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EquipSuper says unions killed merger with Energy Super

The chairman of the $14 billion EquipSuper, Andrew Fairley, has blamed union influence for the breakdown of a merger that was unquestionably in the best interests of members. Talks between EquipSuper and fellow industry fund, the $7 billion Energy Super broke down after a disagreement over how the new board …

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Celebrity chef criticized over SA Tourism gig

The South Australian government has been criticized over its use of celebrity chef Gary Mehigan as the face of tourism for the state. The Melbourne-based chef and host of Masterchef Australia has been tourism ambassador for the South Australian government for the past 12 months but the opposition say his …

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Can Aboriginal ecotourism save communities as companies eye land?

Broome, Australia – Bart Pigram leads a group of tourists through a mangrove thicket, telling stories and discussing the landscape. The group is a mix of Australian and international visitors, all having travelled significant distances to be here in Broome, the biggest township in the Kimberley region of northwest Australia. …

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Details announced for 2018 Australian Indigenous Tourism Conference

Initial program details have been released for the 2018 Australian Indigenous Tourism Conference (AITC), set to take place in Lorne from 30th October to 1st November. Current features on the program include a chance to hear about the Camping with Custodians program, which is an Australian-first initiative that builds campgrounds …

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Regional WA sets sight on Chinese appetite for educational tourism

Updated August 11, 2018 09:47:31 Photo: Chinese families are encouraged to travel and learn together in large groups. (ABC Midwest and Wheatbelt: Laura Meachim) Middle-class Chinese parents are splashing out to give their children unique educational experiences in Australia, by taking them to the regions where they can see blue …

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Australia Bets on Reaching Chinese Business Travelers and FITs Through New Partners

Australia doing a pretty good job in attracting Chinese tourists. According to the country’s tourism board, Tourism Australia, 1.42 million Chinese tourists traveled to Australia in the year to May. That represents 13 percent year over year growth. For a relatively high-end and long-haul destination like Australia, to continue to …

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Renee’s Whitsunday Adventures in Australia | ExtraTV.com

There’s nothing like Australia’s coastline, and one of the best places to experience the Aussie laid-back lifestyle while surrounding yourself with jaw-dropping natural wonders is the Whitsunday Islands. It’s easy to see why stars like Oprah, Taylor Swift and Leonardo DiCaprio vacation here. In the Whitsundays, the adventures range from …

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Renee’s Whitsunday Adventures in Australia

There’s nothing like Australia’s coastline, and one of the best places to experience the Aussie laid-back lifestyle while surrounding yourself with jaw-dropping natural wonders is the Whitsunday Islands. It’s easy to see why stars like Oprah, Taylor Swift and Leonardo DiCaprio vacation here. In the Whitsundays, the adventures range from …

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Industry group helps retailers prepare for Chinese tourism boom

The Collins Street Precinct Group (CSPG) in partnership with the City of Melbourne, yesterday hosted a breakfast event aimed at giving Melbourne city retailers the tools they need to engage successfully with the ever-expanding Chinese tourism market. The China-Ready Business Breakfast, which took place at the Melbourne Town Hall was …

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SA Tourism repositions state with MasterChef integration

South Australian Tourism‘s recent partnership with MasterChef has set a benchmark for all future integrations for the tourism body, executive director of marketing Brent Hill says. The integration was part of South Australian Tourism‘s mission to reposition the state’s TV appeal and generated thousands of business leads, clicks and bookings beyond …

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