News: Tourism

2021 World Tourism Day set to celebrate inclusivity

In an intervention that aims to drive the global recovery of the pandemic impacted industry, the United Nations World Tourism Organization has invited all member states, stakeholder…

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Sep 10, 2021 ByNigel Benton Marketing / Safety / Tourism /


Paynters appointed to lead refurbishment of Townsville’s Reef HQ Aquarium

The Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority has appointed Paynters as the principal contractor for the $80.1 million refurbishment of the 34-year-old facility - Townsville’s Reef HQ…

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Sep 10, 2021 Attractions / Education / Environment / Recreation / Tourism /


Australian Vaccine Passports potentially ready within weeks

Australians will begin using an international vaccine passport within weeks to prove their immunisation status overseas and on their return as Prime Minister Scott Morrison flags home…

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Sep 10, 2021 ByJoe Cusmano Events / Government / Safety / Tourism / Wellness /


Hong Kong Disneyland Resort appoints new Ambassadors to continue diversity and inclusion efforts

Hong Kong Disneyland Resort has appointed Lily Chan and Tony Dick as its new 2022-2023 Ambassadors, marking the first time for the resort to appoint two cast members and a non-Chinese cast…

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Sep 10, 2021 Attractions / Entertainment / Tourism /


Centara Resort becomes first Asian hospitality group to formally incorporate GSTC-recognised standards

Leading Thailand hotel operator, Centara Hotels and Resorts, has announced its recent achievement of the ‘GSTC-Recognised Standard’ status from the Global Sustainable Tourism…

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Sep 10, 2021 Environment / Hospitality / Tourism /


Campaign launched to highlight risks to Exmouth Gulf humpback whales from proposed industrial port

A new national advertising campaign -‘Worth the Risk?’ - has launched to raise awareness of the risks posed to humpback whale mothers and calves from the controversial Gascoyne…

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Sep 10, 2021 Environment / Government / Tourism /


Thailand drives tourism re-opening despite rise in COVID-19 cases

The Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) has confirmed a further extension to its reopening plans with the Phuket Sandbox 7+7 program. The new system will provide fully vaccinated…

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Sep 8, 2021 ByJoe Cusmano Safety / Tourism /


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