Articles tagged “sydney”

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.

2 years 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.

2 years ago

Australia Tourism Turns to User-Generated GoPro Films for New Year’s Eve Bash

Australia Tourism Turns to User-Generated GoPro Films for New Year’s Eve Bash

Greg Oates, Skift

This Tourism Australia project is a mashup of next-gen destination video marketing using GoPros, projection mapping, user-generated content, and social media influencers — and it didn't cost a lot to produce.

2 years ago

Uber’s Global Challenges Can Be Seen in Its Australian Struggle

Uber’s Global Challenges Can Be Seen in Its Australian Struggle

Jane Wardell, Reuters

We're a bit hoarse from saying this, but the New York City model of making Uber play by the rules while also making the rules easier to obey is an excellent route to consumer satisfaction.

3 years ago

The Cruise Industry Is Booming In Sydney, But There’s No Room in the Harbour

The Cruise Industry Is Booming In Sydney, But There’s No Room in the Harbour

Angus Whitley, Bloomberg

We can't help but think this is a blessing in disguise. Sometimes fast growth needs a bit of friction to keep it from going off the rails entirely.

3 years ago

Virgin Australia Brings Google Street View Into Its Sydney Airport Lounge

Virgin Australia Brings Google Street View Into Its Sydney Airport Lounge

Marisa Garcia, Skift

This is as close as you get to free lounge access without a ticket, and an excellent way to tempt passengers into paying for the real thing.

3 years ago

Sydney Is Having Its Biggest Hotel Boom Since It Hosted the Olympics

Sydney Is Having Its Biggest Hotel Boom Since It Hosted the Olympics

Nichola Saminather, Bloomberg

Everyone has his or her fingers crossed that the Australian dollar will start to decline again. Once it does, Sydney and other cities will see more inbound leisure and business travel than they've seen in ages.

4 years ago

The Addictive Bollywood Ad Campaign From Sydney Tourism

The Addictive Bollywood Ad Campaign From Sydney Tourism

Samantha Shankman, Skift

The ads may have been created with the Indian traveler in mind, but they're useful in portraying Sydney in a bright and upbeat light that will attract visitors from multiple nationalities.

4 years ago

Sydney’s casino competition heats up in bid for wealthy Asian gamblers

Sydney’s casino competition heats up in bid for wealthy Asian gamblers

David Fickling, Bloomberg

Australia watched wealthy Asian gamblers double Macau’s gaming revenues for three years and now wants a larger piece of the pie as well as the venues to attract the high-spending tourists.

5 years ago

Turkish Airlines to start world’s longest non-stop flight, to Australia

Soo Kim, The Daily Telegraph

5 years ago

Australia’s airports receive a damning review from flyers and industry watchdog

Australia’s airports receive a damning review from flyers and industry watchdog

Outside of its main international hubs, Australia’s airports are inadequately equipped to take on a rising number of international visitors. Tourism growth, however, isn’t a bad problem to have.

5 years ago

Stunning pics and videos of tandem Qantas and Emirates flights over Sydney Harbor

Stunning pics and videos of tandem Qantas and Emirates flights over Sydney Harbor

Skift

5 years ago