Bronwen Largier

February 6, 2023 · Sydney, Australia

South Australia continues to post record results for visitation

According to the latest figures, South Australia posted its highest ever monthly visitor spend in October 2022 – thanks in part to major events – while the Adelaide Hills had its best yearly spend ever to September 2022 and accommodation occupancy in regional South Australia just had its best December on record. Read more

Gerardine Donough-Tan

February 6, 2023 · Sydney, Australia

Could more Asian destinations business events tap Australasian participants?

As business sentiments and flight connections pick up, destinations such as Japan and Indonesia may see more MICE interest from Australasian planners and participants. China’s COVID-zero policy reversal holds promise for inbound and outbound recovery this year, albeit at a slow pace. But the Greater Bay Area, comprising Hong Kong, Macau and nine mainland China cities, may pull ahead faster. Read more

Graeme Kemlo

February 3, 2023 · Sydney, Australia

Tight-lipped on AIME gala, but Peter Jones signals change of role

Celebrated Melbourne event producer Peter Jones promises a spectacular and memorable AIME welcome event on February 13 at Marvel Stadium where he has about 170m by 140m of turf, plus 53,359 seats and an operable roof to work with, “but to say any more I’d have to shoot you” he laughs. Read more

Bronwen Largier

February 3, 2023 · Sydney, Australia

As Qantas betters its pre-COVID performance, CEO Alan Joyce speaks out

Qantas is reporting better on-time performance and fewer cancellations than January 2020 and ranked as Australia’s most punctual major domestic airline for the fifth month in a row. And Alan Joyce has plenty to say about it (and other things). Read more

Bronwen Largier

February 2, 2023 · Sydney, Australia

New light and drone show to debut at Uluru

Voyages Indigenous Tourism, which runs Ayers Rock Resort at Uluru in Australia’s red centre, will debut a new nightly light, projection and drone show in the desert in May, telling a local Indigenous story. Read more

Bronwen Largier

February 2, 2023 · Sydney, Australia

MCEC and VTIC partner up to share knowledge and upskill the visitor sector

Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre (MCEC) and the Victoria Tourism Industry Council (VTIC) have teamed up to share knowledge, experience, strategy and training. Read more

Bronwen Largier

February 2, 2023 · Sydney, Australia

Funding up for grabs for public events in Melbourne and the NT

Applications for Melbourne’s Small and Medium Events Program are open now, while the second round of the Events Funding Program administered by the Northern Territory Major Events Company (NTMEC) opens on Monday, February 6. Read more

Bronwen Largier

February 1, 2023 · Sydney, Australia

Single industry voice gets closer as AACB votes in favour

As the business events industry looks to increase its advocacy clout, a single industry voice has moved a step closer, with the Association of Australian Convention Bureaux (AACB) voting unanimously yesterday to join forces with Australian convention centres and Australia’s exhibition association. Read more