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INCREASED CAPACITY FOR DELEGATES BOUND FOR TASMANIA posted on: 17/7/2012 11:23:11
AUSTRALASIA - Qantas is to add 1,700 additional seats per week to its services between Melbourne and Tasmania from 29 October 2012.
Business Events Tasmania CEO Stuart Nettlefold said: “For some time Tasmania has had the venues and suppliers to host a business event of 1,100 delegates. With the addition of these seats on Qantas flights it will be even easier to bring large groups to Tasmania.”
“Delegates tell us that the friendliness of the people, standard of service, food and wine, business event organisation and our restaurants make attending a business event in Tasmania a highly satisfying experience,” Nettlefold added. “But there is still a misconception among planners that these great attributes can only be experienced with smaller numbers – this is not the case.”
An additional flight per day between Melbourne and Hobart, additional flights into Launceston and upgraded aircraft flying into Devonport with Qantas means much greater choice for delegate access.
EUROPE - Conference organiser and event management software specialist Xing Events has launched its fourth annual online survey among event organisers on the subject of social media within the event industry.
AMERICAS - International Association of Conference Centres-Americas handed out its annual awards and scholarships at the 33rd IACC-Americas annual conference at Pacific Palms Resort in Los Angeles recently.
EUROPE - Scotland's Aberdeen Exhibition and Conference Centre (AECC), in partnership with the James Hutton Institute, has announced that the European Society for Rural Sociology (ESRS) has chosen Aberdeen as the host City for its 2015 congress.
EUROPE - Amsterdam RAI posted a 2013 net profit of US$4.56m (2012: $2.9m). The venue management says the increased profits resulted from an exceptional conference year and growth in the RAI's international activities.