Tag: Australia

Historic works set to transform Brisbane Showgrounds

| September 23, 2014

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.

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UNWTO and Australia’s Griffith University join forces to advance tourism knowledge

| July 23, 2014

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).

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International visitor spend reaches almost $30bn

| June 4, 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.

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Cirque du Soleil returns to Australia

| May 16, 2014
Cirque du Soleil returns to 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 […]

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Melbourne announced as host city for Australian Tourism Exchange in 2015 #ttot

| May 16, 2014
Melbourne announced as host city for Australian Tourism Exchange in 2015 #ttot

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.

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Nature travel app to inspire more visits down under

| May 14, 2014
Nature travel app to inspire more visits down under

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, […]

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Gold Coast to host Corroboree Greater #China 2014

| May 14, 2014

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 […]

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Chinese visitor spending projected to hit A$13 billion by 2020 | #ttot

| May 14, 2014

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 […]

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#Virgin Australia and Tourism #Australia to increase marketing partnership to $16m

| May 12, 2014

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 […]

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Industry showing appetite for ‘Restaurant Australia’ campaign | #ttot

| May 12, 2014

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 […]

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Audi Hamilton Island Race Week

| May 10, 2014
Audi Hamilton Island Race Week

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. […]

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New tourism campaign puts focus on food and wine #experiences

| May 9, 2014
New tourism campaign puts focus on food and wine #experiences

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.

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