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Australia in sport tourism drive

Australia in sport tourism drive

15 April 2011 Focus

Australia has highlighted the power of sport tourism as integral to its tourism industry, led by events such as the Formula 1 Grand Prix. BTN takes a closer look at how the nation is harnessing sport to attract a global audience.

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.