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Complete Cruise Solution invites 20 of Familclub's INCENTIVE buyers aboard the SUN PRINCESS for a VIP Luncheon and tour of a unique venue for residential events and incentive travel of 3 days or more!
October 18th Sydney and November 9th Melbourne
Complete Cruise Solution invite you to an exclusive Events at Sea Business Luncheon!
Spend time onboard one of our ships to explore the truly unique and unforgettable experience of cruise. Let us be your host on board and find out how we can be of service to your organisation.
Our Events at Sea Business Luncheons are designed to give you a taste of how cruise meetings and incentives can benefit your company. We will suggest creative ways to customise your programme so you can make your attendees feel extra special and exceed your programme objectives. Our luncheons include a complete tour of the ship giving you the opportunity to view staterooms, onboard facilities and spaces.
Theme: All About The Sister Islands Date: Wednesday, September 12, 2012 Time: 8:30 AM - 9:30 AM AEST
The Cooks Islands is an intoxicating blend of rare beauty, an idyllic climate, warm welcoming people, heaps to see and do and a pace of life unsurpassed for romance, adventure and new experiences. The islands are scattered across a vast swathe of the Pacific Ocean halfway between Sydney and Hawaii.
Learn all about Aitutaki, with its breathtaking lagoon, and Atiu, known for its coral topography, history and rare bird life from the experts at our Webinar on September 12, 2012 at 8:30am (AEST).
This Webinar is moderated by Cook Islands Tourism Corporation and will feature not only a destination presentation but also our experienced resort professionals from Aitutaki Lagoon Resort & Spa, Atiu Tourism Industry Council, Aitutaki Escape and Pacific Resort Hotel Group. Presentation suited for those with beginner-intermediate product knowledge on the Cooks.
Cook Islands Tourism
ABN 68 546 400 330
PO Box 99
QLD 4218, Australia
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AFTA International Tourism Board of the Year, Tourism Oman, invites travel agents to Oman from November 5th – 13th
Sultanate of Oman Tourism, in partnership with Etihad Airways, invites Australian travel agents to register their interest for the Side trip of a Lifetime Agent Mega-Famil, leaving Australia on November 5th from Sydney, Brisbane and Melbourne.
Sultanate of Oman Tourism Country Manager Mona Tannous says, “We cannot wait to give back to the industry that has supported us so enthusiastically. We were so excited to take out the International Tourism Board of the Year gong at the recent AFTA Travel Awards and we know this all comes down to the support of our friends in industry. Being able to showcase Oman to Australia’s top travel agents is just another way we are able to express our sincere thanks and continue building awareness for this extraordinary destination.”
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Sale on from 9am Wednesday 25th July - 5pm Friday 27th July 2012 ONLY
Book for any dates between now and 31st August 2012 Terms & Conditions:
* Sale strictly available between 9am 25th July & 5pm 27th July 2012 only
* Travel dates strictly 25th July - 31st August 2012
* Dates are subject to availbility
* Upgraded room types are available at an upgrade fee
* Bookings must be made via hotel website, or direct to hotel only
* Applicable to new bookings only
* Rate is for room only, and does not include any extras
CENTRAL COAST NSW
$350 Million Twin Towers Resort for the Entrance NSW
Wyong Shire Council tonight agreed to initiate a planning proposal that could result in a $350 million residential resort, complete with indoor water park, being constructed just west of The Entrance Bridge.
The new design proposal was described as “exciting” by councillors and a marked improvement over an earlier design, with a lot more open access for public along the foreshore. The proposal is expected to comprise a two to three storey podium with tourist accommodation, retail outlets, a tavern and a water theme park, with seven tower buildings above the podium ranging from 16 to 31 storeys.
Four of the towers will be residential apartments, while two towers will be serviced apartments and the tallest tower is intended to be a five star international hotel. All up, the proposal comprises 192 tourism-related apartments and 260 permanent residential apartments, while the hotel is expected to comprise 302 suites and include a convention centre for up the 1000 people. “The creation of the indoor water theme park will also provide a much needed tourist attraction for the area – something that was envisaged through the recently adopted Masterplan for The Entrance town centre.”
Goodbye Sebel, Hello Novotel
Novotel to put the "New" into Newcastle.
One of the world's most recognised hotel brands has arrived in Newcastle with the re-branding of The Sebel Newcastle Beach to Novotel Newcastle Beach, following the acquisition by Accor of the Mirvac hotel portfolio.
Literally putting the "new" into Newcastle, the Novotel name originates from Nouvelle Hotel, which in French means "new hotel". In bringing the "new" to Newcastle, the re-brand will help bring international recognition to Newcastle and cement its status as being one of the top 10 must-see destinations in the world, as asserted by Lonely Planet in 2011.
Located in Newcastle's thriving East End and just meters from one of Australia's most magnificent beaches, the Novotel Newcastle Beach is just a 2-hour drive from Sydney and features 88 well-appointed guestrooms, some with ocean views, a fully equipped gymnasium, spa, steam room, and three meeting rooms.
Guests can take advantage of large furnished balconies with glistening beach vistas from many of the rooms as well as a daily house-keeping service, concierge, in-room dining options and parking facilities.
Offering a relaxed atmosphere with the choice of alfresco or indoor dining, Bistro Dalby has a modern Australian menu consisting of seasonal dishes featuring an abundance of local produce. The restaurant boasts a comprehensive wine list featuring the best the Hunter Valley has to offer.
With direct access from Bistro Dalby, Bar Petit has become one of Newcastle's most favoured wine bars and is a popular meeting spot for locals. While not operated by the hotel, the small, European style bar features an impressive cocktail list, wine and tapas menu and cool interiors throughout.
Located in the Royal forecourt adjacent to the hotel, The Royal Day Spa is one of Newcastle's finest day spas and the hotel offers spa packages which include overnight accommodation, a bottle of sparkling wine on arrival, buffet breakfast and late checkout.
With an abundance of new and bustling cafes, restaurants and boutiques in close proximity to the hotel, Novotel Newcastle Beach is in the heart of cosmopolitan Newcastle and is well placed to take in all of the new and historic sites of New South Wales' second largest city.
Novotel is the leader in the 4-star hotel market, targeting the business and meetings sectors, as well as having a large focus on leisure and family travel with its 'Family&Novotel' initiative.
City, River and Wine Discovery 23 - 27 August 2012
Includes: Adelaide, Adelaide Hills, Barossa and Houseboating & River Cruising on the Murray River
City, Wine & Kangaroo Island Adventure 27 September – 2 October 2012
Includes: Adelaide, McLaren Vale and Kangaroo Island
Participating in these famils completes one of the criteria to become a qualified SA Expert. The SATC’s SA Experts program is designed to reward agents who are pro-actively selling holidays to Adelaide and South Australia.
Benefits of becoming a qualified SA Expert include: customer referrals from the SATC office, agent promotion via the SATC’s consumer website and e-newsletter, plus a chance to attend the annual luxury incentive Brilliant Blend Weekend in South Australia.
To register for a famil, or for more information on the SA Experts program, agents should email:email@example.com or call: 09 368 5381. But be quick as spaces are limited!
Starwood hosts famil to Thailand
A group of six NZ incentive, conference and sports group travel managers were hosted to Bangkok and Phuket late July by Starwood Hotels & Resorts and Thai Airways. Destination management company, Destination Asia, provided the ground arrangements for morning site inspections and activities and sight seeing in the afternoons.
The group checked out a total of eleven Starwood properties ranging from the hip new brand, Aloft in the Sukhumvit shopping area, to the designer-cool Le Meridien in the heart of Bangkok's nightlife and the super stylish St Regis which overlooks the Royal Sports Club. The group spent two nights riverside at Royal Orchid Sheraton Hotel & Towers and enjoyed one night with butler service at St Regis.
Three Phuket properties were on the itinerary - The Naka Island A Luxury Collection Resort & Spa, The Westin Siri Bay Resort & Spa and Le Meridien Phuket Beach Resort. The group visited the Grand Palace in Bangkok, enjoyed a demonstration of Thai kick boxing, travelled by tuktuk, Skytrain and boat as well as riding elephants in Phuket. More info attendees and images
Radisson Blu Hotel Sydney Aims to Fund-Raise Over $30,000 for Children in Need
Parent company, the Carlson Rezidor Hotel Group, has had a long standing relationship with the World Childhood Foundation and the Radisson Blu Hotel Sydney expanded their fundraising efforts by establishing a yearly event in support of the charity. This year it is held on Friday, 07 September 2012 and the five-star Sydney hotel appeals to its stakeholders and business partners to support its efforts on the night of the Gala Dinner or with online donations.
The World Childhood Foundation's work is aimed at the most marginalized children, the ones most often ignored and forgotten and focuses especially on homeless street children, children living in institutions, young mothers and sexually abused children. As part of the hotel's Responsible Business strategy, all proceeds from the Gala Dinner ticket sales, monetary donations and money raised on the special night will go to the World Childhood Foundation to support disadvantages children around the world.
Packed with entertainment, the Gala Dinner promises to become a spectacular night. Radisson Blu Hotel Sydney's star chef Oswin Ribeiro will be treating guests to a 3-course menu of tantalizing delights while the popular and charismatic radio personality Gareth McCray will be MC'ing the night. Outstanding musical performances from local children and a fun Q&A with Attorney General Greg Smith, as well as superb silent auction items and lucky door prizes are bound to transform this fundraiser into a magnificent night.
Tickets for this event can be purchased at $150 per person or $1,350 per table of ten.
One main addition to this year's appeal is the online fundraising page that the Radisson Blu Hotel Sydney set up, targeting an extra $5,000 of donations. On the following website http://www.mycause.com.au/mycause/raise_money/fundraise.php?id=52539, the hotel appeals to businesses, partners, suppliers, guests and the public to make a difference by supporting the charity event with monetary donations.
"After last year's success with over $30,000 raised, we have set ourselves the challenge to make the same impact on deprived children again this year," says General Manager Peter Tudehope. "The continuous support of our business partners thereby is of great importance and we thank all our main sponsors and helpers that have agreed to assist again. Always committed to attaining environmental and social sustainability, we strive to surpass last year's figures by targeting an extra $5,000 this year. We have created an online platform allowing people to donate to this cause quickly and easily and we look forward to seeing the fundraising-metre rise. We are reliant on your support and hopefully the public will help to make this year's event another success. Together we can make a difference."
Tourism Australia to organise India Mega Famil and Workshop 2012 in September 2012
By Lyandra D'souza | Mumbai
In order to showcase Australia as a destination, Tourism Australia is hosting a India Mega Famil and Workshop (IMFW) in Melbourne from September 1-6, 2012. 70 buyers from eight cities across India will meet with representatives of 70 Australia sellers participate at the event.
Nishant Kashikar, Country Manager – India, Tourism Australia, said, “The aim of the programme is to increase awareness levels and enhance the image of Australia in India. The event has two core components – a workshop defined by one-to-one meetings between the Indian and Australian delegates and a famil program. A dedicated overnight famil program for the Indian travel agents, showcasing regional surrounds of Melbourne will also be a part of the event schedule. As part of the core overnight famil, the agents will have the opportunity to visit one of three famed regions of Melbourne – Phillip Island best known for its fairy penguins; Great Southern Touring Route that is famous for the natural rock formations known as the Twelve Apostles and Mt. Buller – the Victorian snowfields region where participants can indulge in snow and ski experiences.” Tourism Australia had previously hosted the India Mega Famil and Workshop in the Gold Coast in 2009.
In addition to this, all travel agents will be offered an option of a pre or post familiarization visit to one of the other participating Australian states of Western Australia, New South Wales, Victoria, South Australia and Queensland to showcase Australia’s capability as a tourist destination, Kashikar added.
In addition, a new brand campaign will also be unveiled in the month of August by Tourism Australia in India. The theme of the campaign will be around the ‘Best of Australia’ experiences.
India is currently Australia’s tenth highest inbound tourism market, with 148,000 visitors spending AUD 867 million in 2011. There were 15,400 visitors from India during May 2012, bringing the total for the five months to May to 68,300, an increase of 5.2 per cent relative to the same period previous year.
Attention all meeting and event planners, looking for boutique, unique, surprising and historic!
Apply here for a dinner networking and showcase event with Liz Martin the GM
Chairman’s Club membership is the ultimate in game day hospitality and Penrith Panthers have limited spots still available for the remaining games of the 2012 season. On the weekend of the 24th - 27th August the Panthers will play there last home game against the Gold Coast Titans.
This is a fantastic way to impress your clients or network with other corporate guests on game day.
As a Chairman’s Club Member, you will also enjoy a range of other valuable benefits to recognise your exclusive membership and add value to your business.
For information on purchasing tickets to the Chairman’s Club simply call Scott Hudson on 0418 797 637 or Glenn Cox on 0407 916 572
Your guests will fully enjoy the game day experience, with a sophisticated environment, warm service and state-of-the art amenities.
Your box seats offer everything you need to ensure a fantastic match day experience. You can select any game of your choice or join us for a full season.
• Up to 18 guests in total per game.
• Superb cold appetisers on arrival.
• Hot canapés and finger food prior to NRL kick-off.
• Delicious appetisers with flexible options.
• Attractive beverage packages (charged on consignment).
• Company branding above your box.
• Your own private wait staff to ensure your experience is delivered professionally.
Pricing includes ticketing for up to 18 guests, a set food package with any additional menu platters and beverages charged on consignment.
For more information on your investment to experience all the atmosphere a Penrith Panthers Home Game delivers call Scott Hudson on 0418 797 637 or Glenn Cox on 0407 916 572
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Are you looking for a waterfront resort for your conference group between Sydney and Brisbane which offers luxury spacious apartments at affordable rates?
No more twin share rooms! let them share a two bedroom apartment instead!
Aqualuna Beach Resort is located on the beautiful Coffs Coast, situated conveniently half way between Sydney and Brisbane making Aqualuna Beach Resort the perfect location for your next Corporate Function or
On Tuesday, July 31st, Business Events Geelong in partnership with over 40 regional operators hosted a spectacular cocktail evening,
putting Geelong/Bellarine, Great Ocean Road region on show to key Melbourne conference and meeting organisers.
“We had an A list of invitees for our business operators to talk to, with the fantastic support of industry we were able to show these people
the quality and breadth of our regional product. We really had our best dress in the window at this show,” said Convention Bureau Manager Terry Hickey.
Melding two of Sydney's grandest and most prominent historical buildings, QT Hotels & Resorts is excited to announce the city jewel of the QT crown, the opening of QT Sydney - set to open its doors in September this year.
The only Sydney hotel to be a member of the exclusive Design Hotels, QT Sydney is set above the State Theatre and Gowings on Market & George Streets, with a thoroughly restored exterior celebrating the old world appeal. The interior of the building embraces new technology, distinctive art mediums and cutting edge design.
The bold design of the hotel is off-set by the historical features of the building. The hotel is a unique designer space that celebrates an eclectic mix of quirky artefacts, bespoke furniture, graphica and a daring use of colour and art.
Working with two of Sydney's most majestic buildings has meant that the 200 rooms all have different quirks and nuances adding a sense of intrigue to the guest accommodation. Retaining original timber floors, the rooms in the Gowings Building will be bright and airy with eccentric touches and embellishments. The adjacent State Theatre rooms boast exclusively designed carpets and rugs producing a lush embracing feel brought together with bowler hat lamps and cheeky accessories.
QT Sydney will become a culinary journey into unchartered territory, a place where Sydney's business elite and well-heeled darlings will go to graze.
With the design redefining modern day dining, Gowings Bar and Grill will match its wild seafood sensory adventure with an alluring and hypnotic charm. Parlour Lane Roasters on the ground floor is a European style cafe for breakfasts and lunches and the area's bustling wine bar from the afternoon and into the evening.
The hotel's spa is a destination unto itself, spaQ gives a fresh, hand picked and novel twist to the 'designer spa' concept, everything from uniforms to menu options have been considered with confidence in delivering a sublime spa experience.
QT Hotels and Resorts is the concept of AHL, one of Australia's premier entertainment, hospitality, tourism and leisure companies. Other properties currently in the portfolio for QT Hotels and Resorts include the Gold Coast and Port Douglas resorts with other hotels flagged to open in the next 2 years.
Scenic Canada travel agents famil reward for bookings!
SCENIC Tours is giving travel agents the opportunity to win a famil to Canada, with the consultant who makes the most deposited Canada, Alaska and USA bookings between 01 July-31 August to receive their choice of either an East or West Coast Canada famil in October.
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