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VIVID set to spotlight Sydney

12/04/12: Sydney’s annual festival of light, music and ideas is back from 25 May to 11 June and promises to put the spotlight on the Harbour City like never before. Vivid Sydney was recently ranked as one of the world’s top ten ideas festivals by the influential Guardian newspaper in the UK; being named alongside SXSW … Continue reading

Capertee, NSW: A very grand canyon

The 10am Greyhound bus from Lithgow to my destination is a far cry from the relative luxury of the meandering CountryLink train ride from Sydney’s Central Station. As if I can’t already feel every bend in the road, the open toilet door at the back of the bus, off the latch but just out of … Continue reading

Sydney gets ‘Scootitude’

02/12/11: Some great news for Sydney’s visitor economy, even better news for those looking for flights to Asia from Sydney at Perth/Melbourne prices.. Sydney has been announced as the first destination for Singapore Airlines’ new budget carrier ‘Scoot’. The new airline will fly daily between Sydney and Singapore from mid-2012 – read more

Festival Fever in South Australia

South Australian tourism officials (@tourismsa) are pulling out all the stops to promote an incredible year of events in “The Festival State” in 2012. It’s a real shame that Adelaide and South Australia are too often overlooked by international and Australian visitors; Sydney’s ‘must-see’ icons, Melbourne’s food and culture cred, and Queensland’s beach lifestyle tend … Continue reading

Burning Man Australia: Prologue

The annual week-long Burning Man event in the Black Rock Desert in Nevada is the stuff of legend. Some call it the world’s most incredible festival. This extraordinary experiment in community, radical self expression and radical self reliance, began around a bonfire on San Francisco’s Baker Beach at summer solstice in 1986 – now Burning … Continue reading

Captain Jack sells Fiji at travel expo

Backpackers treated themselves to free coffee, free BBQ and free travel advice at the Adventure Travel and Backpackers Expo at Sydney’s Town Hall last weekend. The Expo, sponsored by TNT Publishing and Hostelworld.com, attracted legions of keen travellers to meet and talk travel with more than 150 exhibitors from all over the world. A few operators took … Continue reading

2011 Backpacker Industry Conference #1

The 2011 Adventure and Backpacker Industry Conference (ABIC) takes over Darling Harbour in Sydney later today. Delegates from all over Australia will hear from some of the industry’s leading lights on trends in the sector. Sessions will cover: the global economic outlook, backpacker travel patterns, managing online communities, changing consumer behaviour and marketing via mobile. Operators … Continue reading

OZ Tourism Focus on China, India

19/10/11: China and India remain the focus for Australian tourism chiefs, with the point further reinforced at last week’s Australian Tourism Directions Confererence. The event, organised by Tourism Australia and now in its second year brought together an impressive line up of tourism, government and business leaders to report on the state of Australian tourism … Continue reading

Photo: Seagull at Circular Quay, Sydney

TripAdvisor and Tourism Australia team up

24/08/11: Tourism Australia and TripAdvisor have announced a new partnership to provide visitors to the Nothing Like Australia website with travel reviews and other user-generated content.. great news for both parties and for visitors who now have access to TripAdvisor’s fantastic resource of reviews and opinions about destinations, attractions, experiences and more.

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