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Aiming to increase travel between Australia, New Zealand and the US, Brand USA, the organisation dedicated to marketing the US tourism industry, is organising several interactive activities to enhance the local knowledge of tour agents.

The latest International Visitor Survey (IVS) by Tourism Research Australia has been released, revealing the economic impact of Australia’s tourism industry during 2017.

Australia’s multi-billion dollar business events industry has received a huge boost with the creation of a national bid fund, making AUD12 million (USD9.3 million) available over the next three years to support bids for new, high-value international incentive, association, and exhibition events.

The Western Australian Indigenous Tourism Operators Council (WAITOC) has announced the ninth Australian Indigenous Tourism Conference (AITC) will be held in Lorne, Victoria, Australia this November. The exact dates are due to be announced shortly.

Asia Pacific hotels reported mixed results, according to January 2018 data from hotel market data and benchmarking service, STR.

The only Australian showing of A Window on Italy - The Corsini Collection: Masterpieces from Florence has recently opened at the Art Gallery, Western Australia.

US aviation giant, American Airlines, and Australia’s Qantas have filed an application with US Department of Transportation seeking approval to form a joint business better serving customers flying between North America, Australia and New Zealand.

Perth’s State Government announced it will be sponsoring the 2018 Swan Valley National Polocrosse Championships.

Cunard announced that its famous ship Queen Elizabeth will be Australia-based for 101 days between the summer 2019 – 2020 period.

JTB Corp, described as Japan’s largest travel company, has made Australia a focus destination for the year.