Australia wins 'Best Selling Destination' at US awards
Australia was the gold winner in the ‘Best Selling Destination Asia & Pacific’ category of Recommend Magazine’s Readers Choice Awards after the US Tour Operators Association (USTOA) Annual Conference & Marketplace in Arizona last week. Tourism Australia accepted the award and met with many of the 700 attendees whose combined annual sales exceed US$14.5 billion. Australia is also profiled on USTOA's ‘hot destinations’ list for 2017 and wholesalers at the event reported significant growth in business to Australia with positive forecasts ahead for 2017.
International Tourism Survey
The latest International Visitor Survey results, released yesterday by TRA, show that international visitors increased 8% to 8.3 million; nights increased 3% to 269.2 million; and spend increased 6% to $42.3 billion. Read more
Tourism Australia signs new strategic partnerships in China
Tourism Australia signed two strategic deals in China this week with Cathay Pacific Airways and Mafengwo.com, one of the top Chinese digital travel platforms.
Tourism Research Australia - latest publications
A number of publications have been released in the last few months and are now available on the Tourism Research Australia website
Butcher Aspire - put some meat on your career bones!
Interested in starting your butchery career? HTN is looking for individuals to undertake the HTN Aspire Program at Granville TAFE with the opportunity to score a butchery apprenticeship with HTN at the end.
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HTN Apprentice Chef
Meet HTN Apprentice Abby Goodwin. Abby Goodwin entered the Proud to be a Chef Competition and was lucky enough to go to the Melbourne cook-off.
American foodies get a taste of Restaurant Australia
Tourism Australia and Visit Victoria showcased Australian food and wine at Los Angeles’ largest food festival in May, the Los Angeles Times Foodbowl.
Gold Coast Tourism Week
The inaugural Gold Coast Tourism Week from 1-7 July will celebrate the significance of tourism to businesses and residents of the Gold Coast economically, culturally, socially and historically.
Regional Tourism Satellite Accounts
The Regional Tourism Satellite Accounts 2016–17 are now available.