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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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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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Events

Sydney-based events company goes under

by Huntley Mitchell

The parent company of a business events operation based on Sydney’s Northern Beaches has gone into liquidation, with its remaining assets now for sale.

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The Big Cheese

The Big Cheese with Cvent Australia’s Chela Evans

This week, we caught up with Cvent Australia’s director of sales on The Big Cheese couch.

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Events

Melbourne promoter apologises for “racist” coronavirus event

A Melbourne promoter has apologised for organising an event that would have profited from the ongoing coronavirus health crisis.

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Venues

Crown restaurant linked to celebrity chef found out for underpaying staff millions

A Melbourne restaurant linked to a celebrity chef has reportedly cheated workers out of $4.5 million.

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Aviation

Qantas to double down on Kangaroo Island route

Qantas has wasted no time swallowing Rex’s adjacent capacity, following the regional carrier’s announcement to axe its Adelaide-to-Kangaroo Island service.

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Hotels

Ibis expands Indonesian portfolio with 185-room Java property

The new property features a grand ballroom, four “elegant” meeting rooms and a gigantic rooftop waterslide. Okay, we may have made the last one up.

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Hotels

Welcome to the first all-digital hotel

Imagine being able to set the temperature, lighting and meal preferences for your hotel room before even stepping foot in it. Well, imagine no more because the future has just arrived.

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Aviation

Virgin Australia to withdraw Hong Kong services

Virgin Australia’s turbulent time in the Hong Kong market is set to end amid ongoing civil unrest and growing concerns over the coronavirus outbreak.

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Destinations

LVCA finishes 2019 strong with record number of convention attendees

Have you recently noticed staff from the Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority walking around with puffed-out chests? Discover the cause here.

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