Filming Begins On New Tourism Campaign Focused On Beaches And Coastal Areas.

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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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Is Australia Losing The Chinese Tourism ‘Arms Race’?

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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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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, …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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Tourism Research Australia Reveal Upswing In Aussie Tourism!

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More than six and a half million visitors have flocked to Australia’s golden shores and sunny cities in the last year, proving our domestic tourism industry is making a comeback. According to Tourism Research Australia, this year Australian tourism received an eight …

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Four Festivals For The Second Half Of 2015!

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Australia is a culturally diverse country, brimming with an array of wondrous sights and activities. But there’s no better way to get a unique insight into Australian culture than to attend one of our many fascinating festivals. Boasting everything from scrumptious delicacies to …

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NAIDOC Week 2015 Comes To An Australian City Near You!

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NAIDOC Week 2015 is nearly here, with people all across the country preparing themselves for a week of Indigenous themed festivities and cultural events. No matter where you are in Australia, NAIDOC Week is a unique celebration worth exploring and …

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Australia’s Iconic ‘Dry Stone Walls’ To Be Heritage Listed?

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For those familiar with traveling through rural Australia, the dry stone wall is synonymous with frontier living. The hand-made walls, which were often constructed without the use of mortar, are frequently found on private properties and are a testament to …

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Trundle’s ABBA Festival Draws A Huge Crowd In 2015!

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The ABC’s Landline program offers viewers fascinating insights into rural life and culture in Australia. This week, the program reported on the positive impacts of a festival on a small NSW country town. Trundle, a tiny town with a population …

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Tasmanian Whisky Up There With the World’s Best!

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Whisky (or Whiskey) has become a staple of Scottish history and is one of the country’s most heavily consumed alcoholic beverage. Whisky gained worldwide popularity after the 15th century, although the first records of whisky distillation have been found in archaeological digs …

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Frank Gehry Comes To Sydney To Open New UTS Building!

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Internationally renowned architect Frank Gehry was in Sydney this week, opening his new University of Technology Sydney (UTS) business school building. The brave design has made the most of an impressive space and it will no doubt become something of …

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Travel News 12th February

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This week in travel – robots staffing hotels, virtual technology changes the game of tourism, flights available for auction and much more. Read on for all the latest travel news around Australia and the world! World’s First Hotel Staffed by …

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Travel News 6th February

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Skyscanner Reveals Cheapest Time to Book and Travel Travel search site Skyscanner has searched through three years of booking data based on 250 million flights to gain helpful insights into the cheapest booking tips for travellers. They discovered that the best …

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Weekly Travel News 28th January

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Here is all the latest travel news and updates from Australia and around the world. Qantas Scraps Fuel Surcharges but Flight Prices Still Increase Qantas has announced it will scrap fuel surcharges to match falling oil prices, but admits that …

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