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BEIA backs Kiwi National Party’s plan to fund premiums for event insurance cover

Jacinda Ardern’s opposition has come up with a clever ploy to get the business events industry onside by promising to help out with insurance costs.

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Venues

“Bucket list” venue Melbourne Sky Bar sets opening date

Fancy sipping a cocktail or noshing down on five-star cuisine amongst the clouds? This swanky new venue is just the ticket for your next lavish event.

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Destinations

Singapore reveals when it will start welcoming fully-vaxxed Aussie travellers

The move by the Singapore government doesn’t come as much of a surprise, but it’s a very welcome one nonetheless!

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Destinations

Tourism Australia chair Bob East steps down

Bob East’s EA is currently breathing a sigh of relief after the industry veteran stepped down from one of his many board roles.

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Hotels

IHG continues Victorian expansion with Holiday Inn Dandenong

The hotel company is continuing to conquer suburban and regional Victoria with this latest signing. However, that’s not to say its efforts involve tanks or cavalry soldiers in funny hats.

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Exhibitions

Sri Lanka launches inaugural virtual MICE expo

Find out all you need to know about hosting at the Pearl of the Indian Ocean by attending Sri Lanka’s inaugural Virtual MICE Expo in December.

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Hotels

W Brisbane appoints new hotel manager, marketing boss and chef de cuisine

As the saying goes, all good things come in threes. Unless, of course, we’re talking about baseball strikes.

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Destinations

NSW launches ‘Event Saver Fund’ and ‘Festival Relaunch’ package as part of $530m injection into tourism and events

The state government’s tourism and events revival plan will pump $150 million into the recovery of major events, and dedicate $50 million to rural happenings.

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Events

Tech festival Pause Fest cancelled indefinitely due to lack of Victorian govt support

The Victorian government’s refusal to support the annual event has stopped it dead in its tracks after 11 years.

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The Big Cheese

Life in the time of COVID-19 with Hilton’s Paul Hutton

We covered a lot in our chat with Hilton’s boss for Australasia – even his music tastes. Just don’t play house or rap tunes around him, though.

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Venues

The Grounds unveils new neighbouring venues

The company behind some of Sydney’s most Instagrammable spots is launching a new site with two polar opposite venues, so choose your favourite filter before events kick off again.

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Technology

Google can now estimate carbon emissions for almost all flights

Do you always feel bad for the environment whenever you hop on a plane? Reduce that guilt with this handy new tool from Google.

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