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Most geo-tagged locations in Australia

Most geo-tagged locations in Australia | The Insight Files | Scoop.it

According to Instagram data, Bondi Beach was the most geo-tagged location for Australia in 2016, followed by Surfers Paradise and Sydney Harbour. Locations in New South Wales and Victoria dominated the most geo-tagged list, including the popular cafe and restaurant, The Grounds of Alexandria. Also making the list include St Kilda Beach, Melbourne Cricket Ground and Taronga Zoo. Click here to learn more.  

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18 of the most Instagrammable holiday destinations worldwide

18 of the most Instagrammable holiday destinations worldwide | The Insight Files | Scoop.it

Cosmopolitan Magazine in the UK have released their Top 18 most Instagrammable holiday destinations. Australia's Whitsunday Islands have come in at number 2, only behind Greece's Mykonos. Other destinations scraping into the top five include Italy's Portofino, the Caribbean's Aruba, and Austria's Baden. Click here to view the full list.

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Unforgettable after-dark experiences

Unforgettable after-dark experiences | The Insight Files | Scoop.it

In most destinations, there is plenty of exploring to be done after the sun sets. From moveable feasts to night-time rainforest walks, this Traveller article lists nocturnal tours which enable travellers to discover a different side to their favourite destinations. Highlights include:


  • Night snorkelling on Lord Howe Island
  • Cape Tribulation rainforest walk
  • Shoot for the stars in Broome
  • Barcelona tapas tours
  • The Ghosts of Edinburgh


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Hong Kong welcomes cuddly Aussie critters

Hong Kong welcomes cuddly Aussie critters | The Insight Files | Scoop.it

Ocean Park has revealed the latest info regarding three koalas who have taken up residency in Hong Kong. The koalas, which arrived in Hong Kong from South Australia in October 2014, include one male and two females, and will meet the public together with other iconic animals from South Australia when the new Adventures in Australia opens in March/April this year. To enable the public to catch a glimpse of Hong Kong's first koalas, Ocean Park has prepared an exclusive video available for online viewing. The Park has also launched a public voting campaign to name one of the koalas. The three koalas, all aged around 2 years old, are adapting well to their new home in Hong Kong as well as to their new diet of leaves sourced from Ocean Park's eucalyptus farms in China. The Adventures in Australia park will also feature red-necked wallabies and laughing kookaburras from South Australia. 

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Cruising's new ways to float your boat

Cruising's new ways to float your boat | The Insight Files | Scoop.it

It’s hard to keep up with all that’s happening in cruising. Brian Johnston whittles the good news down to 15 reasons why we should be excited about cruises in 2015. Key trends include the rise of themed river cruises, the growth of short haul cruising, and the improvement of the food experience - cruise ships are including more specialty restaurants, more celebrity-chef restaurants and an overall greater variety that even caters to vegetarians or the gluten intolerant. Furthermore, it's getting easier for the whole family to enjoy cruising with the rise of ships that cater to all ages, encouraging multi-generational cruising with entertainment, activities and ship amenities for children and grandparents alike.

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Angelina Jolie boosts Australian tourism

Angelina Jolie boosts Australian tourism | The Insight Files | Scoop.it

ANGELINA Jolie is proving to be an unofficial ambassador for Sydney's family-friendly tourist attractions. The Hollywood star is in town to film Unbroken, which is being shot on the Gold Coast and Sydney. Its production office is at Fox Studios. 

 

Since jetting into Sydney on a Qantas commercial flight last week, Jolie has been seen with her six children - Maddox, Shiloh, Pax, Zahara, Vivienne and Knox - visiting Sydney Aquarium, Taronga Zoo and Luna Park. The actress was snapped taking her brood to yet another Sydney attraction yesterday, this time knocking over some pins at Strike Bowling Centre, at the Entertainment Quarter in Moore Park. -

 

See more at: http://www.theaustralian.com.au/news/nation/angelina-jolie-boosts-australian-tourism/story-e6frg6nf-1226717009187

 

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Hujambo Africa's curator insight, September 19, 2013 3:40 PM

This is really great, everybody is supposed to care and also provide essential privileges to other people who have little in hand. Angelina Jolie did it! May she be BLESSED!!!!

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Most searched destinations of 2016 revealed

Most searched destinations of 2016 revealed | The Insight Files | Scoop.it

From breaking news, to breaking Olympic records and the UK's break-up with Europe, the events of 2016 affected us all in different ways. To wrap-up 2016, Travel Weekly presents Google's wrap-up of the five topics that caught the attention of Australians in 2016:

 

  1. Aussies love a good game.
  2. Politics and personalities.
  3. The oh-no and uh-oh moments.
  4. Saying goodbye to the greats.
  5. Calling Mother Nature. 

 

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Travel industry picks for where to go in 2016

Travel industry picks for where to go in 2016 | The Insight Files | Scoop.it

This article look at some recommendations for where to go in 2016 from across the travel industry. Sources referenced include:


  • U.S. Tour Operators Association
  • Lonely Planet
  • AFAR
  • Frommer's Australia
  • Fodor's
  • Travel + Leisure
  • Conde Nast Traveller
  • Travel Leaders Group


Among the many accolades, Australia has been named the number one destination for 2016 by Conde Nast Traveller. Find out more.

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The world's next big attractions

The world's next big attractions | The Insight Files | Scoop.it

Travel is like fashion - one day a destination is in, the next day it's out. New places become popular while others slowly fade. Travellers are always looking for new destinations, the places that seem a little edgy now, but will be run of the mill in a few years' time. This Traveller article lists the destinations which are on the rise, including:


  • Bagan, Myanmar as the next Angkor Wat
  • Hakuba as the next Whistler
  • Pai, Thailand as the next Vang Vieng
  • Sarajevo as the next Prague
  • Berlin as the next New York
  • Lima as the next Buenos Aires
  • Tasmania as the next New Zealand


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Best destinations in Australia - Travellers' Choice Awards

Best destinations in Australia - Travellers' Choice Awards | The Insight Files | Scoop.it

TripAdvisor's Travellers' Choice Awards have named the best destinations in Australia, as awarded by millions of real travellers. Ranking in the top three positions are Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane. Sydney's unmissable sites include the Sydney Opera House, The Rocks, Circular Quay and the Museum of Contemporary Art.


  1. Sydney
  2. Melbourne
  3. Brisbane
  4. Cairns
  5. Port Douglas
  6. Hobart
  7. Margaret River
  8. Noosa
  9. Adelaide
  10. Cessnock


On a world scale, Sydney came in at number 25, with Marrakech's Morocco, Cambodia's Siem Reap and Turkey's Istanbul taking out the top three positions. Click here to see the complete list.

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Future hotspots: 11 unlikely destinations tipped to boom

Future hotspots: 11 unlikely destinations tipped to boom | The Insight Files | Scoop.it

They may not seem like obvious destinations for a holiday, but tourism is starting to surge in these unlikely places. See which destinations are tipped for a surge in tourism over the next 10 years, according to the World Travel and Tourism Council (WTTC). They are ranked according to the projected growth per annum of travel and tourism as a direct contribution to GDP.

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How Tourism Destinations are Attracting Visitors with the iPad

How Tourism Destinations are Attracting Visitors with the iPad | The Insight Files | Scoop.it

There is little question that the iPad is reshaping the way we travel. From booking a hotel to reading while in-flight, even taking photos (hilarious!) has changed with the arrival of our somewhat mobile friend.

 

And while the anecdotal evidence can be seen in the hands of our traveling peers, the empirical evidence is equally impressive. 91 percent of iPad users have used their device for a travel related activity of some kind.

 

This new travel trend has not gone unnoticed by our tourism marketing peers, creating a wave of destination-specific iPad apps. But that is where the similarities stop. DMOs and CVBs are taking a variety of courses in an attempt to capture a portion of this growing market.

 

Full article here : 

http://travel2dot0.com/marketing/how-tourism-destinations-are-attracting-visitors-with-the-ipad/


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