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Tourism

Discovery Parks backs online distribution for caravan & camping

Discovery Parks, owner operator of holiday parks in Australia, has backed the growth of online distribution for caravan and camping products with a minority investment in online marketplace Outdoria and its wholly owned subsidiary Go See Australia. Both Outdoria and Go See Australia are powered by Marketplacer, a technology and business platform used globally by people and businesses that want to create successful online marketplaces. Outdoria aims to …

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Noosa Food & Wine Festival 2017

Thousands of foodies and wine fanatics from all over the country flocked to Noosa over the weekend to take in the much-anticipated Noosa Food and Wine Festival 2017 – and it didn’t disappoint. Over 10,000 visitors attended more than 70 events across the four-day festival, with many events sold out. A total of 45 visiting chefs from Australia’s best restaurants …

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The Sydney Opera House named Australia’s favourite landmark

TripAdvisor, the travel planning and booking site, has announced the Sydney Opera House as the winner of its 2017 Travellers’ Choice awards for Landmarks in Australia. Coming in second was the Sydney Harbour Bridge, followed by the Australian War Memorial in third. Award winners were determined using an algorithm that considered the quantity and quality of reviews and ratings for landmarks worldwide, gathered over a 12-month period. The …

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Allianz announces 2017 sponsorship with Vivid Sydney

Allianz has announced that it will be a key supporter of Vivid Sydney, one of the world’s largest festivals of light, music and ideas. From May 26 to June 17, Vivid Sydney will transform the city into an outdoor gallery featuring vibrant light projections and installations, a cutting-edge contemporary music program, and some of the world’s most important creative industry …

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Staybridge Suites launches new and ‘hugely different’ brand campaign

InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG), one of the world’s leading hotel companies, has announced the launch of the newest Staybridge Suites brand campaign, Hugely Different. Through the brand’s most extensive use of video assets to date, the multi-channel advertising campaign aims to show guests that Staybridge Suites is a different kind of hotel for a different kind of traveller. Though digital videos and radio …

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Blues on Broadbeach 2017 a roaring success

A huge turnout of festival goers were treated to free world class live entertainment across 20 diverse stages over the past four days at Blues on Broadbeach 2017. The event showcased a unique brand of festival – offering access to a wide variety of quality restaurants, accommodation, and all the facilities of the Broadbeach CBD. Patrons enjoyed accommodation ranging from …

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Strong visitor numbers spur NSW accommodation boom

The state government’s tourism and major events agency, Destination NSW has said growth in overnight visitation to NSW is stimulating an accommodation boom across the state. Destination NSW CEOSandra Chipchase said this week’s Australian Tourism Exchange (ATE) was a great opportunity to showcase both new and refurbished hotels. “According to the International and National Visitor Surveys for the year ending …

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Hunter Valley Wine & Food Festival brings travellers to the region

Throughout May and June, accommodation and tourism in the Hunter Valley region of New South Wales comes alive thanks to the Hunter Valley Wine and Food Festival. There’s no better time to take in the delights of Australia’s premium wine-growing region than through the Festival which showcases the epicurean pleasures of the iconic food and wine destination. It also offers …

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Australia’s cruise industry sails to record highs

The Australian cruise market has grown by 21 percent, with 1,281,159 Australians taking a cruise in 2016; and with many of these local cruises calling at the 34 regional ports and anchorages around the Australian coastline, local communities benefit from the injection of valuable tourist dollars . The growth of 222,378 passengers is the biggest increase on record, according to …

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Whales begin to gather at Head of Bight

The first southern right whales have arrived at Australia’s Head of Bight, marking the beginning of what is expected to be another bumper whale watching season. Two whales were seen in the shallow waters at the beginning of the week with a further sighting later in the week. The whale season typically runs from May to October at Head of Bight near …

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