Tourism Australia celebrates its 50th anniversary

Tourism Australia celebrates its 50thanniversary with the

Great Australian Airfare Sale!


~Eight leading airlines come on board to offer best airfare deals

starting at INR 29,900*~ 


  This year, Tourism Australia is celebratingits50th anniversary and to mark this momentous occasion, they are launching the Great Australian Airfare Sale, where travellers can grab best airfare deals. The campaign starts November 1, 2017and will see eight leading airlines such as Air Asia, Air India, Cathay Pacific, Malaysia Airlines, Qantas, Scoot, Singapore Airlines, and Thai Airways coming together to offer prospective Indian travelers amazing airfare deals to the land Down Under.


In the past five decades, Australia has emerged as a leading tourist destination, with world-class natural beauty, spectacular wildlife, outstanding culinary experiences, and unique attractions. To encourage Indian tourists to experience the best of this country, Tourism Australia has launched this campaign.The aim will be to increase tourism from India to Australia by offering tourists top airfare deals that will help them plan their next holiday in Australia.


The Great Australian Airfare Sale will be on for a three-week period between November 1 - 21, 2017 and travellers can plan their travel till November 2018to the exotic locales of Australia. The campaign will be promoted across various digital platforms to engage and interact with the target audience, and will be further amplified through Tourism Australia’s key distribution partners, and leading online travel agents. Those booking these special airfares on MakeMyTrip.com, via Standard Chartered Bank credit cards, will get an additional discount of upto Rs5,000*.


Commenting on the campaign, Nishant Kashikar, Country Manager, India and Gulf, Tourism Australia, said, "It is an extremely proud moment for us to be celebrating Tourism Australia’s 50 year milestone and to be able to shareit with Indian travellers is equally rewarding for us.We would also like to thank our airline partners who have been a part of thisincredible journey and haveonce again come on-board forthe third edition of the Great Australian Airfare Sale. The campaign will help us accelerate market demand by creating new opportunities for Indian travellers to explore Australia’s aquatic and coastal experiences, unique wildlife and incredible food and wine offerings. We hope this campaign sets new records and adds to our celebration.”


India is currently Australia's 9th largest inbound tourism market, with over 286,000 tourists visiting Australia as of year ended August 2017. Over the past four years, Tourism Australia has recorded a solid double-digit growth in tourist arrivals and this year has witnessed a growth of 15 per cent in arrivals. This is an indicator of the growing preference of tourists to choose Australia as a travel destination.





Deals offered by the airline partners for the Great Australian Airfare Sale 3.0are as below:


Booking period: November 1-21’ 2017

Travel validity: Upto November 2018



Return fares, per person, on economy class, starting from 



Rs. 29,900*


Air Asia

Rs. 30,600*


Malaysia Airlines

Rs. 45,500*



Rs. 45,850*


Singapore Airlines

Rs. 47,000*


Thai Airways

Rs. 47,400*


Cathay Pacific

Rs 48,100*


Air India

Rs. 50,000*



Visit www.australia.com/airdeals to enjoy unbeatable fares for the most unique holiday.


*Terms & Conditions/ Disclaimer: The above fares are indicative only, and may vary from actual fares on respective airline websites. Fares quoted are per person on return economy class. Tourism Australia is not a travel agent and is not responsible for providing, controlling or facilitating bookings of the offers stated in this campaign, as the same are provided by individual airline operators and are subject to the terms and conditions imposed by those parties.Sale, travel validity and black-out period differ for all airlines. Please visit the airline operator's website for full terms and conditions and to avail the offer. The above fares will not be valid during peak travel & black-out period including Christmas, New Year, Chinese New Year, etc.


Note: With the rising popularity of Australia as a holiday destination, there has been a significant rise in demand for Australian visas. To avoid any possible disruption to travel arrangements, it is highly recommended that travellers apply for their Australian tourist & business visas online at https://online.immi.gov.au/lusc/registerat least four to six weeks before the intended date of departure. Online visa applications will be processed on priority, over paper or manual applications.



Nov 10, 2017
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