Hong Kong’s flag carrier airline, Cathay Pacific, announced changes to its winter flight schedule for Australia in Melbourne and Perth. The airline will begin operating its Hong Kong-Melbourne route with an A350-900WXB, larger than the A330-300 it is replacing, starting October 29. There will be 2 daily A350 flights and via a 777-300ER. Melbourne is, Read More

Sixteen kilometres of stunning coastline were officially dedicated as the eighth World Surfing Reserve by the Save the Waves Coalition this morning, cementing the Gold Coast’s position as the home of Australian surfing. Gold Coast Tourism CEO, Martin Winter said “today’s dedication will not only elevate the global profile of the Southern Gold Coast’s, Read More

SYDNEY, Australia – Sydney Festival’s opening weekend took over the city in an explosion of exceptional theatre, dance, music, visual arts, opera and more. Over three weeks Sydney Festival brings the harbour city to life from January 7-26. In 2016, Sydney Festival celebrates its 40th anniversary and the final year for esteemed festival director, Read More

LOS ANGELES, CA – Australian actor Chris Hemsworth – the “world’s sexiest man alive,” according to People magazine, has been announced as the global ambassador for Tourism Australia’s new campaign, which will focus on the country’s world-class aquatic and coastal experiences. Tourism Australia Managing Director, John O’Sullivan said that whilst Australia would still be, Read More

MELBOURNE, Australia – Melbourne remains the only city in the world to have this week topped the Economist’s Intelligence Unit’s (EIU) Global Liveability Index for the fifth year in a row. The annual ranking looks at living conditions in 140 cities across the globe by assigning a rating across five broad categories, including: stability; healthcare;, Read More

Over 40 million international tourists choose their destination largely because of a film shot in that particular country. New Zealand has seen an unprecedented increase in the flow of fans and tourists to the country since filming wrapped on the The Hobbit Trilogy, with more tourists than ever before citing the popular films as, Read More

Officially opening October 1, 2004, The Henry Jones Art Hotel will be Australia’s first dedicated ‘Art Hotel’ and Hobart’s only boutique five-star accommodation choice. Throughout the hotel’s foyer, halls, rooms and public spaces, more than 250 original, contemporary artworks are displayed showcasing Tasmania’s emerging and leading artisans. Special, continuously changing permanent exhibits ensure a, Read More

Exploring the national parks of the Great Divide, arguably one of Australia’s most significant landforms, is only part of the allure of Nature-Bound Australia’s “The Great Divide” trip. These 14- or 19-day adventures also include fascinating forays into the culture, history and legends of the Land Down Under, leaving guests enthralled by both what, Read More

AUSTRALIA’S tourism industry has been urged to switch its emphasis to attracting travelers from emerging economic superpowers China and India if it wants to see sustainable growth. Tourism Australia chairman Tim Fischer, a former deputy prime minister and trade minister in Prime Minister John Howard’s government, told a Queensland Tourism Industry Council seminar yesterday, Read More

THE SYDNEY INTERNATIONAL BOAT SHOW is one of those spectacular events that mean different things to different people. For some it’s the opportunity to look for that new boat, or perhaps a new engine(s) for the current boat, maybe some new fishing tackle or simply keeping up with what’s new on the recreational boating, Read More