Tag: Australia

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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Virgin Atlantic, VisitBritain and London & Partners join to link Australia to Britain

| September 5, 2013 | 0 Comments
Virgin Atlantic, VisitBritain and London & Partners join to link Australia to Britain

Virgin Atlantic, VisitBritain and London & Partners announced today a new partnership between the three organisations to entice more Australians to visit Britain.

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Australia’s ‘Best Jobs’ winners arrive Down Under

| August 7, 2013 | 0 Comments
Australia’s ‘Best Jobs’ winners arrive Down Under

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.

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Australia’s ‘Best Jobs’ finalists arrive Down Under

| June 12, 2013 | 0 Comments
Australia’s ‘Best Jobs’ finalists arrive Down Under

  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 […]

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Convention Bureau and Sahmri Alliance bringing in the benefits to South Australia

| June 2, 2013 | 0 Comments
Convention Bureau and Sahmri Alliance bringing in the benefits to South Australia

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. 

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AIME pre-tours boost business for Victoria

| May 21, 2013 | 0 Comments

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.

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Australia…land of opportunity?

| May 17, 2013 | 0 Comments

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 […]

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Great Golf Courses of Australia and Accor partner to launch inspiring golfing itineraries

| May 2, 2013 | 0 Comments

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.

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Australian tourism’s premier travel trade show heads to Cairns for 2014

| May 2, 2013 | 0 Comments

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.

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150 candidates still in the running for Australia’s ‘Best Jobs’

| April 25, 2013 | 0 Comments
150 candidates still in the running for Australia’s ‘Best Jobs’

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.

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BestCities visits Australia’s best city for conferences

| April 19, 2013 | 0 Comments
BestCities visits Australia’s best city for conferences

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). 

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Adam Scott’s 2013 ‘Masters’ win puts Australian golf tourism in spotlight

| April 18, 2013 | 0 Comments

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.

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Tourism Australia confirms key Asia appointments

| April 16, 2013 | 0 Comments

Tourism Australia has confirmed the appointment of a new Regional General Manager Japan and Korea.

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40,000 applicants in the running for Tourism Australia’s ‘Best Jobs in the World’

| April 11, 2013 | 0 Comments
40,000 applicants in the running for Tourism Australia’s ‘Best Jobs in the World’

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.

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QANTAS FREQUENT FLYER ANNOUNCES JETSTAR REDEMPTIONS FOR LESS

| April 9, 2013 | 0 Comments

Qantas Frequent Flyer today announced new Classic Award points pricing, enabling members to book Jetstar flights for 20 per cent less.

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Tourism Australia welcomes Australia Week in China

| April 8, 2013 | 0 Comments

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.

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Final days for ‘Best Jobs in the World’ entries

| April 5, 2013 | 0 Comments
Final days for ‘Best Jobs in the World’ entries

With the closing date just a week away, potential candidates for Tourism Australia’s ‘Best Jobs in the World’ competition are being warned not to leave it too late to upload their video entry.

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New report to help guide future Tourism Distribution Strategy

| March 27, 2013 | 0 Comments

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.

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Australians urged to get entries in for Tourism Australia’s ‘Best Jobs in the World’ competition

| March 26, 2013 | 0 Comments
Australians urged to get entries in for Tourism Australia’s ‘Best Jobs in the World’ competition

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.

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Best Job in the World is back: Australian tourism is hiring

| March 5, 2013 | 0 Comments

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.

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The world’s biggest social media team to make Australia the world’s most talked about tourism destination

| February 19, 2013 | 0 Comments
The world’s biggest social media team to make Australia the world’s most talked about tourism destination

The World’s Biggest Social Media Team from TourismAustralia Tourism Australia has set the industry an ambitious goal of making Australia the world’s most talked about holiday destination in social media.

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International arrivals to Australia in 2012 up 4.6% to 6.1m

| February 6, 2013 | 0 Comments

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.

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Business Events Week to feature the Avalon Airshow

| January 30, 2013 | 0 Comments

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.

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Australia Day honours for Club Melbourne Ambassadors

| January 30, 2013 | 0 Comments
Australia Day honours for Club Melbourne Ambassadors

The significant scientific and medical contributions of two Club Melbourne Ambassadors have been officially recognised on the Australia Day 2013 Honours List.

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Thumbs up from Australians for domestic beach holidays

| January 21, 2013 | 0 Comments

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:

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Australia celebrates increased arrivals as it kicks off 2013 at G’day USA

| January 16, 2013 | 0 Comments

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.

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Ellen DeGeneres show will visit Australia

| January 11, 2013 | 0 Comments

Top-rating The Ellen DeGeneres Show will visit Australia in March in what is expected to deliver a major boost for local tourism.

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World’s biggest water ride opens at Jamberoo Action Park

| January 10, 2013 | 0 Comments
World’s biggest water ride opens at Jamberoo Action Park

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.

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Australia and Japan partner for Tourism Exchange Year 2013

| December 17, 2012 | 0 Comments

  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

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Tourism Australia and Etihad Airways join forces to increase visitors from the Middle East, UK and Europe

| December 17, 2012 | 0 Comments

  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

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