The move away from desktops towards smartphones and tablets is changing how the travel industry uses technology to connect with today’s multi-device consumer, concluded board-level travel industry participants at the recent World Travel Market Round Table into the Future of Mobile.
Are we really the lucky country? Last night leading business people David Hutton, (Lend Lease), Greg Hywood (Fairfax Media Limited) and Alex Malley (CPA Australia), shared insights and a few home truths about opportunity in Australia – Do we take it for granted? Is it a blessing or a curse? – at Business Events Sydney’s [...]
Australia’s largest hotel and resort group, Accor, has signed a partnership agreement with Great Golf Courses of Australia (GGA) to provide a range of inspiring golf itineraries to showcase the best of Australia. The agreement was announced at Australian Tourism Exchange (ATE) in Sydney.
Australia’s only trade show dedicated to exclusively promoting Australian tourism products and experiences to the global travel market, the Australian Tourism Exchange (ATE), will be hosted in Cairns for the first time in 2014 – helping to further bolster the country’s $107 billion tourism sector.
150 people from 35 countries have made it through to the next stage of Tourism Australia’s ‘Best Jobs in the World’ competition, with successful candidates submitting video entries from as far afield as Afghanistan, China, Kazakhstan, Korea, Latvia and Mexico.
Melbourne has received a glowing report card from executives representing international conferences following the BestCities Client Workshop 2013, held from 9 – 12 April, hosted by the Melbourne Convention Bureau (MCB).
Tourism Australia believes the dramatic US Masters victory by ‘Friends of Australia’ tourism ambassador Adam Scott will act as a fillip to the promotion of Australian golf tourism on the international stage.
Applications for Tourism Australia’s ‘Best Jobs in the World’ are now closed, with the competition proving a global hit. More than 330,000 people from 196 countries around the world have expressed interest in the six dream jobs with more than 40,000 video entries being uploaded.
Qantas Frequent Flyer today announced new Classic Award points pricing, enabling members to book Jetstar flights for 20 per cent less.
Managing Director Andrew McEvoy said Tourism Australia was very excited at the prospect of playing a leading part in ‘Australia Week in China’ next year.
The findings of a comprehensive review of how Australian tourism product is distributed internationally have been published by Tourism Australia and its state and territory tourism partners.
Adventure seeking Australians hoping to win one of Tourism Australia’s ‘Best Jobs in the World’ have less than a month to apply and submit their 30 second video and convince judges why they deserve A$100,000 to land one of six dream jobs.
Tourism Australia is teaming up with industry and State and Territory tourism partners in a new A$4 million campaign targeting the international youth market – a segment which last year contributed nearly A$12 billion in tourism spending and a quarter of all Australia’s international visitors.
Tourism Australia Managing Director Andrew McEvoy said that to achieve 6.1m international arrivals and annual growth of 4.6% was a very creditable performance, against the backdrop of a fiercely competitive global tourism marketplace, a persistently high dollar and economic stagnation in a number of Australia’s key traditional source markets.
Australia’s inaugural Business Events Week (BEW) has been boosted by the inclusion of the Australian International Airshow and Aerospace & Defence Exposition (Avalon Airshow) to its program of events.
The significant scientific and medical contributions of two Club Melbourne Ambassadors have been officially recognised on the Australia Day 2013 Honours List.
New research by Tourism Australia has confirmed Australian beach holidays amongst the best in the world, with six out of ten Australians rating the country’s iconic beach destinations as better than those in Bali, Fiji and Thailand. The Domestic Consumer Demand Survey featured six of Australia’s most iconic beach holiday destinations, popular among domestic travellers:
Tourism Australia is building on the momentum of recent growth in US visitor numbers to Australia by showcasing Australia’s destination appeal at this year’s 10th anniversary of G’day USA 2013.
Jamberoo Action Park is preparing for a huge Summer as they launch two thrilling water attractions. The first is the LONGEST and BIGGEST water ride of its kind in the world – Funnel Web.
Australia and Japan’s national tourism marketing organisations are partnering to encourage two-way tourism between the two nations as part of a new initiative
Tourism Australia and Etihad Airways join forces to increase visitors from the Middle East, UK and Europe
Tourism Australia and Etihad Airways have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) aimed at bringing more visitors from the Middle East, UK and Europe to Australia by leveraging
13 December 2012: A new technology zone is set to launch at the 2013 Asia-Pacific Incentives & Meetings Expo (AIME). The Future Events Experience will showcase the latest concepts and innovations for the MICE industry and provide an interactive experience for attendees eager to stay at the forefront of technological developments. In partnership with Newtonstrand and Eventskills, [...]
Tourism Australia and Virgin Australia are to double the value of their current marketing partnership in a bid to further support the growth of Australia’s inbound tourism market. Under the new arrangement, the two parties will increase their current joint commitments from A$6 million to A$12 million over the next three financial years, on a [...]
International marketing of two of Australia’s biggest export sectors – wine and tourism – is about to be bolstered by a new three-year Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) between Tourism Australia and Wine Australia, announced today. The three year agreement will see the two Australian Government agencies partner to promote wine and tourism in key international [...]
It is expected Sichuan Airlines will announce a new direct service between Chengdu and Melbourne. Tourism Australia Managing Director Andrew McEvoy said it was the latest example of the China growth opportunity being fulfilled. “Chengdu represents one of China’s fastest emerging secondary cities and largest aviation hubs in central western China, and has the potential [...]
Tourism Australia’s latest broadcast ad has been voted “Australia’s Favourite Ad” at the 2012 Mumbrella Awards. “In the three months since the global launch of our latest broadcast ad it has gained a huge groundswell of support and this latest award is further testimony to its global appeal and the high quality tourism products Australia [...]
Australia’s leading events venue has come out on top yet again. Fresh from a record year for industry awards, the Sydney Convention and Exhibition Centre has been honoured once more with the Best Venue prize in the Australian Event Awards. The award confirms the Centre’s place as Australia’s top facility for events and exhibitions and [...]
The Kangaroo Island art scene has gradually transformed from quiet achiever to rising star. Ceramic artist Mark Capon, Kangaroo Island The architecture and natural features of the island, such as Remarkable Rocks, provide wonderful creative inspiration. More than 10 per cent of the island’s 4,500 residents play an active part in one of the many [...]
Tourism Australia and host organisation, Destination NSW, have today announced changes to the format of next year’s Australian Tourism Exchange (ATE), due to be held in Sydney in April 2013. Following an ongoing review of the event, feedback from industry stakeholders and representations from ATE 2013 host state tourism agency, Destination NSW; the existing format involving separate ‘East’ [...]
Wilsons Promontory National Park and Cape Conran Coastal Park in Victoria have been equipped with modified cabins and all-terrain wheelchairs to make it easier for people with disabilities to stay and access the parks. The specially modified cabins feature entrance ramps, accessible bathrooms and nearby parking, and two cabins at Wilsons Promontory have been equipped with electric high-low beds. A [...]
The decision by Emirates to add Adelaide to its expanding global route network has been lauded as a ‘major tourism coup’ by team South Australia – the latest positive outcome of an ongoing strategy to attract and support new aviation services to Australia Tourism Australia Managing Director Andrew McEvoy believes the new service will be [...]
Key facts Australian operators are being offered the chance to promote their tourism business or region using Tourism Australia’s record breaking fan base by listing themselves in a ‘things to do’ section on its Facebook page. There are lots of ways operators can now engage with Tourism Australia on social media – through YouTube, Twitter, [...]
LOS ANGELES, Jan. 12, 2012 /PRNewswire/ – Callan McAuliffe (Flipped/I Am Number Four/Cloudstreet/The Great Gatsby) has been named by Tourism Australia as the youngest friend in their prestigious “Friends of Australia” Campaign. He joins an elite group of fellow Australians including Hugh Jackman, Baz Luhrmann, Olivia Newton John, Curtis Stone and The Wiggles to name a few! Callan McAuliffe is a talented young Australian actor, who [...]
11 October 2011: Prospective buyers hoping to secure early bird rates for the Asia-Pacific Incentives & Meetings Expo’s (AIME) Hosted Buyer Program will need to act quickly as the 10% saving off the registration fee will end on 28 October 2011. The 20th anniversary of AIME, owned by the Melbourne Convention + Visitors Bureau (MCVB) [...]
BEIJING, May 6, 2011 /PRNewswire/ — Air China recently launched an express customs clearance service in Sydney and Melbourne which will allow Air China’s VIP passengers to pass quickly and easily through customs. Air China is the first Chinese airline to launch this service on any China-Australia route. Air China officially launched this exclusive express [...]
SYDNEY, Australia , April 2011: Wolgan Valley Resort & Spa, one of Australia’s most luxurious resorts and the first hotel in the world to achieve internationally accredited carbon neutral certification, has released exclusive images of rare white albino wallaroos spotted on the property. Guests and staff have had regular sightings at the world-class Emirates property [...]
20 April 2011: Reed Travel Exhibitions and the Melbourne Convention + Visitors Bureau (MCVB) last night won the prestigious ‘Exhibition of the Year’ award for the 2010 Asia-Pacific Incentives & Meetings Expo (AIME) for the third consecutive year at the 2011 Meetings & Events Australia (MEA) National Awards Night. This accolade means that AIME is [...]