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.

Around the clock weekend public transport a win for Melbourne’s visitor economy

April 24th, 2017|Categories: Media Release|

Around the clock weekend public transport a win for Melbourne’s visitor economy The Tourism & Transport Forum, Australia’s leading tourism and transport advocacy group, has welcomed the Victorian [...]

TTF urges Federal Government to ensure that visa changes do not disadvantage tourism

April 18th, 2017|Categories: Media Release|

TTF urges Federal Government to ensure that visa changes do not disadvantage tourism Tourism & Transport Forum, Australia’s leading tourism advocacy group, today urged the Federal Government to [...]

Business events marketing critical to Australia’s visitor economy

April 12th, 2017|Categories: Opinion|

Business events marketing critical to Australia's visitor economy When the Trump Administration first announced its bans on travel to the US from seven countries, the impact was [...]

Support for the Queensland tourism industry

March 31st, 2017|Categories: Opinion|

Support for the Queensland tourism industry For days, Australia has watched and waited as Tropical Cyclone Debbie has swirled across the Coral Sea towards North Queensland’s Whitsunday [...]

Tourism spending in Australia exceeds $100 billion: But now the hard work begins, says TTF

March 29th, 2017|Categories: Media Release|

Tourism spending in Australia exceeds $100 billion: But now the hard work begins, says TTF Australia’s tourism industry has today reinforced its claim to be the nation’s next super-growth [...]

Anchors aweigh! More ferry services a win for Sydney commuters

March 29th, 2017|Categories: Media Release|

Anchors aweigh! More ferry services a win for Sydney commuters The Tourism & Transport Forum (TTF), Australia’s leading tourism and transport advocacy group, has welcomed today’s announcement by [...]

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 [...]

Let’s re-use heritage buildings to grow the visitor economy

March 1st, 2017|Categories: Opinion|

Let's re-use heritage buildings to grow the visitor economy We love retro music, retro fashion and retro advertising – but how about retro architecture? More than 2 million [...]

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 [...]

The cap on flights at Sydney Airport is fast becoming a cap on international tourists

February 15th, 2017|Categories: Opinion|

The cap on flights at Sydney Airport is fast becoming a cap on international tourists International visitors are flocking to Australia like never before. In 2016, we attracted [...]

Less taxing, more investing the right strategy in 2017 to capitalise on strong international visitor growth

February 13th, 2017|Categories: Media Release|

Less taxing, more investing the right strategy in 2017 to capitalise on strong international visitor growth The Tourism & Transport Forum Australia (TTF) has welcomed the release of [...]

Queensbridge Hotel Tower approval a vote of confidence in Victoria’s visitor economy

February 9th, 2017|Categories: Media Release|

Queensbridge Hotel Tower approval a vote of confidence in Victoria’s visitor economy The Tourism & Transport Forum Australia (TTF) has welcomed the conditional approval of Crown’s Queensbridge Hotel [...]

Full steam ahead in 2017 and a changing of the guard in NSW

February 1st, 2017|Categories: Opinion|

Full steam ahead in 2017 and a changing of the guard in NSW What a year we have ahead.   Last year, China delivered us almost 1.2 million [...]

Tourism & transport: Turnbull & Shorten should use headland speeches to outline vision for Australia’s super growth industry

January 30th, 2017|Categories: Media Release|

Tourism & transport: Turnbull & Shorten should use headland speeches to outline vision for Australia’s super growth industry The Tourism & Transport Forum Australia (TTF) is calling on [...]

Cock-A-Doodle-Do: Chinese Year of the Rooster to deliver $671 million economic boon for Australia’s visitor economy

January 25th, 2017|Categories: Media Release|

Cock-A-Doodle-Do: Chinese Year of the Rooster to deliver $671 million economic boon for Australia’s visitor economy Australia’s visitor economy will have a lot to cheer about this month [...]

Tourism & transport sectors welcome Premier Berejiklian

January 23rd, 2017|Categories: Media Release|

Tourism & transport sectors welcome Premier Berejiklian The Tourism & Transport Forum Australia (TTF) congratulates Gladys Berejiklian on becoming the 45th Premier of NSW and is excited to [...]

Tourism sector encourages Aussies to take an Australia Day long weekend holiday with 134 million annual leave day stockpile

January 23rd, 2017|Categories: Media Release|

Tourism sector encourages Aussies to take an Australia Day long weekend holiday with 134 million annual leave day stockpile Australians are being encouraged to tap into their massive [...]