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Tourism lobby tries to give Govt the big simple picture on tax (as it should)

Tourism lobby tries to give Govt the big simple picture on tax (as it should)

Will comic artwork work where sweet reason has failed in terms of tourism policy? It's worth trying

Australia's greatest airline rivals set up new tourism company

Australia's greatest airline rivals set up new tourism company

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.

Gold Coast tourism to be boosted by Hong Kong Airlines

Gold Coast tourism to be boosted by Hong Kong Airlines

  The Gold Coast Bulletin has the scoop on Hong Kong Airlines starting seasonal holiday flights to its airport from next January.

Silkair brings quality to Cairns and underserved FNQ

Silkair brings quality to Cairns and underserved FNQ

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.

Indonesia sets high tourism target as Australia loses the plot

Indonesia sets high tourism target as Australia loses the plot

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.

Australian tourism, costly, unreliable, yet real good

Australian tourism, costly, unreliable, yet real good

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.

Qantas crisis confusion grips Australian tourism leader

Qantas crisis confusion grips Australian tourism leader

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.

VIDEO: Lion Air wages <em>konfrontasi</em> with delayed passengers

VIDEO: Lion Air wages konfrontasi with delayed passengers

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.

Scoot to fly Perth, or so we all believe <em>now confirmed</em>

Scoot to fly Perth, or so we all believe now confirmed

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.

More to Germany tourism push than Joyce versus Dixon

More to Germany tourism push than Joyce versus Dixon

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’.