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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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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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Business travel data reveals top countries travelling to Australia

A new report from the American Express Global Business Travel has found that six of the top 10 cities where residents travel to Australia for business (outside Asia Pacific region) are US-based. Australia’s strong business ties to the US, particularly San Francisco and New York, continue to remain a key travel driver. The weaker Australian dollar has also increased tourism …

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Mobile payments preferred by business travellers

The International Travel Management Study (ITMS) for 2017 has revealed almost half of business travellers worldwide have already made mobile payments (44 percent) and business travellers in the Asia Pacific region are even further ahead with 62 percent of all business travellers using this technology. However, although 44 percent have paid with a mobile device significantly more have made those …

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How important are reviews?

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How important are reviews?What is the travelling public’s perception of travel reviews? The Worms University of Applied Sciences in Germany has pulled together research on reliance on review sites, how credible they are considered and what consumers like to see.

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