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Chinese lead visitor growth in Tasmania as tourism figures hit more than 1 million

Chinese lead visitor growth in Tasmania as tourism figures hit more than 1 million | Australian Tourism Export Council | Scoop.it
TASMANIA’S record-breaking tourism growth has continued, with 1.06 million visitors to the state in the 12 months to June, the ­latest tourism figures show.
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Fat Duck Melbourne to open in February

Fat Duck Melbourne to open in February | Australian Tourism Export Council | Scoop.it

Earlier this year lauded British chef Heston Blumenthal announced that he would bring his award winning restaurant, The Fat Duck, to the renowned Crown Tower Resorts in the cultural hub of Southbank, Melbourne.


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Restaurant Australia doesn't focus solely on luxury market, Tourism Australia - Australian Hospitality Magazine

Restaurant Australia doesn't focus solely on luxury market, Tourism Australia - Australian Hospitality Magazine | Australian Tourism Export Council | Scoop.it
Restaurant Australia doesn't focus solely on luxury market, Tourism Australia Australian Hospitality Magazine Restaurant Australia doesn't focus solely on luxury market, Tourism Australia Managing director of Tourism Australia, John O'Sullivan, has...
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New Global Tourism Trends New tourist: Chinese and Russians traveling in ... - eTurboNews

New Global Tourism Trends New tourist: Chinese and Russians traveling in ... - eTurboNews | Australian Tourism Export Council | Scoop.it
New Global Tourism Trends New tourist: Chinese and Russians traveling in ...
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WASHINGTON, DC - With major shifts in wealth and economic influence worldwide come significant shifts in global tourism trends as well.
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Government digs in its heels on airport travel fares - WA today

Government digs in its heels on airport travel fares - WA today | Australian Tourism Export Council | Scoop.it
Government digs in its heels on airport travel fares WA today The eye-popping cost of a train fare to Sydney Airport is set to remain, despite a NSW parliamentary inquiry finding the high charge adds to road congestion and unfairly penalises...
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PATA chooses Albay as travel trade venue - Manila Standard Today

PATA chooses Albay as travel trade venue
Manila Standard Today
PATA executive director Martin Craigs, in his letter to Albay Gov.
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YHA celebrates 75 years in Australia

YHA celebrates 75 years in Australia | Australian Tourism Export Council | Scoop.it
On September 4, 2014, YHA marked 75 years since the youth hostel movement was established in Australia, having now grown into the nation’s largest budget accommodation network.

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Broome WA's top tourism town but operators frustrated

Broome WA's top tourism town but operators frustrated | Australian Tourism Export Council | Scoop.it
Broome has been named WA's top tourism well but all is not well with some operators frustrated by a lack of leadership in the local industry.
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Australian Tourism Research Reveals Why Tourism Businesses Need to Become Internet Savvy and Utilise Social Networking Sites

QUEENSLAND, Australia September 2014 – Only one third of Australian tourism businesses have websites optimised for search engines, according to Google’s ‘The 2013 Traveller’, even though 84 per cent of them are online.
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Australian domestic tourism spending hits record, but we're still keen on overseas

Australian domestic tourism spending hits record, but we're still keen on overseas "While the domestic tourism sector is the industry's bread (Australian domestic tourism spending hits record, but we're still keen on
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Convention centre success linked to Quay - Perth Now

Convention centre success linked to Quay - Perth Now | Australian Tourism Export Council | Scoop.it
Convention centre success linked to Quay
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“We're talking about growing the venue to meet future demands,” he said.
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Mayor hits back at marine park claims - West Coast Sentinel

Mayor hits back at marine park claims - West Coast Sentinel | Australian Tourism Export Council | Scoop.it
Mayor hits back at marine park claims
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It suggested the Ceduna community could look forward to substantial benefits as a result of South Australia's new marine sanctuaries, which are due to come into effect on October 1.
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EPA recommends WA government's shark cull plan not go ahead

EPA recommends WA government's shark cull plan not go ahead | Australian Tourism Export Council | Scoop.it
The West Australian government's plan to operate shark kill zones off WA beaches for the next three years has been rejected by the Environmental Protection Authority.
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ibis to land at Mackay Airport

ibis to land at Mackay Airport | Australian Tourism Export Council | Scoop.it

Accor is set to launch economy hotel brand ibis in Mackay following the signing of an agreement with North Queensland Airports/ Mackay Airport Pty Ltd, who will develop a new 152-room hotel at Mackay Airport.


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Sunshine capital gets taste of summer - The West Australian

Sunshine capital gets taste of summer - The West Australian | Australian Tourism Export Council | Scoop.it
The West Australian
Sunshine capital gets taste of summer
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But for WA tourism, locals travelling within the State are the biggest market, both in numbers and money spent.
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Australian tourism to piggy back on three major sporting events - Australian Times

Australian tourism to piggy back on three major sporting events - Australian Times | Australian Tourism Export Council | Scoop.it
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Australian tourism to piggy back on three major sporting events
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A marketing campaign specifically aimed at boosting tourism with the Asian market has started filming on the Australian Gold Coast.
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Statewide Zone Managers appointed to drive visitation across NSW - Destination NSW

NSW Deputy Premier and Minister for Tourism and Major Events Andrew Stoner today announced the appointment of Destination NSW Zone Managers to drive visitation across the State.
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ATEC calls on government to honour PMC pledge

ATEC calls on government to honour PMC pledge | Australian Tourism Export Council | Scoop.it
MICEBTN - MICE (meeting, incentive, conference, events) and BTN (business travel news) magazine (ATEC calls on government to honour PMC pledge http://t.co/cR7FSEUqry)...
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Australia's National Hotel Award Winners Unveiled by AHA

Australia's National Hotel Award Winners Unveiled by AHA | Australian Tourism Export Council | Scoop.it
Hospitality businesses were recognised across 39 different categories at the 2014 AHA National Awards for Excellence, which were held on 15 September.

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Bradley Woods's curator insight, September 16, 4:24 AM

AHA (WA) CEO, Bradley Woods said:  “We keep telling people that Western Australia’s tourism and hospitality offering is amongst the best in Australia. These awards are testament to that and there is certainly more to come.”


Crown Perth Metropol received two awards, Hotel of the Year – Accommodation Division and Best Redeveloped Hotel – Accommodation Division.

“These awards recognise Crown Perth’s significant contribution and investment in Western Australia’s tourism and hotel accommodation sector."

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Is Qld's tourism sector in trouble?

Is Qld's tourism sector in trouble? | Australian Tourism Export Council | Scoop.it
A new Australian Tourism Report shows that Qld's growth in tourism is lagging behind the rest of the states rising by only 1% in the last year. As one of the Newman Government four pillars are Qld (Is Qld's tourism sector in trouble?
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Australia’s International Tourism Industry (Current) - Australian Productivity Commission

Australia’s International Tourism Industry (Current) - Australian Productivity Commission | Australian Tourism Export Council | Scoop.it
The project is part of a suite of research papers initiated by the Commission on topics of significant national interest.
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'Super precinct' proposed west of Harbour Bridge - Sydney Morning Herald

'Super precinct' proposed west of Harbour Bridge - Sydney Morning Herald | Australian Tourism Export Council | Scoop.it
Sydney Morning Herald 'Super precinct' proposed west of Harbour Bridge Sydney Morning Herald The private sector groups leading the charge – the Committee for Sydney, the Transport and Tourism Forum, and the Sydney Business Chamber – will launch the...
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BBC World News signs partnership with PATA - Breaking Travel News

BBC World News signs partnership with PATA - Breaking Travel News | Australian Tourism Export Council | Scoop.it
BBC World News signs partnership with PATA
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The Pacific Asia Travel Association is has revealed BBC Global News, the owner and operator of BBC World News and bbc.com/news, as the new PATA Premier Media Partner.
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Strongest tourism boost this winter for tourism Victoria - Travelandtourworld.com

Strongest tourism boost this winter for tourism Victoria - Travelandtourworld.com | Australian Tourism Export Council | Scoop.it
Victoria’s alpine ski resorts have had the best snow season in a decade delivering an economic boost for regional Victoria, Minister for Environment and (RT @Eco_TourismNews: Strongest tourism boost this winter for tourism Victoria
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Tourism Australia partners with the Telegraph - Breaking Travel News

Tourism Australia partners with the Telegraph - Breaking Travel News | Australian Tourism Export Council | Scoop.it
Tourism Australia partners with the Telegraph
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Tourism Australia has partnered with the Telegraph Media Group to launch a free of charge destination app to help potential holidaymakers plan their own Australian adventures.
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