Ceiling collapses on rowers at At Thai

first_imgStudents eating at restaurant, ‘At Thai’, last night were disrupted when pieces of the ceiling collapsed on top of them and their food.A number of students were attending a rowing crew date there when plaster and small pieces of ceiling crumbled and collapsed above them. The Thai restaurant, located on the high street, is often a popular choice for crew dates.  A first year historian from Balliol, who was at the crew date, told Cherwell, “It was really unexpected, one minute everything was normal and the next all my friends were covered in white dust. At Thai weren’t great about it either; they relocated us but were really fussy about giving us a discount or anything, which you’d expect after something like that.”No one was injured and some continued their crew date to a night club.At Thai were unavailable for comment. [mm-hide-text]%%IMG_ORIGINAL%%9629%%[/mm-hide-text]last_img read more

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Tourism provides a strong framework for Australias economic future

first_imgTourism provides a strong framework for Australia’s economic futureThe latest International Visitor Survey shows a record 6.4 million visitors in the 12 months to December 2014.This highlights Australia’s tourism export industry’s growing strength as a contributor to our economic prosperity in the future.ATEC managing director Peter Sheller, said the strength of the export tourism industry is undeniable.“Despite the delay in this data set, there has been no misstep in the strong growth for Australian tourism, we have now, well and truly, burst through the $30 billion expenditure mark and our international marketing efforts are paying off with significant growth,” Mr Shelley said.“Our industry has placed itself in a strong position to fully realise the potential of a growing engagement with travel from Asian markets and we continue to be a highly prized destination for our traditional markets, particularly the United States and the UK.”“Australian tourism should be very proud, we have weathered a significant downturn from our traditional markets flowing from the GFC and are now seeing both a return of these markets along with strong engagement from new and developing markets of the east,” Mr Shelley continued.“These results give our governments, both State and Federal, an even greater impetus to be more focused on tourism’s success and to provide stronger supports for its continuing growth.” ATEC Source = ETB Travel News: Lewis Wisemanlast_img read more

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