News in Brief: Tuesday July 16

News in Brief: Tuesday July 16
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Business Events Victoria has unveiled a new resource designed to profile the state's regions to business events organisers.

The Regional Victoria Planner's Guide 2013/14 aims to strengthen the contribution of statewide business events to the state's economy, currently worth $1.2 billion. Last year, Business Eevents Victoria attracted a total of 25,800 delegate days and 10,883 delegate nights to regional Victoria.


Peppers Retreats in the Hunter Valley and Southern Highlands are offering exclusive use to conference groups seeking a "bespoke" private gathering.

All "Exclusive Use" conference options also include the services of a dedicated Peppers team, event manager and private chef.


A name change has become the final stage of a transformation process for Mercure's Sydney Airport property.

The property, located minutes from the international terminal, is now called Mercure Sydney International Airport following the refurbishment of its guest rooms.


Etihad has struck a codeshare agreement with Korean Air, bringing to 46 the number of codeshares operated by the Abu Dhabi-based carrier.

The first phase of the cooperation, which comes into effect on July 22, will see Korean Air place its KE code on daily Etihad flights between Seoul Incheon and Abu Dhabi.


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