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New hotel development responds to record occupancies – yet are we building enough?

Brian Merzeo 6.7.15Australia’s tourism industry continues to be a ‘super sector’ for the nation’s economy, with strong growth in both international and domestic visitor numbers. The extreme levels of occupancy we are experiencing in Sydney and Melbourne CBD’s, translates to upwards of … Read more


On behalf of the Business Events industry, the Association of Australian Convention Bureaux (AACB) has welcomed the opportunity to give advice on streamlining Australia’s visa system to the Department of Immigration and Border Protection.

The Department called for submissions with … Read more

Asia Pacific is the most promising and energetic growth region of the world

Asia Pacific is the most promising and energetic growth region of the world. Despite the market pressures, the region continues to outperform majority of the world’s markets and a driving force of global economic activity, with countries China and India … Read more

PCOA participates in the political lobbing process as part of Business Events Council of Australia (BECA)

3 BE Meets Parliament (2)Business Events leaders and members of the Business Events Council of Australia last week met with parliamentarians at the Business Events Meets Parliament bipartisan Friends of Tourism luncheon held at Parliament House.

The event was attended by politicians from both … Read more