• Melbourne chosen as the host city for three internationally acclaimed business events

    Published on : Monday, July 27, 2020

     Melbourne has been chosen as the host city for three high-profile business events, The International Trade Union Congress 2022, The International Conference on Social Work in Health and Mental Health 2022 and The International Geographical Congress 2028, thanks to the …

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  • Harry Potter Magic Breaks New Ground In Melbourne

    Published on : Friday, February 28, 2020

    Harry Potter and the Cursed Child has established a new standard for blockbuster plays in Australia, drawing more than 325,000 attendees through the doors of the Princess Theatre in a run now entering its second year.   Opening to rave …

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  • New international events in Victoria will bring $23 million economic impact

    Published on : Monday, February 24, 2020

    The Andrews Labor Government in Victoria has successfully secured three international business events that will bring 4,000 delegates to Melbourne, filling 10,000 hotel room nights and delivering more than $23 million in economic impact. These new international events will boost …

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  • Melbourne suffocated with hazardous smoke after Australian bushfires

    Published on : Tuesday, January 14, 2020

    The Victorian state officials warned that Australia’s devastating bushfire leads to hazardous smoke. The devastating bushfire season of Australia is far from over despite cooler weather this week, Victorian state officials warned on Tuesday as Melbourne was blanketed by hazardous …

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  • Victorian MICE event economy has soared to $2.5 billion a year

    Published on : Monday, December 9, 2019

    As the eyes of the sporting world turn to Melbourne, a new independent study on Victorian MICE economy has found that the value of major events to the Victorian economy has soared to $2.5 billion a year. The Eventful Year …

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  • World’s largest tram network closes down

    Published on : Thursday, November 28, 2019

    The world’s largest tram network in Melbourne was shut down on Thursday due to tram driver’ strike, who went on to protest demanding pay hike and change in work schedules.     Thousands of people, who rely on the tram …

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  • Melbourne welcomes 50000 delegates from across the globe

    Published on : Thursday, November 21, 2019

    Melbourne and regional Victoria will welcome 50,000 delegates from across the globe as part of The International Convention of Jehovah’s Witnesses 2019, delivering $60.9 million to the Victorian State’s economy.       The massive delegation of Jehovah’s Witnesses from …

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  • 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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