Australasia

Tourism Australia CMO departs

Tourism Australia’s Chief Marketing Officer, Lisa Ronson, is to leave the organisation to take up the role of CMO at retail chain Coles Group, effective 1 May. Tourism Australia MD John O’Sullivan confirmed the departure and thanked Ronson for her work over the past four years. “Lisa has been a wonderful custodian of the Tourism Australia brand. In her time as CMO, she has brought a new level of c...

M&OP serves up refurbished Rod Laver Arena

Melbourne & Olympic Parks (M&OP) has announced the completion of Rod Laver Arena’s eastern-facing entrance and new food and beverage facilities. Rod Laver Arena, which stages the Australian Open, has debuted its new three level pod-style guest entrance – which will welcome 700,000 tennis fans to the Open commencing 14 January 2019. Rod Laver Arena’s new dining spaces will then open to the ...

Brisbane to host leading environmental science conference

The world’s most respected freshwater scientists will be heading to the river city of Brisbane to attend the Society for Freshwater Science (SFS) Annual Meeting in 2021. The Brisbane conference will be the very first time the American-based SFS has held its annual meeting outside of North America. Australia’s reputation in water management and strong freshwater science community were behind the hi...

Perth announced as host of Tourism Australia’s Dreamtime 2019

Tourism Australia has announced that the next edition of its signature event for promoting Australia as an incentive destination, Dreamtime, will be held in Perth, Western Australia for the first time, in December 2019. As part of the Dreamtime programme, Australian industry will have the opportunity to meet and do business with qualified buyers from key markets including Greater China, Singapore,...