Joyce DiMascio

October 20, 2021 · Sydney, Australia

From pyrotechnician to president: This is Nicole Walker

The ambitious and highly focussed Chief Executive of Arinex is banking on an exciting future with the company, that in its various incarnations is just two years off celebrating its 50th anniversary. Read more


Opinion

Stay tuned for part two of this story tomorrow.


Bronwen Largier

October 20, 2021 · Sydney, Australia

Queensland Government looking to inject $80 million into tourism industry with intrastate travel incentives

With Queensland’s border remaining shut to half of Australia’s population for at least another month or so, Queenslanders are being encouraged to book a “Great Queensland Getaway” to support the state’s tourism industry in the interim. Read more


Opinion

There's a very short timeframe to take up these incentives - the state government is clearly trying to put some urgency into things at the moment.


Bronwen Largier

October 20, 2021 · Sydney, Australia

Hotel highlights: What’s new at Fairmont Resort and Spa Blue Mountains

As half of Australia's population emerges from lockdown and looks to restart travel and business events, micenet is catching up with hotels across Australia to find out what’s new as they open up or prepare to welcome more clients and customers back to their properties.

Up first is Ben Mellor, General Manager of Fairmont Resort and Spa Blue Mountains, which has just reopened after more than three months in Greater Sydney’s lockdown. Read more


Opinion

It's time to start looking forward to seeing all the new developments in business events hotels across the country as the industry in Australia's two largest cities prepares for a restart.


Bronwen Largier

October 20, 2021 · Sydney, Australia

Monaco launches travel trade resource

The Monaco Government Tourism and Convention Authority has launched a new trade website for travel and business events professionals.

The new online platform provides the latest news on what’s happening in Monaco from a MICE perspective, information on major events and sanitation measures, destination and sustainability guides for visits to Monaco, videos, press releases and information on the latest marketing campaigns. The platform will also feature a webinar tool allowing travel and business events stakeholders to catch up with industry experts from the destination.

Image: Michael Alesi


Opinion

Monaco is making good preparations for a larger return of international business events.


Bronwen Largier

October 19, 2021 · Sydney, Australia

Queensland to start opening its border to Victoria and NSW in a month

Queensland Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk has announced a phased reopening of the state’s borders to hotspot areas, projected to start on November 19, when Queensland is expected to hit its 70 percent full vaccination target amongst its eligible population. Read more


Opinion

From a business events perspective we're looking at some interstate Christmas parties and events ramping up in the new year.


Bronwen Largier

October 19, 2021 · Sydney, Australia

Auckland to remain at in Level 3 lockdown for another two weeks

New Zealand’s largest city will remain in an unchanged lockdown for at least another two weeks, at the COVID-19 outbreak there continues.

Auckland has been in lockdown for over 60 days now, and yesterday another 57 cases were reported there, with a further three in Waikato, which is the other region of New Zealand which remains at Alert Level 3 – the highest level of restrictions currently in place across the OECD, according to one measure. Read more


Opinion

Look out for New Zealand's plan to replace restrictions with vaccinations on Friday.


Bronwen Largier

October 19, 2021 · Sydney, Australia

ACT to ease more restrictions as the territory hits 80 percent full vaccination

The ACT Government has tweaked its reopening roadmap to allow non-essential retail to reopen from Friday and has expanded freedoms set to be granted on Friday next week, including greater allowances for events. Read more


Opinion

The roadmap for the most vaccinated state or territory in Australia is getting less conservative.


Graeme Kemlo

October 19, 2021 · Sydney, Australia

Locked down but not knocked down: Shepparton’s new tourism assets

Greater Shepparton, which endured an exceptional regional lockdown during Victoria’s current COVID-19 outbreak, had one third of its 67,000 population in isolation or quarantine. And while it is regarded as the food bowl of Victoria, Shepparton suffered food shortages and even a McDonald’s shutdown. Read more


Opinion

Some exciting developments opening up in Shepparton.