NEWS: Australia’s convention bureaux seek NEXTPractices

Destination Marketing Association International (DMAI) recently hosted a strategic-level workshop in Adelaide with the Association of Australian Convention Bureaux (AACB) and its member bureaux to gather input for the DestinationNEXT scenario model and its phase 2 NEXTPractices. The workshop, attended by convention bureaux CEOs, focused on the future of the global destination marketing industry. The DestinationNEXT vision is to provide Destination Marketing Organisations (DMOs) with practical, clear actions and strategies for sustainable success in a dramatically changing world. “DestinationNEXT is an international collaboration seeking DMO intelligence from […]

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NEWS: Luxperience introduces awards

Luxury travel trade exhibition, Luxperience, is introducing a gala dinner and awards ceremony at this year’s event in September, The inaugural Luxperience Awards will acknowledge excellence in the development and promotion of  luxury travel products and services and will be judged by a panel of travel industry experts. There will be six awards for buyers and suppliers in three categories: ‘Inspiring’, ‘Meaningful’ and ‘Connections’. Winners will be announced in front of more than 500 guests at the Luxperience Gala Dinner and Awards Evening, set to take place at The Star’s Event Centre. […]

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DESTINATION: Hong Kong luxury

Hong Kong is a cosmopolitan metropolis with a culturally-rich history and incentive delegates will be blown away by it’s impressive skyline and harbour, award-winning cuisine, and luxury hotels. Wooloomooloo Steakhouse: Located in Wan Chai with breathtaking views of Hong Kong, Happy Valley Racecourse and across the harbour to Kowloon, Woolloomooloo Steakhouse in Wan Chai is the perfect place for drinks in a relaxed environment. Hooray Bar & Restaurant: Located on the fifth floor of the World Trade Centre in lively Causeway Bay, Hooray Bar & […]

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DESTINATION: CSR in Hong Kong

There are a number of socially responsible activities in Hong Kong that allow MICE groups to leave the daily grind of the corporate world behind and give something back to the local community as a team. Here are some hands-on CSR activities that will encourage team-building, promote environmental awareness, and offer delegates up-close and personal experiences with the local communities of Hong Kong. Planting for future generations: Ngong Ping 360’s three-hour tree planting program on Lantau Island offers corporate groups the opportunity to test their green thumbs by […]

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VENUE UPDATE: Lux Foundry lights up Brunswick

In a tribute to its heritage, Lux Foundry was established six years ago and has since built a reputation for great service, delicious fare and a welcoming environment. What was once a gas and retort house providing lighting for parts of Melbourne has been beautifully transformed into Melbourne’s Lux Foundry (lux meaning a unit of measurement of light emittance), a favourite among Brunswick locals and a unique option for off-site events and functions. “Lux was originally operated by Sir Robert Gibson as a foundry making cast iron […]

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NEWS: Adina Sydney Airport Hotel opens

The newly-built Adina Apartment Hotel Sydney Airport is set to open its doors late-March 2015. Less than one kilometre from Sydney Airport, the new hotel features 123 serviced apartments across six storeys consisting of 51 studios, 66 one bedroom and 6 two bedroom units. The hotel’s airport shuttle and close proximity to Mascot train station ensures that guests can avoid traffic and get around Sydney with ease. Rachel Argaman, CEO of TFE Hotels, said: “Sydney Airport is an ideal location for transit and business travellers, with […]

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