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Australian golf tourism gets a boost

Adam Scott's win at the US Masters could help to boost golf tourism in Australia.
<p $$hash="7810-0"><span $$hash="7809-0">Golfers from overseas may be drawn to Australia following player Adam Scott’s recent win.

<p $$hash="7813-0"><span $$hash="7812-0">The 32 year old from Queensland emerged triumphant at the US Masters, which Tourism Australia hopes will encourage people to look down under for a golfing holiday.

<p $$hash="7817-0"><span $$hash="7816-0">Mr Scott is an ambassador for tourism and claimed that his favourite places to practice in Australia are Melbourne, the Gold Coast, the Sunshine Coast and Barnbougle.

<p $$hash="7819-0"><span $$hash="7818-0">Andrew McAvoy, managing director for Tourism Australia, said that with endorsements from people like Adam Scott, especially following his win, “we're well positioned to take advantage of the lucrative global golf tourism market."

<p $$hash="7821-0"><span $$hash="7820-0">This should help to quell fears expressed in previous months that tourists may be put off visiting Australia because its high dollar makes it an expensive place to visit.

<p $$hash="7827-0"><span $$hash="7826-0">So far, however, this does not seem to have stopped people visiting. The Australian Bureau of Statistics showed that holiday accommodation companies in areas such as the Northern Territory saw their revenue grow towards the end of 2012.

Posted by Craig Francis

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