“As we head towards the final countdown for IMEX in Frankfurt, there’s a quietly confident attitude radiating throughout the meetings and events sector. Although the first quarter of this year has been marked by some extraordinary and unsettling events around the globe, IMEX 2017 will be a reflection of an international market that’s extremely resilient, […]
Queensland Premier Campbell Newman today launched stage two of the landmark historic $2.9 billion Brisbane Showgrounds regeneration project which includes construction of the vibrant King Street precinct, a four star international hotel, 40 retail and food outlets and 408 new residences.
Disseminating tourism knowledge, enhancing the expertise on tourism and climate change and advancingsustainable tourism in Asia and the Pacific are some of the areas of cooperation agreed between the Griffith Institute for Tourism (GIFT) and UNWTO (Madrid, Spain, 21 July 2014).
International visitors to Australia spent A$29.6 billion in the 12 months ending March 2014, a boost of 6% over the previous year, according to the quarterly International Visitor Survey released today by Tourism Research Australia.
Cirque du Soleil has announced the long-awaited return of its trademark blue-and-yellow big top to Australia in October 2014 with an all-new, awe-inspiring production. TOTEM, a fascinating journey into the evolution of mankind, will open in Sydney on 28 October 2014 and then tour to Melbourne, Brisbane, Adelaide and Perth. Tickets are now on sale […]
Tourism Australia has announced Melbourne will host the country’s premier tourism trade show for attracting international business, the Australian Tourism Exchange (ATE), in 2015.
Tourism Australia is hoping to inspire more travellers to connect with Australia’s nature with a new travel app showcasing many of the country’s best nature-based experiences. The app, developed by Australian Traveller magazine, covers around 200 different products and experiences that can be enjoyed across 16 of Australia’s natural icons including the Great Barrier Reef, […]
270 top travel agents from China, Hong Kong and Taiwan – all specialising in selling Australian holidays – will converge on the Gold Coast at the end of June for Tourism Australia’s inaugural Corroboree Greater China. Tourism Australia Managing Director John O’Sullivan Andrew said it was the first time Tourism Australia had held a Corroboree […]
Figures released by Tourism Australia at the Australian Tourism Exchange (ATE14), being held this week in Cairns, suggest that annual spending by Chinese visitors to Australia could rise to A$13 billion by 2020. The latest projections represent an increase of nearly 50 per cent on the previous estimate of A$9 billion, a spike which Tourism […]
Tourism Australia and Virgin Australia today announced another major expansion to their marketing partnership to further strengthen inbound tourism to Australia. Under the new arrangement, the two parties will increase their annual partnership for Financial Year 14/15 to $A8 million, doubling the funding agreed upon 12 months ago and taking the total value of the […]
Almost 700 Australian businesses have so far shared their top eating and drinking tourism experiences as part of Tourism Australia’s new Restaurant Australia campaign, aimed at putting Australia at the top of the menu for international visitors. Tourism Australia Managing Director, John O’Sullivan, said it was pleasing to see its new food and wine campaign […]
The Audi Hamilton Island Race Week, the largest offshore yachting regatta in the southern hemisphere, returns in 2014 from 16 – 23 August. Over the past three decades, the event has evolved into a spectacular display of on-water racing, paired with the finest epicurean cuisine, glamorous parties, exclusive fashion shows, flowing champagne and celebrity guests. […]
Tourism Australia has unveiled the latest evolution of its global campaign – ‘There’s nothing like Australia’ – with exceptional food and wine experiences from around the country playing a starring role in an effort to convert the global appetite for Australia as a travel destination into more visits.
Virgin Atlantic, VisitBritain and London & Partners announced today a new partnership between the three organisations to entice more Australians to visit Britain.
After a hard fought global contest involving more than 330,000 hopefuls from 196 countries, the first of the successful candidates in Tourism Australia’s ‘Best Jobs in the World’ begin arriving in Australia this week to take up their dream roles.
600,000 applications worldwide, has been narrowed down to 18 finalists who are the running for Tourism Australia’s ‘Best Jobs in the World’ The finalists will undergo group and individual tasks to assess their aptitude for the job as well as their social media, presentation and communication skills A recent Tourism Australia survey completed by […]
The Adelaide Convention Bureau and the South Australian Health and Medical Research Institute (SAHMRI) have forged a relationship that is delivering results well before the world-class $200 million health and medical research institute officially opens its doors later this year.
The Asia-Pacific Incentives & Meetings Expo (AIME) 2013 pre-touring program has again proven successful with 100% of survey respondents indicating they either plan to (83%) or may (17%) bring business to Melbourne/regional Victoria in the future.
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.