TTF Names New CEO

216-people-MargyOsmond 300x225The Tourism & Transport Forum has appointed Margy Osmond as its new CEO.

HOG day with Best Western

AN65-2-news-BW-Harley-Davidson 300x225Harley-Davidson enthusiasts can hit the road with a new destination in mind, with Best Western and Harley-Davidson Motor Company announcing a new range of Rider-Friendly accommodation benefits for riders staying at over 75 participating Best Western hotels in Australia and New Zealand.

Aria's Brightest Star Awarded Scholarship

AN65-1-events-Hostplus 300x225On 1 July, Mark Bashinsky, sous chef at Aria Restaurant in Brisbane, was announced as the winner of the inaugural HostPlus Hospitality Scholarship supported by Melbourne Food and Wine.

Sunshine Safari to win over the business events market

215-events-SC-Private-DinnerBusiness Events Sunshine Coast hosted a Sunshine Safari from 20-23 June for ten top professional conference organisers and corporate event managers.

HITEC focuses on security issues

Keynote speakers at HITEC 2014 in Los Angeles in June have been announced. This year, HITEC 2014 will tackle a collaborative economy, risk assessment, and corporate security in keynote sessions.AN63-3-Tech-HITEC-Botsman 131x98

DestinationQ for Noosa

212-events-Sheraton Noosa Resort and Spa 300x225The Sunshine Coast will take centre stage when Queensland's tourism industry comes together for the third annual DestinationQ Forum on 16-17 September.

Webinar: Get more direct bookings and Chinese travellers

adrian caruso newWith over 65 per cent of travellers choosing to book directly on hotel websites and over 95 per cent of operators missing out on bookings made on mobile devices (Google Travel Report) accommodation operators need to learn how to take advantage of these trends and learn how to capture these high yielding bookings.

Business is booming in the Hunter Valley

212-Events-Quest Maitland event - 2 LR 300x225Business confidence in the NSW Hunter Valley region is thriving, with the $1.75 million expansion of Quest Maitland officially unveiled last month.

Hope Island turns it on

212-events-AIGC-golf 4 300x225The latest Accommodation Industry Golf Club day was held at Links Hope Island golf course on 21 March, and what a great day it was. Over 80 members enjoyed an immaculate golf course with perfect weather, sunshine (but not too hot) and very little wind.

Sheraton recruits 66 staff for opening

Sheraton MelbourneThe team at the Sheraton Melbourne Hotel held a very successful mass recruitment day last month and, despite the sweltering weather, there was a fantastic turnout. Seeking to fill 66 positions available, the hotel leadership team welcomed over 300 hopeful applicants on the day to apply for positions including guest service agents, concierge, food and beverage attendants, rooms division and engineering.

NSW home to favourite festivals for 2013

AN57-2-events-Vivid SydneyThree NSW events have been revealed among Australia's Top Ten favourites in this year's much-anticipated Australian Event Awards.

Surfers resort top hotel in Australia

an53-events-surfersIt has been open for just under two years, but already the Sea Temple Surfers Paradise has been named the best hotel in Australia.

Choice awards the best

204-Events-Choice awardsChoice Hotels Australasia has announced its Franchisee of the Year awards at the annual Night of White awards evening at SkyCity, Darwin.

Wyndham scoops the pool in ATHOC awards

Wyndahm-LogoWyndham Vacation Resorts Asia Pacific swept the pool at last night's 22nd annual Australian Timeshare and Holiday Ownership Council Awards by scooping no less than eight of the 15 coveted awards on offer.

Event students invited to tailored session at expo

event Showcase 2013Students of event management courses are invited to attend an all new specially designed session at this year's Sydney's Event Showcase and Australian Business Events Expo.

PCOs discover local gastronomic delights in Sydney

204-events-IHC-PCOs at marketsA group of professional conference organisers joined InterContinental Sydney's head chefs on a culinary journey last weekend, uncovering hidden local foodie gems and experiences.

Hotels score big in rugby tests

204-events-Lions-v-Wallabies-MelbourneAccor's hotels across New South Wales saw record occupancy with Lions and Wallabies fans turning out in their droves to see the biggest rugby test on Australian soil since 2003.