Julia Swanson

Technology

Stay connected while working from home with a virtual lip sync battle!

Still reeling from the news of Eurovision’s cancellation? Create your very own remote office version with this new experience.

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Venues

“Completely heartbroken”: Justin Hemmes’ letter to Merivale guests

Aussie entrepreneur and Merivale CEO Justin Hemmes has penned an emotional letter to guests in the wake of new venue restrictions to combat the COVID-19 outbreak.

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Technology

Conference call calamity! Woman accidentally leaves laptop camera on during loo break

By now you’re probably all home self-isolating, so here’s a valuable lesson in how not to partake in the dreaded work conference call.

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Venues

ICC Sydney’s Geoff Donaghy on dealing with the now and preparing for the future

by Geoff Donaghy

The boss of ICC Sydney has revealed the measures it has put in place to take care of staff and wider industry amid the COVID-19 crisis.

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Venues

Exhibition centre to become 4,000-bed hospital for COVID-19 patients

by Christian Fleetwood

It’s usually reserved for massive conventions, but this world-renowned venue will next week open as a 4,000-bed medical unit to help treat coronavirus patients.

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Tourism

Tokyo 2020 Olympics officially postponed

by Christian Fleetwood

It seemed inevitable, and now the 2020 Summer Olympics have officially been postponed.

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Aviation

Virgin to stand down 8,000 staff as domestic capacity cut by 90 per cent

The capacity reduction includes the immediate suspension of Tigerair Australia’s domestic services.

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Hotels

AHA teams up with union to help save hospitality jobs

Fair Work has approved a string of changes to the Hospitality Industry General Award designed to keep hospo workers in jobs while their industry struggles.

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Events

The Women in Travel Awards 2020 are still on! Have you submitted your entry?

Have you abandoned your WIT Awards entry out of fear the event won’t be going ahead? Well, you might want to get working on your submission again!

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Hotels

Marriott CEO delivers emotional message in response to COVID-19

by Christian Fleetwood

Arne Sorenson was brought to tears delivering a candid message on some of the hard choices he’s had to make in response to the coronavirus pandemic.

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Events

Business events industry losing $2.5bn per month due to COVID-19: BECA

The Business Events Council of Australia has flagged the need for immediate support due to extraordinary losses being accrued across the industry.

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Events

Tourism Australia confirms cancellation of ATE20

Tourism Australia has today confirmed the cancellation of its flagship trade event showcase, which was due to take place in May.

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