Australia

  • Thousands stranded in a cruise ship as standoff intensifies in Australia

    Published on : Thursday, April 2, 2020

    A cruise ship operator with six vessels stranded off Australia is calling on the nation to help evacuate thousands of its crew members as the coronavirus outbreak ravages the industry. Carnival Cruise said that it needs Australia’s help to bring …

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  • Northern Territory arrivals face $2,500 bill for coronavirus hotel quarantine

    Published on : Tuesday, March 31, 2020

    The Northern Territory will force interstate arrivals to quarantine in hotels for 14 days — with anyone arriving after Friday night required to pay the $2,500 bill themselves. This week, international arrivals across the country were ordered to spend two …

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  • Qatar Airways opens new route to Brisbane for the first time

    Published on : Friday, March 27, 2020

    The Doha-based carrier Qatar Airways has decided to open a new route that will operate flights to Brisbane. This will also be the first time the airline is operating flights to Brisbane. It would also increase services to Australia. The …

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  • Whittlesea City Council appointed its new administrator

    Published on : Saturday, March 21, 2020

    Whittlesea City Council has been dismissed and councillors replaced by an Interim Administrator to run the council. The Local Government (Whittlesea City Council) Bill 2020 received Royal Assent.   The Minister for Local Government Adem Somyurek has announced Lydia Wilson …

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  • Australian airlines offer credits for cancelled flights

    Published on : Wednesday, March 18, 2020

    The passengers can ask airlines for a credit for a cancelled flight but getting through to customer service will be a major challenge as Qantas Airlines and Jetstar Airlines cause chaos by grounding the majority of their international and domestic …

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  • Corona grapples Australia tourism

    Published on : Wednesday, March 18, 2020

    The plagued tourism industry of Australia is hemorrhaging almost $3 billion every month as visitors call off their vacations in the middle of the coronavirus outbreak.   Already losing billions because of devastating bushfires this year, tour operators, hotels and attractions are struggling tremendously …

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  • Australia to provide $1 billion support to tourism industry

    Published on : Thursday, March 12, 2020

    The federal government of Australia just announced to issue a $17.6 billion emergency package to boost the ailing economy of the country. Out of the total sum, $1 billion is allocated for the tourism industry. The tourism industry can spend …

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  • Australian Tourism industry in shambles due to bushfire and Covid-19

    Published on : Friday, March 6, 2020

    The Australian Tourism industry has taken double hit from the recent bushfires as well as the novel coronavirus outbreak. The number of International travellers decreased to a drastic level in light of both the dreadful events.     Phillipa Harrison, …

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  • New York’s Times Square to screen Sydney’s tourism hotspots

    Published on : Thursday, March 5, 2020

    In a bid to promote Sydney as a world-class holiday destination, Sydney’s greatest icons including the Sydney Harbour Bridge, Sydney Opera House and Bondi Beach will light up 18 storeys of screens in New York’s Times Square for the next …

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  • To help the ailing sector, Queenslanders are being requested to vacation at home

    Published on : Tuesday, March 3, 2020

    The Queensland government is requesting everyone to support them in giving the local tourism an encouraging stimulus by vacationing locally, with the sector taking a hit from the coronavirus.   The federal government has incorporated bans on travel for anyone …

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  • Qld tourism gets $ 1 bn bonanza to revamp the ailing sector

    Published on : Tuesday, March 3, 2020

    $1 billion Easter extravaganza is all prepared to revive the tourism industry of Queensland.   As experts estimated over industry-wide losses in terms of corona virus threat, this huge funding is anticipated to perk up the ill tourism sector of the …

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  • Katy Perry backs bushfire recovery with a free concert

    Published on : Monday, March 2, 2020

    There are thousands of Victorians from bushfire-affected parts of the state and emergency service workers will get the chance to hear international superstar Katy Perry roar as part of a free concert to be held in Bright next week.   …

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  • New international events in Victoria will bring $23 million economic impact

    Published on : Monday, February 24, 2020

    The Andrews Labor Government in Victoria has successfully secured three international business events that will bring 4,000 delegates to Melbourne, filling 10,000 hotel room nights and delivering more than $23 million in economic impact. These new international events will boost …

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  • International campaign will help put Australia back on the travel list

    Published on : Monday, February 24, 2020

    Tourism Australia’s new pitch to win back international visitors is a welcome step in helping to drive new visitation following the setbacks experienced by tourism businesses across the nation as a result of January’s bushfires.   “This is the right …

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  • Australia’s cruise line to capitalize on Machine learning

    Published on : Friday, February 21, 2020

     Along the coast of Australia the cruise operators are increasingly offering bite-sized breaks for domestic travellers keen to explore the island continent.   GlobalData reveals that  cruising has become the quintessential modern holiday having an estimated 32 million passengers taking …

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  • Victoria launches $5 million tourism campaign to attract global tourists

    Published on : Wednesday, February 19, 2020

    The Andrews Labor Government today launched a major new interstate and international campaign backing Victorian tourism in the wake of the COVID-19 outbreak and recent bushfires. The Minister for Tourism, Sport and Major Events Martin Pakula announced that Visit Victoria …

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  • Casey City Council appointed its new Interim Administrator

    Published on : Wednesday, February 19, 2020

    Casey City Council has been dismissed and councillors replaced by an Interim Administrator to run the council. The Local Government (Casey City Council) Bill 2020 received Royal Assent from Governor Linda Dessau. The Minister for Local Government Adem Somyurek has …

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  • Business events in Brisbane deliver $351 million boost

    Published on : Tuesday, February 18, 2020

    Australia’s Brisbane hosted more than 940 business events worth an estimated $351 million in economic impact in the 2018-19 financial year, recently released figures reveal. Lord Mayor Adrian Schrinner said the Queensland Business Events Survey showed the meetings, incentives, conference …

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  • Now, it’s time to look once again to Australia

    Published on : Tuesday, February 18, 2020

    It has recently been declared that Prince William and Kate are all set to explore Australia this summer. They will visit areas destroyed by the bushfires that left 33 people dead and over 2,000 homes demolished. And I say that …

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  • Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre partners with Australia to attract more Australian events

    Published on : Friday, February 14, 2020

    The Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre (the Centre) is looking to build on its long-standing connections and relationships with Australia to attract more Australia-based events to Malaysia during 2020. This initiative has been given particular emphasis by the Australian Government’s recent …

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