Virgin Australia has announced the commencement of services between Brisbane and Alice Springs.
The launch of a first ever multi-million dollar fund to attract business events to Australia is the Government’s biggest commitment to the industry to date, says Arinex CEO, Tamara Kavalec.
The Turnbull Coalition Government has unveiled plans to launch Australia’s first ever federal government-funded business events bid fund in an attempt to attract more conferences, exhibitions and meetings to the country.
Minor Hotels has announced the development of its second Avani Hotels and Resorts property in Australia.
Australian-based hotel and resort operator Mantra Group has launched its first FV by Peppers property in Brisbane, opening in the city’s vibrant entertainment precinct Fortitude Valley.
Plans for Brisbane to develop a $158m cruise liner terminal could be given the go ahead if the Australian Competitions & Consumer Commission (ACCC) allows arrangements proposed by the Port of Brisbane and Carnival Cruise Line.
InterContinental Hotel Group brand Crowne Plaza will return to Adelaide with a new luxury property slated to open in 2020.
The Gold Coast has secured 43 new business events, attracting more than 22,450 delegates over the course of the next several years at a value of approximately $74m, as a result of the upcoming Commonwealth Games this April.
The Asia-Pacific Incentives and Meetings Expo (AIME) 2018 came to a close last night, after two eventful days of meetings and networking events. Here’s what the exhibitors had to say…
ICC Sydney has reported that delegates attending events at the convention centre generated a total of $785m in direct expenditure for New South Wales during the venue’s first year of operation, greatly exceeding the initial target of $200m.
The Langham, Melbourne has announced plans to expand and renovate its ballroom, with work scheduled to be completed by February 2019.
The Walshe Group has appointed former Canberra Convention Bureau Director of Marketing and Communications Giselle Radulovic as the new Country Manager for Australia for Hawaii Tourism Oceania (HTO).
Which global trends will influence the meetings and events industry this year? Emma Castle shares the big ideas that are likely to stick.
The best event managers will find out from you what you need your event to do. Or, if you don’t know, they’ll help you define the need, writes Rob Frank, Creative Director of Verve Creative.
Tourism Australia launched a new Crocodile Dundee-inspired campaign at yesterday’s Super Bowl in the US.
New additions include an adults-only swim-up cocktail bar. Yes please!
The business events industry has changed forever. An event manager needs to be far more than a good organizer with a little black book full of contacts, writes Rob Frank, Creative Director, of Verve Creative.
Sirocco Terrace is the new kid on the block. Take a nosey through the swish new venue here.
Five tech innovations you should embrace for your next event.
Should you include a Welcome to Country at your event? Emma Castle chats to cultural representative Donna Ingram about the intricacies of this Aboriginal custom.