'This is about getting more visitors to help keep local businesses alive and protect local jobs right across the country and especially in those areas so directly devastated such as Kangaroo Island and the Adelaide Hills, the Blue Mountains and right along the NSW Coast and East Gippsland in Victoria.' … [Read more...] about Hollywood to the rescue! A-list celebrities and reality TV stars will be at the centre of a $76MILLION package to boost tourism to Australia
National tourism week
The aim of the ad was to encourage Brits to come visit Australia and was filmed in a number of iconic locations, including Taronga Zoo, Byron Bay, Uluru and Western Australia's Rottnest Island months before the first of the recent bushfires hit in September. … [Read more...] about Tourism Australia pulls Kylie Minogue’s $15million ‘Matesong’ ad aired in the UK amid the country’s horrific bushfire crisis
The charges stemmed from a 2015 raid of dozens of so-called "maternity hotels," often upscale apartments, where mothers-to-be paid between $15,000 and $50,000 to give birth in the US, according to a US Immigration and Customs Enforcement statement at the time. … [Read more...] about Trump administration to take aim at ‘birth tourism’ in expected change to visa guidelines
Trump first indicated his desire to end birthright citizenship days before the 2018 midterm elections, and at the time received pushback from both congressional Republicans and Democrats over the idea, which they said would require a constitutional amendment. … [Read more...] about Trump administration planning to crack down on ‘birth tourism’: report
One senior administration official said consular officers who issue B-1 and B-2 visas “are remarkably skilled at sussing out true versus false claims” and thus giving them the authority to deny visas on suspicion of birth tourism would be an effective tool to prevent foreign nationals from abusing the nation’s birthright citizenship policy. … [Read more...] about Report: Trump Readies Plan to Crack Down on ‘Birth Tourism’ in U.S.