Australia Travel News 11/08/2010
Golden Backpack award winners revealed – Awards – etravelblackboard.com
The winners of the 2010 Golden Backpack Awards, Australia and New Zealand’s only dedicated awards program for the independent travel sector, have been announced in Sydney.
Uluru keen on Oprah | Opinion | NT News | Darwin, Northern Territory, Australia | ntnews.com.au
SOME of the best tourism publicity that the Northern Territory can get is free. Talkshow queen Oprah Winfrey is coming to Australia to broadcast a show from the Sydney Opera House.
US to expand presence in Australia
The US is set to expand its military presence in Australia with the two countries developing options for enhanced joint defence co-operation.
Travellers considering switch from Qantas flights – Channel NewsAsia
Some travel agencies in Singapore have received enquiries from customers who booked Qantas flights, on the possibility of switching to other carriers.
The Great Camel Cull | Embrace Australia
Australia is facing a potential camel cull, the population has risen to approximately 1.2 million, the largest such population in the world.
AFP: Secret Outback episode for Oprah Down Under
US talk show queen Oprah Winfrey will film an episode of her programme at a secret "Outback location" during her whirlwind December tour Down Under, Australia's tourism minister said Thursday.
Australia has lost it allure: expert | Herald Sun
AUSTRALIA is "overrated" and "expensive" according to young travellers and at risk of losing its "dream destination" reputation, a tourism expert has warned.
Australia’s Newcastle in the Top 10 Worldwide Must-See Destinations | The Flump
Newcastle city located in Australia was ranked 9th in the top ten worldwide ‘must-see’ destinations recommended in Lonely Planet’s book “Best in Travel 2011”.
Garbage bins back at Sydney train stations | News.com.au
NEW transparent garbage bins will be installed at Sydney's major train stations, the New South Wales Government says.
Home brew mum Kylie Eastwood appeals against conviction for getting son drunk | News.com.au
A VICTORIAN mother spared jail after getting her five-year-old son drunk on home brew will fight her conviction in court and risk a tougher sentence.
Man pulled shark off woman by the tail | Smh.com.au
A diving tour guide who was attacked by a shark off Western Australia had been prepared to die rather than give up the job she loved.