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Wednesday, 04 May 2016


Star Event Centre wins best specialty event venue for second year

star sydneyThe event centre at The Star Sydney has won a national accolade at the Meetings & Events Australia (MEA) National Awards for Best Specialty Event Venue, for the second consecutive year.

Olympic gold medalist Kerri Pottharst officially opens Quest St Leonards

quest 1Olympic gold medalist Kerri Pottharst joined the federal member for North Sydney, Trent Zimmerman MP to officially open the newest addition to the Quest Apartment Hotels network, Quest St Leonards at 10 Atchison Street in the lower North Shore suburb.

New categories announced for the Luxperience Awards

Story 6New categories announced for the Luxperience Awards

Canberra to host international tourism conference in 2016

conferenceThe ACT will this year play host to the Australian Tourism Export Council's (ATEC) annual industry event, bringing more than 400 export tourism leaders to the nation's capital in November according to a new announcement.

HotelsWorld 2016 preparing for record numbers

hotelsworld imageIt's another record year for the world of hotels in Australia and New Zealand, with unprecedented levels of transactions and construction funded by mountains of capital looking for prime investment opportunities.

Australia’s first ever Aquameets held on the Sunshine Coast

Aquameets 2To celebrate Tourism Australia's Coastal and Aquatic campaign, Visit Sunshine Coast staged an Australian first by hosting five Aquameets with high profile social influencers across the Sunshine Coast region.

Sofitel Sydney Wentworth celebrates 50 years of The Wentworth Hotel

Sofitel Sydney Wentworth 60s med resThis year is one of reflection and celebration for Sofitel Sydney Wentworth with the luxury heritage hotel turning 50. The first 5-star hotel to open in Sydney during 1966, the hotel will mark this impressive milestone by inviting guests to embark on a journey of the historic Wentworth Hotel.

Vivid Sydney announces line-up

vivid sydneyLast week, the NSW Government and Destination NSW, with Vivid Sydney's creative director and curators, announced the Vivid Sydney 2016 line-up.

Vivid Sydney 2016 program launch to be live streamed

Vivid Sydney 2015 Aerial Sydney Harbour Credit Destination NSW HL032The official Vivid Sydney 2016 program will be announced at an exclusive media event at the Museum of Contemporary Art Australia (MCA) and live streamed at Thursday March 17, 2016.

AccorHotels celebrates International Women’s Day

AN 85 wk1b accorhotelsTo celebrate International Women's Day 2016 on March 8, AccorHotels teams across the globe joined together to strike a pose and show their support for women in the workplace.

NSW tourism minister officially opens Elements of Byron

Byron Bay's first world-class beachfront resort, Elements of Byron, was officially opened yesterday by NSW Minister for Trade, Tourism and Major Events Stuart Ayres.

Registration opens for Travel Industry Exhibition Melbourne and Sydney

AN70-4-news-Travel Industry Exhibition logo 300x225Registrations have opened for Melbourne and Sydney based Travel Industry Exhibition, the event will take place at the Peninsula, Docklands on Monday 11th to Tuesday 12th July 2016.

Sydney Build expo to showcase Australia’s booming construction industry

An 84 wk5 expoOn March 10th and 11th, contractors, developers and suppliers from Sydney and across Australia will convene at the Australian Technology Park for Sydney Build 2016.

Swimming icon joins local councillor to open Quest Chermside on Playfield

AN 84 wk4 questAustralian swimming legend Kieren Perkins joined Councillor for Marchant, Fiona King to officially open Quest Chermside on Playfield during Quest's first major event for 2016.

Oaks Hotels & Resorts embarks on furniture donation campaign

Oaks iStay Precinct exterior dusk lowOaks Hotels & Resorts, a division of Minor Hotel Group, has donated tens of thousands of dollars' worth of pre-loved furniture from its South Australian hotel Oaks iStay Precinct to the St Vincent de Paul Society in a new corporate social responsibility initiative set to be rolled out company wide.

Extension of Sydney’s Vivid Festival highlights power of events-based tourism could highlight

Vivid 2015 Circular QuayThe decision by the NSW Government to extend Vivid Sydney by an additional five nights reflects the power of events-related tourism, says Australia's peak accommodation body, Tourism Accommodation Australia.

Metro Hotel Marlow Sydney Central wins award

agoda image, one of Asia's hotel booking sites, has announced Metro Hotel Marlow Sydney Central as one of 20 hotels in Sydney to be awarded its prestigious Gold Circle Award in 2015.