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April 1, 2020
In this issue
ATIC welcomes $130 billion JobKeeper package
IBTM Events launches online knowledge platform
Company behind corona-plagued conference liquidated
 
 
Destination North Coast launches morning tea meeting series
 
Destination North Coast (DNC) is firmly committed to supporting its stakeholders throughout this challenging era of COVID-19.
 
Throughout the crisis DNC aims to support its industry partners, keep them engaged where possible and to share successes achieved in view of inspiring other businesses.
 
To that end, DNC is launching a morning tea meeting series designed to keep a health check on the business events community and stakeholders on the North Coast over the next three months.
 
In addition to the professional development training, the meeting will allow for a bit of comic relief with prizes awarded to best dressed in response to the theme of the meeting.
 
Click here for dates and to see how you can get involved.
ATIC welcomes $130 billion JobKeeper package
 
The Australian Tourism Industry Council (ATIC) has strongly backed the Morrison government’s $130 billion JopKeeper package that was announced on Monday night.
 
Executive director of ATIC Simon Westaway said that once passed by Federal Parliament, the package will represent an offer of hope to Australian tourism enterprises.
 
“Nobody is kidding themselves. The road back for many Australian tourism businesses is going to be incredibly tough,” he said.
 
“Our international border still remains closed and a number of States and Territories have shut themselves off to interstate visitors.
 
“For our industry to again prosper to its once lofty heights we need to get on top of COVID-19. But we also need a tourism industry still with oxygen in its veins to effectively pivot and seize the genuine future opportunity the visitor economy is for our nation and the one million people we employ.”
IBTM Events launches online knowledge platform
 
As part of a plan to keep exhibitors, hosted buyers and the wider industry connected, IBTM Events has unveiled IBTM Connect, a resource hub for business events professionals to access and share knowledge.
 
IBTM Connect will host regularly updated content, including insightful webinars and videos from industry professionals. Some examples include a webinar on how to cope during times of crisis delivered by Gary Bradt, and a session on mental health and wellbeing delivered by Helen Moon.
 
On the launch, Shane Hannam, portfolio director of IBTM Events said: “Our connections and industry partnerships mean that we are uniquely positioned to create and curate high quality content from around the globe that can serve to provide insights and tangible benefits during this time.”
 
To access IBTM Connect, click here. 
Company behind corona-plagued conference liquidated
 
Dinamics Destination Management, the company which ran the World Hereford Conference in Queenstown that was linked to 17 cases of the coronavirus in New Zealand, has gone into liquidation.
 
The owners made the decision after going from a pipeline of 30 events to zero due to the developing COVID-19 crisis.
 
Stuff.co.nz has reported that the owners were concerned with how health authorities handled the coronavirus outbreak both during and after the event. Documents have shown that they deemed a reported case of the virus as ‘low risk’ and advised that a tour with delegates around New Zealand should go ahead.
 
The owners of Dinamics Destination Management are reported in Stuff.co.nz to have admitted that the event should have been cancelled.
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