Category: Oceania

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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Australian Consulate to re-open in Kolkata

The Australian High Commission has decided to reopen its consulate office in Kolkata after it closed down more than thirty years ago. The opening of the office in Kolkata signifies the growing demand of Indians preferring to travel Australia for business and education purpose. The return of the diplomatic mission was as much needed reflection […]

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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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Tourism New Zealand targets 1 lakh Indian arrivals by 2023

New Zealand is eyeing double-digit growth in footfalls from India in 2018-19, which will help it achieve the target of 1 lakh visitors by 2023. In 2016-17 travel period, 53,424 Indian tourists visited New Zealand, and last year 62,000 arrivals were noted from India which was a sharp 16.05% growth. So looking at the trend […]

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Cricket is one of the driving force for travellers from India: O’Sullivan

India is turning as one of the most preferred source markets for Australian Tourism as India beats China in terms of growth rate. Due to greater awareness amongst the upper-middle-class Indian population has helped in fueling the number of travellers from India to Australia. In a recently organised Australian Tourism Exchange (ATE) 2018, Nishant Kashikar, […]

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Fiji eyes enhancing awareness in India through influencers

Records 30% growth from India in 2017 Shruti Dugar | Kolkata Best known as an archipelago with more than 300 islands, Fiji has charted a growth of 30% in Indian arrivals in the last year, a little over 5,000 Indian arrivals last year as compared to the previous one. Among the various promotional plans for […]

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NSW to handpick 30 key agents for ‘2018 Focus on India’ workshop

Sydney and regional New South Wales (NSW) are set for an influx of Indian visitors thanks to the NSW Government’s 2018 Focus on India workshop which aims to encourage more Indian travellers to book a trip to Australia’s premier tourism and events State. Adam Marshall, Minister for Tourism and major events said while Chinese visitor […]

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