first_imgTasmania should focus its tourism efforts on visitors from the Middle East, a growing market to Australia. According to NRG Tourism chief executive Nicole Randall, Australia attracts up to 30,000 visitors from the Middle Eastern region every year and a hidden treasure city like Hobart could help boost those numbers, The Mercury reported. “A lot of my clients are from the Middle East and have, therefore, done many of the traditional parts of the world,” Ms Randall said.”They are now looking further afield and this is the next big city for them.” Ms Randall said the state should promote itself through its nature and outdoor activities.”They have come from a desert, they want the lush and the green and the nature-based activities,” Ms Randall said.”What they are after is something completely different to what they have got at home.” Ms Randall added that although 30,000 visitors was a relatively small number in tourism, the spending that comes from Middle Eastern visitors is high.NRG Tourism was among 20 other companies from around the country in Hobart late last week to discuss marketing and promotional tools to increase the state’s tourism. Source = e-Travel Blackboard: N.Jlast_img read more

first_img Top Stories Indeed, Kolb is not the only new piece being integrated into the Cardinals way of life. However, fair or not, all eyes will be on the QB when the games start to count, with media and fans alike wondering if Arizona has solved their QB problem.Solving Arizona’s offense will make things much easier for the 27-year-old former Eagle.“Each club has access to every play that was run by every other club throughout the league,” Miller said, adding that there are no secrets. “Really it’s just learning a new language, if you will. It’s learning new verbiage, new terminology, getting used to those things.”Miller is confident his new passer will be ready by the time the Panthers come to University of Phoenix Stadium on September 11.“He’s making good progress now,” Miller said. “We’re not going to throw the entire playbook at him Week 1, we want to put a good plan together for Carolina, practice it and rep it, make sure he’s comfortable with it, make sure everyone’s comfortable with it.”Once Kolb is comfortable with the offense his job will be to make sure the Cardinals — and fans — are comfortable with him under center. Comments   Share   Nevada officials reach out to D-backs on potential relocation At the very least, Kevin Kolb looked like an NFL quarterback in the preseason opener last Thursday.Completing 4 of 7 passes for 68 yards, Kolb found Larry Fitzgerald often enough to make you think he’s getting the hang of the offense.Still, there is a lot of work ahead of the signal caller if he is to be ready for the team’s Week 1 date with Carolina.“I think one of the biggest things is getting on the same page with all the other guys,” Cardinals quarterbacks coach Chris Miller said, mentioning Todd Heap, Jeff King and Ryan Williams. “We’ve got some new weapons, which is exciting.” What an MLB source said about the D-backs’ trade haul for Greinke Cardinals expect improving Murphy to contribute right away D-backs president Derrick Hall: Franchise ‘still focused on Arizona’ He’s off to a good start.last_img read more