Australian hotels look to two million Chinese visitors in the next decade
On the eve of Chinese New Year and the start of the first-ever Australia-China Year of Tourism, Tourism Accommodation Australia (TAA) believes that the massive expansion in Australia’s hotel sector will help drive Chinese inbound numbers from the current one million to up to two million over the next decade.
Since 2009, Chinese visitor numbers have grown over 350% from 300,000 to 1.1 million, with China expected to become Australia’s leading inbound market by the end of the year. China is also one of the highest spending markets, injecting $8.3 billion into the Australian economy last year, with spend estimated to grow to $13 billion by 2020.
Investment in Marketing creates accommodation industry jobs
The accommodation industry is set to benefit from the tourism marketing initiative which has seen many London taxis transformed into mini, moving billboards promoting Australia and the 2018 Gold Coast Commonwealth Games.
Entries open for Bocuse d’Or Australian Selection 2017
Australian chefs who wish to test their skills at the world’s most prestigious culinary competition are invited to enter the Bocuse d’Or Australian Selection, being held at Foodservice Australia in Melbourne on 30 May 2017.
Restaurateur introduces Kisumé led by star chefs
Restaurateur Chris Lucas has announced his new three-level Japanese restaurant in Melbourne, Kisumé, will be helmed by executive chefs K. S. Moon and Shaun Presland.
Spotlight on Australian Wine
Some of the world’s best sommeliers will visit Australia this April
International Visitors' Food Spend...on the rise
Data released from the International Visitor Survey (IVS) has shown that tourists visiting Australia are spending more money than ever in cafes and restaurants across the country.
Cookery & Wine Courses - sound like your thing?
Do you have a passion for food or wine? A chef or sommelier course will put you in the world of great taste.
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Restaurant Australia case study video: Brett’s Outback Tasting Tour
Tourism Australia is producing a series of videos showcasing tourism businesses from around the country who are great examples of Restaurant Australia.
Restaurant Australia case study video: Pialligo Estate
Tourism Australia is producing a series of videos showcasing tourism businesses from around the country who have successfully included a food and wine component to their offer.