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Queensland eases border controls and lifts coronavirus restrictions

After following months of coronavirus lockdown restrictions, Queensland finally lifted border closures and eased various restrictions on July 3.

  • Australians Urged To Holiday at Home to Boost Bushfire Recovery

    Published on : Wednesday, January 22, 2020

    AUSTRALIANS are being encouraged to throw their support behind Australia’s tourism industry in the wake of the devastating bushfires by holidaying in their own backyard. Tourism Australia’s Holiday Here This Year campaign launched today taps into the overwhelming goodwill and support for …

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  • Austrian hamlet of Hallstatt – victim of overtourism

    Published on : Tuesday, January 21, 2020

    With its frozen vistas and sparkling lakes, the Austrian hamlet of Hallstatt is known as a real-world inspiration for Disney’s hit musical Frozen.   But the 16th century settlement has witnessed unbearable levels of tourism, being flooded with selfie-taking tourists …

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  • Australia to pour $52 million into tourism recovery package

    Published on : Monday, January 20, 2020

    On Sunday, the Australian government announced a tourism recovery package of $52 million (A$76 million) to get tourists to return to the continent again as it acknowledges that cancellations have been plentiful while forward bookings are few.   While Tourism …

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  • Gain, Set, Match: Australian Open 2020 A Winner For Victoria

    Published on : Monday, January 20, 2020

    Tens of thousands of tennis fans will pour through the gates of Melbourne Park today as Victoria celebrates the start of the Australian Open – one of the most anticipated two weeks in world sport.   The Open will be …

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  • Tourism welcomes recovery funds to keep industry strong

    Published on : Sunday, January 19, 2020

    The Australian Tourism Export Council (ATEC) today welcomed the Government’s announcement of a $76 million industry specific bushfire recovery fund. “Today’s announcement of the Governments Rebuilding Australian Tourism package will be welcomed by tourism businesses across Australia,” ATEC Managing Director …

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  • Australian tourism suffers major setback due to bushfires

    Published on : Saturday, January 18, 2020

    The number of travelers booking visits to Australia has declined 10-20 per cent following the bushfires and the slump will cost Australian economy an estimated 4.5 billion Australian dollars (USD 3 billion) this year, said the Australian Tourism Export Council …

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  • Australian hotels hit by weaker growth in tourism

    Published on : Tuesday, January 14, 2020

    Hotel owners as well as operators can be pardoned for having expectations that are self-effacing for the accommodation sector this year, after a flood of recent openings and weaker than expected growth in the number of international visitors strike the …

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  • Australia in deadly fire but the PM insists on tourism!

    Published on : Thursday, January 9, 2020

    Scott Morrison, the Australian Prime Minister has requested foreign tourists not to get discouraged by destructive wildfires that have razed expansive swathes and sent smoke to South America as well, even as authorities expressed their worries about renewed dangers lying …

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  • Bush fires turn Australian beach haven into ghost town

    Published on : Wednesday, January 8, 2020

    Usually in January, tourists would be jostling for space on the bright white sands of Australia’s Hyams Beach. But not this time! Raging bushfires across south-western Australia are taking a huge toll on tourism, reducing some resorts to ghost towns …

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  • Tourism Australia’s $15 million campaign encouraging UK visitors paused due to recent bushfires

    Published on : Tuesday, January 7, 2020

    Tourism Australia’s $15 million campaign for encouraging UK visitors has been paused with the recent bushfires continuing to ravage the country’s east coast. Hence, the campaign was well-intentioned but poorly-timed.   “In light of the current situation in Australia, we have reduced …

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  • New South Wales tourism officials declare weeklong state of emergency over bushfires

    Published on : Saturday, January 4, 2020

    New South Wales tourism officials declared a weeklong state of emergency from yesterday morning in the wake of bushfires devastating the region. At least 18 people have been killed since the fires started in November.   The worst conditions are expected on …

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  • New campaign encourages Swiss travellers to visit Western Australia

    Published on : Friday, January 3, 2020

    A new campaign to attract visitors from Switzerland will hold as its centrepiece the message that it provides unique opportunity for visitors to create their own adventure and explore Western Australia by road   ‘Australia’s Wilde Side’ is a partnership …

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  • Australia once again bracing for extreme fire conditions this weekend

    Published on : Friday, January 3, 2020

    Amid warnings that conditions could significantly deteriorate over the weekend, widespread evacuations are being carried out as Australia is once again bracing for extreme fire conditions on Friday, Bernama News reported.   “Fire dangers on Saturday will reach severe to extreme …

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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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  • In 2019, Austria tourism industry recorded a historic high number of tourist overnight stays

    Published on : Friday, December 6, 2019

    In 2019, the tourism industry of Austria recorded a historic high number of tourist overnight stays, explained a report published on Wednesday by the Austrian Institute of Economic Research (WIFO).   This year, tourist overnight stays came to a total …

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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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  • Bushfire cuts off NSW towns as 90km/h wind gusts forecasts

    Published on : Monday, December 2, 2019

    The bushfire is likely to take more areas into its grip due to strong westerly winds with gusts of up to 90 km/h in parts.     A severe warning for damaging winds is in place for people in the …

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  • NSW bushfire comes closer to Air Force weapons range

    Published on : Saturday, November 30, 2019

    One NSW bushfire has jumped a containment line as firefighters struggle to contain around 150 blazes statewide.     The Interloop Trail fire in Port Stephens is being continuously monitored by the firefighters after northwesterly winds helped it breach a …

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  • Too late to contain the fire in Tallaganda National Park

    Published on : Friday, November 29, 2019

    That it is too late to contain the fire in Tallaganda National Park has been communicated by the Rural Fire Service Headquarter people. As per the latest updates of the New South Wales bushfires, fire level has reached to an …

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  • World’s largest tram network closes down

    Published on : Thursday, November 28, 2019

    The world’s largest tram network in Melbourne was shut down on Thursday due to tram driver’ strike, who went on to protest demanding pay hike and change in work schedules.     Thousands of people, who rely on the tram …

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