Thursday, February 22, 2018


Are you China ready?


In 2012, China became Australia’s second largest source market, with over half a million visitor arrivals. Tourism Australia believes the China market has the potential to be worth up to $9 billion by the end of the decade.

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Abbott’s IR policy receives guarded approval

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Last week opposition leader Tony Abbott released its industrial relations policy and it has received guarded approval from tourism peak bodies. Which is strange as Mr Abbott signalled no changes to unfair dismissal laws or measures to set penalty rates in the first term of a Coalition government. He stressed the opposition would focus on measures to “improve” the current …

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More fly on domestic holidays

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Flights comprise an increasing proportion of domestic holiday transport but three in four travellers still use the car — either on its own or as part of a fly-drive trip, according to the latest Roy Morgan Holiday Tracking Survey.  

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Tourism grows faster than the economy


Tourism grew faster than the total of the economy last financial year, contributing over $112 million dollars a day to the Australian economy, outpacing industries such as agriculture, forestry and fishing, construction, and transport, postal and warehousing according to figures released today by the Australian Bureau of Statistics.   

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Conversion rate boosted by new system


Australian accommodation provider, Mantra Group, has reported a 40% lift in online campaign conversions since deploying LivePerson – a real-time intelligent engagement solution that includes live chat and content targeting capabilities.

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WorkCover changes aid accommodation industry


The accommodation industry in NSW will be strengthened as a result of the state’s WorkCover reforms. Speaking on behalf of the industry, which is one of the most labour-intensive sectors, the Accommodation Association of Australia says the O’Farrell government’s initiative is expected to result in reduced premiums for employers and therefore, significant savings.

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Mining slowdown hits accommodation


Softening commodity prices and slowing mining investment are likely factors in a sharp fall in demand for short-term accommodation in Australia’s mining and resources hotspots in the December quarter 2012, the latest edition of the TTF-HostPlus National Accommodation Barometer shows.

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Japan chooses Aussie’s best 10


A new Japanese travel television show will air this week in Japan allowing Japanese audiences to vote on the top 10 tourism experiences in Australia’s most iconic destinations.

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