Melbourne to host Dreamtime 2013

Melbourne is to host Tourism Australia’s largest trade marketing event in December, Dreamtime 2013, helping to further grow the $12 billion plus business events sector.

Business Events Week kicks off on Monday

The Federal Minister for Tourism, the Hon Martin Ferguson will officially open Business Events Week at the Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre on Monday

Australian Convention Bureaux get ceNTred

The upcoming Association of Australian Convention Bureaux staff conference will be held at Voyages Ayers Rock Resort with a theme of ‘Get CeNTred’, attracting over 80 convention bureau staff from around Australia.

Grants to create indigenous experiences offered

Australia’s tourism offering will be richer thanks to the development of indigenous tourism experiences using federal government grants according to national industry body, Tourism & Transport Forum

William Angliss Institute to skill indigenous tourism workforce

Specialist tourism and hospitality training centre William Angliss Institute will deliver a skilled indiginous workforce to Ayres Rock Resort through new funding supporting the Indigenous Land Corporation’s National Indigenous Training Academy.

Canberra’s business tourism bounding ahead

The Canberra Convention Bureau is delighted by the figures released today by Minister for Tourism Martin Ferguson, showing the positive performance of domestic tourism and a continued increase in the lucrative business travel market across Australia

Oprah brings 300 fans to Oz in Tourism Australia partnership

Tourism Australia has announced a partnership with Oprah Winfrey which will bring 300 of her US viewers as well as the talk-show queen to Australia. Oprah made th eannouncement to her audience on Monday’s premiere episode of the farewell season of her sho

Martin Ferguson keeps portfolio but faces challenges

A focus on the supply-side challenges facing the Australian tourism industry and a whole-of-government approach must be the hallmarks of the government’s second term, following Martin Ferguson’s re-appointment

Domestic tourism holds strong

Figures from the Australian Government’s National Visitor Survey released on June 15 show Australia’s domestic tourism market is holding strong for both the March quarter and the year ending March 2010 despite challenges from a competitive international m

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