Singapore Airlines Strengthens Ties with Tourism Australia

Travel News Asia Latest Travel News Podcasts Videos Tuesday, 21 June 2011

The importance of strong aviation partnerships in driving Australias future tourism growth has been reaffirmed with the signing of a new commercial agreement between Singapore Airlines and Tourism Australia.

The three-year agreement, which takes effect from 1 July 2011, will see Singapore Airlines and Tourism Australia jointly fund a range of tourism promotion activities aimed at convincing more overseas travellers to visit Australia. The new deal extends a relationship of more than 20 years between Singapore Airlines and the national tourism marketing body.

We are all aware of the sizeable opportunities presented to Australia from targeting growth markets such as China, India and Indonesia as well as mature markets such as Singapore, Germany and France. Singapore Airlines is investing close to A$1 million as part of this partnership to promote Australia, said Mr Mak Swee Wah, Singapore Airlines Executive Vice President Commercial. Whilst we have the benefit of an extensive network and a longstanding presence in those markets, leveraging Tourism Australias marketing power will further enable Singapore Airlines to provide a more compelling offer to the traveller.

Tourism Australia Managing Director Andrew McEvoy said that Singapore Airlines is a key partner in delivering international visitors to Australia and will help the industry achieve its long-term growth aspirations of doubling overnight tourism expenditure from A$70 billion to A$140 billion by 2020.

Singapore Airlines is the second largest international carrier in Australia and operates significant capacity into our largest capital cities from key source markets across Europe and Asia. The airline has been a strong partner for Tourism Australia over many years and we have consistently worked together to market Australia through joint campaigns and other marketing activities, Mr McEvoy said. The roll out of our global brand campaign, Theres nothing like Australia, has proved very successful across Asia, with much of our campaign activity in partnership with Singapore Airlines. In the next decade, partnerships, and particularly aviation partnerships like this, will be key to Tourism Australia achieving our future growth aspirations and convincing overseas travellers to visit Australia.

Key markets in the agreement include China, France, Germany, India, Indonesia, Japan, UK and Vietnam, as well as Singapore itself.

In recent years, Singapore has emerged as one of Australias most important inbound tourism markets. It is currently Australias sixth largest source market for international tourists with Singaporean arrivals exceeding 300,000 for the first time during 2010.

There were 308,030 visitor arrivals from Singapore during 2010, up 8% on the previous year. They spent A$1.2 billion in Australia during the year, a 12% increase compared to 2009. Tourism Australia believes that the market has the potential to grow to between A$2.3 billion and A$2.8 billion in total expenditure by 2020.

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