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‘Titanic’ businessman opens dinosaur theme park

Although many people would consider building a Titanic replica as enough distraction, businessman Clive Palmer has found enough time to launch another massive tourism project. Earlier this year, the billionaire commissioned the building of a life-size replica of the titanic in a Chinese shipyard. The billionaire is hoping to offer holiday cruises on the route from Southampton to New York.

The Australian billionaire also opened on Saturday, . . . → Read More: ‘Titanic’ businessman opens dinosaur theme park

Blue Mountains once again open for business after the bush fires

As the region recovers from October’s bush fires, more people are being encouraged to go for a summer holiday in the Blue Mountains. With more than 200 homes being destroyed by the fires, the community is dealing with the economic impacts of the fire.

Blue Mountains Council commissioned a new report that predicted that the local economy would lose $71 million dollars, $17 million in wages and . . . → Read More: Blue Mountains once again open for business after the bush fires

Weakened dollar sees large rise in number of backpackers

There has been an increase in the number of Backpackers due to a weaker Australian dollar, a high number of young people who work on holiday visas and the availability of direct flights to Adelaide. The springing back of the budget travel market is contributing hundreds of dollars into the CBD economy each month.

The Adelaide Central YHA in Waymouth St that can host 250 guests experienced . . . → Read More: Weakened dollar sees large rise in number of backpackers

Sydney’s Taronga Zoo named as #1 tourist attraction in NSW

At the NSW Tourism awards that were held on Thursday night, Taronga Zoo in Sydney was named as the major tourist attraction. In the previous year, the zoo received 1.5 million visitors. The zoo was also praised for its national appeal, scenic harbor side location and for raising the awareness of conservation of the environment. One of the zoos ingenious programs is the Roar & Snore . . . → Read More: Sydney’s Taronga Zoo named as #1 tourist attraction in NSW

Spirit of the Outback rail journey celebrates milestone

The Spirit of the Outback – a revered train journey within Queensland, Australia – is celebrating passing its first 20 years of continued service taking passengers on a 24 hour journey from the Brisbane coastline into Longreach in the heart of Aboriginal land.

The trip into the interior of Australia’s arid landscape spans some 1,325 kilometres offering a glimpse of the varied views along the route, culminating . . . → Read More: Spirit of the Outback rail journey celebrates milestone

Qantas Add TouchPad Luxury To Air Travel

If you haven’t flown on Quantas for a few years, you’ll be pleasantly surprised at the recent improvements. Recently they’ve been reconfiguring their fleet of Boeing 717’s to provide better in-flight entertainment for everyone, as well as a touch of luxury for their business travellers on trips to popular destination, Canberra.

The overhauled 717 jets seat over 100 passengers. The newly improved aircraft now enjoy wireless entertainment . . . → Read More: Qantas Add TouchPad Luxury To Air Travel

Scoot airline offers low cost flights from Singapore to Western Australia

Good news for people who want to travel from Singapore to Perth airports on a budget, a brand new low cost airline service will be available soon. Introductory fares on Scoot airlines, which will begin on the 19th December, will start at an amazing $88 for just one way. Why is this happening now? Liza Harvey (The Tourism Minister) noted that it would be a great . . . → Read More: Scoot airline offers low cost flights from Singapore to Western Australia

Aussie tourism bosses pushing the country’s classy aspect

Australia’s tourism bosses are embracing the more sophisticated impression of the country by providing various world-class wines, exotic dining locations and pristine produce. Today, at Savour Australia, a major worldwide wine industry forum in Adelaide, the new version of Australia as an improved tourist destination will be unveiled to the whole world.

Wine Australia and Tourism Australia announced that they were launching a marketing campaign whose aim . . . → Read More: Aussie tourism bosses pushing the country’s classy aspect

Aussie festival organisers deny poaching Kiwi musical talent

When Aussies invite Kiwis to play at their festivals across the Ditch, many New Zealand music fans get a bit suspicious. They still remember that Keith Urban had to use a black-and-white passport when travelling.

The Nelson singer and songwriter, Aly Cook,who  has been appointed as the Gympie Music Mustard’s emissary, laughs at the notion that the Aussies are trying to poach music talent from New Zealand.

Kaylee . . . → Read More: Aussie festival organisers deny poaching Kiwi musical talent

Refresh mind and body in the Daylesford spas

A trip to Australia conjures up images of bush walks, surfing and all manner of outdoor activities, and those who seek rest and relaxation and a chance to recharge their batteries may be forgiven for thinking they will struggle to find somewhere to suit their needs. Fear not, however, as the twin towns of Daylesford and Hepburn Springs in Victoria are collectively known as Australia’s Spa . . . → Read More: Refresh mind and body in the Daylesford spas