Australia

  • Yehudi Blacher appointed as a Monitor of the City of Whittlesea

    Published on : Friday, December 13, 2019

    The Andrews Labor Government has appointed a monitor to examine the governance and operations of City of Whittlesea. The Minister for Local Government Adem Somyurek today appointed Yehudi Blacher, following a request by the Chief Municipal Inspector to install a …

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  • Golf Tourism: Victoria receives $2.5 billion economic benefit from sport tourism

    Published on : Thursday, December 12, 2019

    The world’s top golfers will hit the fairways of Royal Melbourne Golf Club this morning as the city hosts the prestigious Presidents Cup teams competition for a record third time.   The Tiger Woods-led United States team takes on an …

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  • Victorian MICE event economy has soared to $2.5 billion a year

    Published on : Monday, December 9, 2019

    As the eyes of the sporting world turn to Melbourne, a new independent study on Victorian MICE economy has found that the value of major events to the Victorian economy has soared to $2.5 billion a year. The Eventful Year …

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  • Rapid change in climate likely to ‘destroy reef tourism’ in Australia

    Published on : Saturday, December 7, 2019

    According to a new study report, coral reef tourism in Australia maybe wiped out in case climate change is allowed to accelerate.   The study, commissioned by the High Level Panel for a Sustainable Ocean Economy, underscores the projected reef …

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  • NSW Fire updates: seven fresh emergency warnings issued

    Published on : Thursday, December 5, 2019

    Seven fresh emergency warnings have been issued for bushfires burning across NSW from the South Coast to the Queensland border as hot westerly winds continue to whip up more blazes.     The 230,000-hectare Gospers Mountain blaze on Sydney’s northwestern …

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  • Australia’s first underwater hotel is going to open on Great Barrier Reef

    Published on : Thursday, November 28, 2019

    The first underwater hotel in Australia is set to open on the Great Barrier Reef in the coming days, allowing visitors to immerse themselves in one of the world’s most spectacular natural environments.     Situated about 40 nautical miles …

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  • Koala population on decline in Australia due to bushfire crisis

    Published on : Tuesday, November 26, 2019

    Koala population is on the decline in Australia due to the bushfire crisis.     Experts are now claiming that Koalas are now on the verge of extinction while the marsupials have been under threat since a long time.   …

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  • Tourism Australia announced the launch of Virtual Travel Fair

    Published on : Tuesday, November 19, 2019

    ‘Virtual Travel Fair’ a bi-yearly travel sale has been announced by Tourism Australia  which allows the Indian travellers to get good deals on holidays to Australia.     This is the sixth versions and has taken the leading tourism attractions …

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  • Durban’s popular beach front gets R380m extension

    Published on : Friday, November 15, 2019

    The R380-million extension of Durban’s famous beachfront promenade by almost a kilometre – from u Shaka Marine World at the Point Waterfront to the entrance of SA’s busiest port – is anticipated to spark further investment in the area.   …

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  • Visit Victoria’s chief executive resigns

    Published on : Friday, November 15, 2019

    Peter Bingeman has given notice of his resignation as chief executive of Visit Victoria, the state’s primary tourism and business and major events company. Mr Bingeman has overseen Visit Victoria since its establishment in July 2016, supporting the Andrews Labor …

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  • Avani Hotels and Resorts expands in Australia

    Published on : Tuesday, November 12, 2019

    Avani Hotels continues its expansion plans in Australia with the opening of two new residence-style properties. Guests to the newly built Avani Melbourne Box Hill Residences and Avani Adelaide Residences can enjoy signature Avani hospitality while visiting the business and …

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  • Asiana is launching direct flights between Melbourne and Seoul

    Published on : Saturday, November 2, 2019

    Asiana Airlines is launching direct flights between Melbourne and Seoul in a move that will strengthen ties with a key trading partner and attract more tourists and investment to Victoria. Asiana will launch a seasonal service from late December, with …

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  • Australia’s Uluru closed to climbers, huge crowds scrambled up for the final time

    Published on : Tuesday, October 29, 2019

    Uluru, the giant monolith will remain permanently off limits , it was once known to the visitors as Ayers Rock. In 2017, only 16% of visitors went up when the ban was announced, however the climb has been packed in …

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  • Cathay Pacific Airlines introduces the most advanced flight in Australia

    Published on : Monday, October 28, 2019

    Cathay Pacific Airlines has introduced a new plane, which is said to be one of the most advanced aircraft models in the world.   The Hong Kong-based carrier’s Airbus A350-1000, which touched down at 12 pm in Melbourne following its …

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  • Macao joins first Asia-Pacific Creative Cities Conference running in Australia

    Published on : Friday, October 25, 2019

    Macao is attending the first Asia-Pacific Creative Cities Conference, which is being held in Adelaide, Australia, from October 23 until 26. Organized as an initiative of the UNESCO Creative City of Music of Adelaide, the conference brought together government officials, …

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  • Wyndham Garden Suites to debut in Brisbane

    Published on : Wednesday, October 23, 2019

    Wyndham Garden Suites, one of the largest hotel franchisor with over 9,200 hotels in more than 80 countries, is all set to debut in Brisbane in Australia.   The hotel will be located in leafy Spring Hill, two kilometres from …

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  • Australia launches India focused tourism policy to attract record number of visitors

    Published on : Thursday, October 17, 2019

    Australia, which is hosting the ICC T20 World Cups, has unveiled its latest India centric tourism campaign. In the run up to the next major global event in cricket, Tourism Australia’s call to ‘Experience the game and beyond’ is targeted …

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  • Australia’s first-ever glass bridge inaugurated  

    Published on : Monday, October 14, 2019

    Australia’s first-ever glass bridge has been inaugurated at Cobbold Gorge in the Gulf Savannah region of north-west Queensland.       The gorge, which is on the private land, is around 900 metres long and in some places is only …

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  • Hervey Bay and Bluff accorded International Whale Heritage Site status

    Published on : Monday, October 14, 2019

    Hervey Bay and Bluff have been accorded the World Whale Heritage Site status. The World Cetacean Alliance awarded the accreditation to Australia’s Hervey Bay and South Africa’s Bluff in recognition of the responsible and sustainable whale watching practices in their …

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  • Melbourne Arena gets $15.4 million upgrade to boost sports tourism

    Published on : Thursday, October 3, 2019

    NBL is back big-time this year at Melbourne Arena with basketball fans the first to experience a new multimedia cube hanging above the court, additional scoreboards, and enhanced lighting at tonight’s season opener as part of the $15.4 million upgrade. …

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