Tourism

Government relaxes Chinese visa rules

Online visa application trial to make travel to Australia simpler for Chinese tourists, business people.

Kohler Uncovers: Ardent Leisure

Alan Kohler talks to Ardent Leisure's Greg Shaw about the leisure and entertainment company and why he's encouraged by the falling dollar.

Crown plans new luxury hotel

Initial investment of $50 million agreed for joint venture project in Melbourne's Southbank.

Tourism Australia's plan to whet China's appetite

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Tourism Australia is betting on China’s enduring love affair with food and wine as a way to entice more Chinese tourists to travel down under.

Chinese bid goes higher for Club Med

by AFP
Fosun reportedly outbids rival Italian businessman for ownership of French holiday group.

Thomas Cook plummets as CEO quits

by AFP
Thomas Cook shares dive in London trade after CEO quits.

Flat travel market to persist: Webjet

Online booking group sees muted market continuing despite record total transaction value YTD.

Village eyes theme parks growth

by AAP
Village Roadshow points to theme parks division as key growth engine in years ahead.

Qld can be an important Indian partner: Modhi

by AAP
Modhi says India interested in resources, agribusiness, technology, tourism sectors.

Italian trumps Chinese bid for Club Med

by AFP
Italian businessman Andrea Bonomi offering 23 euros a share, valuing the company at 874 million euros ($A1.19 billion).

Inghams abandon modular housing park IPO

The Ingham family has shelved plans for the float of its modular housing park company after failing to win enough support from investors.

Echo to press on with expansion

Echo set to push ahead with growth plans despite signs of Chinese tourism slowdown.

US date kept but we’re on a tourism break with China

Govt will not hold an Australia Week in China promotion next year, leaving it until the following year.

Smooth sailing for a true family partnership

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From coffee to island resorts, there’s a lot more to the Oatley family business story than just Rosemount Wines.

Why no Wi-Fi at check-in?

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The current standard of Wi-Fi connectivity in Australian hotels is under-delivering. If not adapted and updated to support increasing demand the industry risks being left behind the rest of the world.

NZ clears Expedia's Wotif buy

Takeover to proceed to final regulatory hurdle after New Zealand gives green light.

Crown has a week to pay Vic govt $250m

Crown to pay within 7 days to secure Melbourne casino license extension.

Ardent Leisure revenues up 10% for Q1

Company announces strong results for Sept quarter, with new acquisitions driving growth.

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.

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