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Government to slash domestic airfares to get more Aussies to holiday at home – ABC News

The move is aimed at propping up ailing parts of the tourism and aviation sectors, which have been hit hard by the coronavirus pandemic and fear the end of the…

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The federal government will halve the price of nearly 800,000 airline tickets as part of a $1.2 billion package aimed at getting more Australians to spend big on domestic holidays.
Key points:

  • The government has revealed its package to assist the tourism sector during 2021
  • Assistance includes subsidies for domestic air travel and money for Qantas and Virgin to stay ready for when borders reopen
  • The government chose 13 locations for discounted flights, arguing these rely on tourism

The move is designed…

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