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Hotels

Longest-running CEO of any major hotel company calls time on career

BWH Hotel Group’s longtime president and CEO is retiring, with an Esky, BBQ tongs and Big Mouth Billy Bass Singing Fish mooted as possible leaving gifts.

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Venues

Scottish venue to use dancers’ body heat as renewable power source

Are you a particularly sweaty dancer? You could be the latest answer to fighting climate change. Sort of.

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Destinations

Tasmania to make masks mandatory for events with 1,000 or more attendees

While the new measure may seem extreme to some Tasmanians, we Sydneysiders regard attending in-person events as a luxury.

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Events

Australian Event Awards 2021 ceremony to be held as series of “bite-sized” broadcasts

Given how long and tedious award ceremonies can be, we reckon this is a smart move by the organisers.

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Hotels

“Vaccinate staff or hotel industry will perish”, warns hotelier Dr Jerry Schwartz

Given he is also a qualified medical doctor, it’d be right to assume that Dr Schwartz knows what he’s talking about here.

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Events

EEAA continues to pave the industry’s recovery path with ‘Expert Power Sessions’

The association has been gathering experts from here, there and everywhere to help the industry over the COVID hump.

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Exhibitions

Sculpture by the Sea cancels 2021 event, moves Sculpture Conference to Perth

Much like the melted ice cream truck accompanying this article, the chances of Bondi hosting its annual outdoor sculpture exhibition have been quashed.

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Hotels

Bill Gates takes controlling stake in Four Seasons hotel chain with $3bn deal

Do you ever wonder what Bill does with his many billions? Well, apparently he invests it in luxe hotel chains.

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Exhibitions

Tourism Australia ambassador Chris Hemsworth goes off the “holiday here” script in new ad for Expo 2020 Dubai

It appears the Hollywood heartthrob has temporarily forgotten where his allegiance lies, fronting a big-budget ad for Dubai.

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Venues

Popular Aussie venue introduces mandatory vaccination policy for all staff

The venue’s eccentric owner used a story about traffic lights to illustrate his stance on vaccination. It’s well worth a read.

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Events

Marriott hosts largest in-person customer event since start of COVID pandemic

The ever-cautious folk over at Marriott have put their health and safety protocols to the test with this whopping event in Florida.

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Destinations

Tourism Whitsundays settles on new CEO

More than 100 applications were received for the top role at Tourism Whitsundays, but it was this guy’s CV that stood out.

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