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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
Tourism Australia has launched a digital aquatic-themed campaign targeting young French travellers.
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.
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.
The Aussie Specialist Team launched its first mega-training session in Beijing, welcoming more than 500 agents from over 60 travel agencies.
Global tourism and destination industry news site Skift, has named Tourism Australia’s Australia.com as one of the 25 best tourism websites in the world.
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.
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.
A Singapore broadcast series, in partnership with Tourism Australia and Tourism Western Australia, has attracted over 800,000 weekly viewers.
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.
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.
Tourism Australia, in partnership with State and Territory Tourism Organisations, have announced the dates for the fifth annual Australia Tourism Summit and Australia Marketplace for 2017.
A program offered to Bachelor of Commerce students at the University of Melbourne has selected four students to spend two weeks at Tourism Australia in Seoul.
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 welcomed 542,000 international visitor arrivals during May, an increase of 11.4 per cent, and the fifth consecutive month of double-digit growth in international visitor arrivals this year.
Tourism Australia and Air New Zealand have deepened their commercial relationship, signing a new marketing agreement aimed at promoting Australian tourism within key markets served by New Zealand’s long haul carrier.
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.
Tourism Australia in partnership with Tourism and Events Queensland has entered a new deal with Korean airline Jin Air in Seoul today to secure a new seasonal service to Cairns.
One of Tourism Australia’s most innovative recent tourism campaigns has received international recognition at this year’s prestigious Cannes Lions Advertising Awards. Tourism Australia picked up three awards for its GIGA Selfie promotion, which involved the world’s largest selfie service being offered to travellers in two of the country’s most popular and iconic destinations.
Following the announcement that Melbourne will be hosting the World's 50 Best Restaurants awards in 2017, the global media have responded.
Tourism Australia has partnered with Korea’s leading telecommunications service provider KT, to launch a new 360 digital campaign, forecast to reach over 10 million Koreans.
Tourism Australia and global online travel agency Expedia have launched a major new digital advertising campaign enticing consumers in the United States and the United Kingdom to visit Australia.
Figures released today by Tourism Research Australia(TRA), reveal a continuation of strong growth in domestic travel, with overnight expenditure up five per cent to $58.3 billion for the March 2016 year end.
To celebrate Australia’s hosting of the 2017 edition of the World’s 50 Best Restaurant awards, Tourism Australia flew four of the country’s top chefs to New York to provide a taste of what the world’s finest chefs and food and wine media can expect when they come to Australia next year.