The world is coming to the Sunshine Coast

Ironman event finishing line MooloolabaA new campaign promoting the Sunshine Coast as the major events capital of regional Australia was unveiled today by Visit Sunshine Coast and Sunshine Coast Council.

New Tourism Australia campaign to supercharge international tourism to Sunshine Coast

AN 83 wk5b Tourism Australia 3Visit Sunshine Coast believes that Tourism Australia's new campaign focusing on the country's aquatic and coastal attractions will provide even greater stimulus for the Sunshine Coast's international marketing efforts.

Record arrivals posted as Sunshine Coast approaches 50th anniversary

AN83 wk5 Sunshine CoastThe Sunshine Coast capped a stellar year with the announcement of a 19% increase in passenger numbers at Sunshine Coast Airport for December 2015.

Visit Sunshine Coast hires Rachel Meyer to tap into inbound growth markets

An83 wk5 visit SCVisit Sunshine Coast has appointed tourism sales and marketing professional Rachel Meyer as the group's international and domestic trade manager. She will start with the Regional Tourism Organisation in February, 2016.

‘Collaborative’ economy must be more about ‘contributing’ to the economy than ‘taking’, says TAA

colaborative economy1Tourism Accommodation Australia welcomed the NSW government's commitment to addressing the issues caused by the expansion of new so-called 'collaborative' economy, but called for urgent regulation of commercial short-term accommodation operators.

Visit USA’s Australia Annual Expos start next month

usa IMAGEVisit USA's annual expos this year will have over 55 USA-based tourist offices and suppliers join locally based operators to impart beneficial information through a marketplace format before and after a series of formal presentations.

Chris Hemsworth announced as new Tourism Australia global ambassador

AN83 wk4 chris hemsworthAustralian actor Chris Hemsworth has been announced as the global ambassador for Tourism Australia's new campaign, which will focus on the country's world-class aquatic and coastal experiences.

Australian tourism needs to focus on service standards to keep Chinese market in the ‘magic millions’ club, says TAA

AN83 wk3 tourismGrowing the Chinese inbound market to over one million visitors is a triumph for Australian tourism, says TAA chair Martin Ferguson, but the industry will need to be able to access higher-levels of skilled workers if Australia is to continue growing the market.

Australian tourism ends year on a high as dollar fall changes travel patterns

Dollarphotoclub 22942699 copyThe latest National Visitor Survey shows that the fall in the Australian dollar has led to a significant increase in domestic tourism.

Visa liberalisation can help fuel inbound growth and upgrade hotel

Visitor IncreaseTourism Accommodation Australia has said that the government's proactive actions to liberalise visas for tourists was having a profound impact on inbound travel to Australia – particularly from Asia.

Sunshine Coast launches new tourism era with new name and direction

1An 82 wk1b visit SCA new era has commenced for Sunshine Coast tourism, with the regional tourism organisation officially changing its identity to Visit Sunshine Coast.

'Bindi factor' and dollar to encourage future inbound growth for Sunshine Coast

AN 82 wk1b sunshine coastSunshine Coast continued its strong international growth, with the latest International Visitor Survey statistics showing 4.5% increase in overseas visitors (to 256,000) for the year ending September 2015.

Queenslanders back tourism

Jann StuckeyNew research has shown that Queensland communities recognise the importance of the growth of the Queensland tourism industry under the Newman government's DestinationQ strategy.

China reforms see visitors drop

Chinese TouristsInternational visitors to Australia grew 4.5 per cent in November, despite a fall in the number of arrivals from China following reforms to improve the experience for Chinese tourists, according to peak national industry body Tourism & Transport Forum.

Robb wants US-Australia co-operation

Andrew-Robb-Trade-MinisterTrade minister Andrew Robb has urged US tourism operators and investors to partner with Australia in tapping the extraordinary growth potential in tourism into Australia from Asia.

Tourism bodies fight to protect GBR

GreatBarrierReefFour Queensland peak tourism industry associations have expressed grave concerns to the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority over it's approval to dump 3.5 million cubic metres of port dredge from Abbot Point Coal Port into the waters of the world heritage listed Great Barrier Reef.

1814 B&B brought back to life

Chesleys InnAn historic building in Cornwall, Ontario in California is being brought back to life after falling on hard times. When Robert Prowse purchased Chesley's Inn it was in pretty rough shape.