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Articles tagged “australia”

Airlines

Etihad’s soft power rivalry with Emirates continues as it underwrites Sydney Opera House

Emirates, Etihad, Qatar and Turkish airlines are in a race to spread their wings beyond their fast growing airlines, and corporate sponsorships are coming aplenty.

Etihad’s soft power rivalry with Emirates continues as it underwrites Sydney Opera House

Tourism

UNESCO says that Australia must do more to protect Great Barrier Reef

The short-term benefits of coal mining may be terribly attractive, but just ask rural Illinois, West Virginia, and Pennsylvania how long that will last. Australia needs to ignore boom thinking for long-term planning.

UNESCO says that Australia must do more to protect Great Barrier Reef

SkiftX

Chinese tourists ride to the rescue of faltering Australian tourism

Everyone wants a Chinese tourist, and Australia's working hard to make sure it gets its fair share as other traditional inbound markets stagnate.

Chinese tourists ride to the rescue of faltering Australian tourism

SkiftX

Tourism Australia goes six-color san serif with its rebranded logo

Australia's tourism industry didn't have a great 2012: falling numbers, Qantas' troubles and its controversy with Tourism Australia. At least TA can start 2013 with a fresh coast of paint, so to speak.

Tourism Australia goes six-color san serif with its rebranded logo

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.