The Regional Tourism Satellite Accounts provide information on the importance of tourism for each of Australia’s tourism regions. In NSW, total tourism consumption was $21.8bn in 2017-18, which was 8% higher than the percentage in 2016-17. Click the link and check the full report.
The latest Tourism Investment Monitor 2019 reports on the number and value of significant projects in Australia’s tourism investment pipeline in 2018–19. International arrivals are forecast to grow 57% to 14.6 million, while domestic overnight trips are expected to increase 11% to 125.3 million in 2028–29. Meanwhile, supporting investment in a diverse range of high quality accommodation and attractions offerings is critical to meet differing user needs. Click the link and check the full report.
Local tour company Walkabout Cultural Adventures was awarded the Cultural Tourism Australia award at the recent 2019 Adventure Tourism Awards. Walkabout Cultural Adventures is a 100 per cent Aboriginal owned and operated tour company based in the Douglas Shire. Owner and guide Juan Walker said his tour is about giving people an insight into Aboriginal culture and land management. He added it feels great to be recognised after years of hard work.
Jetstar has launched its new route into Asia, with non-stop flights from the Gold Coast to South Korea’s capital, Seoul, taking off on Sunday.
It’s the first time a low-cost airline has linked the two countries. Currently two Korean airlines, Asiana and Korean Air, fly between Sydney and Seoul, while Korean Air also offers direct flights from Brisbane.
Chinese internet conglomerate Tencent is targeting Australian and New Zealand marketing budgets, offering a suite of digital advertising tools to reach mainland Chinese consumers. The platform has been used by Tourism Australia and Tourism New Zealand to drive the growth of Chinese Free Independent Travellers (FIT) – those travelling independently without a tour group.