Oceania

4 10, 2009

Climbing famous Uluru (Ayers Rock) in Australia: Conflicting perspectives amongst stakeholders at its peak

By |October 4th, 2009|Australia, International Tourism Context, Master in Tourism Destination Management, Oceania|202 Comments

‘The Rock’ – down under’s physical and spiritual heart – certainly is amongst the top ten ‘must-do’s’ in each and every Australian travel guide. The world’s largest monolith, situated in the red outback of Australia’s Northern Territory, attracts thousands of inquisitive visitors each year. Those, in turn, blatantly attract inconsistent positions on a very […]

13 03, 2009

Would you dare to take up this personal challenge?

By |March 13th, 2009|Asia, Australia, Cambodia, Master in Tourism Destination Management, Oceania|0 Comments

Just imagine arriving on the other side of the planet with a bunch of people you have hardly known before, being asked to present the stakeholder group you have to advise, on how to proceed in the next decade in transforming Melbourne into a global destination”!?

Eighteen TDM-students faced this challenge and having but four weeks to deliver the goods, there is not much time to think about whether or not this task can be accomplished, it is all about how to get the job done and make use of each and every resource available.

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25 02, 2009

First impressions of Melbourne – Group one

By |February 25th, 2009|Australia, Master in Tourism Destination Management, Oceania|2 Comments

During the second phase of the master programme in Tourism Destination Management, the students carry out assignments at three different locations in the Asia Pacific. They are currently in the first of three destinations: the city of Melbourne in Australia. This is an account of the first impressions of group one: Florian, Sabrina, Naomi, Paul, Marika and Rahul.

After a gruesome 20+ hour flight from Amsterdam we eventually shuffled out of the airport terminal. It was Tuesday evening and we stuck our battered and swollen faces in the pleasant evening breeze of Melbourne. The air was filled with an odd blend of relief, anticipation and joy – and possibly also a trace of anxiousness. After we made sure that every one of us had made it passed the snappy customs officers we grouped at the curb and hailed down a cab…our study adventure had begun.

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25 02, 2009

First impressions of Melbourne – Group two

By |February 25th, 2009|Australia, Master in Tourism Destination Management, Oceania|0 Comments

During the second phase of the master programme in Tourism Destination Management, the students carry out assignments at three different locations in the Asia Pacific. They are currently in the first of three destinations: the city of Melbourne in Australia. This is an account of the first impressions of group two: Gemma, David, Daisy, Mellisa, Stephan, Veit.

Coming into Melbourne was quite an elating feeling with the skyline glowing as our taxi sped by. Melbourne is a vibrant city that filled most of us with awe. It is not only the gigantic and glamorous flats of the city center that makes it appear prosperous and vibrant but also the always busy streets of the central town that gives one the notion of the presence of enough activities.

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25 02, 2009

First impressions of Melbourne – Group three

By |February 25th, 2009|Australia, Master in Tourism Destination Management, Oceania|0 Comments

During the second phase of the master programme in Tourism Destination Management, the students carry out assignments at three different locations in the Asia Pacific. They are currently in the first of three destinations: the city of Melbourne in Australia. This is an account of the first impressions of group three: Renske, Borislav, Preeti, Eva-Maria and Wouter.

Down Under, Melbourne. There are not many places in the world which are further from Breda then this one.  When I stepped out the plane I really felt that I had achieved something. And this was only the beginning! What I have seen in the next days was very impressive.

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15 07, 2008

REGIONAL DEVELOPMENTS – New Theme Parks and Attractions Opening in Asia

By |July 15th, 2008|Asia, Oceania|Comments Off on REGIONAL DEVELOPMENTS – New Theme Parks and Attractions Opening in Asia

Asiatraveltips.com, 11 July 2008
 
At the Asian Attractions Expo 2008, taking place 16 – 18 July in Macau, more than 3,000 amusement industry professionals from 50 countries will learn about best practices, discuss the latest trends in the industry, and network with colleagues. More than 160 exhibitors from 33 countries will showcase their innovative products […]

7 07, 2008

NEW ZEALAND – tourism revenue hits record

By |July 7th, 2008|New Zealand, Oceania|Comments Off on NEW ZEALAND – tourism revenue hits record

eTN, Jul 01, 2008

The government credited New Zealand’s reputation for having a pristine environment for the nearly 5 percent rise in tourism revenue for the year through March 2007 reaching a record of more than $15 billion. The tourism sector was responsible for 9.2 percent of the nation’s gross domestic product in the […]

30 06, 2008

HAWAII – suffers a tourism blow

By |June 30th, 2008|North America, Oceania|Comments Off on HAWAII – suffers a tourism blow

eTN, Jun 26, 2008

A balmy breeze gently blows across the beach, with the warm, clear water of the Pacific Ocean just a few feet away. It’s a place honeymooners and families go to get away from it all. But these days, things aren’t so perfect in paradise. High fuel prices have caused airfares […]

25 06, 2008

SOUTH PACIFIC – Regional News

By |June 25th, 2008|Fiji, Kiribati, Oceania|Comments Off on SOUTH PACIFIC – Regional News

Pacific Pulse, 20th June 2008

“Kiribati is looking to tourism as a key economic opportunity for the future of our economy and with Danial’s support we hope to facilitate continued growth in the sector. We are in particular looking at investigating ways in which we can look to change how we operate as a national […]

17 06, 2008

AUSTRALIA – Australia’s NSW gov’t finally delivers on tourism

By |June 17th, 2008|Australia, Oceania|Comments Off on AUSTRALIA – Australia’s NSW gov’t finally delivers on tourism

eTN, Jun 12, 2008 The New South Wales (NSW) tourism industry has warmly welcomed the government’s $40 million in new funding over three years towards the NSW Tourism Industry. “Today’s funding announcement, together with the release of the O’Neill Report into NSW tourism and the announcement of the development of a NSW Tourism Plan […]