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Edition 427 | 01-Mar-2017

Korean Numbers to Cairns Boosted

Jin Air’s direct flights from South Korea to Cairns delivered a $9 million boost to Cairns & Great Barrier Reef with almost 6000 Korean visitors arriving between mid-December and early February.
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Edition 427 | 1-Mar-2017

Australian Deployment for Queen Elizabeth

Cunard has unveiled plans to base its popular liner Queen Elizabeth in Australia for a record two months, in a move which reflects growing demand for local cruises on the luxury cruise line’s ships. Read More  

Edition 427 | 01-Mar-2017

New Hotel For Cairns

Crystalbrook Collection, operating under the parent company G.A Group Australia, will build a new hotel after the combined acquisition of the Bellview Motel at 85-87 The Esplanade Cairns and Virginia House, the adjoining three-level office building at 68 Abbott Street.
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Edition 427 | 01-Mar-2017

Air NZ and Cathay Extend Alliance

Air New Zealand and Cathay Pacific have extended their strategic alliance partnership on services between New Zealand and Hong Kong for a further five years through until 2022. Read More  

Edition 427 | 1-Mar-2017

SA Tipped To Benefit From Ashes Test

South Australian Tourism operators are already preparing for the 2017 Ashes Test Match that will take place in Adelaide this December. Expected to be a mass visitation event, the industry is working together to benefit from the influx of visitors from the UK. Read More  

Edition 426 | 1-Feb-2017

Taking The Sunshine To Tropical Winters


Air New Zealand’s mobile app is proving a hit with customers, clocking up its one millionth user download this week. At the same time, the app’s popular coffee ordering function has just registered its two millionth coffee order. Read More  

Edition 426 | 1-Feb-2017

Taking The Sunshine To Tropical Winters

The Port Douglas and Daintree region will be showcased to more than 300 travel trade specialists this month as local tour operators converge on Europe for a whirlwind tour to promote the destination.
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Edition 426 | 1-Feb-2017

Smart Mice

The Asia-Pacific Incentives and Meetings Expo (AIME), is excited to announce that its upcoming 25th anniversary show will play host to Konduko, a new, innovative technology, which allows for an integrated and collaborative exhibition experience.
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Edition 425 | 12-Dec-2016

Walkabout South America 2017 S

Applications will close on Thursday, January 12 for seller attendance at Walkabout South America 2017. Read More  

Edition 424 | 01-Feb-2016

TNQ Scoops Major TripAdvisor Hotel Awards

Tropical North Queensland has scooped five of the top 25 hotels in TripAdvisor’s 2016 Travellers’ Choice Awards announced today.
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Edition 424 | 01-Feb-2016

25 Years Downunder for AccorHotels

It was July 1991 when Australia's largest hotel operator, AccorHotels opened Novotel Sydney Darling Harbour.
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Edition 424 | 01-Feb-2016

Peppers Arrives in Melbourne's CBD

Peppers Docklands has opened its doors this week, heralding the arrival of the Peppers name in the Melbourne CBD. Read More  

Edition 424 | 01-Feb-2016

Hemsworth Adds Star Power

Australian actor Chris Hemsworth cuts a dapper figure as the new global ambassador for Tourism Australia’s new campaign, which will focus on the country’s world-class aquatic and coastal experiences. Read More  

Edition 423 | 22-Jun-2015

ATE15 Underway

In the latest boost to Australia’s $31 billion inbound tourism sector, more than 700 leading international travel wholesalers and retailers are gathering in Melbourne this week for the 36th annual Australian Tourism Exchange (ATE). Read More  

Edition 423 | 22-Jun-2015

Aussie Specialist Program Revamped

Tourism Australia is revamping its award-winning Aussie Specialist Program (ASP), in a move aimed at giving travel sellers globally the knowledge and skills to better promote and sell Australia. Read More  

Edition 420 | 16-Apr-2015

New Zealand Tourism Rides High

Strong international visitation has been recognised as one of the leading drivers to position New Zealand’s tourism industry for future growth.
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Edition 420 | 16-Apr-2015

Qantas Changes Cockpit Rules

Following discussions with the Federal Government, regulators and industry, the Qantas Group will have two approved people in the cockpit at all times in-flight. Read More  

Edition 420 | 16-Apr-2015

Vail Resorts to acquire Perisher

Vail Resorts has acquired Perisher Ski Resort in New South Wales for A$176.6 million. Read More  

Edition 419 | 11-Feb-2015

Wealthy UK Holidaymakers Targeted

Tourism Australia has launched a campaign with airline partner Singapore Airlines in the UK to inspire older affluent UK holidaymakers who've not yet visited Down Under to choose Australia as their next long-haul destination.
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Edition 418 | 30-Jan-2015

Record Year As Visitor Arrivals Rise

New official figures show New Zealand’s tourism industry is making good progress towards its 2025 goal of contributing $41 billion a year to the economy, according to the Tourism Industry Association New Zealand (TIA).
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