Australia is the home of island escapes, but there's a handful that need to be on your bucket list. Australia is the home of island escapes, but there's a handful that need to be on your bucket list....After 10 tumultuous months for Australian tourism, Tourism Australia is telling holiday-makers to get out and book an Aussie trip. The national tourism body is launching a week-long $5 million campaign “Holiday Here This Year” to inspire people to take a domestic break and provide much-needed support to businesses and employees that make up the nation’s $152 billion tourism industry. But converting as much of this demand as possible into actual bookings is the challenge, the national body said. Tourism spend in Australia is expected to fall by 38 per cent this financial year — a loss of almost $55 billion.