eva air
Australia & New Zealand

Eva Air signs Air New Zealand codeshare partnership

Eva Air and Air New Zealand have signed a codeshare deal to expand their networks in north-east Asia and Oceania. Passengers of the two Star Alliance members will have access to codeshare options operated by Eva Air from Taipei to major destinations in Japan and South Korea. Passengers will also have codeshare options from Taipei to Auckland and onto major […]

business aus
Australia & New Zealand

Business Awards Win for TravelManagers

Business Awards Win for TravelManagers Melbourne-based personal travel manager, Nicole Edgar, has entered her local business awards in five of the last eight years, taking home the award for “New Business of the Year” in her first year and being named as one of the finalists every other year that she has entered. This year, she was able to improve […]

Australia & New Zealand

Novotel Melbourne Central and ibis Melbourne Central welcome guests

Novotel Melbourne Central and ibis Melbourne Central welcome guests Melbourne’s newest central dual-branded hotel accommodation, Novotel Melbourne Central and ibis Melbourne Central, will accept guests from 12 November as part of a soft opening, ahead of an official ribbon-cutting ceremony on Monday 10 December. Located in the heart of Melbourne’s CBD, the integrated new-build Novotel and ibis hotels add 483 […]

Australia Beach
Australia & New Zealand

Pumpkin Island winner 2018 Australasia’s Most Sustainable Hotel

Pumpkin Island winner 2018 Australasia’s Most Sustainable Hotel The winners of the Boutique Hotel Awards 2018 were announced last night at the prestigious awards ceremony in London. Boutique owners, travel and lifestyle press and travel industry influencers from around the globe attended the awards. The Boutique Hotel Awards is an international awards organisation which is dedicated to recognising unique excellence […]

Australia & New Zealand

Westin Hotels & Resort arrives in Queensland

Westin Hotels & Resort arrives in Queensland Westin Hotels & Resorts, part of Marriott International, today announced the official opening of The Westin Brisbane, marking the brand’s debut in Queensland, Australia. Located in the heart of the River City, the hotel offers an urban retreat for leisure and business travellers, who prioritise their wellbeing. “Westin’s powerful wellness proposition resonates with […]

crowne
Australia & New Zealand

Crowne Plaza Melbourne unveils 25 million dollar refurbishment

After a carefully orchestrated 12-month refurbishment program, Crowne Plaza Melbourne has unveiled a stunning, $25 million transformation of its guestrooms, making it one of the city’s most enviable hotels for business and leisure travellers. As part of the refurbishment, all 402 guestrooms have been completely transformed, with contemporary bathrooms, standalone showers with state-of-the-art showerheads, premium bedding, designer furnishings and striking […]

sofitel
Australia & New Zealand

Sofitel partners with the 2018 Australian Fashion Laureate

Sofitel Sydney Darling Harbour has been announced as Official Hotel Partner of the 2018 Australian Fashion Laureate. The hotel will support the 2018 Australian Fashion Laureate by supplying 5-star accommodation for individuals travelling from interstate and overseas to be honoured at the gala event. Now in its 10th year, the award ceremony will be held on Tuesday 20 November at […]

gold coast australia
Australia & New Zealand

Gold Coast voted Australia’s family friendly capital

The Gold Coast has been named Australia’s ‘family-friendly capital’ for a third consecutive year, by Australia’s preeminent travel publication, Australian Traveller. More than 5,000 people voted the Gold Coast the best family holiday destination as part of the magazine’s annual People’s Choice Awards. Destination Gold Coast CEO Annaliese Battista said the accolade is a testament to the outstanding range of […]

adelaide
Australia & New Zealand

Stamford Plaza Adelaide launches 96 brand new rooms

Stamford Plaza Adelaide launches 96 brand new, Deluxe accommodation rooms into the Adelaide hotel market. This milestone marks the completion of all 335 Stamford Plaza Adelaide accommodation rooms; which have been progressively refurbished since 2015 Stamford Hotels & Resorts has invested over $5 million into Stamford Plaza Adelaide over the past 3 years to ensure the hotel stays competitive in […]

australia and new zeeland
Australia & New Zealand

Australia and New Zealand Have a New Bigger-Is-Better Pitch for Conventions

Australasia’s major convention centers are undergoing significant redevelopments. They’re getting bigger and better to cope with the growth of mega-meetings, delegates demanding experiences, and the need to save the planet. Australasia is a region with a distinct flavor for visitors, but the growing meetings and events sector in Australia and New Zealand has evolved to take advantage of the global […]