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.
The IVS statistics for the 2016 calendar year show that just over $11.5 billion was spent by international visitors on food, drink and accommodation. Out of a total spend of $39.1 billion, the expenditure on food, drink and accommodation was just under 30 per cent of the total.
The food, drink and accommodation spend in 2016 was higher than the equivalent spend for the 2015 calendar year which was $10.8 billion out of a total of just over $36.5 billion.
Chef Jock Zonfrillo shares Aboriginal inspirations in Brazil
One of Australia’s top chefs, Jock Zonfrillo of Adelaide’s Orana restaurant, shared his Aboriginal inspirations at a four-day food festival hosted by Brazil’s top food publication, Prazeres da Mesa.
QTIC Tourism Indigenous Employment Champions Network
The QTIC Tourism Indigenous Employment Champions Network, supported by The Star Entertainment Group, aims to support tourism employers to recruit and retain Indigenous employees. The Network is a group of volunteer tourism operators that have exhibited best practice in the recruitment and retention of Indigenous employment.
Together with the Champions, QTIC have developed a range of resources for tourism operators, presented at numerous industry conferences, facilitated industry forums, provided tourism industry career path information to Indigenous students and job seekers, and identified Indigenous employment placements within the industry.
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QLD Tourism Awards 2017
What an exciting night of celebration we had for #QTA17 proudly hosted by the Queensland Tourism Industry Council (QTIC) and presented by Queensland Airports Limited in partnership with Tourism and Events Queensland and Tourism Australia.
New campaign with Qantas kicks off in Japan
Tourism Australia and Qantas have kicked off a new joint marketing campaign in Japan to promote the airline’s new service between Kansai (Osaka) and Sydney commencing on 14 December as well as their existing services between Tokyo and Brisbane, Melbourne and Sydney.
Visitor Arrivals still climbing
Short-term visitor arrivals during September 2017 (752,500 movements) increased 0.4% compared with August 2017 (749,700 movements). This followed monthly increases of 0.6% in July 2017 and 0.5% in August 2017.
Celebrity chef Kunal Kapur invites Indians on a culinary trip Down Under
More than 1.6 million people have tuned into Kunal Kapur’s seven-episode travelogue where he shares his recipe for a perfect Australian holiday.
Australian golf courses in exclusive World top 100 list
Seven Australian Courses have this year been name in the exclusive World top 100 list by US Golf Magazine.
ICC Sydney showcase
Tourism Australia has partnered with ICC Sydney to develop a new Virtual Reality showcase video giving international audiences a virtual tour through the venue.