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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Conversations with Industry - Gold Coast
Tourism and Events Queensland (TEQ) in partnership with Tourism Australia (TA) and Gold Coast Tourism (GCT) is hosting a free Conversations with Industry – Gold Coast
Tourism Australia - International Market Updates
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Richard Lindsay joins ACCI - Tourism
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Restaurant Australia case study video: Brett’s Outback Tasting Tour
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International tourism gets strong backing from Australians
94 per cent of Australians believe that international tourism is good for the country and 83 per cent are proud of how Australia is promoted overseas
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