Vince Lombardo

Events

EEAA widens reach for this year’s IWD event

The association is celebrating International Women’s Day nice and early this year (tomorrow, in fact). Read on to find out how you can get involved.

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Destinations

Tourism Australia launches WeChat Mini Program to attract Chinese event planners

Tourism Australia is flexing the country’s business events muscle using one of the world’s most popular social media platforms.

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Travel Agents

FCM goes against the grain, and reaps the rewards

Flight Centre’s flagship global business travel division appears to be doing just fine weathering the COVID-19 storm.

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Conferences

Sydney picks up major conference and exhibition for creatives

Tech-savvy creatives will soon be flocking to Sydney for a blockbuster conference. However, that’s not to say they’ll all be behaving like seagulls.

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Events

Families left “traumatised” after funeral home mixes up bodies for second time

A funeral home in Sydney has left a family traumatised after mixing up two bodies. And it wasn’t the first time.

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Business

Reed Exhibitions hires boss for new sales analytics division

FUN FACT: Reed’s new sales analytics chief used to be a drummer on board two of Celebrity Cruises’ ships.

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Events

Brisvegas tapped as preferred host for 2032 Olympic Games

Crack a tinnie of XXXX Gold, because it looks like the Olympics might be coming to Queensland 32 years after Sydney’s hosting efforts.

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Conferences

Gold Coast scores first major conference since COVID hit

Much like HSC graduates during Schoolies Week, it looks like the business events sector is picking up on the Goldie.

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Destinations

GOOD NEWS: NSW and South Australia to ease restrictions on events and venues from Friday

The two states are getting back more of their swagger from Friday, with both announcing a swathe of changes for certain types of events and venues.

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Events

Folk singer cops fine after young son’s concert cameo deemed child labour

Next time you plan an event overseas, you might want to check the ages of your performers, or you might cop charges for child labour.

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Hotels

Marriott names new CEO and president

After the unexpected death of Arne Sorenson last week, Marriott has chosen who will succeed him.

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Hotels

Worrying signs for Crown Resorts, with royal commission announced into Melbourne casino

by Huntley Mitchell

To make matters worse for Crown, the company suffered a $120.9 million loss in the first half of FY21.

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