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Australia & New Zealand

Tourism Australia takes Dreamtime to Perth for first time

Tourism Australia has announced that its signature event for promoting the country as a world-class incentive destination, Dreamtime, will be held in Perth for the first time. As part of the Dreamtime program, Australian industry will have the opportunity to meet and do business with qualified buyers from key markets including Greater China, Singapore, Malaysia, Indonesia, India, New Zealand, USA […]

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Australia & New Zealand

NSW Australia’s number one destination again

New South Wales (NSW) has continued its reign as Australia’s leading tourism State with record numbers of visitors turbocharging the economy, generating jobs and driving investment in local communities as they once again choose to visit NSW ahead of all other States. NSW has broken records with the latest round of National Visitor Survey results revealing in the year ending […]

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Australia & New Zealand

TravelManagers’ Exclusive South Island Wildlife and Wine Famil

The city of Christchurch, which is New Zealand’s gateway to the South Island, has spent the past seven years rebuilding and reinventing itself whilst at the same time remaining true to its English heritage. Eight personal travel managers (PTMs) recently took part in a TravelManagers-exclusive famil to the Garden City, in which they spent two busy days exploring the city […]

Australia & New Zealand

Jerry Schwartz’s newest hotel to make hay for farmers

Dr Jerry Schwartz has pledged to support Australia’s embattled farmers by donating the profits from his first night as owner of the new Four Points by Sheraton at Sydney’s Central Park. Up to copy5,000 is expected to be raised for the Aussie Helpers organisation, which has been helping Australian farmers since 2002, through provision of financial support and goods, carting […]

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Australia & New Zealand

St. Regis Melbourne takes brand into Australia for first time

St. Regis Hotels & Resorts has announced the signing of the St. Regis Melbourne, marking the first hotel in Australia for the renowned luxury brand. Owned by Century Group Aus, this new-build hotel is slated to open in 2022 and will be in the heart of Melbourne amid distinct architecture and a dynamic arts scene. “Melbourne’s vibrant mix of world-class […]

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Australia & New Zealand

MACq 01 awarded: Australia’s Best Hotel

Federal Group’s MACq 01 Hotel has been recognised as Australia’s Best Hotel overall; and Australia’s Best Hotel in the category of Superior Accommodation at the Australian Hospitality Awards held on the Gold Coast this afternoon. Greg Farrell, Federal Group Managing Director said, “this extraordinary recognition adds to an already impressive list of state and national awards for the storytelling hotel, […]

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Australia & New Zealand

How New Zealand’s Unique Approach to Hospitality Drives Group and Incentive Travel

Hospitality is ingrained into New Zealand’s culture, creating a destination committed to wowing group and incentive trip planners Hospitality isn’t just an aspiration in New Zealand –– it’s a key value in the country’s indigenous Māori culture. The Māori custom of manaakitanga, loosely translated as hospitality, infuses Māori culture and inspires the contemporary New Zealand visitor experience, summing up the […]

Australia & New Zealand

Grand Hyatt Melbourne awarded Outstanding Achievement in Training

Grand Hyatt Melbourne is thrilled to have been awarded Outstanding Achievement in Training at the 2018 Australian Hotels Association National Awards for Excellence announced last night, Monday 17th September, at the highly celebrated industry awards on the Gold Coast. The AHA Awards for Excellence showcases the achievements of world class hotels in metropolitan and regional Australia and recognises the variety […]

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Australia & New Zealand

New brand campaigns from Virgin Atlantic and Virgin Holidays

Travel Counsellors connect across the country Travel Counsellors around the country are returning to their desks this week feeling energised and enthused following a nationwide face-to-face training program delivered by the Head Office team last week. The Melbourne-based Business Development team delivered a bespoke training program in Melbourne before taking the program on the road travelling to Sydney, Perth and […]

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Australia & New Zealand

What’s Behind the Face-Off Between Airports and Airlines in Australia

Australia’s airlines are urging the government to rein in the airports, claiming they are abusing their monopoly power to extract unreasonable charges. It’s a tough call for Canberra, which wants to see more investment in airport infrastructure, but doesn’t want to be seen allowing price gouging from some of the most profitable airport operators in the world. Gateway is a […]