News: Tourism

Record Gold Coast Marathon numbers prompt organisers to adapt the course

A huge surge in popularity for this year’s Gold Coast Marathon has prompted race organisers to increase capacity of the event to meet growing demand. Queensland Tourism Industry…

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May 31, 2019 Events / Sport / Tourism /


Study shows Perth festival has major impact on community spirit and arts initiatives

A new report on the Perth Festival by analysts Culture Counts shows that almost every key measure of artistic quality and social, cultural and economic impact increased in 2019 from the…

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May 30, 2019 Arts / Culture / Entertainment / Events / Tourism /


Tourism New Zealand partners with Chinese investment company Tencent

Tourism New Zealand has announced its signing of a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with Tencent Holdings, a leading provider of Internet value-added services in China. The MoU is to…

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May 29, 2019 Finance / Technology / Tourism /


The Big Pineapple attraction set to receive multi-million dollar upgrade

The Queensland Government will deliver a multi-million-dollar upgrade of the Sunshine Coast’s famed tourism attraction – the Big Pineapple. Tourism Industry Development…

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May 29, 2019 Attractions / Finance / Tourism /


Climber suffers cardiac arrest on Uluru

A man suffered a cardiac arrest yesterday while halfway up climbing Uluru with a tour group - only being kept live after the intervention of paramedics and off-duty police…

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May 29, 2019 Culture / Environment / Parks / Tourism / Wellness /


New Zealand’s largest business events exhibition set to host 6,000 meetings

Exhibitors from 17 regions will meet with buyers from eight countries when New Zealand’s biggest business events industry showcase, CINZ MEETINGS 2019, starts in host city Auckland…

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May 28, 2019 Entertainment / Events / Hospitality / Tourism /


Australian Chamber-Tourism congratulates Simon Birmingham on re-appointment as Tourism Minister

Australian Chamber - Tourism, the national peak body of Australian tourism organisations has welcomed the re-appointment of Senator Simon Birmingham as Minister for Tourism and are…

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May 28, 2019 Government / Tourism /


11 die on ‘overcrowded’ Mount Everest

Another mountaineer has died after while attempting to reach the summit of Mount Everest, bringing the death toll for the 2019 climbing season to 11 people. American attorney Christopher…

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May 28, 2019 Recreation / Safety / Tourism /


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