Entertainment Tonight airs special Whitsundays segment
One of the top rating TV shows in the US, Entertainment Tonight (ET), aired a special segment on the Whitsundaysthis week with host Cameron Mathison visiting the region to showcase the multitude of experiences for visitors. Supported by Tourism Australia and Tourism and Events Queensland, ET’s coverage also aims to promote the region’s recovery following Cyclone Debbie.
Activities filmed include snorkelling Hardy Reef, a scenic helicopter flight over Heart Reef, a superyacht cruise to Whitehaven Beach for a picnic, a round of golf at Hamilton Island Golf Course, visiting the dingoes at WILD LIFE Hamilton Island and banana boating at Airlie Beach. The piece also touched on the region’s resilience and recovery in the wake of Cyclone Debbie.
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.
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
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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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.
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.
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.
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
Regional Tourism Satellite Accounts
The Regional Tourism Satellite Accounts 2016–17 are now available.