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Western Australia sports tourism helps drive Mid-West economy

Local sporting events help deliver millions of dollars of economic benefits to the Mid-West region of Western Australia, according to a recently released report, underlining the importance of delivering quality, high participation sporting events in country areas. The Mid West Sports Tourism Project analysed the economic impact of sport in …

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Airbnb taking customers and profits from Cairns motels

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Tourism industry workforce grows to record 38,900 people

A tourism boost across South Australia has created more than 1600 jobs in the past year, new figures reveal. Tourism Research Australia data showed the industry workforce has swelled to a record 38,900 people, up 4. 3 per cent during 2017-18. It follows the state’s tourism expenditure hitting a new …

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The dark side of ‘voluntourism’ causes orphanage numbers to boom in developing countries

Posted August 18, 2019 08:16:47 Photo: Orphanages have proliferated in developing countries in response to the “voluntourism” trend. (Pixabay: Rolf Dobberstein) Young Australian backpackers venturing overseas are being warned to rethink volunteering in developing countries as a booming trend of “voluntourism” exposes a darker side of the industry. According to …

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Which flight route makes the most money in the world?

OPINION Thailand is a proud country with a rich cultural tradition. And great food. Expats and visitors have been flocking to the Land of Smiles for a century, especially the last 20 years when tourism has surged to become a major contributor to the country’s GDP. But the veneer of …

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GUEST COLUMN: Come From Down Under

Toni Kearney For the past two years, I have been living in what feels like some sort of dream in the gorgeous city of Melbourne, Australia. The streets are lined with colorful characters and crazy graffiti, with each nook and cranny of the alleyways tickled with eccentric cafes serving up …

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Opinion: Why ScoMo shouldn’t fall for Pacific Islands climate hoax

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Tourists swarm over Ayer’s Rock ahead of ban against climbing

The Ayers Rock climb will close in October (Picture: Getty) Climbers are making sure they take in all the sights on the iconic Ayer’s Rock because they won’t be able to get there soon. The climb in Australia will officially close on October 26 due to concerns the sacred site …

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Fox Files: The Voice star to bring new tour to Rocky

WELCOME to this week’s edition of the Fox Files where you’ll find the hottest gossip from around the region. See our main story plus more below. ROCKHAMPTON-raised Zeek Power has announced he’ll embark on his first tour to promote his music. After ranking third on this year’s season of The …

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Australia expects 40,000 Indian fans at ICC T20 World Cup next year

Australia expects to receive around 40,000 Indian cricket fans for the T20 World Cup tournaments next year giving a further boost to its tourism industry. While tourist arrivals from China (its largest source market) are slowing down, visitor numbers from India to Australia continue to grow in double digits. Tourism …

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