Category: Oceania

Vivid Sydney 2019 enters a new decade of innovation and creativity

Vivid Sydney, the largest festival of light, music and ideas in the Southern Hemisphere, will ignite the Harbour City this winter from May 24 to June 15 as it enters a new decade of innovation and creativity with an inspiring and star-studded programme of events. Destination NSW CEO and Executive Producer – Vivid Sydney, Sandra […]

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Accor and sbe to launch iconic Hyde brand in Australia

Accor has chosen Australia as the first Asia Pacific market to expand its partnership with sbe outside of the U.S. and bring its luxury lifestyle hospitality brand, Hyde to its shores following Accor’s acquisition of a 50% stake in sbe in October 2018. Launched in March 2019, Hyde Paradiso, in Gold Coast, is a fashionable […]

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Tourism Fiji celebrates happiness with inaugural Bulanaires list

Timed with the 2019 International Day of Happiness on March 20, Tourism Fiji released its inaugural Bulanaires List; a global list of individuals who are rich in happiness. With global happiness on the decline, the tourism board has launched a campaign that addresses what we are all ultimately seeking. The initiative ties into the brand […]

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New South Wales gears up to host the biggest winter festival – Vivid Sydney

New South Wales (NSW) is hosting the widely acclaimed, biggest winter festival – Vivid Sydney. Ushering into its 11th year in 2019, Vivid Sydney is the world’s largest festival of light, music and ideas and the pinnacle of the annual Australian events calendar. Attracting 2.25 million attendees in 2018 and generating more than $172 million […]

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95% New Zealanders believe international tourism is good for New Zealand

According to the latest Mood of the Nation research, around 95% of New Zealanders agree international tourism is good for New Zealand. The Mood of the Nation research is undertaken by Kantar TNS on behalf of Tourism New Zealand and Tourism Industry Aotearoa twice a year (November and March) to measure New Zealanders’ perceptions of […]

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Tourism Australia collaborates with Shikhar Dhawan to promote destination

Tourism Australia has collaborated with Indian batsman Shikhar Dhawan to show his 11 million social media followers some of the amazing experiences on offer to holiday-makers Down Under. Shikhar’s advocacy will tie into the current UnDiscover Australia campaign which aims to show a different side to Australian travel and uncover experiences that travellers can enjoy […]

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AccorHotels ropes in Serena Williams as official ambassador; strikes three-year partnership with Tennis Australia

AccorHotels has announced two important new signings for the tennis world. Firstly, an exclusive new three-year deal with Tennis Australia as the exclusive hotel accommodation partner of the Australian Open, and secondly with the great Serena Williams as Official Ambassador for the Australian Open. “We are so excited to continue our relationship with Serena and […]

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Tourism Fiji launches brand revitalisation to bring ‘Bula Spirit’ to the World

Tourism Fiji’s excited to announce a revitalised global brand campaign ready to roll-out in 2019. Produced by Saatchi & Saatchi New Zealand, the refined campaign builds upon the destination’s current brand messaging – ‘Where Happiness Finds You’, while showcasing the breadth of experiences available to visitors. Independent research undertaken in Tourism Fiji’s key markets revealed […]

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South Pacific Tourism Organization partners with UNDP to implement SGD 14

The UN Development Programme (UNDP) and the South Pacific Tourism Organization (SPTO), in partnership with Beqa Adventure Divers (BAD), launched an initiative to mobilise tourism resources to implement SDG 14 (3). The ‘My Fiji Shark Initiative aims to promote the use of traditional knowledge, science and technology to advance sustainable management and marine conservation in […]

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New Zealand launches Tiaki Promise campaign to promote ecotourism

In a bid to promote sustainable tourism, New Zealand’s tourism industry has come together to launch a major initiative inviting visitors to care for its unique land and environment. Under the banner of Tiaki – Care for New Zealand, the industry has launched the Tiaki Promise, which actively encourages all visitors to experience New Zealand […]

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