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.
There’s nothing like Australia – especially when it comes to quality food and wine experiences
In response to the growing demand globally for food and wine as part of the travel experience, Tourism Australia’s There’s Nothing Like Australia campaign put the spotlight on Australia’s finest array of produce served in the most stunning locations in the world.
Australia's best new restaurants
This month, Australia’s best new restaurants champion excellent local produce through the sleek, modern Australian bistro.
Anthony Huckstep provides a wrap up of the dining experiences Australians are queuing up for, including a landmark Sydney opening and a Melbourne bar with a multimillion dollar makeover.
Tourism Australia in ‘top 50’ at prestigious innovation awards
Tourism Australia has been ranked as one of Australia’s top 50 ‘Most Innovative Companies’ by the Australian Financial Review at an awards ceremony.
Leisure market drives latest international tourism growth Down Under
Tourism Australia has published an international tourism snapshot featuring arrivals, spend and aviation data for the 12 months to June 2017 as well as a more extensive international market update delving into the current state of Australia’s international tourism
Regional wine tourism gets a boost
Export and Regional Wine Support Package, to support sustainable export growth and increased international wine tourism to Australia.
ICC Sydney showcase
Tourism Australia has partnered with ICC Sydney to develop a new Virtual Reality showcase video giving international audiences a virtual tour through the venue.
Tourism Business in Australia, June 2012 to June 2016
Tourism businesses made up 13% (around 279,000) of the total 2.2 million businesses in Australia at June 2016.
BuzzFeed foodies showcase Australia’s culinary diversity
Australia’s gastronomic delights feature in three episodes of BuzzFeed’s hit show ‘Worth It’, episodes of which have previously reached more than 10 million views from around the world.