Wednesday, October 18, 2017

Events

Mantra vows to close gap on gender inequality

Its latest data showed that the accommodation group sits above the industry average for female employees and that an influx of women in management has boosted gender equality in senior roles. 61 percent of Mantra Group’s 4,500+ Australian team members are female – 9.2 percent higher than the industry average, according to the latest data from the Workplace Gender Equality …

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Positive funding initiative for regional NSW, says AAoA

Dispersal of visitors to regions will be impacted by the NSW government’s new “Regional Growth – Environment and Tourism Fund”, according to the Accommodation Association of Australia. However, AAoA said there are still shortcomings in regional tourism which, if addressed, have the potential to create higher levels of employment outside of metropolitan areas. “The NSW government’s regional tourism fund is …

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IHG appoints Rajit Sukumaran as chief development officer in AMEA

InterContinental Hotels Group has announced the appointment of Rajit Sukumaran to the role of Chief Development Officer in the Asia, Middle East and Africa (AMEA) region. IHG has an established reputation as a valued partner for successful hotel owners and investors globally and currently operates across nearly 40 countries and territories in AMEA. In his new role, Rajit will head …

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Event planning tips at Metro Mirage Hotel Newport’s Autumn Business Expo

Boutique waterfront 4-star hotel, The Metro Mirage Hotel Newport, is hosting its annual Business Expo on Friday 31st March from 2pm – 5pm to showcase the property, its conference and function facilities and let attendees enjoy a small taste of what Pittwater has to offer. Meeting planners, event organisers and executive assistants will have the opportunity to view the hotel’s …

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2016 Qantas Australian Tourism Awards announced

Northern Territory tourism operators have dazzled in front of their home crowd, winning seven awards at the 2016 Qantas Australian Tourism Awards held at the Darwin Convention Centre tonight. Territory operators took home two gold awards, two silver and three bronze. Minister for Tourism and Culture Lauren Moss congratulated the winners on their achievements and reiterated the importance of the …

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SiteMinder makes two key appointments as it looks to take business to the next level

Five months into its 10th anniversary, SiteMinder announced two key appointments to its C-suite: Ken Aoyama and David Jaros, both renowned leaders in their fields, to the respective roles of chief product officer (CPO) and chief marketing officer (CMO) with immediate effect. The appointments, based in SiteMinder’s Sydney head office, conclude a two-year string of investments into the company’s global leadership …

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Pan Pacific Hotels Group announced as exclusive NTIA sponsor

The Australian Federation of Travel Agents has welcomed Pan Pacific Hotels Group to the list of 2017 National Travel Industry Award (NTIA) sponsors. Pan Pacific Hotels Group owns and manages over 30 hotels around the world, with the group comprised of two acclaimed brands: “Pan Pacific” and “PARKROYAL”. “Pan Pacific”, including Pan Pacific Perth is a leading brand in Asia …

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AccorHotels announces new general manager appointments

AccorHotels is pleased to announce the following new appointments in Australia: Monique Harmer has been appointed general manager, Pullman Cairns International & Novotel Oasis Cairns, her first appointment with the AccorHotels Network. Monique has a strong hotel background having worked with the InterContinental Hotel Group since 2003 and has been general manager at the Crowne Plaza and Holiday Inn chains …

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Sydney’s Tank Stream Hotel appoints new business development manager

Sydney’s newest international hotel, The Tank Stream Hotel, has appointed Nigel Myers as their new business development manager. Previously Nigel was guest relations manager at the hotel. Nigel brings a wealth of hotel experience to the new BDM position, having previously worked in management positions at a range of Sydney hotels including Pullman Hyde Park, Travelodge and Stamford Plaza Sydney …

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Sydney’s most enviable address for world-class meetings & events?

With luxury woven throughout every space, one ofs Sydney’s most anticipated hotel opening of 2017, Sofitel Sydney Darling Harbour Hotel, artfully combines French elegance and sophistication with local culture, in order to curate exceptional meetings and events. Located directly opposite Sydney’s brand new International Convention Centre, Sofitel Sydney Darling Harbour Hotel will be the most in-demand hotel for guests to …

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