Latest News

Back to Latest News back

 

New Australia-China Tourism Summit opens in Cairns

New Australia-China Tourism Summit opens in Cairns
June 10, 2011

The inaugural Australia-China Tourism Summit, part of the Australian Government's $30 million commitment to the China market over the next four years, was opened yesterday by Australia's Tourism Minister Martin Ferguson.

Summit attendees include China National Tourism Administration Vice Chairman Dr Du Jiang, who is leading China's first delegation of tourism officials to Queensland.

In his opening address Minister Ferguson highlighted that China is Australia's most valuable tourism market worth over $3 billion a year.

Speaking to an audience of industry and government representatives Minister Ferguson highlighted that "within a decade, visitors from China are forecast to bring $6 billion into the Australian economy in a single year, doubling the current economic value of Chinese visitors to Australia."

Unveiling Tourism Australia's China 2020 Strategic Plan, Ferguson called it "a major contribution to our thinking on ways to strengthen our relationship on tourism.

"It gives the Australian tourism industry a clearer direction for enhancing business from China. Tourism Australia is taking Australia to China via support from industry and governments right across our country."

Improving the Approved Destination Status (ADS) scheme, which has brought thousands of Chinese tour groups to Australia over the past decade, is a priority for the summit.

Minister Ferguson said Australia couldn't rest on its laurels when it comes to welcoming visitors from China.

"After all, over 140 countries now enjoy ADS status. To stay ahead of the game, we have committed another $4 million to the scheme over four years."

Minister Ferguson called for substantial new investment in the Australian tourism industry, adding "to make the most of emerging markets such as China, Australia's approach must have investment at its core. With strong occupancy rates in capital cities, the time is right for new investment and Australia welcomes foreign investment."

Tourism Australia's China 2020 Strategic Plan can be seen at www.ret.gov.au

28th April 2011 - ATEC WELCOMES CHINA TOURISM AGREEMENT


Asking a small favour
We hope that you value the news that we publish so while you're here can we ask for your support?

The news we publish at www.ausleisure.com.au is independent, credible (we hope) and free for you to access, with no pay walls and no annoying pop-up ads.

However, as an independent publisher, can we ask for you to support us by subscribing to the printed Australasian Leisure Management magazine - if you don't already do so.

Published bi-monthly since 1997, the printed Australasian Leisure Management differs from this website in that it publishes longer, in-depth and analytical features covering aquatics, attractions, entertainment, events, fitness, parks, recreation, sport, tourism and venues management.

Subscriptions cost just $90 a year.

Click here to subscribe.

 

supplier directory

The Complete Guide to Leisure Industry Products & Services.

See the directory see all

 

State Wide Pool Services

Known as Hydrilla since September 2020 - see www.ausleisure.com.au/suppliers/hydrilla-pty-ltd

read more

Aquatics

 
 

Perfect Gym

Perfect Gym Solutions is a software as a service (SaaS) solution purpose-built to service the fitness industry, with over 1000 clients servicing over 2 million gym members across 40 countries making…

read more

Access / Fitness / Marketing / Recreation / Technology

 
 

SLE WORLDWIDE AUSTRALIA PTY LTD

SLE Worldwide Australia is a Managing General Underwriter specialising in insuring risks in the world of Sports, Leisure and Entertainment. Be it relaxing, playing, organising or watching sports,…

read more

Insurance / Venues

 
 

Yellowbox Lockers

Yellowbox is an Australian technology company that has developed smart locker technology operated through an app with a focus on experience for users and facility managers. Found at Beaches, Aquatic…

read more

Aquatics / Attractions / Entertainment / Retail / Security

 
 

Pico Play

Pico Play is a global leader in the planning, design, development and construction of world-class themed attractions and entertainment that deliver extraordinary and memorable experiences to millions…

read more

Attractions / Consultants / Design / Recreation / Tourism

 
 

TPEC Pool Enclosures

TPEC Pool Enclosures provide a large range of premium commercial and residential retractable swimming pool, spa and terrace enclosures throughout Australia, servicing residential, local government…

read more

Aquatics / Design / Recreation / Venues

 
 

TECHNOGYM AUSTRALIA

Technogym is the leading company in the Wellness and Fitness field all over the world. With 2,200 employees, 14 branches in Europe, U.S., South America, Asia  and Australia, Technogym exports its…

read more

Fitness / Technology / Wellness

 
 
 
 

get listed with our suppliers directory

Get your business noticed in our targeted directory. Viewed by 10,000 industry professionals per week!

list your business