Monday, December 18, 2017

Industry

Legislation is Choking Coastal Development

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In response to recent media reports regarding the potential stifling of the Yeppoon foreshore redevelopment by the state government’s coastal management plan legislation, Capricorn Enterprise has re-iterated its commitment to lobbying the necessary state members and ministers to ensure one of its seven priority projects for the region comes to fruition.

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Soaring Dollar Spurs Aussies to Travel Further

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The strength of the Australian dollar compared to other currencies is boosting Australians’ ability and desire to travel further, according to the findings from the latest MasterCard survey on Consumer Purchasing Priorities – Travel.

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Interest Rate Hold Positive for Tourism

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“Steady interest rates will be a positive sign for the tourism industry, especially if it takes the pressure off disposable income in time for our peak holiday season, said Tony Charters, the convenor of the inaugural Tourism and Events Excellence conference in Melbourne, 5 – 7 September.

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China – Good and Bad News

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There was a sharp 24% climb in the number of Chinese visitors to Australia last year, when just under half a million tourists arrived from the Asian superpower. That number is expected to increase 20% this year, according to Tourism Australia.

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Palazzo Versace MICE Business Soars

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Palazzo Versace Gold Coast continues to see a strong rise in meetings, incentives, conferences and events following the introduction of creative new meeting spaces; a talented MICE focused sales team; inspiring event accessories which can be added-on to event packages; and a popular business is back in black… gold… turquoise bookers incentive.

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