Minister says Tourism the real winner on Melbourne Cup Day
Minister for Trade, Tourism and Investment, Steve Ciobo, said no matter which horse crosses the line first today, Australia's tourism and hospitality industry will be the real winner.
With 325,000 racegoers from 43 countries attending the event last year, the Melbourne Cup is galloping ahead at full stretch. The event is expected to contribute more than $700 million to the Australian economy, with almost half of this to be from outside Victoria.
The Melbourne Cup has been the winner of the major events category at the Australian Tourism Awards for the last two years running.
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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.
New Festival of Sailing for the Whitsundays
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The latest visitor arrivals data from the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS)
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Restaurant Australia - Australian Tourism
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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.
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.
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.