Bronwen Largier

January 19, 2023 · Sydney, Australia

Accor completes upgrades of hotel stock in Sydney and Cairns

Accor has debuted two upgraded properties this month – Manly Pacific in Sydney’s Northern Beaches has completed two years of refurbishment while Ibis Styles Cairns has been transformed into Mercure Cairns. Read more

Bronwen Largier

January 19, 2023 · Sydney, Australia

Emirates to double its flights to Brisbane from June

The Queensland Government’s Attracting Aviation Investment Fund has notched up another win as the global scale-back-up of aviation continues. Read more

Bronwen Largier

January 18, 2023 · Sydney, Australia

AIME announces Knowledge Program agenda for 2023

The Asia Pacific Incentives and Meetings Event (AIME) has revealed the speakers for its Knowledge Program, which takes place the day before the show floor opens for meetings between the world’s business events buyers and sellers next month. Read more

Bronwen Largier

January 18, 2023 · Sydney, Australia

What we missed from the end of 2022

There was a flurry of news just after micenet gave its newsletter some time off over the festive period. Here’s what we missed at the end of 2022. Read more

Graeme Kemlo

January 18, 2023 · Sydney, Australia

Sofitel Melbourne GM Clive Scott steps down

Doyen of Melbourne hotel general managers Clive Scott AM has announced he is leaving his role at Sofitel Melbourne on Collins. He had been at the helm of the stylish property at the Paris end of Collins Street since 2005. Read more

Joyce DiMascio

November 24, 2022 · Sydney, Australia

Part two: Geoff Donaghy on the unexpected successes of ICC Sydney’s approach to scaling back up

CEO Geoff Donaghy has been the steady hand getting ICC Sydney back up to full throttle since pandemic lockdowns became a thing of the past. Read more

Bronwen Largier

October 17, 2022 · Sydney, Australia

The Star Sydney has its gaming licence suspended but casino to continue operating under independent manager

Following The Star Sydney being found unsuitable to hold a casino licence in New South Wales last month after an extensive review of its operations, the NSW Independent Casino Commission (NICC) has suspended The Star’s gaming licence and fined the business $100 million. Read more

Bronwen Largier

August 5, 2022 · Sydney, Australia

Air New Zealand sets 2030 carbon reduction target

Air New Zealand has set a 16.3 per cent absolute emissions reduction goal – using a 2019 baseline – for 2030 and is one of just two airlines worldwide to have set such an ambitious carbon target through the Science Based Targets initiative (SBTi). Read more