Australian Stories - 11 December 2014

In the news this week - Federation Square and visitors illuminated for New Year's Eve, Sydney Comedy Festival unveils impressive first release line-up, Virgin Australia Melbourne Fashion Festival expands to nine days in 2015, Shangri-La Hotel Sydney has launched their new five star hotel club lounge and more.

Essentials 10 December 2014

Essentials this week… | Innovative Weibo campaign | US promo | @Australia on Instagram | TNLA Canada campaign | ‘Restaurant Australia’ in Singapore | Chinese tourist market | ILTM | and more…

'Restaurant Australia' invites the world to dinner

86 of the world's most influential and respected food and wine VIPs participated in an Australia-wide gastronomic tour and gala dinner aimed at whetting the appetite of international travellers. Here's a snapshot of what they did during their week spent exploring the best of Australia's food and wine experiences.

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.

Latest News

International visitor spending hits an all-time high

International visitors to Australia aged 15 years and over spent a record breaking $32.5 billion for the 12 months ending March 2015, up 10 per cent off the back of an 8 per cent increase in arrivals and 7 per cent growth in visitor nights.

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

Beachlifestyle 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.