Greens claim Tasmanian Government put tourism ahead of wilderness values

Greens claim Tasmanian Government put tourism ahead of wilderness values

Updated May 20, 2018 17:22:47 Photo: Lake Malbena in the Walls of Jerusalem National Park is one of the areas proposed for tourist developments. (Supplied: Tasmanian National Parks Association) The Tasmanian Government is defending its management of Tasmania’s wild areas, as the Greens seize on leaked documents they say prove …

Advertising agency founder Andrew Killey appointed to SA Tourism Commission board

Advertising agency founder Andrew Killey appointed to SA Tourism Commission board

Updated May 04, 2018 16:24:04 South Australia’s Premier has appointed a Liberal-linked adman to the board of the SA Tourism Commission (SATC), after the company he founded missed out on a lucrative tourism advertising contract to an interstate firm. Steven Marshall has ordered the appointment of Andrew Killey, the co-founder …

Hobart housing crisis: Tourism squeezing out affordable rentals in Tasmania, report finds

Hobart housing crisis: Tourism squeezing out affordable rentals in Tasmania, report finds

Posted April 30, 2018 10:56:25 A new report has singled out Tasmania as one of two regions in the country where soaring tourism has led to a “rapid decline” in affordable rental properties. Key points: Record 1.3 million tourists visited Tasmania last year The number of rentals being advertised is …

Traditional owners capture Great Barrier Reef dreaming stories in new tourism venture

Traditional owners capture Great Barrier Reef dreaming stories in new tourism venture

Posted April 28, 2018 13:35:08 Photo: Cherissa Blackman’s son Jariya (Ngardu) Blackman-Bobbert performs in the Whitsundsays. (Supplied: Ngardu Cultural Heritage Tours) Related Story: Can you spot the emu in the sky? Related Story: Indigenous songlines map land, sea and country A little-known Dreaming story that explains the creation of the …

Controversy as SA Tourism Commission awards advertising contract to interstate company

Controversy as SA Tourism Commission awards advertising contract to interstate company

Updated April 27, 2018 11:26:57 Photo: An interstate company will now promote SA’s tourism hotspots, including the Flinders Ranges. (Supplied: Natural Resources SA Arid Lands) A disappointed South Australian Premier says he will be “seeking an explanation” after a contract to promote the state’s tourism hotspots was given to an …

Tourism boom and hotel investment lauded by industry, but some fear Tasmania’s natural charm under threat

Tourism boom and hotel investment lauded by industry, but some fear Tasmania’s natural charm under threat

Updated April 27, 2018 09:05:55 Photo: The Tasmanian Government wants to make the state the “eco-tourism capital” of the world. (Federal Hotels) With thousands of new hotel rooms planned and the Tasmanian Government pushing to make the state the “world destination for eco-tourism”, some are worried the island will not …

Tourism Fiji apologises after its promotional video mistakes ‘church’ for ‘toilet’

Tourism Fiji apologises after its promotional video mistakes ‘church’ for ‘toilet’

Posted April 26, 2018 13:23:56 Photo: Tourism Fiji incorrectly translated the word for church in a promotional ad. (Supplied) Related Story: Can virtual reality help save endangered Pacific languages? Related Story: Old books and dictionaries helping to revive Indigenous languages Fiji’s main tourism body has launched an internal investigation into …

Tourism Tracer app that tracks visitors in Tasmania faces uncertain future

Tourism Tracer app that tracks visitors in Tasmania faces uncertain future

Posted April 26, 2018 05:36:39 Photo: Visitor facilities are being revamped at Cradle Mountain to cater for growing tourist numbers. (ABC News: Ros Lehman) The head of Tasmania’s Tourism Industry Council is worried the state will lose an innovative tourist-tracking program when its funding runs out next week. Developed at …

Fears Margaret River Pro cancellation due to dual shark attacks could lead to tourism wipeout

Fears Margaret River Pro cancellation due to dual shark attacks could lead to tourism wipeout

Updated April 19, 2018 12:47:44 Photo: Margaret River’s Jacob Willcox ousted the former world champ at last year’s Margaret River Pro. (Supplied: WSL/Matt Dunbar) The cancellation of a world surfing event in Western Australia’s South West has disappointed local surfers and worried residents, who are concerned about the region’s reputation …

From detention to holiday destination — now Australia is helping turn Manus Island into a tourism hub

From detention to holiday destination — now Australia is helping turn Manus Island into a tourism hub

Updated April 06, 2018 07:56:19 Photo: Manus Island has just two hotels. (ABC News) Related Story: Asylum seekers on Manus Island left hanging in legal limbo The Australian Government is helping develop a tourism industry on the Papua New Guinean island it detained asylum seekers on. It is funding a …