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 figures were released by Australia's Minister for Trade, Tourism and Investment, the Hon. Steven Ciobo MP.
Combined with the record spending of international tourists for the same period, up five per cent to $39.8 billion, total spending by tourists reached a new record of $101.6 billion. Overall, the Australian tourism industry has achieved 70% of the growth required to reach the 2020 potential of at least $115 billion in overnight visitor spending by 2020. Tourism Australia has published an international tourism snapshot showing the impact of spend, visitation and aviation links.
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.
Restaurant Australia - Australian Tourism
Tourism Australia has produced a series of videos showcasing tourism businesses from around the country who are great examples of Restaurant Australia.
What I've learnt: Thomas Pash
The CEO of the fast-growing Urban Purveyor Group talks about the importance of deep knowledge, and what the real secret sauce in the hospitality business is.
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.
Indigenous Tourism Champion - Aboriginal Cultural Tours South Australia
In operation for 14 years by owner/operator Quenten Agius, Aboriginal Cultural Tours South Australia offers 10 different cultural tours led by knowledgeable Aboriginal guides.
Restaurant Australia case study video: Brett’s Outback Tasting Tour
Tourism Australia is producing a series of videos showcasing tourism businesses from around the country who are great examples of Restaurant Australia.
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.
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