Lifetime Achiever - Ben Willis - Savouring his moment
Meet Ben Willis. Ben is the owner and operator of Aubergine Restaurant and Temporada in the nations capital - Canberra. After travelling and perfecting his craft overseas for the best part of a decade, Ben returned back to Canberra in 2008, firmly making his mark on the ACT dining scene. Over the years Ben, his team and his restaurants have received countless awards and accolades.
Ben was recently announced as the 2016 ACT Lifetime Achiever at the 2016 ACT Savour Australia HOSTPLUS Awards for Excellence. Congratulations on all your achievements Ben!
Photo Credit: traveller.com.au
QLD Young Tourism Leaders
There’s never been a better time to launch a career in tourism. From hotels, resorts, transport and travel, tourist attractions and adventure tours – the possibilities are endless to build a successful, lifelong career.
Applications for Tourism Australia’s Advance Program now open
The Australian business events industry is invited to submit applications for Tourism Australia’s Advance Program
Youth and Working Holiday Maker tourists
Tourism Australia has produced two new infographics on the Youth and Working Holiday Maker segments.
Matt Wright - Friends of Australia Tourism Ambassador
Outback Wrangler Matt Wright has joined Tourism Australia's ambassador network, Friends of Australia, to help promote Australia as a travel destination.
Tourism Research Australia - International Visitor Survey
The International Visitor Survey results for the year ending March 2017 are now available on the Tourism Research Australia website
Tourism in Australia continues breaking records
Short-term visitor arrivals during April 2017 (727,600 movements) increased 0.8% compared with March 2017 (722,200 movements). This followed monthly increases of 0.7% in February 2017 and March 2017.
The current trend estimate for arrivals is 7.7% higher than in April 2016. During April 2017, short-term visitor arrivals (746,700 movements) increased 4.7% compared with March 2017 (712,900 movements). This followed a monthly increase of 0.2% in February 2017 followed by a monthly decrease of 0.4% in March 2017.
There were 701,300 short-term visitor arrivals to Australia in April 2017.
VIEW DETAILED STATS HERE
Australia celebrates success in Canada
Tourism Australia celebrated double digit growth in arrivals from Canada - up 13% for the year to date
Restaurant Australia - Australian Tourism
Tourism Australia has produced a series of videos showcasing tourism businesses from around the country who are great examples of Restaurant Australia.