Art
Australia & New Zealand

Frasers Hospitality Australia joins prestigious Luxury Syndicate of NSW Art Gallery

Frasers Hospitality Australia in partnership with Frasers Property Group have joined the prestigious Luxury Syndicate partnership at The Art Gallery of New South Wales, a platform for networking and business development for players in the luxury market. Luxury Syndicate members will also have access to exclusive activities and VIP events for their partners organised by The Art Gallery of NSW. […]

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Australia & New Zealand

Australian Travel Media to convene in Thailand for the third time

Thailand is to again host the Annual General Meeting of the Australian Society of Travel Writers (ASTW) during 16-19 August, 2018. Since its founding in 1975, the ASTW has previously convened its AGM twice in Thailand (1999 and 2009). As of today, a total of 113 ASTW members have registered including writers, photographers, editors, bloggers, influencers, public relations officers, and […]

austplane
Australia & New Zealand

Emirates A380 continues to capture the imagination of Australian travellers

Emirates A380 continues to capture the imagination of Australian travellers after 10 years of operations Emirates is celebrating 10 years of A380 operations. Since its first flight to New York from Dubai on 1 August 2008, the Emirates A380 has carried more than 4 million Australian passengers and 105 million passengers globally, clocking in more than 1.5 billion kilometres on […]

Atas
Australia & New Zealand

The ACCC targeting Australia’s travel sector

The ACCC targeting Australia’s travel sector to stop excessive credit card surcharging In the last week, the ACCC has taken action against two travel businesses, for charging excessive credit and debit card payment surcharges. AFTA members should be aware that from 1 September 2017 all businesses, can only charge their client what it costs them to process a payment. For […]

Newzealand
Australia & New Zealand

Airways New Zealand trains Bahraini air traffic control students

A group of 15 air traffic control students from the kingdom of Bahrain have completed their ICAO 051 training with Airways New Zealand, the globally renowned air navigation service provider. The agreement with the Bahrain Ministry of Transportation and Telecommunications’ Civil Aviation Affairs (MTT), SERCO IAL and Tamkeen to provide ICAO 051 air traffic control training within the region is […]

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Australia & New Zealand

Fiona Teama to manage Tourism Solomons Honiara-based Australian portfolio

Fiona Teama to manage Tourism Solomons Honiara-based Australian portfolio Tourism Solomons senior marketing information officer, Fiona Teama has been appointed to supervise all aspects of the Australian marketing portfolio from the national tourist office’s Honiara headquarters. Ms Teama steps into the role previously held by the high profile and extremely popular Stella Lucas who tragically passed away last April. A […]

AusHotel
Australia & New Zealand

Design-Driven AC Hotels by Marriott Brand Slated to Debut in Australia

Marriott International Inc. today announced it has signed an agreement with Melbourne-based property development company Capital Alliance to introduce the AC Hotels by Marriott®, brand to Australia. The 200-room AC Hotel by Marriott Melbourne Southbank hotel is expected to open in 2020 as part of a dynamic mixed-use development. The hotel marks Marriott International’s second major hotel deal with Capital […]

Melbou
Australia & New Zealand

Newly expanded Melbourne Convention Centre opens in Australia

The 20,000 square metre expansion of the Melbourne Convention & Exhibition Centre has officially opened making it Australia’s largest convention and exhibition space. The AU$205 million addition increases MCEC to a total size of 70,000 square metres. New facilities include The Goldfields Theatre – a 9,000 square metre multi-purpose event space with a retractable 1,000 seat theatre and new exhibition […]

AC Hotel
Australia & New Zealand

Design-driven AC Hotels by Marriott to debut in Australia

Marriott International Inc. (NASDAQ: MAR) today announced it has signed an agreement with Melbourne-based property development company Capital Alliance to introduce the AC Hotels by Marriott® brand to Australia. The 200-room AC Hotel by Marriott Melbourne Southbank will open in 2020 as part of a dynamic mixed-use development. The hotel marks Marriott International’s second major hotel deal with Capital Alliance, […]

Australia
Australia & New Zealand

Nepal Tourism sales mission draws Australian travel wholesalers’ attention

Nepal Tourism Board (NTB) organized Nepal Sales Mission in three major Australian cities: Melbourne, Sydney and Brisbane from 2nd to 5th July 2018 in coordination with Hotel Association Nepal (HAN). NTB promoted Nature, Culture, Wildlife and Adventure activities of Nepal in Australia. In addition to Mt. Everest, Lumbini, Himalayas and adventure, NTB also portrayed Nepal as the center of peace […]