• Melbourne gets a Pullman Hotel

    Published on : Tuesday, October 22, 2019

    Existing property in Melbourne has been transformed and re-branded into a new Pullman hotel. A US$ 20.61 million investment has been put into the property, formerly known as the Swanston Hotel Grand Mercure.     The official rebranding from Grand …

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  • Melbourne awarded ‘Oceania’s leading Meetings & Conference Destination 2019’ title

    Published on : Monday, October 14, 2019

    Melbourne awarded the ‘Oceania’s Leading Meetings & Conference Destination 2019’ title for the sixth time. Melbourne has scooped up the prestigious title ‘Oceania’s Leading Meetings & Conference Destination’ at the World Travel Awards 2019, consolidating its credentials as a leader …

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  • Melbourne Arena gets $15.4 million upgrade to boost sports tourism

    Published on : Thursday, October 3, 2019

    NBL is back big-time this year at Melbourne Arena with basketball fans the first to experience a new multimedia cube hanging above the court, additional scoreboards, and enhanced lighting at tonight’s season opener as part of the $15.4 million upgrade. …

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  • Destination Business Events 2019 provides an opportunity to connect the MICE world

    Published on : Thursday, September 19, 2019

    Destination Business Events 2019 officially kicked off with the Association of Australian Convention Bureaux (AACB) Welcome Reception last night, providing delegates with an opportunity to connect and network with friends, peers and colleagues in a friendly and relaxed environment.   …

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  • Australia’s Melbourne Airport to get new hotel

    Published on : Monday, September 2, 2019

    The 464-room hotel, slated to open in 2021, will be located near the airport’s Terminal 4 within a new precinct known as ‘The Hive’. The 10-storey hotel is a dual-branded property operating under Accor’s Novotel and Ibis Styles’ brands, offering …

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  • Melbourne to host ICCA Asia Pacific Chapter Business Workshop

    Published on : Tuesday, August 27, 2019

    The global meetings industry will focus on the Melbourne this September following a successful bid to host the International Congress and Convention Association (ICCA) Asia Pacific Client/Supplier Business Workshop 2019.     Melbourne Convention Bureau (MCB) collaborated with the Melbourne …

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  • Melbourne’s White Night Brings In Record Crowds

    Published on : Monday, August 26, 2019

    Melbourne’s most iconic park and garden precincts have been transformed into artistic wonderlands for White Night Reimagined, attracting a record 718,000 attendees.   Celebrating its seventh year in 2019, with arguably the most ambitious program to date, White Night Reimagined …

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  • Victoria gets $54.5 million funding to improve livability

    Published on : Tuesday, August 20, 2019

    The Andrews Labor Government is investing in great community facilities across Victoria including libraries, local parks, playground, community centres and sporting facilities. The latest rounds of the Growing Suburbs Fund and the Living Libraries Infrastructure Program are now open – …

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  • Melbourne expects to attract 600,000 cultural tourists

    Published on : Monday, August 19, 2019

    The eyes of the world will be on Melbourne when the city hosts a blockbuster collection of major cultural and sporting events that are expected to draw more than 600,000 people into the CBD between Thursday and Sunday.     …

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  • Get Ready For Melbourne’s Magic Week Of Major Events

    Published on : Monday, August 19, 2019

    The eyes of the world will be on Melbourne when the city hosts a blockbuster collection of major cultural and sporting events that are expected to draw more than 600,000 people into the CBD between Thursday and Sunday.   White …

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  • Moulin Rouge! The Musical Dances Its Way To Melbourne

    Published on : Monday, July 29, 2019

    Melbourne has confirmed its place as the theatre capital of Australia with Moulin Rouge! The Musical set to light up the city in 2021.   The new stage production, fresh from an acclaimed Broadway debut and based on Baz Luhrmann’s …

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  • Sport Tourism: Melbourne to bring 300 million visitors for UFC Coup 243

    Published on : Wednesday, July 24, 2019

    The world’s biggest contest sport will rock Melbourne this October with UFC 243: Whittaker vs Adesanya set to pack Marvel Stadium, home of the largest crowd in UFC history. Acting Minister for Tourism, Sport and Major Events Jaclyn Symes welcomed …

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  • To endorse Melbourne, Alipay introduces mobile tool

    Published on : Saturday, July 13, 2019

    A declaration from Ant Financial Holdings, the parent company of Alipay, explained that the Melbourne City Card was being endorsed by the City of Melbourne to business precincts along with shopping centers in a bid to help the retail, small …

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  • Uber to create first world’s aerial rideshare network, flying cars’ trials in Melbourne

    Published on : Thursday, June 13, 2019

    Uber plans to launch trials of its flying cars next year in Melbourne, Australia. It is working to create ‘first world’s aerial rideshare network’. Melbourne is the third flagged by Uber for the new taxi service.     One of …

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  • Melbourne Convention Bureau marks $500 million for events & conferences in 2019

    Published on : Wednesday, June 12, 2019

    The economy of Victoria in Australia is increasing with the Melbourne Convention Bureau breaking the $500 million mark for conferences this financial year. The Minister for Tourism, Sport and Major Events Martin Pakula confirmed the milestone, with business events now …

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  • Somerville Recreation and Community Centre reopened after three years of $1.3 million renovation

    Published on : Saturday, May 4, 2019

    The Somerville Recreation and Community Centre has been rebuilt bigger and better than ever, after it was tragically destroyed by fire three years ago. Minister for Tourism, Sport and Major Events Martin Pakula opened the rebuilt complex today thanks to …

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  • Honorary Rotary Paul Harris Fellowship Awarded to Melbourne Convention Bureau’s Jason Balkin

    Published on : Friday, April 12, 2019

    Jason Balkin has been awarded the honorary Paul Harris Fellow Recognition by the Rotary Club of Melbourne. He is the Associate Director Business Development and Bids at Melbourne Convention Bureau (MCB).     The accolade usually reserved for Rotarians, was …

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  • $972 million upgradation of Melbourne Park is underway

    Published on : Wednesday, April 3, 2019

    Major demolition work is underway as part of Stage 3 of the Andrews Labor Government’s redevelopment of Melbourne Park, the home of the Australian Open.     Minister for Tourism, Sport and Major Events, Martin Pakula joined Minister for Priority …

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  • Victoria Tourism: International visitors spent $8.5 billion in 2018

    Published on : Saturday, March 30, 2019

    Victoria has cemented its place as Australia’s best tourist destination, with new data showing that 2018 was our tourism industry’s biggest year on record, welcoming more international visitors than ever before.     International visitors to Victoria spent an unprecedented …

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  • Passenger in Singapore Airlines gets furious over tooth in meal

    Published on : Thursday, February 28, 2019

    An unexpected tooth was found in a passenger’s meal onboard a Singapore Airlines flight.     The passenger was travelling onboard flight SQ248 from Melbourne to New Zealand capital Wellington when he could spot the tooth in his rice dish. …

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