Wednesday, October 18, 2017

Tourism

Will direct flights from Melbourne land jobs, economic boost for Townsville?

The Palaszczuk government has attracted a major aviation coup for north Queensland, with new direct flights by Tigerair from Melbourne to Townsville set to boost the local economy. Premier Palaszczuk said the new flights – the first domestic service to be supported by the Queensland Government’s Attracting Aviation Investment Fund (AAIF) – would inject millions of dollars into the economy. …

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Is your accom property near one of Australia’s best beaches?

Tripadvisor has listed the world’s best beaches according to its 2017 Travellers’ Choice Awards, and Australia features heavily. Here are the top ten Travellers’ Choice beaches in Australia: “Aussies love the beach so for those planning their next sandy getaway, TripAdvisor has identified from millions of traveller reviews, the best beaches throughout the world as well as those right here …

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Australia’s first active lifestyle destination gets approved

Phases two and three are set to include a four-star, 225-room family hotel and much anticipated ‘Wave Reservoir’. Australia’s first active lifestyle project is coming closer to reality as the Sunshine Coast Council granted SANAD Capital, the company behind the project, development approval (DA) for phase 1 of the $400 million venture.   SANAD Capital announced the project after purchasing …

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How to use hotel digital marketing techniques to leverage the Chinese market

In the diverse sphere of international travel, hotel marketers cannot afford to use broad strokes to attract bookings. To maximise bookings and occupancy each region and the markets within the regions should be treated on its own terms. A crucial and most lucrative market for hotels in the Chinese. China has the biggest outbound tourism activity in the world with …

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Qantas wifi brings Foxtel, Netflix and Spotify on board

The national carrier’s customers on wifi-enabled domestic flights will be able to watch their favourite shows, avoid missing out on live sport and listen to almost any song they like, with Foxtel, Netflix and Spotify coming on board to provide content in 2017. With speeds up to 10 times faster than conventional inflight wifi, Qantas will offer customers video and …

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New ECU China tourism researcher sees opportunities in WA

One of the world’s leading researchers on Chinese tourism has joined ECU as the University’s 11th Professorial Research Fellow. Professor Sam Huang has joined the School of Business and Law from the University of South Australia where he convened the first Australia-China Tourism Forum in 2016. As a prolific author of more than 100 research publications, Professor Huang keeps close …

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Skydive Australia announces new locations in Noosa, Fraser Island and Bribie

A national adventure tourism company and winner of Best Tourism Activity Australia-wide at the 2016 Golden Backpack Awards, has announced the launch of three new drop zones in Noosa, Fraser Island and Bribie. Thrill-seekers at the new locations will be able to join the hundreds of thousands of customers who have already taken the 14,000ft plunge. Having acquired New Zealand’s …

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Regions lag behind capital cities in tourism

Further evidence of the tourism industry being a growth sector now and in the future has been released, according to AAA. Austrade’s “Tourism Research Australia State of the Nation 2016 Report” has confirmed the upward trajectory of the tourism industry by highlighting strong growth in numbers of both domestic and international visitors, with a positive jump in the number of …

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Strong demand for Sydney hotels in Jan

STR’s preliminary January 2017 data for Sydney, Australia, has indicated performance driven by strong demand. Based on daily data the following year-over-year comparisons were reported: Supply: +3.6% Demand: +4.8% Occupancy: +1.1% to 82.1% Average daily rate (ADR): +7.8% to AUD219.31 Revenue per available room (RevPAR): +9.0% to AUD180.08 While Sydney’s growth in ADR was notable, the 82.1% absolute occupancy level …

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Record growth for Business Events Sunshine Coast

Business events delivered a record $40.8 million to the Sunshine Coast region in 2015/16, attracting 27,384 delegates over 100,731 delegate days, while international business event visitors increased by 165 percent for the period compared to the year before. Business Event Sunshine Coast (BESC) is expecting an even bigger year in 2017, which will also commemorate the 50th anniversary of the …

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