Major revamp for Melbourne Aquarium

Merlin Entertainments is planning a major refurbishment of the Melbourne Aquarium. The company will spend AU$8 million (US$8.2m) on the five month renovation of the aquarium, which…

Melbourne MICE body rebrands

The Melbourne Convention + Visitors Bureau (MCVB) has embarked on a major rebranding exercise, with changes to its name and logo. The MICE body has removed the word 'visitors' from…

Major makeover for Novotel Melbourne

Novotel Melbourne Glen Waverley has unveiled the results of its AU$5.6 million (US$5.8m) refurbishment. The hotel revamped all 200 guestrooms over the course of four months, fitting them…

Passenger traffic down in Melbourne

Domestic passenger traffic levels at Melbourne Airport took a knock in August due to the Tiger Airways Australia suspension. The number of passengers travelling through Melbourne,…

PARKROYAL opens at Melbourne airport

Pan Pacific Hotels Group has announced the opening of the PARKROYAL Melbourne Airport. Previously known as the Hilton Melbourne Airport, the hotel, which launched on Friday, offers 276…

Melbourne subway death

A man who jumped from a moving train on Melbourne's city loop was killed after he fell between the carriage and platform and was dragged onto the tracks, police say. Witnesses told…

Fresh tremor hits Melbourne

A 4.6-magnitude earthquake has hit Melbourne, shaking buildings and homes across the city for the second time in as many weeks. The Sydney Morning Herald reported that yesterday's quake…

Earthquake hits Melbourne

Australia's Victoria state was struck by a 4.7 magnitude earthquake on Saturday. The quake hit about 90km southeast of the state capital, Melbourne, where tremors were felt but no…

Central hits new heights in Melbourne

Brisbane-based hotel chain, Central Apartments & Hotels has announced plans to launch a new property in the heights of Melbourne. The brand new Centr@l Sky Lounge Apartment Hotel in…

Skal Melbourne goes to zoo

Skal Melbourne has held its July luncheon in the Bong Su Room at Melbourne Zoo. The event was part of a series of themed luncheons in the Skal Melbourne calendar, the next event being…

New Melbourne venue opens

The new Melbourne Convention Centre - centrepiece of an AU$1.4 billion development in South Wharf, central Melbourne - has unveiled a new identity.Sitting adjacent to…

No more F1 for Melbourne?

Australia looks likely to lose its Formula One Grand Prix to India, Russia or South Korea, according to reports quoting F1 boss Bernie Ecclestone.Ecclestone was quoted saying by…

AIME bucks industry challenges

Asia Pacific Incentives and Meetings Event (AIME), held in Melbourne from 17–19 February, has successfully delivered an invigorating industry event, with over 2,500 visitors and 300…

Surfs up at AIME 2020

The Asia-Pacific Incentives and Meetings Event (AIME) Insider has revealed that URBNSURF will make a splash at AIME 2020. Australia’s very first surf park is set to exhibit at its…

MICE costs rising

Overall cost per attendee per day for meetings and events around the globe increased in 2017 and is expected to continue rising next year, according to the 2018 Meetings and Events Future…

Travelodge arrives in Asia

Travelodge will make its debut in Asia next month with the opening of a new hotel in Hong Kong. A 126-room midscale property on Nathan Road, currently operating as the Hotel Rainbow,…

THAI enters A350 era

Thai Airways International (THAI) has taken delivery of its first Airbus A350 aircraft, marking the start of a major new phase in the national carrier's fleet modernisation strategy. The…

雅乐轩品牌来到墨尔本

近日,喜达屋(Starwood)新签订一份协议,将把其雅乐轩酒店品牌带至墨尔本。 墨尔本南亚拉雅乐轩酒店计划于2019年前期开业,酒店将位于402教堂开发项目的中心,位于南亚拉地区。酒店距离墨尔本机场约40分钟车程。…

首都航空开通沈阳-墨尔本航线

中国海南航空集团子公司北京首都航空将于今年开开通其首条澳大利亚航线。 9月29日开始,首都航空将运营一周三趟沈阳-墨尔本航班,经停青岛。 在计划下,航班将于每周二、四、六15:25出发,并于次日08:25抵达墨尔本。返程航班将于每周三、五、日10:25出发,并将于23:35返回沈阳。 首都航空将使用211座的空客A330飞机执飞,飞机为商务舱33座、经济舱178座。…

雅高澳大利亚新增4座酒店

作为澳大利亚最大酒店运营商的雅高酒店(AccorHotels),继续在澳大利亚扩张着酒店业务,将新增4座酒店。 本周,在墨尔本澳大拉西亚酒店业展会上,雅高正式宣布将在悉尼、墨尔本和布里斯班新建两座酒店。…