News in Brief: Thursday March 14

News in Brief: Thursday March 14
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Port Stephens Tourism has changed its name to Destination Port Stephens and will begin to broaden its promotion beyond the town itself.

Tourism officials said they want to attract more visitors outside the peak holiday months, encourage product development and investment and entice more business events and conferences.


Passengers on Silversea's expedition cruises will be provided with a range of visual and written items from the Royal Geographical Society under a new partnership.

The society, which boasts more than two million scientific and historical information, will bring provide a wealth of information relating to voyages on Silver Explorer and Silver Galapagos to Antarctica, the Arctic, Galapagos, South America, Africa and Europe.


TravelManagers has recorded a record month with February sales up 5% on last year.


Tourism Ireland has launched a social media campaign that it said could reach up to 250 million people around the globe. The ‘Great Green-off' encourages its 1.25 Facebook fans around the world to create and share their own ‘greening' video or picture. Greening is a reference to St Patrick's Day when buildings and sites around the world turn green. The winner and five friends will be whisked off to the Gathering in Ireland this year.


Scoot will temporarily reduce one of its daily flights between Singapore and Sydney between May 8 and May 31. It will also cut back services to the Gold Coast from five to four weekly flights between May 11 and May 31.


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