Category: Oceania

Tourism contributes 18% in New Zealand’s GDP

According to a research by the World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC), in 2017, travel and tourism contributed 18% into New Zealand’s GDP and the sector is considered at as a great economic driver. The report also suggests that the figure will go up by 3% to account for as much as 20% of New […]

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Tourism Australia eyes a strong growth from India; launches new campaign

In a bid to lure high-value travellers from India, Singapore, Indonesia and Malaysia, Tourism Australia has launched a new bespoke tourism promotion campaign in India and South East Asia. The latest chapter in Tourism Australia’s evolving ‘There’s Nothing Like Australia’ campaign. The campaign challenges perceptions and stereotypes of what Australia offers as a tourism destination […]

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South Australian Tourism Commission eyes India as a key market

  The South Australian Tourism Commission for the first time brought in six tour operators to India for India Travel Mart in Jaipur and then conducted a press meet in Mumbai. The six tour operators include Adelaide Oval, Exceptional Kangaroo Island, Tourism Kangaroo Island, The Louise, Limestone Coast Tourism and Jacob’s Creek. Talking exclusively to […]

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The Islands of Tahiti – Taputapuatea Marae named a UNESCO World Heritage Site

UNESCO named the Taputapuatea Marae on the island of Raiatea in The Islands of Tahiti as a World Heritage site. This significant designation for the sacred site is of great pride to the Polynesian people and brings an extraordinary opportunity in tourism to expose visitors from all over the world to their history and culture. […]

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World’s first catapult experience launches in New Zealand

AJ Hackett Bungy New Zealand co-founder Henry van Asch revealed a new world-first adventure tourism experience – the Nevis Catapult – in the remote Nevis Valley near Queenstown, New Zealand. The Catapult sees thrill seekers experience up to 3G of force and speeds of almost 100 kmph in 1.5 seconds, as they are propelled 150 […]

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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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