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, a once-in-lifetime fellowship and travel program that will see the Mates work, travel and capture content across Australia. Eight young travellers and aspiring content creators from the UK, Germany, Italy and France will be flown to Australia for a three-month road trip to discover and report on some of the most unique, eye-opening and breathtaking experiences across the country for both Tourism Australia and BuzzFeed.com social channels.
“These eight-lucky young travellers have a life-changing trip ahead of them and one which we believe will motivate many more young international travellers to follow in their footsteps,” said Australia's Minister for Trade, Tourism and Investment, the Hon Steven Ciobo MP.
International Tourism generating jobs
Tourism is confirmed as the unsung hero of the Australian economy with record international visitor numbers in year to June 2017
Sydney and Melbourne recognised in T+L World's Best Awards
Sydney earned a number one spot in this year's prestigious Travel + Leisure World's Best Awards in New York in August.
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.
Tourism Forecasts 2017
Tourism Research Australia has published tourism forecasts up to 2026–27
Newcastle's new coffee cellar door unveiled
Peaberrys Coffee Roasters in Newcastle has recently unveiled a cellar door, offering a full education experience about bean types and roasting techniques whilst tasting their home-created blends.
Tourism Australia's Dreamtime 2017
Registrations are open until Friday 18 August for Australian Industry to participate in Dreamtime 2017, Tourism Australia’s signature business events showcase.
Funding open for Rural and Regional Events in NSW
Event organisers are being encouraged to apply for grants under the NSW Government’s 2018 Flagship Event Fund, with expressions of interest now open.
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.