Australia Travel News 10/19/2010
Education told to follow tourism lead | The Age
AUSTRALIA needs a co-ordinating authority similar to Tourism Australia to help solve its problems with international students, says the head of one of the peak bodies in the field.
New flights to Brisbane | Southall Travel
China Southern Airlines has announced plans to offer new flights to Brisbane to encourage tourism between China and Australia.
Ditch the Guidebook: 8 Alternative Trip Planning Resources | BootsnAll Travel Articles
After all guidebooks are convenient, but in an age when travel writers are being paid less to do more within a shorter period of time, this, unfortunately can no longer be taken for granted. So if you’re obsessed with planning like me but want to ditch the guidebook (or at least supplement it) and avoid being underwhelmed or overwhelmed by a destination, take a look at these eight alternative research resources.
Foodie Local: Darwin, Australia
Darwin is the biggest city in the sparsely populated Northern Territory. The Top End, like other tropical regions, has a dry season and a wet season and sees its population grow in Australia’s winter months from June to August, as it is their Dry when tourists come.
Rae’s Travel Blog: An Adventure in Sydney, Australia
It is always a pleasure to visit Australia and other English speaking countries as one does not feel aboliged to speak slowly and clearly – but I had to stop myself at Paddy’s Market, near Darling Harbour, Sydney, as many of the stall holders were of European descent!
Should 112 replace triple-0 for emergency calls? | News.com.au
THE nation's triple-0 emergency number in dire trouble, with a war erupting among emergency services as to whether it should be replaced with the international 112 code.
Hit-run driver went back for more, court hears | News.com.au
A MAN who was crying over the body of his best mate after he thought he had just been killed in a hit and run was then run over by the same driver, a Townsville District Court heard yesterday.
Strong $A spurring online sales and e-tailing boom: eBay Australia – ebay – Computerworld
A soaring Australian dollar and stagnate US economy have combined to create a sharp rise in US good purchased online, eBay Australia has reported.
Whale Sharks a bright spot in WA tourism | Perth Now
WHALE shark sightings, visitor levels and the number of tour operators have increased to record highs, according to the State Government.
Jetstar check-in clerk arrested for punching a passenger – Armchair Traveller
A Jetstar employee has been arrested and charged with assaulting a passenger.