Tag: Australia

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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New initiative brings AIME 2013 into the future

| December 13, 2012 | 0 Comments

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, [...]

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Tourism Australia and Virgin Australia to double global marketing spend to $12m

| December 13, 2012 | 0 Comments

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 [...]

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New partnership to bolster Australia’s wine and tourism marketing push

| December 10, 2012 | 0 Comments

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 [...]

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Tourism Australia welcomes new Sichuan Airlines services from Chengdu

| September 23, 2012 | 0 Comments

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 [...]

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Tourism Australia campaign awarded “Australia’s Favourite TV Ad”

| September 18, 2012 | 0 Comments
Tourism Australia campaign awarded “Australia’s Favourite TV Ad”

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 [...]

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Still the Best – Centre Celebrates New Accolade

| September 14, 2012 | 0 Comments

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 [...]

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Jump on board with Kangaroo Island art

| August 20, 2012
Jump on board with Kangaroo Island art

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 [...]

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‘Shorter and sharper’ format for ATE 2013

| August 9, 2012

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’ [...]

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Victoria’s parks more accessible than ever for people with a disability

| August 9, 2012

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 [...]

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Tourism Australia welcomes new Emirates flights for Adelaide

| July 8, 2012

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 [...]

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Tourism Australia urges industry to get social media ready

| June 30, 2012

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, [...]

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