Jill Varley

December 4, 2017 · Sydney, Australia

Perth 5-star boutique hotel, The Richardson to close

After 11 years of operation, The Richardson Hotel & Spa is to close on December 16 when the hotel will transfer to its new owner, the Oryx Communities with plans to operate there as a Richardson Aged Care business. The sale marks the end of an era for business partners Joe Oxley and Ted Powell who are retiring from hotel operations.  In this past the hotel saw the likes of Sting, Oprah, Beyoncé, Bob Dylan, John Cleese and Andrea Bocelli.        


Opinion

Who knows, some of these stars might like the ideal of retiring there too


Jill Varley

November 29, 2017 · Sydney, Australia

AIME attracts unprecedented international interest for 2018

Unprecedented participation from international bureaux and organisations is confirmed by Asia-Pacific Incentives and Meetings Expo (AIME), as delegate registrations opens to attend the Melbourne expo, February 20-21 2018. Confirmed international destinations include, Tourism Fiji, Japan, Abu Dhabi, Korea, Los Angeles and Tourism New Zealand. Sharon Auld, Australia manager, CINZ, said AIME is a vital event for the New Zealand business events industry and is excited to immerse 100% Pure New Zealand in Manaakitanga, the traditional Māori value of welcoming guests.  


Opinion

You can register for free: aime.com.au/free-registration-for-aime


Jill Varley

November 29, 2017 · Sydney, Australia

Dubai to host 2018 ICCA Congress

Countdown has begun for Dubai to host the 57th Congress of the International Congress and Convention Association (ICCA) next year. To be held from November 11 – 14 at Dubai World Trade Centre, the congress will see meeting industry professionals from all over the world gather to discuss key challenges and opportunities within the business events industry.    


Opinion

Business events continue to play a key role in achieving Dubai Tourism Vision 2020 and UAE Vision 2021


Jill Varley

November 29, 2017 · Sydney, Australia

Mitchelton Winery launches $16million hotel & spa

A new luxury hotel, The Mitchelton Hotel and Spa is to open December 1, in the Victorian countryside near Nagambie. A project of caravan magnate Gerry Ryan and his son Andrew, the $16 million hotel is part of the Mitchelton Winery Estate, set on the banks of the Goulburn River. With 58 rooms, it was developed to enhance the tourism drawcard for the region. An opening special starting at $289 per night includes breakfast for two and a winery tour.    


Opinion

Wine, luxury, pampering and river views – sounds ideal for a corporate retreat


Jill Varley

November 29, 2017 · Sydney, Australia

Dubai to host 2018 ICCA Congress

Countdown has begun for Dubai to host the 57th Congress of the International Congress and Convention Association (ICCA) next year. To be held from November 11 – 14 at Dubai World Trade Centre, the congress will see meeting industry professionals from all over the world gather to discuss key challenges and opportunities within the business events industry.    


Opinion

Business events continue to play a key role in achieving Dubai Tourism Vision 2020 and UAE Vision 2021


Jill Varley

November 29, 2017 · Sydney, Australia

AIME attracts unprecedented international interest for 2018

Unprecedented participation from international bureaux and organisations is confirmed by Asia-Pacific Incentives and Meetings Expo (AIME), as delegate registrations opens to attend the Melbourne expo, February 20-21 2018. Confirmed international destinations include, Tourism Fiji, Japan, Abu Dhabi, Korea, Los Angeles and Tourism New Zealand. Sharon Auld, Australia manager, CINZ, said AIME is a vital event for the New Zealand business events industry and is excited to immerse 100% Pure New Zealand in Manaakitanga, the traditional Māori value of welcoming guests.


Opinion

You can register for free: aime.com.au/free-registration-for-aime


Brad Foster

November 28, 2017 · Sydney, Australia

Perth secures World Orchid Conference

Perth is set to welcome the 24th World Orchid Conference in 2023 (WOC24). This is a triennial event held in different destinations around the world and in 2023 more than 2000 delegates and exhibitors are expected to attend. Western Australia is renowned for its wildflowers and, in particular, its unique, native orchids. WOC24 will be a significant event focusing on the importance of Agribusiness through the horticultural industry.


Opinion

Another great conference win from our friends in the west.


Brad Foster

November 28, 2017 · Sydney, Australia

Crowne Plaza Auckland releases fun video

Crowne Plaza Auckland is turning the boardroom into the ‘not-so-bored’ room and putting the excitement back into ‘experiences’ for meetings and events, releasing a new showcase video. The 352-room city centre hotel video aims to help take bookers on a visual journey of the hotel, and to offer a little inspiration on what can be done in its varied and flexible event spaces. You can view it here: https://auckland.crowneplaza.com/meeting-conference-rooms/?utm_source=Press%20Release&utm_medium=Article&utm_campaign=MICE      


Opinion

Nothing like a good bit of visuals to show planners what can be done.