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Saturday, December 19, 2020

Pan Pacific Hotels Group Grows its Australian Footprint

with the Opening of PARKROYAL Monash Melbourne in April 2021.

Pan Pacific Hotels Group is delighted to announce the expansion of its existing footprint in Australia with the signing of PARKROYAL Monash Melbourne.

Friday, December 18, 2020

ATIC welcomes new Federal Tourism Minister

ATIC Executive Director
Simon Westaway
Peak tourism body ATIC has welcomed Dan Tehan as Australia’s next Tourism Minister pointing to his seniority, track record in policy reform and keen interest in Australia’s visitor economy.

ATIC Executive Director Simon Westaway said Tourism’s retention in Federal Cabinet and the senior Ministerial appointment was critical given ongoing COVID related issues facing industry.

“Tourism is a major economic pillar, employing 1 in 12 Australians, but the financial and operational challenges now before us due to the impacts of COVID remain,” Mr Westaway said.

Friday, December 11, 2020

ATIC: Domestic tourism needs certainty on open borders

ATIC Executive Director
Simon Westaway
Latest national tourism data around Australia’s free-falling domestic visitor economy due to COVID-19 is proof point that certainty around keeping interstate borders open must remain.

ATIC Executive Director Simon Westaway said 2020’s COVID and bushfire impact saw a $36 billion hit to tourism with 3/4 of domestic overnight spend losses due to interstate travel collapsing.

Tourism Research Australia’s September 2020 analysis also showed national Visitor Spend (down 56%), Overnight Trips (down 46%) and Visitor Nights (down 43%) against September 2019.

“Open domestic borders and the confidence they will stay open is the catalyst for getting Australians to begin travelling again and this can’t be compromised,” Mr Westaway said.

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