Category: Oceania

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 sustainability and providing a welcoming, warm experience for all their guests. New Zealand’s entrants […]

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Qantas to operate ‘Project Sunrise’ research flights – direct New York and London to Australia

Qantas has announced three ultra-long-haul research flights to gather new data about in-flight passenger and crew health and wellbeing. The flights form part of planning for Project Sunrise – Qantas’ goal to operate regular, non-stop commercial flights from the east coast of Australia (Brisbane, Sydney and Melbourne) to London and New York. The three flights […]

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Tourism Australia hosts its 17th Australia Marketplace India, discusses opportunities in ICC T20 World Cup

  Tourism Australia hosted its 17th edition of the Australia Marketplace India (AMI) to further develop and strengthen tourism ties between the two countries prior to the ICC T20 Cricket World Cup 2020. The four-day event held in Kochi from August 8 to August 11 was aimed at acquainting the Indian travel trade with the […]

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New Zealand’s new Sky Waka opens for mountain high sightseeing

New Zealand’s newest on-mountain tourism experience has opened to sightseers. The new Sky Waka gondola travels 1.8 km through one of the North Island’s most rugged and spectacular landscapes, on the slopes of volcanic Mt. Ruapehu. The ride which passes waterfalls and snow-capped peaks will be equally as spectacular in the summer months, providing a […]

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Australia to launch a new campaign to boost tourism from India

Tourism Australia has received a $5 million funding boost to promote the upcoming ICC T20 Cricket World Cup being held in Australia for the first time next year, to fans in India. More than one million spectators from around Australia and the world are expected to attend this significant sporting event, which will be played […]

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Air New Zealand wins international diversity and inclusion award

Air New Zealand has been awarded the inaugural Diversity and Inclusion Team Award at the 2019 International Air Transport Association (IATA) Annual General Meeting held in Seoul, Korea. The award internationally recognises Air New Zealand as leading the way for diversity and inclusion in the aviation industry, by implementing positive and tangible change in the […]

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Sunshine Coast Convention Centre officially opens at Novotel Twin Waters Resort

Queensland Tourism Industry Development Minister Kate Jones officially opened the $10 million Sunshine Coast Convention Centre at Novotel Twin Waters Resort. Positioned on the grounds of the Novotel Twin Waters Resort, the convention centre has been purpose-built by Shakespeare Property Group who purchased the Resort in September 2018 for $100 million. Minister Jones was joined […]

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Vivid Sydney 2019 commences in Australia

Sydney will be awash with breathtaking colour and special effects for the upcoming 23 nights, with the lights officially turned on for Vivid Sydney by Premier Gladys Berejiklian on May 24. The largest event of light, music and ideas in the Southern Hemisphere will transform the city into a colourful showcase of illumination, sensational sounds […]

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Queensland and Uber partner to launch scUber, the world’s first rideshare submarine on the Great Barrier Reef

Queensland, Australia, in partnership with Uber, announced the launch of scUber, the world’s first rideshare submarine experience in the Great Barrier Reef. This once-in-a-lifetime experience will offer riders an unfiltered lens to Australia’s underwater icon. For a limited time only, scUber riders will gain exclusive access to the world’s largest ecosystem, renowned as a bio-diverse […]

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Tourism Australia wins Marketing Excellence Award in India

Tourism Australia’s marketing activities in India were recognised at the Times Travel Awards 2018 in Delhi recently winning the ‘Excellence in Marketing Initiative – International Tourism Board’ award. The winners were selected on work done over the last two years and recognise both consumer marketing as well as support for the distribution network. Some of […]

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