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Over half of travellers using online reviews to decide holiday plans 

13-Feb-2009

A new study of 12,500 Australian holiday-makers has revealed that reviews posted by fellow travellers on interactive websites is increasingly influencing holiday plans, with over half stating that this source of information influences their decisions.

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Carnarvon region’s national park tourism contributes $23 million to region 

12-Nov-2008

Queensland Tourism Minister, Desley Boyle and Queensland Minister for Sustainability, Climate Change and Innovation, Andrew McNamara have this morning presented research to State Parliament revealing a $23 million contribution to the state economy from national park visitors in the Carnarvon region.

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Gold Coast national park tourism contributes $677 million to region 

12-Nov-2008

Queensland Tourism Minister, Desley Boyle and Queensland Minister for Sustainability, Climate Change and Innovation, Andrew McNamara have this morning presented research to State Parliament revealing a $677 million contribution to the state economy from national park visitors in the Gold Coast region.

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Outback region’s national park tourism contributes $59.8 million to region 

12-Nov-2008

Queensland Tourism Minister, Desley Boyle and Queensland Minister for Sustainability, Climate Change and Innovation, Andrew McNamara have this morning presented research to State Parliament revealing a $59.8 million contribution to the state economy from national park visitors in the Outback.

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Research reveals true value of tourism to Australia’s states and territories 

07-Nov-2008

In a world-first, Australian researchers have used economic modelling to develop a comprehensive estimate of tourism’s contribution to the economies of each of Australia’s states and territories.

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Western Australia tourism contributes $7 billion annually to the state economy 

07-Nov-2008

New research released today has identified that direct employment in Western Australia’s tourism sector stood at 45,660 people and contributed $3.7 billion towards the state’s Gross State Product (GSP) in the 2006-07 period.

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Domestic tourism dominates contribution to Queensland economy 

05-Nov-2008

New research released today has revealed that that 70% of Queensland’s tourism revenue is generated from domestic tourism, and of this, overnight tourism dominates at 56.1%, followed by same day tourism at 12.7%.

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Tourism directly contributes almost 10% of Territory jobs 

05-Nov-2008

New research released today has revealed that tourism employment in the Northern Territory directly accounts for almost 10% of all jobs in the state, far exceeding tourism’s share of total employment in Australia which stands at 4.7%.

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NSW tourism contributes $23 billion annually to the state economy 

05-Nov-2008

New research released today provides the first comprehensive estimate of tourism’s contribution to the New South Wales economy and to the state’s employment.

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ACT tourism contributes $1.2 billion annually to the state economy 

05-Nov-2008

New research released today provides the first comprehensive estimate of tourism’s contribution to the Australian Capital Territory’s economy and employment.

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Tasmanian tourism contributes more than $1 billion annually to the state economy 

05-Nov-2008

New research released today has revealed that tourism in Tasmania delivered over $1 billion to the state economy in the 2006-07 period. This represents 4.9% of the state’s total industry revenue, exceeding the scale of the tourism industry’s contribution to the national economy of 3.7%.

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Victorian tourism contributes over $15 billion annually to the state economy 

05-Nov-2008

New research released today provides the first comprehensive estimate of tourism’s contribution to the Victorian economy and to the state’s employment.

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South Australian tourism contributes $4.3 billion annually to the state economy 

05-Nov-2008

New research released today provides the first comprehensive estimate of tourism’s contribution to the South Australian economy and to the state’s employment.

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‘Word of mouth’ driving destination choice for self-drive visitors 

08-Oct-2008

A new Australian research report has identified that a majority of those who take self-drive touring holidays are very proactive in independently pre-planning their journeys, with the internet and word of mouth being the most popular sources of information.

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Melbourne outshines Gold Coast as short holiday destination of choice 

06-Oct-2008

New research from Sustainable Tourism Cooperative Research Centre (STCRC) which compares visitors’ attitudes and interest in Melbourne and the Gold Coast as holiday destinations has revealed that Melbourne is the preferred destination for short breaks.

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Research identifies key strategic issues for Australia’s tourism planning 

03-Oct-2008

New research has revealed that Australia’s tourism destinations could benefit from a more strategic and coordinated approach to tourism planning.

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Research identifies key strategic issues for tourism planning 

02-Oct-2008

New research has revealed that tourism destinations such as the Hunter region, could benefit from a more strategic and coordinated approach to tourism planning.

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Sunshine coast planning supported by new research  

01-Oct-2008

New research has revealed that tourism destinations such as the Sunshine Coast could benefit from a more strategic and coordinated approach to tourism planning

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Research identifies tourism planning issues for Queensland  

01-Oct-2008

New research has revealed that tourism destinations in Queensland could benefit from a more strategic and coordinated approach to tourism planning.

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Research highlights strategy approach for tourism planning 

01-Oct-2008

New research has revealed that tourism destinations such as Townsville could benefit from a more coordinated approach to tourism planning.

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Gold Coast planning supported by new research  

01-Oct-2008

New research has revealed that tourism destinations such as the Gold Coast, could benefit from a more strategic and coordinated approach to tourism planning.

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Australian researchers conducting world leading research on tourism and climate change 

26-Sep-2008

As the United Nations World Tourism Organization prepares to dedicate World Tourism Day to the theme of Responding to the Challenge of Climate Change this Saturday 27 September, Australian tourism researchers across five states and territories are well advanced on major research into the impacts of climate change on tourism in Australia.

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Kakadu central to world leading research project on tourism and climate change 

26-Sep-2008

As the United Nations World Tourism Organization prepares to dedicate World Tourism Day to the theme of Responding to the Challenge of Climate Change this Saturday 27 September, tourism researchers are compiling the findings of a Kakadu research project investigating the impacts of climate change on tourism in the region.

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Barossa Valley central to world leading research project on tourism and climate change  

26-Sep-2008

As the United Nations World Tourism Organization prepares to dedicate World Tourism Day to the theme of Responding to the Challenge of Climate Change this Saturday 27 September, tourism researchers are compiling the findings of a Barossa Valley research project investigating the impacts of climate change on tourism in the region.

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Research identifies key strategic issues for tourism planning 

26-Sep-2008

New research from Sustainable Tourism Cooperative Research Centre (STCRC) has revealed the need for a more strategic approach to tourism planning in Australia.

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The Blue Mountains joins world leading research project on tourism and climate change 

25-Sep-2008

As the United Nations World Tourism Organization prepares to dedicate World Tourism Day to the theme of Responding to the Challenge of Climate Change this Saturday 27 September, the Blue Mountains is set to join a major research program investigating the impacts of climate change on Australian tourism.

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Cairns central to world leading research project on tourism and climate change 

25-Sep-2008

As the United Nations World Tourism Organization prepares to dedicate World Tourism Day to the theme of Responding to the Challenge of Climate Change this Saturday 27 September, tourism researchers are compiling the findings of a Cairns research project investigating the impacts of climate change on tourism in the region.

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Report reveals extreme natural event strategies for coast’s tourism operators 

22-Sep-2008

New research has identified eight strategies to assist tourism operators in South East Queensland better prepare for extreme natural events.

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Research reveals new customer opportunities for travel agents 

03-Sep-2008

New research into travel agent customers has revealed that high use customers are more inclined to pay for travel agent services and place more value on loyalty schemes.

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Positive scorecard for Yarra Valley food and wine tourism  

29-Aug-2008

A new report into food and wine tourism in Australia has identified the Yarra Valley as a leader in the food and wine tourism sector.

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Fleurieu Peninula’s McLaren Vale sets the benchmark for wine tourism  

26-Aug-2008

A new report into food and wine tourism in Australia has identified McLaren Vale on the Fleurieu Peninsula as a leader in the food and wine tourism sector.

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Rutherglen on path to wine and food rejuvenation  

22-Aug-2008

A new report into food and wine tourism in Australia has identified that the artisan skills and traditional values associated with Rutherglen’s wine industry remain important assets. It also highlights the positive move towards redefining the region, to attract a younger visitor market.

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Visitors choosing Gold Coast for longer holidays  

22-Aug-2008

New research which compares visitors’ attitudes towards the Gold Coast and Melbourne as holiday destinations has revealed that the Gold Coast is the preferred choice for a longer holiday destination.

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Collaboration the key to wine tourism in South Burnett 

20-Aug-2008

A new report into food and wine tourism has put the spotlight on the wine tourism industry in the South Burnett region.

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New Chief Operating Officer announced for STCRC  

19-Aug-2008

Sustainable Tourism Cooperative Research Centre (STCRC) has announced the appointment of a new Chief Operating Officer (COO) to its team.

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Mornington Peninsula has potential for wine and food tourism growth 

19-Aug-2008

A new report into food and wine tourism in Australia has identified the Mornington Peninsula as a growing wine and food tourism region, with further room to enhance the number of tourist visits.

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Barossa Valley sets the becnhmark for wine tourism 

19-Aug-2008

A new report into food and wine tourism in Australia has identified the Barossa Valley as a leader in the food and wine tourism sector.

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New tool available for destination brand marketers and managers 

12-Aug-2008

A new visitor survey tool investigating the relationship between destination brand and tourism and the subsequent destination choice of holiday makers is now available.

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Tourism tool embraced by new sector 

30-Jul-2008

Internationally recognized Australian tourism tool, Earthcheck has been redeveloped to provide triple bottom line benchmarking for the commercial building sector.

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Report identifies top eight extreme natural event strategies for tourism operators 

09-Jul-2008

Research undertaken by Sustainable Tourism Cooperative Research centre (STCRC) has revealed the tourism sector may be underestimating the risk of extreme natural events.

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New Report Calls for Australian Tourism Operators to Increase Green Options 

01-Jul-2008

New research from Sustainable Tourism CRC (STCRC) has shown that 'Green Tourism' is a key emerging market for tourism providers, with many consumers willing to pay extra for sustainable tourism products.

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STCRC Researcher Professor Larry Dwyer Receives International Acclaim 

17-Jun-2008

Esteemed STCRC researcher Professor Larry Dwyer has been named the most cited Australian tourism researcher internationally over the past decade.

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Perth PhD graduate wins top tourism prize 

28-Apr-2008

Dr. Aggie Wegner has taken out the prestigious Sir Frank Moore Award for Execellence offered by the Sustainable Tourism Cooperative Research Centre(STCRC).

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Tourism industry visionary honoured 

22-Apr-2008

The greats of Australian tourism will gather tomorrow to celebrate the achievements of one of the industry's leaders and visionaries over the last 30 years, Sir Frank Moore, at a testimonial dinner.

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The Sustainable Tourism CRC farewells Chairman and appoints leading Queensland tourism executive 

10-Jan-2008

After 10 years as founding Chairman of Sustainable Tourism CRC (STCRC), Sir Frank Moore has announced his resignation. His successor as the new Chairman is highly respected tourism leader Mr Stephen Gregg.

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New opportunities for farmers to benefit from tourism 

20-Nov-2007

Sustainable Tourism CRC's and Southern Cross University are recruiting rural land holders for the second and final round of the Northern Rivers Farm and Nature Tourism Business Development Program.

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Sustainable Tourism CRC Appoints New Director of Research 

22-Oct-2007

Australia’s Sustainable Tourism Cooperative Research Centre has appointed Professor David Simmons to lead the organisation’s national research program.

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Sustainable Tourism CRC announces Mr Ian Kean as its Chief Executive Officer 

15-Oct-2007

Mr Ian Kean, who has served as Sustainable Tourism CRC’s interim CEO for the past three months, has been appointed to drive the Centres’ ambitious research program and undertake a re-bid strategy to secure the future of high quality research and development for Australia’s tourism industry.

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e-Tour Guide for Self Drive Holidays 

28-Sep-2007

Western Australia’s leading self-drive touring company, DriveWA.com will pioneer an advanced on-the-road tourist information system developed by Sustainable Tourism CRC.

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Western Australia trials revolutionary Tourist Information Voice System 

25-Sep-2007

Technology set to enhance the quality of international and domestic visitors experiences is one step closer to commercialisation.

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Federal Minister applauds Sustainable Tourism CRC’s Farm Tourism program 

29-Jun-2007

Federal Minister for Small Business and Tourism, Fran Bailey, has applauded the Sustainable Tourism Cooperative Research Centre’s Farm and Nature Tourism Development program.

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Tourism sector delivers water savings to Melbourne  

29-Jun-2007

Melbourne hotels are continuing to make significant contributions to water saving in Victoria. From data just released, hotels participating in the City of Melbourne’s Savings in the City program have been able to reduce water consumption by a total of 20 Olympic swimming pools annually.

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Cycle tourism pedals over $200m a year 

28-Jun-2007

Australia's thriving cycle tourism sector is showing the potential to provide significant economic, social and environmental benefits to regional areas. Sustainable Tourism CRC project leader Dr Brent Ritchie said cycle tourists are big spenders, providing an estimated spend of $213 million per annum.

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Sustainable Tourism CRC boosts tourism by over $170m  

13-Jun-2007

The Sustainable Tourism Cooperative Research Centre (CRC) has provided a minimum of $176 million in net economic value to Australia via its contribution to the tourism industry according to a recent report published by the Department of Education, Science and Training (DEST).

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Encouraging times for Victorian farmers in Yarra Valley and the Dandenongs 

12-Jun-2007

New opportunities in tourism are providing an exciting future for rural landowners in Victoria's Yarra Valley and the Dandenongs with the launch of Sustainable Tourism CRC's Farm and Nature Tourism Business Development program in the region on 22 June.

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Minister to launch farm and nature tourism workshop 

19-Apr-2007

An innovative business development program designed to assist farmers develop Agri-tourism opportunities will be launched by the Honourable Tony Kelly, Minister for Regional Development, Lands and Rural Affairs, on Monday 23 April.

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Ningaloo Blueprint for Sustainable Tourism 

18-Apr-2007

A fusion of scientific minds is leading the way in providing world-leading solutions in reducing the impacts of tourism on greenfield sites. The Ningaloo Flagship Collaboration Fund Cluster is integrating scientific knowledge of reef use, biodiversity and socio-economics into management strategy evaluation for the Ningaloo Marine Park.

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Online Agri-tourism classroom open for farmers 

05-Apr-2007

A new Agri-tourism website for farmers and rural landowners is creating a resourceful information gateway. The Farm and Nature on your Property website compliments a swag of Agri-tourism business development workshops managed by the Sustainable Tourism Cooperative Research Centre.

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International applause for Encore: Festival and Event Evaluation Kit  

09-Mar-2007

A home-grown economic evaluation kit for small and large scale festival and event producers and directors is receiving international attention for its ability to estimate the economic contribution an event makes to its host region.

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World unites to empower women’s role in tourism  

09-Mar-2007

Gender equity and the empowerment of women in the tourism workforce have come under the spotlight at ITB Berlin, the world’s largest travel and tourism event.

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New places available for regional Agri-tourism workshops 

26-Feb-2007

Organisers of the successful Farm and Nature Tourism Business Development Program are releasing valuable places in the next stage of the interactive workshop program scheduled to run at the end of March.

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The year in focus: State of the Tourism Industry 2006 report 

06-Dec-2006

Interviews with 30 tourism industry leaders contributing to the annual State of the Tourism Industry 2006 report, produced by the Sustainable Tourism Cooperative Research Centre, have identified the most significant issue for 2006 has been the continuing decline in domestic tourism.

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