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New executive boosts Sydney's MICE industry

New executive boosts Sydney's MICE industry

Bringing more than 30 years’ experience to the table, a new member has joined the Executive Team of Sydney, Australia’s International Convention Centre (ICC).

Doha to Adelaide: Now nonstop on Qatar Airways

Doha to Adelaide: Now nonstop on Qatar Airways

The city of Adelaide today welcomed the first Qatar Airways flight to arrive at its international airport from Doha, Qatar.

Tour dates announced for Arsenal FC visit to Sydney

Tour dates announced for Arsenal FC visit to Sydney

SYDNEY, Australia - Arsenal football fans can begin planning their trip to Sydney and NSW, with the team announcing the match dates for their two-game tour in 2017.

New Zealand Tourism wins Amway China's $50 million business incentive

New Zealand Tourism wins Amway China's $50 million business incentive

WELLINGTON, New Zealand - New Zealand Prime Minister and Minister of Tourism John Key today confirmed that Amway China has chosen Queenstown for its 2018 Leadership Seminar.

Fiji Airways announces record profit

Fiji Airways announces record profit

NADI, Fiji - The Fiji Airways Group has had another record year of growth, announcing profits before tax of $70.2m FJD for the fiscal year which ended 31st December 2015.

Ambassador of Tajikistan: Tourism is the key

Ambassador of Tajikistan: Tourism is the key

Agha Iqrar Haroon, Dispatch News Desk

ISLAMABAD, Pakistan – During an interview with the Ambassador of Tajikistan, Sherali Saidamir Jononove maintained that Tajikistan would become the only country to connect Central Asia with ...

Solomon Islands records solid visitor arrival increase for 2015

Solomon Islands records solid visitor arrival increase for 2015

HONIARA, Solomon Islands - Rounding out a positive year for the Solomon Islands tourism fortunes, officially released figures this week show international visitation for the period January – ...

BSP to sponsor 2016 South Pacific Tourism Exchange

BSP to sponsor 2016 South Pacific Tourism Exchange

South Pacific Tourism

Bank of South Pacific (BSP) has partnered with the South Pacific Tourism Exchange (SPTE) as the major sponsor for a regional event to be held at Australia’s Gold Coast in May.

WYSE Exchange Australia Youth Travel Conference kicks off

WYSE Exchange Australia Youth Travel Conference kicks off

WYSE

The WYSE conference kicked-off early in Australia with B2B workshop appointments, pairing international buyers with leading Australian operators involved in the inbound youth and backpacker travel ...

QF9 : Official Statement by Qantas Airways

QF9 : Official Statement by Qantas Airways

Qantas Airways issued this statement after an incident with QF 9 this morning on route from Melbourne to Dubai.

International Convention Center Sydney makes key tech appointment

International Convention Center Sydney makes key tech appointment

SYDNEY, Australia - Visitors to International Convention Center Sydney (ICC Sydney) are set to experience world class audio visual (AV) technologies backed by unparalleled technical expertise with ...

QF9: Was Qantas A380 in serious trouble over Sydney?

QF9 is now safe! Engine problem forced return of A380 to Sydney QF9: Was Qantas A380 in serious trouble over Sydney?

UPDATE: According to latest tweets received, Qantas QF9 is descending and on a final approach to Sydney.

QF9 is approaching R34L ... near waypoint SIZZL ... descending normally through 2900 ...

Samoa: Tourist center Matautu Wharf evacuated after tanker fire

Samoa: Tourist center Matautu Wharf evacuated after tanker fire

Matautu Wharf is the gateway for cruise ships entering Samoa, and a busy area with tourists enjoying the many bars and restaurant present.

Fiji encourages tourists not to cancel their trips

Fiji encourages tourists not to cancel their trips

SUVA, Fiji - Significant marketing programs conducted in tourist markets have been a good platform to encourage visitors not to cancel their holidays.

Earthquake strikes off north coast of New Guinea

Earthquake strikes off north coast of New Guinea

A 6.1 magnitude struck off the north coast of New Guinea at a depth of 14 kilometers at 19:24:57 UTC today, April 1, 2016.

New leaders for International Association of Professional Congress Organizers

New leaders for International Association of Professional Congress Organizers

Jan Tonkin, managing director of Auckland-based The Conference Company, will today take up the presidency of the International Association of Professional Congress Organizers.

Gold Coast Tourism reveals April Fools' prank

Gold Coast Tourism reveals April Fools' prank

A storm was brewing this morning as Gold Coast Tourism played an April Fools' joke on Kiwi travelers who are well known for bringing the bad weather with them.

James Hogan: Etihad Equity Investment model protects and promotes competition

James Hogan: Etihad Equity Investment model protects and promotes competition

Etihad Airways’ equity investment model has created a new force in global air travel, which protects and promotes competition, said the airline’s President and Chief Executive Officer, James ...

Ministerial debate with the private sector on Pacific Island Tourism in Guam

Ministerial debate with the private sector on Pacific Island Tourism in Guam

The Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA), in partnership with the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO), will hold the PATA/UNWTO Ministerial Debate on Pacific Island Tourism in Guam, USA, on May ...

Australian government issues second highest travel warnings for Ankara and Istanbul

Australian government issues second highest travel warnings for Ankara and Istanbul

Traveling to Ankara or Istanbul, Turkey? The Australian government did not think this is a good idea and on Thursday warned against traveling because of the terrorist threat.

International buyers heading Down Under for youth travel event

International buyers heading Down Under for youth travel event

WYSETC

The inbound youth market to Australia for the year ending 2015 saw 595,938 backpacker arrivals and 458,589 education arrivals with a combined total spend in Australia of over AUD 8 billion* ...

Seatrade Cruise Global: Eight South Pacific tourism boards attending

Seatrade Cruise Global: Eight South Pacific tourism boards attending

Eight regional tourism organizations and government bodies, along with respective tour operators, port authorities, and shipping agencies, are being represented at the Seatrade Cruise Global ...

Expanded Vivid Sydney line-up shines in 2016

Expanded Vivid Sydney line-up shines in 2016

SYDNEY, Australia - The longest ever Vivid Sydney will shine for 23 nights when it illuminates Sydney Harbour, new and much-loved precincts, and hosts vibrant music performances and big ideas ...

Hawaiian Airlines celebrates third anniversary of Auckland service

Hawaiian Airlines celebrates third anniversary of Auckland service

HONOLULU, Hawaii - Hawaiian Airlines, Hawaii's largest and longest-serving airline, this week celebrates its third anniversary of service between Auckland and Honolulu International Airports.

Diplomat: Fiji can attract more Chinese tourists if "certain things were done"

Diplomat: Fiji can attract more Chinese tourists if "certain things were done"

SUVA, Fiji - Fiji can attract more Chinese tourists into the country but for this to happen, certain mechanisms need to be in place.

WYSE Exchange Australia 2016: A stellar program at Youth Tourism Conference in Sydney

WYSE Exchange Australia 2016: A stellar program at Youth Tourism Conference in Sydney

SYDNEY, Australia - WYSE Travel Confederation in partnership with Destination NSW and supported by the Backpacker Operators Association NSW (BOA NSW), invites the Australian youth travel industry ...

No report of injuries or damages after Samoa earthquake

No report of injuries or damages after Samoa earthquake

A 6.2 magnitude earthquake has struck off the Samoa islands, Geoscience Australia and the US Geological Survey (USGS) reported, adding that the epicenter of the quake is about 200 km from Apia, ...

South Pacific Tourism pledges support for women’s programs

South Pacific Tourism pledges support for women’s programs

SPTO

The South Pacific Tourism Organization (SPTO) today pledged to include more developmental women’s programs in its work in the region.

ICC Sydney on track for December opening as exhibition center takes shape

ICC Sydney on track for December opening as exhibition center takes shape

SYDNEY, Australia - ICC Sydney received a visit from NSW Premier Mike Baird and Minister for Transport and Infrastructure Andrew Constance today to celebrate a major milestone in the delivery of ...

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