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Japan earthquake hits overseas markets globally

Japan earthquake hits overseas markets globally

16 March 2011 Tourism News

Nations around the world are bracing themselves for a large slump in tourism arrivals from Japan, following last week’s devastating earthquake. Touism chiefs in Queensland fear falling arrivals from Japan could further dent a region already struggling to recover from the devastating floods. And everywhere from Taiwan to India, destinations are already feeling the pinch.

Queensland launches AU$10 million tourism campaign

Queensland launches AU$10 million tourism campaign

16 March 2011 Press Release Tourism News Organisations & Operators

Queensland has launched a new AU$10 million global tourism marketing strategy, entitled “Nothing Beats Queensland”. Acting Prime Minister and Treasurer, Wayne Swan, and Queensland Premier Anna Bligh announced details of the campaign, which is intended to support the state’s AU$9.2 billion tourism industry in the wake of recent natural disasters.

Holiday ideas in Australia with ‘Sydnicity’

Holiday ideas in Australia with ‘Sydnicity’

14 September 2010 Tourism News

Tourism New South Wales has launched a new advertising campaign designed to encourage holidaymakers to dig beneath the surface of state capital Sydney. Entitled ‘Sydnicity’, the campaign seeks to illustrate what the city has to offer, beyond the iconic Sydney Harbour Bridge and Opera House.

Australia Among Countries Leading Global Hotel Rebound

Australia Among Countries Leading Global Hotel Rebound

11 August 2010 Press Release Hotel News

The Australian hotel industry has rebounded strongly from the global financial crisis having recorded one of the highest percentages of occupancy globally and one of the largest percentage increases in revenue per available room (revPAR) for the year to May 2010, according to Deloitte.

Environmentalists attack Queensland plans for new lodges

Environmentalists attack Queensland plans for new lodges

26 November 2009 Tourism News

The Australian government has unveiled plans to roll out a series of eco-accommodations in Queensland in a bid to boost the state’s tourism economy. However the plans have sparked criticism from environmental groups who argue that allowing tourism infrastructure into national parks was crossing the line.

Goalposts moved for professionals seeking immigration visas to live in Australia

Goalposts moved for professionals seeking immigration visas to live in Australia

19 October 2009 Press Release Tourism News

Less than two weeks ago, the Australian Department of Immigration and Citizenship quietly released an overhaul of its immigration and visa regulations via its official website. The changes involved a reorganisation of the priority processing of certain skill sectors and will have an immediate effect on anyone about to apply, or those who have already applied, for an Australian visa.