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How going back to the village could pave the way for regional tourism recovery.

When the nation’s treasurer starts talking about Covid-19 as a world-wide ‘wakeup call’ and points to ‘the need for greater economic self-sufficiency’, then you’ve gotta wonder if this might be a good time for the country to prioritise Australian-made and really commit to Buy Local or in the case of tourism; travel regionally. The coronavirus [...]

DESTINATION UNKNOWN: THE IMPACTS OF COVID-19 ON REGIONAL TOURISM.

One unexpected consequence of the coronavirus pandemic is a renewed appreciation for the good things in life; our family, our homes, our gardens and our local culture. There is little doubt that local culture, enriched by sustainable tourism, is a fine thing. In regional areas, it promotes artist studios, barista-made coffee, incredible paddock to plate [...]

STAYING AFLOAT IN THE WAKE OF COVID-19

The reality is that while some tourism businesses are prepared for crisis, most are not. Who could have possibly predicted a global pandemic that changes everything within a matter of weeks? (Except perhaps Bill Gates in 2014) We are witnessing an unprecedented level of intervention with event closures, quarantines, travel bans, a social isolation [...]

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