"Australia 'boring and too expensive' "
This is an interesting article that doesn't pull any punches, and it's pleasing to see that there's someone out there who will tell it like it is, unafraid of being termed 'un-Australian'.
[quote]Now they want to throw away $20 million of taxpayers' money coming up with a slogan to lure tourists to Australia when what they really need is a reason to come here. [/quote]
Millions of dollars to be allocated by the Govt to come up with a slogan won;t do much, I would imagine.
[quote]One-time ambassador for Australian tourism Paul Hogan summed it up by saying that despite how we thought about ourselves, the rest of the world didn't really believe we were that special.
We had become so five-minutes-ago.
"Everyone has nice beaches and waterfalls and museums and things like that," Hogan said. [/quote]
[quote]When Bingle asked, "where the bloody hell are you?" Britain and Europe replied: "In nice and interesting places like Spain, Italy and France, thanks for asking." Tourism experts said the Lara Bingle-in-a-bikini commercial put women off, and they were predominantly the ones who made the family travel decisions. [/quote]
[url=http://www.news.com.au/travel/story/0,28318,26036909-5014090,00.html]For full article, click here.[/url]