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Tourism worth $73bn: report

Monday, 16th April, 2012

Latest research on the income tourism brings to the nation has it at $73.3 billion and that figure is rising.

A report released this month by Tourism Research Australia (TRA) notes additionally the indirect value of the industry, courtesy of the Australian Bureau of Statistics is $34.6 billion. 

TRA’s report reveals that in 2010-11, the industry indirectly contributed a further $38.7 billion to GDP, bringing tourism’s total contribution to $73.3 billion - an increase of around $1.9 billion on the previous financial year.

Tri State wins gold

Monday, 5th March, 2012

WINNERS: Tri State Safaris owners Mick and Joanne McCulkin. The company won best “Tourism/Transport Operators” in the country. WINNERS: Tri State Safaris owners Mick and Joanne McCulkin. The company won best “Tourism/Transport Operators” in the country.

By Paula Doran

Tri State Safaris has again proven to the world that they are amongst the peak performers in Australia’s tourism industry.

The Broken Hill company was chosen from a top list of competitors as the gold winning recipients of the best “Tourism/Transport Operators” in the country, and won the silver award for the “adventure tourism” section in the Qantas 2011 Australian Tourism Awards.

They were amongst 700 of the nation’s top tourism businesses gathered at the Cairns Convention Centre on Friday night and were part of a strong performance for New South Wales based operators.

Tourism blow for outback

Monday, 23rd January, 2012

 Corner Country tourism operators have been left in the cold by a restructure in marketing funding.

With the change in New South Wales’ State Government, the remote corner of the state, which takes in Tibooburra, Milparinka, Packsaddle and Cameron’s Corner is now marketed as part of “Inland Tourism” which includes the Canberra region and North East New England.

Corner Country marketing co-ordinator, Ruth Sandow said with just six small tourism operators in the region it was impossible to match dollar for dollar any marketing funding, which is now the case.

“Historically we’ve sourced marketing money from the Department of Industry and Investment, but that’s now done through Destination New South Wales.  It’s a whole new set up, and while it might work well for most regions, we just don’t have the capacity to match the funding required,” Mrs Sandow said.

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