Hawaii remains strong in the short-term for the Australian incentive and conference market despite a significantly lower Australian dollar and uncertainty in global financial markets, according to leading US operators.
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The Sunshine Coast is serving up a host of activities for food-fanatics at the annual Ginger Flower Festival between January 22 and 25, 2009.
When the Business Events Australia (BEA) invited a group of incentive and meeting planners from the UK to Perth and Ayers Rock last week, it was what BEA head, Joyce De Mascio, described as “putting business events back on centre stage”.
Qantas is about to launch Travel Insider — a new online tool offering travel advice, stories and a comprehensive city guide to complement its booking-based website.
Queensland theme parks Dreamworld and WhiteWater World recently held a progressive moonlit Expose event for more than 100 event planners, tourism partners and corporate clients from the banking, finance, education and sporting industries.
The former chairwomen of Meetings and Events Australia (MEA) Queensland chapter has joined Radisson Resort Gold Coast as director of sales and marketing.
Airfares are set to fall, following today’s decision by Virgin Blue to reduce fuel surcharges by 20 per cent on Virgin Blue domestic and Pacific Blue international flights.
Garuda Indonesia is allowing passengers booked on flights to Bali to make changes without amendment fees, following the upgrading of travel warnings to Indonesian by the Australian Government.
A new website that allows consumers to make bids on vacant rooms is being touted as a way for hotels to bolster revenue in tough economic times.
The Melbourne Cricket Club (MCC) as announced that Ticketek has been awarded the ticketing and access control services contract at the venue, effective for five years starting from March 1, 2009.
Sydney’s beachfront conference venue, the newly rebranded Novotel Manly Pacific has transformed their look with a multi-million dollar refurbishment
Celebrity chef and proprietor of Nobu, Nobuyuki Matsuhisa, comes to Melbourne to host three events
Pages Event Equipment has been retained by the Sanctuary Cove International Boat Show to provide show structures for the next five years
More than 400 senior members of Australia’s business community attended the inaugural Chanticleer Luncheon at the Sydney Hilton yesterday (November 5).
As the financial crisis continues to erode spending in business travel, low-cost service providers — and a number of premium players with long-term vision — are averting the pinch and, in some cases, capitalising on the storm.
A bespoke provider of high-end bathroom services has reported phenomenal growth since launching in Sydney in 2003 and is now marketing its services in New Zealand.
For the third year running, Stolichnaya Vodka has celebrated the launch of the Russian Resurrection Film Festival by hosting opening night Parties in capital cities.
Viva Macau will increase Sydney-Macau flights from four to seven per week by mid-2009 following growing demand on the route and the delivery of additional aircraft.
A self-sustaining event venue, The Greenhouse, will open its doors at Melbourne’s Federation Square tonight (October 30).
Global travel association Skal International has chosen Sydney to host its 2010 World Congress, bringing with it 1000 tourism leaders from around the world.