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Travel Agents

CTM suffers half-year profit slump, warns of coronavirus impact on FY20 performance

by Huntley Mitchell

We assumed the smile on Jamie Pherous’ face in the accompanying photo has turned to a frown following CTM’s bleak half-yearly results.

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Business

STUDY: Human connections key to better business events

Admittedly, this study arrived in our inbox a couple of weeks ago, but we still thought it was worth a run.

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The Big Cheese

The Big Cheese with Crowne Plaza Sydney Coogee Beach’s Gareth Long

This week, we caught up with Gareth Long, area general manager at Crowne Plaza Sydney Coogee Beach, who wishes he met his wife 10 years ealier. Awww.

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Venues

Club Med achieves record MICE growth, welcomes new team members

Meeting & Events by Club Med has announced three new hires on top of yet another year of record growth.

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Events

AIME 2020 wrap: New Cvent research, Saxton Speakers hits the stage, delegates go surfing, + MORE!

Missed AIME? Lucky for you, we’ve wrapped up some of the event highlights so you can trick your colleagues into believing you went.

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Events

Major events scrapped as industry feels impact of coronavirus

Convention centres and international conferences are feeling the impact of the global coronavirus outbreak. Find out which events have been cancelled here.

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Hotels

Event Hospitality & Entertainment forms JV with budget hotel group

Without giving too much away, this story is a ‘Jucy’ one. However, that’s not to say it’s full of pips.

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Destinations

Hawai‘i Tourism Oceania to host first MICE roadshow since 2016

HTO is heading on the road next month to spruik its MICE credentials and hand out free trips to Hawaii for everyone. Actually, we made that last one up.

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Conferences

Sussan sued over “humiliating” conference incident involving Kylie Minogue impersonator

Sussan has been levelled an $800,000 lawsuit by a former employee, who alleges he was coerced into dancing with a Kylie Minogue impersonator at a company event.

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Technology

The Hotel Network targets SMEs with new booking portal

THN has expanded its corporate tech offering which targets SMEs… that is, small- to medium-sized enterprises. Not subject matter experts, as originally reported by The Nibbler.

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Aviation

Qantas targets another Rex-serviced route with new Sydney-Orange flights

by Christian Fleetwood

You’d assume the stress ball on the desk of Rex’s boss would be getting a fair workout thanks to this latest move from Qantas.

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Destinations

Dymocks boss to lead Destination NSW

You can expect to see a few more books on the reception coffee table at Destination NSW headquarters after this left-field hire.

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