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Tourism

Visit Sunshine Coast partners with Wotif for winter marketing

Visit Sunshine Coast has launched a new version of its popular destination marketing campaign, Come to Life, with major discounts on accommodation, attractions and tours to attract visitors to the region over the winter period. Targeting southern states, the Come to Life ‘2.0’ brand campaign includes television commercials, still photography, print and a major online campaign through Wotif. Bookings need to be …

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Study reveals the most Instagrammed locations around the world

Sydney Opera House has come in at number 41 and Fiordland National Park on New Zealand’s South Island has ranked at Number 39 in a new study on the Most Instagrammed Tourist Attractions in the world. The study, by TravelBird ranked 470 attractions in countries around the world based on the number of hashtags on the social media platform. With …

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Invictus expected to hit Sydney room occupancy

Room occupancy in Sydney can expect a hit next year when the 4th Annual Invictus Games comes to town from October 18-29, 2018. To help prepare you for the influx of patrons, here are some key facts about the games you might not have known. HRH Prince Henry of Wales (Prince Harry) is the Patron and Founder of the Invictus Games, …

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Qantas named ‘most attractive employer’ in Australia

Qantas has been awarded Australia’s top employer in the Randstad Awards and aviation taking out the most attractive sector for the fourth year in a row. Qantas beat the VIC Government and the ABC to second and third spots respectively, with aviation being named the top sector thanks to financial stability, reputation and travel opportunities. Australians rewarded Qantas for innovation with …

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Two Canberra hotels take home national property awards

In a boost for Canberra’s already thriving tourism industry, two hotels – Little National Hotel and the Vibe Hotel Canberra Airport – took home national awards at the 2017 Property Council of Australia/Rider LevettBucknall Innovation and Excellence Awards in Sydney. Little National Hotel, owned and nominated by Doma Group, was presented with the KONE Award for Development Innovation, after last month winning …

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Vivid Sydney’s lights heat up hoteliers’ winter nights

Last-minute demands for Sydney hotels will likely spike in coming weeks, with the ‘high voltage’ of arrivals in town for Vivid Sydney Festival. Expedia group data has revealed nearly 80% of stays were booked during the festival or within one month of the opening night in 2016, boosting occupancy and higher room rates during the traditionally quieter months, and visitor …

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Chinese tourists create high demand for Australian hoteliers

Australia has created an enticing formula to entice more Chinese tourists by adding more flights, offering 10-year visas and promoting a better exchange rate, however some Australian hoteliers feel there aren’t enough hotel rooms in the country to keep pace with demand from China and other large international markets. Chinese tourism to Australia is at a record high, with more …

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Air Canada adds seasonal service to Melbourne

Air Canada last week announced they would be expanding its Australian flight network during peak northern hemisphere winter. They are adding new non-stop Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner services to go between Melbourne and Vancouver from December 3, 2017 to February 4, 2018 to cater to anyone wishing to travel over the Christmas period. General manager Australia and New Zealand, Paul McLean …

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Perth in the world’s most walkable cities list

Booking.com has delved into internal endorsement data from millions of travellers to find the world’s most walkable destinations and the good news is, our very own Perth has made it onto the list! Perth Perth isn’t just appealing for pristine beaches and bright blue skies, it’s also home to a creative cultural scene. Take your pick from all sorts of restaurants …

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Adele sings up a storm for Brisbane hotels

Latest STR occupancy figures indicate significant growth for Australia’s hotel sector as Adele’s record breaking tour of Australia produced an events-based boom for the cities where she performed. The largest RevPAR turnaround was recorded in Brisbane, a city that has had to contend with a fall in demand from the resources sector in recent years. Brisbane’s hotels grew their occupancy …

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