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Holiday Inn Sydney Central to be largest midscale hotel in Sydney’s pipeline

InterContinental Hotels Group and Linzhu have agreed to open the Holiday Inn Sydney Central in the city’s CBD. Adding 305 rooms in Sydney by 2020, the flagship hotel is the largest midscale property in the Sydney CBD pipeline and will embrace the joy of dining with its design-led restaurant, terrace bar and 120 seat meeting space. The hotel will be part …

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NTIA 2017: new venue and nominations now open

The Australian Federation of Travel Agents has formally announced that the brand new International Convention Centre, Sydney will be the host venue for the 2017 National Travel Industry Awards (NTIA). “If we thought the event couldn’t get any bigger, it just did,” said Jayson Westbury, AFTA chief executive. “The Gala Dinner location will be held in the purpose built International …

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Five-star hotel pays homage to archival beginnings

The site on which the luxury Pier One Hotel, Autograph Collection and surroundings sits, is an area of historical significance. Nestled in beautiful Walsh Bay on the outcrop of Dawes Point, this unique building floats upon the water in the shadows of the momentous Sydney Harbour Bridge and Opera House. Some of the first recorded interactions between early British settlers and …

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Industry stars take out 2016 Tourism Awards

The achievements of the state’s tourism industry were celebrated during a special ceremony at Luna Park Sydney to mark the 2016 NSW Tourism Awards. Minister for trade, tourism and major events Stuart Ayres said the awards showcase the state’s finest tourism operators helping to drive unprecedented visitor numbers. “NSW’s continuing tourism success story is capturing international attention. Thanks to the …

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3 world premieres, 4 Australian exclusives and an installation of 1.1 million balls

Exclusive to Sydney this Summer, the Cutaway at Barangaroo Reserve will be transformed into a surreal beach comprising 1.1 million translucent balls; the essence of Sydney will be distilled into a singular scent; and a team of contemporary dancers will perform an adrenaline-fuelled ‘soccer’ match as part of the eclectic line-up at Sydney Festival 2017. A strategic partnership between Destination …

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Oaks Hotels & Resorts observes rise in long stay traveller

The demand for long-stay, serviced apartment accommodation in Australia is continuing to swell, according to accommodation provider Oaks Hotels & Resorts, who observed a rise in extended stays (28+ days) across its portfolio, increasing by 23.77 percent in the 2015-16 financial year compared to the previous year. Particularly popular with the corporate traveller segment and those travelling regularly for business …

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10 don’t miss sessions at HotelsWorld 2016

HotelsWorld 2016, the region’s largest industry gathering for CEO’s and other accommodation leaders, comprises 40 sessions at 5 events in 3 days, with 130 speakers and over 500 delegates. Highlights of this year’s suite of events include the following sessions: • A discussion between Choe Peng Sum, CEO, Frasers Hospitality Group and Michael Issenberg, Chairman & CEO, AccorHotels Asia Pacific …

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