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The thrill of securing some of the world’s most prestigious events for one of the world’s fastest growing economies has attracted marketing professional Sue Hocking to take on the role as director of sales at the new Qatar National Convention Centre (QNCC
Extensive development of luxury accommodation properties have made Macau a new international MICE player, a Macau Tourist Office spokesperson said at a promotional event held at NSW Parliament on Wednesday (October 22).
Sydney Tower has launched a new theatre-style attraction designed to scare guests silly as it takes them through an abandoned gold mine.
Shanghai’s popularity as a MICE destination for Australian organisations remains robust, according to the city’s leading tourism authority.
Pacific Blue Airlines has added two additional weekly flights to Nadi from Brisbane following ongoing demand and strong support for more seats on the route.
Toga Hospitality is to open two new hotels in Darwin in February 2009: Medina Grand Darwin Waterfront and Vibe Hotel Darwin Waterfront.
Etihad Airways is ramping up its Melbourne presence in the lead-up to the launch of new flights to the Victorian capital with the announcement today (October 23) of a five-year sponsorship of the famed Telstra Dome.
The global financial crisis is heightening stress on companies and employees, and this year’s Christmas party could easily be the first victim to fall to budget constraints.
Almost 800 industry members converged on the Sydney Convention and Exhibition Centre for the Australian Liquor Industry Awards (ALIA) last night (October 22).
The former Sydney Convention and Visitors Bureau launched its new identity as Business Events Sydney (BESydney) and outlined the next phase of its growth strategy at its annual general meeting this week.
The Organiser of Melbourne RSVP — one of Victoria’s leading corporate and special event tradeshow — has announced a date change for next year’s show.
The Brisbane Entertainment Centre with host the largest monster truck line up ever held outside the US, when the Sony Playstation World Monster Truck Finals kick off on November 15.
Virgin Atlantic Airways is continuing to report high demand for MICE bookings to Hong Kong from Australia despite the economic downturn and low value of the Australian dollar.
Melbourne’s newest icon — the much-hyped Southern Star observation wheel– is ready to open in November for group bookings and private events.
After several years of production delays, a Qantas Airbus A380 has finally flown a commercial flight for the first time between Melbourne and Los Angeles.
The president and managing director of international lodging for Marriott International, Ed Fuller, has said is confident of the MICE sector remaining strong in the Asia Pacific region despite the global economic downturn.
More than 180 people — including 50 fashion and lifestyle editors and representatives from major retailers across Australia — attended the grand launch of Pandora’s LovePods at the Art Gallery of NSW earlier this month.
Last week at HICAP — the 19th Annual Hotel Investment Conference for Asia-Pacific (HICAP) in Hong Kong– it wasn’t the host property that took the limelight but the brand new W Hong Kong.
Moet & Chandon will this year celebrate its decade-long relationship with Melbourne’s Spring Racing Carnival with three exclusive on- and off-track events.