Saturday, December 16, 2017

Events

Sunshine Coast helps out Whitsundays in wake of Cyclone Debbie

“The show must go on,” declared the organisers of the Panalitix Accountants’ Conference, who were in the final planning stages for their annual conference when Cyclone Debbie smashed into the Whitsundays making it impossible for Hamilton Island to host the 400-delegate event later this month. Using hashtags such as #nevertoolate #stillgonnabeawesome #debbiedidhammo, the organisers informed delegates of the change of …

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TripAdvisor names Qantas as the best airline in Australia

TripAdvisor, announced the winners of its first annual Travellers’ Choice awards for airlines, recognising Qantas as the top airline in Australia and Emirates as the world favourite. The awards honour 50 airlines overall, including top lists for the World, Europe, North America, the Middle East and Africa; as well as 16 regional winners. The awards also highlight top airlines by …

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Queensland comes out on top in Hotels.com Loved by Guests Awards 2017

Thirty-seven hotels in Australia have been revealed as the country’s ultimate hotel hotspots, according to the Hotels.com Loved by Guests Awards 2017, where the hotel guests are the judges. If it was a State of Origin clash, Queensland would win fair and square with sixteen hotels across the sunshine state scooping a Loved by Guests gold award. New South Wales …

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Japan National Tourism Organization Sydney welcomes new executive director

Japan National Tourism Organization (JNTO) Sydney Office has welcomed a new executive director to head up the team, with Kana Wakabayashi taking over from Mariko Tatsumi. Wakabayashi, who hails from JNTO’s head office in Japan, has moved from Tokyo to Sydney to take up her second overseas posting. “I’m excited to build on the momentum of my predecessors to show …

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AVPartners appoints Mitch Tucker a Sofitel Gold Coast Broadbeach managing partner

Audiovisual company AVPartners appointed Mitch Tucker as Managing Partner at Sofitel Gold Coast Broadbeach where he will deliver unique and creative conferences, corporate events and meetings at the premium Queensland venue. Mr Tucker started his career in Brisbane working for various event production companies delivering festival and event production. This experience gave him the necessary understanding and stamina to move …

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Little National wins big property award

Doma Group’s Little National Hotel in Barton has taken home the Property Council of Australia’s ACT Development of the Year award. Doma Group, led by Jure Domazet, was presented with the ACT Development of the Year award at a cocktail reception at the National Gallery of Australia this evening. “Little National has reinvented the affordable luxury market in Canberra with …

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Mantra announces recent promotions and appointments

Ongoing training and leadership programs offered to Mantra Group team members has aided in a number of internal movements within the Group’s management team across its portfolio of Peppers, Mantra and BreakFree properties. Alana Friend has recently been appointed Operations Manager for Mantra on Northbourne, Canberra. Since joining the Group, Alana has held both Front Office Manager roles at Peppers …

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Pullman & ibis Brisbane Airport on track for 1 October 2017 opening

Lord mayor of Brisbane, Graham Quirk officially toured the grounds of Pullman and ibis Brisbane Airport and said the 5 and 3.5-star hotels will give a significant boost to the local economy as well as act as a premier gateway to further exploration in the Sunshine State. Construction of Pullman and ibis Brisbane Airport and the adjoining 300-seat conference centre …

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Who’s playing Easter games with guests?

Easter is rapidly approaching, so the NSW Crown Holiday Parks (NSWCHPT) group has decided to offer a ‘Kids Stay Free’ package over the April School Holidays across its 36 NSW Holiday Parks. Are any other providers doing similar things to attract families over the holiday weekend? Comment and let us know what you have planned for guests over the holidays! …

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One year until the commonwealth games: tourism hopes run high

With one year to go until the start of the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games, Mantra Group chief executive officer Bob East is predicting Queensland tourism will hit a record high after the Games. Mr East said reputation built up during the event will help to attract record numbers of tourists to the state. “The Commonwealth Games will provide a …

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