Tourism a bright spot for the economy
Tourism is again the one bright spot in two days of gloomy economic data, with balance of trade figures revealing seasonally adjusted earnings from tourism were $3.95 billion in October, Australian Chamber - Tourism said. S
teve Whan, Manager of Australian Chamber - Tourism, part of the Australian Chamber of Commerce and Industry, said: "Once again tourism-related services made a positive contribution to the trade balance. Without tourism's input, the 21 per cent increase in the overall trade deficit would have been even worse."
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.
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.
Regional Tourism Satellite Accounts
The Regional Tourism Satellite Accounts 2016–17 are now available.
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.
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 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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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.