Category: Tourism Routes

The Tourism News Tourism Routes page seeks to clarify what makes a successful tourism route and ensure tourism operators are capitalising on their geo position as applicable to tourists. Tourism Routes are a central tenet of tourism marketing.


Silo art a tourism boon for outback towns

Editorial

Silo art is becoming a huge attraction in outback towns. One artist has reported seeing 50 campers a day approach him as he finished his silo art over three weeks. One significant learning came from the Brim, Victoria experience though – tourists want details; names, histories, and stories are what complete the attraction. Continue reading

Budget 2017: What the tourism industry gets

Editorial

Picture: Treasurer Scott Morrison. The $20k asset write-off has been extended for another year, and real wage growth is on track. Tourism News readers are enouraged to contact their local federal member to ask that the planned inland rail between Melbourne and Brisbane be expanded to include passengers, not just freight. Read more of our Tourism Industry 2017 Federal Budget Breakdown here. Continue reading

Brain-eating virus causes lake closure; thanks AGL

Editorial

Photo and caption from Photo from Central Coast Fly Rodders’ Club. A major tourism lake in NSW’ famous Hunter Valley has been poisoned, resulting in the closure of the lake. Gas corporation AGL, who have a significant plant on the edge of NSW’ Lake Liddell, have closed the lake to swimmers after a brain-eating amoeba was found. Tourism operators on the shore of the lake are expected to just fend for themselves with no explanation or compensation offered for the poisoning. Continue reading

Veganism is getting the crowds in

Editorial

Veganism is often considered a hippy pursuit. But the results are in – visitors, especially city people visiting regional towns – love options, and Castlemaine in Victoria is attracting crowds based on its animal-friendly practises. Nikki Medwell, pictured above, is able to run an animal shelter on the funds raised by her vegan B&B. Continue reading

Qantas Chairman’s Club: ‘priceless’ gift to MPs

Editorial

Australia’s democracy requires that all elected officials use a Gifts and Benefits Register, to ensure that business and individuals can’t buy favouritism. The ABC has revealed that Qantas has given parliamentarians ‘money-can’t-buy’ access to its Chairman’s Lounges, in which free everything, free upgrades and double hospitality service staffing are at the feet of the majority of Australia’s major-party MPs. Continue reading

No Plan B for bus driver with broken arm

Editorial

A heroic Greyhound bus driver avoided a more serious accident after a cow drove through his coach’s windscreen. Isolated, the man drove with a broken arm to seek medical help, the NT News reports. Continue reading

Regional airports need red tape cut for tourism

Editorial

Entrepreneur and aviator Dick Smith has said that regional airports will continue to suffer unless red tape is cut allowing private jets and helicopters to more easily access the regions. Continue reading

Ciobo – a minister with tourism credentials

Editorial

The new Minister for Trade, Investment and Tourism is someone who actually knows about the big business of tourism – he’s been the federal member for the Gold Coast since 2001 and is trained in economics – meaning the $190 fee asian tourists pay on entry could be on the chopping block. Continue reading

Adelaide Fringe gets balance wrong for 2016

Editorial

TTN: The Adelaide Fringe’s huge crowds are still turning up – but more for nights out partying and sight-seeing rather than to shows, leaving genuine ‘fringe’ artists (not mainstream/ up and coming) on the outer fringe of a fringe show. With over 40% of tickets being sold for smaller venues (as opposed to previous years’ 20% small-venue sales), event organisers concede that it’s the competition of over 1100 shows that has left some performers without sell-out crowds. Continue reading

Regional cabs run their own meter

Editorial

Whilst the cab industry fights for its right to $300k licenses down south, cabbies in Katherine, NT are running their own show in the important tourism town. In a recent spot check of cabs by police, nine out of 12 cabs were issued with infringement notices for serious offences such as over-charging. In a town that can use all the transport help it can get, this is a PR disaster for Katherine tourism. Continue reading

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