News in Brief: Tuesday August 27

News in Brief: Tuesday August 27
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MCI Australia has made it to the finals of the Banksia Sustainability Awards in the small to medium business category of the national awards series.

The winners will be announced at a gala presentation on Wednesday October 9 at Sydney Convention and Exhibition Centre.


A new Association Development Program (ADP) from the Malaysia Convention & Exhibition Bureau aims to support the development of the nation’s associations and their potential for hosting international conventions in Malaysia.

 Under the plan, members can access association management seminars, conference planning seminars, bid support and international engagements.


Malaysia Airlines will ramp up the frequency of its Melbourne-Kuala Lumpur service to 21 weekly flights, with the announcement of an additional A330-300 daily service on the route.

The rise takes effect on November 21.


Accor has launched its new spa brand, Vie Spa, which will replace its Mii Spa concept in both label and colour scheme.

The new spa offering will include tailormade treatments in various hotels across the country.


As of September 1, 2013, Air Tahiti Nui’s new contact details will change.

The new toll-free number in Australia for agency sales support enquiries is now 1300 657 190, during AET/AEST business hours.

The airline is currently ramping up their presence in the region, adding a Tuesday service from Auckland to Papeete. 


Under a new deal, Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide has extended its exclusive partnership with Cirque du Soleil to become the official hospitality and accommodations supplier for its Asia Pacific Michael Jackson THE IMMORTAL World Tour shows.


Jeff Blaszkowski has joined the team at InterContinental Sanctuary Cove Resort as business development manager – golf, sporting and leisure.

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