V Australia’s first flight took off for Los Angeles from Sydney at 3:00pm on Friday (Feb 27) and to celebrate the milestone, Virgin Blue Group held a stellar launch party for 800 people on Sydney’s Cockatoo Island the night before.
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The IVY Pool Club played the perfect venue last night (Feb 26) for the Global Launch of Peroni Leggera.
With airfares to the US now costing less than $1000 per-person return, the country’s west coast is challenging Asia as the most affordable medium-haul conference and incentive destination out of Australia.
The president of two prominent west coast USA hotels is predicting a strong 2009 showing from the Australian market, despite the global economic downturn.
The Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre (MCEC) was the winner of two major industry awards on Tuesday (Feb 25) at the 2008 Victorian Meetings & Events Industry Awards (MEA), held at the RACV Club in Melbourne.
Hawaii continues to be a popular conference destination for Australian companies, despite the economic downturn and a weaker Australian dollar.
While the trans-Pacific focus has been on V Australia’s launch flights this week, United Airlines has been making its own waves, with the introduction of new first, business and economy class cabins on its Boeing 747-400 aircraft.
Corporates looking for a unique and budget-friendly way to entertain clients or reward employees can take them to Melbourne’s Federation Square to sample some of the tastiest drops Victoria has to offer.
Fraser Motorcycles will next month launch Heels and Wheels — a workshop offering a forum for education, networking and mentorship to women of all ages and levels of riding experience.
In an Australian hotel first, guests staying at The Hotel Cairns have free access to five self-drive Mercedes Smart Cars and, for those who like the wind in their hair, one cabriolet Smart Car.
Rydges Bell City at Preston, the closest major hotel to the Victoria’s firestorm front, has extended a helping hand to victims, volunteers and personnel involved in Victoria’s devastating fires by providing a sanctuary of rest, recuperation and ass
Bringing a little bit of fun into the lives of local children with cancer, the National Convention Centre and Crowne Plaza Canberra last weekend played host to 20 Camp Quality children at The Veronicas Revenge is Sweet concert at the centre.
Sydney saw two superliners sail into her harbour over the weekend: the Arcadia, which made a glorious entrance as part of her inaugural world voyage; and the Dawn Princess, which was forced to moor at a car park.
The Adelaide Showground has opened the Adelaide Event & Exhibition Centre (AEEC) as part of an aggressive push by the 26-hectare site to capture a bigger share of the business events and exhibitions market.
In the second part of SpiceNews correspondent Patrick Avenell’s deconstruction of the Kick Start conference at Hyatt Regency Sanctuary Cove, the delegates find themselves surrounded by models attending IMG’s inaugural SwimFashionWeek.
Virgin Blue had a significant presence at AIME in 2009 and is pushing further into the mice market than ever before.
Accor Hospitality is not showing any signs of letting its rivals catch it in the MICE sector and has announced a new incentive for group bookings at Novotel hotels and a special offer at Sofitel.
While Hilton’s Surfers Paradise project may be in voluntary administration, the chain’s vice president for Australasia, Ashley Spencer, has exclusively told Spice News he can “absolutely guarantee the project will happen”.
With Melbourne-Abu Dhabi flights set to commence March 30, Etihad Airways had its largest ever presence at AIME last week as the airline continues to chase the group and incentive market.
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