2PM Wild Beat, a Korean reality variety show featuring popular K-pop stars 2PM, filmed 10 episodes Down Under earlier this month which are expected to be watched by millions on Korean television as well as online across Asia when they go to air early in 2017.
Sunday 20 November marked the 500 day countdown to the 2018 Commonwealth Games on Queensland’s Gold Coast (GC2018), celebrated with the unveiling of the Queen’s Baton and the announcement of the international route for the Queen’s Baton Relay.
Australia’s push to encourage more young international travellers Down Under and take advantage of the country’s Working Holiday Maker (WHM) program is gathering momentum, with industry and travel partners lining up to get involved in Tourism Australia’s new $10m global youth campaign.
The lucky 200,000th French recipient of an Australian working holiday visa, Marianne Ferrere, was awarded a return flight Down Under by the Australian Ambassador to France Stephen Brady and Tourism Australia’s Managing Director John O'Sullivan last week.
Tourism Australia announced a partnership with Singapore Airlines this week at World Travel Market, confirming the carrier will be the official European airline partner for Corroboree West, a six day training and mega familiarisation event for qualified Aussie Specialists which will take place on the Gold Coast in October 2017.
Tourism Australia has confirmed the appointment of Joe Yoshiyuki Nakazawa as its new Country Manager Japan, taking up the Tokyo-based role on 1 December 2016.
Tourism Australia has teamed up with China’s largest online travel agency, Ctrip, to launch a new portal, australia.ctrip.com, where Chinese travellers can access comprehensive destination information, get expert travel advice and book Australian experiences.
Tourism Australia has confirmed the appointment of Phillipa Harrison as its new Executive General Manager of International, where she will oversee a network of international offices spanning 12 countries and manage airline relationships and distribution channels.
Tourism Australia’s latest global campaign targeting the youth market was kicked off yesterday in Australia’s biggest market for working holiday maker travel, the UK, by the Hon Steven Ciobo, Australia’s Minister for Trade, Tourism and Investment.
Australia issues a rally cry to young Brits to live the Aussie lifestyle on a Working Holiday.
More than 3,000 aviation decision makers from around the world will gather in South Australia in 2019 for the world’s largest aviation trade event, the 25th annual World Routes Development Forum, providing a unique opportunity to showcase Australia to route planners.
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.
Tourism Australia and Air New Zealand have launched a new campaign promoting North American flight options to the airline’s Australian gateways.
The next edition of The World's 50 Best Restaurants awards will be hosted at the Royal Exhibition Building in Melbourne, Australia, on April 5, 2017.
Australia welcomed 7.99 million visitor arrivals for the year ending August 2016, an increase of 10.9 per cent or an extra 786,000 visitors relative to the previous year.
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.
Tourism Australia will receive an additional $10 million in funding for a global youth targeted advertising campaign as part of a range of measures announced today by the Government targeting working holiday makers.
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.
The touchdown of Singapore Airlines Flight 291 from Singapore into Canberra today is a game changer for Canberra’s visitor economy according to Ian Hill, VisitCanberra and Cultural Canberra Executive Director.
Tourism Australia has confirmed the appointment of UM Australia, a subsidiary of IPG Mediabrands Australia, to handle its global media planning and buying requirements, following a competitive global tender process.
Chefs Club by Food & Wine, a restaurant with locations in New York City and Aspen will host Australian young gun chefs, Clayton Wells, David Moyle and Victor Liong for a series of dinners September 26-28.
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.
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.
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 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.
Tourism Australia’s latest marketing campaign in Japan, focusing on Australia’s exceptional aquatic and coastal experiences, was launched to 180 special guests in Tokyo last night.
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.
A record 68 Australian tourism businesses attended the India Travel Mission 2016 (ITM16) in Chennai from 18 to 21 August.
Melbourne is the world’s most liveable city and Sydney is the world’s second friendliest destination according to two notable surveys published this week.
Tourism Australia released new research today on conference delegate behaviour that will assist Australia to deliver higher delegate numbers to association conferences held within the country.
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.
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).
The new three-year agreement involves a joint investment from Qantas and Tourism Australia to attract more international visitors to Australia, with a focus on the United States, Asia, the United Kingdom and Europe.
Tourism Australia has appointed Fairfax Media’s brand and content studio MADE and Sydney content agency Storyation to assist in a major project to evolve content on its australia.com website.
Strong growth in aviation projects, particularly new aircraft orders, has helped Australia’s tourism investment pipeline rocket to $59.8 billion (up $6.5 billion) for the year ending 2015.
The Aussie Specialist Team launched its first mega-training session in Beijing, welcoming more than 500 agents from over 60 travel agencies.
Tourism Australia has launched a digital aquatic-themed campaign targeting young French travellers.
A recent collaboration with celebrity Chef Ranveer Brar and Twitter resulted in a first-of-its-kind Twitter video series in India, showcasing Australia’s top food and wine experiences.
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.
Strong gains in international tourism will help Australia attain its Tourism 2020 growth target ($115 billion per year) for overnight visitor expenditure by the end of the decade.