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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.

World's biggest selfie campaign picks up three Cannes awards

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.

Koreans to view Australia 360

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.

Australia's top chefs cook brunch for world's best

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.

National Visitor Survey March 2016 data released

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.

Asia leads the way in strong visitor arrivals growth

Japanese visitors to Australia were up almost 50 per cent and Chinese visitors up almost a third in April compared to the same month in 2015 according to the latest Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) figures.

Chris Hemsworth provides inspiration to explore Australia

Millions of Chris Hemsworth fans on Instagram, Twitter and Facebook will be able to follow the actor and his family on a recent famil trip throughout Australia, as part of a Tourism Australia campaign to encourage more international travellers to book an Australian holiday.

Double-digit growth in international visitor spending Down Under

International visitor spending continues to register record growth reaching $38 billion for the 12 months to the end of March this year, up 17 per cent or $5.4 billion over the period according to the latest International Visitor Survey conducted by Tourism Research Australia.

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.