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Lonely Planet Lists Dakhla as Top 10 Destination to Visit in 2020

Rabat – The world’s largest small-group adventure travel company, Intrepid Travel, has listed Morocco’s Dakhla in its annual “Not Hot” list as one of the world’s most underrated destinations to visit in 2020, reports Lonely Planet. The Australian travel company’s “Not Hot” list aims to inform travellers about emerging lesser-known …

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Sarah Marquis extols the magic of nature at VIMFF

Surviving The Outback with Sarah Marquis, Centennial Theatre, Feb. 27, 7:30 p.m.  For more information and to reserve tickets visit vimff.org/surviving-the-outback-with-sarah-marquis. She wasn’t prepared to spend three months walking 500 miles of bad road, no-road and badlands in Western Australia – but then, no one really is. “You’re never ready,” …

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The Australian Open rebrands to support tourism industry Australia IS Open for travel.

Tennis Australia and Clemenger BBDO have partnered to unveil a show of support to the Australian tourism industry, with the Grand Slam rebranding to “Australia is Open”. The change comes as the Australian tourism industry looks to get back on its feet in the wake of the recent bushfires. International …

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Australia’s cruise extension sees Cunard and Princess drop prices to under $70

In an unprecedented move, the Australian cruise season has been extended, with ships like the Sapphire Princess and the Queen Elizabeth sailing in our waters. As exclusively predicted by Cruise Passenger last week, the move is the result of the coronavirus in Asia, and means thousands more cabins, port calls …

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Australia’s oldest single-span wooden bridge facing concrete future after Christmas Eve fire

Updated February 21, 2020 12:40:01 Photo: The Tunbridge bridge was built by convicts in 1848. (Flickr: Steven Penton) There is not a lot left in the small Tasmanian farming town of Tunbridge, with only about 90 people remaining to call it home. The Midlands Highway bypasses it now, the shop …

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Tourism, education to cop worst virus hit

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Could coronavirus tip Australia into a recession? Here’s what 5 experts said

<p class="canvas-atom canvas-text Mb(1.0em) Mb(0)–sm Mt(0.8em)–sm" type="text" content="When it comes to economic growth, Australia looks like the picture of perfect health: with nearly three decades with a recession, Australia holds the record for the longest uninterrupted period of GDP growth.” data-reactid=”22″>When it comes to economic growth, Australia looks like the …

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Research suggests Australian tourism marketing needs to stop doing the same thing every year

Research from Queensland’s James Cook University suggests that for Australia’s tourism marketing to remain sustainable, it ne to diversify and consider tapping into popular culture. Popular Culture Tourism is an umbrella term comprising several fields including screen tourism, literary tourism, music tourism, arts tourism, special events tourism, and food tourism. Researcher …

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‘The coldest of beers’: Tourism Australia launches new ad campaign

The federal government will spend $20 million on the tourism campaign in key markets such as Britain, India and Indonesia, with another $20 million contributed by major airlines and travel agencies, which have suffered a downturn caused by the coronavirus. The campaign will also include “significant” spending on digital and …

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Coronavirus COVID-19 outbreak delivers a huge hit to tourism, estimated to be $250 million in WA

Updated February 21, 2020 12:22:10 Photo: Beekeeper Rupert Phillips has seen a major drop at his business since the outbreak. (ABC News: Armin Azad) No-one has to tell Swan Valley beekeeper Rupert Phillips the coronavirus outbreak has stripped an estimated $250 million of tourist business out of WA so far …

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