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Australia’s Great Barrier Reef Continues to Decay at Record Rate

Australia’s Great Barrier Reef Continues to Decay at Record Rate

Rod McGuirk, Associated Press

One of Australia's most important tourism destinations is under severe threat from increased pollution and warmer waters. As the reef's area decreases, however, experts say tourists will continue to flock to the reef.

18 hours ago

Australia Can’t Rely on Tired, Outdated Tourism Attractions to Lure Chinese Travelers

Australia Can’t Rely on Tired, Outdated Tourism Attractions to Lure Chinese Travelers

Michael Heath, Bloomberg

Australia needs to up its tourism infrastructure if it wants to grow in its appeal to the ever-growing and ever-valuable Chinese tourism market.

1 month ago

Sydney Positions Conferences As Catalysts for Economic Development

Sydney Positions Conferences As Catalysts for Economic Development

Greg Oates, Skift

Governments, convention bureaus, and universities like those in Australia are collaborating more strategically to diversify the economy and drive economic development by targeting specific international conferences aligned with national interests.

1 month ago

Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 Families to Visit Australia in Quest to Keep Search Going

Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 Families to Visit Australia in Quest to Keep Search Going

Rod Mcguirk, Associated Press

In the interests of the families and an aviation industry seeking answers, searchers should keep up their efforts to find missing Malyasia Airlines flight MH370, although the costly effort has turned up little so far.

3 months ago

Is Swimming With Humpback Whales Sketchy or Sustainable Tourism?

Is Swimming With Humpback Whales Sketchy or Sustainable Tourism?

Nikki Ekstein, Bloomberg

Swimming with humpback whales as a tourism pursuit is spreading to Ningaloo Reef in western Australia. We're all for experiential travel -- and this takes it to new heights, or depths, depending on your perspective.

5 months ago

Skift CMO Interviews: Tourism Australia Bet on Food and Wine and Won

Skift CMO Interviews: Tourism Australia Bet on Food and Wine and Won

Greg Oates, Skift

Tourism Australia has shown the power of food tourism to drive higher visitation, but much of that is due to the country's forward-thinking content platforms.

6 months ago

Australian Officials Don’t Want Tourists to Know Great Barrier Reef Is at Risk

Australian Officials Don’t Want Tourists to Know Great Barrier Reef Is at Risk

Matt Siegel, Reuters

We are pretty certain that denying there is a problem is the worst way to make visitors happy about your destination.

6 months ago

Tourists and Foreign Real Estate Buyers Enjoy Australian Deals

Tourists and Foreign Real Estate Buyers Enjoy Australian Deals

Vinicy Chan and Brett Foley, Bloomberg

We're not sure the real estate angle is the best, but the short-term benefits of lower costs for tourists will likely be a draw this season.

9 months ago

Latest Threat to Great Barrier Reef UNESCO Site Is Nature, Not Man

Latest Threat to Great Barrier Reef UNESCO Site Is Nature, Not Man

Colin Packham, Bloomberg

Australia's most sensitive tourist attraction has been under threat by energy companies and terrible politics the last few years. Now it's Mother Nature's turn.

9 months ago

Tourism Australia Introduces Chris Hemsworth as Its New Crocodile Dundee

Tourism Australia Introduces Chris Hemsworth as Its New Crocodile Dundee

Greg Oates, Skift

Tonight's big reveal of Tourism Australia's new video marketing drive suggests that the bureau is losing focus of what makes the country special, devolving instead into a Bloomingdale's summer catalog.

10 months ago

CES 2016 Review, GoPro Events and More in Skift MeetingsIQ

CES 2016 Review, GoPro Events and More in Skift MeetingsIQ

Greg Oates, Skift

The 2016 meetings scene is all about making technology more seamless, user friendly and valuable for a broader spectrum of conference planners and attendees.

11 months ago

5 Destinations Selling Diverse Experiences in Best Travel Ads This Week

5 Destinations Selling Diverse Experiences in Best Travel Ads This Week

Alexandra E. Petri, Skift

These destinations are getting right to it: They offer a world to discover.

11 months ago