NEWS: ibtm africa kicks off

International hosted buyers from 16 countries including the Middle East, Europe, Asia, North America, and Russia arrived in Cape Town this week to attend ibtm africa (April 13-15). “Quality is priority and we have worked to bring together attendees who will not only enhance our offering through their attendance from both a buyer and supplier perspective but who will also be able to gain the maximum amount of business from their participation,” exhibition manager, Shinu Pillai, said. ibtm africa kicked off on Monday (April 13) at the […]

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NEWS: Fine Food returns to Sydney

Australia’s largest annual food industry trade expo, Fine Food Australia, will return to Sydney in 2015, after celebrating its 30th anniversary in Melbourne last year. Set to take place at the Sydney Showground,  Sydney Olympic Park from September 20, the four-day event promises the best of the food service industry with a line-up of new features and interactive sessions. Event director, Minnie Constan, says: “We can’t wait to get to Sydney to showcase the evolution of Fine Food Australia. We have some great new stage presentations, […]

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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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