News in Brief: Thursday August 22

News in Brief: Thursday August 22
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Adelaide Convention Centre has become a signatory to the FluoroCycle Scheme, which seeks to encourage greater take up of light recycling in the commercial and industrial sectors.

The Centre announced its commitment to the scheme at an event it hosted recently to mark the handover of the previously government funded scheme to Lighting Council Australia by Federal Parliamentary Secretary for Environment and Urban Water, The Hon Amanda Rishworth, MP.


Quest Serviced Apartments has opened a new property in the centre of Wodonga on the border of New South Wales and Victoria, in response to "booming" business conditions in the area.

The 80-apartment property aims to cater to the accommodation and conferencing needs of the growing number of business travellers to the region.


Confirmation that China Southern will increase its Brisbane service to daily is an endorsement of Queensland's tourism industry, according to the Tourism and Transport Forum.

"The new daily service will add more than 33,000 seats each year and more visitors mean more jobs and greater spending across the state on accommodation, entertainment, dining, shopping, transport and more," chief executive Ken Morrison said.

The increase, effective from November 21, represents a 75% increase in capacity on the Guangzhou-Brisbane route.


Jordan Tourism Board has launched a new food website as it expands its range of tourism products to cater to more niches and markets.

The website aims to promote Jordan as a gastronomic destination for foodie travellers.


The number of passengers travelling in premium class cabins climbed just over 4% in June, latest figures from the International Air Transport Association have shown.

 The growth is higher than the 3.2% increase recorded in the first half of 2013 but behind the 4.8% rise in 2012.

IATA said the June figure has "helped contain any further loss in [premium cabin] share" after a "slight dip" in recent months as economic confidence wavered.

The aviation governing body added that the outlook for July was more encouraging with indications of an improvement in business confidence and export orders.

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