Category: Minister for Tourism and Major Events

Victoria Flying High With New Flights To Zhengzhou

Victorians will soon have direct flights between Melbourne and Zhengzhou, with Jetstar set to commence two weekly services from December. Minister for Tourism and Major Events John Eren joined Jetstar Group CEO Jayne Hrdlicka at Melbourne Airport today to announce the new service, adding close to 70,000 seats each way every year. The announcement means […]

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MCEC Expansion Roaring Ahead, Delivering Jobs And Big Events

The Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre (MCEC) expansion is creating hundreds of jobs and helping the world’s most liveable city secure the biggest events. Minister for Tourism and Major Events John Eren today announced that Melbourne has secured the Lions Clubs International Convention 2024 (LCIC24) at MCEC. LCIC24 will be the largest cultural conference ever […]

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From Sicily To Victoria – Targa Florio’s Debut Down Under

For the first time in history, the world-renowned Targa Florio vintage car rally will race outside of Italy, calling Victoria home for an incredible four-day event that takes in some of Victoria’s most breathtaking scenery. Minister for Tourism and Major Events John Eren joined General Manager of Confederation of Australian Motor Sport Mike Smith in […]

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White Night Returns To Melbourne And Ballarat Next Year

The Andrews Labor Government is bringing White Night back to Melbourne and back to Ballarat for a second time in 2018. Minister for Tourism and Major Events John Eren announced today that Melbourne’s streets, laneways and gardens will come alive for a sixth straight year, with the city promising to shine brighter than ever before. […]

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Boosting Chinese Tourism To Drive Local Jobs

The Andrews Labor Government is partnering with China’s biggest online travel agency to attract more visitors from our biggest tourism market, creating more jobs and bringing more business to Victoria. Minister for Tourism and Major Events John Eren witnessed the signing of an agreement in Shanghai today that will see Victoria partner with CTRIP – […]

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Sporting Capital Locks In Socceroos World Cup Qualifier

Melbourne will host the blockbuster final match of the qualifying phase of the 2018 FIFA World Cup between Australia and Thailand this September. Minister for Tourism and Major Events John Eren today confirmed that the much-anticipated clash will take place at the Melbourne Rectangular Stadium on Tuesday, 5 September. The qualifier is yet another major […]

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Cadel Evans Women’s Race Riding High In 2018

More of the world’s best women’s teams and riders are set to pedal their way to Victoria for the 2018 Cadel Evans Great Ocean Road Race. Minister for Tourism and Major Events John Eren joined Aussie Tour de France hero Cadel Evans today to announce an increased ranking for next year’s Deakin University Elite Women’s […]

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Brumby To Chair Melbourne Convention And Exhibition Trust

John Brumby AO has been appointed chairperson of the Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Trust (MCET). Mr Brumby’s contribution to public life has been vast, serving for more than ten years as Treasurer and then Premier of Victoria. He was made an Officer of the Order of Australia in January 2017. As Premier, Mr Brumby led […]

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New World Class Rehabilitation Centre For Geelong

A new rehabilitation centre will give people living in Geelong and south west Victoria the treatment they need, closer to home. Minister for Tourism and Major Events John Eren joined Member for Geelong Christine Couzens and Barwon Health staff members for a tour today of the new Sunrise Centre. The centre is in the new […]

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New Tourism Push To Bring More Visitors To Gippsland

Gippsland and the Latrobe Valley will benefit from extra tourism funding to attract more visitors, boost local businesses and create more jobs. Minister for Tourism and Major Events John Eren today announced $3.2 million to help Destination Gippsland give more people the opportunity to experience the best of everything Gippsland has to offer. Regions like […]

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