Tourism news

Adelaide to host Australia’s premier tourism trade event (Ministerial)
26 Jun 2017
Adelaide will host Australia’s largest annual event for building tourism opportunities for Australia - the Australian Tourism Exchange (ATE) - in April 2018.
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Queensland covers Paris (Ministerial)
8 Jun 2017
The international campaign to bring tourists back to Queensland following Cyclone Debbie has begun.
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International tourists loving regional Australia (Ministerial)
7 Jun 2017
International tourists are staying longer and spending more when they visit Australia. And they are venturing out of the capital cities with record growth in regional Australia.
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Supporting Australia’s exporters and tourism businesses (Ministerial)
9 May 2017
The Turnbull Government has chosen to grow the economy to secure more and better paying jobs in trade and tourism through free trade agreements and business tax cuts.
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New direct flights between Australia and Vietnam a boost for tourism and business (Ministerial)
5 Apr 2017
Assistant Minister for Trade, Tourism and Investment, the Hon Keith Pitt MP, says new direct flights between Australia and Vietnam will boost tourism and business opportunities in both countries.
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$5.6 billion growth drives tourism spending above $100 billion (Ministerial)
29 Mar 2017
Spending by international and domestic visitors grew by $5.6 billion last year, with spending by Australian and international tourists exceeding $100 billion for the first time.
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Tourism drives Australia’s trade in services (Ministerial)
21 Mar 2017
Australia’s trade in services recorded strong growth in 2015-16, increasing 7.7 per cent to $146 billion.
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International Visitor Survey – December 2016 (Ministerial)
15 Mar 2017
Today I release the International Visitor Survey for the 2016 calendar year which shows spending by international visitors reached an unprecedented $39.1 billion last year.
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Government getting down to business on corporate travel (Ministerial)
14 Mar 2017
Assistant Minister for Trade, Tourism and Investment Keith Pitt will address the Canberra Aviation and Corporate Travel Summit on Wednesday (March 15), outlining Government policies designed to suppor ...
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Developing pathways to maintain tourism growth
8 Mar 2017
Leading tourism policymakers and industry stakeholders held their first Tourism Access Working Group meeting for 2017, to ensure Australia’s tourism sector continues to grow and the government and ind ...
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Celebrating Australian tourism businesses (Ministerial)
25 Feb 2017
Congratulations to the winners of the Qantas Australian Tourism Awards.
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Trade Tourism and Investment Ministers Meeting (Ministerial)
24 Feb 2017
These meetings with state and territory ministers are important to ensure we work together to grow trade, increase investment and attract more tourists
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Online Visitor visas now available to Chinese nationals (Ministerial)
20 Feb 2017
Chinese nationals are now able to apply online for a Visitor visa as part of the continued expansion of online access to Visitor visas globally.
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Australian Tourism Delegation To China (Ministerial)
20 Feb 2017
I will visit Beijing and Shanghai this week to advance the Australia China trade relationship and to launch the China Australia Year of Tourism.
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Doorstop - China-Australia Year of Tourism (Ministerial)
20 Feb 2017
I'm very pleased to be up here in China with a delegation from the tourism industry, a high profile delegation, many airports, CEOs and others who are focused on building the relationship between Chin ...
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Record breaking year for tourism (Ministerial)
10 Feb 2017
International and domestic visitors have contributed a record $116.7 billion to the Australian economy, creating new jobs and reconfirming tourism’s status as a super growth sector.
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Strengthening Australia’s tourism relationship with China
9 Feb 2017
With 2017 officially named the China-Australia Year of Tourism, the Approved Destination Status (ADS) scheme and its role in ensuring quality experiences for Chinese group tours travelling to Australi ...
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China-Australia Year of Tourism (Ministerial)
5 Feb 2017
The China-Australia Year of Tourism was launched at the Sydney Opera House today by the Minister for Trade, Tourism and Investment, Steven Ciobo, and the Chairman of the China National Tourism Adminis ...
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G'Day USA (Joint Ministerial)
26 Jan 2017
We will visit Los Angeles from 26-29 January 2017 to promote Australian business and industry at G’Day USA, Australia’s premier public, cultural and economic diplomacy program in the United States.
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G'Day USA (Ministerial)
23 Jan 2017
Australian experiences will be brought to life in New York tomorrow at Virtual Australia - the premier tourism event of the 2017 G’Day USA program.
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