About Ben Gommers

Ben holds the position of Policy & Research Manager at TTF. Ben has a broad range of experience in smart mobility, roads and public transport infrastructure and brings a unique perspective to the portfolio having worked in senior policy and commercial roles across public and private sectors. Prior to joining TTF, Ben was a senior advisor at the NRMA and has previously advised Transport for NSW, the Queensland Department of Transport and Main Roads, Roads & Maritime Services, Transport Certification Australia and Transdev. Ben has also worked with Government Ministers and State Members of Parliament. Ben holds a Bachelor of Laws and a Bachelor of Business (Management) from Griffith University.

Queensland’s proposed bed tax, the national aviation network and Trans-Tasman tourism

March 22nd, 2017|Categories: Opinion|

Queensland's proposed bed tax, the national aviation network and Trans-Tasman tourism When the Federal Government announced its plan last year to introduce a tax on working holidaymakers (a.k.a. [...]

TTF congratulates new WA Tourism and Transport Ministers

March 17th, 2017|Categories: Media Release|

TTF congratulates new WA Tourism and Transport Ministers The Tourism & Transport Forum (TTF), Australia’s leading tourism and transport advocacy group, has welcomed the appointments of Mr Paul [...]

Surge in international visitor numbers, the need for investment in tourism and transport infrastructure and the WA Election

March 15th, 2017|Categories: Opinion|

Surge in international visitor numbers, the need for investment in tourism and transport infrastructure and the WA Election Our tourism market continues to boom with Overseas Arrival [...]

Increased growth from Asian markets continues to drive surge in Australia’s international visitor arrivals

March 14th, 2017|Categories: Media Release|

Increased growth from Asian markets continues to drive surge in Australia’s international visitor arrivals International visitor arrivals to Australia rose by 11.4 per cent in the year to [...]

TTF urges new WA Premier to take on the tourism portfolio

March 14th, 2017|Categories: Media Release|

TTF urges new WA Premier to take on the tourism portfolio The Tourism & Transport Forum (TTF), Australia’s leading tourism and transport advocacy group, has congratulated Mark McGowan [...]

TTF welcomes Victorian Government initiative to get more women into the transport sector

March 10th, 2017|Categories: Media Release|

TTF welcomes Victorian Government initiative to get more women into the transport sector The Tourism & Transport Forum Australia (TTF), the nation’s leading tourism and transport advocacy body, [...]

WA State Election in focus – the final countdown

March 9th, 2017|Categories: Opinion|

WA State Election in focus - the final countdown We are on the home stretch of the Western Australian State Election Campaign, with just 4 days to go [...]

TTF applauds NSW Government’s regional tourism initiative: Expanding regional product is “critical to building the visitor economy”

March 6th, 2017|Categories: Media Release|

TTF applauds NSW Government’s regional tourism initiative: Expanding regional product is “critical to building the visitor economy” The Tourism & Transport Forum says today’s commitment by the NSW Government [...]

TTF launches plan to boost Western Australia’s tourism & transport economy

March 3rd, 2017|Categories: Media Release|

TTF launches plan to boost Western Australia’s tourism & transport economy The Tourism & Transport Forum Australia (TTF), Australia’s leading advocacy body for these industries, has launched a [...]

Additional plane seats to far North Queensland outnumber the population of Cairns, says national tourism and transport leader

March 2nd, 2017|Categories: Media Release|

Additional plane seats to far North Queensland outnumber the population of Cairns, says national tourism and transport leader New flights planned by Tigerair Australia and Jetstar Airways from [...]

Adaptive re-use of heritage buildings a smart way to grow the visitor economy says new study

February 27th, 2017|Categories: Media Release|

Adaptive re-use of heritage buildings a smart way to grow the visitor economy says new study A new Tourism & Transport Forum Australia (TTF) study of the value [...]

Transport infrastructure investment and smart technology key to enhancing mobility

February 23rd, 2017|Categories: Opinion|

Transport infrastructure investment and smart technology key to enhancing mobility As congestion on the nation’s roads increases, more and more people are shifting to public transport. State and [...]

Online visitor visa for Chinese nationals a win for the visitor economy

February 20th, 2017|Categories: Media Release|

Online visitor visa for Chinese nationals a win for the visitor economy The Tourism & Transport Forum Australia (TTF) has applauded the commencement of online visitor visa applications [...]

First stage of Western Sydney light rail a good step but Olympic Park cannot afford to be forgotten

February 17th, 2017|Categories: Media Release|

First stage of Western Sydney light rail a good step but Olympic Park cannot afford to be forgotten The Tourism & Transport Forum Australia (TTF) has welcomed the [...]

Cap on flights at Sydney Airport is fast becoming a cap on tourist arrivals

February 17th, 2017|Categories: Media Release|

Cap on flights at Sydney Airport is fast becoming a cap on tourist arrivals The continued cap on aircraft movements at Sydney Airport is fast becoming a cap [...]