Australian Stories - 30 October 2014

In the news this week, Melbourne Cup Carnival begins, MOFO 2015 lineup announced, Sydney Festival returns, Pop to popism, Cicada Lodge Chef’s Table and more.

Essentials 29 October 2014

Essentials this week… | TA and VA expand deal | State of the Industry 2014 | Japan campaign | Hong Kong award | ATE15 | AMI award | United Airlines launch | Industry briefings | Match Australia program | and more…

Aboriginal Tourism News - October 2014

Articles in this edition include: New Indigenous Film Project, thl partners with ITCP, Indigenous Tourism Champions Program Update, Marketing the Champions to Trade and more.



Australian tourism open for investment

This updated video showcases the tourism investment opportunity in Australia and the state of play from government, private and investor perspectives.

Working with Tourism Australia

Tourism Australia has published a series of short videos on the many ways tourism businesses can connect with the agency to benefit from its campaign activity, research, market data and more. The videos complement the more detailed 'Working with Tourism Australia' booklet.

Restaurant Australia

In response to the growing demand globally for food and wine as part of the travel experience Tourism Australia has evolved our ‘There’s nothing like Australia’ campaign to put the spotlight on Australia’s finest array of produce served in the most stunning locations in the world. Find out more.

Latest News

Tourism Australia announces Lisa Ronson as new CMO

Tourism Australia has today confirmed that Lisa Ronson will be joining Australia's national tourism organisation as its new Chief Marketing Officer She replaces Nick Baker who recently announced he will be leaving Tourism Australia to pursue new opportunities early next year.

Story Ideas

Great Barrier Reef

Great Barrier Reef

Considered one of the wonders of the natural world, the Great Barrier Reef is a rich tapestry of coral reefs, islands and cays, which stretches for more than 2,300 kilometres from Lady Elliot Island off Bundaberg to beyond Cape York at the tip of north-eastern Australia.

Beaches and coastal


Whoever said 'Life's a beach' must have been referring to Australia. We gravitate to the coast any chance we get, it's part of our love of the great outdoors and our laid back lifestyle.

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Aboriginal Australia

The world’s most ancient living culture, Australia’s Indigenous people, have a continuous history spanning at least 50,000 years.

About Australia

Australia is a unique and diverse country in every way - in culture, population, climate, geography and history.

Festivals and events

From major sporting events to regional festivals, the Australian events calendar is as colourful as it is varied.