The COVID-19 pandemic is having damaging and long-lasting impacts on tourism. The following resources are provided to help Australia’s tourism businesses operate in this difficult environment and better understand the challenges ahead.

Australian Tourism in 2020

2020 started with some of the most devastating bushfires in Australia’s history followed by severe disruptions from Covid-19. This report describes how these events affected Australia’s tourism industry throughout 2020 and how government and industry responded. It also highlights the importance of a domestic-led recovery, and the challenges still being faced in 2021.

Tourism Recovery Scenarios

Get a better understanding of the various timeframes needed for domestic and international demand to recover.

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Tourism Recovery Scenarios 3.40MB
Tourism Recovery Scenarios 2.89MB
Tourism Recovery Scenarios data tables 657KB

Moving forward – The role of domestic travel in Australia's tourism recovery

Use our analysis of the domestic market to understand the likely challenges for the industry on the path to recovery.

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Moving Forward 2.6MB

Domestic visitor profiles

Use information on the demographics, travel habits and preferences of the domestic market to understand domestic traveller types, as well as the travellers who visit your region for specific experiences. This information can assist businesses to target their market segments and tailor their tourism offerings. Read more

Coronavirus information and support for business

Find financial assistance, eligibility and timing for government support for Australian businesses. Read more