News: Tourism

World Tourism Association launched to combat overtourism

The World Tourism Association for Culture and Heritage (WTACH) has been formed to protect local cultures, heritage and historical sites that are in peril from overtourism. The new…

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Feb 2, 2019 Culture / Environment / Tourism /


Virtual reality game allows people to explore Wellington

Wellington has been turned into a virtual reality game where players can dive with whales, play drums on Cuba Street, and admire the night sky at Matariki. The WellTown game, has been…

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Feb 1, 2019 Culture / Technology / Tourism /


Surf Lifesaving NSW raises water safety awareness with pop-up beach

Surf Lifesaving NSW (SLSNSW) will be hosting a pop-up beach in Circular Quay from 1st to 10th February aiming to raise awareness for tourists and newly arrived migrants on water safety.…

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Feb 1, 2019 Education / Events / Safety / Tourism /


BCEC General Manager appointed as a Member of the Order of Australia 

Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre (BCEC) General Manager, Bob O’Keeffe was appointed as a Member of the Order of Australia (AM) in this year’s Australia Day Awards for…

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Jan 31, 2019 Events / Tourism / Venues /


Ten Days on the Island 2019 festival program launched

Tasmania’s Ten Days on the Island Festival was officially launched today marking the 10th anniversary since Australia's only multi-arts statewide festival began. Celebrating…

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Jan 31, 2019 Arts / Culture / Events / Tourism /


Residents and visitors encouraged to comment on new strategies for Mount Coolum

Residents and visitors to the Sunshine Coast’s Mount Coolum National Park are being urged to comment on the future of the park, with the release of a draft management plan and visitor…

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Jan 31, 2019 Environment / Parks / Recreation / Tourism /


Research shows industrialisation will threaten the survival of Ningaloo humpback whales

Murdoch University-sponsored research just published by the scientific journal Nature has found that undisturbed rest and feeding in Exmouth Gulf is critical for the survival of…

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Jan 30, 2019 Education / Environment / Tourism /


Western Australia’s tourism in crisis as overseas visitor numbers continue to fall

While it offers visitors remarkable beaches, unique attractions, distinctive events and the only direct air service from Australia to London, Western Australia’s international visitor…

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Jan 29, 2019 Attractions / Government / Marketing / Tourism /


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