Private equity targets five top growth sectors

Private equity groups are poised to pounce on these five sectors, identified as having the best growth potential for Australian investors.

ACCC mulls All Homes, Wotif deals

Watchdog set to back Fairfax-All Homes deal, but $703m Expedia-Wotif merger may come under further scrutiny.

Independent Chinese travellers hold the key to Australia’s tourism market

China’s new law banning coercive group shopping tours has resulted in Tourism Australia striving to attract more independent Chinese travellers to our shores with the promise of good food and wine.

Village Roadshow FY profit drops

Village says its theme parts still in demand, eyes expansion in Asia.

Sydney Airport doubles first-half profit

Airport has reiterated distribution guidance after a strong lift in interim profit.

Ardent posts 38% profit rise

Shares lift as theme park operator eyes growth in family entertainment business.

Are we gambling too heavily on a Chinese tourism boom?

Australia's tourism industry is busy wooing wealthy Chinese tourists, but other potentially lucrative markets are being ignored.

Abbott is right to follow Gillard's jobs plan

In truth, Australia has both an unemployment crisis and a labour shortage at the same time. But immigration can help solve the problem.

West End's curtain call for cheap theatre tickets

A steady stream of tourists to London have ensured West End theatre tickets remain in high demand, but for local theatre-goers the high prices are an increasing frustration.

Kickstarting Australia's digital future

As barriers to entry fall across a wide range of industries, internal obstacles may become the biggest impediment for incumbents to compete. A cultural overhaul is needed.

Could a 'Clive-zilla' help sell Australia?

Tourism figures show Australia's global ranking is falling, and billions of dollars in economic benefits are being missed, due to lack of political attention to the sector.

How eTravel is making border security a breeze

When it comes to our borders, you may think that ensuring either convenience or security compromises the other. But today’s technology can offer us the best of both worlds.

Webjet snaps up Europe's SunHotels

Online travel services provider forks out $30.4m for group to expand regional operations.

Why Wotif has no reservations about Expedia's bid

Expedia's bid for Wotif highlights the importance of scale in the online travel services sector, expanding the US giant's market reach and giving the Australian business deeper access to offshore travel inventory.

Mantra shares fall, shed debut gains

Hotel group Mantra shares give up inaugural gains to be lower after $239 million IPO.

Australians can't resist a bite of the Big Apple

If you take rent out of the equation, your dollar in New York takes you much further than it does in Sydney. No wonder so many Australians are moving to the city that never sleeps.

Red Gum Resources to buy Asia Escape Holidays

Perth-based metals explorer set to kickstart new life on the ASX with $3.5 million acquisition.

How the cost of Brazil's World Cup stacks up against other global sporting events

If this is how much Brazil spent on the World Cup, how much more will it spend on the 2016 Olympics?

Flight Centre flags FY profit at low end of guidance

Tough trading environment for Australian leisure business to weigh on results.

Cox eyes NZ boutique hotels

Local investors are heading across the Tasman, declaring real estate on South Island has more value than any Aussie offering.