13-16 Oct 2020


MOUA: Museum of Underwater Art

Tourism Australia is thrilled to announce the launch of MOUA (Museum of Underwater Art) in Townsville North Queensland. Bookings are now being taken, get ready to be inspired and discover the Reef’s greatest stories #inspiredbyMOUA

How travel advisors are proving their worth to high-end clients

Jul 28, 2020 Industry News

Luxury travel advisors have always played a large role in travel decision-making for HNWI and UHNWIs. But in a world where health and safety is expected to be paramount, their role is even more critical as travellers look for first-hand assurance on aspects of their trip.

How luxury travel will change after the pandemic

Jul 16, 2020 Industry News

It’s not just that luxury travellers will expect hygiene and social distancing. Rosie Spinks, Global Tourism Reporter for Skift, says they will be looking for a different type of trip – and they’ll be prepared to pay for it.

Five types of experiences luxury travellers want now

How will the pandemic affect the types of luxury experiences travellers are looking for? Are they more likely to want nature experiences or eco-tourism experiences? Will cultural experiences be more or less sought after? We look at five key interests driving experiential tourism now.

A tropical getaway in New Caledonia

Time to begin planning ahead and what better way to celebrate when the borders open than spending a relaxing tropical getaway in New Caledonia.Experience the recently renovated and rebranded DoubleTree by Hilton Noumea Ilot Maitre Resort scheduled to reopen in November 2020.

Luxury hotels and villas, still an alluring option for travellers?

While the landscape for luxury hotels and villas has undoubtedly changed, there is good reason to believe they will be an attractive proposition once again if they cater to micro travellers, target brand loyalists and incorporate messaging about safety.

Why Australian and NZ luxury lodges are poised for a comeback  

We talk to Penny Rafferty from the LLOA and Emma McDonald of LLNZ on how the DNA of the luxury lodges in Australia and New Zealand makes them perfectly positioned for a comeback post- COVID.

Selling Australia to Australians

Jun 16, 2020 Industry News

With border restrictions easing, outstanding nature experiences and comparatively stable pandemic numbers, you could say that things are looking up for Australian tourism destinations. But will the lure of luxury closer to home be enough to tempt us to explore our own backyard?

Exquisite New Zealand experiences

Discover the professional and compelling destination management services by The Exquisite Group, creating unique New Zealand experiences for the luxury traveller.

Why luxury travel might bounce back first

Jun 10, 2020 Industry News

Some commentators argue that luxury tourism, with its wealthy clientele and more exclusive, social-distanced experiences, will bounce back before the rest of the industry. We ask experts what they think.

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