Archive for the ‘Tourism’ Category

Revealed: the passport/s of the decade

Posted on: January 7th, 2020 by Mike Barrow No Comments

Which passports dominated growth from 2010 to 2019? A recently released report has revealed the passports that made the largest strides over the last ten years – and the high [...] read more...

Tourism Australia pauses ‘Matesong’ ad campaign as UK viewers watch scenes of bushfire carnage

Posted on: January 7th, 2020 by Mike Barrow No Comments

$15 million can buy you a star-studded advertising campaign, but as Tourism Australia has learned, it can’t give you control over the timing of natural disasters. Key points: The ‘Matesong’ [...] read more...

Australia bushfires: Canadian backpacker describes being stranded, fearing for her life

Posted on: January 7th, 2020 by Mike Barrow No Comments

Canadian woman Dané le Roux came to Australia for a dream backpacking trip around the country. Four months later, she was huddled on a beach, under an “apocalyptic” blood-red sky, [...] read more...

Tourism Australia splashes cash on social media stars, led by one linked to Hong Kong protests

Posted on: December 17th, 2019 by Mike Barrow No Comments

Tourism Australia splashed more than half a million dollars on social media influencers in 2018-19, alongside other government enterprises such as Australia Post. Key points: Tourism Australia paid more than [...] read more...

National park eco-tourism developments taken to court, with states watching closely

Posted on: December 17th, 2019 by Mike Barrow No Comments

A desire to cash in on the popularity of eco-tourism has resulted in some state governments seeking and approving private tourism developments in national parks. Key points: Protesters are concerned [...] read more...