Businesses around the world will go head to head to win a $1 million Queensland travel package in Tourism Queensland’s latest global marketing campaign
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 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.
Hamilton Island is continuing to be a hot destination for conferences and events in 2009, with the Queensland getaway putting up the “full house” sign for groups in September.
Despite the global economic downturn, uber-luxurious Hamilton Island resort qualia remains in high demand from both the leisure and group travel segments.
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.
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.
New Zealand’s leading hoteliers have praised Pacific Blue for bucking the travel trend and launching new trans-Tasman flights – in particular a new service linking Sydney and Queenstown.
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.
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.