Sunday, April 3, 2011

street art tourism?

With tourism and the Cairns CBD both contentious subjects a post at The Conversation on the conflict between Melbourne's thriving street art culture and Guvmint policy should be of interest.

"Australia prides itself on its attractiveness to tourists, but for many, to the eternal frustration of Melbourne, visiting Australia is synonymous with the Great Barrier Reef and Sydney Opera House.
It may then come as a surprise to learn that Melbourne is the only Australian destination to feature in the top 10 lists of a number of international travel websites. What is it about Melbourne that is so alluring to visitors? The answer is Melbourne’s street art."

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