Jill Varley

July 21, 2017 · Sydney, Australia

Travelodge announces the development of new Sydney airport hotel

Another new Sydney airport hotel, the 209-room Travelodge Hotel Sydney Airport is currently under development by the Andary Group. Located on O’Riordan Street and King Street in Mascot, it offers all-day dining and a late night bar. There’s an opening offer of 25% off the fully flexible rate includes one buffet breakfast daily for fully pre-paid bookings (non-refundable) for stays between September 1 and October 31.    


Opinion

Spoilt for choice, the hotel forms part of the ongoing transformation of Mascot


jill Varley

July 21, 2017 · Sydney, Australia

BCEC’s David Pugh a Lifetime Achiever

With 500 of Queensland’s top restaurateurs, producers and suppliers looking on, David Pugh executive sous chef at Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre was presented with the Lifetime Achiever Award at the 2017 Restaurant & Catering Awards for Excellence. David cited his eternal belief in fresh seasonal produce as what provides his inspiration and is central to his cooking today. “In Queensland we have access to so much choice, and abundance at our fingertips when it comes to fresh produce.”    


Opinion

David is revolutionising the overall dining experience for clients and guests of the Centre


Jill Varley

July 21, 2017 · Sydney, Australia

Mantra opens at Sydney Airport

Sydney Airport has a new hotel – the Mantra Hotel at Sydney Airport. Officially opened on Wednesday, NSW Minister for Tourism and Major Events Adam Marshall who was at the event said of the 136-room property, “New hotels in key precincts play a critical role in promoting a vibrant visitor economy while meeting the needs of growing visitor numbers to Sydney, attracting first-time and returning domestic and international travellers. There is an opening special of $159 per night.    


Opinion

The new Mantra provides much-needed hotel capacity to support the growth of aviation and tourism in the Sydney basin


Jill Varley

July 20, 2017 · Sydney, Australia

Stay in the clouds at SKYE Hotel Suites Parramatta

Parramatta’s most anticipated luxury hotel SKYE Hotel Suites is opening its doors on August 1.The first hotel brand to be introduced by the Crown Group Australia, you can be the first to check it out with their special offer of a one night stay from $195.00. It includes breakfast for two in the city’s most talked about new restaurant Husk & Vine. For conferences, the hotel has 224 square metres of event space encompassing three meeting venues.


Opinion

As Parramatta’s growth continues and new businesses flow into the city – new conference space is vital


Jill Varley

July 20, 2017 · Sydney, Australia

New initiatives announced for AIME 2018

Revitalised features and new opportunities are all part of initiatives to elevate AIME 2018. Planned refreshments include the Hosted Buyer Program, additional trade buyer flexibility, new floorplan and unprecedented networking opportunities. Being held February 20-21, Reed Travel Exhibitions AIME event director Ian Wainwright said that after reviewing all exhibitor feedback and meeting one-on-one, exhibitors asked for better opportunities to connect with quality buyers in the Hosted Buyer Program. “AIME 2018 is taking action to see these requests are met.”  


Opinion

A revitalised AIME is integral to doing business within the Asia Pacific region


Jill Varley

July 20, 2017 · Sydney, Australia

ADIA wins ‘Association Of The Year’ award

The Australian Dental Industry Association (ADIA) was named Association of the Year at a gala dinner held in Sydney on Monday night. The award recognised ADIA’s demonstrated ability to influence government decision making, deliver world-class exhibitions and publish meaningful market intelligence. It also recognised the fact that thanks to prudent financial management ADIA delivers its services at a cost to members lower than would otherwise be the case.      


Opinion

The winning of this award certainly put the bite on the other contenders


Jill Varley

July 19, 2017 · Sydney, Australia

Christchurch wins international animal studies conference

Christchurch has won an international bid to host the Australasian Animal Studies Association (AASA) Conference in July 2019, the first time it will be held in New Zealand. At least 250 animal experts are expected to attend the event being held at the University of Canterbury. ChristchurchNZ Convention Bureau manager Caroline Blanchfield says this prestigious event cements the city’s position as one of the top three locations in the world for work in human-animal studies.      


Opinion

This win for Christchurch is another significant step in their resurgence 


Jill Varley

July 19, 2017 · Sydney, Australia

MCEC set for the future with record FY results

Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre (MCEC) has rounded out its fifth consecutive record high financial year, placing it in prime position for the opening of its new expansion space in mid-2018. A total operating revenue of $80.1 million and almost $1 billion in economic impact was recorded. These results are attributed to the 1026 events staged at MCEC in 2016/17, including 75 national and international conventions and 77 exhibitions that drew more than 867,705 registered business event delegates to the venue.      


Opinion

MCEC’s chief executive, Peter King remarked, “Credit is due to our hard-working and dedicated MCEC team