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5 ways museums can improve their appeal as attractions

5 ways museums can improve their appeal as attractions | The Insight Files | Scoop.it

Museums are depositories of history's treasures, a key indicator of how a culture defines itself, and a much-appreciated field trip for kids in school. They also tend to be woefully outdated in how they appeal to young people. With so much cool stuff at their disposal, our great museums feel like they can and should be far more fun than they are—attractions that appeal to locals as much as tourists."

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Tour guides get lesson in outback experience

Tour guides get lesson in outback experience | The Insight Files | Scoop.it
A school for tour guides is underway in Queensland's west, to teach guides some of the finer points of outback culture and ecology.
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NSW national parks to follow Tasmania and NZ in growing bush-walking tourism infrastructure

NSW national parks to follow Tasmania and NZ in growing bush-walking tourism infrastructure | The Insight Files | Scoop.it

"Brett Godfrey founder of Virgin Australia proposed to the NSW government to operate the state’s first “great walk” by building private lodges within the Blue Mountains national park.
 

In order for NSW to compete with Tasmanian and New Zealand multi-day track, NSW Environment Minister Robyn Parker announces an ambitious five-year program to build the “great walks” in NSW national parks.


New Zealand attracts 10,000 international travellers to walk the Milford Sound Track and 7400 walkers in Tasmania Overland Track each year; however NSW currently has no comparable walking experience.

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The investment by the government $2.4 million to revitalise the Royal Coast Track in the Royal National Park and the Sydney Harbour Scenic Walk, will enhance NSW competitive experience. This improvement by the government would also consider building huts in national parks, it is required"

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