Australian tourism News
Dreamtime 2017 - Registrations open
Registrations are open until Friday 25 August for Australian Industry to participate in Dreamtime 2017, Tourism Australia’s signature business events showcase.
World-first partnership with BuzzFeed to target youth travellers
Tourism Australia and BuzzFeed Australia are on the hunt for the next generation of visual storytellers from around the world to join the first ever BuzzFeed Mateship program,
International visitors to Australia - latest statistics
Australia welcomed 8.5 million international visitors in the 12 months to June 2017, up 8.9 per cent, according to the latest data from the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) released yesterday.
Australia's Tourism Ministers gather in China
Australia's Minister for Trade, Tourism and Investment, the Hon Steven Ciobo MP, hosted the Australian Tourism Ministers’ Meeting in Beijing as part of the China-Australia Year of Tourism.
2017 Hostplus Hospitality Scholarship Winner and Legends Announced
The 2017 winner of Melbourne Food and Wine’s scholarship and inductees into the Legends hall of fame were announced last night at the Legends & Rising Stars Awards.
Tourism growth continues as spending exceeds $103 billion
Australian tourists spent a record $62.6 billion holidaying at home for the year ending June 2017, up seven per cent on the previous year.
Abrolhos Islands named as Australia’s newest Hope Spot
The Houtman Abrolhos Islands in Western Australia have been recognised as a ‘Hope Spot’ by ocean conservation organisation Mission Blue, joining 85 other sites globally and one other in Australia – Moreton Bay in Queensland.
International Visitors spend more than $40.6 billion
Spending by international tourists visiting Australia has reached a new record - exceeding $40 billion for the first time. International visitors spent a record $40.6 billion in the year to June 2017, an increase of 7 per cent on the previous year.