Expert panel to advise on visitor economy recovery (Ministerial)

30 Apr 2021

An expert panel will provide advice to government and the tourism industry to help drive the economic recovery of the tourism industry and ensure its long-term success.

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Going, going, almost gone – book your half-price holiday now (Ministerial)

25 Apr 2021

Australian aviation is once again booming thanks to more than $3.8 billion of industry support invested by the Federal Government since the COVID-19 pandemic began, with the tourism industry's bounce- ...

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Additional support for business events (Ministerial)

15 Apr 2021

The Morrison Government is taking action to provide additional support for Australia’s business events industry.

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Additional funding to support travel agents (Ministerial)

11 Apr 2021

The Morrison Government will provide an additional $130 million to support travel agents.

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Port Macquarie region proud to mark its bicentenary (Ministerial)

8 Apr 2021

Celebrations in Cowper will be in full swing when the Mid North Coast marks 200 years with help from the Morrison-McCormack Government.

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Encouraging more New Zealanders to holiday in Australia (Ministerial)

8 Apr 2021

The Morrison Government today launches a new $3 million advertising campaign to encourage New Zealanders to holiday in Australia and support our domestic tourism industry.

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Australia welcomes two-way Trans-Tasman travel (Ministerial)

6 Apr 2021

Australia’s flight-path to recovery is well underway with the Australian Government welcoming the New Zealand Government's announcement that it will join the Safe Travel Zone between Australia and New ...

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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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