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.

Adelaide Airport embraces the ride-share revolution

August 10th, 2017|Categories: Media Release|

Adelaide Airport embraces the ride-share revolution Adelaide Airport has joined the ranks of terminals across the world embracing ride-share technology with the official arrival of uberX today, which [...]

Pay now, save later: TTF backs call for action on vital infrastructure corridors

July 7th, 2017|Categories: Media Release|

Pay now, save later: TTF backs call for action on vital infrastructure corridors The Tourism & Transport Forum has welcomed the release today of a new policy paper [...]

Better payment options – I’d tap that!

July 7th, 2017|Categories: Media Release|

Better payment options – I’d tap that! The NSW Government continues to ride the wave of its public transport revolution with a new electronic payment trial on the [...]

Move to franchise Inner West bus services a big win for commuters

May 15th, 2017|Categories: Media Release|

Move to franchise Inner West bus services a big win for commuters The Tourism & Transport Forum, Australia’s leading tourism and transport advocacy group, has welcomed the NSW [...]

Asian tourism boom drives increase in international visitor numbers

May 12th, 2017|Categories: Media Release|

Asian tourism boom drives increase in international visitor numbers China is on the cusp of overtaking New Zealand for the first time as Australia’s biggest source of international [...]

Tourism sacrificed in government cash grab

May 9th, 2017|Categories: Media Release|

Tourism sacrificed in government cash grab The Turnbull Government has jeopardised the growth of Australia’s visitor economy and put at risk the ability of the tourism sector to [...]

TTF urges Federal Government to commit to Brisbane’s Cross River Rail in next week’s Budget

May 5th, 2017|Categories: Media Release|

TTF urges Federal Government to commit to Brisbane's Cross River Rail in next week's Budget The Tourism & Transport Forum, Australia’s leading tourism and transport advocacy group, today [...]

Time to invest in Australia’s next super-growth sectors

May 5th, 2017|Categories: Media Release|

Time to invest in Australia's next super-growth sectors As the Federal Budget countdown continues, the Tourism & Transport Forum (TTF) is urging the Turnbull Government to recognise the [...]

NT Budget set to grow the Territory’s visitor economy

May 2nd, 2017|Categories: Media Release|

NT Budget set to grow the Territory’s visitor economy The Tourism & Transport Forum, Australia’s leading tourism and transport advocacy group, has welcomed the Northern Territory Government’s 2017-18 Budget, [...]

Tourism and transport the big winners in Victorian Budget

May 2nd, 2017|Categories: Media Release|

Tourism and transport the big winners in Victorian Budget The Tourism & Transport Forum, Australia’s leading tourism and transport advocacy group, has welcomed the Victorian Government’s commitment to [...]

TTF welcomes Government decision to build Western Sydney airport

May 2nd, 2017|Categories: Media Release|

TTF welcomes Government decision to build Western Sydney airport The Tourism & Transport Forum, Australia’s leading tourism and transport advocacy group, today welcomed the Federal Government’s commitment to [...]

TTF NT Budget Priorities 2017-18

May 1st, 2017|Categories: Media Release|

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 [...]