NEWS: Events boom for Cairns

Business Events Cairns & Great Barrier Reef has experienced a 63 per cent increase in business event leads after hosting a G20 meeting and the Australian Tourism Exchange (ATE). Business Events director Rosie Douglas said the team had received leads worth $18.4 million and confirmed $4 million worth of corporate and associate meetings for the region since July, a 50 per cent from the same period last year. “While we were confident that the profile of the G20 and ATE14 would result in an increase in […]

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NEWS: Industry welcomes TA campaign

Close to 700 Australian businesses have so far shared their top food and wine experiences as part of Tourism Australia’s new Restaurant Australia campaign, which launched in Sydney last week. Tourism Australia managing director, John O’Sullivan, said it was pleasing to see its new food and wine campaign receive such a strong backing from industry. “We started this campaign by putting out a rally cry to industry and early signs are they are backing it. There’s already so many great stories coming in bringing to life the people, […]

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