New deal set to bring more Chinese tourists to Australia

The Liberal-National Government through Tourism Australia and one of world’s largest international airline carriers, China Eastern Airlines, have signed a new Memorandum of Understanding aimed at further growing travel between Australia and China. Minister for Trade, Tourism and Investment Simon Birmingham said aviation partnerships like this one were critical to bringing more travellers to Australia.…

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Australian and Chinese companies pen landmark agreements

Eleven major commercial agreements between Australian and Chinese companies worth almost $15 billion over the next five years have been signed today, reflecting the high level of commitment of the Australian business community to continued engagement within China.  Minister for Trade, Tourism and Investment Simon Birmingham said the commercial deals spanned across a range of…

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Ministerial visit to Shanghai and Hong Kong

I will visit Shanghai and Hong Kong between 4 and 8 November, to lead Australia’s delegation to President Xi Jinping’s inaugural China International Import Expo (CIIE). I will then travel to Hong Kong for meetings with various government and business leaders The inaugural CIIE in Shanghai is a key event for China to promote its…

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Tourist numbers continue to soar

Australia’s tourism industry continues to go from strength-to-strength with a record 8.4 million international travellers flocking to our shores over the last year.   International travellers are also spending record amounts with $42.5 billion injected into the local economy, a 5 per cent spike on the previous year.   Minister for Trade, Tourism and Investment…

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Australia ratifies the TPP-11

Joint release with Prime Minister Scott Morrison  Australia has today ratified the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP-11) trade agreement giving our farmers access to more markets, greater opportunities for our businesses, more jobs and increased investment. Australia is the sixth country to ratify the agreement, meaning it can now enter into force on 30 December this year.…

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Australia joins major trade agreement on government procurement

Australia has been accepted to join the World Trade Organization Agreement on Government Procurement (GPA) overnight, ensuring Australian businesses can compete for government contracts in more markets around the world. After three years of negotiations, GPA parties unanimously agreed to Australia’s final offer to accede to the agreement, which will give Australian businesses the opportunity…

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TPP-11 to open new doors for Aussie farmers and businesses

Joint release with Prime Minister Scott Morrison  Australian farmers, businesses and investors will get access to new markets across the Americas and Asia, with the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP-11) Agreement passing Parliament today.   The Agreement means more market access for our farmers, greater opportunities for our businesses, more jobs and increased investment for Australia.  …

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Perth to play host to major business events showcase

Perth will get the opportunity to lure in more international travellers after it was selected to host Australia’s largest business and incentive events showcase.   Dreamtime is Australia’s signature event for showcasing business and incentive experiences to international business events buyers and media. Incentive travel is used by businesses around the world to recognise, reward and motivate their employees.  …

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