News: Tourism

Asia Pacific Triennial of Contemporary Art generates millions for Brisbane tourism

A major international art exhibition held over five months at Queensland’s Gallery of Modern Art (QAGOMA) pumped $35 million into the economy and generated 1.5 million visitor nights…

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Jul 28, 2019 Arts / Culture / Events / Tourism / Venues /


Phuket to push sustainability agenda during PHIST 2019 conference

Preparing to host Phuket Hotels for Islands Sustaining Tourism 2019 conference (PHIST 2019), Phuket aims to push the sustainability agenda. PHIST 2019 is the annual event that unites the…

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Jul 28, 2019 Environment / Tourism /


US$41 million expansion underway at UAE’s Al Ain Zoo

Abu Dhabi-based Musanada has started construction on four expansion projects at the Al Ain Zoo in the United Arab Emirates with the additions to include new areas for reptiles, elephants,…

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Jul 26, 2019 Attractions / Environment / Tourism /


Houtman Abrolhos Islands listed as National Park

The pristine coral haven of the Houtman Abrolhos island chain off the coast of Western Australia are to be protected and made more accessible with the creation of the Houtman Abrolhos…

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Jul 26, 2019 Environment / Parks / Tourism /


Genting, Fox and Disney agree settlement in Malaysian theme park dispute

Genting Malaysia has reached a settlement agreement with 21st Century Fox and The Walt Disney Company that sees a dispute over the US-based businesses backing for Genting’s Malaysian…

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Jul 26, 2019 Attractions / Entertainment / Hospitality / Legal / Tourism /


George Calombaris dropped from Tourism WA marketing role

Embattled chef George Calombaris has been dumped from Tourism WA’s marketing campaign following the fallout of his company’s underpayment scandal. The MasterChef judge was last…

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Jul 25, 2019 Finance / Hospitality / Legal / Marketing / Tourism /


Skyline Queenstown launches Night Luge experience

Installation of lights at the Skyline Queenstown tourist attraction will soon make Night Luging possible. Skyline Queenstown has just installed 225 lights and 5.5km of cabling on its Luge…

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Jul 25, 2019 Attractions / Tourism /


Bendigo City Council defends anti-terrorism measures despite event cancellation

City of Bendigo staff have defended the new anti-terrorism measures for events despite the recent cancellation of the Bendigo Fun Run. Organisers of the annual Bendigo Bank Fun Run last…

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Jul 25, 2019 Events / Finance / Safety / Security / Tourism /


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