Australia Airports Plan to Eliminate Passports

Smart Meetings

If everything goes as planned, 90 percent of Australia airport travel will be automatically processed, with minimal human interaction, by 2020. The post Australia Airports Plan to Eliminate Passports appeared first on Smart Meetings.

Mojo Barriers Australia’s sensational installation at Spotless Stadium

Event Industry News

Mojo Barriers Australia recently undertook one of the country’s largest stadium field cover installations, with over 15,000m² being installed for Sensation at Spotless Stadium, Sydney Showground, November 2017.

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3 Ways to Bring Oz to U.S. Meetings

Smart Meetings

Can’t fly your meeting all the way to Australia? They used to be exclusive to Australia, but are now available at American grocery stores. and Australia and familiarize Americans with the land Down Under. Food & Beverage Meeting Planning Style activity adventure american animal australia barbie BBQ cultural delicacies delicacy down under experience food foreign grill inspiration International kangaroo meat ozzie pie serve Tourism tourist vegemite zoo

Ride the Rails on 7 Scenic Trains

Smart Meetings

Scenic World in Blue Mountains, Australia. Australia’s Scenic World features an amusement park ride in the middle of a forest. The leaves are changing color , the air is getting crisp and the trains are chugging along.

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Star stages event industry first at Structural Awards

Event Industry News

Developed, built, tested and shipped to Australia in just four months for the start of a […].

Top 10 Best Airlines in the World

Smart Meetings

In a surprise win, Virgin Australia took the trophy for Best Business Class with its new “The Business” suite, which the ratings site calls “more first class than business class.” The runner-up is Australia’s Qantas, which jumped from 4th to 2nd in this year’s rankings.

Top Travel Ideas for 2018, Survey Says

Smart Meetings

Travelers are asking for everything from reaching the edge of space in a MiG-29 flight in Russia to herding cattle in Australia, to hosting a celebration in a private capsule aboard the London Eye.”. Australia and South Africa (tie).

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6 Smart Moves at Visit Indy, Le Pavillon Hotel, Kimpton Solamar & More

Smart Meetings

Photo Credit: Kimpton Hotels & Restaurants Andrew Gee Outrigger Hotel and Resorts in Sydney, Australia, appointed Andrew Gee to vice president of sales and marketing, Asia Pacific. He was previously regional director of sales and marketing, Australia and New Zealand.

Virtual reality for events: Who is using it?

Plan Your Meetings

Australia’s 360 Films and New York’s Virtual Reality Network deliver immersive surround video production for weddings and events. There has certainly been a lot of buzz about virtual reality and many have predicted that it will soon be one of the hottest trends in the events industry.

Conference Swag Ideas – Worth it or Wasteful?

Event Planning BluePrint

Event planners from all over the world join us for this 8-week training program – we’ve had people from France, England, Australia, all across the US and Canada, India and Jamaica register. . Over the weekend I was in San Diego, California at Digital Marketer’s Traffic & Conversion Summit (T&C) – which was so well planned and organized and truly fantastic.

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8 Hotels You Didn’t Know Were Owned By Your Favorite Celebrities

Smart Meetings

Gaia Retreat & Spa—New South Wales, Australia (Olivia Newton John). Gwinganna Health Retreat—Queensland, Australia) (Hugh Jackman) . Our New York editor is visiting Australia and just spent a weekend at this heavenly place.

Translating Headphones Highlight New Google Products

Smart Meetings

They can be preordered now and will be available in November for $159 in the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom, Germany, Australia and Singapore. A set of premium wireless headphones that can support live language translations is among the new products announced by Google on Wednesday.

10 Top Places to Host Your Next Event

Smart Meetings

Canberra, Australia. Canberra, the capital city of Australia, is packed full of adventure, foodies, wildlife and culture. Venues play a key role in hosting an event, and sometimes it can tricky to find a place that is attractive, fun, and accommodates large meetings. Lonely Planet’s Top 10 Must-See Cities for 2018 helps to pinpoint great places for your next event. Most of them are international destinations , which means there are plenty of options for incentive meetings.

Freeman launches brand experience agency in China and Singapore

Event Industry News

The event services company, with operations in Australia, […].

Case Study: 2 Winning Social Travel Campaigns

Smart Meetings

Spokespeople for Tourism Australia, Meet South Africa and Ritz-Carlton spoke to attendees at the DMAI 2016 conference about their advertising strategies and social media campaigns. A quick look at Tourism Australia’s social media profiles shows that today, everyone tells their story.

Create stunning event apps your attendees will love with crowdcomms

Event Industry News

CrowdComms provides event apps to hundreds of the UK and Australia’s leading companies and associations. Many clients have worked with us since we started in 2011. They continue to choose because we provide the world’s #1 event app platform along with an exceptional level of service.

Top 10 Most Beautiful Cities to Host a Meeting

Smart Meetings

Sydney, Australia. Get your passport ready! Conde Nast Traveler has released a list of the 50 Most Beautiful Cities in the World, many of which would make great meeting destinations. The list highlights cities rich in history, architecture and natural beauty.

World’s 20 Safest Airlines

Smart Meetings

Australia’s Qantas won the crown again with a fatality free record over its 96-year history, an extraordinary achievement. Virgin Australia. Jetstar Australia. Qantas tops the list for the fourth year in a row on AirlineRatings.com’s list of safest airlines for 2017.

225: How One Nutritionist Uses Her Blog to Grow Her Business

Regpack

In today’s episode I’ve got Aussie blogger Nina—one of the attendees from our recent events in Australia. This is Nina from Australia and she’s one of the attendees from our recent events in Australia. How One Nutritionist Uses Her Blog to Help Grow Her Business. Here’s another episode where I hand the podcast over to you, our listeners, to tell your stories and tips of starting and growing your blogs.

‘Fed Up’

PCMA Convene

Within three weeks of its release, the survey had generated nearly 1,000 responses, mostly from Germany and other European countries, but also from North America, along with a handful of responses from Asia, Africa, South America, and Australia.

Business Travel Trends: The Keys to Keeping Travelers Happy

Smart Meetings

This is especially true in Japan (61 percent) and Australia (60 percent) and for baby boomers (those ages 55+, 57 percent). According to a new survey, most business travelers are upbeat about work trips.

United Innovates a Win-Win for Over-Sold Flights

Smart Meetings

These include Australia-based Tiger Airways, Alaska Air and Qantas. Problem: Air traveler anger and airline embarrassment over mishandled bumps on overbooked flights. Solution: Technology that manages buyouts on flights nearing sell-out up to five days in advance.

6 Clever Ways the Travel Industry is Making the Most of Pokemon Go

Smart Meetings

He’s now landed in Australia at Pier One Sydney Harbour , Autograph Collection. Poke Stop at Watertown Hotel, Seattle (Photo from MeetMeinSeattle ).

etouches to hire 100-plus people by end of 2017 to sustain dynamic enterprise growth across all regions

Event Industry News

Headquartered in downtown Norwalk, CT and with global offices in the United Kingdom, Australia, Belgium, Singapore, and Dubai, etouches plans to grow its team throughout these regions to meet the growing demands of […].

6 Simple Tips To Pairing Wine & Food

Canadian Special Events

Sample pairing: Grilled lamb chops and Peter Lehmann Clancy Shiraz/Merlot/Cabernet red blend, Australia. Sample Pairing: Pear Tart with Jacob’s Creek Moscato, Australia.

Leaving More Than Money Behind

PCMA Convene

When Melbourne hosted the International AIDS Conference in 2014, Australia’s health ministers pledged to eliminate new HIV infections by 2020.

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Top Convention Center Projects Underway in 2016

Smart Meetings

Sydney, Australia. of exhibition space and the largest ballroom in the city, ICC Sydney is the largest convention center in Australia. Houston convention district. Convention center projects around the globe signal a very bright future for meetings and events in the new year.

10 Jaw-Dropping Event Marketing Stats That Point to the Future of the Industry

helloendless

Take for instance BDO Australia, HubSpot, The American Heart Association and Forbes. What is the state of event marketing? Where is it going? These are the questions we set out to answer in a recent industry report.

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ICCA Names Top 20 Association Meeting Cities

Smart Meetings

Australia. ICCA, the International Congress and Convention Association, has released its annual rankings of top meeting cities and countries , and there have been quite of a few shake-ups among the top 10 meeting destinations. Top Meeting Cities.

A Guide To Doing Business in China

PCMA Convene

When Leonie McKeon and a friend left Australia in 1984 to backpack around the world, they eventually encountered a problem that created serious hurdles for globetrotting: They ran out of money. “We

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Vail Resorts Acquires Whistler Blackcomb Ski Resort for $1.1 Billion

Smart Meetings

Vail Resorts, one of the largest ski resort operators in the United States, announced that it plans to acquire Whistler Blackcomb Ski Resort in British Columbia for $1.1 billion by the end of the year.

Report Shows Convention Centers More Eco-Conscious than Ever

Smart Meetings

Global Business Travel Spend Reported at $1.2 Trillion

Smart Meetings

Australia. Global business travel spend topped $1.2 trillion in 2015, growing 5 percent over 2014, and is projected to reach 1.3 trillion in 2016 according a global economic study released this week by Global Business Travel Association (GBTA) Foundation.

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2016 Platinum Choice Award Winners Announced

Smart Meetings

Tourism Australia. Distinguished hotels and CVBs earn coveted recognition from Smart Meetings. After much voting and decision-making, the 13th annual Platinum Choice Award winners have been selected by Smart Meetings magazine, the meeting industry’s premier resource for meeting professionals.

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Why Data Ethnography Matters

PCMA Convene

Data is always incomplete,” Sarah Pink, professor of design and media ethnography at Australia’s RMIT University, said in an interview with Convene. “It

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4 Benefits to Cloud Based Registration Software

Regpack

You have applicants registering in the East coast, Asia and Australia for your amazing program. Everyone is talking about the “cloud”. What is the “cloud”? And why is all my stuff there? Or at least everyone telling me all my stuff should be there?!

The Best New Hotels of 2017

Smart Meetings

Australia/Pacific. Four Seasons Maldives Private Island at Voavah. From a long list of 675 properties spanning more than 50 countries, Condé Nast Traveler has selected its best hotel openings from the past year.

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Convene Salary Survey 2017

PCMA Convene

Need validation that the business of planning events can be nerve-wracking? Check out careercast.com’s 2017 most-stressful jobs list, on which you’ll find event coordinators occupy the fifth spot, right after police officers and before newspaper reporters. Convene Salary Survey 2017.

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These Destinations Are Using Virtual Reality to Put You in Their Place

PCMA Convene

ICC Sydney and Tourism Australia have hired Grainger Films to produce a two-minute VR sizzle reel that showcases the new center, which opened this past December. Virtual reality is a bit like the classic video game Pong.

Convene Salary Survey 2017

PCMA Convene

Need validation that the business of planning events can be nerve-wracking? Check out careercast.com’s 2017 most-stressful jobs list, on which you’ll find event coordinators occupy the fifth spot, right after police officers and before newspaper reporters. Convene Salary Survey 2017.

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