Australia Bureau

Industry welcomes new government changes to Business Events Bid Fund in Australia

Regional destinations around Australia are to get greater access to funding to help them secure lucrative international business events, thanks to changes being made to the Morrison Government’s Business Events Bid Fund Programme. Federal Tourism Minister Simon Birmingham (pictured) announced, 16 August, a series of changes to the eligibility criteria of the A$12m (US$8.14m) Bid Fund Program...

Bid Fund secures AUD$190m worth of events for Australia

Tourism Australia’s Business Events Bid Fund Programme (BFP) has helped to double the value of business events secured by the country over the past three months to a new milestone of AUD$187m (US$133.7m). The BFP has also helped boost the number of applications received from the Australian business events industry, which have now reached 79 since the fund’s launch. Total expenditure by inter...

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,...