Within a little more than a decade following the 1978 riot, the Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras Festival and Parade nourished the emergence of a budding gay and lesbian tourism industry.
If intelligently managed, festivals attract substantial numbers of LGBT tourists to regional and rural destinations, injecting additional income into the local economies.
Airbnb opens up more tourism in rural Tasmania.
There's no evidence Airbnb is worsening housing affordability. Rather it empowers female hosts and promotes small businesses in remote communities.
By preventing Australians from visiting a ‘sacred place’ like the Kokoda Track, it is more likely that local landowners grievances will be met.
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The blockade of the Kokoda Track by local landowners is a product of the complex political and economic issues currently affecting Papua New Guinea.
Paul Hogan, in a new Tourism Australia ad.
Tourism Australia's Super Bowl commercial is good strategy, reflecting familiar popular signifiers of Australia. Straying outside of these concepts hasn't proven successful.
Bottlenose dolphins, are very coastal and subsist on small fish connected to reefs and smaller bays.
A new report will supply some information needed for science based conservation measures in the Red Sea.
There are few hotels of an international standard in Ethiopia.
Ethiopia must address hotel industry challenges to take advantage of its huge tourism potential.
Selfie tourism is changing the experience of traveling for many people – and not necessarily in a positive way.
Technology has changed the way we travel. While social media can be a useful tourism tool, we need more education to ensure 'selfie tourism' doesn't become the norm.
Schoolies and New Year’s Eve see high visitor numbers in tourist spots like Byron Bay.
So-called 'party' towns like Byron Bay attract huge numbers of visitors for schoolies weeks and New Year's Eve – but sometimes at high cost to the young people who live there.
Yes, it’s a beautiful part of the world, but what sets Ballyhoura apart is the deliberate focus on a warm, local welcome.
The big cities are still magnets for tourists, but often they find the smaller towns offer a more satisfying taste of local life. It's why rural tourism can be 'the perfect small town business idea'.
Sun, sea, sand and tower blocks in Benidorm, Spain.
How to make your holiday better for the environment through sustainable tourism.
The view of Cartagena, Colombia from Tierra Bomba. Despite being one of the most visited cities in South America, Tierra Bomba remains highly impoverished. Why doesn’t large-scale tourism benefit such a community?
At many popular destinations, residents are protesting against crowding, rowdy visitors and low wages. With some research, travelers can use their visits to enrich host areas instead of harming them.
Australia was one of the first offshore markets targeted by WeChat Pay.
China's most popular social media app WeChat is on the rise in Australia thanks to demand from Chinese students and tourists. Here's what you need to know if you plan to use it.
Graffiti images on the Separation Wall separating Bethlehem from Jerusalem.
Freya Higgins Desbiolles
Bethlehem looms large in our minds with the approach of Christmas. But the reality for people living there now or tourists wishing to visit the ancient city remains deeply politically fraught.
Tourism businesses should start by communicating precisely what they are going to do about the situation to the customer - quickly and clearly, to reduce uncertainty and avoid confusion.
Businesses worth their weight in salt should at least in principle have the capacity to remedy situations that go wrong, as part of their modus operandi.
Prince Harry is to marry Meghan Markle in May 2018.
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Two tourism experts assess the evidence on whether visitors are drawn to the UK by the monarchy.
International passengers at Ngurah Rai International Airport, Bali, Indonesia on November 29 th, 2017. Thousands of tourists were stranded and could not go home after Mt Agung volcano erupted.
Reuters/Johannes P. Christo
Until late November, Bali's high economic dependence on tourism led its Tourism Board to dismiss the dangers of the Mount Agung volcano. This severely undermined the reputation of destination Bali..
Scientists call large marine protected areas effective tools for conserving sea life. But do they benefit countries that create them? Scholars explain how Palau's huge marine protected area seeks to protect resources for Palauans.
The Anangu people actually offer visitors a range of eco-cultural tourism activities that focus on sharing Indigenous culture, knowledge and traditions.
Closing Uluru to climbers is vital to the preservation, maintenance and on-going development of culture, traditions and knowledge.
Uluru at sunset at the Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in the Northern Territory.
The Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park Board of management has this week announced that tourists will be banned from climbing Uluru from 2019. Sammy Wilson, chairman of the park board, explains why.
Busloads of people rubber-necking their favourite movie location can be a pest, but fan tourism is a growing business.