Tourism

Could a 'Clive-zilla' help sell Australia?

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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

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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.

Aust needs to 'get its act together' on tourism: Crown CEO

by AAP
Casino and hotel company calls for changes to visa system, gaming taxes to attract Chinese travellers.

Mantra IPO raises $239 million

After failing to complete an IPO in March, the hotel and resorts group has revived the deal following fund manager demand.

Google's hotel moves worry travel sector

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Is the internet giant about to make life difficult for the likes of Expedia and TripAdvisor?

$11m Flight Centre fine inadequate: ACCC

Consumer watchdog says penalties are not enough of a deterrence.

The unbearable lightness of crowdsourcing

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Services like Airbnb and Uber show how the collaborative economy empowers consumers by disrupting legacy industries, but their success also presents a tax challenge for governments.

Ardent Leisure lifts nine-month revenue

Leisure group reports increase in revenue in nine months to March 31.

Sri Lanka rejects Packer casino

by AFP
Crown's plan to operate a casino in Sri Lanka blocked by nation's government.

The business of comedy

Watch: An investigation into the world of laughs for money.

Flight Centre joins ATAS

Group joins voluntary scheme aimed to reduce financial, administrative burdens.

Investors become picky on IPOs

As the second initial public offering in two weeks is abandoned, bankers say fund managers are being much more careful with their support for IPO wannabes.

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