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Rottnest Express merges with Experience Australia Group

We are excited to announce that Rottnest Express has merged with Experience Australia Group to form a market leading Australian company focussed on tourism in Australia.     Experience Australia Group owns a number of iconic Australia tourism businesses including …

Conrad Macao’s 2016 ‘PINK Inspired’ Campaign a Great Success

Conrad Macao, Cotai Central’s 2016 ‘PINK Inspired’ campaign has been hailed a great success, with the hotel raising MOP150,000 to support Hong Kong Cancer Fund’s Pink Revolution, an annual campaign that raises awareness and funding for breast cancer research.   …

2017-18 Patagonia season for Australis released with brand new ship Ventus Australis

The debut date for the new expedition ship built for Patagonian cruise line, Australis, has been announced. The 210-passenger Ventus Australis will make its maiden cruise on January 2, 2018, as part of Australis’ 2017/18 season of ‘bottom of the …

Another year of spectacular growth for European Tour Properties to be showcased at IGTM

European Tour Properties returns to the International Golf Travel Market (IGTM) for the ninth consecutive year – complete with six new additions to its portfolio of prestigious golf venues.   Now boasting 22 members, including the next two European Ryder …

Are Aussies really acting their age when on holiday?

Most people it seems, travel to a destination that they think suits their age, and their travel is defined by their physical age, not their inner age, which according to a test done by Scoot, Singapore’s, young-at-heart low cost airline, …

  • Supercars To Race In Newcastle For First Time

    Published on : Wednesday, September 28, 2016

    NSW Premier Mike Baird and Supercars Australia Chief Executive James Warburton made the announcement in Newcastle today. “The Hunter has thousands of Supercars fans who now have an event to call their own,” Mr Baird said. “The Coates Hire Newcastle …

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  • Destination NSW – 2016 Minister’s Student Achiever Award Winners

    Published on : Tuesday, September 27, 2016

    NSW Minister for Trade, Tourism and Major Events Stuart Ayres congratulated 16 students on their academic achievements and acknowledged the importance of professional training to the tourism industry. “These Awards celebrate the achievements of our State’s best students who represent …

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  • Scotland:The Most Haunted Country in the World

    Published on : Wednesday, September 21, 2016

    Chill-seekers who take a trip to Scotland this Halloween will be in for a treat with new tours and plenty more ghostly goings-on. The country is known for tales of spooks, gruesome murders, as well as some of the most …

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  • Access all areas

    Published on : Wednesday, September 21, 2016

    As Team GB’s Paralympic athletes return from Rio with a record haul of gold medals, the importance of accessible tourism will today come under the spotlight in Edinburgh.Representatives of more than 20 tourism organisations from around Europe will gather in …

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  • Attraction for Sydney set to rise with Merlin Entertainments On Board

    Published on : Wednesday, September 21, 2016

    Penguins, pademelons and Pink are set to welcome more conference and meeting delegates to Sydney with Business Events Sydney (BESydney) and Merlin Entertainments joining forces in a strategic partnership to promote the company’s unique venues and attractions.   SEA LIFE …

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  • UK Regional Final Venues Announced For Morocco Matchplay

    Published on : Monday, September 19, 2016

    Slaley Hall, in Northumberland, and Woodbury Park, in Devon, have been selected as the regional final venues for the 2016 Morocco Matchplay, powered by HowDidiDo – with the qualifiers from those contests earning a seat on a plane to Marrakech. …

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  • National Club Cottages Open at Reynolds Lake Oconee

    Published on : Monday, September 19, 2016

    The spacious new National Club Cottages, adjacent to the Tom Fazio-designed National Course at Reynolds Lake Oconee, are ready and waiting for golf groups this fall at the Southeast’s premier golf destination.   Part of the recently completed National Village, …

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  • 2017 Flagship Event Fund Now Open For Regional NSW Events

    Published on : Monday, September 19, 2016

    Minister for Trade, Tourism and Major Events Stuart Ayres said the Fund offers more money than ever before to regional events for marketing activities aimed at driving overnight visitation and boosting local economies.   “Visitors to NSW enjoy a jam …

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  • Contours Travel to host series of free agent webinars on adventures in Peru

    Published on : Monday, September 19, 2016

    Contours Travel – the longest-running Latin American travel operator in Australia – is offering a series of free weekly webinars in October to help travel agents learn more about Peru and its many historical, natural and recreational attractions.   Post …

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  • Low carbon fuel project achieves breakthrough as LanzaTech produces jet fuel

    Published on : Friday, September 16, 2016

    An innovative low carbon fuel project has taken a significant step forward after successfully producing 1,500 US gallons of jet fuel.   The breakthrough towards developing commercially viable low carbon fuel is the result of a partnership between Virgin Atlantic …

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  • Love Every Second of Sydney and NSW this Summer

    Published on : Friday, September 16, 2016

    NSW Minister for Trade, Tourism and Major Events Stuart Ayres said the 28 page magazine highlights Sydney and NSW as a destination of choice and the ideal place for a short break.   “NSW already attracts more visitors than any …

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  • GOLFTOBER FEST Set to Drive Golf Tourists to Malaysia

    Published on : Thursday, September 15, 2016

    The Malaysia Golf Tourism Association (MGTA) hopes to boost golf tourism numbers to the country through the inaugural Golftober Festival 2016, an on-ground initiative running throughout October designed to encourage tourists to play golf while they are in Malaysia.   …

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  • Beautiful Scotland Awards celebrate Scottish Borders successes

    Published on : Thursday, September 15, 2016

    Community groups, local authorities and businesses from across Scotland gathered yesterday (Wednesday 14 September) at the Aberdeen Beach Ballroom to celebrate the 50th annual Beautiful Scotland Awards, organised by environmental charity Keep Scotland Beautiful. The ceremony, hosted by Aberdeen City …

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  • La Manga Club excels in new European golf resorts rankings

    Published on : Thursday, September 15, 2016

    La Manga Club’s role as a driving force in international golf tourism has been enhanced after the top Spanish sports and leisure venue was named as one of Europe’s elite golf resorts in an eagerly-anticipated new list of the continent’s …

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  • Gimje Horizon Festival – Autumn Celebration in South Korea

    Published on : Thursday, September 15, 2016

    Gimje Horizon Festival, celebrates its 18th anniversary this year. It has been selected as Korea’s iconic festival for four consecutive years. The festival will be held in the Byeokgolje area of Gimje City, Jeollabuk-do, for five days from September 29 …

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  • Onwards and upwards for NSW domestic tourism

    Published on : Wednesday, September 14, 2016

    Minister for Trade, Tourism and Major Events Stuart Ayres said Tourism Research Australia’s figures show the Government’s strategy to grow overnight stays is working.       “Domestic tourism growth for the year in NSW has seen our State blitz …

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  • North Korea: 133 dead and 395 people missing after floods

    Published on : Monday, September 12, 2016

    Over 35,000 houses were severely damaged, 69% of them were totally destroyed, the UN agency said in a statement. Moreover, 8,700 public buildings were affected by an increase in water caused by heavy rains. About 16,000 agricultural hectares were flooded …

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  • NSW Pro Surf Series returns to Avoca

    Published on : Monday, September 12, 2016

    Minister for Sport Stuart Ayres joined Member for Terrigal Adam Crouch to launch the event, which forms part of the NSW Pro Surf Series and will provide a big boost for local hotels, restaurants and businesses.   “The 2017 NSW …

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  • A feast of fiestas during hispanic heritage month in Philadelphia

    Published on : Monday, September 12, 2016

    Philadelphia honors Hispanic Heritage Month with food, fun and fiestas. Revelers can catch the Latino spirit at the Mexican Independence Day Festival on Penn’s Landing and the Puerto Rican Day Parade on the Benjamin Franklin Parkway.     When the …

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  • 2016 Asia Super Team Announces Finalists

    Published on : Monday, September 12, 2016

    MEET TAIWAN, sponsored by Taiwan Bureau of Foreign Trade and implemented by Taiwan External Trade Development Council (TAITRA), today announced Asia Super Team: The Almighty Player corporate finalists from seven countries, and invites 28 corporate contestants from Japan, Korea, Singapore, …

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