• 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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  • 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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  • Royal Caribbean extends Ovation of the Seas’ maiden Australian season

    Published on : Wednesday, April 6, 2016

    Royal Caribbean International made a double announcement regarding Australia’s very first new-build cruise ship, the ground-breaking US$1 billion Ovation of the Seas.     The company revealed that the newest, biggest and most technologically advanced ship for Australia will now …

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  • Airbnb’s presence in Sydney strengthens

    Published on : Wednesday, March 30, 2016

    According to an independent analysis by STR, Airbnb’s presence in Sydney, Australia, is growing, but it does not appear to have had a significant impact on the market’s hotel performance thus far. STR’s analysis measured 2015 hotel performance results in …

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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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  • Chinese millionaire tourists driving Australia to revamp its infrastructure

    Published on : Wednesday, September 9, 2015

    Australia’s great tourism giants are wondering how Australia will survive in the international race for tourism development and infrastructure when other countries are spending huge amounts towards developing their tourism scopes.   They feel that Australia is being left behind …

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  • Asian temple Angkor Wat regarded as top travel destination

    Published on : Wednesday, August 19, 2015

    The Angkor Wat temple complex in Siem Reap has been ranked by a top travel hotspot over its closest competitor, the Peruvian ruins of Machu Picchu.   The destination was ranked by a team of travel experts for its brilliance …

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  • Australia witnesses a record growth in Chinese travel expenditure

    Published on : Wednesday, July 29, 2015

    Visitors to Australia spent a whopping $32.5 billion over the year to March 2015, driven by increased spending from the Chinese, TTF CEO Margy Osmond said today.This expenditure represents a 9.6 per cent increase on the year to March 2015 …

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  • Ten year visa for Chinese enterprises to boost tourism in Australia

    Published on : Wednesday, June 24, 2015

    A new ten year, multiple entry visa for Chinese visitors will be a major bonus in helping Australian tourism gain greater share of this growing international visitor market, ATEC Managing Director, Peter Shelley said.   “The signing of this agreement …

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  • Ovation Of The Seas Australia’s newest, largest and most advanced cruise ship on sale 18 June!

    Published on : Wednesday, June 17, 2015

    Watch out Australia – the world’s most spectacular and newest cruise ship will be heading your way in the 2016/17 summer. Royal Caribbean International has today unveiled the much anticipated Australasian itineraries for Ovation of the Seas, after announcing earlier …

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  • Kakadu National Park rated as TripAdvisor’s top natural landmarks in Australia

    Published on : Wednesday, June 3, 2015

    Ubirr lookout in Kakadu National Park has been rated as Australia’s top natural attraction on the world’s largest online travel review site. TripAdvisor has named its Top 10 Travellers’ Choice Landmarks for Australia with Ubirr rated the number one natural …

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  • Etihad appoints new general manager for Australia and New Zealand

    Published on : Wednesday, May 6, 2015

    Etihad Airways, the national airline of the United Arab Emirates, has appointed Ms Sarah Built as its new General Manager for Australia and New Zealand, based in Sydney.   Sarah has 25 years of aviation experience which includes sales and …

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  • Weak AUD bring more Asian tourist to Australia

    Published on : Thursday, April 2, 2015

    With the Australian economy facing a bit of a set back as mining activities have fallen in the region and weakening Australian dollars (AUD) have given a boost to the tourism industry. International visitors are coming to Australia and are …

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  • Indian cricket fans fly to Australia and New Zealand to witness quarter-finals

    Published on : Wednesday, March 18, 2015

    As the Cricket World Cup launches into the quarter-finals, Wego, one of the biggest travel search site, shares some insights into how the giant sporting event has affected travel intentions on the site from Indian travelers. “Indians are huge cricket …

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  • 37 million people visited Australia on business events in 2014

    Published on : Monday, February 23, 2015

    The Business Events Council of Australia (BECA) released a report by Ernst & Young (EY) highlighting that: Over 37 million people attended more than 412,000 business events across Australia in financial year 2013-14. This generated $28 billion in direct expenditure, …

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  • Etihad Airways goes double daily to Melbourne

    Published on : Monday, December 22, 2014

    Etihad Airways announced plans for a second daily non-stop service between Abu Dhabi and Melbourne from 1 August 2015.   •    Second daily non-stop Melbourne-Abu Dhabi flight from 1 August 2015. •    Only airline to offer double daily non-stop flights …

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  • Queensland to host Australian PGA Championship

    Published on : Wednesday, December 17, 2014

    The Australian PGA Championship will remain in Queensland under a new long-term agreement that will see the tournament hosted on the Gold Coast until 2017. Minister for Tourism, Major Events, Small Business and the Commonwealth Games, Jann Stuckey, made the …

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  • British tourist falls of cliff while clicking photo in Australia; dies

    Published on : Tuesday, December 9, 2014

    SYDNEY, Australia – A tourist from the UK has died in Australia in an accident after falling down a cliff while trying to click a picture. Gareth Jones, 25, was killed when he slipped during the ‘trip of a lifetime’ …

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  • Queensland Instameet puts tourism on world stage

    Published on : Wednesday, October 8, 2014

    More than 6000 images of Queensland were captured by 1085 Instagrammers who gathered in almost 90 locations across the state on Saturday as part of the landmark Queensland ‘Instameet’, the biggest event of its kind in the world. Tourism and …

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  • Air China completed 30 years of flying between Australia and China

    Published on : Thursday, September 18, 2014

    The Minister for Tourism and Major Events, Louise Asher, today congratulated leading international airline Air China as it marked its 30th anniversary of operating flights between Australia and China. Ms Asher said Air China was a highly valued partner in …

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