NSW Indigenous tourism sector experiences 50% increase in participation rates

Destination NSW announced (24-Mar-2017) the NSW Indigenous tourism sector has experienced a 50% increase in participation rates. The announcement coincides with the launch of six new…..

Australia Trade and Tourism Minister meets with JTB, Japan Airlines and All Nippon Airways

Tourism Australia, via its weekly newsletter, stated (19-Apr-2017) Australia‘s Minister for Trade, Tourism and Investment Steven Ciobo MP is leading a business delegation to Japan during…..

Qantas to increase change fees by up to 45%

Qantas announced change fees would be increasing by up to 45% from 28-Apr-2017 (finder.com.au, 19-Apr-2017). The new fees apply for all classes and booking types depending on the route…..

Virgin Australia introduces vision impaired user interface for IFE

Virgin Australia announced (19-Apr-2017) the introduction of a new in-flight entertainment (IFE) user interface for passengers who are blind or have low vision. Developed by globally recognised…..

Norfolk Island Airlines to launch in Jun-2017

Norfolk Island Airlines, via its official Facebook page, announced (14-Apr-2017) the launch of once weekly Auckland-Norfolk Island-Brisbane service on 17-Jun-2017. Tickets are now available for purchase on…..

Queensland Government to trial Rex service to Karumba

Queensland Government announced (19-Apr-2017) the launch of twice weekly Mount Isa-Karumba-Cairns service under a three month trial on the regulated air route. Assistant Minister for Transport and…..

Qantas completes construction of Karratha Airport lounge, to open in May-2017

Qantas completed construction on its new lounge at Karratha Airport, scheduled to open in May-2017 (The West Australian, 19-Apr-2017). Karratha Mayor Peter Long stated “We…..

Visitor arrivals to Cook Islands up 10% to 10,954 in Mar-2017

Cook Islands Ministry of Finance & Economic Management reported (19-Apr-2017) visitor arrivals to Cook Islands reached 10,954 in Mar-2017. Details include: Visitor arrivals: 10,954, +10.4%…..

Virgin Australia creative pitch down to four agencies

Virgin Australia confirmed four agencies remain in the pitch for the carrier’s creative account (Mumbrella, 19-Apr-2017). DDB, M&C Saatchi, TBWA Sydney and Clemenger BBDO Sydney, are believed to still…..

Sydney Airport to hold AGM on 30-May-2017

Sydney Airport announced (20-Apr-2017) it will hold its annual general meeting on 30-May-2017 comprising the two entities that make up ASX-listed Sydney Airport, namely Sydney…..

News Briefs – 19th April 2017

Australian government announces changes to 457 visa system Australia‘s Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull, via his personal Facebook page, announced (18-Apr-2017) the removal the 457 visa programme for skilled migrants……