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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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 …

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‘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 …

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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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The Leura Gardens Festival 2015 Is Coming!

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The Blue Mountains is one of Australia’s most popular tourist destinations, with millions of visitors flocking to see the region’s many natural attractions and old-world town settings. For visitors, the Leura Gardens Festival offers an unparalleled insight into mountain garden …

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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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Great Barrier Reef Not Added To UNESCO’s World Heritage “In Danger” List!

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The UN conservation agency, UNESCO, has finally announced its recommendation that Australia’s Great Barrier Reef not be added the World Heritage “in danger” list. Inclusion on the list, which protects critically damaged world heritage locations, has been highly criticised 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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Get Ready For The Pyrmont Festival 2015!

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One of inner-city Sydney’s best events is the little known Pyrmont Festival. The showcase of regional food and art will take place over a whopping ten days! The event offers an introduction to the wonder of Australia’s regional food production, …

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‘Groovin the Moo’ Music Festival Inspires Tricky Accommodation Scam

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According to visitors attending the ‘Groovin the Moo’ music festival, several homes were falsely advertised as rental accommodation. Without the owners’ knowledge or permission, operators sought to defraud guests and cash in on the popular holiday destination. Local residents whose …

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