Brisbane

  • Qantas takes the stake in Brisbane-based Alliance Airlines

    Published on : Friday, February 1, 2019

    Qantas Airlines has taken a 19.9 percent shareholding in Brisbane-based charter operator Alliance Aviation and says it will seek approval to ultimately become the majority stakeholder.       Australia’s biggest airline paid $A60 million on market for the stake …

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  • Art Series names its new $100 million Brisbane flagship hotel

    Published on : Thursday, November 29, 2018

    Art Series Hotels has announced the namesake artist for its new $100 million Brisbane flagship hotel, set to open at Howard Smith Wharves.     Named after acclaimed Australian painter Vincent Fantauzzo, The Fantauzzo is slated to open in March …

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  • Chinese visitors to Brisbane up 25%

    Published on : Thursday, November 1, 2018

    A record influx of visitors from China and the USA have helped to once again smash Brisbane’s tourism records. Lord Mayor Graham Quirk said preliminary results from Tourism Australia’s International Visitor Survey revealed that visitors from Brisbane’s top five international …

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  • Brisbane gets 1200 more new rooms to meet tourism demand

    Published on : Thursday, October 11, 2018

    There are more than 1200 hotel rooms, which have opened, on average, each year in Brisbane in the past four years, but the council and hotel owners insist the demand is there.     The hotel boom, in part sparked …

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  • Brisbane leads the way in fitness innovation

    Published on : Wednesday, August 1, 2018

    Boasting 283 days of sunshine a year, it comes as no surprise that Brisbanites are an active bunch. Sweat Social is leading the way in a new fitness trend that is taking you outside of your everyday workout into some …

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  • Asia’s biggest airlines to discuss new route opportunities in Brisbane

    Published on : Friday, March 16, 2018

    Asia Pacific’s aviation industry leaders will gather in Brisbane this weekend (18-20 March) at the 16th annual Routes Asia to plan and negotiate new air services within the region. The event will bring together 950 delegates taking part in 2,350 …

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  • Brisbane sees an increased number of international visitors

    Published on : Wednesday, March 14, 2018

    Brisbane has witnessed a record number of international visitors, with more than 1.3 million foreign visitors coming to the river city in the past year.   As per the latest international visitor survey from Tourism Australia, international visitor numbers were …

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  • Brisbane a hot spot for visitors due to mega summer of sport

    Published on : Tuesday, March 6, 2018

    From the Battle of Brisbane to the Bledisloe Cup, the only thing hotter than Brisbane’s summer temperatures was its calendar of sport, with six major events attracting more than 355,000 people.   Residents and visitors flocked to Brisbane’s world-class venues …

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  • Brisbane welcomes international students at City Welcome Festival

    Published on : Wednesday, February 28, 2018

    The number of international students enrolling in Brisbane has climbed once again as the city threw out the welcome mat to new students today.   Lord Mayor Graham Quirk said Brisbane continued to be seen as a study destination of …

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  • Brisbane Convention Bureau appointed Juliet Alabaster as GM

    Published on : Monday, January 15, 2018

    Juliet Alabaster has been promoted to the General Manager of the Brisbane Convention Bureau of Australia.     In her new role, Juliet Alabaster will lead the research, business development, bidding, convention promotion and membership of the Brisbane Convention Bureau. …

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  • Ship docs at Brisbane due to mass gastro outbreak

    Published on : Thursday, January 4, 2018

    Around 200 people on a cruise ship holiday in the Sea Princess were hit with gastro for two days during their fortnight-week long cruise ship holiday.     The ship was docked in Brisbane this morning after leaving before Christmas …

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  • New hotels to open in Brisbane 2017-2018

    Published on : Thursday, December 14, 2017

    There has never been a more exciting time to visit Brisbane. With nine new hotels opening their doors in the past 18 months and six stunning properties to be completed in 2018 Brisbane is positioned as one of Australia’s fastest …

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  • Brisbane’s new cruise terminal finally obtains green light

    Published on : Wednesday, October 25, 2017

    Brisbane would be welcoming a brand new cruise ship terminal at the mouth of the Brisbane River. It is believed that it would be able to receive the largest cruise vessels in the world by late 2019 after it was …

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  • Virgin Australia collides with eagle carrying rabbit, makes emergency landing

    Published on : Wednesday, October 25, 2017

    An airplane of Virgin Australia had little choice but to make an emergency landing after it struck an eagle carrying a rabbit a short while after it took off.   Virgin Australia Flight VA-319 was departing Melbourne for Brisbane when …

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  • Engine trouble forces emergency landing of Virgin Australia flight

    Published on : Friday, October 13, 2017

    Engine troubles forced a passenger flight from Coolangatta to Sydney to make an emergency landing in Brisbane.   The pilot detected engine complications a shirt while after taking off from the Gold Coast on Thursday evening and diverted the plane …

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  • Brisbane, Australia has the highest record in domestic business tourists

    Published on : Wednesday, September 20, 2017

    bane Brisbane, one of the most populous cities in Queensland, Australia has seen the record number of the arrival of the business tourists.       According to the recent research survey done by National Visitor Survey which has revealed …

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  • Star Casino, Sydney, hopes for high-end gambling tourists

    Published on : Friday, August 25, 2017

    Casino operator The Star Entertainment Group is hoping for the high-brow Asian guests who will help to compensate the revenue loss after the detention of rival Crown Resorts staff in China.     The Star has said that its planning …

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  • 91 Norovirus infected passengers are struck in the Sun Princess Cruise

    Published on : Thursday, August 10, 2017

    Sun Princess cruise has experienced a back-to-back norovirus outbreaks causing 91 cruise goers struck down.     The cruise goers troubled with the water borne virus during a 10-day cruise of the South Pacific suffered from the diarrhoea and vomiting, …

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  • Malindo Air leaves behind the baggage of the passengers in Bali

    Published on : Monday, July 17, 2017

    Malindo Air flight left the baggage of almost all the passengers, while the flight was scheduled to depart from Bali to Brisbane. Few got their baggage, but about 90% of the passengers did not receive any baggage from the baggage …

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  • Volunteers rewarded for welcoming visitors to Brisbane

    Published on : Friday, May 12, 2017

    Brisbane’s army of volunteers have been rewarded at a special National Volunteer Week function for their efforts in welcoming tens of thousands of visitors to Brisbane every year. The Brisbane Greeters and visitor information centre volunteers enjoyed a special lunch …

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