News: Tourism

Coronavirus sees cancellation of major events and closure of attractions in China

As the Wuhan Coronavirus (known for now as 2019-nCoV) continues to spread across China and beyond, major events have been cancelled and attractions closed. This comes in a week when…

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Jan 24, 2020 ByKaren Sweaney Attractions / Culture / Entertainment / Environment / Tourism /


Nambour CBD designated a special entertainment precinct and exempt from amplified music noise requirements

Sunshine Coast Council has designated Nambour CBD as a special entertainment precinct making it exempt from the amplified music noise requirements of the Queensland Government’s…

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Jan 24, 2020 Culture / Entertainment / Events / Tourism /


Opening of world’s tallest observation wheel to coincide with Expo 2020 Dubai

Ain Dubai, the world’s tallest observation wheel, will be formally opened in October to coincide with Expo 2020 Dubai. Located on Meraas’ Bluewaters Island, which also…

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Jan 24, 2020 Attractions / Events / Retail / Tourism /


Private equity group BGH submits rival bid for Village Roadshow

Village Roadshow has received a $770 million takeover offer from private equity group BGH Capital, sparking a potential bidding war for the entertainment group after rival Pacific Equity…

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Jan 24, 2020 Attractions / Entertainment / Finance / Tourism / Waterparks /


Global tourism initiative to combat plastic pollution

World tourism bodies have combined in an initiative to tackle the root causes of plastic pollution, enabling businesses and governments to take joint action. The Global Tourism Plastics…

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Jan 23, 2020 Environment / Tourism /


Tourism Australia launches $20million campaign to support bushfire affected industry

Australians are being encouraged to holiday at home this year, as part of a $20 million Tourism Australia advertising campaign aiming to support tourism operators affected by the recent…

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Jan 23, 2020 Environment / Marketing / Tourism /


Jurassic World: The Movie Exhibition set to make first appearance in China

Jurassic World: The Movie Exhibition, an immersive attraction based on one of the biggest blockbusters in cinema history, is set to make its first-ever appearance in China, starting with…

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Jan 23, 2020 Attractions / Tourism /


Survey finds Australians are prepared to pay extra for eco-travel

A recent survey of 1003 Australians conducted by Censuswide for has revealed 88% of Australians are willing to change their future holiday habits to lessen their…

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Jan 23, 2020 Education / Environment / Tourism /


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