Blog Latest

DialAFlight on Facebook

Find out what’s hot right now for some last minute winter sun breaks

DialAFlight profile image

DialAFlight

Autumn leaves are here & it makes for a wonderful sight to see all over the world... Where's your favourite Autumn… twitter.com/i/web/status/9…
 
DialAFlight profile image

DialAFlight

It's getting colder outside, so we want to know what you find more fun in the snow: skiing or a husky dog sled ride… twitter.com/i/web/status/9…
 
DialAFlight profile image

DialAFlight

To mark #InternationalSlothDay here's a cute sloth being active for once - by doing yoga!! He's got that… twitter.com/i/web/status/9…
 
DialAFlight profile image

DialAFlight

It's been a colourful week with the #RedSun hanging over us earlier in the week. So here are… instagram.com/p/BabPQqDHexh/
 
DialAFlight profile image

DialAFlight

Two incredible sights on two different sides of the world. #NorthernLights or #SouthernLightsinstagram.com/p/BaYhiaOnGMn/
 
DialAFlight profile image

DialAFlight

Ever thought about exploring Australia's Northern Territory? It's not all about #ayersrockinstagram.com/p/BaWhmrHHABu/
 
DialAFlight profile image

DialAFlight

Exciting times Kirsty! 😍😍😍 twitter.com/kirstyteasdale…
 
DialAFlight profile image

DialAFlight

Three beautiful sights, three incredible sunsets. We want to know, where you go for the… instagram.com/p/BaTg0kPnjPl/
 
DialAFlight profile image

DialAFlight

A soothing sight for Sunday, imagine the relaxing sounds at the Plitvice Lakes in Croatia for our #DailyEscape pic.twitter.com/RnYnyu6V0c
 
DialAFlight profile image

DialAFlight

We're off to Queensland's Rainbow Beach for today's #DailyEscape It's a way to go, but boy is it worth it! #Traveltwitter.com/i/web/status/9…
 
DialAFlight profile image

DialAFlight

Fancy heading to the Big Apple in style? Stay at the 5* Carlyle and start 2018 right! #DealOfTheDaytwitter.com/i/web/status/9…
 
DialAFlight profile image

DialAFlight

We've got that #FridayFeeling and thinking holidays! So where to this Winter? The sunshine of #Australia or the ma… twitter.com/i/web/status/9…
 
DialAFlight profile image

DialAFlight

Playa Manuel Antonio in Costa Rica is our #DailyEscape today, with soft sands & idyllic views of lush greenery and… twitter.com/i/web/status/9…
 

Blog Authors

Clemmie

Clemmie

Victoria Hampton

Victoria Hampton

Kathy McLeman

Kathy McLeman

Ree Saunders

Ree Saunders

Marisa Thomas

Marisa Thomas

Jan Moys

Jan Moys

Mike Potter

Mike Potter

Nicola Chapman

Nicola Chapman

Drew Hendricks

Drew Hendricks

Cheryl Richardson

Cheryl Richardson

Dave Balow

Dave Balow

Anastasia Miari

Anastasia Miari

Steven Gyford

Steven Gyford

Melbourne

Australia planning to attract more business visitors

Tourism Australia has boosted its marketing to host business events in a bid to attract more business tourists to Australia.

Tourism chiefs have said they want more people to fly to Australia for business to boost the country's tourism industry. Business tourism contributes AUS $13 billion to the Australian economy and makes up 15 per cent of total tourism spending in the country. Furthermore, in 2012 one in seven of Australia’s international travellers attended a business event in the country, up eight per cent on the previous year. "A key focus is to make Australia a prime destination for business events," said federal tourism minister Martin Ferguson. "When it comes to these events, we mean business." "Business events are making up an increasing share of our tourism market with almost $13bn (15 per cent) of our total tourism spending attributable to business events. This high yield sector is making a significant contribution towards our tourism 2020 objective of increasing overnight expenditure to over $115bn by 2020,” he added. Mr Ferguson and lord mayor Robert Doyle also launched Melbourne’s Business Event Week, a showcase of businesses from across Australia, today while announcing the city has won its bid to host Dreamtime 2014. The inaugural Business Event Week will see more than 50 events take place starting on the 26th February. “Business events are one of Australia’s least recognised business sectors yet we employ thousands of people and generate billions of dollars in income to Australia,” said Karen Bolinger, chief executive officer at MCB. “Business events are big business both here in Australia and globally. From generating economic wealth and export opportunities, right through to driving tourism, creating lasting legacies for the business community and job creation.” Image sources: 1 2
Close