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Accommodation
Adventure tourism
Air travel
Australian destinations
Backpackers
Car hire
Careers
Countries of the world
Cultural organisations & resources
Ecotourism
Embassies
Flight attendants
Government departments
Holidays, events & festivals
Indigenous tourism
Job search
Professional organisations
Rail travel - Africa
Rail travel - Asia
Rail travel - Australia
Rail travel - Europe & United Kingdom
Rail travel - North America
Rail travel - overseas
Recreation
Research
Statistics online
Sustainable tourism
Travel
Travel information & warnings
Volunteering

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Accommodation

Lastminute.com
Information about flight and accommodation deals around the world including an online booking service.

Wotif accommodation
Information about last minute accommodation deals around the world including an online booking service.

Adventure tourism

World Expeditions
Information and advice on adventure tourism.

Air travel

Find Qantas, VirginBlue and Jetstar flights
Compares Qantas, VirginBlue and Jetstar flights and then links to the site of the chosen airline.

QANTAS
Flight information and online bookings. Includes links to the history, merchandise and employment opportunities of Qantas.

Webjet
Compare and book domestic and international flights online.

Australian destinations

ACTC - Visit Canberra
Information about accommodation, attractions, events and tours in and around the ACT.

australia.com
Australia's official tourism website. Information about Australian experiences, culture and lifestyle, destinations, events and landscapes.

Australian Regional Tourism Association
Includes links to Australian Regional Tourism Research Centre, Australian Regional Tourism Network and Australian Regional Tourism Convention

Discover Tasmania and Hobart Official Travel Guide
Travel guide for Australia's Apple Isle.

Guide to Australia - Tourism
Encyclopedic collection of essential information about Australia.

New South Wales
Information about holidays, accommodation and events in New South Wales.

Northern Territory Travel
Information about accommodation, attractions, events and tours in and around the NT.

Queensland Holidays
Travel guide for Australia's sunshine state.

See Australia
Places to go, things to do, what's on plus travel information.

Tourism Australia
Federal Government organisation responsible for international and domestic tourism marketing plus tourism research and forecasts.

Backpackers

Aussie Backpacker: the budget travellers guide to Australia
Information about budget travel in Australia including accommodation, employment and transport tips.

YHA Australia
Information about Australian backpackers and youth hostel accommodation and travel.

Car hire

vroom vroom vroom
Compare cheap car rental costs and deals across Australia.

Careers

Discover Tourism
Find out about the wide range of Australian jobs and career opportunities available in tourism.

See QuickLinks - Job seeking - Careers
Links to information about different careers and finding jobs.

SkillsOne tv - Hospitality, Tourism & services
Information about Australian career opportunities and the skills currently in high demand. Link to videos and stories from people training and working in the trades.

Countries of the world

CIA - The World Factbook
Profiles of world countries.

flagsonline.net Flags of the World
Pictures and details of world flags.

QuickLinks - World
Links to information on world countries, particularly the home countries of students at TAFE NSW Riverina Institute.

World Digital Library
Information about countries, cultures and cultural treasures around the world.

Cultural organisations & resources

Culture and Recreation Portal
Links to online resources about Australia's culture and recreation.

Museum Victoria
The museum's collections document the environmental and cultural history of Australia.

National Museum of Australia (NMA)
The NMA collections document the history and development of the land, nation and people of Australia.

Ecotourism

Big Volcano Ecotourism Resource Centre
Information about ecotourism practice, ecologically sustainable development, general tourism and travel best practice management world-wide.

Ecotourism Australia
Peak Australian body for ecotourism. Lists standards, accommodation, conferences and publications.

The International Ecotourism Society (TIES)
TIES promotes responsible travel to natural areas that conserves the environment and improves the well-being of local people

Embassies

Australian embassies
Information about Australian Embassies, consulates and missions around the world.

Flight attendants

FAAA.net
The Flight Attendants Association of Australia (International Division) represents Australian flight attendants working for international airlines.

Flight Attendants Association of Australia Domestic/Regional Division (FAAA)
Organisation representing flight attendants working for domestic and regional Australian airlines.

Jetstar - working with us
Details of job, training and employment opportunities.

Job guide - flight attendant
Details of the job, training and employment opportunities.

Qantas - Careers - Flight attendants
Details of the job, training and employment opportunities.

Regional express (Rex) - career opportunities
Details of job, training and employment opportunities.

Virgin Australia - career opportunities
Details of job, training and employment opportunities.

Government departments

Australian Capital Tourism Corporation (ACTC)
Information about the tourism industry in and around the ACT.

Australian Government - Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT)
DFAT contributes to Australia's international security, national economic and trade performance and global cooperation. Includes information about consular and passport services in Australia and overseas.

DPWIE - Native Plants and Animals
Tasmanian Department of Primary Industries, Water and Environment (DPIWE)webpage. Information on Tasmania's unique animals, plants, landforms and threatened species.

National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS)
Information about NSW parks and reserves. Covers plants and animals, Aboriginal heritage, historic sites, weeds and pest animals and Community conservation program.

Tourism Australia
Australian Government statutory authority responsible for international and domestic tourism marketing as well as the delivery of research and forecasts for the sector.

Tourism NT
Information about the tourism industry in and around the NT.

Tourism Queensland
News, research and information on destination management for Queensland.

Holidays, events & festivals

Australasian Special Events
Gateway to information and resources for the event industry in Australia.

Australia Day
Information about Australia Day celebrations across the country and the Australian of the Year Awards.

Exhibition and Event Association Australia (EEAA)
Australian professional organisation for people and groups involved in the event industry.

Holidays, Events and Festivals Around The World
Worldwide listing of holidays, events and attractions.

Tourism Australia - events
Key dates and information about Australia as a business and major events destination.

Indigenous tourism

ITA web portal
Information about Indigenous tourism plus Australian policies and programs for developing new activities and experiences.

Job search

QuickLinks - Flight attendants
Links to information about the job, training and employment opportunities with a range of airlines.

QuickLinks - Job seeking - Job search
Links to online job search tools.

Travel jobs network
Online Australian travel and tourism job board for job seekers and employers.

Professional organisations

World Tourism Organization (UNWTO)
United Nations agency providing statistics and information about international tourism.

Rail travel - Africa

Rovos Rail
Luxury steam train travel in South Africa.

The Blue Train
Luxury train travel in South Africa from Pretoria to Cape Town, Victoria Falls and Hoedspruit.

Rail travel - Asia

Japan Railpass
Information about Japanese train schedules, routes and ticket sales.

Palace on Wheels
Indian train trips in the style of the Maharajahs.

Silk route by rail
Long-distance train journey from Moscow to Hong Kong via the Central Asian republics of Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan and Kazakstan.

Trans-Siberian Railway
Information about the railway and the countries it passes through.

Rail travel - Australia

Australia's Great Train Journeys
Information about travel on the Indian Pacific (Sydney-Adelaide-Perth), The Ghan (Adelaide-Alice Springs - Darwin) and The Overland (Melbourne-Adelaide) trains.

CityRail (NSW)
Information about the passenger rail service covering the greater Sydney region NSW.

NSW TrainLink
Profiles, routes, timetables, travel information and online booking for city and country bus and train services in NSW.

Public Transport Authority (WA)
Information about rail, bus and ferry services in Perth and plus bus and rail passenger services in regional WA.

Queensland Rail
Information about rail services in Queensland.

Rail Australia
Routes, schedules and gerneral information about rail journeys around Australia.

V/Line (Victoria)
Information about passenger rail and bus services to regional Victoria.

Rail travel - Europe & United Kingdom

Eurail
Eurail offers rail travel and passes covering many European countries.

Eurostar
High-speed rail service directly linking the UK to France and Belgium via the Channel Tunnel.

Royal Scotsman
Information about the famous Scottish luxury train.

Thalys
High-speed rail travel between Paris, Bruxelles, Amsterdam & Cologne.

Rail travel - North America

Amtrak
Information about train routes, schedules and deals for the United States of America.

Fresh Tracks
Information about train trips in Canada & Alaska.

Rocky Mountaineer
Canadian train travel from Vancouver and Whistler, British Columbia and Jasper to Banff and Calgary, Alberta.

Royal Canadian Pacific
Information about Canada's 'Orient Express' from Calgary into the Rockies.

Texas Eagle
The Texas Eagle makes 39 daily stops along the line between Chicago, San Antonio, Del Rio, Texas, and Los Angeles.

Rail travel - overseas

Luxury Trains
Luxury train journeys throughout the world including: South Africa's Blue Train, United Kingdom's British Pullman, Northern Belle & Royal Scotsman plus Europe's Eastern & Oriental Express and Venice-Simplon Orient-Express.

Orient Express Trains & Cruises
Information about luxury tourist trains and a river cruiser in Europe, Asia and South America, including the famous Venice Simplon-Orient-Express.

Train Ticket - Rail travel planner
Links to ticket sales and information about worldwide rail passes and train tickets.

Recreation

Culture, history and sport - australia.gov.au
Links to online resources about Australia's culture, history and sport.

Research

Tourism Australia - research
Gateway to Australian information about tourism research and forecasting.

Statistics online

Tourism Australia - fact sheets
Links to information about domestic and international tourism.

Tourism Australia - statistics
Overview of Australian tourism statistics.

Tourism research Australia
Snapshot of Australian tourism statistics.

Sustainable tourism

Sustainable tourism
Information about sustainable tourism and ecotourism.

Travel

Expedia.com.au
Online travel services including domestic and international flights, accommodation, car hire, travel insurance and holiday packages.

Lonely Planet: the world's best guidebooks, travel advice and information
Travel information about events, transport, money and essential facts about countries of the world. Includes interactive map.

Travel Intelligence
Guide to the world's top hotels and holiday destinations recommended by leading travel writers.

Travel Weekly
Information about companies, organizations, services, news and events in the Australian travel industry. Links to current and back issues of Travel Weekly magazine.

Travel.com.au
Online travel services including domestic and international travel, hotel accommodation, car hire, travel insurance and holiday packages.

Travelmate
Australian guide to accommodation, flights, travel maps and general travel information.

Watch documentaries - Travel
Free documentaries to watch online. Find relevant programs by category, tag or series.

ZUJI
Online travel services including domestic and international travel, hotel accommodation, car hire, travel insurance and holiday packages.

Travel information & warnings

International Travel Information
Travel warnings, consular information sheets & public announcements from the US State Department.

www.smartraveller.gov.au - Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT)
Australian government’s travel advisory and consular assistance service.

Volunteering

Australian Volunteers International (AVI)
Information about opportunities for Australians to become volunteers living and working in local communities around the world.

Global Volunteer Network (GVN)
Information about opportunities for international volunteers in community projects around the world.

International Exchange Programs (IEP)
Volunteer opportunities in Asia, South America & South Africa.

International volunteering with Involvement Volunteers
Information about creating and supporting ethical, cost effective global volunteer experiences.

World Youth International (WYI)
Information about Australian opportunities to travel to developing countries and work as a volunteer in community projects.