CLIA view: December 2017

Joel Katz, managing director, CLIA Australasia Another Bumper Year of Cruising As we approach the end of another year, we are once again witnessing a procession of cruise ships of every size and description visiting our coastal towns and cities

AACB view

Karen Bolinger, president Association of Australian Convention Bureaux Industry research plays a vital role in advocacy and continually improving our performance. Business events is the only sector of the tourism industry that provides a long-term

Auschamber view: December 2017

John Hart, executive chair, Australian Chamber -- Tourism Time to reset the crystal ball on tourism I will have the pleasure of sitting on the newly formed Ministerial Committee looking at tourism Beyond 2020. With several years to run on th

AFTA view: December 2017

Jayson Westbury, chief executive AFTA What a year the travel industry has had in 2017! With the continued growth in outbound passenger numbers up some 4.4% year on year and the strong desire by Aussies to go on an overseas holiday, 2017 has been a

Steve Jones’ Say: December 2017

Let me add to the chorus of voices who between now and January 1 will lament the rapid passing of the year. Can it really be 12 months since we were preparing for the 2017 festivities? Clearly it is. And seeing as it's the final column of 2017, wh

From the publisher: December 2017

By Bruce Piper In these days of electronic news it is unusual for a print publication to be the first to break a major story, but we're going to make an exception with this issue of travelBulletin. It's been talked about for months, and isn't a re