Australia

  • Australia’s Queensland targets 1.2 million visitors from China

    Published on : Wednesday, July 31, 2019

    The Queensland government has launched a new initiative that it hopes will encourage Chinese tourists to visit the state’s “key attractions”. Tourism and Events Queensland has announced signing a Memorandum of Understanding with online travel, company Ctrip, with content from …

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  • Brisbane booming in incentive travel from China

    Published on : Tuesday, July 30, 2019

    Two Chinese businesses will reward 4,000 high-performing staff with a trip to Brisbane this year, proving the city’s growing appeal as a destination for incentive-based business events.   Liaoning Yiyontang Bio-technology will bring 1,500 staff to Brisbane in August while …

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  • Penguin Parade opens its new visitor center for guests

    Published on : Tuesday, July 30, 2019

    Phillip Island’s iconic Penguin Parade, one of Australia’s most popular tourist attractions, officially opened the doors to its breathtaking new visitor centre. Premier Daniel Andrews joined Minister for Environment, Energy and Climate Change Lily D’Ambrosio and local Member for Bass …

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  • Australians took 109 million overnight trips around the country and spent a record $75 billion

    Published on : Friday, July 19, 2019

    Australia’s spectacular tourism offerings continue to capture the hearts of locals, with more Aussies than ever choosing to holiday in their own backyard. The latest National Visitor Survey released today shows that for the year ending March 2019, Australians took …

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  • Melbourne: Formula 1 Australian Grand Prix expects to attract 80 million international tourists

    Published on : Friday, July 19, 2019

    Melbourne will host the Formula 1 Australian Grand Prix after F1 executives moved to lock in a two-year option on the iconic Albert Park circuit. The Minister for Tourism, Sport and Major Events Martin Pakula revealed that Melbourne spectacular would …

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  • Victoria Tourism supports 214,000 tourism jobs including 86,000 regionally

    Published on : Thursday, July 18, 2019

    The latest tourism figures released the value of Victoria’s visitor economy at $30 billion, supporting 214,000 jobs including 86,000 in regional Victoria.  While regional Victoria has some of Australia’s premier natural, cultural and food and wine attractions, private investment, visitation …

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  • Princess Cruises’ Pacific Princess returns to Australia

    Published on : Wednesday, July 10, 2019

    Princess Cruises has announced Pacific Princess’ 2020-2021 summer line-up in Australia, with the boutique ship offering cruisers a number of unique itineraries during its four-month deployment. Prior to arriving in Sydney, Pacific Princess will also sail on an additional 10-day …

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  • Brisbane becomes favourvite travel place for Americans

    Published on : Wednesday, July 10, 2019

    Brisbane is being lauded as a top place to travel for Americans during the northern summer as record numbers of U.S. visitors converge on the city.       AFAR said Brisbane had emerged from the shadows of its more …

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  • Tourism Victoria losing out international tourists due to wildfire

    Published on : Thursday, July 4, 2019

    Australia’s major tourism destination, Victoria could lose out on some international visitors if this year’s forest fire season is anything like 2018, says the head of Butchart Gardens.     Dave Cowen, chief executive at the island’s top tourist attraction, …

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  • Brisbane emerging as a city filled with business events

    Published on : Monday, July 1, 2019

    A US-headquartered paediatric health symposium has chosen Brisbane as its first-ever Asia Pacific host city, with 500 global experts to meet in March 2021.   The successful bid for the AG Bell Global Listening and Spoken Language Symposium was led …

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  • Australia’s Victoria improving its cities with great local facilities

    Published on : Wednesday, June 26, 2019

    The Andrews Labor Government is giving Victoria’s growing suburbs the support they need to build great local facilities.     Minister for Local Government Adem Somyurek and Member for Tarneit Sarah Connolly today visited Wyndham City Council to view the …

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  • Australia eyes new & emerging tourism markets

    Published on : Sunday, June 23, 2019

    From South and South East Asia, record numbers of tourists are creating strong growth in new and emerging markets, as per the recent International Visitor Survey released today.     Federal Minster for Tourism Simon Birmingham said the tourism industry …

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  • US$ 30.4 billion spent by international visitors in Australia

    Published on : Thursday, June 20, 2019

    According to a data released by the latest Tourism Research Australia visitor survey the number of international visitors to Australia was 8.5 million in the 12 months to March 2019 where China was the biggest source of visitors.     …

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  • Victoria welcomed 3.1 million international tourists till March this year

    Published on : Wednesday, June 19, 2019

    The tourism in Victoria is breaking records and increased by unprecedented growth in international visitors drawn to country and regional areas. Tourism Research Australia today reported that in the year to March, Victoria welcomed 3.1 million international tourists – up …

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  • Hilton Garden Inn Albany, first Hilton Garden Inn signing in Australia

    Published on : Tuesday, June 18, 2019

    Hilton Garden Inn Albany is the first Hilton Garden Inn signing in Australia. Under a management agreement with Foreshore Investments Albany Pty Ltd, Hilton will manage the new-build hotel upon completion in late 2020. It joins Hilton’s existing portfolio of …

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  • Victorian Councilors receiving grants to erase illegal graffiti from the city

    Published on : Monday, June 17, 2019

    Twenty councils around Victoria will receive grants of up to $30,000 to help stamp out illegal graffiti and keep Victorian public spaces safe and inviting thanks to the Andrews Labor Government.   Parliamentary Secretary for Crime Prevention Frank McGuire today …

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  • Carnival Cruise Australia welcomes 1million passengers

    Published on : Thursday, May 30, 2019

    Carnival Cruise Line Australia has welcomed one million passengers since the brand’s arrival six years ago. Many of the guests were past passengers wearing T-shirts with the slogan ‘I’m one in a million.’     CCL spokeswoman told that they …

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  • AIM Group International promotes World Routes 2020 at IMEX Frankfurt

    Published on : Tuesday, May 28, 2019

    AIM Group International, the event’s PCO appointed by SEA Milan Airports, promoted at IMEX Frankfurt the 26th World Routes Development Forum in 2020, the global meeting place for every airline, airport and aviation stakeholders, as well as tourism authorities worldwide. …

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  • Hawaiian Airlines promoting Hawaiian culture to Australians and New Zealanders

    Published on : Tuesday, May 21, 2019

    Hawaiian Airlines is promoting the culture of Hawaii attract Australians and New Zealanders to the islands. The ‘Return to Aloha’ campaign forms the first stage of a brand platform, to promote its unique hospitality and inspire people to visit the …

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  • Victoria’s popular event Amy’s Gran Fondo expects to attract more than 120,000 visitors

    Published on : Friday, May 17, 2019

    One of Victoria’s most popular cycling events, Amy’s Gran Fondo, will return to the Great Ocean Road with a new route, ride options and entertainment thanks to support from the Andrews Labor Government.   The Minister for Tourism, Sport and …

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