Australia's hotels 'among the best in the world'

Tourism chiefs will be hoping that recent recognition of Australia's hotels will lead to more people spending their overseas travel money in the country.

Managing director Andrew McEvoy was delighted that Tatler magazine included eight Aussie buildings in its guide on the best 101 hotels in the world for 2012.

He said that this dispels the "myth" that tourism offerings across the country are not world-class.

The publication highlighted three Queensland hotels, two resorts in New South Wales and accommodation in the Northern Territory, Tasmania and Victoria in its list.

"It is exactly these sorts of exceptional tourism experiences that allow us to demonstrate to the rest of the world why there truly is nothing quite like Australia," Mr McEvoy commented.

In an attempt to attract more people down under, Tourism Australia has been running the "There's nothing like Australia" promotional campaign, which outlines an array of exciting activities that can only be done in the country.