Tourism Australia’s latest Holiday Here This Year campaign via M&C Saatchi

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Two of Australia’s iconic homegrown personalities, Hamish Blake and Zoe Foster-Blake, are helping inspire travellers to book their next domestic holiday as part of Tourism Australia’s latest campaign launched today.

The latest Tourism Australia’s Holiday Here This Year campaign, first launched in January, aims to get Australians travelling safely across the country to provide a boost to tourism businesses and operators.

Hamish and Zoe said that they were excited help the country bounce back after a tough year by inspiring Australians to get travelling.

“It does feel special to be able to help promote our country because we love travelling, we love adventure, and we love Australia. So we can’t really think of anything that’s a better fit,” Hamish and Zoe say.

“We know everybody feels like a holiday right now so it’s not exactly a tough sell, but hopefully we can help to convince those people who were putting

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Tourism Australia splurge $7MILLION on campaign starring Hamish Blake and Zoe Foster-Blake

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By Lauren Ferri For Daily Mail Australia

23:21 12 Oct 2020, updated 23:51 12 Oct 2020

  • Hamish Blake and Zoe Foster-Blake are in brand new Tourism Australia campaign
  • The celebrity couple are in lockdown in Melbourne along with five million others
  • But they are now encouraging Australians to book their next domestic holiday  
  • The campaign, Holiday Here This Year, urges people to go to new destinations 

Tourism Australia has spent $7million on a brand new campaign starring Hamish Blake and Zoe Foster-Blake to push people to take regional holidays.

The homegrown power couple are in lockdown in Melbourne, but are still urging travellers to book their next domestic holiday.

Stage four restrictions have been in effect across metropolitan Melbourne since August 2, meaning five million people have been unable to leave their house, let alone take a vacation.  

The campaign, Holiday Here this Year, launched on Tuesday across print, social

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Global Amusement Park Market Will Showcase Negative Impact During 2020-2024|Increasing Investments in International Tourism to Boost Market Growth | Technavio

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LONDON–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Technavio has been monitoring the global amusement park market size and it is poised to grow by USD 19.84 billion during 2020-2024, progressing at a CAGR of almost 7% during the forecast period. The report offers an up-to-date analysis regarding the current market scenario, latest trends and drivers, and the overall market environment.

Technavio’s in-depth research has all your needs covered as our research reports include all foreseeable market scenarios, including pre- & post-COVID-19 analysis. We offer $1000 worth of FREE customization

The market is fragmented, and the degree of fragmentation will accelerate during the forecast period. Aspro Parks SA, Cedar Fair LP, Comcast Corp., Compagnie des Alpes SA, Merlin Entertainments Plc, PARQUES REUNIDOS SERVICIOS CENTRALES SA, SeaWorld Entertainment Inc., Six Flags Entertainment Corp., The Walt Disney Co., and Village Roadshow Ltd. are some of the major market participants. To make the most of the opportunities, market

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How Australia Is Rethinking Tourism While Borders Are Closed

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This story is part of our New Standard series, examining where travel is headed. Read more about how we define the New Standard here.

From the news coverage of Australia’s apocalyptic bushfires early this year, you couldn’t be blamed for thinking the entire place had burned to the ground. I arrived in New South Wales, the country’s most blaze-ravaged state, in mid-March, expecting devastation. But barely a month after the last flames had been put out, there were already signs of renewal. Amanda Fry, founder of Wild Food Adventures, a travel outfitter that designs culinary-focused nature experiences, showed me around Kangaroo Valley, a wildlife haven 90 minutes south of Sydney, where rock wallabies, wombats, and echidna had started to return. In nearby Morton National Park, vibrant green shoots sprouted from trees charred to the color of obsidian, and emerald cycads, palmlike plants dating to Jurassic times, bloomed from singed trunks.

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Kerala to emerge as a medical value tourism destination: Health Minister

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Kerala offers a huge scope in Medical Value Tourism (MVT) as the State is the safest place during Covid times with only 0.36 per cent mortality rate, Health Minister KK Shailja has said.

Kerala’s demographic features can attract more foreign tourists and its expertise in indigenous medicine can play a vital role to woo travellers, she said at the 9th edition of Kerala Health Tourism programme organised by CII.

She also suggested development of more Ayurveda medicine production centres with modern standards and quality. More quality and affordable treatments should be made available and the common people should also benefit from tourism.

Thomas John Muthoot, Chairman, CII-Kerala, stressed on the importance and value of promoting MVT. The hospital industry in India — accounting for 80 per cent of the total healthcare market — is witnessing a huge investor demand from both global as well as domestic investors. According to Invest

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China Golden Week holiday pumps up tourism, boon to economy

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HONG KONG (AP) – Some 637 million residents of China traveled inside their country during the recent eight-day Golden Week holiday, spending tens of billions of dollars at a time when officials hope to get consumers to spend more and perk up the economy.

More than 45% of China’s 1.4 billion people traveled during the holiday, which began Oct. 1. They spent 466.6 billion yuan ($69.5 billion), according to data from China’s Ministry of Culture and Tourism.

That’s 21% fewer trips and 30% less spending than last year, but the numbers show consumption is beginning to bounce back following the battering it took earlier in the year from the coronavirus pandemic.

The numbers are a “positive sign” both for China and the rest of the world that economies can revive pretty quickly once the coronavirus is under control, said Shivaji Das, managing director of research and consulting firm Frost &

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Blow to travel sector as govt redirects LTC funds: tourism body

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NEW DELHI: The Federation of Associations in Indian Tourism & Hospitality (FAITH), representing the tourism, travel and hospitality industry of India, on Monday expressed disappointment over the government’s decision to redirect LTC funds of government employees to buy consumer goods and services taxed at 12% and above.

The tourism body said the decision, announced by finance minister Nirmala Sitharaman, will act as a deterrent for tourism sector which was pinning its hope on the revival of business during the festival season when people look to travel to their home states. After almost eight months of nil to limited tourism activity, the festival season was expected to be one of the few demand drivers. The industry was hoping for more tax-based stimulus in the hands of all citizens to travel when spent against GST rated travel agents, hotels tour operators, tourist transporters & restaurants.

“Instead redirecting the LTC money of government

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6 essential SEO tips for tourism businesses

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Whether you run a guest house, a game farm, an eatery, an adventure attraction or a transport service, the national lockdown has probably been hard on your tourism or travel business. As the country’s lockdown restrictions ease to level 1, you are no doubt looking forward to being able to welcome guests back to your destination.

Just ask one of our customers, Vinolia Masera, founder of travel and leisure portal, Limpopo Guide, who says:

“Having a small start-up business in the tourism industry has been challenging during lockdown. With the easing of lockdown restrictions to level 1, a lot of businesses will be able to bounce back and start making money again, so they will potentially have the means to invest in marketing again.”

After the long hiatus, you may have deactivated many of your marketing plans and campaigns. One place where travel and tourism businesses can help their business

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Tourism professionals recognized for creating memorable guest experiences

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The staff of Ski Country Resorts, recent recipients of the service industry award from One Breckenridge, pose for a portrait on Friday, Oct. 2.
Photo by Jason Connolly / Jason Connolly Photography

BRECKENRIDGE — One Breckenridge, which is run through the Breckenridge Tourism Office, recently recognized individuals and businesses that put in their best effort to make visitors’ time in town enjoyable through ongoing health restrictions. 

The Lodge at Breckenridge, a hotel and wedding venue, received two nominations for One Breckenridge’s summer season guest service champions. One nomination expressed appreciation for the staff at The Lodge for creating a special wedding experience, while the other nomination shared how General Manager Rhonda Wilson showed friendliness, professionalism, a welcoming attitude and attentiveness to them. 

The staff of The Lodge at Breckenridge, recent recipients of service industry award from One Breckenridge, pose for a portrait on Friday, Oct. 2.
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China Golden Week Holiday Pumps up Tourism, Boon to Economy | Business News

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By ZEN SOO, Associated Press

HONG KONG (AP) — Some 637 million residents of China traveled inside their country during the recent eight-day Golden Week holiday, spending tens of billions of dollars at a time when officials hope to get consumers to spend more and perk up the economy.

More than 45% of China’s 1.4 billion people traveled during the holiday, which began Oct. 1. They spent 466.6 billion yuan ($69.5 billion), according to data from China’s Ministry of Culture and Tourism.

That’s 21% fewer trips and 30% less spending than last year, but the numbers show consumption is beginning to bounce back following the battering it took earlier in the year from the coronavirus pandemic.

The numbers are a “positive sign” both for China and the rest of the world that economies can revive pretty quickly once the coronavirus is under control, said Shivaji Das, managing director of research

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