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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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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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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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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‘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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The 2015 Adelaide Festival Is Finally Here!

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The Adelaide Festival is once again stunning crowds of locals and tourists. The 2015 Adelaide Festival kicked off last week, with a massive lights display drawing in a crowd of thousands. The huge outdoor party was a smashing success, proving …

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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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Weekly Travel News 21st January

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Insurance Firm Hacked, Policy Holders Not Informed Insurance firm, Aussie Travel Cover, is under fire after keeping a large-scale hacking quiet from policy holders for over a month. The hacking saw potentially hundreds of thousands of Australians’ personal information stolen …

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Weekly Travel News: AirAsia, Paris and Data Breaches

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Stay up to date with all the latest travel news from around Australia and the world over the past week: Divers Recover Airasia Cockpit Voice Recorder Indonesian divers on Tuesday retrieved the cockpit voice recorder from the crashed AirAsia flight QZ8501, …

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