28 Million Visitors Spent $25 Billion In Queensland Year Ended September 2019

28 Million Visitors Spent $25 Billion In Queensland Year Ended September 2019

20 January 2020

Queensland Acting Minister for Tourism Industry Development Grace Grace Queensland Takes A Bigger Slice Of The American Pie Victor P Taffa Queensland’s tourism industry experienced record growth in the year ending September 2019, with the latest figures from Tourism Research Australia showing more than 28 Million visitors spent $25 Billion in the Sunshine State. Acting […]

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Tourism Towards 2030 Conference Returns In March 2020

Tourism Towards 2030 Conference Returns In March 2020

19 January 2020

Northern Territory Acting Minister for Tourism Sport and Culture Eva Lawler Tourism Towards 2030 Conference Returns in 2020 Victor P Taffa Tourism Towards 2030 Conference will return to Darwin and Alice Springs in March, bringing local tourism operators together with the common goal of growing the Territory’s tourism industry. As part of the Gunner Government’s […]

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Northern Territory Visitor Numbers 6.7 % Up Year Ended September 2019

Northern Territory Visitor Numbers 6.7 % Up Year Ended September 2019

19 January 2020

Northern Territory Acting Minister for Tourism Sport and Culture Eva Lawler Visitors Bring $2.6 Billion Into The Northern Territory Victor P Taffa Northern Territory Government’s Turbocharging Tourism investment continues to deliver economic benefit with visitor numbers to the Northern Territory up by 6.7 % in the year ending September 2019. “Tourism is a highly competitive […]

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State Govt Launches Stage 2 Of Whitsundays Tourism Campaign

State Govt Launches Stage 2 Of Whitsundays Tourism Campaign

17 January 2020

Queensland Minister for Tourism Industry Development Kate Jones State Government To Launch New Whitsundays Tourism Campaign Victor P Taffa Palaszczuk Government has announced Stage 2 of the ‘Wonders of the Whitsundays tourism campaign’ will be launched in 2020 following the overwhelming success of the first stage of the initiative. Minister for Tourism Industry Development Kate […]

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Visitor Numbers And Spend Are Good News For Western Australia

Visitor Numbers And Spend Are Good News For Western Australia

17 January 2020

Western Australia Minister for Tourism Paul Papalia Western Australia’s Visitor Numbers And Spend The Highest On Record Victor P Taffa Latest national and international visitor numbers at record high Western Australia’s growth rate for international holiday visitors the highest of all States and Territories Increase in visitor numbers and spend boosts local economy and creates […]

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Tourism Industry Boosted By Local Business Commitment

Tourism Industry Boosted By Local Business Commitment

17 January 2020

Tasmania Premier Will Hodgman Another Tassie Tourism Success Story Victor P Taffa Congratulations to world-renowned Pennicott Wilderness Journeys on the amazing new experience they’re offering to visitors to the magnificent Freycinet region. This is a classic example of Tasmania’s great tourism success story, giving people the chance to enjoy our unrivalled natural environment on the […]

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South East Queensland Tourism Strategy Announced By Premier

South East Queensland Tourism Strategy Announced By Premier

14 January 2020

Queensland Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk Palaszczuk Government Announces South East Queensland Tourism Strategy Victor P Taffa Palaszczuk Government is working closely with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples to develop an Indigenous tourism strategy for South East Queensland. Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk said South East Queensland offered a range of Indigenous tourism experiences, from the Dreamworld Corroboree […]

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Queensland Tourism Focuses On North American Tourists

Queensland Tourism Focuses On North American Tourists

06 January 2020

Queensland Minister for Tourism Industry Development Kate Jones North American Tourists Urged To Visit Southeast Queensland Victor P Taffa A major tourism campaign set to reach 26 Million people has been launched by the Palaszczuk Government today to lure North American travellers to southeast Queensland. A new Memorandum of Understanding between Brisbane Marketing, Destination Gold […]

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Confidence In Full Swing For Queensland’s Tourism Industry

Confidence In Full Swing For Queensland’s Tourism Industry

26 December 2019

Queensland Minister for Tourism Industry Development Kate Jones Bumper Summer Ahead For Queensland’s Tourism Industry Victor P Taffa Queensland is preparing for a bumper summer holiday period with more high-spending Australians planning to holiday here than any other state. Minister for Tourism Industry Development Kate Jones said new data showed a busy few months ahead […]

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$12 Million Marketing Boost Targets UK

$12 Million Marketing Boost Targets UK

24 December 2019

Western Australia Minister for Tourism Paul Papalia UK Travel Giant Promotes Perth As First Stop For Aussie Adventure Victor P Taffa Partnership between Tourism WA and UK’s biggest tourism operator to Australia Perth promoted to UK tourists as Australia’s ‘first stop’ destination Deal part of $12 million international marketing boost to attract more visitors, create […]

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$12 Million Marketing Boost Targets Europe

$12 Million Marketing Boost Targets Europe

24 December 2019

Western Australia Minister for Tourism Paul Papalia Next Wave Of $12 Million Marketing Boost Targets Europe Victor P Taffa New marketing partnerships to target UK, German and Swiss travellers Commitment to attract more visitors, support jobs and boost the economy State Government, through Tourism Western Australia, has launched the second phase of its $12 million […]

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Work Starts On Development Of Puffing Billy Railway Discovery Centre

Work Starts On Development Of Puffing Billy Railway Discovery Centre

22 December 2019

Victoria Minister for Tourism Sport and Major Events Martin Pakula Full Steam Ahead For New Puffing Billy Discovery Centre Victor P Taffa Work has started on a major development for much-loved tourism icon Puffing Billy Railway, the Lakeside Discovery Centre at Emerald. Minister for Tourism, Sport and Major Events Martin Pakula and Member for Eastern […]

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Tourism Awards 2019 Celebrated By Chief Minister

Tourism Awards 2019 Celebrated By Chief Minister

21 December 2019

Australian Capital Territory Chief Minister Andrew Barr Tourism Awards Celebrate Excellence Victor P Taffa Congratulations to the winners of the 2019 Canberra Region Tourism Awards which were announced at a gala ceremony at the Australian War Memorial on 28 November 2019. Australian Capital Territory’s tourism sector is booming supporting more than 16,000 jobs and contributing […]

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VEEP Round 3 Recipients Announced By Minister

VEEP Round 3 Recipients Announced By Minister

19 December 2019

Northern Territory Minister for Tourism Sport and Culture Lauren Moss VEEP Round 3 Recipients Announced Victor P Taffa Northern Territory tourism operators will benefit from grant funding of $1.5 Million to enhance their visitor offerings under Round 3 of the Visitor Experience Enhancement Program (VEEP). Part of Turbocharging Tourism, the Territory Government will provide 57 […]

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2019 Hotel Bookings Hit Highest Levels On Record

2019 Hotel Bookings Hit Highest Levels On Record

02 December 2019

South Australia Minister for Trade Tourism and Investment David Ridgway Record Hotel Bookings In South Australia Set The Scene For A Busy Summer Victor P Taffa Marshall Government is delivering on its commitment to grow a strong visitor economy for South Australia with new data showing 2019 hotel bookings have hit the highest on record. […]

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Brendan McClements Appointed Interim Visit Victoria CEO

Brendan McClements Appointed Interim Visit Victoria CEO

29 November 2019

Victoria Minister for Tourism Sport and Major Events Martin Pakula Interim CEO Appointed For Visit Victoria Victor P Taffa Brendan McClements, one of Australia’s leading events and tourism executives, will serve as interim CEO of Visit Victoria, the state’s primary tourism and business and major events company. Mr. McClements, a former chief executive of the […]

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Major Tourism Award Goes To Vivid Sydney

Major Tourism Award Goes To Vivid Sydney

19 November 2019

New South Wales Minister for Tourism Stuart Ayres Vivid Sydney Wins Major Tourism Award Victor P Taffa Vivid Sydney, the largest festival of light, music and ideas in the Southern Hemisphere, has been named New South Wales best major festival and event at the New South Wales Tourism Awards. After a record-breaking year, Vivid Sydney […]

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Tourism Central Australia To Run Battery Hill Mining Centre

Tourism Central Australia To Run Battery Hill Mining Centre

17 November 2019

Northern Territory Minister for Tourism Sport and Culture Lauren Moss Battery Hill Mining Centre To Be Run By Tourism Central Australia Victor P Taffa Visitor services at an iconic mining museum in Tennant Creek will now be operated by Tourism Central Australia. “Last year Tourism Central Australia won the visitor centre category of the 2018 […]

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Bruce Davis Appointed To Tourism Board

Bruce Davis Appointed To Tourism Board

14 November 2019

Western Australia Minister for Tourism Paul Papalia New Member Appointed To Tourism Western Australia’s Board Victor P Taffa Bruce Davis joins Board of Commissioners Term until October 14, 2020 Appointment brings total number of commissioners to 10 Businessman Bruce Davis has been appointed to Tourism Western Australia’s Board for a 1-year term. “I would like […]

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Western Australia Gourmet Escape Launches With Two Events In Swan Valley

Western Australia Gourmet Escape Launches With Two Events In Swan Valley

08 November 2019

Western Australia Minister for Tourism Paul Papalia Western Australia Gourmet Escape Kicks Off In The Valley Victor P Taffa New Western Australia Gourmet Escape opens in the Swan Valley World Gourmet Symposium provides opportunities for local hospitality students Supported by the State Government, through Tourism WA Highly anticipated and newly expanded Western Australia Gourmet Escape […]

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