30.7 Million Tourists Spent $10 Billion Across The State In 2016

30.7 Million Tourists Spent $10 Billion Across The State In 2016

29 June 2017

Western Australia Minister for Tourism Paul Papalia Tourism Jobs Leap Above 100,000 Victor P Taffa 109,000 Western Australians employed in Western Australia tourism industry Highest recorded number of personnel in the sector 2015-16 State Tourism Satellite Account, prepared by Tourism Research Australia, has revealed 72,000 people are directly employed by the tourism industry in Western […]

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Gippsland Welcomed 5.2 Million Visitors Year Ending December 2016

Gippsland Welcomed 5.2 Million Visitors Year Ending December 2016

25 June 2017

Victoria Minister for Tourism and Major Events John Eren New Tourism Push To Bring More Visitors Into Gippsland Victor P Taffa Gippsland and the Latrobe Valley will benefit from extra tourism funding to attract more visitors, boost local businesses and create more jobs. Minister for Tourism and Major Events John Eren today announced $3.2 Million […]

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Interstate Trips Up 14% On 12 Months To March 2017

Interstate Trips Up 14% On 12 Months To March 2017

25 June 2017

Tasmania Deputy Premier Jeremy Rockliff Growing Our Piece Of The National Travel Pie Victor P Taffa Tasmania has outperformed its interstate rivals in growing its share of the national travel market, Deputy Premier Jeremy Rockliff said. National Visitor Survey (NVS) released today shows Tasmania recorded a 14 % increase in interstate trips over the last […]

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Visitor Numbers Up 7% On 12 Months To March 2017

Visitor Numbers Up 7% On 12 Months To March 2017

25 June 2017

Tasmania Premier Will Hodgman Tasmania Sets New Visitor Records Again Victor P Taffa Tasmania’s visitor economy continues to boom with new figures confirming we have notched up another record-breaking year, and that all regions of the state are benefiting, Premier Will Hodgman said. “Tasmanian Visitor Survey (TVS) shows we welcomed 1.26 Million visitors during the […]

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Tourism Industry Increase In Swan Valley Expected With New Planning Focus

Tourism Industry Increase In Swan Valley Expected With New Planning Focus

12 June 2017

Western Australia Minister for Tourism Paul Papalia Western Australia Minister for Planning Rita Saffioti Swan Valley To Become Major Tourism Precinct Victor P Taffa Strategy to see visitor spend in region grow by $132 Million by 2020 Marketing partnerships, experience trails and tourist transport to encourage growth Swan Valley is set to become one of […]

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Regional Victoria Tourism 23.5% Ahead Of National Increase

Regional Victoria Tourism 23.5% Ahead Of National Increase

07 June 2017

Victoria Minister for Tourism and Major Events John Eren Tourism Boom Paying Dividends For Regional Victoria Victor P Taffa International visitors are travelling to Victoria in their droves, spending more money and staying longer, according to the latest International Visitor Survey. Victoria welcomed 2.7 Million international visitors who spent $7.3 Billion in the 12 months […]

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South Australia International Tourism Visits 3.9% Ahead Of National Increase

South Australia International Tourism Visits 3.9% Ahead Of National Increase

07 June 2017

South Australia Minister for Tourism Leon Bignell International Tourism Cracks $1 Billion For The First Time In South Australia Victor P Taffa International tourism is booming in South Australia with figures showing expenditure has cracked the billion dollar mark for the first time. A record 436,000 international visits to the State in the year ending […]

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Surface On West MacDonnell Ranges Inner Loop Tourist Drive Improved

Surface On West MacDonnell Ranges Inner Loop Tourist Drive Improved

28 May 2017

Northern Territory Minister for Tourism and Culture Lauren Moss Boost For Tourism With Completion Of Inner Loop In West MacDonnell Ranges Victor P Taffa Minister for Tourism and Culture Lauren Moss attended a community event in Hermannsburg today to celebrate the sealing of the last remaining section of the popular tourist drive. “When our remote […]

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Stage 2 Of Tourism Tracer Dashboard Launched By Premier

Stage 2 Of Tourism Tracer Dashboard Launched By Premier

24 May 2017

Tasmania Premier Will Hodgman Tourism Tracer building visitor insights faster Victor P Taffa Tasmania’s tourism industry is booming with 1.2 Million visitors and $2 Billion in spending driving growth right across the state, including in the regions. Premier Will Hodgman said Stage 2 of the Tourism Tracer Dashboard launched today, is an innovative research tool […]

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Northern Territory Comes To Sydney For ATE 14-18 May 2017

Northern Territory Comes To Sydney For ATE 14-18 May 2017

18 May 2017

Northern Territory Minister for Tourism and Culture Lauren Moss Minister Moss To Attend Australian Tourism Exchange Victor P Taffa Minister for Tourism and Culture Lauren Moss will today join 29 tourism businesses from across the Territory, the largest delegation since 2009, to promote Territory tourism at Australia’s largest annual travel and tourism business-to-business event, the […]

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Gannawarra Towns To Benefit With Tourism Hub

Gannawarra Towns To Benefit With Tourism Hub

18 May 2017

Victoria Minister for Regional Development Jaala Pulford Nature-Based Tourism Hub Connects Gannawarra Towns Victor P Taffa Towns in Gannawarra Shire will benefit from a new tourism hub to be developed in Koondrook thanks to a $600,000 grant from the Andrews Government. When complete, the $1.2 Million Nature-Based Tourism Hub will connect iconic natural assets around […]

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Launceston Festivale Committee Receives Grant Towards Improved Facilities

Launceston Festivale Committee Receives Grant Towards Improved Facilities

10 May 2017

Tasmania Treasurer Peter Gutwein Infrastructure Grant Will Help Festivale And Agfest Victor P Taffa Treasurer Peter Gutwein said the Hodgman Government is proud to support the expansion of Launceston and Northern Tasmania’s growing festival and community event scene. “Today, I am pleased to announce the Launceston Festivale Committee has been successful in its application for […]

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Premier Congratulates Operators Of Blue Derby Pods Ride

Premier Congratulates Operators Of Blue Derby Pods Ride

30 April 2017

Tasmania Premier Will Hodgman Blue Derby Pods Ride Victor P Taffa Premier Will Hodgman said that the new Blue Derby Pods Ride will further enhance Tasmania’s reputation as a world class eco-tourism destination. “This shining new eco-tourism experience in the state’s North East has been made possible by the Tasmanian Government’s Expression of Interest process to attract sensitive […]

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Andrews Govt Provides Support For Macedon Ranges Tourism

Andrews Govt Provides Support For Macedon Ranges Tourism

12 April 2017

Victoria Premier Daniel Andrews Brewed For Success: Funds For Macedon Ranges Tourism Victor P Taffa In a win for local jobs, regional tourism and beer lovers everywhere, the Andrews Government today announced funds to redevelop Woodend’s renowned Holgate Brewery. “We’re proud to back a project that means more local jobs and more local tourism.” Premier […]

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Palaszczuk Govt Urges People To Take Holidays In Queensland After TC Debbie

Palaszczuk Govt Urges People To Take Holidays In Queensland After TC Debbie

11 April 2017

Queensland Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk Queensland Minister for Tourism and Major Events Kate Jones New Marketing Push To Boost Queensland’s Tourism Industry After TC Debbie Victor P Taffa All Australians are being urged to support Queensland’s tourism industry after Tropical Cyclone Debbie, with a new $2 Million joint State and Federal Government marketing campaign launched today. […]

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Destination Action Plan Designed To Increase Flinders Island Tourism

Destination Action Plan Designed To Increase Flinders Island Tourism

27 March 2017

Tasmania Premier Will Hodgman Partnership To Grow Flinders Island Tourism Victor P Taffa Flinders Island is an iconic nature-based destination that attracts some 6,000 visitors each year. Tasmanian Government is proud to have partnered with the Flinders Island community to develop a Destination Action Plan (DAP) to capitalise on Flinders appeal, Premier Will Hodgman said. […]

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Central Australia Is One Of Australia’s Top Holiday Destinations

Central Australia Is One Of Australia’s Top Holiday Destinations

17 March 2017

Northern Territory Minister for Tourism and Culture Lauren Moss Minister Focuses On Tourism In Central Australia Victor P Taffa Central Australia is one of Australia’s premier holiday destinations and also a safe holiday destination that welcomes over 700,000 visitors to the region each year. “Many come for the incredible natural landscapes, including Uluru, the West […]

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Thousand Lakes Lodge Given A New Lease Of Life

Thousand Lakes Lodge Given A New Lease Of Life

27 February 2017

Tasmania Premier Will Hodgman Thousand Lakes Lodge Is Eco-Tourism At Its Best Victor P Taffa Rescue of a building set for demolition and its transformation into an eco-tourism resort is a great show of confidence in our award-winning tourism sector and supports our plan to become the eco-tourism capital of the world, Premier Will Hodgman […]

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Advance Queensland Initiative To Boost Cairns Tourism

Advance Queensland Initiative To Boost Cairns Tourism

25 February 2017

Queensland Minister for Innovation Leeanne Enoch Cairns Tourism To Benefit From Advance Queensland Funding Victor P Taffa Cairns tourism is set for an innovation injection thanks to the Palaszczuk Government’s Advance Queensland initiative. Innovation Minister Leeanne Enoch said the Government had attracted one of Australia’s largest corporate business accelerators to work with local tourism businesses […]

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Minister Announces Tourism NT Board Of Commissioners For 2017-19

Minister Announces Tourism NT Board Of Commissioners For 2017-19

18 February 2017

Northern Territory Minister for Tourism and Culture Lauren Moss Tourism (NT) Northern Territory Board Of Commissioners Appointed Victor P Taffa Minister for Tourism and Culture Lauren Moss today announced the re-appointment of Michael Bridge as Chairman of the incoming Tourism NT Board of Commissioners for a period of two years. Minister Moss also welcomed four […]

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