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NT travel agency rort travels to Darwin

Editorial

After a travel agent in Katherine, NT was caught rorting an NT government travel scheme last year, Darwin police have raided a branch of Helloworld in Darwin looking for similar data. The Katherine rorter has recently been found in court to have overcharged the government on 69 out of 88 invoices, resulting in a personal benefit of $40,514. Continue reading

Charles Sturt council paves over existing tenants

Editorial

A prolonged council development is being blamed for a popular Adelaide Beaches restaurant’s lack of trade and closure. The owner claims the restaurant had been bringing in $1500 a day during winter last year, but this year customers would walk in and walk straight out due to noise, bringing daily revenue down to $300 per day. Continue reading

Australia Zoo needs strategy: TTN

Editorial

PHOTO: Australia Zoo founder and “Crocodile Hunter”, Steve Irwin, poses with his family. World-class exhibits attractions aren’t easily borne – and they’re not easy to maintain either. Years of bad management are coming to a head at Australia Zoo, with reports of unnecessary rare animal deaths, illegal administration of drugs in the adjoining zoos, and reported complacency from manager Terri Irwin. Continue reading

ColesWorth EBAs ruining small Sunday towns

Editorial

Peter Strong of the Council of Small Business of Australia has launched a national offensive against the Shop, Distributive and Allied Employees Association that bargained for Coles & Woolworths employees to work at a 150% Sunday rate whilst small businesses have to pay double time for the same workers. The Enterprise Bargaining Agreements have resulted in the killing off of small towns as traders can’t afford to open Sundays. Sundays represent a large portion of domestic tourism’s drive markets. Continue reading

Quashing more truths is unworthy of Qantas

Editorial

In the biggest ever industrial relations dispute seen in Australia, Alan Joyce attempted to break Qantas’ unions in 2011 by grounding the Qantas fleet, leaving thousands of loyal passengers stranded or delayed around the world. Now, like in January 2015, Joyce is attempting to gag an author, leaving stakeholders wondering just how far Joyce will go cutting off his nose to spite his face – his face being the welfare of a key Australian brand – Qantas. Continue reading

Hobartica harnesses groundswell of private tourism

Editorial

Hobartica is a free pub conference/ event for Hobart tourism operators looking to share resources and capitalise on Hobart’s proximity to Antarctica. The popularity of such events marks a new era of modern tourism, in which cultural operators band together and create a stakeholder demand that influences government policy. Continue reading

Dispute over regional funding escalates in NSW

Editorial

A regional tourism organisation in NSW has gone head to head with the state tourism body after the parties have disagreed on the viability of regional tourism funding. Will Creedon of Tourism Hunter says a dollar for dollar spending model isn’t good enough – whilst Destination NSW CEO Sandra Chipchase says it is. Continue reading

Explosion clears North Queensland cafe

Editorial

It’s a miracle no-one died when a car left the road, hit a gas heater and caused an explosion at the Serves You Right Cafe in Ravenshoe, North Queensland. Many diners had just finished a fire safety course and were dining with their trainers when a witness saw a car rev up on the opposite side of the road then plough into the popular cafe. Continue reading

Container deaths serve as warning

Editorial

A couple in their early 30s have died from carbon monoxide poisoning after their converted shipping container accomodations failed to provide ventilation for a small fire they had going. Tourism industry advocates say that the struggle to ensure safety across the accomodation industry is the reason Australian tourism can seem expensive. Initial reports suggest the cabins were being shared privately, not commercially. Continue reading

Regional NSW tourism cut off by crown road sales

Editorial

In one of the best examples The Tourism News has seen of tourism operators falling through administrative cracks, thousands of ‘paper’ roads, owned by the Crown, are being sold off by the NSW state government – but not to councils, to private landowners, some of whom are exercising their right to block access to many nature reserves. Many nature reserves are the livlihoods for families like the Kilbys, pictured, whose kayaking and white water business is under threat now that their ‘paper’ road is being torn up. Continue reading

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