Although considered by many in the Western world as too far away to take a short trip to, Australia seems to be charging full steam ahead towards a goal set for 2020 to hit an overnight spend of AU$115 billion, aided by the perception of the Oceanic continent as good value for money, in possession of incredible and inimitable natural landscapes, a safe bet for business and commercial travel and interesting enough for lovers of culture and cities. All of this increased international travel to Australia by 7% in the early stages of the year, and this trend is expected to continue at a similar rate for the next three years, just in time for the 2020 deadline. Deloitte, who have been keeping a close eye on the Australian tourism industry, also predicts that domestic tourism is set to climb to 3.4% more than the current rates each year as well.
While is may come as no surprise that the majority of this tourism influx is concentrated in traditional Australian hubs, what is interesting is that state capitals are also now seeing tourism being driven towards these cities. These “gateway” cities are also benefiting from the arrival of cruise ships, but one negative drawback of this new, clustered wealth is the lack of dispersal of this vital income to areas outside of these tourist hot spots. Local research suggests that visitors from other Commonwealth countries should be encouraged to bring tourists visiting family members or friends to more remote areas outside hub cities. Other advice seems to suggest that localities outside of these hubs need to do more to try and attract tourists, such as upping their technology so these areas become “smarter”, and also create proper tourism infrastructure to support whatever growth the sector will see.
Let´s take a look at 3 projects currently underway in Australia:
The public will discover this lush, open air extrusion within the building where they can enjoy alfresco informal dining taking full advantage of Brisbane’s heritage architecture and climate [READ MORE…]
The luxury Skye Hotel Suites will form part of the 29-storey V by Crown Group development known as Parramatta’s vertical village [READ MORE…]
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