Destinations

Destination Gold Coast names new CEO

Do you recall Annaliese Battista’s shock resignation from Destination Gold Coast back in August? Well, meet her replacement.

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Events

Event organisers fined after cops discover 150 partygoers in Sydney military bunker

The bunker is located in a heavily forested area, so for locals to have heard the partygoers, we reckon it must have been some shindig.

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Hotels

Crown Resorts’ Barangaroo casino opening delayed after money laundering admission

The company’s money laundering bombshell has thrown its Crown Sydney opening plans into absolute disarray. Wade through the mess right here.

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Destinations

New Zealand’s business events industry body gets a new name

The organisation appears to have had a bit of a board cleanout as well, with plenty of fresh faces occupying the empty chairs.

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Hotels

Crowne Plaza returns to Adelaide with grand opening

Brimo even shined his special ribbon-snipping scissors to mark the occasion, which is pretty bloody special if you ask us.

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Technology

Flight Centre’s corporate brands launch new travel policy tool

Want a tighter, more cost-efficient travel policy for your business? Get your paws on FCM and Corporate Traveller’s new online travel policy benchmarking tool.

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Destinations

What South Australia’s new “circuit breaker” restrictions mean for the MICE industry

South Australia is desperately trying to keep a lid on the growing COVID-19 outbreak in Adelaide, introducing a number of tough new restrictions.

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Events

Teen boys fake wedding in attempt to throw formal after-party with 150 people

Two best friends from an elite Sydney high school recently hatched an elaborate plan to get married so they could throw a formal after-party with more than 30 guests.

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Aviation

New Virgin Australia CEO unveils airline’s future direction, as administrators offer parting remarks

Wondering what Jayne Hrdlicka and Bain Capital really have planned for Virgin now that the airline has taxied its way out of administration? All is revealed here.

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Business

Expressions of interest now being accepted for federal govt’s $50m Business Events Grants program

In need of a funding boost to kick-start your business events in 2021? Mark this story as a ‘must read’.

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Hotels

New Rydges airport hotel pops up on the Gold Coast

This hotel has got some serious luxe beach shack vibes. You’d almost expect to find sand trailed through the halls and wet towels draped over the furniture, but we imagine that’s not very COVID-safe.

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Events

EEAA announces deets for end-of-year events, names awards finalists

Wanna find out if you were nominated for one of the EEAA’s iconic Awards for Excellence? You may want to check this list, just in case they forgot to email you.

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Macao, China

MACAO is one of Asia’s must see destinations. Now known as one of the world’s most exciting destinations for all styles of travel, for its mind blowing landscapes of centuries old architecture and local cuisine, to the newly formed hotels and resorts that provide world-class entertainment and shows plus world-firsts in family attractions that cannot be found in neighbouring cities.