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Back in Australia, a week-long, $5m advertising blitz encouraging Australians to travel domestically in 2021 will kick off on Sunday, AAP reports.
The government wants locals to holiday in Australia, including areas impacted by last summer’s bushfires, to give the embattled industry a boost.
The earliest references to the “one-stop shop” emerged during the first decades of 20th century as the fast-growing US economy spurred rapid retail innovation. A single location for various products provides obvious benefits: removing the hassle of travelling around town to visit different stores.
Jeff Bezos redefined that logic for the internet age, making Amazon a dominant (and perhaps ambivalent) force first in selling books, and then in pretty much everything else. Before 2020 Amazon was a phenomenon, but the coronavirus pandemic has made it all but ubiquitous.