Tuesday, October 16, 2018

Tourism

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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$500m+ deal announced between Palisade and Sunshine Coast Airport

Palisade Investment Partners will be the Sunshine Coast Airport’s commercial operating partner in a deal worth more than half a billion dollars. Under the deal, the airport will continue to be owned by Sunshine Coast Council, with Palisade operating the asset under a 99 year lease. Palisade will be responsible for operating, investing and developing the airport and will oversee …

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Booking.com launches accelerator program for startups in sustainable tourism

Designed to identify, mentor and fund enterprising startups from around the world that are seeking to have a positive impact on the global tourism industry, the three-week programme taking place in June 2017 in Amsterdam will culminate in a chance to pitch for grants of up to around $690,000 from Booking.com. The OTA is accepting applications from interested startups from …

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New NSW tourism minister expresses support for industry and regional tourism

In his first major event as the NSW minister for tourism & major events, Adam Marshall, delivered a ringing endorsement for the potential of the industry, making special reference to the commitment of the government in developing regional tourism across the state. Minister Marshall was the special guest at Tourism Accommodation Australia NSW’s Chairman’s Function, which heralds in the year …

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Australian airline halts flights to Bali

Overnight, Tigerair Australia was informed that Indonesian authorities would not be providing Tigerair with the final approval needed to operate to and from Bali from February 3, 2017. The Indonesian authorities informed Tigerair that they would require an alternative regulatory solution for Tigerair’s operations to Bali. This solution was going to take at least six months to implement and would …

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Tourism Tasmania excited about Oscar-tipped film, Lion

After receiving a slew of award nominations, including the Academy Award, Lion has brought the natural beauty of Tasmania to the attention of international movie-goers. “The production was supported by the government through the provision of on-ground production support and it showcases iconic Tasmanian locations to the world including kunanyi/Mount Wellington, Cockle Creek, Bruny Island and the Tasman Peninsular,” said …

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Tourism Tribe shares video prepping providers for Chinese visitors

Tourism Tribe, an online learning hub for tourism businesses, has released a program of new educational tools to help tourism businesses get ready for Chinese visitors. Through a partnership with University of Queensland and China experts, industry can now access online advice about digital marketing, social media, customer service and culture to plan their approach to the rapidly growing China tourist market. The China …

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