News: Government

A fifth of the world’s destinations remain off limits to tourism

One in every five destinations’ borders remains entirely closed as the new COVID-19 Omicron variant outbreak wreaks havoc on the resumption of international tourism. According to…

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Jan 12, 2022 ByJoe Cusmano Government / Safety / Tourism /


TiCSA calls on South Australian Government to support state’s struggling tourism industry

The South Australian Government is being urged by Tourism Industry Council South Australia to commit to an extensive package to support the long-term recovery of the state’s…

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Jan 12, 2022 Finance / Government / Tourism /


City of Hobart supports hospitality industry in temporarily waiving fees for outdoor dining

With the spread of Omicron significantly impacting Australia’s hospitality industry, The City of Hobart is waiving fees charged to restaurants, bar and cafe owners for the use of…

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Jan 11, 2022 Finance / Government / Hospitality / Tourism / Venues /


UK Government agency Digital Catapult reveals Formula 1 partnership to drive 5G potential

Digital Catapult, the UK Government agency innovation agency for the digital and software industry, has announced a collaboration with Formula 1 to explore the potential of 5G in the…

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Jan 11, 2022 Government / Sport / Technology /


Hong Kong Government halts incoming flights from eight countries

The Hong Kong Government has banned flights from eight countries - Australia, Canada, France, India, Pakistan, the Philippines, the United Kingdom and the USA - for two weeks under new…

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Jan 11, 2022 Government / Safety / Tourism /


South Australian Government funds coastal protection with $1.2 million grant

As part of the latest round of South Australian Regional Coastal Protection Grants, 13 projects across the State will receive $1.2 million to improve coastal protection. The projects…

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Jan 10, 2022 Environment / Finance / Government /


City of Melbourne looks to innovative arts projects to reinvigorate the city

The City of Melbourne has announced the quadrupling of its funding for the latest round of an arts grants program after receiving what it calls “a staggering number of high-quality…

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Jan 10, 2022 Arts / Entertainment / Government /


Lack of consistency holding back Australians’ travel plans

Uncertainty over lockdowns, testing requirements and border closures is restricting the travel plans of Australians. A pre-Christmas poll by the Tourism and Transport Forum (TTF)…

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Jan 10, 2022 ByJoe Cusmano Government / Safety / Tourism /


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