Wednesday, July 18, 2018

Tourism

Tourism spending in Australia exceeds $100bn but now the hard work begins, says TTF

Australia’s tourism industry has today reinforced its claim to be the nation’s next super-growth industry, with new figures showing that domestic and international tourists spent more than $100 billion here last year. But Tourism & Transport Forum, Australia’s leading tourism advocacy group, warned that growth would only be maintained by continued investment in new tourism product, improvement in traveller infrastructure …

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Sunshine Coast breaks all domestic visitor records, leading QLD growth in 2016

The Sunshine Coast recorded its highest ever domestic visitor numbers, attracting 3,394,000 arrivals in 2016, a rise of 15.2% compared to 2015. It broke the previous record for domestic visitors, which was set in 2005. The results were announced today by Tourism Research Australia in their quarterly National Visitor Survey (NVS). The 15.2% growth rate was also the highest for …

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Who’s playing Easter games with guests?

Easter is rapidly approaching, so the NSW Crown Holiday Parks (NSWCHPT) group has decided to offer a ‘Kids Stay Free’ package over the April School Holidays across its 36 NSW Holiday Parks. Are any other providers doing similar things to attract families over the holiday weekend? Comment and let us know what you have planned for guests over the holidays! …

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One year until the commonwealth games: tourism hopes run high

With one year to go until the start of the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games, Mantra Group chief executive officer Bob East is predicting Queensland tourism will hit a record high after the Games. Mr East said reputation built up during the event will help to attract record numbers of tourists to the state. “The Commonwealth Games will provide a …

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First new flight with Tigerair Australia lands in the Whitsundays

The first of the new Tigerair Australia flights into Whitsunday Coast Airport commenced March 23. The airline is increasing return services from Sydney to six weekly return services, and is introducing four new return services from Brisbane, resulting in an additional 55,000 visitor seats into Whitsunday Coast Airport each year. The move has been welcomed by the region’s tourism operators …

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Australia hotel performance for February 2017

Hotels in the Asia Pacific region reported mixed results in the three key performance metrics during February 2017, according to data from STR. U.S. dollar constant currency, year-over-year comparisons: Asia Pacific region: Occupancy: +8.0% to 68.7% Average daily rate (ADR): -5.0% to US$102.95 Revenue per available room (RevPAR): +2.6% to US$70.67 Local currency, year-over-year comparisons: Australia Occupancy: 0.0% to 77.8% …

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TAA slates Jetstar’s decision to partner with Airbnb

Australian accommodation sector representative body, Tourism Accommodation Australia (TAA), expressed disappointment that Jetstar had entered into a partnership agreement with the sharing economy accom provider, Airbnb. “Hotels, motels and serviced accommodation operators have been great supporters of Jetstar since it launched in Australia and we actively partner with them in providing holiday packages as well as accommodation for their crews, …

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Sydney edges Melbourne out for top spot in Australia

TripAdvisor ranked regions from Noosa to Airlie Beach to the Gold Coast to Exmouth… but Sydney won top billing in the 2017 Travellers’ Choice awards for destinations in Australia. In Australia, Melbourne was second while the World Heritage-listed Lord Howe Island took the number three spot. Queensland destinations of Gold Coast, Magnetic Island, Noosa, Port Douglas and Airlie Beach made up half of the …

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