Destination Wrap: Venice’s new tourist tax, Tokyo hit by typhoon, California bans mini-hotel shampoo bottles + MORE!
Our favourite part of Monday morning is putting together this delightful wrap up of destination news for our faithful readers. Just kidding! We don’t like anything about Mondays.
Destination wrap: TAA CEO speaks out against lockout laws, SATC sets ambitious target, Queens to host US Open + MORE!
Kick your week off right with all the latest destination news! And if that doesn’t work, we recommend taking a leaf out of the Travel Weekly editorial playbook by downing four coffees before midday.
“A kick to the tourism industry”: NSW government slammed over $35m budget cut
Just like the fireworks in the accompanying photo, two prominent industry bodies have gone off about the NSW government’s big funding cut to its tourism agency.
Looking for a snow change? Australia’s snowfields are growing in popularity
Meanwhile, our own research shows that everyone in the office is now ready for winter to end so we can feel our toes again.
Northern NSW set to steal cruise traffic with terminal plans
Rumours Sydney Harbour left a flaming dog poo on Coffs Harbour’s doorstep after this have proven exaggerated & utterly unfounded.
Guess how many overnight visitors NSW had last year?
Don’t get too excited, this is not one of those ‘win-a-jar-of-jellybeans-for-guessing-correctly’ kind of competitions, although we could always raffle off the office Scotch Finger stash.
Hidden Aussie gem takes title as best boutique hotel in the world
by Daisy Melwani
The coveted awards have been handed out, with a suburban beachside property winning over exotic choices in Italy, New York and London.
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