News in Brief: Thursday July 25

News in Brief: Thursday July 25
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Marina Bay Sands in Singapore has launched a range of incentives and choices to meeting planners when hosting guests at the resort.

Among the offers is the Meet and Stay Package, available until December 31, which offers hotel rates of S$375 per person for groups with a minimum 20 people. The rate includes a one-night stay, a working lunch, morning and afternoon coffeee with snacks as well as complimentary use of meeting facilities. Bookings must be made by November 15.

In addition, the resort has launched the Marina Bay Sands Meetings Concierge app which allows organisrs to update event schedules and make announcements to attendees.


The Stamford Plaza Adelaide is offering meeting planners the chance to conference for free in July, August and September.

Bookings of 10 guestrooms or more will receive a special room rate of $160 and a full day conference for free.


Accor has reported a sell out for its Melbourne property's as soccer fans flood to the city for tonight's clash between Melbourne Victory and Liverpool FC at the Melbourne Cricket Ground.

The firm has 4,700 rooms in the Melbourne CBD.


Singapore Airlines will boost its India services with a third daily flight to capital New Delhi from the northern winter operating season.

The additional service, to commence from October 27, will also be operated by Boeing 777 aircraft and will take the combined total of Singapore Airlines and SilkAir services to India to 107 per week.


Travellers flying from Australia to other destinations worldwide via Guangzhou can now stay in the Chinese city for 72 hours visa-free in a new move which brings it in line with Beijing and Shanghai.

Australia is one of 45 countries granted the 72 hour visa-free status under the move.

China Southern Airlines general manager Australia, Henry He, described it as "wonderful news".

"It makes it easier for international travellers to stop over in our wonderful hub city," he said.

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