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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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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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that the industry is in need of an overhaul, after a Bloomberg article criticised Australia’s tourism industry for outdated ‘Crocodile Dundee’-era hotels, less-than-ideal customer service and an inability to capitalise and compete with …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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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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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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Broken Hill Officially Added To Australian National Heritage List!

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In truly historic cultural news, Broken Hill is set to become the first Australian city to be added (in its entirety) to the Australian National Heritage List. After more than ten years of active lobbying on the part of citizens …

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Survivor Guilt

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On the 21st of January 1985 George Lamson Jr and his father boarded Galaxy Airline flight 203. They were scheduled for a short flight, from Reno, Nevada to Minneapolis. As soon as they found their seats they settled in. George …

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The Australian Regional Tourism Convention Rolls Into Town!

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The Australian Regional Tourism Convention is once again taking place. This year, the four day event is being held in Port Stephens, located in New South Wales. The idyllic seaside town will host tourism bigwigs from all around the nation. …

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The Sydney Opera House Receives A Getty Foundation Grant!

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In good news for the city’s architectural heritage, The Sydney Opera House has today been awarded a $200,000 grant by the Getty Foundation! The charitable donation will allow for study and research which will assist in the long term prospects …

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The Fight For The Great Barrier Reef!

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Earlier this week, an Australian tourism icon was saved from a disastrous future. The Great Barrier Reef, internationally renowned as a hot-spot for underwater life, was at risk of being used as a dumping site for dredged materials. The impact …

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Have You Thought About… Brisbane?

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For visitors to the Great Southern Land, the prospect of travelling across our vast continent can be daunting. Where do you start, and what are the highlights? Most people will have time restrictions, so it’s worth making some hard decisions …

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The Five Best Tourist Sites in Melbourne!

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If you’ve never been to Melbourne before, the idea of visiting the city can be daunting. There are so many wonderful things to see and do that it can be difficult to make the right choices. Well never fear, because …

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Australia’s Top Five Getaways For Lovers Of Wine!

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Australia has a huge wine industry, one that’s seriously challenging this country’s preference for beer. There has been a major explosion in the diversity and range of Australian wine-making and our international reputation has been on the rise too. Accordingly, …

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