VENUE UPDATE: Jupiters launches outdoor space

Jupiters Hotel & Casino officially opened the doors to its first-ever outdoor dining venue, Cucina Vivo, a 240-seat restaurant with an outdoor terrace that overlooks the casino’s newly-renovated pool. Jupiters Hotel & Casino managing director, Geoff Hogg, said Cucina Vivo has already been hugely successful since opening the indoor restaurant component in December, with popularity expected to pique with the newly opened outdoor balcony. “Cucina Vivo draws on traditional Italian food culture which is all about celebrating good company, great food and beautiful surrounds. “The […]

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NEWS: Brisbane’s major sporting win

English Premier League giants, Liverpool FC, have announced they will tour Australia in July, kicking off their campaign in Queensland against the Brisbane Roar at Suncorp Stadium. The club’s visit to Brisbane in July marks the first time Liverpool FC has toured Queensland in their 123-year history. Lord Mayor Graham Quirk said the Liverpool FC fixture against Brisbane Roar again highlighted Brisbane’s ability to stage major sporting events. “Following world-class events such as the Brisbane International, AFC Asian Cup and ICC Cricket World Cup fixtures, […]

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NEWS: Record growth for Sunshine Coast

The Sunshine Coast recorded a 9.4 per cent growth in international visitors this year, the largest growth rate of any Queensland region according to the latest International Visitor Survey. This compared with growth of 3.2 per cent in international visitors to Tourism North Queensland and 2.1 per cent for the Gold Coast. The growth in visitor numbers – a total of 245,000 – is complemented by a 12 per cent increase in nights stayed by international visitors. The significant recovery in both international and domestic visitor numbers was a key message […]

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NEWS: Lizard Island re-opens

Lizard Island will re-open in March 2015, after 12 months of extensive refurbishment and rebuilding following the impact of Cyclone Ita. While much of the island resort has been restored to its former glory, there are also a few new additions: A new stand-alone suite, The Villa has been created. Featuring two bedrooms both with en-suites – the master with a luxury bath, a butler’s kitchen, plunge pool and wrap around deck, this 95 square metre villa sits atop a ridge offering uninterrupted views across Sunset Beach […]

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