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Exhibition World Issue 77
Issue 77
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SYDNEY AIRPORT TO RECEIVE UPGRADE, TOURISM AUSTRALIA SUPPORTS PLANS
posted on: 5/1/2012 10:39:35
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AUSTRALASIA - The New South Wales State Government has announced plans for a new ‘Right Future’ terminal precinct at Sydney Airport.

It is hoped the new terminal will “help maximise both the efficiency and customer appeal of Australia’s largest airport”.

The overhaul will see terminals divided by which airline passengers are flying rather than the destination they are travelling to. The move, the Government says, will see international and domestic terminals sit together and will cut aircraft turnaround times and create faster connections to destinations within Australia.

Tourism Australia (TA) has provided strong backing for the project and MD Andrew McEvoy said continued growth in both international and domestic aviation capacity was required if Australian tourism was to realise its 2020 growth aspirations.

“This is not just about additional seats, it's also about improving infrastructure, particularly at our key airports. For Australian tourism it is essential that Sydney Airport does its fair share of heavy lifting – something their management have articulated through its Right Future airline terminals plan,” McEvoy said.

“Sydney Airport has a vital role to play for Australian tourism as both the largest international air gateway to our country along with the busiest domestic air facility. All our international air gateways are critical, but the industry does acknowledge the key role Sydney Airport plays in catering for more flyers and greater onward connections than any other Australian airport,” he added.

Under the 2020 plan for Australian tourism the goal is to double existing overnight visitor expenditure to reach $140bn per annum on the back of key reforms including targeted marketing and investment.

In related news, a new four-star hotel for Sydney Airport has been announced with completion of the AU$68m (US$69m) Rydges Hotel scheduled for late 2012. The hotel will have 317 bedrooms, a bar, restaurant and gym.

The development, coupled with the airport's infrastructure upgrade, will increase accommodation options for delegates visiting the city for a business event. “Together with the recently announced Rydges hotel development for the international terminal at Sydney, this is continued evidence that Sydney Airport share our growth vision and, with it, the need for significant supporting infrastructure investment and realigning the use of existing terminal resources,” said McEvoy.

Any conference-related news? Email sarah@mashmedia.net

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