Tourism news

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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Chinese mega-group tour comes to Western Australia
17 Aug 2017
Western Australia played host to a mega-group of 1,240 Chinese tourists in July, travelling under the Australia-China Approved Destination Status (ADS) scheme.
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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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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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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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Brisbane to host Dreamtime 2017 (Ministerial)
10 Jan 2017
Today I announce that Tourism Australia’s signature business showcase event, Dreamtime, will be held in Brisbane for the first time in 2017.
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Aussies loving a holiday at home (Ministerial)
21 Dec 2016
Australians are loving a holiday at home and are voting with their wallets with spending by domestic tourists hitting an all-time high of $59.8 billion in the last year.
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Tourism retains super growth status (Ministerial)
21 Dec 2016
The tourism industry retains its super growth status with the sector growing more than three times as fast as the rest of the economy for the 2015-16 year, the Australian Bureau of Statistics’ (ABS) T ...
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North Asian tourists driving economic growth (Ministerial)
7 Dec 2016
Today I release the latest International Visitor Survey which shows growth across key Asian markets has resulted in a $12.3 billion contribution to the Australian economy in the last year.
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