Talking Point: Tourism is the new forestry sucking on the public purse

In fragile economies like Tasmania, there is a tendency to see one industry as the nirvana. It used to be forestry, now it is tourism. It is no exaggeration to say tourism stories occupy more media space than any other sector of the state economy, with the exception, perhaps, of the dairy industry. The tourism … More Talking Point: Tourism is the new forestry sucking on the public purse

Australia Doesn’t Want Chris Brown In Their Country, Denies Visa

Chris Brown won’t be visiting Australia. It’s a win, that’s for sure, but in the end this campaign has very little to do with Chris Brown, and everything to do with how seriously we, as a culture, take domestic violence. It’s sickening just how many men with convictions of violence against women still enjoy a … More Australia Doesn’t Want Chris Brown In Their Country, Denies Visa

Qantas announces Hugh Jackman as new brand ambassador

Qantas has announced award-winning Australian actor Hugh Jackman as its newest official global brand ambassador. Jackman is the latest in a long line-up of celebrity brand ambassadors for the global airline, with the current line-up including: Indigenous AFL player Adam Goodes, golf champion Greg Norman, paralympian Kelly Cartwright, former Australian cricket captain Michael Clarke, and … More Qantas announces Hugh Jackman as new brand ambassador

Melbourne Mexican Festival 2015

http://www.mexfest.com.au/ Join the colourful fiesta at Fed Square for Mexican Independence Day! Sunday 13 September | 11:30am – 8pm Melbourne’s much-loved Mexican Festival returns in 2015 for another spectacular celebration of Mexican culture. Eat your fill of tacos, tostadas and much more Mexican fare from participating restaurants including Mamasita, Guzman y Gomez, South American BBQ, Paco’s Tacos, Mesa … More Melbourne Mexican Festival 2015

Two Australians killed in Kenya after truck crashes into river

Two Australian tourists who died when their truck crashed into a river along a steep section of a road in Kenya were on an Intrepid Travel tour of East Africa at the time, the Melbourne-based tour company has confirmed. Three other tourists – an Australian, a Briton and a German – suffered serious head injuries … More Two Australians killed in Kenya after truck crashes into river

GRINGO TRAILS

Source & Tickets: EFFM Are tourists destroying the planet? This compelling documentary raises urgent questions about one of the most powerful globalising forces of our time: tourism. Spanning South America, Africa and Asia, the tourist pathway known as the ‘gringo trail’ has facilitated both life-altering adventures and serious damage to once-pristine environments.

A look inside Australia’s pot paradise.

What does marijuana have to do with tourism? The advantages of marijuana legalisation, regulation and most importantly, taxation, have proven to be significant.  Colorado has generated valuable tax dollars from sales while keeping law enforcement, the judicial system and prison costs down. They have also benefitted from a surging tourism industry and improved local economy.  … More A look inside Australia’s pot paradise.