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  1. International Travel
    More people than ever before are visiting Australia with the latest official figures showing that eight million international tourists arrived in the 12 months to September 2016. It is the first time that Australia has broken the eight million visitor mark, according to the data published...
  2. International Travel
    Japanese visitors to Australia were up almost 50% and Chinese visitors up almost a third in April compared to the same month in 2015. Overall, Australia welcomed 610,800 international visitor arrivals during April, an increase of 10.6%, the fourth consecutive month of double digit growth in...
  3. International Travel
    Home and Away soap opera and Thor movie star Chris Hemsworth has been involved in an online campaign aimed at attracting more people to Australia. Along with his family he has been documenting a trip around the country with his family as part of a Tourism Australia campaign to encourage more...
  4. Visas and immigration
    Ahead of the general election in Australia in July tourism officials are reminding politicians how important the industry is to the country's economy and calling for visa costs to be slashed. In particular the Tourism and Transport Forum Australia (TTF) is calling on all of Australia's...
  5. Visas and immigration
    Two new visa initiatives are being introduced that will enhance tourism, youth mobility and business links between Australia and Singapore. The new visa arrangements have been developed as part of the Australia-Singapore Comprehensive Strategic Partnership and the two countries have agreed to...
  6. Visas and immigration
    Airports around Australia have welcomed the decision to introduce fast track immigration services for those willing to pay a premium to avoid queues. The premium border security service is aimed at business travellers, wealthier passengers and those who can afford a fee for a faster immigration...
  7. International Travel
    Australia continues to prove popular with people from all over the world with the latest data showing that there were 796,700 international visitors during February 2016. This is an increase of just over 10% compared to the previous year, according to the figures from the Australian bureau of...
  8. International Travel
    Australia's coastal experiences and aquatic facilities are the stars of a new campaign aimed at attracting even more visitors from overseas in 2016 that uses the latest technology. The latest drive from Tourism Australia uses VR and 360 technology to inspire prospective travellers considering...
  9. International Travel
    A record number of people visited Australia in 2015, up 8% on the previous year and the coming year is also expected to see a rise in visitor arrivals. There was an increase in numbers from India, China, the United States and the UK, with strong growth in people visiting for a holiday and also...
  10. International Travel
    Australia's Sunshine Coast is set to increase its ability to attract more visitors and investment from overseas with new facilities to handle more international air activity. The region's airport will start to see the benefits of a significant investment boost later this year with the...
  11. International Travel
    Preliminary estimates of short term overseas visitor arrivals to Australia numbered 671,600 in March 2015. This follows preliminary estimates of 715,200 short-term visitor arrivals in February and 539,100 in January 2015. The number of people arriving in Australian who intend to stay in the...
  12. International Travel
    Australia is still proving popular with overseas visitors with figures showing that international arrivals were up by 8% to a record 6.3 million in the year ending in September. The latest International Visitor Survey from Tourism Research Australia also shows that 15 of Australia's 20 leading...
  13. Visas and immigration
    Australia's visa system is falling behind the competition and as a result, the country is missing out on growth in the number of international visitors, a new study suggests. The report, Visitor Visa Reform: Reducing the Barriers for Travel to Australia, compares Australia's visitor visa regime...
  14. International Travel
    China's love affair with Australia is continuing, with the latest figures showing that Chinese residents made a record number of visits to Australia in the 2013/2014 financial year. The data from the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) also shows that short term visitor arrivals from China...
  15. International Travel
    Australia is taking a world lead in e-visa technology with officials announcing that an extra 66 countries and territories will have access to online visitor visa applications. Assistant Minister for Immigration and Border Protection, Michaelia Cash, said the addition of these countries...
  16. International Travel
    Australia continues to be popular with visitors from all over the world with the latest figures showing that more than 3.1 million visitor visas were granted in the 12 months leading up to the end of March. The number of visitor visas granted to tourists and business people was up almost 6%...
  17. Visas and immigration
    Some 51 countries and regions have been added to the eligibility list for electronic lodgement of certain visitor visa applications for Australia. Those nations eligible to electronically apply for a visitor visa (subclass 600) will progressively expand starting this month. Overall, citizens...
  18. Visas and immigration
    The popularity of Australia as a destination for overseas visitors is continuing to grow and the amount they contribute to the country's economy is also rising, the latest official figures show. Those arriving with a working holiday visa often end up falling in love with the country and seeking...
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