The rapid expansion of Pacific Blue in the South Pacific and Southeast Asia has continued with a third new destination announced in four weeks: the Solomon Islands.
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The launch of Virgin Blue’s international offshoot, V Australia, has been delayed by more than two months due to the late delivery of Boeing aircraft.
Planners looking to reward their staff with a fabulous incentive can now choose to send them on one of P&O cruises new themed two- and three-night sampler options.
Sydney, 14 October 2008: Main Event magazine, published by The Intermedia Group, is pleased to announce the launch of SpiceNews.com.au – the most comprehensive news service for the Australian MICE and event management industry.
Incentive travel planners have a responsibility to promote best-practice environmental and humanitarian components for conferences and travel incentives, according to a leading Australian performance and incentive company.
Etihad Airways, the national airline of the United Arab Emirates, will launch non-stop daily services from Melbourne to its Abu Dhabi home base from March 2009.
The Tourism and Transport Forum (TTF) is lobbying the Federal Government to build and upgrade roads around Sydney to stimulate tourism.
Visitors from European and emerging Asian markets drove a nine per cent increase in spending by visitors to Australia, according to new data released by Tourism Research Australia.
The latest International Visitor Survey shows NSW still maintains the lion’s share of international visitors to Australia, said NSW Tourism Minister, Jodi McKay.
More than 100 Australian travel agents attended a Qantas Holidays gala event in California over the weekend that lavished the travel wholesaler’s top sales people for the year.
V Australia, the new long-haul arm subsidiary of VirginBlue, yesterday (September 8) launched its own travel agent payment and settlement system.
Jetstar has launched a new Sydney to Ho Chi Minh route with a Darwin stopover that will operate five times weekly.
Global business travel driven by strong performance in developing regions of Asia-Pacific, Central and Eastern Europe and the Middle East is anticipated to facilitate growth in the hotel industry.
Travel management company American Express (AMEX) is soon to launch a new online B2B networking community for the corporate travel industry.
Virgin Atlantic has teamed up with UK footwear and accessories company Worn Again for a project that will see the airline donate aircraft seat covers to create fashion handbags.
Virgin Blue has increased flights between Sydney and Auckland to reinforce its presence in the Pacific in the lead up to the launch of trans-Pacific flights to Los Angeles, an analyst said.
The Sydney Convention and Visitors Bureau (SCVB) has announced it will update its constitution and change its name to Business Events Sydney (BES) as part of a continuing drive to win more business meetings for the city.
International visitor arrivals to Australia are forecast to see no growth this year and increase only moderately in 20009 as a result of the soaring Australian dollar, skyrocketing oil prices and the credit crunch, the Tourism Forecast Committee (TFC) ann
Increased local aviation capacity will provide a driver for growth in the Australian domestic travel sector, according to Tourism Australia’s Tourism Forecasting Committee (TFC).
A new strategy formulated by Conventions & Incentives New Zealand (CINZ) plans to double New Zealand’s international business tourism spend to $500million by 2015.