Tourism (Australia)

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Australia’s airlines and airports urged to improve treatment of travellers with disabilities
Disability royal commissioner writes to company bosses after hearing of people dropped on the floor and discrimination against assistance dogs

Elias Visontay Transport and urban affairs reporter

02, Feb, 2023 @2:00 PM

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‘Everyone comments’: the benign neglect of New England’s beloved bridges
Travellers still stop to take photos of the ironbark bridges in the New England, but locals are yet to see a plan for these century-old relics of the railway boom

Michael Burge

27, Jan, 2023 @7:00 PM

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Flood-hit Murray River caravan parks miss out on vital holiday tourism as clean-up continues
Piles of rubbish fill the space normally taken by summer visitors, with businesses facing the loss of a season’s earnings

Fleur Connick in Deniliquin

12, Jan, 2023 @2:00 PM

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‘We are ready’: relief and excitement builds in Thailand with Chinese tourists set to return
South-east Asian nations avoid rules targeting China visitors despite Covid risks, and hope the influx will revive battered tourism sectors

Rebecca Ratcliffe south-east Asia correspondent, and Navaon Siradapuvadol in Bangkok

08, Jan, 2023 @3:19 AM

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Bonza the ‘bogan’ airline has had a tough year – but it may finally be about to take off
A frustrating wait for approval to fly has left Australia’s new low-cost carrier on the sidelines as demand and airfares soar. Now the credibility of its brand faces the real test

Elias Visontay Transport and urban affairs reporter

06, Jan, 2023 @2:00 PM

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‘A lot of money at stake’: investors irate as Byron council pushes to cap short-term rentals like Airbnb
Property owners say a council proposal to cap some accommodation at 90 days a year will ‘devastate the economy’ and won’t solve the housing problem

Susan Chenery

14, Dec, 2022 @3:30 AM

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Paradise paused: Asia-Pacific tourism continues to lag after the Covid induced freeze
Foreign arrivals slowly return, but cost of living pressures and China’s zero-Covid policy weigh on visitor numbers

Jonathan Yerushalmy and Ongerung Kambes Kesolei in Koror

21, Nov, 2022 @12:08 AM

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‘A big hit to us’: how La Niña is driving Australia’s tour operators to the brink
Bushfires, then Covid and now the rain is leading to cancelled bookings, closed trails and businesses struggling to survive

Mostafa Rachwani

15, Oct, 2022 @12:00 AM

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Fun, effective or ‘very bland’? Advertising experts split on Australia’s tourism mascot Ruby the Roo
Some say the CGI kangaroo ‘looks fantastic’ and will cut through internationally, but critics believe Tourism Australia could have aimed higher

Caitlin Cassidy

12, Oct, 2022 @4:33 AM

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‘The new Paul Hogan’: Australia unveils new tourism ambassador Ruby the Roo
Tourism Australia hopes cartoon mascot, voiced by actor Rose Byrne, will entice international travellers

Caitlin Cassidy

12, Oct, 2022 @12:00 AM

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Plea for NSW voucher schemes to be extended – but in Sydney only – as $133m sits unspent
Accommodation industry says international travel is yet to return to pre-pandemic levels

Tamsin Rose

28, Sep, 2022 @5:30 PM

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Morning mail: PM says ‘not the time’ for republic debate, anti-corruption law on hold, Ukraine fightback
Monday: Queen’s death puts end-of-year timeline in doubt for Labor’s integrity commission legislation. Plus: the rise of astro-tourism in Australia

Chris York

11, Sep, 2022 @9:04 PM

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