Aussie's New Food-Wine New Focus/Message!!??

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#1
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From the NewsCorp newspapers in Australia today (and other Aussie papers), they have this headline: "Tourism Australia's new advertising campaign to spruik food and wine" with these highlights: "Australia's tourism bosses have thrown out the old view of a nation throwing shrimps on the barbie and swilling cans of Fosters beer in favour of a more sophisticated impression of a country offering exotic dining locations, pristine produce, and world class wines. The new gourmet version of Australia as a gastronomically enhanced tourist destination will be unveiled today in Adelaide at a major global wine industry forum Savour Australia. A new marketing campaign will be developed to tell the world we serve up more than kangaroo, meat pies and frothing beers. The campaign, called 'Restaurant Australia', has been developed after in-depth research in 15 markets around the world revealed good food and wine experiences have become a major factor in deciding on holiday destinations. Researchers questioned more than 13,000 people in China, India, Japan, Germany, the UK, the US and other key markets. Only 26 per cent of those who hadn't visited Australia associated us with good food and wine while 60 per cent of tourists who had visited ranked us second only to France and better than Italy, Spain and Japan for our culinary delights. Tourism Australia managing director Andrew McEvoy said. 'The world now travels on its belly. Everyone wants to know where their food comes from and who prepares it. We're rated number one in terms of our beauty and natural environment, so we now want to strengthen our position when it comes to food and wine,' McEvoy said. People surveyed in Japan, Germany and the US rated Australia weakly. Not being known for one distinctive or traditional food style may be a factor in the mixed reception to our culinary culture, while there was a stronger perception about the quality of our wines. The new 'Restaurant Australia' themes will be incorporated into Tourism Australia's international There's Nothing Like Australia campaign over the next year. The enhanced food and wine program being launched is just the start of tying wine messages closer to produce, food and chefs."

From my marketing background/experience, this is interesting research and a changed/needed approach to compete in a world with evolving tastes and elevated travel desires. Looking forward to sampling much more while there in these different areas of Australia stating January 12, 2014. We in the U.S. know that Aussie wines are good. How do folks there rate the food and dining options/potentials/pricings?

Full story at:
http://www.news.com.au/travel/touris...-1226719570653

THANKS! Enjoy! Terry in Ohio


Celebrity Solstice Visual Highlights? From our June 7-19, 2011, Solstice cruise from Barcelona that had stops in France, Italy, Kotor and Dubrovnik, I have pull together a number of wonderful visuals of the Solstice, its features, food, entertainment, options, etc. We are now at over 10,303 views for this shorter version of my larger full review of that cruise and all of the port pictures/details. Check these postings and added info at:
http://boards.cruisecritic.com/showthread.php?t=1803477


Here are a couple of Sydney dining visuals with nice outdoor settings to build up for our fun and anticipation.:




#2
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Originally posted by TLCOhio
From the NewsCorp newspapers in Australia today (and other Aussie papers), they have this headline: "Tourism Australia's new advertising campaign to spruik food and wine" with these highlights: "Australia's tourism bosses have thrown out the old view of a nation throwing shrimps on the barbie and swilling cans of Fosters beer in favour of a more sophisticated impression of a country offering exotic dining locations, pristine produce, and world class wines. The new gourmet version of Australia as a gastronomically enhanced tourist destination will be unveiled today in Adelaide at a major global wine industry forum Savour Australia. A new marketing campaign will be developed to tell the world we serve up more than kangaroo, meat pies and frothing beers. The campaign, called 'Restaurant Australia', has been developed after in-depth research in 15 markets around the world revealed good food and wine experiences have become a major factor in deciding on holiday destinations. Researchers questioned more than 13,000 people in China, India, Japan, Germany, the UK, the US and other key markets. Only 26 per cent of those who hadn't visited Australia associated us with good food and wine while 60 per cent of tourists who had visited ranked us second only to France and better than Italy, Spain and Japan for our culinary delights. Tourism Australia managing director Andrew McEvoy said. 'The world now travels on its belly. Everyone wants to know where their food comes from and who prepares it. We're rated number one in terms of our beauty and natural environment, so we now want to strengthen our position when it comes to food and wine,' McEvoy said. People surveyed in Japan, Germany and the US rated Australia weakly. Not being known for one distinctive or traditional food style may be a factor in the mixed reception to our culinary culture, while there was a stronger perception about the quality of our wines. The new 'Restaurant Australia' themes will be incorporated into Tourism Australia's international There's Nothing Like Australia campaign over the next year. The enhanced food and wine program being launched is just the start of tying wine messages closer to produce, food and chefs."

From my marketing background/experience, this is interesting research and a changed/needed approach to compete in a world with evolving tastes and elevated travel desires. Looking forward to sampling much more while there in these different areas of Australia stating January 12, 2014. We in the U.S. know that Aussie wines are good. How do folks there rate the food and dining options/potentials/pricings?

Full story at:
http://www.news.com.au/travel/touris...-1226719570653

THANKS! Enjoy! Terry in Ohio


Celebrity Solstice Visual Highlights? From our June 7-19, 2011, Solstice cruise from Barcelona that had stops in France, Italy, Kotor and Dubrovnik, I have pull together a number of wonderful visuals of the Solstice, its features, food, entertainment, options, etc. We are now at over 10,303 views for this shorter version of my larger full review of that cruise and all of the port pictures/details. Check these postings and added info at:
http://boards.cruisecritic.com/showthread.php?t=1803477


Here are a couple of Sydney dining visuals with nice outdoor settings to build up for our fun and anticipation.:




Interesting article. I'm not surprised that 60% of visitors ranked Australia only second to France for our culinary delights.
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Just as a heads up.

The first one is the interior of Cafe Sydney no patrons. Views really only from the outdoor deck (and book early as it is very popular).

Second is either City Extra or Rossini (next door almost). Don't eat at either of those 2. Much better to be had elsewhere for the price and they look straight at the front of the ferry terminal.

Places that are casual outdoor with good views and food try Ripples (near Luna park but they have others too)

Really good but $$ and a trip Bathers Pavilion Balmoral

Slightly closer and an interesting walk location Sugaroom at Pyrmont (bridge view)


Top notch view and food Altitude in Shangri-La (or just go to Blu Bar for the view)

Lots of nice waterfront eateries out along Hickson Road in the old wharves with water views. eg Firefly etc

Crown St is a renown eat st as well.

Most have online menus

MM if you look on SMH website they have the full 12 minute interview.
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Originally posted by MrsWaldo
The first one is the interior of Cafe Sydney no patrons. Views really only from the outdoor deck (and book early as it is very popular). Second is either City Extra or Rossini (next door almost). Don't eat at either of those 2. Much better to be had elsewhere for the price and they look straight at the front of the ferry terminal. Places that are casual outdoor with good views and food try Ripples (near Luna park but they have others too). Really good but $$ and a trip Bathers Pavilion Balmoral. Slightly closer and an interesting walk location Sugaroom at Pyrmont (bridge view). Top notch view and food Altitude in Shangri-La (or just go to Blu Bar for the view). Lots of nice waterfront eateries out along Hickson Road in the old wharves with water views. eg Firefly etc. Crown St is a renown eat st as well. Most have online menus.
Appreciate so much these excellent tips, insights and ideas from MrsWaldo. Great!! Keep such wonderful info flowing. Will save on my master computer laptop file, plus post to share on our cruise roll call.

THANKS! Enjoy! Terry in Ohio


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[quote=MrsWaldo


MM if you look on SMH website they have the full 12 minute interview.[/QUOTE]

Good recommendations.

Where under SMH please.
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MSC - Lirica - 2008 - Genoa, Italy to Fort Lauderdale
Royal Caribbean - Rhapsody of the Seas - 2007 - Honolulu to Sydney
Rivers of Holland Cruise - 2003 - to Amsterdam
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http://www.smh.com.au/travel/travel-...915-2tst4.html

Note that suddenly 23% became 26%

(oh ant rhe Oyster bar is in the image, now that's another nice spot on the harbour)
forgot to mention the sailing clubs and Mosman Rowers on the North Side (not great but certainly most cruise level)
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OK MM

I'm in your neck of the woods next week

so from Kirra best food options

thinking of greek at Nobby's...

Not interested in driving up to Broadbeach or Surfers..

been there done that
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