Category: Minister for Tourism and Major Events

Tourism And Trade Take Off As LATAM Airlines Heads To Victoria

LATAM Airlines will commence a direct service between Chile and Victoria next year. Minister for Tourism and Major Events John Eren announced today South America’s largest airline would operate a tri-weekly service, and become the only carrier to offer the route. The new service, secured by the Andrews Labor Government, will boost tourism and trade, […]

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Showcasing Tourism Operators That Make Us Number One

The hard-working tourism operators and small businesses that make Victoria the nation’s envy for tourism and events have been recognised at the 2016 RACV Victorian Tourism Awards. Minister for Tourism and Major Events John Eren congratulated the Victorian businesses who took out awards at last night’s gala event. Nobody does tourism like Victoria. The first-class […]

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Tourism And Trade Reach New Heights As Hainan Airlines Arrive

Hainan Airlines has touched down in Melbourne for the first time, becoming the 31st international airline to link with Victoria. The new services will provide trade opportunities, create jobs for Victorians and attract more visitors to the state. Melbourne Airport is now connected to eight cities in mainland China, a nation whose visitation expenditure in […]

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Bringing Bolt To The Sporting Capital Of The World

The fastest man in history, Usain Bolt, will compete in Victoria next year at a world-exclusive event secured by the Andrews Labor Government. Acting Minister for Tourism and Major Events Philip Dalidakis joined the nine-time Olympic gold medallist and world record holder on the banks of the Yarra River today, announcing Victoria had secured the […]

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Melbourne Takes Centre Stage For The Fast5 Netball World Series

The world’s best netballers will battle it out at Hisense Arena this weekend when Melbourne becomes the first city in Australia to host the Fast5 Netball World Series. Parliamentary Secretary for Tourism and Major Events Danielle Green joined the competing nations at a welcoming ceremony last night, before two days of high-octane action begins tomorrow. […]

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Visit Victoria Appoints New Head Of Major Events

Former A-League chief Damien de Bohun will spearhead Victoria’s work to continue claiming the biggest and best major events. Acting Minister for Tourism and Major Events Philip Dalidakis announced Mr de Bohun would join Visit Victoria as the new General Manager of Major Events. He will partner with chief executive Peter Bingeman and a team […]

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Ace New Welcome For Tennis Fans In 2017

A new pedestrian footbridge being built by the Andrews Labor Government – the centrepiece of our $338 million Stage Two upgrade of Melbourne Park – will be open in time to usher hundreds of thousands of fans to the 2017 Australian Open. Acting Minister for Tourism and Major Events Philip Dalidakis helped launch the 2017 […]

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Grants For Exciting New Tourism Projects

The Andrews Labor Government is playing its part to deliver a new round of grants for major tourism infrastructure projects that boost the economy and create jobs. The Tourism Demand Driver Infrastructure Program, delivered in conjunction with the Commonwealth, helps local organisations complete the projects that attract visitors from all over Victoria, Australia and the […]

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Tourism Takes Off As Qantas Boosts Melbourne Operations

Qantas will begin a direct service between Melbourne and Tokyo by the end of the year, boosting Victoria’s prized Japanese tourism market and creating jobs for locals. The national carrier’s decision to  grow its operations in Victoria is a ringing endorsement of our visitor economy and another sign visitors right around the globe see Victoria […]

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Visitor Economy Strategy To Keep Victoria Number One

The Andrews Labor Government has launched a strategy to drive its bold plans to grow Victoria’s visitor economy. Minister for Tourism and Major Events John Eren today spoke at the Victorian Tourism Conference in Bendigo, where he outlined plans to increase visitor spending to $36.5 billion by 2025 and increase employment in the sector to […]

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