Australia hosted The World’s 50 Best Restaurants awards ceremony

Australia hosted The World’s 50 Best Restaurants awards ceremony   SYDNEY, Australia, 2017-Apr-10 — /Travel PR News/ — Last night (5 April 2017), Australia hosted The World’s 50 Best Restaurants awards ceremony at Melbourne’s historic Royal Exhibition Building. Close to 1,000 guests, including around 100 chefs and restaurant representatives, 300 media and the 26 Academy… Read the full press release

Australia kicks off World’s 50 Best Restaurants in Sydney

Sydney, Australia, 2017-Apr-03 — /Travel PR News/ — The highly anticipated World’s 50 Best Restaurants arrives in Australia on Saturday, 1 April. Over 90 chefs and restaurant representatives, as well as over 70 international media and the 26 Academy Chairs, will visit Australia for the week-long official event program, hosted by Tourism Australia and state partner,… Read the full press release

Nikon Australia and Tourism New Zealand partner to showcase Nikon’s KeyMission 360 camera and New Zealand’s spectacular landscapes

The impactful partnership showcases New Zealand as a photographer’s paradise using Nikon’s new KeyMission 360. New Zealand, 2017-Jan-31 — /Travel PR News/ — Nikon Australia and Tourism New Zealand have today (24.01.17) launched a new global partnership to deliver stunning travel experiences that showcase Nikon’s KeyMission 360 camera and New Zealand’s spectacular landscapes. Photo-driven tourism is… Read the full press release

GBTA launches its operations in Australia and New Zealand in partnership with btTB

Partnership Officially Launches in May 2017 with Inaugural Joint Conference in Sydney Alexandria, VA , 2016-Nov-30 — /Travel PR News/ — The Global Business Travel Association (GBTA) – the voice of the global business travel industry – is pleased to announce the launch of its operations in Australia and New Zealand in partnership with btTB…. Read the full press release

Qantas becomes ongoing food donor of OzHarvest, Australia’s leading food rescue organisation

Qantas donates 35 tonnes of food, signs up as ongoing OzHarvest food donor SYDNEY, Australia, 2016-Oct-06 — /Travel PR News/ — Qantas has signed up as an ongoing food donor of Australia’s leading food rescue organisation, OzHarvest, after a successful one year trial that resulted in 35 tonnes of food being redistributed to people in… Read the full press release

Qatar Airways increased daily capacity of its flights to Sydney with A380 aircraft

Flagship A380 aircraft increases daily capacity by 44 per cent to cater for robust leisure and business travel demand to and from Sydney DOHA, Qatar, 2016-Sep-19 — /Travel PR News/ — Sydney has become Qatar Airways’ first destination in Australia to be served by the super-jumbo A380 aircraft, just six months after it joined the carrier’s global… Read the full press release

Tourism Australia flew the country’s top chefs to New York to celebrate Australia’s hosting of the 2017 edition of the World’s 50 Best Restaurant awards

NEW YORK 2016-Jun-20 — /Travel PR News/ — To celebrate Australia’s hosting of the 2017 edition of the World’s 50 Best Restaurant awards, Tourism Australia flew four of the country’s top chefs to New York to provide a taste of what the world’s finest chefs and food and wine media can expect when they come to Australia… Read the full press release

Hyatt Hotels Corporation works with M&L Hospitality to open Hyatt Regency hotel in Sydney, Australia

CHICAGO, 2016-Jun-10 — /Travel PR News/ — Hyatt Hotels Corporation (NYSE: H) announced today that a Hyatt affiliate has entered into a management agreement with a M&L Hospitality affiliate for a Hyatt Regency hotel in Sydney, Australia. The hotel, located at 161 Sussex Street and previously part of the Four Points by Sheraton brand, will be… Read the full press release

Australia records 11.6% increase in visitor arrivals during March 2016

SYDNEY, 2016-May-09 — /Travel PR News/ — Australia welcomed 754,600 visitor arrivals during March 2016, an increase of 11.6 per cent relative to the same period of the previous year, according to the latest statistics released by the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS). The double digit growth in March brings the number of international visitors to… Read the full press release

Tourism Australia: Condé Nast Traveler named Australia ‘Destination of the Year’

SYDNEY, 2015-12-22 — /Travel PR News/ — A stunning Australian coastal scene has been splashed across the front cover of one of America’s leading travel publications, Condé Nast Traveler, which has named Australia ‘Destination of the Year’. The January 2016 ‘Gold List’ issue features more than 20 pages on Australia covering various regions including Sydney,… Read the full press release

Qatar Airways to launch daily non-stop flights between Doha and Adelaide, Australia on May 2, 2016

Major expansion in Australia with Daily non-stop Flights from Doha to the capital city of South Australia from May 2 Adelaide is Qatar Airways’ First A350 Route to Australia Australian network rises to 28 flights a week across four key cities DOHA, Qatar, 2015-10-13 — /Travel PR News/ — Qatar Airways today unveiled the launch date of… Read the full press release

Jetstar works with Qantas to get more flights in and out of Bali to help bring another 2,400 customers back to Australia

SYDNEY, 2015-7-14 — /Travel PR News/ — Jetstar will more than double seat capacity out of Bali tomorrow, to help bring another 2,400 customers back to Australia. Jetstar has worked with Qantas to get more flights in and out of Bali and is using larger aircraft, and will now operate 18 flights in and out… Read the full press release

Tourism Australia and Etihad Airways expand their strategic marketing partnership to promote Australia to international leisure and business travellers

ABU DHABI, 2014-11-14 — /Travel PR News/ — Tourism Australia and Etihad Airways, the national airline of the United Arab Emirates, have deepened their strategic marketing partnership with a significant increase in joint funding for the promotion of tourism to Australia in overseas markets. Under the new arrangements, Tourism Australia and Etihad Airways will quadruple their spend… Read the full press release

Teki Faletau appointed Director of Sales at Stamford Plaza Brisbane

Brisbane, Australia, 2014-8-5 — /Travel PR News/ — Stamford Plaza Brisbane welcomes Teki Faletau to the role of Director of Sales. Teki joins Stamford after 2 years as Associate Director of Sales at The Langham, Melbourne. Teki’s hotel sales experience has spanned some 26 years across the globe, working in New Zealand, Washington, Boston and London…. Read the full press release

Innovative Online Education Programme Open to the Global Tourism Industry

Brisbane, Australia, 2014-03-27 — /Travel PR News/ — The Tourism e kit is the highly successful self-help, online education programme that enables tourism businesses and operators to make the most of digital marketing opportunities.  Australian tourism businesses have had exclusive access to the Tourism e kit since its launch in 2008 and now, for the first time,… Read the full press release

Qantas Airways welcomed celebrities from top rated American comedy series Modern Family in Australia

Sydney, Australia, 2014-2-18 — /travelprnews.com/ — Cast from the top rated American comedy series Modern Family have arrived in Australia ahead of filming for the show’s highly-anticipated “Australia” vacation episode, which is expected to deliver a huge boost to local tourism. It’s the first time the show has filmed an episode outside of the US in its… Read the full press release

UNWTO Secretary-General Taleb Rifai met with federal and state government officials in Australia

Madrid, Spain, 2014-2-14 — /travelprnews.com/ — The UNWTO Secretary-General concluded a 5-day trip to Australia where he met with federal and state government officials as well as main private sector associations and UNWTO Affiliate Members. During his visit, Mr. Rifai underscored the progress made by Australia in converging with UNWTO’s main policy recommendations: supporting travel facilitation, intelligent… Read the full press release

Emirates and Jetstar to open new destinations for Emirates passengers across Australia, New Zealand and South East Asia

Emirates customers to reap a host of benefits from latest dea DUBAI, 2014-2-14 — /travelprnews.com/ — Emirates and Jetstar have announced an agreement which is set to open up new destinations for Emirates passengers across Australia, New Zealand and South East Asia as the Dubai-based airline continues to connect people, places and passions. Emirates’ code will now… Read the full press release

The Autograph Collection to debut in three of the world’s most exciting destinations

Bethesda, MD, US, 2014-2-3 — /travelprnews.com/ — The Autograph Collection, an exclusive portfolio of hotels recognized for championing independence, is thrilled to announce its debut in three of the world’s most exciting destinations.  This season, Autograph Collection proudly welcomes Pier One Sydney Harbour in Sydney, Australia, the ocean front Pier South Resort in San Diego, California, and the Hotel Chicago (formerly the Hotel… Read the full press release

John O’Sullivan appointed new managing director at Tourism Australia

Sydney, Australia, 2014-1-30 — /travelprnews.com/ — John O’Sullivan appointed new managing director at Tourism Australia Key quotes “We’re delighted to have found someone of the calibre and vision of John, who comes to Tourism Australia with a strong reputation for leading and developing high performing organisationsGeoff Dixon, Tourism AustraliaAustralian tourism is growing, is well respected and more… Read the full press release

Australia’s business events industry to showcase the very best the country has to offer at EIBTM in Barcelona 19 – 21 November 2013

Key quotes “We are delighted to see confidence returning to key markets, including Europe, and we anticipate this will have a positive impact on business confidence and ultimately the business events industryPenny Lion, Tourism Australia” ‘Exceptional experiences and world-class destinations are two of the main reasons Australia consistently ranks as a preferred business events destinationPenny… Read the full press release

Tourism Australia to expand its award-winning program Aussie Specialist Program (ASP) to include Australia-based inbound tour operators (ITOs)

The way we distribute and sell Australian tourism product is something we’ve been looking at closely in recent months, to see whether there are areas we can improve. Given its popularity and success with agents and wholesalers overseas, we know the Aussie Specialist Program works and see a real opportunity to extend the resource to… Read the full press release

Tourism Australia boasts 5 million Facebook page fans worldwide

5 million fans Reaching 1.5 million unique users daily Most popular destination page in the world Sydney, Australia, 2013-11-7 — /travelprnews.com/ — Tourism Australia’s ambition to create the ‘world’s biggest social media team’ has taken another big step forward with its Facebook page,www.facebook.com/seeaustralia, hitting five million fans worldwide over the weekend – confirming its status as the… Read the full press release

Tourism Australia to inspire more travellers to take a holiday Down Under with its revamped There’s Nothing Like Australia mobile travel app

Sydney, Australia, 2013-10-23— /travelprnews.com/ — Revamped travel app to inspire more visits Down Under Key quotes “We broke new ground when we launched this app back in June 2012, but it was always our intention that this would be something that we would evolve, in terms of content, functionality and usability. Apart from being visually stunning, the… Read the full press release

Qantas announced Alasdair McLuckie as winner of the Visual Arts category in the 2013 Spirit of Youth Awards (SOYA 365)

Sydney, Australia, 2013-10-23— /travelprnews.com/ — Qantas today announced Alasdair McLuckie as winner of the Visual Arts category in the 2013 Spirit of Youth Awards (SOYA 365), which recognises outstanding young Australian artists. The Melbourne-based, talented young Artist becomes one of only nine recipients of the award. Hundreds of talented Australian designers entered SOYA 365 for a chance… Read the full press release

UAE’s national airline Etihad Airways confirmed its equity stake in Virgin Australia Holdings reached 19.9 per cent

Abu Dhabi, UAE, 2013-10-11 — /travelprnews.com/ — Etihad Airways, the national airline of the United Arab Emirates, today confirmed its equity stake in Virgin Australia Holdings had reached 19.9 per cent. This follows a series of on-market purchases of Virgin Australia shares over recent weeks. The Abu Dhabi-based airline now holds more than 515 million shares in… Read the full press release

Hamilton Island Yacht Club confirmed as the Challenger of Record for the 35th America’s Cup

Australia, 2013-10-02 — /travelprnews.com/ — Just 5 days after the 30th anniversary of Australia winning the America’s Cup in 1983, Hamilton Island Yacht Club has been confirmed as the Challenger of Record for the 35th America’s Cup. Hamilton Island Yacht Club’s Australian team will represent all challengers in dealings with the defender Oracle Team USA of Golden… Read the full press release

Tourism Australia’s Instagram profile @Australia now with over 200,000 followers worldwide

2013-09-04 — /travelprnews.com/ — Tourism Australia has confirmed its Instagram profile, @Australia, is the most followed holiday destination globally with more than 200,000 followers worldwide. New data released today highlights the most popular features of Tourism Australia’s Instagram profile, which is powered by its followers who hashtag their own images with #seeaustralia. The best of these… Read the full press release

Singapore Airlines (SIA) and Scandinavian Airlines (SAS) expand codeshare agreement in Europe, Southeast Asia, Australia and New Zealand

2013-08-30 — /travelprnews.com/ — Singapore Airlines (SIA) and Scandinavian Airlines (SAS) today announce an expansion of their codeshare agreement to cover more destinations in Europe, Southeast Asia, Australia and New Zealand. Codesharing has been expanded with immediate effect to SAS-operated flights from Copenhagen to: Alesund, Bergen, Stavanger and Trondheim in Norway; Gothenburg in Sweden; Aalborg, Aarhus… Read the full press release

Lonely Planet released its 7th edition of Perth & West Coast Australia Travel Guide

2013-07-26 — /travelprnews.com/ — “An expanding number of multi-billion-dollar mines”, “a well-preserved lifestyle with all the bells and whistles”, and “a feeling of confidence borne of isolation” are some of the findings in the latest edition of Lonely Planet’s Perth & West Coast Australia Travel Guide, released today. The new guidebook describes Perth as “the engine room of… Read the full press release