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Australia, officially the Commonwealth of Australia, is a sovereign country comprising the mainland of the Australian continent, the island of Tasmania, and numerous smaller islands. It is the largest country in Oceania and the world's sixth-largest country by total area.

Are you crazy for visiting Australia ? Why SKAL says no

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- January 14, 2020

Are you planning to visit Australia? Is it dangerous to travel to Australia?   SKAL wants you to visit Down Under ... Read More

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples and tourism in Australia

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- January 13, 2020

The Cairns & Great Barrier Reef region’s World Heritage areas are home to Australia’s two Indigenous cultures, which can be ... Read More

Australian navy to evacuate 3000 tourists and 1000 residents from burning Victoria

mm Chief Assignment Editor- January 2, 2020

Eighteen people have lost their lives throughout the current bush fire season in Australia. Eight of the victims died in ... Read More

Warning: Visitors must leave New South Wales

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- January 2, 2020

Authorities in New South Wales, Australia issued an urgent warning for tourists in the popular holiday region are to leave. ... Read More

Visiting Australia and New South Wales during Bushfires?

David Beirman David Beirman- January 1, 2020

Tourists are fleeing Bushfires in Australia. 420 km from Sydney, tourism consultant, and eTN contributor David Beirman has a very ... Read More

Hale Koa or Trump International Hotel Waikiki? Where did PM Scott Morrison stay when escaping a crisis?

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- December 23, 2019

Hale Koa Hotel is an oceanfront retreat for U.S. military members and families on sunny shores of Waikiki Beach. The ... Read More

Novotel hotel debuts in Perth, Australia

mm Chief Assignment Editor- December 20, 2019

The new Novotel Perth Murray Street Hotel has opened its doors and is ready to take bookings for the summer ... Read More

Qantas picks Airbus A350-1000 over Boeing jets for world’s longest flight

mm Chief Assignment Editor- December 13, 2019

Australia's flag carrier and its largest airline by fleet size, Qantas Airways, has announced that it had opted for Airbus’ ... Read More

The first Great Barrier Reef night and day citizen science program

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- December 10, 2019

The first Great Barrier Reef night and day citizen science program aligned with the Australian school curriculum has been launched ... Read More

Australia’s Gold Coast Airport extends partnership with SITA

mm Chief Assignment Editor- November 20, 2019

Gold Coast Airport has extended its partnership with global IT provider SITA for passenger and baggage technology until 2024. The ... Read More

Accor strikes new hotel deal in Victoria’s gold rush boom town

mm Chief Assignment Editor- November 19, 2019

Accor, Australia’s largest hotel operator, announce that the former Quest Schaller Hotel Bendigo will rebrand to Mercure Bendigo Schaller, and ... Read More

Missing: A German tourist hiking in West Australia

eTN Managing Editor eTN Managing Editor- November 10, 2019

A German tourist is missing while hiking in Australias Mount Augustus National Park. It is regarded as one of the ... Read More

At least 7 dead, over 100 houses and koala habitat destroyed in Australia wildfires

mm Chief Assignment Editor- November 9, 2019

Over seventy fires continue to rage in New South Wales, with seventeen of them declared to be an emergency level, ... Read More

WTM: The UK’s top long-haul tourism source markets are revealed

mm Chief Assignment Editor- November 4, 2019

The USA, Australia and India continue to take the top spot for the UK’s most favorite long-haul inbound tourism markets, ... Read More

Mackay Tourism back on track

eTN Managing Editor eTN Managing Editor- November 3, 2019

MACKAY Tourism in Australia has good news. For the three years leading up to the 2018/19 financial year, Mackay Tourism ... Read More

Horrific shark attack at Great Barrier Reef

editor editor- October 29, 2019

A 28-year-old British tourist lost his foot when a shark completely ripped it off. The tourist was in the ocean ... Read More

Ayers Rock case won: No climbing Uluru for tourists

editor editor- October 26, 2019

"If I travel to another country and there is a sacred site, an area of restricted access, I don't enter ... Read More

Australia’s cruise industry paves way for mass expansion

mm Chief Assignment Editor- October 24, 2019

Traveling by sea throughout Australia is becoming a popular past time for the domestic travelers. As a result, cruise operators ... Read More

Retired Qantas Boeing 747 becomes Rolls-Royce flying testbed

mm Chief Assignment Editor- October 21, 2019

A much-loved Qantas passenger aircraft retired from commercial service this weekend to begin life as a Rolls-Royce flying testbed. The ... Read More

Most popular destinations for transplant tourism: China, India, Pakistan

eTN Managing Editor eTN Managing Editor- October 14, 2019

Follow the money. This is true and this is the danger of transplant tourism. Concerns the Chinese Government still forcibly ... Read More

Habitat for Humanity Australia invites Australians to help Nepal

editor editor- October 10, 2019

In recognition of International Women’s Day, Habitat for Humanity Australia is launching the Impact Build in Nepal, setting out to ... Read More

Australia’s South West Sustainable Tourism Observatory joins UNWTO Observatory Network

mm Chief Assignment Editor- October 9, 2019

Australia’s South West Sustainable Tourism Observatory, has officially become the latest member of the World Tourism Organization’s International Network of ... Read More

Australian travel bloggers released from Iranian prison

eTN Managing Editor eTN Managing Editor- October 6, 2019

Two Australian travel bloggers who were detained for three months after being arrested for flying a drone near a military ... Read More

Melbourne Airport first in Australia to go ‘live’ with latest checkpoint scanners

mm Chief Assignment Editor- October 2, 2019

Melbourne Airport, in partnership with Smiths Detection, today announced that it has gone 'live' with the latest checkpoint screening technology ... Read More

Best in the world: Budapest Airport takes top prize at World Routes 2019 Awards

mm Chief Assignment Editor- September 23, 2019

The annual World Routes Awards took place at the Adelaide Convention Centre last night. The awards are highly regarded in ... Read More

Accor merges Novotel and Ibis with a future hotel at Melbourne Airport

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- September 2, 2019

The first sod was turned today on the construction of a brand new hotel at Melbourne Airport to support growing ... Read More

Tourism Tropical North Queensland names new CEO

editor editor- August 15, 2019

Tourism professional Mark Olsen, who has been driving Brisbane’s 2031 vision as a destination, has been appointed Chief Executive Officer ... Read More

What Virgin Australia Airlines did to their Boeing 737-800 aircrafts?

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- August 11, 2019

Virgin Australia Airlines is now the first airline in Australia to install Split Scimitar Winglets on its Boeing Next-Generation 737-800 aircraft. ... Read More

Sydney hosts 52nd International Boat Show

mm Chief Assignment Editor- August 2, 2019

Over 200 boats lined a purpose-built marina on Sydney's Darling Harbor for the 52nd Sydney International Boat Show was launched ... Read More

Swiss-Belhotel International set for Greater Australasia expansion

mm Chief Assignment Editor- August 1, 2019

Swiss-Belhotel International is expanding its operations in New Zealand with the signing of two hotel developments in Queenstown. The company ... Read More

Darwin Convention Centre launches indigenous inspired menu

mm Chief Assignment Editor- July 23, 2019

The Larrakia people are the traditional owners of the Darwin region. The Darwin Convention Centre’s Seven Seasons menu is a ... Read More

63 Australian-made planes grounded after 9 people killed in deadly Sweden crash

mm Chief Assignment Editor- July 22, 2019

A total of 63 Australian-made planes have been grounded around the world following the fatal aircraft crash in Sweden in ... Read More

Powerful earthquake rocks Australian beach resort of Broome

mm Chief Assignment Editor- July 14, 2019

An earthquake of magnitude 6.9 has struck the Rowley Shelf, west of the Australian beach resort of Broome, on Sunday, ... Read More

Princess Cruises returns Pacific Princess to Australia for 2020-21 summer season

mm Chief Assignment Editor- July 10, 2019

Princess Cruises has announced Pacific Princess' 2020-2021 summer line-up in Australia, with the boutique ship offering cruisers a number of ... Read More

Sunshine Coast Airport appoints new GM of Aviation Business Development

editor editor- July 10, 2019

Sunshine Coast Airport in Marcoola, Australia, has announced another key executive to drive the airport’s future expansion program. Gareth Williamson ... Read More