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Red Tape an issue in Australian Tourism development

Red Tape an issue in Australian Tourism development

The Realities of Remaining Competitive: speakers at the PATA Hub City Forum Sydney on 12 February addressed the issue of congestion at Sydney airport and the need for a new secondary airport to ease constraints. It was pointed out by aviation expert Peter Harbison that this issue was first raised by the government in January 1969 and was considered ‘urgent’ back then. As he quite rightly pointed out, “If it was ‘urgent’ then, the situation 44 years on is now ‘critical’.”

Tourism Australia to boost high-end travel options with Luxperience

Tourism Australia to boost high-end travel options with Luxperience

Tourism Australia has entered a wide-ranging agreement with Luxperience, the annual flagship travel trade event for luxury and experiential travel in the Australasia region. Within the agreement, Australia’s national tourism body will become a key supporter of Luxperience 2013 and will use it to promote unique travel experiences to a global market of buyers from the Americas, Asia, Middle East and Europe.

International arrivals to Australia in 2012 up 4.6% to 6.1m

International arrivals to Australia in 2012 up 4.6% to 6.1m

7 February 2013 Press Release Tourism News

Tourism Australia Managing Director Andrew McEvoy said that to achieve 6.1m international arrivals and annual growth of 4.6% was a very creditable performance, against the backdrop of a fiercely competitive global tourism marketplace, a persistently high dollar and economic stagnation in a number of Australia’s key traditional source markets.

Daydream Island Resort & Spa up for sale

Daydream Island Resort & Spa up for sale

23 November 2012 Hotel News

Daydream Island Resort & Spa is on the market, with a targeted marketing campaign underway to secure a buyer for the popular Whitsundays getaway. Vaughan Bullivant, who has owned the Queensland resort since 2000, said the time was right to look at the next phase of ownership for the property.

Singapore Airlines deepens ties to Australia

Singapore Airlines deepens ties to Australia

Singapore Airlines has signed agreements with six tourism organisations in Australia in line with its ongoing efforts to promote tourism to the country. The agreements are for a period of between two and four years, with the total investment for the current financial year amounting to more than A$5 million.

Tourism Australia launches new campaign in India

Tourism Australia launches new campaign in India

Tourism Australia, India has launched a new global promotional campaign, ‘There’s Nothing like Australia’ aimed at promoting Australia as a must-see destination with some of the world’s best tourism experiences. Australia has a wealth of assets, natural and man-made, that differentiate it from other destinations around the world.

Tourism Australia links with TripAdvisor for new campaign

Tourism Australia links with TripAdvisor for new campaign

TripAdvisor has announced a multi-market media partnership with Tourism Australia to inspire users to discover all that the country has to offer and assist them in making this the year they travel to the destination. The campaign is the first time TripAdvisor has featured a partner in its drop down menu and involves a unique integration pulling in content to create a fully functioning interactive Trip Planner.