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Tourism Australia, the nation’s peak tourism body, has announced that filming for a new advertising campaign has officially begun. Some of the nation’s most iconic tourist destinations will feature in the promotional material, designed to capitalise on Australia’s unique landscape …

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A recent article in the Sydney Morning Herald has warned the Australian tourism industry it is already part of a figurative “arms race” for the Chinese tourist dollar. The piece asserts Australia and New Zealand will be left off the …

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Fan-boys-and-girls unite: The Australian Movie and Comic Expo is coming to Melbourne this October! The unique event is a must-attend for all self-confessed ‘movie-geeks’ and pop culture aficionados. An expo for the whole family, the event will encompass everything from …

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The historic NSW town of Berry will host a brand-spanking-new festival this December. The Fairgrounds Festival looks set to thrill guests with its fantastic line-up of independent artists and hip cultural events. Located just a couple of hours outside of …

St. Jerome’s Laneway Festival 2016 Lineup Announced!

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The St Jerome’s Laneway Festival has become one of Australia’s leading alternative music festivals, offering major cities a generous line-up of local and international talent. Organisers recently announced the 2016 program, which features some truly amazing musical talents including Flume, …

 

NSW Government Approves New $36-Million Cage-Free Sydney Zoo!

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The NSW Government has approved plans to build a $36-million cage-free zoo in Western Sydney. The ambitious and ethical tourism effort has been green-lit for development in the suburb of Blacktown, with advocates suggesting the new zoo could inject millions …

 

The Race That Stops A Nation: The 2015 Emirates Melbourne Cup

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On Melbourne Cup Day, Australia’s institutions and inhabitants (human or otherwise) stop for an afternoon of fun and frivolity. The nationally celebrated cultural event is centred on a rich thoroughbred horserace, worth a staggering $6.2-million in prize money. This year’s …

 

The Royal Melbourne Show Returns In 2015!

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For local and international guests, the Royal Melbourne Show is an iconic and distinctive part of Victorian culture. The community event brings together the best in agricultural and urban life, offering visitors a range of unique old-world social events and …

 

Sydney’s 2015 Corroboree Festival Has Been Cancelled!

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Sydney’s 2015 Corroboree Festival has been cancelled, after it was revealed the event’s organisers were involved in a funding stoush with the Liberal Government. The indigenous cultural event entered an indefinite hiatus after Destination NSW, the State’s tourism and events …

 

International Visitor Survey: Australia’s Tourism Sector Is Booming!

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It seems the Australian tourism sector is experiencing something of a renaissance. According to the new International Visitor Survey, the industry has hit its highest point since the Sydney Olympic Games. The data revealed that more than $91-million is spent …

 

Victoria’s Twelve Apostles Site Afflicted By Waste Discharge Problems!

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Victoria’s iconic Twelve Apostles attracts massive tourist crowds, offering guests the chance to see some of the most unique and celebrated natural formations in the world. But recent criticisms of the site have centred on one critical problem: too much …

 

A Day-Long Degustation in Sydney

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A lifetime resident of Sydney, Rachel Borthwick uncovers some of the city’ s most underrated yet awe-inspiring places to have a day-long degustation. Sydney, with its culinary cultural enclaves and easy-to-navigate public transport system, affords locals the perfect opportunity to …

 

Surry Hills Festival: Stories, Love & Tales

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This September 26th, one of Sydney’s most creative suburbs will be hosting a music, arts and food festival to celebrate all there is to love about the area and showcase the wonderful talents that thrive there. An annual event, this …

 

Three Great Shopping Spots in Sydney That Are Not Located in a Shopping Centre

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For shopping in Sydney, you have the best of both worlds. Malls like Westfield Shopping Centre are plentiful and house numerous brand name retailers. Sydney’s CBD also has rows of shops along the well-known tourist locations of George Street and …

 

The Sydney Tea Festival 2015: A Big Cup Of Fun!

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This year’s Sydney Tea Festival is nearly here! For lovers of the flavoursome beverage, the 2015 festival is sure to delight and enthral. Participants can immerse themselves in the culture of tea, with taste-testing and buying options to suit every …

 

‘Indian Pacific’ Train Route Cutback By Operators!

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Australia’s lagging rail network has long baffled those in the tourism industry. Compared to Europe and China, Australia’s rail system is simply not fit for purpose. As a large nation encompassing a truly awe-inspiring landscape, one would assume that rail travel …

 

A Winters Escape Part 1: Sanctuary Point

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With some time off in the most recent school holidays, it was a perfect excuse to venture out of Sydney and take a break from the mad rush of life. The South Coast is an excellent winter holiday spot for warm nights …

 

A Winters Esacape, Part 2: A day trip in Huskisson

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Huskisson is a stunning small town located a mere 20 minute drive away from Sanctuary Point. The main street offers a picturesque view of Jervis Bay and a smattering of coffee shops, restaurants, and craft stores. I ventured to Huskisson early, …

 

Tourism Accommodation Australia Recommend ‘Home-Sharing’ Register

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Right now, as you read this article, millions of people are using the popular site ‘Airbnb’ to secure accommodation. The explosive rise in the number of users has led many within the traditional accommodation industry to complain about the lack …

 

Tourism Australia Snags ‘Noma’ For Barangaroo Opening… But At What Cost?

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Tourism Australia has recently been battling suggestions that the industry is in need of an overhaul, after a Bloomberg article criticised Australia’s tourism industry for outdated ‘Crocodile Dundee’-era hotels, less-than-ideal customer service and an inability to capitalise and compete with …