TOURISM PUNCHING ABOVE ITS WEIGHT, SAYS WINTER

TOURISM PUNCHING ABOVE ITS WEIGHT, SAYS WINTER

INTERNATIONAL visitor expenditure on the Gold Coast has risen 15.4 per cent in the 12 months ending March 2016, with Gold Coast Tourism CEO Martin Winter claiming the local industry is punching above its weight. According to Tourism Australia's International Visitor survey, international visitor expenditure on the Glitter Strip rose t...

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GLOBAL PLAYER JOINS COMMONWEALTH GAMES AS TECH SPONSOR

GLOBAL PLAYER JOINS COMMONWEALTH GAMES AS TECH SPONSOR

The Gold Coast Commonwealth Games Corporation (GOLDOC) has secured the IT supplier of the Olympics to power the 2018 Games. Atos will deliver digital solutions in the planning and staging of the sporting event, including a comprehensive Games Management System (GMS) and Information Diffusion System (IDS). The French technology company...

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ACCC SEEKS BIGGER FINE AGAINST MAKERS OF NUROFEN

ACCC SEEKS BIGGER FINE AGAINST MAKERS OF NUROFEN

RECKITT Benckiser's legal headache has taken another turn after the consumer watchdog appealed an 'inadequate' fine of $1.7 million for misleading customers. The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) has filed a Notice of Appeal from the Federal Court's decision against the pharmaceutical company for contra...

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AIRLINE DEAL SET TO DELIVER $53M TOURISM BOOST

AIRLINE DEAL SET TO DELIVER $53M TOURISM BOOST

QUEENSLAND is in for a $53 million tourism boost after China Eastern Airlines announced plans to bump up its Shanghai to Brisbane route to daily flights. The service is expected to commence in December and follows Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk's recent trade mission to China. "Our partnership with China Eastern was a first an...

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Below are a few content marketing products that Business News Australia works with to drive traffic to your site and increase leads. This is also a great resource for your social media and marketing channels. SPONSORED POSTS Sponsored posts are a great starting point for any digital advertising campaign. They are ideal for repo...

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UNLOCKING POTENTIAL FROM ONLINE PLATFORMS

UNLOCKING POTENTIAL FROM ONLINE PLATFORMS

ANY business that does not effectively use online platforms risks losing new and potentially lucrative opportunities, says digital agency Stead Lane. The Southport-based company, which specialises in web development and digital strategies, says with the rise of the digital era more people have become heavily reliant on online platforms to...

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THE LACK OF SAVVY THAT'S SLASHING BUSINESS POTENTIAL

THE LACK OF SAVVY THAT'S SLASHING BUSINESS POTENTIAL

DINESH De Silva (pictured), CEO and co-founder at Netstripes.com, is on a mission to change the way Australia goes about small business, arguing that if they want to grow they need to lift their digital engagement. In a recent report compiled by Netstripes it was discovered that the majority of Australian small businesses aren't even ...

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CHINESE UNIVERSITY BEATS PATH TO GOLD COAST

CHINESE UNIVERSITY BEATS PATH TO GOLD COAST

ONE of China's largest universities is eying the Gold Coast to explore partnership opportunities in the city's rapidly expanding education sector. Representatives from Tian Fu College of Southwestern University of Finance and Economics (SWUFE) are on the Gold Coast as part of a national tour that includes Brisbane, Sydney and Cair...

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JOB ADS FLATLINE FOR FOURTH STRAIGHT MONTH

JOB ADS FLATLINE FOR FOURTH STRAIGHT MONTH

THE national jobs market remains flat as a key indicator shows hiring intentions by employers are on the slide. However, once economist says the slowdown is not unexpected after a strong run of growth in mid-2015. The latest ANZ Job Ads survey shows that job advertisements rose 0.2 per cent in March from February, extending the flatli...

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GOLD COAST GOES FROM ZERO TO TOURISM HERO

GOLD COAST GOES FROM ZERO TO TOURISM HERO

LAST year it didn't even rank in the top 10, but this year the Gold Coast has edged out Melbourne to capture second spot among Australia's top tourism destinations. However, Sydney remains the crowd favourite by cementing its position at the top of the list compiled annually by TripAdvisor. Queensland destinations take out fiv...

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SYDNEY AIRPORT'S FLYING START TO THE YEAR

SYDNEY AIRPORT'S FLYING START TO THE YEAR

SYDNEY Airport (ASX:SYD) has made a flying start to 2016 with passenger numbers hitting close to seven million in the first two months of the year. The figures are up 8 per cent from a year earlier, driven by double-digit growth in international passenger movements. The latest figures released by the airport show that 3.29 million pas...

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JAMES WORKS ON A BOLLYWOOD BOOST FOR COAST

JAMES WORKS ON A BOLLYWOOD BOOST FOR COAST

GOLD Coast tourism identity and city council candidate Billy James (pictured) is mapping plans for a Bollywood boost to the city's economy, and he's using his connections in India to make it happen. James, a businessman and former chairman of Economic and Cultural Development Board Gold Coast, hopes to create a strategic alliance ...

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COAST PROVING A HOTSPOT FOR AUSSIES

COAST PROVING A HOTSPOT FOR AUSSIES

TRAVELLERS from across Australia are increasingly choosing the Gold Coast as their holiday destination, with new figures showing the city welcomed an additional 225,000 domestic visitors in 2015. This follows a surge in international tourism spending on the Gold Coast, which jumped 20 per cent to $1.23 billion in 2015, according to Touris...

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DEFINING A BRAND IN THREE SECONDS

DEFINING A BRAND IN THREE SECONDS

IT'S unfortunately official: people now have a three-second window to make their first impressions count online. For entrepreneurs and startups, this fact can be especially catastrophic to visibility, considering that's three seconds to cram in a brand, pitch and identity before the reader decides to find out what's behind the...

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GOLD COAST OFFSHORE TOURISM SURGE HITS NEW HIGH

GOLD COAST OFFSHORE TOURISM SURGE HITS NEW HIGH

INTERNATIONAL tourism spending growth on the Gold Coast has surged past the national average, rising 20 per cent to $1.23 billion in 2015. The increase compares with 18 per cent growth in spending to $36.6 billion across the broader Australian market, according to Tourism Research Australia's international visitor survey. The nati...

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STW SLUMPS TO $52M LOSS, BUT SHARES LIFT

STW SLUMPS TO $52M LOSS, BUT SHARES LIFT

STW Communications Group (ASX:SGN) has cleared the decks after a challenging year involving a restructure and a proposed merger that it says will return Australia's largest marketing services group to sustainable growth. The Sydney-based company has posted a $52.6 million bottom-line loss in calendar 2015 following $92.2 million in no...

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SYDNEY SUPERSIZES SELFIES FOR CHINESE NEW YEAR

SYDNEY SUPERSIZES SELFIES FOR CHINESE NEW YEAR

INTERNATIONAL visitors celebrating Chinese New Year in Sydney will have the chance to make their mark in a 'Giga Selfie' overlooking the Opera House and harbour. The supersized photo opportunity takes place in front of a giant Chinese dragon head installation at Dawes Point, in a campaign created by Tourism Australia. It follo...

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GOLD COAST SKIES CARRY SIX MILLION

GOLD COAST SKIES CARRY SIX MILLION

IT'S been a big 12 months in the skies above the Gold Coast with the city's airport recording more than six million passenger movements during the past year. The figures, for the 12 months to the end of December, were boosted by a string of new routes secured by Gold Coast Airport within Australia as well as overseas. Internat...

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METER MAIDS TO FEED HUNGRY BEACHGOERS

METER MAIDS TO FEED HUNGRY BEACHGOERS

GOLD Coast meter maids are expanding their offering after partnering with mobile ordering technology company AirService to launch Australia's first beachside food ordering and delivery service. Beachgoers will be able to order and pay for food via the new Maid to Order app, powered by the AirService platform. Customers will then h...

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HEMSWORTH HELPS LAUNCH NEW TOURISM AD

HEMSWORTH HELPS LAUNCH NEW TOURISM AD

IN a bid to lure more international visitors to Australia, a new campaign has been launched highlighting the country's aquatic and coastal experiences.  The latest ad, which is part of Tourism Australia's global There's Nothing like Australia campaign, was officially unveiled at an event in New York on Australia Day eve a...

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