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Marriott Vacation Club buys Surfers Paradise on Gold Coast

Marriott Vacation Club buys Surfers Paradise on Gold Coast

ORLANDO, FL - Marriott Vacation Club announced today that it has finalized the purchase of the iconic Surfers Paradise Marriott Resort & Spa Gold Coast, Australia.

Airline fined for bringing unauthorized passenger to New Zealand

Airline fined for bringing unauthorized passenger to New Zealand

AUCKLAND, New Zealand - An airline has been prosecuted for allowing a passenger to fly to New Zealand without getting prior approval from Immigration New Zealand (INZ).

Canberra Convention Bureau names new chief

Canberra Convention Bureau names new chief

CANBERRA, Australia - Canberra Convention Bureau has announced that Michael Matthews is its new Chief Executive Officer, commencing 1 October 2015.

Starwood Hotels and Resorts debuts in South Australia

Starwood Hotels and Resorts debuts in South Australia

ADELAIDE, Australia - Starwood Hotels and Resorts has announced plans to debut in South Australia with Aloft Adelaide opening in the state capital.

Sri Lanka Tourism targeting 75,000 travelers from Australia

Sri Lanka Tourism targeting 75,000 travelers from Australia

Sri Lanka Tourism focussing on the top ten source markets for Sri Lanka embarked on the key market- Australia, by staging a road show in Melbourne and then at the Sydney a Travel and Tourism ...

New Zealand Tourism: Border tax will be handbrake on expanding visitor economy

New Zealand Tourism: Border tax will be handbrake on expanding visitor economy

WELLINGTON, New Zealand - A heavyweight travel industry coalition is calling for New Zealand Government to rethink its border tax which it says could wipe more than $100m a year from visitor ...

World-renowned restaurant to relocate to Sydney for ten weeks

World-renowned restaurant to relocate to Sydney for ten weeks

SYDNEY, Australia - One of the world's best restaurants, Noma, today announced it will relocate to Sydney for ten weeks from January 2016, to share the best of Australian produce as seen through ...

Minister: Chinese investment in NZ tourism set to grow

Minister: Chinese investment in NZ tourism set to grow

Chinese investment in New Zealand's tourism sector is set to grow as the number of visitors from China continues to soar, New Zealand's economic development minister Steven Joyce has said.

First Hyatt Place hotel coming to Australia in 2017

First Hyatt Place hotel coming to Australia in 2017

CHICAGO, IL - An affiliate of Hyatt Hotels Corporation announced a management agreement with Essendon Fields Pty Ltd (EFPL) for a Hyatt Place hotel in Melbourne, Australia.

Panama Canal Authority CEO announced as keynote speaker

Panama Canal Authority CEO announced as keynote speaker

Every year, the ACI-LAC & World Annual Conference and Exhibition brings all sectors of the airport industry together to provide airport executives and their peers from across the world and the ...

7 percent increase for first quarter visitor arrivals to Pacific in 2015

7 percent increase for first quarter visitor arrivals to Pacific in 2015

The Pacific region has recorded a seven percent increase in the number of visitor arrivals according to the first quarter tourism review for 2015.

ICC Sydney announces executive chef

ICC Sydney announces executive chef

Following much anticipation, AEG Ogden today announced the appointment of Tony Panetta as the International Convention Centre Sydney (ICC Sydney) Executive Chef.

Lost tourists rescued from New Zealand bush

Lost tourists rescued from New Zealand bush

MARLBOROUGH, New Zealand - Two young Britons believe they're lucky to be alive after getting lost on a day walk in dense Marlborough bush and spending the night huddling next to a waterfall as ...

Aircraft viewing area near Melbourne Airport to become tourist attraction

Aircraft viewing area near Melbourne Airport to become tourist attraction

MELBOURNE, Australia - An ambitious plan to turn an aircraft viewing area into a thriving tourist hub with produce stalls could inject millions of dollars into Hume’s economy.

Urgent tsunami warning for Solomon Islands canceled

Urgent tsunami warning for Solomon Islands canceled

Update: The danger of a tsunami hitting the Solomon islands has passed according to USGS. At 2:28 UTC on Saturday an earthquake struck the Santa Cruz Islands region in the Pacific Ocean.

Niche market research to boost tourism development in the South Pacific

Niche market research to boost tourism development in the South Pacific

Five fully-fledged tourism niche market reports are now available for Pacific tourism stakeholders to effectively plan their approach in maximizing growth in these developing markets.

Catch the million dollar fish in Australia

Fish the Northern Territory’s waters for a Barramundi worth a million dollars Catch the million dollar fish in Australia

NEW YORK, New York - This October, visitors to the Northern Territory of Australia will have the opportunity to catch a barramundi worth one million “Aussie dollars”.

Pacific Asia Indigenous Tourism and Trade Conference 2015: Speakers announced

Pacific Asia Indigenous Tourism and Trade Conference 2015: Speakers announced

The Aboriginal Tourism Association of BC and the World Indigenous Tourism Alliance (WINTA) have selected a range of international expert speakers and panelists to present at the second Pacific ...

Tuvalu conducts visitor air survey

Tuvalu conducts visitor air survey

TUVALU - The Tuvalu Department of Tourism will undertake a visitor air survey on the island following a two-day training to train local enumerators on how to gather the information.

NZ tourism leader: Government's new travel tax is ludicrous

NZ tourism leader: Government's new travel tax is ludicrous

WELLINGTON, New Zealand - A tourism leader has branded New Zealand Government's new travel tax as ludicrous and hypocrisy.

Italian tourist viciously mauled by Rottweiler

Italian tourist viciously mauled by Rottweiler

DARWIN, Australia - An Italian tourist seeking directions has been seriously injured after being attacked by a rottweiler in Darwin’s northern suburbs.

eTN awarded Tourism New Zealand to be added to THE LIST

eTN awarded Tourism New Zealand to be added to THE LIST

Tourism New Zealand has been added to THE LIST by eTurboNews.

No tsunami after major 7.0 South Pacific earthquake

No tsunami after major 7.0 South Pacific earthquake

No Pacific-wide Tsunami is expected according to the US Geological Center in Hawaii after a major 7.0 earthquake hit off the Solomon Islands in the South Pacific Ocean.

Tonga plans to triple current tourism budget

Tonga plans to triple current tourism budget

NUKU'ALOFA, Tonga - Tonga's Ministry of Tourism has new plans to triple it's current budget and expand its industry so it can increase it's capacity for visitors.

British tourists love Canberra Australia

British tourists love Canberra Australia

What is there in Canberra, the capital of Australia, to see for tourists? It seems the British know.

Jetstar: Ash experts determined it is safe to resume Bali flights

Jetstar: Ash experts determined it is safe to resume Bali flights

MELBOURNE, Australia - Budget Australian airline Jetstar says it will resume flights in and out of Bali on Friday which were suspended because of a volcanic eruption.

Melbourne's knowledge economy securing new business and driving growth

Melbourne's knowledge economy securing new business and driving growth

MELBOURNE, Australia - Brainpower is positioning Melbourne on the world stage, attracting lucrative business events and helping drive the Victorian economy by supporting jobs growth, ...

Hamilton makes headlines

Nevis Weighs In On Their Native Son Hamilton makes headlines

NEW YORK, New York - Recently in Washington, it was announced that Alexander Hamilton, one of the Founding Fathers of the United States of America as well as the founder of the U.S.

Tourist falls to his death while scaling crane in Brisbane

Tourist falls to his death while scaling crane in Brisbane

BRISBANE, Australia - Police believe a man who fell to his death at the 1 William Street construction site may have been scaling a crane for fun when he slipped.

Canberra Convention Bureau names new chief

Canberra Convention Bureau names new chief

CANBERRA, Australia - Canberra Convention Bureau has appointed Michael Matthews as its new chief executive officer, starting from October 1, 2015.

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