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Latest news: Tourism

ACT Budget: Tourism and trade

The ACT 2024–25 Budget will build international business and trade connections and grow the local tourism industry, Chief Minister Barr says.

Tales from Telstra Tower high-life

News that Telstra Tower is re-opening has caused a flurry of excitement (Black Mountain was like Pitt Street on the weekend) and no-one’s more excited than former elevator operators Sharon Dodds and...

ACT Government’s weekly roundup

Record-breaking tourist numbers; Canberra Health Services's research; a dragon boat facility; a playgroup for detainees' children; and more.

Canberra winners at 2023 Australian Tourism Awards

Canberra has been well represented at the 2023 Qantas Australian Tourism awards held last night at the Darwin Convention Centre, claiming honours in seven categories.

Braidwood the sole entry, finalist and winner in tourism award

In a spectacular coup, Braidwood has taken out first place in the Canberra region's Top Tourism Town Awards, as the sole entrant, finalist and winner. Not to take anything away from its victory...

Canberra records highest visitor growth and expenditure

Canberra is a destination of choice, according to the latest national and international visitor survey data, Chief Minister Andrew Barr said.

Canberra is hot right now – and it’s not the weather forecast

Canberrans knew it all along but it’s official; the national capital is the travel destination of choice amongst domestic visitors, according to the latest figures from Tourism Research Australia.

Capital Region Truffle Festival endures despite loss

On Friday 23 June, Chief Minister Andrew Barr launched the 2023 truffle season at East Hotel in Kingston. There is one presence that will be sorely missed this year. The late Truffle Festival Association president, Dick Groot-Obbink passed away in May from Covid-19 at age 78.

ACT Budget: Events and tourism

In tomorrow’s Budget, the ACT Government will invest around $5.1 million in the events and tourism industry.

Canberra left out in the cold, last on winter holiday destination list

In a cruel irony, the ACT has been listed the least appealing winter destination for Australian travellers, just as VisitCanberra launches its Destination Canberra Conference tomorrow.

Where the wild things sleep, Jamala Wildlife Lodge turns eight

Canberra's Jamala Wildlife Lodge celebrates eight years of intimate animal encounters and overnight stays.

ACT tourism economy rebounds post pandemic

The ACT's tourism economy rebounded last year, according to the National Visitor Survey and International Visitor Survey released today by Tourism Research Australia (TRA).