Gabriele Pezzimenti

Conferences

Africa Down Under slammed for completely white speaker list

The organisers of this event have copped a flogging from the Twitter community after distributing a list of speakers for an African mining conference which appears to include zero Africans.

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Hotels

Hilton becomes first major hotel company to offer new booking experience for connecting rooms

Hilton has one-upped its rivals with a new offering that would even have Conrad cheering from his grave.

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Business

“It has been a challenging and very rewarding period”: BECA chair steps down

There’s been a big change in the BECA boardroom, and we’re not talking about the new Venetian blinds.

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Destinations

Victoria to remove 25km travel limit as part of eased restrictions

Light is slowly appearing at the end of what has turned out to be a very long tunnel for Victorians.

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Events

Brisbane moves one step closer to securing 2032 Olympics

After the Maroons’ dismal performance last week, at least this will give Queenslanders something to cheer about.

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Hotels

Accor kickstarts massive local recruitment drive, launches city-focused campaign

Fancy a gig at the French hospitality giant? Well, it might be time to update the old CV, with more than 1,000 vacant roles waiting to be filled.

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Events

Wet Gucci bags, a medical emergency and “men peeing everywhere”: Luxe Whitsundays lunch ends in disaster

The coveted event, which Tourism Whitsundays partnered on, was reportedly cut short by an hour-and-a-half following a medical emergency.

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Events

Fashion Week Event Called Out For Wheelchair Runway Fail

It wouldn’t be a Fashion Week without controversy. This time, however, it’s got nothing to do with everybody not eating.

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Hotels

Newcastle’s first five-star hotel opens its doors

The hotel is in the city’s iconic Roundhouse building, meaning the hotel bar has a 360-degree view of Newcastle’s skyline, which could prove problematic for those looking for the exit after a few cocktails.

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Travel Agents

FCM rolls out global net-zero carbon offsetting program

Meanwhile, The Nibbler has upped its sustainability credentials with some new office recycling bins. The old ones were getting pretty gross.

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Exhibitions

Get Local expands footprint at ICC Sydney to meet demand

Just like the waistline of The Nibbler’s editor during winter, Get Local is expanding ahead of its July arrival.

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Hotels

Underworld figure at centre of AFP’s biggest criminal sting outed as hotel owner

An Australian fugitive who unwittingly helped the AFP execute a three-year global operation has been revealed as the owner of a boutique hotel.

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