Articles tagged “australia”

Australia’s New Long-Haul Service to Europe Could Be Just the Beginning

Australia’s New Long-Haul Service to Europe Could Be Just the Beginning

Allan Leibowitz, Skift

A new direct route will change traveler habits on Australia’s west coast and may deliver more market share to Qantas. But, more importantly, it looks set to herald more ultra-long-distance connections between Australia and Europe.

2 weeks ago

Australian Tourists in Bali Stranded by Volcanic Smoke Seek Help

Australian Tourists in Bali Stranded by Volcanic Smoke Seek Help

Rod McGuirk, Associated Press

As volcano Mount Agung continues to spew ash into the atmosphere and winds change direction regularly, the situation remains a fluid one for stranded travelers. But the long-term impact on Balinese tourism will probably be small.

2 weeks ago

Security Screening Intensifies in Australia Airports After Plot Disrupted

Security Screening Intensifies in Australia Airports After Plot Disrupted

Rod McGuirk , Associated Press

Australia's terrorism threat level has been at "probable" for awhile and the recent plot will make authorities even more vigilant.

5 months ago

Australia May Also Ban Laptops in Aircraft Cabins

Australia May Also Ban Laptops in Aircraft Cabins

Rod McGuirk, Associated Press

It looks like calls for the laptop ban are intensifying across the world. This is bad news for flyers and airlines alike.

7 months ago

Artificial Intelligence Is Coming to Corporate Booking Tools

Artificial Intelligence Is Coming to Corporate Booking Tools

Sean O'Neill, Skift

Corporate-booking technology vendors Serko and Concur plan to add natural language bots to their tools. Other players are likely to follow.

9 months ago

Air Berlin Restructuring Continues With Sale of Stake in Austria’s NIKI to Etihad for $319 Million

Air Berlin Restructuring Continues With Sale of Stake in Austria’s NIKI to Etihad for $319 Million

Associated Press

With Airberlin selling its stake in NIKI to Etihad, Airberlin will focus on its core business travel markets in Germany and Italy while Etihad gets to expands its tentacles a bit more in Australia.

1 year ago

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.

1 year 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 year 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 year 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.

1 year 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.

1 year 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.

2 years ago