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Australia welcomes top Asian travel agents (Ministerial)
6 Sep 2016
Over 300 qualified travel agents from across Asia are in Perth this week for Tourism Australia's training, education and familiarisation event - Corroboree Asia.
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Australia Ranked 'Most Exciting Destination For Conferences' (Ministerial)
15 Aug 2016
New international research on business events has found Australia is the most exciting destination for conferences. Australia also ranked first for scenery, sight-seeing, and being a destination worth ...
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A new partnership between Tourism Australia and Qantas (Ministerial)
3 Aug 2016
I am delighted to welcome the new marketing partnership between Tourism Australia and Qantas, which will see our largest airline and national tourism organisation come together again to market Austral ...
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Appointment as Minister for Trade, Tourism and Investment (Ministerial)
19 Jul 2016
I am honoured to have been sworn in as Australia's Minister for Trade, Tourism and Investment.
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Flinders Island 'safe harbour' project awarded $40,000 Tourism Infrastructure grant (Ministerial)
22 Apr 2016
The Minister for Tourism and International Education, Senator Richard Colbeck and the Member for Bass, Andrew Nikolic, today announced a $40,000 grant under the Federal Government’s Tourism Demand Dri ...
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Blue Derby Mountain Bike Trail to receive additional Federal funds for new tracks (Ministerial)
22 Apr 2016
The Minister for Tourism and International Education, Senator Richard Colbeck, and the Member for Bass, Andrew Nikolic, today announced $42,000 funding for the further development of the Blue Derby Mo ...
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Hobart Airport runway extension set to welcome more visitors to Tasmania (Ministerial)
22 Apr 2016
A landmark proposal to extend Hobart Airport’s runway has been approved by the Australian Government.
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Strengthening Bruny Island’s world-class tourism offerings (Ministerial)
21 Apr 2016
The Minister for Tourism and International Education, Senator Richard Colbeck, today announced funding to help meet increasing visitor demand on Bruny Island.
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Tasmania to embrace international cricket (Ministerial)
20 Apr 2016
Tasmanians have an exciting opportunity to experience Test cricket when South Africa makes their first appearance in Tasmania later this year.
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Australia forges stronger tourism ties with China (Ministerial)
14 Apr 2016
Today, alongside the Chairman of the China National Tourism Administration, Chairman Li Jinzao, we signed an updated Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) on tourism cooperation between Australia and the ...
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New Memorandum of Understanding with Air China will continue to drive growth (Ministerial)
14 Apr 2016
The signing of a $6 million agreement between Tourism Australia and China’s national carrier, Air China, will see the parties continue their joint marketing activities promoting Australia to Chinese t ...
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Innovative tourism marketing helps drive growth in Australia's tourism industry (Ministerial)
14 Apr 2016
As part of Australia Week in China, today I attended the launch by Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull of Tourism Australia’s new-look consumer website for the Chinese market australia.cn
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Tourism Australia Aquatic and Coastal campaign launches in China (Ministerial)
13 Apr 2016
Tonight I will be launching Tourism Australia’s new Aquatic and Coastal campaign in China which will promote Australia’s iconic, world-class aquatic and coastal attractions to our fastest growing tour ...
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Statement regarding the review of taxation arrangements for Working Holiday Makers (Ministerial)
8 Apr 2016
On 16 March 2016 the Government announced that it would conduct a review of the 2015 Budget measure on tax arrangements for visitors on Working Holiday Maker (WHM) visas due to significant industry co ...
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Australia Week in China 2016 explores new frontiers in education and tourism (Ministerial)
8 Apr 2016
China is an extremely important market for Australia – it is our largest source of international students and our highest-spending tourism market with both sectors experiencing strong growth.
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Realising the potential of tourism in Northern Australia (Ministerial)
29 Feb 2016
Northern Australia has some of our most iconic and spectacular tourist attractions – its remoteness, ruggedness and sheer beauty are unique and places such as Kakadu National Park and Kimberley Gorge ...
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Taking the lead for Australia United States Business Week (AUSBW) (Ministerial)
15 Feb 2016
Trade and Investment Minister Andrew Robb will lead a business delegation to the United States today to launch the inaugural Australia United States Business Week (AUSBW), a program that will visit si ...
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