Bronwen Largier

July 1, 2022 · Sydney, Australia

NSW Health recommends indoor mask-wearing and rapid testing before events

NSW Health and the state’s chief health officer Kerry Chant have recommended a number of measures to limit the spread of COVID-19 as two new subvariants are expected to become dominant in the state and cause a rise in COVID infections and reinfections. Read more


Opinion

So, the question becomes: are we following government regulation or the health advice?


Bronwen Largier

July 1, 2022 · Sydney, Australia

Sydney to get own version of the iconic South by Southwest festival

Sydney is getting its own iteration of the South by Southwest (SXSW) festival, which has become a global cultural phenomenon for Austin, Texas, where it originated and continues to take place annually. Read more


Opinion

Well, this is huge.


Joyce DiMascio

July 1, 2022 · Sydney, Australia

Working holiday makers returning

Working holiday makers are coming back and that’s great news for all parts of the visitor economy. Read more


Opinion

Good news indeed, but it seems we've still got a way to go to address staff shortages.


Graeme Kemlo

July 1, 2022 · Sydney, Australia

New residential conference option on the Bellarine peninsula

A new option for residential conferences has just debuted on the Bellarine peninsula, an hour’s drive from Melbourne, with the opening of a new $20 million clubhouse and 60 accommodation rooms at Curlewis Golf Club. Read more


Opinion

This development comes from owners with a strong track record in the hospitality space.


Bronwen Largier

June 29, 2022 · Sydney, Australia

New appointments for The Star Entertainment Group and Visit Sunshine Coast

The Star Entertainment Group has appointed a new managing director and CEO, following the departure of Matt Bekier, who left in the wake of issues raised in the review of The Star Sydney. Read more


Opinion

There's a particularly big job to do for The Star's newest recruit.


Bronwen Largier

June 29, 2022 · Sydney, Australia

Three quarters of Marriott International staff to get early wage rise

Marriott International is bringing forward the 4.6 per cent award wage increase mandated by Australia’s Fair Work Commission, which will see three quarters of the hotel group’s workforce receive a pay rise three months early. Read more


Opinion

That's a nice welcome to the new financial year for 2,500 Marriott staff.


Joyce DiMascio

June 29, 2022 · Sydney, Australia

Cairns presenting a new story for business events

Cairns has launched a new campaign designed to broaden its image beyond its traditional and iconic business events experiences. Read more


Opinion

It's exciting to see the intellectual stories of Australia's regions being told.


Graeme Kemlo

June 29, 2022 · Sydney, Australia

Country meets city in the Conversation Quarter

Victoria brought the country to the city last night for the first time in more than two years. And it went down a treat with more than 140 meeting and event planners leaving their CBD and suburban offices to attend the Regional Victoria Showcase. Read more


Opinion

Some long journeys to get here for some of the exhibitors.