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Wingtons set to launch brand new glamping site in Tasmania

The unique new glamping location features a cluster of five metre bell tents, fully equipped with queen-sized beds and Egyptian cotton 1000 thread-count sheets for the most luxurious night’s sleep.

A European eco-friendly wood heater keeps each tent toasty,while BOSE speakers and a Weber barbecue help to ensure that glampers are still in touch with their urban conveniences. Each bell tent also comes with its own private . . . → Read More: Wingtons set to launch brand new glamping site in Tasmania

Brightlingsea to honour its Anzac History this June

A weekend of special events is planned on 17-19 June 2016 in Brightlingsea, Essex to honour the one hundred years since up to 10,000 Australian and New Zealand troops arrived in the town in 1916 to begin training prior to being sent overseas to fight on the Western Front and beyond. They came to an Australian Engineers’ Training Depot to learn how to build road, bridges . . . → Read More: Brightlingsea to honour its Anzac History this June

Interdean examines the expat cost of living in Australia

Interdean international removal experts have issued a statement regarding recent news that there are many Australian cities that are affordable for expats. 

An Australia Forum report found that many of Australia’s cities are no longer in the list of the 30 most expensive places for expats to move to in the world. In fact, the new biannual cost of living in either Canberra or Sydney placed the . . . → Read More: Interdean examines the expat cost of living in Australia

Qantas reap the rewards of their New Zealand connection

It has been revealed that Qantas has received a one off payment worth $NZ156m from the New Zealand route and the airline has said that they have made a stern effort to tidy up the way they accounted for this subsidiary.

The annual accounts which were files in NZ for Jetconnect, the airline which operates the trans-Tasman Sea flights for Qantas, have shown that it returned a . . . → Read More: Qantas reap the rewards of their New Zealand connection

‘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

Three Avatar sequels could transform ‘Middle Earth’

There are currently three Avatar sequels on the way and this could transform Middle-earth into a futuristic world in the coming years. James Cameron is also set to film them in New Zealand as he actually loved filming in New Zealand since the cast and crew had a spectacular experience when doing the first film.

Cameron, the New Zealand Prime minister and producer Jon Landau made the . . . → Read More: Three Avatar sequels could transform ‘Middle Earth’

Australia forced to import Avocados after dismal growing season

An avocado shortage in Australia has proved fruitful for growers across the ditch in New Zealand. Western Australia has had a dismal growing season and this is the main area for the Hass summer avocados, and the shortage has seen the cost of a single avocado shoot up to more than $5 in some outlets. At Melbourne’s fruit and veg market the price has peaked at . . . → Read More: Australia forced to import Avocados after dismal growing season

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

Taumarunui tourism boosted by major awards

Last week, tourism in Taumarunui received a big boost with two local companies being awarded at the inaugural Ruapehu Tourism Awards that are held after every two years.

A new bike hire and shuttle company known as Epic Cycle Adventures that focuses on the Timber Trail got an award for the Best use of Social Media. The runner up was a company known as Forgotten World Adventures . . . → Read More: Taumarunui tourism boosted by major awards