Category: Oceania

Australia makes online visitor visa application convenient for Indian travellers

In mid-2017, the Department of Home Affairs (HA), formerly the Department of Immigration and Border Protection, extended online lodgement of visitor visa applications to all Indian nationals. The online application process provides a more convenient option for Indians looking to visit Australia, by allowing them to apply for their Australian tourist visa within the comfort […]

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International visitors to help Australian Tourism hit the mark

Strong gains in international tourism will help Australia continue to move towards attaining the lower bound of its Tourism 2020 growth target (USD 115 billion per year) for overnight visitor expenditure by the end of the decade, according to Tourism Research Australia’s (TRA) Tourism Forecasts 2016, released recently. However, more work will need to be […]

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Tourism Fiji launches brand campaign #BulaHappiness with Ileana D’Cruz

Tourism Fiji unveiled its new brand campaign, #BulaHappiness with their Brand Ambassador, Bollywood starlet, Ileana D’cruz. The campaign video launched in Mumbai amidst the presence of Ileana D’cruz, H.E. Yogesh Punja, High Commissioner of the Republic of Fiji; Kathy Koyamaibole, Regional Manager – Asia and Seema Kadam, Country Manager – India with other Fiji partners. […]

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New Zealand witnesses an increase of 5.3% international visitor arrivals

There was an increase of 5.3% in the year ending May 2018 for international visitor arrivals in New Zealand. The number of holiday arrivals increased by 6.5%. Off-peak season too witnessed about 5.6% increase on the previous year and regional spend increased to 14.1%. These increase in the number of tourist arrivals are as a […]

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Malindo Air flies from Kuala Lumpur to Melbourne via Bali

Malindo Air flight OD177 from Kuala Lumpur to Melbourne via Bali landed in Melbourne. Chandran Rama Muthy, CEO of Malindo Air, Judi Rifajantoro, professional advisor to the Indonesian Minister of Tourism and Zulkafli Yahya, Senior Director, International Promotion Division (Americas/Europe/Oceania) for Tourism Malaysia, were among the 162 passengers onboard. The inaugural flight received a warm […]

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Tourism Australia brings out the Great Australian Airfare Sale 4.0

As part of an initiative that puts the interests of the consumer at its core while giving airlines an opportunity to collectively build load factors in a progressively competitive aviation space, Tourism Australia has brought together eight full service and low-cost airlines to offer discounted fares to Australia as a part of the pioneering ‘Great […]

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Hyatt expands footprint in Melbourne

Hyatt Hotels Corporation recently announced that a Hyatt affiliate has entered into a management agreement with Little Projects for a Hyatt Centric hotel in Melbourne, Australia. Hyatt Centric Melbourne will be addressed at Downie Street. The hotel will also join 20 Hyatt Centric brand hotels worldwide and soon-to-open hotels in Santiago, Chile and Lima, Peru. […]

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New Zealand expects rise in tourists’ spending by 2023

According to the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment, New Zealand will see the rise of foreign tourists’ spending by 2023. The spending by the tourists will rise to NZD14.2 billion (USD 10 billion) by 2023 from NZD 10.6 billion last year. The tourism and travel industry has overtaken dairy as New Zealand’s top foreign […]

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Auckland rolls out strategy to promote tourism during off-season

Auckland wants to attract wealthier visitors and make the city a more interesting place, especially during the off-season. An overhaul of the New Zealand city’s tourism strategy moves away from attracting as many people as possible to offering visitors more cultural experiences. Auckland Tourism, Events & Economic Development (ATEED), the region’s economic growth agency and […]

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Tourism New Zealand announces ambitious plans

Tourism New Zealand recently declared new plans to evolve the tourism potential of New Zealand. Stephen England-Hall, Chief Executive, Tourism New Zealand stated, “Tourism growth is a global phenomenon that has delivered benefits for New Zealand. However, the success of the past is no guarantee of the future. We collectively need to do things differently […]

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