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Articles tagged “australia”

Tourism

Oprah Winfrey’s trip to Australia kick-starts influx of American visitors

The publicity that a destination garners from a few blog posts is nothing in comparison to the tourism boost that results from lengthy exposure on a national celebrity’s TV show.

Oprah Winfrey’s trip to Australia kick-starts influx of American visitors

Tourism

Australian bank helps tour operators prepare for Chinese visitors and credit cards

Every country is attempting to lure a lucrative and growing population of Chinese tourists, but details like Mandarin-speaking staff and the ability to accept Chinese payments are needed to turn their presence into profit.

Australian bank helps tour operators prepare for Chinese visitors and credit cards

Airlines

Qantas claims that Tourism Australia boss is “agitating,” suspends $50 million marketing campaign

The Australian carrier has bumbled through 2012 as if it wants to be a loser. Pinning its problems on an outsider in such a childish way brings it one step closer to making this a reality.

Hotels

Check out when you want, not at annoying 11 am deadline, says Aussie boutique chain

A promotion such as this is only really plausible at a small boutique level, but could take off as an industry trend if it proves successful for the free spirited guest.

Check out when you want, not at annoying 11 am deadline, says Aussie boutique chain

Tourism

The cost of Australians getting in trouble abroad may soon result in travel levies

You know that your citizens are causing trouble abroad when you start asking everyone to pony up a little extra to help finance consular advice. Perhaps Australia should consider imposing the levy only on destinations where visitors get most out of hand.

Airlines

Discount airline fined for not letting customers unsubscribe from mailing lists

It took an AU$110,000 fine for Tiger Airways to learn the difference between persistently reaching out to customers and spam.

Business Travel

Business travel boosts Australia’s domestic tourism spending to a record high

The economic slowdown hasn’t slowed the Australian tourism industry, which witnessed an increase in spending in every travel segment, including outbound trips.

Business travel boosts Australia’s domestic tourism spending to a record high

Airlines

Emirates to give a big helping hand to promote Australia as a tourism destination

With Emirates waiting for its Qantas codesharing deal to be approved, it has a bigger role to help market Australia to the world, and selfishly so.

Tourism

Pollution and hungry starfish are eating away at the Great Barrier Reef

The coral is at the mercy of natural circumstances like water quality and starfish population, but can be aided by human intervention. The first step to take will be decreasing population and CO2 emissions.

Pollution and hungry starfish are eating away at the Great Barrier Reef

Airlines

Big alliance shakeup: Qantas ties knot with Emirates, ends BA codeshare deal

Qantas, the troubled Australian airlines, has seen the writing on the wall: that Middle East is the future of global aviation hub. And competition between Emirates, Etihad & Qatar airways can only be good for the passengers everywhere.