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Room for Houtman Abrolhos Islands as a cruise ship destination, Carnival Australia tells Geraldton tourism summit

Carnival Australia destination director Michael Mihajlov said there is room for cruises to Geraldton and the Abrolhos islands. Mr Mihajlov, who was in town for the Tourism Investment Summit last week, said while Geraldton was earning top marks as a cruise destination, there were opportunities for the Abrolhos. “This is …

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Tourism to take next step

Tourism Geraldton chairman Scott Cogar said the city was already attractive for national and international tourists, and the next step was to better organise and develop tourism services. With about 35 years’ experience in tourism and hospitality on the Great Barrier Reef, the Gold Coast, and New Zealand, the Broadwater …

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Geraldton lighthouse could be transformed as tourist drawcard

The iconic red and white striped lighthouse at Point Moore could become a major tourism drawcard if the City of Greater Geraldton can open it up to the public. The lighthouse has been operating since 1878 and is the oldest surviving Commonwealth lighthouse in Western Australia. Although the lighthouse is …

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China boosts tourist spend

Chinese tourists have become the second-largest group to visit Australia according to the Australian Bureau of Statistics, and Geraldton businesses are getting their fair share. Statistics released by the ABS show visitors from China recorded the strongest growth over a 10-year period — from 315,000 in 2006 to 1. 2 …

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Welcome to city is ‘criminal’

Geraldton’s entry signs paint the town as a crime hotspot when they should be spruiking its magnificent coastline. That’s the view of Tourism Australia aquatic and coastal ambassador Brad Farmer, who said Geraldton was scaring people away from an untapped tourism “goldmine”. Mr Farmer has examined and explored Australia’s beaches …

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