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New research shows how Aussie will spend their money this summer

24 November 2020

According to a study by Money.com.au, 38 per cent of households said they will forego a holiday this summer, while 20 per cent will reduce their holiday budget.

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QANTAS international passengers will need COVID immunisation to fly, in the future.

24 November 2020

The Qantas CEO revealed that once the COVID-19 vaccine becomes available, its usage will be integrated into the airline’s terms and conditions for travel.

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Queensland will open border to Greater Sydney from 1 December

24 November 2020

Queensland Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk announced this morning, that they will welcome all of NSW to the state from 1am on 1 December. The decision came after NSW celebrated 28 days with no community transmission of COVID-19.

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Dine & Discover NSW vouchers

24 November 2020

The NSW Government is launching Dine & Discover NSW to encourage the community to get out and about by offering $100 worth of vouchers. 

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Big names play the Central Coast for Great Southern Nights gigs

18 November 2020

The big names in music are headed for the Central Coast, as the NSW government’s Great Southern Nights hosts 23 gigs at local venues during November.

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Sco-Mo should manage tourism according to Australian Tourism Industry Council

17 November 2020

Leading tourism peak body Australian Tourism Industry Council (ATIC) has called on the Prime Minister to personally take the reins of the Tourism portfolio.

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New research has revealed the trends that will help shape travel into the new normal.

17 November 2020

New Booking.com research has revealed the trends that will help shape travel into the new normal. From booking behaviour to bleisure: travel’s future predicted.

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Tourism Central Coast wins grant for Business Events

17 November 2020

Tourism Central Coast wins $15,000 grant as a part of Tourism Australia's Business Events book program designed to aid domestic tourism recovery.

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Central Coasts get funds for Ecotourism

10 November 2020

The Central Coast was one of six bushfire-affected destinations to receive $30,000 support over two years from WWF and Ecotourism Australia to revitalise the local economy through nature-based tourism.

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‘The Great Escape’ campaign, part of loveNSW, is targeting travellers eager to venture beyond State borders

10 November 2020

NSW is inviting interstate residents to cross the border and enjoy a ‘Great Escape’ now that travel restrictions between States are soon to be lifted.

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Naughty Noodle Fun house partners with NSW Government for Australian Music Month

03 November 2020

Naughty Noodle Fun Haus has partnered with Great Southern Nights to celebrate Australian Music Month in a decadent post-apocalyptic evening of live music presenting heart bulging live music that’s delivering storytelling infused with humour, satire & lampoonery.

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Increased flights into Newcastle Airport from Brisbane and the Gold Coast as borders open

28 October 2020

Newcastle Airport will provide regional Northern NSW with its primary access into Queensland as the largest airport in the state without Covid-19 travel restrictions.

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New research reveals how hotels can safeguard for an evolved traveller mindset

20 October 2020

All over the world, people have been doing their part to be safe and stay healthy. Expedia Group is working to meet evolving expectations by understanding the changes of traveller booking behaviours in the wake of the pandemic. 

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Short term accommodation on the Central Coast

13 October 2020

Even before COVID, short-term holiday letting was fast becoming one of the most popular ways to take a holiday. While Central Coast Council encourage visitors to enjoy short-term stays in our beautiful region, there is a need to balance that with ensuring it's safe and attractive for residents and that short-term rental doesn’t disrupt those who live here.

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Reimagining the $9 trillion tourism economy—what will it take?

13 October 2020

Reopening tourism-related businesses and managing their recovery in a way that is safe, attractive for tourists, and economically viable will require coordination at a level not seen before.

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New World of Travel Report.

13 October 2020

Flight comparison company, Skyscanner.net has used 6 months of data, surveys and interviews to help understand the evolving mindsets of travellers across the globe. They spoke to over 6,500 potential travellers each week to put together an extensive, New World of Travel report.

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Financial impact of coronavirus on 2020 to July revealed

06 October 2020

Australian tourism has seen overall losses of $33.7 billion for January to June 2020, according to an early release summary on international tourism results by Tourism Research Australia.

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Tourism Australia launches 'Australian COVID Travel Portal’

01 October 2020

Tourism Australia has launched a new ‘Australian COVID Travel Portal’, which brings together key safety information, travel restrictions and guidelines from across the country.

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More grant funding for regions affected by bushfires

01 October 2020

The Australian Government has announced a third round of funding under the $10 million Regional Tourism Bushfire Recovery Grants program.

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Destination Storytelling 2020

01 October 2020

Great stories move us. They have the power to tap into our emotions and inspire a sense of wanderlust. Stories have the potential to take us from the glow of our various screens to places across the world. But what makes a story great?

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9 million Aussies eye road trips in next three months

01 October 2020

According to a survey conducted by Finder.com.au, more than three in five (61%) people – equivalent to 12 million Aussies – said they were planning a domestic holiday over the next three months.

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NSW Covid-19 Restrictions updated

29 April 2020

The NSW Government announced an update to COVID-19 restrictions relating to small social gatherings at home, students’ return to school and retail activities in May.

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Virtual backdrops to lift spirits and encourage post-pandemic travel planning.

16 April 2020

Destination NSW and Tourism Australia have produced a custom series of virtual backdrops for industry and the public to use during Zoom or video conference calls, bringing great outdoors, cute and cuddly animals and iconic locations into homes around the globe.

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New Government Agency - Resilience NSW - Established

08 April 2020

NSW Premier Gladys Berejiklian has announced the creation of a new Government agency, Resilience NSW, which will drive a world-leading disaster preparedness and recovery approach for the local community.

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Tips And Ideas To Help Weather The COVID-19 Storm

20 March 2020

Some sound and practical advice shared by our industry colleagues at Destination North Coast.

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