News Snippets this Week
SE Asia business event push
A GROUP of sixteen business events industry partners from Australia are in South East Asia this week as part of a drive to lure companies to bring their business shows to Australia.
Master plan for Melbourne
DEPUTY Prime Minister and Minister for Infrastructure Warren Truss has rubber-stamped a Master Plan for Melbourne’s Essendon Airport covering growth of the facility for the next 20 years.
North Sydney VIBE Sale
Accor another Perth hotel
Accor big purchase
Hotel group Accor has announced the purchase of 97 hotels across Europe in a deal worth EUR 900 million.
One & Only Hayman Island
One&Only Hayman Island, Australia’s iconic private island resort in the heart of the Great Barrier Reef, will begin welcoming guests on 1 July 2014 and will redefine luxury.
Travel still a priority despite budget
A SURVEY by online travel agent Wotif.com has detailed a list of the things men and women will gladly sacrifice in order to keep travelling despite the negativity from the recent Federal Budget.
Marriott open Protea
BOOKINGS for the Marriott Group’s newly-acquired Protea group of hotels are now available for sale on the Marriott website and through all booking offices.
VAH gaining on domestic
VIRGIN Australia today reported a strong Apr, with domestic pax numbers up close to 5 percent compared to last year.
Gold Coast Cruise Terminal
A CRUISE terminal on the Gold Coast has taken the next step towards becoming a reality, with the Queensland Government issuing preliminary approval for an integrated resort and casino to be built on the proposed site.
AKL Airport funding
NEW Zealand’s Ministry of Business Innovation and Employment will issue a funding grant to Auckland Airport for the development of a retail & tourism “cluster” project designed to entice high-yield Chinese visitors.
Casinos to line the QLD Coastline
Several casino consortiums have won bids to build casinos down the Queensland coast.