Double digit growth for international tourism Down Under
Australia welcomed 8.19 million international visitors for the year ending November 2016, up 11.3% compared to the previous 12 months, according to the Australian Bureau of Statistics. All of the key markets Tourism Australia targets recorded growth including a number with double digit increases: USA (+ 18.3%), China (+ 19.0%), Japan (+ 22.2%), Korea (+ 27.2%), Malaysia (+15.7), Singapore (+12.1%) and India (+ 11.5%). Find out more.
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.
Spotlight on Australian Wine
Some of the world’s best sommeliers will visit Australia this April
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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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.