Bronwen Largier

November 16, 2022 · Sydney, Australia

Aviation news: More flights, green initiatives and a major expansion

As airlines across the world rebuild their route maps and capacities following the COVID travel pause, Australasian cities are reaping the benefits. And all the while the air travel industry is taking strides to go greener as eliminating the drivers of climate change becomes more pressing. Read more

Bronwen Largier

November 16, 2022 · Sydney, Australia

Gold Coast Convention and Exhibition Centre reopens grant program to help build international business events pipeline

The Gold Coast Convention and Exhibition Centre (GCCEC) has opened its Linkage Grant Program for the first time in two years, offering academics and experts across various industries financial support to attend international conferences. Read more

Joyce DiMascio

November 16, 2022 · Sydney, Australia

Events industry presents carbon neutral roadmap at COP27

With COP27, the United Nations Climate Change Conference, currently underway in Egypt, the worldwide events industry has been back at the global gathering to launch the industry’s Net Zero Carbon Events Roadmap. Read more

Bronwen Largier

November 15, 2022 · Sydney, Australia

Industry moves: The latest business events and hotel appointments

Major hotel brands Marriott and Accor have completed local promotions, while PCMA, the Gold Coast Convention and Exhibition Centre and other hotel groups and venues across Australia and New Zealand have new talent in their teams. Read more

Joyce DiMascio

November 15, 2022 · Sydney, Australia

Delaware North overhauls MCG business events capabilities

It’s 12 months since Delaware North was awarded the hospitality contract at the hallowed Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG) and in that time they’ve been setting up the foundations for taking to 2023 and beyond with gusto. Read more

Graeme Kemlo

November 15, 2022 · Sydney, Australia

Spring Racing Carnival fails to fuel Melbourne hotel rebound

Despite being well into the spring events season, Melbourne’s major hotels recorded lower occupancies, at 64 per cent, during this year’s Melbourne Cup week compared with the same week pre-pandemic in 2019, where occupancy averages were 15 per cent higher at 79 per cent. Read more

Bronwen Largier

November 11, 2022 · Sydney, Australia

COVID cases rising again around Australia

With COVID cases beginning to rise steeply again around Australia as new variants emerge, there are simple things event organisers can do to minimise COVID-19 spreading at their gatherings. Read more

Bronwen Largier

November 11, 2022 · Sydney, Australia

Tourism innovation fund opens in New Zealand

The New Zealand government has opened applications for its NZ$54 million Innovation Programme for Tourism Recovery, which offers up to $10 million per project to develop new initiatives in all phases of the New Zealand visitor experience. Read more