Monday, 30 November 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.

Airport to be most beautiful in world

Brisbane AirportA redevelopment of Brisbane Airport's International Terminal will make it one of the most beautiful, unique and welcoming in the world, Brisbane Airport Corporation CEO and managing director Julieanne Alroe maintains.

Good news on arrivals

International Arrivals SignInternational visitors spent an extra $200 million in Queensland in the year to September, with a record number of Chinese visitors delivering the boost for the tourism industry.

ACT now VisitCanberra

Visit Canberra LogoAustralian Capital Tourism has changed its name to VisitCanberra.

Bliss celebrates two years of success

202-Tsm Spl-Bliss-1As Bliss Sanctuary for Women proudly celebrates its two-year anniversary this month, the creation and ongoing growth of this unique business model is a fascinating business success story.

Victoria Launches Drive for More Kiwi Tourists

AN36-1-Tsm Rep-MelbourneThe Victorian coalition government has launched the next phase of Tourism Victoria's Jigsaw campaign Play Melbourne in New Zealand, aimed at attracting even more New Zealand visitors to the exciting city of Melbourne.  

VICs in Frontline for Regional Tourism Drive

AN36-1-Tsm Rep-Gail_GagoRegional South Australian tourism is set to benefit from a three-year state government initiative designed to increase tourism expenditure by tapping into the potential of accredited visitor information centres.

UN’s GSTC recognises Ecotourism Australia

AN35 - 4 - Eco Tourism AustraliaEcotourism Australia has become one of 10 organisations worldwide that has been recognised by the United Nations sponsored Global Sustainable Tourism Council.

Semara Uluwatu Opens to new era in Indulgent Events

AN33-4-TSM INT-SemaraNew five star Bali property Semara Luxury Villa Resort Uluwatu has opened the doors on a new era in indulgent events, providing an idyllic cliff top haven for weddings, corporate functions, private celebrations and executive incentives.

Outrigger Takes Over Idyllic Phi Phi Island Village

AN33-4-TSM-Int-Outrigger Phi_Phi2Outrigger Hotels and Resorts will manage the idyllic Phi Phi Island Village Beach Resort and Spa as its third hotel property in Thailand.

TV program produces the goods for accommodation

Coxys Big BreakVictoria's most trusted television travel program, Coxy's Big Break has come to the aid of the nation's tourism industry

Regional Victoria hits UK TV screens

Great Ocean RoadThe Great Ocean Road is set to be at the forefront of destinations for UK holiday makers

Name change for Esperance RTO

EsperanceEsperance Regional Tourism Association has changed its name to reflect a single Esperance focus