Melbourne Food & Wine Festival announces MasterClass line-up
In the lead up to The 2017 World’s 50 Best Restaurant awards, Melbourne Food and Wine Festival will host some of the world’s leading chefs in a special MasterClass event series from 1 - 2 April 2017.
Headlining chefs include Grant Achatz from Alinea (#15 on The World’s 50 Best Restaurants list), Gastón Acurio from Astrid & Gaston (#30) and Ashley Palmer-Watts from Dinner by Heston Blumenthal (#45). Find out more here.
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.
Signature Experiences of Australia target high value international travellers
Tourism Australia’s ongoing partnership with industry to promote outstanding tourism experiences within a variety of special interest categories is now known as the Signature Experiences of Australia program.
Qantas names new Dreamliner fleet
More than 60,000 suggestions were put forward and 45,000 votes cast in selecting the names of Qantas' fleet of eight Boeing 787-9 Dreamliners that will fly routes including Perth to London and Melbourne to Los Angeles.
Mona proposes new waterfront hotel
Founder of Mona, David Walsh has unveiled intentions for a 172 room, 5-star hotel on the museum’s current site in Berriedale, Tasmania.
Tourism spending on the up and up
The latest National Visitor Survey which Australian tourists spent a record $61.7 billion for the year ending March 2017, an increase of $3.7 billion.
The latest visitor arrivals data from the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS)
Latest visitor arrivals data from the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) Overseas Arrivals and Departures for Australia
Golden Horse Australia partners with Accor
Tourism Australia has welcomed the announcement of Golden Horse Australia’s partnership with Accor to manage a $60 million new-build luxury hotel at the Links Hope Island Golf Course property on the Gold Coast.
New Festival of Sailing for the Whitsundays
Airlie Beach will host 12 yachts along with their skippers, international crews and supporters for the final stop of the Clipper Round the World Yacht Race in January 2018.