Australia welcomed 9.1 million international visitors for the year ending June, up six percent compared to previous 12 months.
Tourism Australia’s premier event for promoting the country’s best tourism attractions to the Indian travel industry has been held with 75 Australian tourism businesses meeting with 87 travel companies from Mumbai, Delhi, Bengaluru, Hyderabad, Chennai, Kolkata, Ahmedabad, Pune and Jaipur.
The Queen Victoria Market in Melbourne will be 114th place to be included on Australia’s National Heritage List.
Tourism Australia signed two strategic deals in China with Cathay Pacific Airways and Mafengwo.com, described as one of the top Chinese digital travel platforms.
The Whitsunday Islands will welcome a new era of luxury in 2019 with the signing of a management agreement that will see IHG take over management of Hayman Island, rebranding it as Hayman Island, by InterContinental.
Thailand is to again host the Annual General Meeting of the Australian Society of Travel Writers (ASTW) during August 16-19.
The first dedicated events venue on the Great Barrier Reef has been launched in Cairns offering bespoke corporate events and private parties in the middle of the Coral Sea.
8HOTELS has opened Little Albion Guest House in Surry Hills, Australia offering a live like a local accommodation experience in one of Sydney’s most vibrant inner-city suburbs.
Seabourn is heading to Australasia again this year with Seabourn Encore and Seabourn Sojourn offering multiple cruises around Australia, New Zealand and the South Pacific over the 2018-2019 season.
Hotelbeds Group, a leading global bedbank, unveiled a strategic partnership with Rezdy, the Sydney-based independent booking software provider specialising in tours and attractions.