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  • Govt under pressure on tourism | Business Spectator
    mine precious user insights if it wants to compete Climate Carbon markets Energy markets Renewable energy Resources Solar energy Wind power CleanTech Science Environment Green Deals Policy Politics Smart Energy Latest stories Is the EU about to abdicate climate leadership The rift over energy and climate policy is widening in Brussels as politicians feel the pressure from the continent s ongoing economic crisis The nuclear renaissance is stone cold dead There is no nuclear recovery with the industry last year flailing to stay above water in key markets and its share of global electricity continuing a seemingly inexorable decline Industries Advertising and Marketing Agribusiness Automotive Aviation Construction and Engineering Education Family Business Financial Services Food and Beverages Gaming and Racing Health and Pharmaceuticals HR Industrial relations Information Technology Infrastructure Insurance Manufacturing Media and Digital Resources and Energy Professional Services Property Retail Small Business SME Telecommunications The Ashes Tourism Transport and Logistics Video KGB TV China Spectator CEO Hub Leadership Lab Management Insights Young Leaders Knowledge Centre Adapt or Die Knowledge Hub Business Accelerators Webinars eBooks Menu Govt under pressure on tourism 7 Jan 11 43 AM 1 Politics Industries Tourism Leading chiefs ex minister call for federal minister for the 98bn industry You must be logged in to read this article Not a member yet Register today Business Spectator is available on all of your devices so you can access the latest news and commentary where and how you like Register now Already a member Sign in here Email Address Enter your Email Address Password Enter the password that accompanies your Email Address Remember me Log in Request new password The government s decision not to appoint a tourism minister or a parliamentary secretary has angered a former coalition minister and tourism chiefs The Australian reports Chief executive of the AOT Group Australia s largest privately owned inbound tour operator Andrew Burnes told the newspaper it was extremely disappointing not to have a dedicated federal minister For an industry that employs 700 000 Australians and is sustainable and does not rely on handouts and is economically viable the commonwealth needs to rethink its position he said Tourism is a 98 billion industry and has been highlighted as one of the nation s economic growth sectors It now resides in Andrew Robb s trade and investment portfolio Meanwhile The Australian reports ex federal tourism minister Fran Bailey was surprised the tourism industry does not warrant its own minister On one hand I can understand the government is thinking that it has elevated tourism into the trade portfolio said Ms Bailey But the reason I think it needs its own senior dedicated minister is because it s an industry that spans so many areas across the whole of government Print this page Related articles 13 Dec Cheap imports How about no imports 11 Dec Chinese visitors set to soar BCG 06 Dec Flight Centre loses price fixing case 02 Dec Asian investors cash in on Aussie hospitality 12 Nov Palmer a tyrannical

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  • Chinese visitors set to soar: BCG | Business Spectator
    number of key upgrades that bring it the Window s phone platform to parity with its Android competition But does this phablet do enough to sway attention from its rivals Google v Facebook Who knows wins The unparalleled Google Analytics service means Google knows more about internet users than anyone else And runner up Facebook must go further to mine precious user insights if it wants to compete Climate Carbon markets Energy markets Renewable energy Resources Solar energy Wind power CleanTech Science Environment Green Deals Policy Politics Smart Energy Latest stories Is the EU about to abdicate climate leadership The rift over energy and climate policy is widening in Brussels as politicians feel the pressure from the continent s ongoing economic crisis The nuclear renaissance is stone cold dead There is no nuclear recovery with the industry last year flailing to stay above water in key markets and its share of global electricity continuing a seemingly inexorable decline Industries Advertising and Marketing Agribusiness Automotive Aviation Construction and Engineering Education Family Business Financial Services Food and Beverages Gaming and Racing Health and Pharmaceuticals HR Industrial relations Information Technology Infrastructure Insurance Manufacturing Media and Digital Resources and Energy Professional Services Property Retail Small Business SME Telecommunications The Ashes Tourism Transport and Logistics Video KGB TV China Spectator CEO Hub Leadership Lab Management Insights Young Leaders Knowledge Centre Adapt or Die Knowledge Hub Business Accelerators Webinars eBooks Menu Chinese visitors set to soar BCG 11 Dec 2013 5 53 PM 1 Industries Food and Beverages Tourism Economy Australian News China Consulting group forecasts strong growth opportunities in tourism hospitality You must be logged in to read this article Not a member yet Register today Business Spectator is available on all of your devices so you can access the latest news and commentary where and how you like Register now Already a member Sign in here Email Address Enter your Email Address Password Enter the password that accompanies your Email Address Remember me Log in Request new password By a staff reporter The number of Chinese travelers to Australia and New Zealand is set to soar according to the Boston Consulting Group BCG forecasts Chinese travelers will increase as a proportion of all inbound tourists from 16 per cent in 2012 to 28 per cent by 2020 as the number of trips they make rises from 910 000 in 2012 to 2 2 million by 2020 The forecast is stronger than Tourism Australia figures Report co author Frank Budde said Australia s tourism and hospitality industry has an opportunity similar to the resources boom for miners Print this page Related articles 07 Jan Govt under pressure on tourism 13 Dec Cheap imports How about no imports 06 Dec Flight Centre loses price fixing case 02 Dec Asian investors cash in on Aussie hospitality 12 Nov Palmer a tyrannical bully staffer More from Business Spectator Technology Adapt or die Commercial The Future of Energy Family Business Alan Kohler s Family Business China China Spectator Please

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  • Flight Centre loses price fixing case | Business Spectator
    and Racing Health and Pharmaceuticals HR Industrial relations Information Technology Infrastructure Insurance Manufacturing Media and Digital Resources and Energy Professional Services Property Retail Small Business SME Telecommunications The Ashes Tourism Transport and Logistics Video KGB TV China Spectator CEO Hub Leadership Lab Management Insights Young Leaders Knowledge Centre Adapt or Die Knowledge Hub Business Accelerators Webinars eBooks Menu Flight Centre loses price fixing case 6 Dec 2013 2 16 PM 2 Industries Retail Tourism Travel agency s shares tumble after losing federal court battle with the ACCC You must be logged in to read this article Not a member yet Register today Business Spectator is available on all of your devices so you can access the latest news and commentary where and how you like Register now Already a member Sign in here Email Address Enter your Email Address Password Enter the password that accompanies your Email Address Remember me Log in Request new password AAP Flight Centre shares have fallen six per cent after the consumer watchdog won a price fixing case against it in the federal court The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission ACCC accused the travel agency of trying to induce three airlines to enter into price fixing arrangements so it could maintain its commissions The ACCC claimed that on six occasions between 2005 and 2009 Flight Centre tried to persuade Singapore Airlines Malaysian Airlines and Emirates to agree to stop directly offering and booking their international airfares including over the internet at prices less than what Flight Centre offered At 1200 AEDT Flight Centre shares were 2 87 or six per cent lower at 44 54 The company says it will consider appealing Friday s decision as it awaits a court hearing to decide whether a penalty should be imposed Flight Centre managing director Graham Turner said he was surprised and disappointed by the court ruling which would have implications for the travel industry and for many retailers and agents in other sectors As an agent that provides considerable free advice and help to the travelling public Flight Centre asks for adequate commissions from suppliers and also reasonable access to all deals that they release to the market Mr Turner said Having access to all offers is a logical and natural business request for an agent to make to ensure the customers it serves are not disadvantaged During the court case Flight Centre said it had suggested to airlines that they lower prices to stimulate demand The company had a price beat policy that states if a customer finds a cheaper airfare the travel agent will beat it by 1 and give the customer a 20 voucher but the policy created problems for Flight Centre when airlines sold tickets directly to the public at low prices The ACCC initiated the court action against Flight Centre in Brisbane in March last year three years after requesting information from the company Print this page Related articles 13 Jan Aust LNG may be cheaper than US 13 Jan Telstra

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  • Palmer a 'tyrannical bully': staffer | Business Spectator
    workers mocked voters You must be logged in to read this article Not a member yet Register today Business Spectator is available on all of your devices so you can access the latest news and commentary where and how you like Register now Already a member Sign in here Email Address Enter your Email Address Password Enter the password that accompanies your Email Address Remember me Log in Request new password By a staff reporter Clive Palmer s former security manager has described the businessman turned politician as a tyrannical bully who regularly yells foul abuse at his staff The Australian reports Mike Hennessy who lost his job at the Palmer Coolum Resort a fortnight ago told the newspaper Mr Palmer would falsely accuse his Sunshine Coast employees of being lazy thieving c ts dismissing others by saying you re sacked now get off my resort Mr Hennessy also claimed to have been privy to Mr Palmer s private conversations during the election campaign He said Mr Palmer would mock voters and privately boast that his newly found political power meant he would never pay more than 6 million that he has owed the commonwealth since it formally billed him for the carbon tax and a fine arising from his loss making nickel refinery in Townsville He said to me Mike this is going really well I can see us getting a number of seats in the parliament and he says I will get senators in and I will control the government when I get the senators in I will control the balance of power and that will f k them for their 6 2m Mr Palmer who won the seat of Fairfax has since called on Prime Minister Tony Abbott go beyond his promise to dump the carbon tax by refunding all previous bill payments Mr Palmer has denied the claims which came amid a dispute over whether Mr Hennessy had resigned or was unfairly dismissed Print this page Related articles 13 Jan Aust LNG may be cheaper than US 13 Jan Whitehaven Asciano ink deal 13 Jan Glencore copper sale has ASX firms on alert 13 Jan Gas reservation is a pipe dream 13 Jan BHP faces buyback pressure More from Business Spectator Technology Adapt or die Commercial The Future of Energy Family Business Alan Kohler s Family Business China China Spectator Please log in or register to post comments Comments on this article Comments Policy Chris de Vreeze Tue 2013 11 12 05 02 I may re read Peter Carey s The Fat Man in History Bobbie Cooper Tue 2013 11 12 09 08 How noble of Clive Palmer to promise that he will work to see that West Australia gets a bigger slice of the GST calve up Just shows that he s a guy who has a strict sense of morality and is motivated to look after the citizens of all states even when it will most certainly disadvantage his own state of Queensland Some

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  • Palmer a 'tyranical bully': staffer | Business Spectator
    must go further to mine precious user insights if it wants to compete Climate Carbon markets Energy markets Renewable energy Resources Solar energy Wind power CleanTech Science Environment Green Deals Policy Politics Smart Energy Latest stories Is the EU about to abdicate climate leadership The rift over energy and climate policy is widening in Brussels as politicians feel the pressure from the continent s ongoing economic crisis The nuclear renaissance is stone cold dead There is no nuclear recovery with the industry last year flailing to stay above water in key markets and its share of global electricity continuing a seemingly inexorable decline Industries Advertising and Marketing Agribusiness Automotive Aviation Construction and Engineering Education Family Business Financial Services Food and Beverages Gaming and Racing Health and Pharmaceuticals HR Industrial relations Information Technology Infrastructure Insurance Manufacturing Media and Digital Resources and Energy Professional Services Property Retail Small Business SME Telecommunications The Ashes Tourism Transport and Logistics Video KGB TV China Spectator CEO Hub Leadership Lab Management Insights Young Leaders Knowledge Centre Adapt or Die Knowledge Hub Business Accelerators Webinars eBooks Menu Palmer a tyranical bully staffer 12 Nov 2013 2 19 AM Politics National Affairs Industries Resources and Energy Tourism Former security manager claims mining magnate abused workers mocked voters You must be logged in to read this article Not a member yet Register today Business Spectator is available on all of your devices so you can access the latest news and commentary where and how you like Register now Already a member Sign in here Email Address Enter your Email Address Password Enter the password that accompanies your Email Address Remember me Log in Request new password By a staff reporter Clive Palmer s former security manager has described the businessman turned politician as a tyrannical bully who regularly yells foul abuse at his staff The Australian reports Mike Hennessy who lost his job at the Palmer Coolum Resort a fortnight ago told the newspaper Mr Palmer would falsely accuse his Sunshine Coast employees of being lazy thieving c ts dismissing others by saying you re sacked now get off my resort Mr Hennessy also claimed to have been privy to Mr Palmer s private conversations during the election campaign He said Mr Palmer would mock voters and privately boast that his newly found political power meant he would never pay more than 6 million that he has owed the commonwealth since it formally billed him for the carbon tax and a fine arising from his loss making nickel refinery in Townsville He said to me Mike this is going really well I can see us getting a number of seats in the parliament and he says I will get senators in and I will control the government when I get the senators in I will control the balance of power and that will f k them for their 6 2m Mr Palmer who won the seat of Fairfax has since called on Prime Minister Tony Abbott go beyond his

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  • Virgin expands Indonesian routes | Business Spectator
    But does this phablet do enough to sway attention from its rivals Google v Facebook Who knows wins The unparalleled Google Analytics service means Google knows more about internet users than anyone else And runner up Facebook must go further to mine precious user insights if it wants to compete Climate Carbon markets Energy markets Renewable energy Resources Solar energy Wind power CleanTech Science Environment Green Deals Policy Politics Smart Energy Latest stories Is the EU about to abdicate climate leadership The rift over energy and climate policy is widening in Brussels as politicians feel the pressure from the continent s ongoing economic crisis The nuclear renaissance is stone cold dead There is no nuclear recovery with the industry last year flailing to stay above water in key markets and its share of global electricity continuing a seemingly inexorable decline Industries Advertising and Marketing Agribusiness Automotive Aviation Construction and Engineering Education Family Business Financial Services Food and Beverages Gaming and Racing Health and Pharmaceuticals HR Industrial relations Information Technology Infrastructure Insurance Manufacturing Media and Digital Resources and Energy Professional Services Property Retail Small Business SME Telecommunications The Ashes Tourism Transport and Logistics Video KGB TV China Spectator CEO Hub Leadership Lab Management Insights Young Leaders Knowledge Centre Adapt or Die Knowledge Hub Business Accelerators Webinars eBooks Menu Virgin expands Indonesian routes 5 Nov 2013 2 15 PM 1 Industries Aviation Tourism Air carrier adds five destinations for Australia and New Zealand customers You must be logged in to read this article Not a member yet Register today Business Spectator is available on all of your devices so you can access the latest news and commentary where and how you like Register now Already a member Sign in here Email Address Enter your Email Address Password Enter the password that accompanies your Email Address Remember me Log in Request new password By a staff reporter Virgin Australia Holdings Ltd has added five new destinations to its network across Indonesia as part of its codeshare expansion with Singapore Airlines SilkAir MI In a statement the air carrier said it had added Bandung Balikpapan Lombok Palembang and Solo to its routes which would be reached via Singapore on Airbus A319 or Airbus A320 aircraft The additions bring the total number of Virgin marketed destinations from Australia and New Zealand to Indonesia to 10 Indonesia is the largest economy in Southeast Asia and one of Australia s most important trading partners with over eleven billion dollars worth of trade between the two countries in 20121 said Virgin Australia chief commercial officer Judith Crompton SilkAir offers a high quality business and economy class product with a strong emphasis on customer service ensuring the best possible travel experience for our customers Print this page Related articles 10 Jan Sale act move won t aid Qantas 09 Jan Qantas shares rally after downgrade 09 Jan Ailing Qantas needs a new battle strategy 08 Jan Virgin passenger numbers decline 08 Jan MPs back Qantas reform More from Business

    Original URL path: http://www.businessspectator.com.au/news/2013/11/5/aviation/virgin-expands-indonesian-routes (2014-01-13)
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  • Tourism Aust in record spend | Business Spectator
    and Pharmaceuticals HR Industrial relations Information Technology Infrastructure Insurance Manufacturing Media and Digital Resources and Energy Professional Services Property Retail Small Business SME Telecommunications The Ashes Tourism Transport and Logistics Video KGB TV China Spectator CEO Hub Leadership Lab Management Insights Young Leaders Knowledge Centre Adapt or Die Knowledge Hub Business Accelerators Webinars eBooks Menu Tourism Aust in record spend 29 Oct 2013 9 59 AM 1 Industries Tourism Economy McEvoy unveils 200m push to market Aust overseas industry rallies in 2012 13 You must be logged in to read this article Not a member yet Register today Business Spectator is available on all of your devices so you can access the latest news and commentary where and how you like Register now Already a member Sign in here Email Address Enter your Email Address Password Enter the password that accompanies your Email Address Remember me Log in Request new password By a staff reporter Tourism Australia will spend a record 200 million marketing Australia to the world this financial year on the back of strong international and domestic tourism growth and renewed investment in Australia s tourism infrastructure Outgoing Tourism Australia managing director Andrew McEvoy told the annual Australian Tourism Directions Conference in Canberra the record investment would be made possible through expanding partnerships with the states and territories industry and international airlines Australian tourism is performing well and remains a key driver of economic growth and employment he said Despite ever increasing global competition and the high dollar we ve enjoyed a record 6 3 million international arrivals in 2013 and a sustained bounce back in domestic travel with Australians taking around nine times more trips in their own country than overseas During the conference the latest State of Industry Report was released by Tourism Research Australia TRA The report showed the industry s performance improved during 2012 13 on most indicators Domestic overnight expenditure increased 3 4 per cent to over 51 billion while international visitor expenditure continued to grow up 5 9 per cent to over 28 billion Combined growth in overnight visitor expenditure in 2012 13 shows the industry is tracking at the lower end of the Tourism 2020 range currently at 80 billion Our vision under Tourism 2020 is to grow overnight spend in Australian tourism to between 115 billion and 140 billion by 2020 Mr McEvoy said Thanks to large part to a resurgence in domestic tourism and the increasing popularity of our country amongst Asia s emerged and emerging middle classes we remain on track to achieve this goal Print this page Related articles 07 Jan Govt under pressure on tourism 13 Dec Cheap imports How about no imports 11 Dec Chinese visitors set to soar BCG 06 Dec Flight Centre loses price fixing case 02 Dec Asian investors cash in on Aussie hospitality More from Business Spectator Technology Adapt or die Commercial The Future of Energy Family Business Alan Kohler s Family Business China China Spectator Please log in or register

    Original URL path: http://www.businessspectator.com.au/news/2013/10/29/tourism/tourism-aust-record-spend (2014-01-13)
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  • NIB to target medical tourism | Business Spectator
    parity with its Android competition But does this phablet do enough to sway attention from its rivals Google v Facebook Who knows wins The unparalleled Google Analytics service means Google knows more about internet users than anyone else And runner up Facebook must go further to mine precious user insights if it wants to compete Climate Carbon markets Energy markets Renewable energy Resources Solar energy Wind power CleanTech Science Environment Green Deals Policy Politics Smart Energy Latest stories Is the EU about to abdicate climate leadership The rift over energy and climate policy is widening in Brussels as politicians feel the pressure from the continent s ongoing economic crisis The nuclear renaissance is stone cold dead There is no nuclear recovery with the industry last year flailing to stay above water in key markets and its share of global electricity continuing a seemingly inexorable decline Industries Advertising and Marketing Agribusiness Automotive Aviation Construction and Engineering Education Family Business Financial Services Food and Beverages Gaming and Racing Health and Pharmaceuticals HR Industrial relations Information Technology Infrastructure Insurance Manufacturing Media and Digital Resources and Energy Professional Services Property Retail Small Business SME Telecommunications The Ashes Tourism Transport and Logistics Video KGB TV China Spectator CEO Hub Leadership Lab Management Insights Young Leaders Knowledge Centre Adapt or Die Knowledge Hub Business Accelerators Webinars eBooks Menu NIB to target medical tourism 26 Oct 2013 6 54 AM Industries Health and Pharmaceuticals Tourism Insurer seeks to address key consumer hurdles of safety and quality You must be logged in to read this article Not a member yet Register today Business Spectator is available on all of your devices so you can access the latest news and commentary where and how you like Register now Already a member Sign in here Email Address Enter your Email Address Password Enter the password that accompanies your Email Address Remember me Log in Request new password Insurer NIB is planning to sell offshore surgical packages to Australians looking to save money on medical procedures according to The Australian NIB s move could have a significant impact on the healthcare sector as it would seek to address two of the key hurdles guarantees around safety and quality seen as thus far limiting the appeal of offshore medical procedures The company will next year launch NIB Options targeted at the 100 billion global medical tourism industry NIB managing director Mark Fitzgibbon told The Australian that the offering will eventually primarily target cosmetic surgery and dental work and that NIB has begun contracting clinics and specialists in Malaysia and Indonesia People are increasingly travelling across international borders for healthcare worldwide Mr Fitzgibbon told the newspaper We re building a medical travel business here We don t like to use the word tourism we think that has the wrong connotations We will provide you with the opportunity to relax and recuperate in a nice resort maybe but it s not a holiday Print this page Related articles 20 Dec The year in charts

    Original URL path: http://www.businessspectator.com.au/news/2013/10/26/health-and-pharmaceuticals/nib-target-medical-tourism (2014-01-13)
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