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Record 63 regional events to boost Western Australia tourism

A record 63 events receiving sponsorship through the Liberal National Government’s Regional Events Scheme will brighten up the cultural calendar of Western Australia. Visitors and locals, therefore, in the region will be spoilt for choice now in culture, sport and …

Virgin Australia Holdings Limited Announces Strategic Alliance With HNA and New Equity Investment

Virgin Australia Holdings Limited (‘the Virgin Australia Group’ or ‘the Group’) today announces that Virgin Australia Domestic1 and Virgin Australia International2 have entered into a heads of agreement with HNA Aviation Group Co. Ltd (‘HNA’) to form a strategic commercial …

Domestic cruising sets new record with Australian cruise passenger growth

A surge in domestic cruises has helped drive Australian ocean cruise passenger numbers to a new high, according to an industry report released.   The report shows that the total number of Australians taking an ocean cruise worldwide swelled by …

Beautiful – The Carole King Musical to make Australian premiere in Sydney

Minister for Trade, Tourism and Major Events Stuart Ayres said the highly acclaimed Broadway production tells the inspiring true story of Carole King’s rise from schoolgirl to superstar. “NSW securing Beautiful: The Carole King Musical is a major coup, following …

West Australia tourism to shine with V8 Supercars Perth SuperSprint

Australia’s top drivers line up at Barbagallo Raceway for the V8 Supercars Perth SuperSprint. Tens of thousands of spectators will enjoy the thrilling racing action this weekend.     The 2016 SuperSprint format includes a 120km race on Saturday and …

  • Record 63 regional events to boost Western Australia tourism

    Published on : Friday, June 3, 2016

    A record 63 events receiving sponsorship through the Liberal National Government’s Regional Events Scheme will brighten up the cultural calendar of Western Australia. Visitors and locals, therefore, in the region will be spoilt for choice now in culture, sport and …

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  • Virgin Australia Holdings Limited Announces Strategic Alliance With HNA and New Equity Investment

    Published on : Friday, June 3, 2016

    Virgin Australia Holdings Limited (‘the Virgin Australia Group’ or ‘the Group’) today announces that Virgin Australia Domestic1 and Virgin Australia International2 have entered into a heads of agreement with HNA Aviation Group Co. Ltd (‘HNA’) to form a strategic commercial …

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  • Domestic cruising sets new record with Australian cruise passenger growth

    Published on : Friday, May 27, 2016

    A surge in domestic cruises has helped drive Australian ocean cruise passenger numbers to a new high, according to an industry report released.   The report shows that the total number of Australians taking an ocean cruise worldwide swelled by …

    Read More

  • Beautiful – The Carole King Musical to make Australian premiere in Sydney

    Published on : Wednesday, May 11, 2016

    Minister for Trade, Tourism and Major Events Stuart Ayres said the highly acclaimed Broadway production tells the inspiring true story of Carole King’s rise from schoolgirl to superstar. “NSW securing Beautiful: The Carole King Musical is a major coup, following …

    Read More

  • West Australia tourism to shine with V8 Supercars Perth SuperSprint

    Published on : Monday, May 9, 2016

    Australia’s top drivers line up at Barbagallo Raceway for the V8 Supercars Perth SuperSprint. Tens of thousands of spectators will enjoy the thrilling racing action this weekend.     The 2016 SuperSprint format includes a 120km race on Saturday and …

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  • Australia and New Zealand pressing on Trans-Tasman Visa to boost tourism

    Published on : Monday, April 25, 2016

    Australia and New Zealand’s peak tourism industry groups are calling for a permanent Trans-Tasman Visa that would allow international tourists to travel between both countries with a regional visa – making long-haul flights to Australia and New Zealand more enticing. …

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  • “Austrian Airlines Looking for 160 New Pilots”

    Published on : Friday, April 8, 2016

    Austrian Airlines is expanding bilateral air traffic between Austria and Germany. The airline has been offering four daily flights between Graz and Frankfurt since last week. Lufthansa previously had responsibility for operating flight service on this route.     Austrian …

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  • 2016 Drug Aware Margaret River Pro to boost West Australia tourism

    Published on : Friday, April 8, 2016

    The world’s best surfers will take on the famous waves at the 2016 Drug Aware Margaret River Pro at Western Australia’s South-West catapulting the region on global tourism map. Premier and Tourism Minister Colin Barnett said the State Government had …

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  • Melbourne Fashion Festival announces its Cultural agenda for early 2016

    Published on : Wednesday, December 16, 2015

    The Melbourne Fashion Festival Ltd. (MFF), the not-for-profit organization that owns and delivers the Virgin Australia Melbourne Fashion Festival, is pleased to present a month-long Cultural Program of free and ticketed activities and events produced by the Festival, acclaimed arts …

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  • Hindu travelers demand yoga fee waived at Sydney Airport

    Published on : Wednesday, December 9, 2015

    Hindu statesman Rajan Zed, in a statement in Nevada today, said that many world airports—San Francisco International Airport, Chicago O’Hare International Airport, Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport, Helsinki Airport Finland, Chicago Midway International Airport, Burlington International Airport Vermont and Sioux Falls …

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  • Darwin expecting busiest cruise ship year

    Published on : Wednesday, October 28, 2015

    Darwin is set for its busiest cruise ship year ever with the official season kicking off today with the arrival of the Voyager of the Seas.     Chief Minister and Tourism Minister Adam Giles said a record 46 cruise …

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  • Australian tourists shift choice to Bali from Hawaii as AUD falls

    Published on : Wednesday, October 28, 2015

    Australians have opted travelling to cheaper destinations like Bali, Thailand and Fiji after the sudden slug of the Australian dollar. Between 2010 and 2014, the number of Australian visitors to Hawaii more than doubled, reaching 310,000 when the Australian dollar …

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  • Asian incentive delegates to boost Sydney economy by A$113m

    Published on : Wednesday, October 14, 2015

    New South Wales (NSW) Minister for Trade, Tourism and Major Events, Stuart Ayres, announced that up to A$113 million of corporate incentive events have been secured by Business Events Sydney (BESydney) for 2016 and 2017. This follows the announcement that …

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  • Qantas inks codeshare agreement with Solomon Airlines

    Published on : Wednesday, October 14, 2015

    Qantas has signed a new codeshare agreement with Solomon Airlines which will deliver significant benefits for the growing numbers of customers travelling between Australia and Honiara, the capital of the Solomon Islands.   From 15 November 2015, Qantas customers will …

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  • Tourism Australia sparks marine interest in new campaign to draw tourists

    Published on : Thursday, October 8, 2015

    Tourism Australia has kicked off filming for a new advertisement featuring some of Australia’s most iconic aquatic and coastal areas. The ad forms part of the organisation’s $40 million multi-platform marketing campaign which will roll out across Australia’s key international …

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  • Qatar Airways announces daily direct flights to Sydney from March 2016

    Published on : Wednesday, September 30, 2015

    Qatar Airways has announced its highly anticipated daily direct services from Doha to Sydney starting from 1st March 2016, the third Australian city in the Qatar Airways network. Currently, the Doha-based carrier operates daily non-stop flights to Melbourne and Perth …

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  • Aboriginal Australia showcased in World Expo Milan

    Published on : Wednesday, September 23, 2015

    As part of the World Expo held in Milan from 1 May to 31 October, Tourism Australia’s partner Ethiad Airways hosted an Australian themed week on their popular stand. During the Australia destination days from 18 – 21 September, Tourism …

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  • Korean Air to feature Australia in its brand campaign

    Published on : Wednesday, September 23, 2015

    Australia will feature exclusively in Korean Air’s brand campaign ‘On-Air’ supported by a multifaceted promotion led by Tourism Australia. The campaign will target a growth of 20 per cent in bookings from South Korea in the lead up to Christmas. …

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  • AIME and AACB spur greater involvement between participants

    Published on : Wednesday, September 16, 2015

    The Asia-Pacific Incentives and Meetings Expo (AIME), the leading business events trade show, has sponsored the Association of Australian Convention Bureaux (AACB) annual conference, 9 – 11 September 2015, for the second year.   As the premium event sponsor, the …

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  • Visitor spent rises to $1.9 billion in Northern Territory

    Published on : Wednesday, September 16, 2015

    The Northern Territory (NT) continues to be a hit with holiday makers with the latest figures from Tourism Research Australia showing domestic and international visitors are spending more and staying longer. Chief Minister and Tourism Minister Adam Giles welcomed the …

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