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Tips and rumours

Tourism Australia spent how much on a flight? … Ferguson bows out of the 7:30 chair … Tim Tam scandal revealed

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Tips and rumours

Tourism Australia has Halloween knees-up, but who paid? … Paul Keating opens up to ABC … Crikey’s fantasy question time …

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Tips and rumours

Tourism chiefs move on to the front bench … work woes at Hewlett-Packard Australia … what did the Booker prize winner eat last night?

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Tips and rumours

MacTiernan push for the Senate? … Where the bloody hell did they spend? … Russell a Tele fan for his kids.

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Battle of the Qantas chiefs: tourism is just a sideshow

The public slanging match between Qantas chief Alan Joyce and ex-CEO Geoff Dixon is about the future direction of Qantas as the national carrier, not the tourism market.

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Crikey Blogs | COMPANIES|

Tourism Australia, meet Ecotourism Australia

Tourism Australia is being left behind while globally sustainability is at the forefront of everyone else’s agenda. Why doesn’t Tourism Australia support Ecotourism Australia, the peak body for sustainable tourism? asks GAP Adventures founder Bruce Poon Tip.

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Crikey Blogs | FOOD & TRAVEL|

Where the bloody hell is the campaign for indigenous tourism?

In Australia to talk about tourism and sustainability at the Global Eco Conference, Gap Adventures Founder and CEO Bruce Poon Tip has lambasted Tourism Australia and described its promotion of indigenous assets as “very naive,” writes Amber Jamieson.

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Tourism Oz looks to tap into the Oprah Effect

Tourism Australia are hoping that will be able cash in on Oprah Winfrey’s cult-like fandom, with tourism experts telling Crikey that plans to bring the queen of US daytime television to Australia were “brilliant”.

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The Sydney Morning Herald | ADVERTISING|

Oprah heads to Oz

Talkshow queen Oprah is heading down under, bringing 300 members of her audience to Sydney as part of a Tourism Australia promo. Watch Oprah give her audience the big news (get ready for the screaming).

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Virgin Blue CEO pulls the pin: bound for Tourism Australia

What the two most successful airline CEOs in Australian history will do in concert with the body charged with growing inbound as well as domestic tourism is not known, but it won’t be lacking in spectacle or clout.

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Travel Truths: ‘There’s nothing like Australia’ blast from the past

A stereotypical approach to enticing visitors to Australia by hauling in the usual suspects such as a roll call of hoary Aussie icons and a few cultural moments has run its race, writes Tom Neal Tacker.

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The difference between a branding campaign, and a tourism spruik

We have had two major national campaigns launched: one a branding campaign for Australia, and the other a tourist promotion campaign. What is odd is that they are sending opposite messages, writes Noel Turnbull.

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VIDEO: There’s nothing like… Australia the musical

The new Tourism Australia advertisement has been released, and it’s an all-singing, all-stereotypes bonanza with references to koalas as bears and beers with your mates. Ripper!

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Crikey Blogs | FOOD & TRAVEL|

There’s nothing like… a Crikey contest

A few weeks ago Tourism Australia launched it’s new campaign, further consigning Lara Bingle into the dustbins of history. Sounds like the makings for a Crikey Competition!

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Tourism Australia wants you — and your intellectual property rights

Australia’s latest tourism campaign is all about you. And the crowd-sourced photos you’re making freely available. What rights do you give up in return for helping promote Australia? Elizabeth Redman asks the experts.

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Crikey Blogs | FOOD & TRAVEL|

There’s nothing like Australia’s violence against tourists

Another day, another bashed tourist. Is violence in Australia towards foreigners worse than anywhere else or is it just because we’re here that we hear about it? asks Alice Terlikowski.

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mUmBRELLA | ADVERTISING|

Flogging off our fair land: there’s nothing like it!

After the “Where the bloody hell are you?” fiasco, a new Tourism Australia advertising campaign is being launched with the catchy tagline “There’s nothing like Australia”. What makes an effective Oz campaign? asks Tim Burrowes.

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Spinning the Media: Pack your suitcase for some free advertising

Welcome to a world of junkets and media familiarisation tours: also known as the travel section of your local newspaper, write Giselle Nguyen, Ajay Khandhar and Yasmin Geneva.

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Today’s Fable: Kevin Rudd and the unusable hairdryer

The Prime Minister’s hair, illegal cigarette salesmen, paintball, tourism doing rather nicely thank you very much and Joanna Lumley gives Gordon Brown the what for.

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The Sartorialist | ART & DESIGN|

On the streets of Melbourne

The Sartorialist brings his roving eye to Melbourne — as part of a Tourism Australia initiative — and snaps a snappy tailor on Chapel Street.

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Deathstar shines on far North Queensland tourism

Jetstar’s new Cairns Japan ‘solution’ is like deciding to serve the Osaka to Sydney market by making it fly there and back via Hobart, writes Ben Sandilands.

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Tips and rumours

There will be a reshuffle in the NSW cabinet in the next two weeks to try and ensure the power sell off and right wing elevations. The key move will be Frank Sartor to be moved from Planning. Regarding Underbelly - I wouldn’t necessarily be looking at Channel Nine for the leaker. Episodes are going to […]

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State of the planet

Rebuild or retreat: US debates evacuation of Gulf coastline … Our drinkable water supply is vanishing … Price to pay as Bondi doomed to drown by 2100 … Environment protection key to Balkan EU path … Misplaced trust

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