Brad Foster

November 27, 2017 · Sydney, Australia

Korea seeing more incentives

South Korea appears to be welcoming more incentive business, this month hosting 400 employees of Hong Kong-based multinational retail company Canai, with a further 2600 attending an event in the country next year. Official figures for the number of incentive travellers to Korea in 2017 as of September (excluding Chinese corporate visitors) is estimated at 139,122, indicating an increase of 40.1 per cent compared to the same period last year.    


Opinion

Tensions in North Korea don’t appear to be affecting this sector of the market.


Jill Varley

November 24, 2017 · Sydney, Australia

Infinity Pacific dazzles guests as it cruises into Sydney

Following micenet’s invitation to a VIP lunch on board Infinity Pacific, the latest superyacht to call Sydney home, 40 professional event planners enjoyed French champagne and gourmet canapes curated by restaurateur, Peter Kuruvita. The yacht, now available for charter, offers cruising at its finest, its sleek profile concealing a magnificent five-cabin interior. Infinity Pacific includes a Japanese-style soaker tub and bar, while days in the sun are even more desirable with a two-storey high waterslide, Sea-Doo Aqua Lounge and Sea-Scooter.


Opinion

Sydney, you are in for a treat!


Jill Varley

November 24, 2017 · Sydney, Australia

SKYE Hotel Suites unveils meeting facilities and launches events packages

The new SKYE Hotel Suites Parramatta, set in the heart of Parramatta’s CBD with unrivaled 5-star accommodation, has revealed its stylish and tech-savvy meeting spaces that features 924 square metres of venues to accommodate meetings and events of all types.   “Parramatta is a dynamic region where innovation and businesses are flourishing,” said Iwan Sunito, Crown group chairman & chief executive officer. “SKYE Hotel Suites stands out with its iconic building, optimal location and exceptional meetings and events venues.”    


Opinion

A breath of fresh, new air has settled in Parramatta


Jill Varley

November 24, 2017 · Sydney, Australia

Design transformation and a new chef to take The Byron at Byron to new heights 

An exciting six-week transformation period lies ahead for The Byron at Byron Resort and Spa with the restaurant, bar, reception and relaxation deck to be transformed by leading interior architect Rachel Luchetti from Luchetti Krelle. Set for completion January 2018, the works will complete a full resort upgrade. From January, newly appointed executive chef Matthew Kemp will deliver The Byron at Byron’s restaurant a reimagined food offering, creating a feast of the region’s finest local produce.        


Opinion

Gilding the lily with the ultimate results


Jill Varley

November 24, 2017 · Sydney, Australia

Design transformation and a new chef to take The Byron at Byron to new heights 

An exciting six-week transformation period lies ahead for The Byron at Byron Resort and Spa with the restaurant, bar, reception and relaxation deck to be transformed by leading interior architect Rachel Luchetti from Luchetti Krelle. Set for completion January 2018, the works will complete a full resort upgrade. From January, newly appointed executive chef, Matthew Kemp will deliver The Byron at Byron’s restaurant a reimagined food offering, creating a feast of the region’s finest local produce.    


Opinion

Gilding the lily in the nicest possible way


Jill Varley

November 24, 2017 · Sydney, Australia

SKYE Hotel Suites unveils meeting facilities and launches events packages

The new SKYE Hotel Suites, set in the heart of Parramatta’s CBD, with unrivaled 5-star accommodation, have revealed its stylish and tech-savvy meeting spaces and intuitive amenities. Spaces that offer 924 square metres of venues to accommodate meetings and events of all types.   “Parramatta is a dynamic region where innovation and businesses are flourishing,” said Iwan Sunito, Crown group chairman & chief executive officer. “SKYE Hotel Suites stands out with its iconic building, optimal location and exceptional meetings and events venues.”    


Opinion

A breath of fresh, new air has settled in Parramatta


Jill Varley

November 24, 2017 · Sydney, Australia

Little ole wine carrier me

You know the story. You’re intrastate/interstate or overseas and you’ve either bought or been given a nice bottle of wine. The challenge is getting it home safely inside your suitcase, even if the luggage handlers play with it fast and loose! Enter the Wine Travel Bag, a high quality and affordable travel bag for carrying wine and other liquids. Its leak proof with a two zip lock seal to contain liquid if there is breakage. A pack of three is $24.95.    


Opinion

With Christmas coming on it solves a corporate gift idea. https://www.winetravelbag.com/buy


Jill Varley

November 23, 2017 · Sydney, Australia

Melbourne top ranked in Asia-Pacific for sustainability

Melbourne has been ranked the number 1 sustainable city in the Asia-Pacific region and number 13 in the world for business events in the Global Destination Sustainability Index (GDS-Index). Melbourne and Melbourne Convention Bureau’s performance was evaluated based on the city environmental strategy and infrastructure, city social sustainability performance, industry supplier support and MCB strategy and initiatives. Top marks were received for Melbourne’s hotel inventory and convention facilities being easily accessible via public transport, the MCEC having third-party sustainability certification.    


Opinion

Melbourne has one of the most ambitious carbon emission reduction targets of any city in the world - zero net emissions by 2020