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New South Wales tourism industry breaks records

New figures from Tourism Research Australia show domestic visitors to NSW contribute $29.4 billion and international visitors $13.1 billion to the economy with tourism the sixth largest employment industry in the state.The data is contained in the State Tourism Satellite…

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TIME celebrates three New Zealand sustainability initiatives

New Zealand has taken three spots in TIME Magazine’s second annual World’s Greatest Places list.Queenstown’s Camp Glenorchy, Wellington’s Zealandia Ecosanctuary and Hiakai restaurant are listed amongst the world’s best, each in a different category but all with a focus on…

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Slight increase in foreign travellers to South Africa

Statistics SA’s latest tourism and migration report, reflecting arrivals for June, reveals that South Africa saw 3 355 904 travellers pass through ports of entry/exit.Foreign arrivals increased by 0.3% year-on-year to more than 1.16 million in June, but were down…

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Qantas sees fall in annual profits as fuel costs rise

Qantas has posted a 17 per cent fall in annual net profit, driven by rising fuel costs and a weaker Australian dollar.However, the Australian flag-carrier cheered investors with a A$400 million share buyback and higher dividend.The airline also said it…

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Ritz-Carlton, Perth, to open in November

The Ritz-Carlton, Perth will officially open its doors at Elizabeth Quay on November 15th.The hotel’s main feature will be the 277 sq. m Ritz-Carlton Suite, which boasts the city’s best views of the Swan River from an outdoor balcony and…

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Avani unveils plans for two new Australia properties

Building on the success of its debut on the Gold Coast and central Melbourne, Avani Hotels & Resorts will welcome guests to two new properties in Australia.Avani Adelaide Residences and Avani Melbourne Box Hill Residences will both open later this…

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