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Rebuilding Australian Tourism #BookThemOut

Help rebuild Australian tourism with #BookThemOut

Australian tourism is facing its biggest challenge to date with South Australia being the first to launch a campaign encouraging locals to travel to areas that need it most.

nel. restaurant Aussie summer degustation menu

Restaurant nel. is serving up Aussie classics to support Rural Aid

Chef Nelly Robinson is re-inventing our favourite Aussie classics including the Bunnings sausage roll to support farmers doing it tough this summer.

Australian Bushfires. Image: Matthew Abbott/NY Times

How to support those in need during the Australian bushfires

Here is how you can help and donate to Australia’s impacted communities, firefighters, animals and victims during this time of crisis.

Travel Philippines

Taking the road less travelled in the Philippines

If there was any destination to travel off the beaten path, it would be the Philippines. This Asian country is full of beautiful waterside destinations.

Q&A with Keith W. Sproule from Abercrombie & Kent Philanthropy

Q&A with Keith W. Sproule from Abercrombie & Kent Philanthropy

Read about the work of the AKP team who are dedicated to positively impacting lives and livelihoods in the communities where we travel. Plus Keith shares his opinions on overtourism and responsible travel.

Southern Ocean Lodge in Kangaroo Island, South Australia

The potion in the ocean

Off the coast of South Australia sits one of the country’s finest lodges with a focus on wildlife and sustainability running through its core.

Brett Tollman from The Travel Corporation and the TreadRight Foundation

Meet Brett Tollman, chief executive The Travel Corporation

We interviewed the impressive Brett Tollman, an advocate for sustainable travel and founder of The TreadRight Foundation.

Take the pressure down: Swelling crowds in Venice. Image: iStock

Take the pressure down: reducing overtourism

Some of the world’s most popular destinations are facing damage and overcrowding from an influx of visitors. Here, we discuss the concept of ‘overtourism’ and what to consider when planning your travels.

Venice tourist tax

Venice confirms plan to introduce tourist tax

As of next summer, day-trippers travelling to Venice will now be expected to pay ‘a contribution for access’ tourist tax.

Winged wonders: raptor conservation in Tasmania

Winged wonders: raptor conservation in Tasmania

A concreter-turned-nature-advocate, Craig Webb opened the Raptor and Wildlife Refuge Centre in 2001 to rescue injured eagles, hawks, falcons and owls.

World Expeditions launches Amazon Forest Appeal

World Expeditions launches Amazon Forest Appeal

In response to the crisis that’s befalling the Amazon rainforest, adventure travel tour operator World Expeditions has set up the Amazon Forest Appeal.

Thredbo is now powered by renewable energy

Thredbo is now powered by renewable energy

Thredbo, one of Australia’s most prominent ski resorts, has recently announced that all its major resort operations will now be powered by renewable energy.