Four Seasons’ highly speculated new resort in Queenstown, New Zealand, is one-step closer to a reality, with the Canadian chain’s head of development, Scott Woroch, confident the project will come to fruition.
SPECIAL REPORT: Ottawa is fast becoming a major player in the global convention and conference market, even well before the city’s new, environmentally sustainable Convention Centre opens for business in April 2011.
With the Aussie dollar in the early 90c range and airfares hovering under the $1500 mark, it’s no surprise that conference and incentive planners are looking to United States cities such as San Diego for unique trips in the next six months.
Capping off an unprecedented six month period of growth which saw all previous Australian visitor arrival records for the July-December period fall by the wayside, Fiji has seen out 2009 just 0.5 per cent down on its record breaking 2008 performance.
Following the recent launch of V Australia between Australia and the United States, Los Angeles hotels continue to target Aussie travellers as more seats become available on the trans-Pacific route.
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.
Virgin Blue had a significant presence at AIME in 2009 and is pushing further into the mice market than ever before.
Virgin Blue’s new international airline V Australia is set to add Sydney-Johannesburg and Melbourne-Los Angeles flights during 2009, following delivery of the airline’s first Boeing 777-300ER aircraft.
Virgin Chairman Sir Richard Branson was in Sydney in late March to announce that Virgin Blue’s offshoot, V Australia, would operate daily direct Sydney-Los Angeles flights as its inaugural trans-Pacific route and a premium product offering when it takes