Tourism Businesses' Contribution to GDP Strengthens
Minister for Trade, Tourism and Investment, Steven Ciobo, said "The contribution of the tourism industry to Australia’s Gross Domestic Product (GDP) has increased by almost 18 per cent, highlighting the importance of the sector to Australia’s transitioning economy.
Tourism Research Australia’s report Tourism Businesses in Australia shows the contribution of the tourism industry to GDP increased 17.8 per cent over the past four years to reach $47.5 billion.
The report shows the tourism industry comprised around 273,500 businesses in June 2015, which represented over 13 per cent of Australia’s total 2.1 million businesses."
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New Festival of Sailing for the Whitsundays
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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.
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.
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
Signature Experiences of Australia target high value international travellers
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Tourism spending on the up and up
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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.
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.