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Trial boosts permanent flight bid

Broome may still be basking in the success of its first international flights in nearly two decades, but work has already gone ahead to introduce a permanent service. On May 22, in one of the most historic days in the town’s history, a Silkair Boeing 737-800 touched down in Broome …

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5 minutes with a tourism expert

Was the Commonwealth Games the highlight of your time at Gold Coast Tourism? Yes, without a doubt. The Commonwealth Games is the biggest event to be held in Australia this decade, and Gold Coast Tourism’s contribution has been critical to its success. The numbers tell it all – 1.5 billion …

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Australian Beach Towns Embracing Crypto to Beat Tourism Drop

Australian Beach Towns Embracing Crypto to Beat Tourism Drop June 3, 2018 by Akshay Makadiya 0 Comment 427 Views Two Australian tourist towns are embracing cryptocurrencies to attract the nouveau riche — young crypto holders — in a bid to boost the local economy. Will targeting the idiosyncratic audience bring …

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The Queensland beach town where you can pay for your holiday in bitcoin

Updated June 03, 2018 10:23:51 Photo: Agnes Water-1770 in central Queensland is billing itself as “Australia’s first digital currency town”. (Supplied: NEM / Facebook) More than 30 businesses in Agnes Water and the Town of 1770 in central Queensland now accept cryptocurrency as a form of payment, with the beach …

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WA Fishing Industry Council calls for dedicated seafood tourist trail

WA could soon have a dedicated seafood tourist trail to drive visitor numbers and seafood sales, from barramundi in the North West to oysters in the State’s south. The WA Fishing Industry Council (WAFIC) is behind the idea, saying the State is missing out on seafood tourism to others, including …

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Great Australian Airfare Sale available at Rs 21600 to woo flyers

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Trip to Australia? Get cheap flight tickets from Rs 21600 now

If Australia is the getaway you are planning to head to, here’s some good news for you. Tourism Australia has roped in eight full-service and low-cost airlines to offer discounted fare to Australia as part of the fourth installment of the ‘Great Australian Airfare Sale’. Australia is offering flight tickets …

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WTTC recognizes Australia’s leadership on biometric travel facilitation

WTTC recognizes Australia’s leadership on biometric travel facilitation Australia continues to provide global leadership for travel facilitation measures with the trials of biometric passenger identification technology at major airports, says the World Travel Tourism Council (WTTC). During the International Air Transport Association (IATA) Annual General Meeting in Sydney, the world’s …

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Chinese Group Wants to Turn Australian Prison Into a Luxury Resort

Chinese investors are looking to Australia for new tourism opportunities. However, the latest high-profile Chinese investment in Australia is unique, to say the least. The Wufu Investment Group has reportedly paid US$3 million (AU$4 million) for a former prison on French Island in the state of Victoria. The group plans on turning the …

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Accor to use Mantra ownership to drive regional tourism growth

With the landmark hotel deal bedded down, Accor will now operate over 330 hotels and resorts across Australia and more than 50,000 rooms – giving it about 15 per cent of the Australia market. Mantra will add its Mantra, Breakfree, Peppers and Art Series brands to the Accor stable, which includes Novotel, Sofitel, Pullman, …

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