NEWS: New flights to boost events in Hunter region

New direct flights between Newcastle and Canberra and a new arrivals hall at Newcastle Airport will boost business tourism in the Greater Hunter region, according to the leaders of the Altogether Perfect marketing group. Sydney-based Pelican Airlines will launch direct flights between Newcastle and Canberra on April 27, 2015 under its Fly Pelican brand, using 19-seat BAE Jetstream 32 turboprop aircraft. The airline will offer a morning service from Newcastle to the national capital and a late afternoon return flight plus a Sunday afternoon service. […]

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NEWS: Big year ahead for regional NSW

Major infrastructure expansion is set to pave the way for busy year of meetings in Newcastle, Port Stephens and Hunter Valley. The opening of the biggest convention centre in NSW north of Sydney, a major facelift for Port Stephens’ iconic Anchorage property, a 50 per cent expansion for Newcastle Airport and a new focus on ‘smart’ MICE events will help attract new business tourism to the greater Hunter region in 2015. Assessing the year ahead for business events in Newcastle, the Hunter Valley and Port Stephens, […]

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NEWS: PCOs experience ‘Altogether Perfect’

A group of conference and event organisers from around Australia will tour Newcastle, Port Stephens and the Hunter Valley this weekend as part of a major campaign by Altogether Perfect to showcase the three areas as a comprehensive business events destination. Wineries, gourmet cuisine, a garden party, helicopters, sand dune quad bikes, cruising, paddleboarding and a sunset dinner at historic Fort Scratchley feature on the full, three-day itinerary, which kicked off on Thursday, October 16. The 22-strong VIP group includes event managers from associations, conference and […]

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NEWS: Camel racing in Newcastle on Cup Day

Camels, not horses, will race in Newcastle on Melbourne Cup Day this year, with corporate groups invited to the racecourse at Newcastle Jockey Club for a day of team-building or to simply soak up the atmosphere of a day at the races – albeit with a twist. The irreverent event from 11am-6pm will feature a series of short races by the unpredictable dromedaries, which can gallop at up to 40km/h but can decide at any moment to stop or change direction, guaranteeing a day of laughs. Melbourne […]

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