Category: Oceania

Air New Zealand wins international diversity and inclusion award

Air New Zealand has been awarded the inaugural Diversity and Inclusion Team Award at the 2019 International Air Transport Association (IATA) Annual General Meeting held in Seoul, Korea. The award internationally recognises Air New Zealand as leading the way for diversity and inclusion in the aviation industry, by implementing positive and tangible change in the […]

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Sunshine Coast Convention Centre officially opens at Novotel Twin Waters Resort

Queensland Tourism Industry Development Minister Kate Jones officially opened the $10 million Sunshine Coast Convention Centre at Novotel Twin Waters Resort. Positioned on the grounds of the Novotel Twin Waters Resort, the convention centre has been purpose-built by Shakespeare Property Group who purchased the Resort in September 2018 for $100 million. Minister Jones was joined […]

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Vivid Sydney 2019 commences in Australia

Sydney will be awash with breathtaking colour and special effects for the upcoming 23 nights, with the lights officially turned on for Vivid Sydney by Premier Gladys Berejiklian on May 24. The largest event of light, music and ideas in the Southern Hemisphere will transform the city into a colourful showcase of illumination, sensational sounds […]

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Queensland and Uber partner to launch scUber, the world’s first rideshare submarine on the Great Barrier Reef

Queensland, Australia, in partnership with Uber, announced the launch of scUber, the world’s first rideshare submarine experience in the Great Barrier Reef. This once-in-a-lifetime experience will offer riders an unfiltered lens to Australia’s underwater icon. For a limited time only, scUber riders will gain exclusive access to the world’s largest ecosystem, renowned as a bio-diverse […]

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Tourism Australia wins Marketing Excellence Award in India

Tourism Australia’s marketing activities in India were recognised at the Times Travel Awards 2018 in Delhi recently winning the ‘Excellence in Marketing Initiative – International Tourism Board’ award. The winners were selected on work done over the last two years and recognise both consumer marketing as well as support for the distribution network. Some of […]

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Air New Zealand launches ‘Tiaki – Care for New Zealand’ in-flight entertainment channel

Air New Zealand has launched a dedicated ‘Tiaki – Care for New Zealand’ channel on its in-flight entertainment system aimed at educating visitors about travelling responsibly and safely in New Zealand. The new channel is now available on all of the airline’s international services and includes educational content from partners Tourism New Zealand and the […]

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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.  The hospitality giant brings its luxury lifestyle hospitality brand, Hyde to the Australian shores following Accor’s acquisition of a 50% stake in sbe in October 2018. Launched in March 2019, Hyde Paradiso, in Gold Coast, is […]

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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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