Exclusive: Quay West Noosa banks on MICE market rebound

It has been a top domestic conference spot for decades, but now Noosa is gearing up for its biggest year since the opening of the Sheraton in 1989 thanks to the arrival of Quay West and Outrigger in the Sunshine Coast town.

Hayman Continues Strong MICE Market Growth

Hayman is continuing to experience strong growth in the MICE segment, with conference, meeting and incentive bookings now outperforming all other sectors, both domestically and internationally.

qualia Remains In High-Demand For Groups

Despite the global economic downturn, uber-luxurious Hamilton Island resort qualia remains in high demand from both the leisure and group travel segments.

Quay West Heats Up Falls Creek

Australia’s newest ski-in ski-out hotel, Quay West Resort and Spa Falls Creek, is set to become one of the country’s most popular alpine properties following an overwhelming response since opening on June 5.

Hayman Island Links Up With Virgin Blue

Luxury resort Hayman is the newest destination on Virgin Blue’s route map, following the announcement of a unique partnership that allows the airline’s guests to book through tickets on launch transfers between Hamilton Island and Hayman.

The Byron Steals Overseas Conferences

The Byron at Byron Resort and Spa is continuing to win major conferences despite the economic downturn, with several major companies selecting the property over international destinations of late.

LA Hotels Report Record Enquiries for Groups: Video

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 Launches In Stellar Fashion: Video

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.

V Australia Adds US and South African Flights

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.


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