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Marriott Inks Deal to Introduce AC Hotels Brand to Australia

July 11, 2018 by Lori Smith

Marriott International Inc. has signed an agreement with Melbourne-based property development company Capital Alliance to introduce the AC Hotels by Marriott® brand to Australia. The 200-room AC Hotel by Marriott Melbourne Southbank hotel is expected to open in 2020 as part of


Air Canada Launching New Dreamliner Routes from Vancouver

September 4, 2017 by Lori Smith

Air Canada is expanding its international network from Vancouver International Airport (YVR) with new services launching June 2018 to Paris and Zurich, and the start of year-round flights to Melbourne. All flights will be available for purchase starting September 6


Air Canada Adds Six New Routes to Global Network

May 3, 2017 by Lori Smith

Air Canada announced today the continued expansion of its international network with the addition of six new routes for the winter season: Vancouver-Melbourne, Vancouver-Orlando, Toronto-Belize*, Toronto-St. Vincent*, Montreal-Lima* and Montreal-Phoenix. “Air Canada is continuing its strategic, global expansion with a


Update: What's New in Australia

December 29, 2016 by douloff
Fireworks over Sydney Opera House (Photo: Robert Wallace/Tourism Australia)

SYDNEY — Tourism Australia announced this month a number of upcoming hotel openings, new flights and new venues catering to the meetings and events industry. Marriott International is set to expand across Australia over the next few years. To that


What’s New in Australia for Autumn/Winter

November 20, 2016 by douloff

SYDNEY — There’s plenty happening in Australia, as Business Events Australia highlights new flights, hotels and event spaces in the Land Down Under, it was announced last month. Qantas will launch daily flights between Sydney and Beijing beginning Jan. 25,


Marriott to Reach 50 Australia, N.Z. Hotels by 2020

November 14, 2016 by douloff

BETHESDA, MD — Marriott International announced Nov. 2 that it is on track to hit a target of 50 hotels for its Australia, New Zealand and Pacific portfolio by the end of 2020. This announcement follows Marriott’s recently completed acquisition


Air Canada Boosts Service to Oz

January 6, 2016 by Lori Smith

Air Canada is increasing its new non-stop service from Vancouver to Brisbane, Australia on June 17, 2016. The service, which currently operates three times a week aboard a Boeing 787-8 Dreamliner, will start flying daily at that time. “Customer response to our


Australia Getting New Hotel and Convention Space

November 2, 2015 by Lori Smith

Four Points by Sheraton Sydney, Darling Harbour, together with owner M&L Hospitality, has embarked on a $200 million redevelopment plan that will spearhead the revitalization of Darling Harbour as one of the Australia’s leading meeting destinations. The project includes the addition of a


Air Canada Expands Direct Service to Australia

July 9, 2015 by Lori Smith

As part of its strategic international expansion, Air Canada is launching a non-stop service between Brisbane, Australia and Vancouver, British Columbia, starting June 17, 2016. The airline currently offers year-round, daily non-stop flights to Sydney, Australia. The Vancouver-Brisbane service will


Canada Makes ICCA Top 20

May 15, 2014 by Lori Smith

“The international meetings sector is a solid, reliable performer, in good times and bad, and the longer term trends….


The Ritz-Carlton Plans Return to Oz

March 27, 2014 by Lori Smith
Perth, Western Australia. (Photo:

The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company, L.L.C. and Far East Consortium, a leading Asian residential apartment developer, have signed an agreement for the development of The Ritz-Carlton, Perth. The agreement marks the luxury hotel operator’s return to Australia. Working closely with the


Starwood Speeds Up Pacific Expansion Plans

February 20, 2014 by Lori Smith

Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc. will open six new hotels and resorts in Australia and the Pacific in 2014. The company made the announcement of its revved up expansion plans at the Asia Pacific Incentive and Meeting Expo (AIME),