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More than 2,300 travel industry delegates arrive on the Gold Coast

For the first time in its 37 year history, Tourism Australia’s annual business-to-business event for building future tourism opportunities for Australia - the Australian Tourism Exchange (ATE) – takes place on the Gold Coast this week, bringing together more than 2,300 travel industry delegates from more than 30 countries.

Tourism Australia releases new market and consumer profiles

The updated market profiles released today highlight market performance, the aviation landscape, planning and booking information sources and distribution for each of Tourism Australia’s target markets. In addition Tourism Australia has published in-depth consumer profiles for each market, giving more detailed insight into the most important factors for travellers when selecting a holiday destination.

Double digit growth for international visitors in March

Australia welcomed 754,600 visitor arrivals during March 2016, an increase of 11.6 per cent relative to the same period of the previous year, according to the latest statistics released by the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS).

Winners of Taste of Australia in Japan announced

The winners of the recent Taste of Australia promotion - organised by Austrade to showcase the quality, taste, safety and counter-seasonal advantages of Australian food and beverages - were announced last week.

New tourism campaign launched as part of Australia Week in China

Tourism Australia’s latest marketing campaign launched in spectacular fashion in China this week, supported by a sophisticated web site optimised for the country’s millions of mobile phone users, as part of Australia’s largest ever trade delegation to China.

Strong growth continues for visitors Down Under

Australia welcomed 796,700 international visitors during February 2016, an increase of just over 10 per cent compared to the previous year, as the country continues to see strong results from its long term ‘Tourism 2020’ strategy.

International tourism opportunities investigated at Destination Australia

Hundreds of delegates from Australia’s leading tourism businesses attending the Destination Australia and China Uncovered conference last week heard first hand from experts about what to expect from international tourism to Australia and innovative ideas on how to make the most of the opportunity.

Routes Asia 2018 to land Down Under

More than 1000 airline, airport and tourism delegates from 100 countries will gather in Brisbane in March 2018 for Asia’s leading aviation route development forum.

Corroboree Asia 2016 to be held in Perth

Western Australia has won the right to host one of Australia's biggest tourism industry trade shows. The event will provide more than 100 Australian tourism operators a forum to train qualified Aussie Specialist agents and strengthen their product knowledge over three days of workshop appointments.

Strong consumer and trade response to new Australia campaign

Tourism Australia’s latest iteration of its global ‘There’s Nothing Like Australia’ campaign, focusing on Australia’s stunning aquatic and coastal experiences, has generated significant interest from international travellers as well as strong support from Australian tourism businesses and international trade.

Australia makes a splash in the USA and Canada

Tourism Australia has launched a major campaign in the USA and Canada to promote Australia’s aquatic and coastal offering, featuring the new coastal and aquatic campaign which launched in New York on Australia Day.

Luxury Walkabout meets Brazil top travel sellers and media

More than 100 of Brazil’s top luxury agents and industry partners and 35 media were treated to a week-long Walkabout Brazil Roadshow to showcase Tourism Australia’s new coastal and aquatic campaign and meet 10 luxury suppliers.

Noma Australia unveils menu

Noma Australia at Barangaroo, Sydney yesterday unveiled the menu for the sold-out ten-week residency. The restaurant, a partnership between Noma, Tourism Australia and Lendlease, showcases some of Australia’s best and most interesting produce with a strong focus on coastal ingredients.

New campaign showcases Australia's aquatic and coastal experiences

Tourism Australia launched its new $40 million multi-platform global marketing campaign, which highlights the country’s world-class aquatic and coastal experiences, at an event in New York on Australia Day eve attended by Australia’s Minister for Foreign Affairs the Hon. Julie Bishop.