The Victorian government has announced a $32.2 million support package for local tourism businesses ahead of the Queen’s Birthday weekend.
Business Events Australia said it will be giving additional support to the sector through continued funding for its Bid Fund Program and Boost Program.
Spending is up across regional Australia, moving past the spend recovery seen in metro areas, according to new data from Commonwealth Bank.
Founding one of the world’s fastest growing travel websites, Luxury Escapes, Adam Schwab is an award winning entrepreneur with over 15 year’s experience in business and journalism. His passion for travel combined with knowledge of business allowed him to build one of Australia’s most profitable e-commerce companies in just five years without any external funding. With offices already… Continue reading Luxury Escapes Founder’s success secrets
Twelve startups have been selected to participate in Horizons, a regional travel accelerator program being run by Slingshot in partnership with travel tech company Amadeus, Brisbane Airport corporation and Queensland Tourism Industry Council. According to Slingshot CEO, Karen Lawson, the Horizons cohort boasts some of the most experienced travel entrepreneurs in the industry, including Paul… Continue reading Slingshot announces a dozen startups for regional travel and tourism accelerator
Qantas has partnered with corporate accelerator Slingshot to launch a 12-week program for start-ups, scale-ups and digital disruptors seeking to streamline the travel experience. Up to 10 teams will be selected for the AVRO Accelerator, named for Qantas’ first ever aircraft, the Avro 504K. It is an opportunity for participants to bring their ideas to… Continue reading Qantas partnering with Slingshot on start-up accelerator focused on travel innovations
While China is Australia’s biggest export destination, it’s a notoriously tricky market to enter – even for multinationals. So, how do export-driven Australian SMEs form lasting connections with Chinese customers? Dynamic Business spoke to Joe McGuire, Global Head of Sales & Partnerships with Airwallex, a Melbourne fintech start-up specialising in cross-border payments. Dynamic Business: What… Continue reading The Chinese market ‘dances to the beat of its own drum’: how SME exporters can succeed
Small businesses often have specific financing needs and may require funding support to compete in international markets or to fulfil export-related supply chain contracts. For businesses trying to navigate that next growth phase into an overseas market, there are a number of differences between exporting and operating in Australia which will have an impact on… Continue reading Steps SMEs should take to secure export success
It’s a little known fact that there’s a difference between a traveller and a tourist. Tourists contently window shop the sights and sounds a destination has to offer while travellers follow the ultimate travel commandment: do as the locals do. The ethos of the traveller sounds straightforward, but in practice, it can a difficult one… Continue reading VizEat: Is Australia’s food scene the next to be disrupted by Europe’s social dining network?
NSW Premier Barry O’Farrell has today announced a $227,500 funding boost for a marketing and promotion campaign to encourage domestic and international tourists to visit the Blue Mountains region.