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Nominations for the Logie Awards

TV WEEK GOLD LOGIE – MOST POPULAR PERSONALITY Amanda Keller (The Living Room/Dancing With The Stars, 10) Costa Georgiadis (Gardening Australia, ABC) Eve Morey (Neighbours, 10) Rodger Corser (Doctor Doctor, Nine Network) Sam Mac (Sunrise, Channel Seven) Tom Gleeson (Hard Quiz, ABC) Waleed Aly (The Project, 10) — MOST POPULAR …

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Tourism revival: WA travel figures rise sharply, spending also up

More visitors than ever took a trip in WA last year, with minister Paul Papalia declaring tourism is now back on track. Tourism Research Australia data for 2018 reveals 34. 6 million people visited WA last year — a 15 per cent jump on the 29.8 million who came in …

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Medical Tourism on Rise in Land Down Under

Interest in the land Down Under is on the rise, thanks, in no small part, to a lift from medical tourism.‍ Record numbers of international tourists almost 560,000 — visited Australia in January 2014. Record numbers of international tourists almost 560,000 — visited Australia in January, up 8.7 percent from …

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Alliance Airlines, Virgin Australia to launch Melbourne to Kununurra flights in 2020

In a major boost to North-West tourism, Alliance Airlines, in conjunction with Virgin Australia, is to launch direct flights from Melbourne to Kununurra next year. The three times weekly trial flights are scheduled to operate during the tourism season from May to August 2020, and open up access to iconic …

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Spit Master Plan prompts Sea World’s $50m cash splash

THE GOLD COAST will continue to be Australia’s number one tourism destination, following three exciting announcements on Saturday. In a major boost to the city’s theme park credentials, Village Roadshow has confirmed it will spend $50 million on creating a 1.5 hectare precinct to be known at The New Atlantis. …

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Tourism Australia announces new CMO

Tourism Australia has confirmed Susan Coghill will be promoted to the role of CMO, replacing Lisa Ronson who departed the business in March. Coghill has been working as the general manager creative, content and campaigns since 2017 where she has helped develop Tourism Australia‘s recent Dundee, Undiscover Australia and Australia …

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Sea World debuting new advanced whale watching vessel | blooloop

Sea World Cruises is debuting the Gold Coast’s newest and most advanced whale watching vessel for the upcoming humpback whale migration. The AU$4 million, state-of-the-art vessel, named the Spirit of Migaloo II, has six external viewing platforms and tiered stadium seating from sea level to the sun deck. The Spirit …

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Rethinking tourism so the locals actually benefit from hosting visitors

Tourism today has a problem and ne an entire rethink. Pundits are debating overtourism, peak tourism and tourismphobia. Cities such as Barcelona, Venice and Dubrovnik are witnessing a backlash against imposed forms of tourism. In response, new tactics have been tried, ranging from tourist “police” and tourist taxes to entry …

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Mark Humphries Roasts Scott Morrison’s Terrible Catchphrase In This Cheeky Fake Tourism Ad

Politics “How good are franking credits!” Tony Abbott had “stop the boats”. Malcolm Turnbull had “jobs and growth”. But Scott Morrison appears to have pipped his predecessors in the race to produce the most cringeworthy catchphrase of all time. In a lot of ways, “how good is [blank]” is the …

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Australia’s Labor celebration weighs up future after shock election defeat

The fight for the future of Australia’s Labor party has begun after it lost what was considered up until the final days of the campaign to be an unloseable election, in a result that Labor MPs said was “devastating”. While counting was still ongoing, the Liberal National Coalition was predicted …

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