Tourism Australia


Tourism industry booms with Chinese New Year celebrations

3:53AM | Friday, 15 March  The Australian tourism industry, hotel and luxury retail sectors have all benefited from Chinese New Year festivals.

Airbnb sinks its teeth into local market after opening Sydney office

3:09AM | Tuesday, 12 March  US-based home rental service Airbnb has highlighted the growth of Australia’s tourism industry, after announcing plans to open an office in Sydney and recruit local talent to drive the brand.

New partnership to promote tourism investment opportunities

5:33AM | Wednesday, 2 May  Tourism Australia, Austrade and the Department of Resources, Energy and Tourism have joined forces to promote investment opportunities across Australia’s embattled tourism industry.

Strong Aussie dollar prompts renewed calls for tourism industry boost

3:24AM | Friday, 15 March  A tourism lobby group has renewed calls for the government to create more incentive for entrepreneurs to invest in tourist facilities, amidst the high local dollar and a $7.2 billion deficit.

Quality tourism operators to receive T-QUAL tick of approval

12:21AM | Wednesday, 7 December  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.

Tourism industry calls for share of flood levy

2:47AM | Wednesday, 9 February  Australia’s crippled tourism industry is pushing for a share of the Federal Government’s flood levy to aid hotels and resorts in struggling regional areas.

Oprah headlines new tourism campaign

1:48AM | Monday, 10 January  Tourism operators are being encouraged to capitalise on Tourism Australia’s latest international marketing campaign, which will feature Oprah Winfrey.

Start-ups could benefit from Gillard’s tourism boost

12:24PM | Sunday, 5 December  The Federal Government has unveiled a new strategy titled 2020 Tourism Industry Potential, in a bid to revive Australia’s flagging tourism sector.