Tourism

Top 5 must-have travel apps

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With apps changing perceptions of what we should demand from our international adventures, here are five apps you need on your smartphone before you next head aboard.

NZ regulator delays Wotif ruling

NZ Commerce Commission pushes back decision on Expedia's $700m Wotif takeover for second time.

NZ delays Wotif takeover call

by AAP
Regulator 'briefly' postpones decision on Expedia's purchase.

FIRB clears Wotif takeover

Foreign Investment Review Board clears Expedia's takeover of Wotif, shares slump 7.14%.

Universal plans $US3bn China theme park

by AP
Movie theme park to be built with Beijing partner, will open to tourists in 2019.

Wotif shareholders back Expedia deal

Wotif shareholders resoundingly endorse proposed $703m takeover by US-based travel website.

Budget woes hurting leisure travel: Flight Centre

Flight Centre says consumer worries following 2014 federal budget hurting travel sales.

Chinese drive record tourism

Tourist numbers from China hit 1 million but industry body warns visa hurdles still too high.

ACCC clears Expedia's Wotif takeover

Wotif shares surge 7% as consumer watchdog says $703m takeover unlikely to lessen competition.

HK protests threaten tourism

China's National Day holidays usually brings tourist surge.

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?

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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

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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.

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