Will comic artwork work where sweet reason has failed in terms of tourism policy? It's worth trying
The two great contenders in Australian airline competition in the early years of this century, Geoff Dixon and Brett Godfrey have a new tourism investment venture the Australian Walking Company.
In an important boost to leisure as well as business connections with SE Asia, Singapore Airlines’ single aisle subsidiary Silkair is to start flights between Singapore and Cairns three times a week from May.
You don’t have to dig all that deeply to uncover unease in Australian inbound tourism stakeholders as to the calibre of the Coalition’s understanding and support for promoting travel to this country.
There is a thoughtful but critical overview of Australian tourism in Arab News that is worth reading for the attention that it gives to policy issues that work against leisure travel making as big a contribution to the national economy as it could.
One of the more embarrassing aftermaths of Qantas Group CEO’s ‘help’ speech in Canberra last night was an interview between Virginia Trioli on ABC News 24 and the chairman of the Friends of Tourism, Dan Tehan, the Liberal member for Wannon.
Indonesia’s very fast growing airline sector is subject to strict consumer protection laws, and Bali News has both a YouTube video and a very detailed story that shows the country’s major low fare carrier trying to evade its legal responsibilities.
In the context of the airline groups seeking to advance or protect their interests in Australia, the strong growth of the four low fare franchises, the AirAsia branded carriers, Jetstar, two Tigerairs and Scoot, what Scoot does is important.
A team effort by Virgin Australia and its 10% owner Etihad Airways and Tourism Australia to get more out of the somewhat economically shell shocked German visitor market is about more things than a press release about ‘how good this is’.