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Australia on the menu for global gastronomes

Australia will once again be the focus of attention for international foodies next April when the 2017 list of The World’s 50 Best Restaurants is revealed in Melbourne’s historic Royal Exhibition Building.

Adventurous Australian travel experiences on show

Tourism Australia was a sponsor of the Adventure Travel Trade Association's Adventure Travel World Summit in Alaska last week, a gathering of 850 adventure tour operators, buyers, agents and media from around the world.

Gold Coast to host Aussie Specialists at Corroboree West 2017

Over 300 frontline travel sellers from the USA, Canada, Brazil, the UK, Germany, France and Italy will travel to Queensland’s sunny Gold Coast in October 2017 for Corroboree West, a six-day specialised training event for qualified Aussie Specialists.

Enrich Hearts Australia campaign launches in Malaysia

Tourism Australia has teamed up with Malaysia Airlines’ loyalty programme on a two week campaign offering Enrich Miles redemption discounts of up to 60 per cent to all of the carrier's Australian destinations.

International visitation continues to soar

Australia welcomed 716,000 international visitor arrivals during July, an increase of 14.1 per cent, and the seventh consecutive month of double-digit growth in international visitor arrivals this year.

Corrobboree Asia underway in WA

Tourism Australia’s inaugural Corroboree Asia event is underway in Perth this week with 300 Aussie Specialist travel agents from across Asia meeting with over 180 delegates from 114 quality Australian tourism businesses.

Itineraries to showcase premium experiences

Great Golf Courses of Australia, Great Walks of Australia, Luxury Lodges of Australia and Ultimate Winery Experiences Australia have collaborated to develop a suite of 13 itineraries that bring together some of Australia’s most aspirational holiday experiences.

Tourism industry out-performing broader Australian economy

Tourism grew three times faster than the broader Australian economy and international visitors spent a record $38.1 billion over the year to June 2016, according to Tourism Research Australia’s latest International Visitor Survey.

Top marks for ATE16 on Gold Coast

A near perfect 99 per cent of international buyers and Australian sellers expressed their satisfaction with the 2016 Australian Tourism Exchange held on Queensland’s Gold Coast in May.

International arrivals at highest level since 2005

Australia welcomed 555,800 international visitor arrivals during June 2016, an increase of 13.7 per cent relative to the same period of the previous year, according to the latest statistics released by the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS).

Latinos Down Under Roadshow

Tourism Australia has continued its trade education in Brazil, while expanding efforts into more of Latin America as a sponsor of the Latinos Down Under Roadshow.

Indian visitors hit new record

Signifying Australia’s growing popularity among Indian travellers, the Australian High Commission in New Delhi has granted a record 150,000 visitor visas during 2015-16.

Federal tourism ministerial changes

Tourism Australia welcomes the reappointment of The Hon Steven Ciobo MP as the Minister representing the tourism sector in the federal cabinet. Minister Ciobo retains his portfolio with the new title: Minister for Trade, Tourism and Investment.

New video collection showcases Aboriginal Tourism

Tourism Australia has released new video content showcasing Aboriginal tourism experiences and behind-the-scenes footage of Tourism Australia’s film Aboriginal Australia: Our Country is Waiting for You, to coincide with NAIDOC (National Aborigines and Islanders Day Observance Committee) Week 2016.

Australia's business events on show in New Zealand

Around 100 leading New Zealand business event planners and corporate clients gathered in Auckland on 29 June for a special event to learn more about Australia’s capabilities as a business events and incentive travel destination.