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Cultural tourism front and centre of new tourism partnership (Ministerial)

8 Apr 2019

High value international visitors seeking bespoke and premium tourism experiences will be the focus of a new partnership launched today between Tourism Australia and Australia’s most iconic arts and c ...

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Funding boost to lure more Chinese tour groups down under (Ministerial)

5 Feb 2019

The Liberal-National Government has today announced $11 million in funding to attract more Chinese tour group tourists to Australia.

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Funding for Kakadu a major win for tourism in the Top End (Ministerial)

14 Jan 2019

Kakadu National Park is set for a $216 million upgrade designed to lure more visitors to the iconic Australian landmark and drive more investment and jobs in the Territory.

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Aussie rules football to help lure more Chinese tourists to Australia (Ministerial)

5 Nov 2018

Tourism Australia will once again partner with the Australian Football League (AFL) when Shanghai plays host to a 2019 Toyota AFL premiership game.

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Tourist numbers continue to soar (Ministerial)

2 Nov 2018

Australia’s tourism industry continues to go from strength-to-strength with a record 8.4 million international travellers flocking to our shores over the last year.

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Trade, Tourism and Investment Ministers' Meeting (Ministerial)

13 Jun 2018

Today I will chair a meeting of Australia’s Trade and Investment Ministers and Tourism Ministers in Adelaide. We will discuss ways to further grow Australia’s exports, increase investment and attract ...

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Australia welcomes more than nine million tourists (Ministerial)

15 May 2018

Australia welcomed a record 9.02 million international visitors in the year ending March 2018, an increase of 7.7 per cent on the last 12 months, according to figures released by the Australian Bureau ...

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Investing in regional tourism (Ministerial)

10 May 2018

Investment opportunities in Australia’s regional tourism destinations are showcased in a suite of new marketing tools designed to drive investment in regional Australia.

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More Chinese tourists to Australia (Ministerial)

18 Apr 2018

China has overtaken New Zealand to become Australia's largest inbound visitor market for the first time.

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New Australian Accommodation Monitor for the tourism industry (Ministerial)

21 Dec 2017

The Turnbull Coalition Government will continue providing a national accommodation survey through the Australian Accommodation Monitor (AAM), a new arrangement with global data analytics provider STR.

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New Cairns aquarium to boost tourism in North Queensland (Ministerial)

19 Sep 2017

The Cairns Aquarium and Reef Research Centre officially opened today after support from the Turnbull Coalition Government.

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Superyachts to bring super gains for Australian tourism and marine industries (Ministerial)

13 Sep 2017

The Turnbull Government today introduced a Bill that will increase superyacht charters in Australian waters.

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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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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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