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Mayan apocalypse pushes tourism in Australia  (28/12/2012)
The ancient Mayan civilisation's prediction that the world would end on 21, December put plenty of people on edge, forcing many to seek reassurance from those at the supposed forefront of the apocalypse: Australia.more...

Cairns prepares for lights out  (02/11/2012)
Cairns is getting ready to welcome as many as 50,000 tourists this month who are all heading up north to catch a once in a lifetime sight: a total solar eclipse.more...

Australian tourism launches Canberra campaign  (26/10/2012)
In an effort to boost tourism to the country's capital, the Australian Capital Territory's tourism body wants to demonstrate the city's best features by paying social media users to review them in a AU$1 million campaign.more...

Tourism Australia rubbishes Wolverine suggestion  (16/10/2012)
The head of Tourism Australia has dismissed claims that Wolverine actor Hugh Jackman should become the new face of Australian tourism in order to get back to the 'golden days'.more...

Australian tourism's six million surge  (09/10/2012)
Six million tourists visited Australia for the first time in the past year, marking an important milestone in the revival of the Australian tourism market.more...

Tourism Australia to launch new UK campaign  (14/09/2012)
Tourism Australia will launch the next phase of its global campaign on Monday.more...

Australian tourism figures up  (12/09/2012)
The latest National Visitor Survey has offered some welcome news to tourism operators and investors after it showed increases in both domestic and international tourists.more...

Tourists extending trips to Australia  (06/09/2012)
A recent report published by Tourism Research Australia shows more international tourists are visiting Australia for longer.more...

Western Australia set for 500 room six star hotel  (02/08/2012)
As Perth continues to cement its reputation as one of Australia's best cities, Casino operator Crown has announced its intention to begin construction on a new 500 room, six star hotel next year.more...

Australia tourism launches new virtual campaign  (30/07/2012)
Australia is as famous for its wildlife as it is for its love of sports and its iconic Sydney Harbour but as it is also one of the most sparsely populated countries in the world, many tourists' are faced with a choice between the country's iconic cities and the regions' wildlife.more...

Tanzanian tourism industry takes lesson in Australia  (03/07/2012)
A delegation of officials from the Tanzanian tourism industry has visited Australia to study how the country's renowned breeding programmes have helped to preserve captive species, many of which are indigenous to Tanzania.more...

Government allocates $48 million for tourism industry  (20/06/2012)
In a surprise announcement, the Australian government has reversed a decision to increase passenger tax and has also created a AU$48.5 million (£31 million) Tourism Industry Regional Development fund to help build new tourist attractions and community projects.more...

Australia's wilderness attracting tourism  (19/06/2012)
The Pilbara region of Western Australia, previously only known for its stark landscape and relative emptiness, is proving an unlikely hit with tourists.more...

Australian tourist companies fight back over tax hikes  (14/06/2012)
Tourist operators within Australia have begun a fight back against the Australian government's plan to increase departure tax by 17%.more...

Tourism Australia and Virgin in 6 million dollar deal  (25/05/2012)
Tourism Australia and Virgin Australia have agreed a AU$6 million (£3.7 million) deal to market Australia's growing tourism industry together in 10 key markets, including the UK.more...

Australia tourism operators make dream come true  (18/05/2012)
A group of Central Australian tourism operators have grouped together to help make a dying woman's wish come true.more...

Australian tourism industry seeks foreign investment  (08/05/2012)
Several governmental departments have teamed up in order to promote investment, both foreign and domestic, in Australia's tourism industry.more...

Where to go after finishing the ‘world’s best job’?  (23/04/2012)
When Queensland Tourism announced the 'World's Best Job' competition in 2009, the chance to earn a huge salary, live in a palatial beachside villa and promote, by means of taking part in, the best tourist activities in the region, over 34,000 applications were received. The winner, Ben Southall, took up the role not believing his success, but three years on, what could you possibly do to top the 'best job in the world'?.more...

Tourism chief debunks hotel rankings snub  (19/04/2012)
Tourism and Transport Forum CEO John Lee has dismissed the lack of Australian hotels on a list of the world's best hotels.more...

Record numbers to follow Lions Down Under  (16/03/2012)
Tourism Australia has confirmed that more rugby fans will travel on the British and Irish Lions tour of Australia than ever before.more...

Government promises tourism industry AU$50 million  (05/03/2012)
Queensland's premier, Anna Bligh, has announced the Labour Party will provide the state's tourism industry with AU$50 million (£34 million) in order to refresh the area's appeal as it struggles to recover from natural disasters and a struggling global economy.more...

Australian tourism prepares for Chinese tourists  (21/02/2012)
The Australian tourism and travel industry has been warned that it must be ready for the 100 million strong Chinese tourists travelling abroad for the first time. more...

Australia hits the heights in hotel rankings  (27/01/2012)
The Tatler magazine, known for its respected opinion on many of the world's finer things, has named eight Australian hotels in its annual list of the 101 best establishments in the world, further proof of the country's growing attraction for even the most discerning travellers.more...

Tourism Australia breaks Facebook record  (11/01/2012)
Sydney Harbour's sensational New Year's Eve fireworks display has proved so popular with Facebook users that a video of the event on Tourism Australia's Facebook page has seen more than two million people become fans, making it the most popular tourism page on the social networking site.more...

Foreign tourists lag behind in the spending stakes  (05/01/2012)
Recent figures show that Australia's travel and hospitality industries face leaner times due to the low conversion rate travellers are receiving on their spending money.more...

Australian tourism calls for government intervention  (15/11/2011)
With the rate of foreign visits to Australia substantially decreasing, the tourism industry is looking to the government for solutions.more...

ETA visa compliance hits 99 per cent  (02/11/2011)
A greater number of visitors to Australia on ETA visas are abiding by visa conditions, says the Department of Immigration and Citizenship Annual Report 2010-11.more...

Tourism Australia and Jetstar look to the rising sun  (26/10/2011)
Australia's government tourism body has teamed up with airline Jetstar for a campaign aimed at recapturing the Japanese tourism market.more...

Daybreak goes Down Under  (29/09/2011)
The popular UK breakfast show Daybreak is heading to Australia and taking 100 lucky viewers with it.more...

Queensland’s Fraser Island in spotlight for campaign  (01/03/2011)
The remarkable Fraser Island on Queensland’s coast is under international spotlight thanks to several high-profile media visits and a new tourism campaign that has the combined potential to showcase the island to a huge international audience.more...

Brand new baby dolphin at Tangalooma, Queensland  (20/12/2010)
The wild dolphin family at Tangalooma, on the sunny Queensland coast, has welcomed a new calf just recently with proud mum ‘Tangles’ introducing her first offspring to a crowd of delighted onlookers. more...

Cricket fans gear up for the Ashes in Australia  (22/11/2010)
The Ashes, a fiercely contested cricket series played between Australian and England, will be played in Australia over the coming months. more...

Vote to make Uluru, Great Barrier Reef world famous  (13/10/2010)
Fans of Australia can vote now for Uluru and the Great Barrier Reef to be listed in the official New7Wonders of Nature. more...

Jetstar announces more services to tropical Cairns  (16/09/2010)
The low-fare airline Jetstar has expanded its domestic services for the tropical Cairns by almost 30 per cent from early 2011, announcing new additional daily services from Melbourne, Sydney and Brisbane building to a daily return Gold Coast-Cairns flight.more...

Sydney-Uluru flights makes visiting Red Centre easy  (05/08/2010)
Budget carrier Virgin Blue has launched a new service to Australia’s Red Centre, linking Sydney with attractions such as Uluru, Kata Tjuta, and nearby Alice Springs. more...

Melbourne’s laneways an attraction for locals, tourists  (21/07/2010)
Melbourne’s sensible, ordered grid of the city gives way to an extensive network of lanes, alleys and arcades full of one-off boutiques, galleries, hole-in-the-wall cafés and secret bars and restaurants that are attractions for both locals and tourists.more...

Glow worms lighten up the Australian Blue Mountains  (07/07/2010)
Glow worm tunnels at at Newnes, near Lithgow, are a beautiful and curious part of the Greater Blue Mountains and a bright experience for international tourists. more...

Camel Cup an unconventional race in Alice Springs  (18/06/2010)
The annual Camel Cup in Alice Springs is celebrating 40 years of unpredictable racing fun on Saturday 10 July 2010. more...

Eat amongst the largest pride of lions in Australasia  (19/02/2010)
The Cairns Wildlife Safari Reserve, on a vast expanse of land that mirrors the African savannah, has a unique experience for the brave-hearted. more...

Gay’day! World’s first Gay Race Day in Australia  (02/02/2010)
Royal Randwick racecourse is expected to attract thousands of racegoers when it hosts the first Gay and Lesbian race day to be held in the world. more...

Light-hearted side of tourism in Australia  (28/01/2010)
Australia’s natural wonders, or iconic structures like the Sydney Opera House, is what usually springs first to the minds of tourist, but visit anywhere in Australia and you will soon see its light-hearted side.more...

Celebrate Australia Day with the Australians  (14/01/2010)
The Australian summer celebrations peak on Australian Day, 26 January, with the traditions of free barbeque breakfasts, beach parties, corroborees and festivals.more...

Cycle Tasmania with new trails and podcasts  (04/01/2010)
One of Tasmania’s most spectacular areas now has four cycling trails and downloadable podcast commentary ... all you need is a push bike and a visa!more...

Best Job blogger wraps up amazing six months  (15/12/2009)
After more than 75,000 words, 2000 photos and 47 video diaries as well as a host of public appearances including Oprah, the Best Job in the World blogger Ben Southall is winding down for Christmas. more...

Around Australia in Eighty Days: the insider guide  (11/12/2009)
Got an Australian Working Holiday Visa but no clue what to do when you get there? more...

Adopt a Koala for Christmas  (08/12/2009)
Here is a feel-good present for under the Christmas tree all the way from Australia!more...

Summer rocks with festival season in Australia  (02/12/2009)
December is the official start to the Australian summer, and it’s also the start of three months of music festivals all around the country.more...

The “Asian wild west” of Australia: Broome!  (27/11/2009)
At the top end of Western Australia is one of the most multicultural towns in Australia, a mix of Aboriginal, Malaysian, Chinese, Japanese, Filipino, Indonesian and Anglo cultures that has given Broome the title of the “Asian wild west” of Australia. more...

Australia geared to backpackers and budget travel  (25/11/2009)
With good networks for roads, public transport and accommodation from five-star hotels or the million stars of camping, Australia is geared to budget travel and backpackers. more...

Melbourne is now Australia’s hottest destination  (23/11/2009)
It’s now official, for the first time more Australians are visiting the culture state Victoria, and its fashionable capital Melbourne, for a holiday than the beaches of Queensland.more...

Crikey! Australia Zoo tops for crocs ... and tourists  (16/11/2009)
Steve and Terri Irwin’s Australia Zoo is famous for its crocs and reptiles but with the wildlife park being crowned Queensland top major tourist attraction for the third year in a row it has joined the Hall of Fame.more...

Bondi Beach now officially the best beach the world  (12/11/2009)
Sydney's iconic beach, Bondi, has been given a prestigious accolade and awarded 'World's Leading Beach' at the World Travel Awards in London. more...

Dinosaur tourist trail puts tourists in the heart of history  (10/11/2009)
Australia’s very own Jurassic Park is open for tourists, but visitors can get closer to the fangs and claws of history without any fear (as long as international tourists have their Australian Travel Visa!). more...

New giant visitors to Australia’s Adelaide Zoo  (06/11/2009)
Australia’s newest residents, rare giant pandas Funi and Wang Wang from China, are expected to draw tourists and international visitors to the Adelaide Zoo. more...

Shark movie puts the bite back into Australian tourism  (04/11/2009)
The producer of a new killer shark movie filmed in Queensland says the film will not scare away tourists from the Great Barrier Reef but will actually boost traveler numbers.more...

New discount flight deal for tourists to Australia  (22/09/2009)
Emirates and Tourism Australia are running a new promotion that will see the British snapping up return flights to Australia from as little as £570.more...

Travel to Tasmania: new tourism campaign  (03/09/2009)
A new tourism campaign by Tourism Tasmania will take a new direction and target the state's regions specifically, rather than the state as a whole. more...

Grown-up travellers emerge as recession trend  (29/07/2009)
More than three quarters of people who have been made redundant plan to use the extra time to go travelling, according to foreign exchange company Travelex.more...

Survey finds Internet a travel tool  (29/06/2009)
A recent survey has show more than two-thirds of all travellers use the Internet to help them decide where to go for a holiday.more...

Tweets for Australian vistors  (17/06/2009)
Social networking is helping to get more travellers talking and ‘tweeting’ about Australia.more...

Tourists to Australia flock to water wonderland  (17/06/2009)
Day by day more water is appearing in the dry salt pan of Lake Eyre, South Australia, as the normally dry, arid landscape is transformed after heavy rains earlier this year in Queensland.more...

Need an Australian travel visa? Just ask bloggers!  (17/04/2009)
If you are thinking about applying for an Australian travel visa, why not read some of the world's most influential blogs to get a review about holidaying in Australia? more...

ETA holders could get free flights to Australia  (20/03/2009)
The Australian Government had an initiative proposed to them this month that is designed to lure international tourists to Australia.more...

Australia accepts social network friend requests  (27/02/2009)
Tourism authorities hold Facebook, MySpace and Bebo responsible for encouraging more Brits to travel Down Under, even in these times of economic recession.more...

Australia still number one choice for travellers  (13/02/2009)
A global survey showed that Australia is still the number one choice for travellers during the global recession, reports Reuters. more...

South Australia looks to working holiday makers  (02/02/2009)
The South Australia Tourism Commission is looking to backpackers to be the stars of its latest tourism campaign, with the promise of a free trip to South Australia for the winners.more...

Dream job campaign puts focus on Queensland  (01/02/2009)
After the launch of their "best job in the world" campaign on Janaury the 12th, Tourism Queensland have seen over 2.3 million visitors to their website.more...

Record figures for Australia tourism  (11/04/2008)
A recent report has shown that 2007 was a record year for tourist coming to Australia, with 5.6 million travellers visiting the country. The success is a testament to both the appeal of Australia and the efficiency of the Australian tourist visa scheme.more...

Australian tourist visas for World Youth Day  (11/04/2008)
With as many as 500,000 attendees expected to travel to Australia for the Catholic Church's World Youth Day, travellers are encouraged to apply for their Australian tourist visas sooner rather than later.more...

Australian backpacker market rebounds  (10/08/2007)
Recent reports reveal a record number of backpackers received Australian working holiday visas, indicating the market is as strong as ever.more...

Backpacker 'billions' boost Australian tourism  (07/03/2007)
Backpackers holidaying and working in Australia put nearly $3bn into the economy last year, according to the latest research into international visitors. more...

Top Australian tourist attraction expanding  (02/03/2007)
One of Australia's top tourist attractions is to be expanded to help realise the dream of the late Steve Irwin. more...

Birthday honour for Sydney Harbour Bridge  (15/02/2007)
One of Sydney’s most iconic landmarks, the famous Sydney Harbour Bridge, will celebrate its 75th birthday next month by closing for the day. more...

Australia and Germany extend working holiday deal  (13/02/2007)
Young Germans will be able to keep on enjoying a working holiday in Australia with a reciprocal agreement between the two countries due to be renewed in Berlin this week. more...

Tourists staying longer, spending more  (12/02/2007)
Visitors to Australia are staying longer and spending more according to a poll conducted by the Australian Tourism Export Council.more...

Australia still tops for British working holiday makers  (01/02/2007)
The number of British backpackers choosing Australia for their working holiday dipped slightly last year but the Brits are still the single largest group of travellers to Australia. more...

Ashes boost for Australian tourism  (19/01/2007)
Aussies have another reason to celebrate the Ashes whitewash over England as the series helped boost the number of UK tourists visiting Australia for a summer holiday.more...

Irwins to keep on promoting Australia  (19/01/2007)
The widow of Crocodile Hunter Steve Irwin, Terri, has accepted an invitation to become a tourism ambassador for Australia. more...

Australia launches 457 work visa enquiry  (11/12/2006)
The Australian Government has launched an enquiry into the 457 Work Visa amidst claims the system is being abused by employers. more...