July 1 2010 will see a hike in the taxi fares in Canberra by almost 2.48%. Detailing the prices, it has been announced that the flag-fall for the usual hiring of the taxi will augment to $4.50, and the rate per kilometer from 6 a.m. and 9 p.m. will increase to $1.80, during the weekends.
The New Zealand tourism industry is gearing up to face a new threat coming in the form of cash-strapped Governments taking the trouble-free way out by taxing international air travelers.
Queenstown is fronting New Zealand's sightseeing market with a huge 18% swell in hotel guest nights for the month of April.
Hotel owners said that a mushrooming Australian market, a revival in conference bookings and easily reachable skifields were prime motivators of the surge.
New Zealand-wide, guest nights increased 208,168 on April last year, a 13% rise, whilst International visitor nights were on a 20% high, and domestic visitor nights soared to 1.8%.
In order to promote tourism in the regional and rural Victoria, a $36 million package was announced in Kyneton, yesterday by Premier, John Brumby with a multi-million dollar campaign, which will encompass Victoria's villages.
The package was appreciated by City of Greater Bendigo Director of city futures, Stan Liacos.
He stated that as the city is the regional capital in that part of Victoria, therefore any promotion in the tourism destinations will prove helpful for the economy there.
Still lagging at the back of pre-recessionary stages, Skyline Enterprises has marked a result in its annual net profit as even less than the poor 2009 result. The Queenstown-based Tourism Company has been witnessed to make a net profit of $14.5 million, up 61%, for the March year.
There have been news reports of puzzlement on rush hour trains in Melbourne this morning as travelers reacted to Metro's new schedules.
Metro says that whilst there were five annulments during the morning crest, none were on lines with main reforms in timetable.
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