Australia Tourism News
Tourism Australia response to recommencement of Qantas operations
Tourism Australia Managing Director Andrew McEvoy welcomed the decision by Fair Work Australia (FWA) to terminate all industrial action and allow Qantas to resume international and domestic operations.
Tourism Australia and Jetstar launch new agreement to boost visits from Asia
Tourism Australia has signed a $10 million marketing deal with Jetstar aimed at boosting Japanese inbound tourism and further expanding brand Australia’s presence in Asia Pacific. The three year agreement runs to mid 2014 and will see Tourism Australia and Jetstar each contribute at least $1.6 million per year on joint marketing activities.
Diver killed in suspected shark attack
A diver has been killed in a suspected shark attack in Rottnest Island off the coast of Western Australia.
WTTC: Australia’s carbon tax is a cost burden on struggling industry
Speaking at the Australian Tourism Directions Conference in Canberra, David Scowsill, President and CEO of the World Travel&Tourism Council (WTTC) recognized Australia’s commitment to the promotion of travel and tourism, but attacked the carbon tax announced by the government.
Tourism Australia appoints Ketchum Inc. for PR services in the Americas
Tourism Australia has appointed Ketchum Inc to manage public relations activities in the United States, Canada and Latin America for the next three years.
Brandman Agency named US PR agency for Gold Coast Tourism
The Brandman Agency is pleased to announce Gold Coast Tourism as the newest addition to its travel and lifestyle portfolio.
Tourism Victoria launches interactive training programme
Tourism Victoria has launched Road Trip Victoria, an exciting new online training programme and incentive that allows agents to improve their knowledge of the Australian state online in a fun and original way. Through a YouTube video, Road Trip Victoria follows local Tourism Victoria representatives in a bright red Mini Cooper visiting the state’s best and newest experiences.
Nothing Like Australia links up with TripAdvisor
Visitors to Tourism Australia’s award-winning website can now benefit from travel reviews and other helpful user-generated content, thanks to a new partnership with TripAdvisor. Under the agreement, TripAdvisor content relating to key Australian tourist destinations is available on Nothing Like Australia, with the content powered by the Australian Data Warehouse (ATDW).
Ningaloo Coast gets World Heritage listing
Ningaloo Reef has gained an impressive reputation as one of Earth’s last ocean paradises.
Tourism Australia targets youth with new advocacy campaign
Tourism Australia has launched a major advocacy campaign aimed at inspiring young people in the UK and other popular backpacking markets around the world to holiday Down Under.
Etihad eyes $12bn Australian aviation market
Peter Baumgartner, Chief Commercial Officer, Etihad Airways, will reveal Etihad’s plans to gain a greater share of Australia’s $12 billion aviation market during a keynote address at the Aviation Outlook Australia Pacific 2011.
Sydney Airport board appoints Kerrie Mather as MD
The Board of Sydney Airport Corporation Limited (SACL) today announced Ms Kerrie Mather has been appointed as Managing Director (MD) and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Sydney Airport, effective 1 July 2011. Ms Mather will continue as CEO of MAp which holds a 74% interest in Sydney Airport.