5:51PM | Wednesday, 15 May 2013 | The Australian tourism industry is rebounding as more international visitors are making the voyage overseas and those figures are set to improve with the dollar now heading below parity.
3:21PM | Tuesday, 12 March 2013 | Start-up opportunities in the hotel market appear to be blossoming in Brisbane, with a new report showing that the Queensland capital loses around 87,000 visitors and $136 million in expenditure a year due to a chronic lack of hotel rooms in the city.
10:11PM | Tuesday, 4 October 2011 | Computer scientists in Bologna have developed a game that teaches players how to make tortellini using motion-sensing software and a webcam.
4:41PM | Wednesday, 4 April 2012 | Spending on seafood will be the highest growth area this Easter, according to IBISWorld, while domestic tourism operators and specialty chocolate retailers will also do well.
12:35PM | Wednesday, 21 December 2011 | Paris has launched an electric car-sharing program to cut air and noise pollution on the city’s medieval cobblestone streets and beyond.
12:50AM | Wednesday, 14 December 2011 | Melburnian Matt Hurst has written a book about cycling around the city, entitled The Casual Cyclist’s Guide, which celebrates the joys of riding a bike when you’re not clad in Lycra.
12:17PM | Wednesday, 7 December 2011 | Tourism operators will be able to highlight the quality of their products and services with a new Heart Foundation-style tick of approval, as part of a major push to boost the struggling sector.
12:07PM | Friday, 2 December 2011 | Retailers aren’t the only ones facing a quiet Christmas, with tourism operators also hurting, after a new report revealed more than 50% of consumers will skip the traditional summer holiday this year.
11:12PM | Friday, 18 November 2011 | Randall Deer knows all too well what it’s like to launch a business during a severe downturn. His second business, My Holiday Centre, was launched at the height of the GFC.
11:38PM | Monday, 7 November 2011 | Lonely Planet has named Darwin as one of the top 10 cities in the world to visit, suggesting the tourism industry could be set for a boost in the Northern Territory capital.