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Beyond JobKeeper: ARA looks to steer travel retail to recovery

Travel retailers have been crippled by international border closures. Image: Bigstock
Since Australia shut its international borders to travellers in March 2020, the travel industry has been hemorrhaging jobs.  One in seven tourism workers lost their jobs from March to December, and analysis by the Tourism and Transport Forum (TTF) found that as many as 320,000 jobs could be lost by September 2021.  And while the roll out of Covid-19 vaccines in Australia spells hope for the return of international travel, it will be a long time before travel retailers see foot traffic