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Sydney Festival: Celebrate the city in summer

Sydney Festival: Celebrate the city in summer

SYDNEY, Australia - Sydney Festival is an annual summer arts festival celebrating Sydney in summer.

Guam and beyond to Shanghai - new air service launched

Guam and beyond to Shanghai - new air service launched

Fiscal Year 2014 was a record-breaking year in visitor arrivals for the US territory Guam, recording over 1.3 million visitors for the second consecutive year and a 40% jump in arrivals from China ...

Fiji unveils ambitious tourism plan

Fiji unveils ambitious tourism plan

SUVA, Fiji - Fiji government unveiled an ambitious plan to develop tourism into a $2 billion industry in the next few years and the creation of an additional 9,800 jobs.

New Zealand: Tourism spending up by $1.1 billion

New Zealand: Tourism spending up by $1.1 billion

WELLINGTON, New Zealand - More tourists from the United States and China have helped push up tourism spending by $1.1 billion in the past year.

Australia plans to ban import of lion trophies from South Africa

Australia plans to ban import of lion trophies from South Africa

By Martina Polley

A permanent ban on the importation of lion parts, including trophies, is planned by Australia.

What can you buy with $1? How about Tigerair Australia?

What can you buy with $1? How about Tigerair Australia?

Virgin Australia will pay just $1 to take full ownership of discount carrier Tigerair Australia.

Melbourne Convention Bureau appoints new US Director of Business Development

Melbourne Convention Bureau appoints new US Director of Business Development

MELBOURNE, Australia - Myriad Marketing, Melbourne Convention Bureau’s (MCB) representation agency for North America, has appointed Maria Rivera to the position of MCB Director of Business ...

Port Douglas at the top of the tourism charts

Port Douglas at the top of the tourism charts

This Australian city has again brought the international spotlight to shine on the region by being voted number four in the top 10 destinations in Australia.

Island in Tonga disappears in the Ocean

Island in Tonga disappears in the Ocean

The tiny offshore island of Monuafe has eroded and receded into the ocean.

NZ city hires "peace officer" to protect tourists from pesky tour operators

NZ city hires "peace officer" to protect tourists from pesky tour operators

NAPIER, New Zealand - Napier's tourism industry is being warned that its $20 million income from cruise ships "might be turned off", if over-aggressive selling by on-shore tourism operators does ...

International Gay & Lesbian Travel Association expands Australian outreach

International Gay & Lesbian Travel Association expands Australian outreach

Fort Lauderdale, FL - The International Gay & Lesbian Travel Association announced today its new two-year partnerships with Gay and Lesbian Tourism Australia and Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi ...

Landmark conference brings the world to Melbourne

Landmark conference brings the world to Melbourne

After more than two years of extensive planning and preparation, thousands of delegates from 170 countries world-wide converged on Melbourne in July as the city played host to the largest ever ...

False start for NZ cruise ship season

False start for NZ cruise ship season

CHRISTCHURCH, New Zealand - The start to the cruise ship season in Canterbury has been hit by the cancellation of the first scheduled visit by Australian-based Sea Princess.

Tourists be aware: Typhoon warnings for Guam and Northern Mariana Islands

Typhoon warnings remain in effect for both Guam and the Northern Mariana Islands Tourists be aware: Typhoon warnings for Guam and Northern Mariana Islands

Tourists and residents in Guam and the Mariana Islands should rush preparations to completion immediately and heed any instructions from local authorities.

Adelaide and Parafield Airports recognized for reducing carbon emissions

Adelaide and Parafield Airports recognized for reducing carbon emissions

Adelaide and Parafield Airports have become the first Australian capital city airports to be recognized by the global Airport Carbon Accreditation program for managing and reducing their carbon ...

Horrific injuries after Shark attack in West Australia

Horrific injuries after Shark attack in West Australia

A 23-year-old man has been attacked by a shark at Wylie Bay Beach, a popular surfing and fishing spot near Esperance on West Australia’s south coast, suffering horrific injuries.

Biggest Instameet in the World

Biggest Instameet in the World

In Australia, two of Queensland's most iconic attractions on the Atherton Tablelands will be snapped during what is hoped will be the “Biggest Instameet in the World.”

A taste of Seychelles cuisine in Australia

A taste of Seychelles cuisine in Australia

Seychelles unique cuisine has always been a key unique selling point for these mid-ocean islands. Seychelles Creole cuisine is promoted as being part of the rich Seychelles culture.

Australia  under terror attack

Isis to followers: Behead Australians - biggest counterterrorism operation in history Australia under terror attack

Blog: Australia is under a terror attack. Australia's biggest counter-terrorism operation in history is unfolding at this time.

Fiji Airways welcomes new aircraft for its subsidiary

Fiji Airways welcomes new aircraft for its subsidiary

LOS ANGELES, CA – The Fiji Airways Group welcomes its new ATR 42-600 aircraft for its subsidiary, Fiji Link, at the airline’s Head Office in Nadi.

Second highest terror alert issued for Australia

Second highest terror alert issued for Australia

The current terror threat level is the second highest on the scale.

Injured tourists airlifted after boat overturns

Injured tourists airlifted after boat overturns

SIGATOKA, Fiji - An early morning accident in Sigatoka involving a safari boat resulted in five Australian tourists being airlifted to Suva Private Hospital.

Research: Free Wi-Fi increasingly important for overseas visitors

Research: Free Wi-Fi increasingly important for overseas visitors

PERTH, Australia - The Tourism Research Australia data revealed a 13 percent increase in internet use in 2013-14, with most overseas visitors (43 percent) using their smartphone to use the ...

Chinese tourist still missing in Queenstown

Chinese tourist still missing in Queenstown

QUEENSTOWN, New Zealand - A Chinese tourist who vanished from Queenstown more than two weeks ago may have gone on a day hike, police say.

Auckland Zoo named one of NZ elite tourist attractions

Auckland Zoo named one of NZ elite tourist attractions

AUCKLAND, New Zealand - Auckland Zoo has been endorsed as one of New Zealand's elite tourist attractions with recent Qualmark certification as an Endorsed Visitor Activity and an Enviro Gold ...

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