Queensland Environment Minister probes for explanation on chemical spill at Brisbane Airport

Queensland Minister for Environment Steven Miles probed for more explanation in regards to the chemical spill from firefighting foam at Brisbane Airport (SBS, 18-Apr-2017). On…..

Adelaide Airport to trial new body scanner

Adelaide Airport launched (19-Apr-2017) a one month trial of Rohde & Schwarz Quick Personnel Security Scanner on 19-Apr-2017. The technology completes a full body scan…..

Tourism NZ aims at agents to boost tourism from the Philippines

Tourism New Zealand announced (18-Apr-2017) plans to target travel agents in the Philippines to boost tourism to New Zealand. Tourism New Zealand regional manager, South and South East…..

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. Mr Turnbull stated the government would replace the programme with…..

Alliance Aviation’s OZ Minerals contract to end in Aug-2017

Alliance Aviation Services advised that the contract it currently holds with OZ Minerals will end on 11-Aug-2017 (Australian Aviation, 18-Apr-2017). The contract includes operating services to the organisation’s…..

Vanuatu launches new marketing campaign aimed at Sydney and Brisbane

Vanuatu Tourism Office launched a AUD255,000 (USD192,684) “Wake Up In Vanuatu” consumer marketing campaign in New South Wales and Queensland, in an attempt to reach travellers in…..

Tourism NZ: Games visitors to stay and explore more

Tourism New Zealand stated (13-Apr-2017) the World Masters Games opens in Auckland on 21-Apr-2017 and is a major opportunity to encourage as many of the…..

Destination NSW appoints its first manager for Germany and France

Destination NSW appointed (13-Apr-2017) Barbara Samoilenko as the organisation’s first Business Development Manager for Germany and France. Ms Samoilenko will be responsible for developing and…..

Indonesia shows a flicker of its tourist potential as Garuda increases focus on Australia-Jakarta routes

Although Indonesia has a population of 250 million people and sits only a few kilometres off Australia’s coast, the massive market is a tiny player…..

Visitor arrivals to Australia down 2% in Feb-2017

Tourism Australia reported (17-Apr-2017) visitor arrivals to Australia fell 2% in Feb-2017. Details include: Visitor arrivals: 780,100, -2.1% year-on-year; China: 142,200, -18.2%; UK: 87,100, +7.1%; New Zealand: 82,400, +4.3%;…..

Qantas warns against allowing international carriers to operate on domestic routes in Australia

Qantas advised a parliamentary committee to refrain from allowing international carriers to operate on domestic routes in Australia, known as cabotage (Sydney Morning Herald, 17-Apr-2017). A submission by Qantas group…..