Category: Minister for Tourism and Major Events

New Dreamworks Exhibition To Illuminate Mornington Peninsula

Shrek and Kung-Fu Panda will light up Rosebud’s Foreshore in April this year at an Australian-first exhibition of some of DreamWorks Animation’s best known characters in a large-scale lantern experience. Lights by DreamWorks is an interactive, walkthrough experience for all ages and is set to run for 30 days and attract more than 300,000 local […]

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Slide The Square To Beat The Heat This Summer

From today, tourists and locals alike visiting Melbourne’s Federation Square will be able to beat the heat of summer by enjoying a giant inflatable water slide, running 75 metres. Acting Minister for Tourism and Major Events Philip Dalidakis today launched Toyota’s Slide the Square, which will be open 10am to 8pm daily until 15 January […]

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The World’s Best Gymnasts To Head To Victoria

The Andrews Labor Government has secured the Gymnastics World Cup for Melbourne. Acting Minister for Tourism and Major Events Philip Dalidakis announced today Hisense Arena will host a stop on the Individual Apparatus World Cup circuit for men’s and women’s artistic gymnasts next year. The event will feature some of the world’s best gymnasts from […]

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SkyBus Arrives At Avalon Airport

A new SkyBus service will run between Melbourne’s CBD and Avalon, making it quicker, easier and cheaper to get to the growing airport. Minister for Tourism and Major Events, and Member for Lara, John Eren joined the SkyBus operators on the tarmac today to announce the new service. It’s another great win for Avalon Airport, […]

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Melbourne Secures First Qantas Dreamliner Route

The Andrews Labor Government has secured a historic new Qantas 787-9 Dreamliner direct service between Melbourne and Los Angeles. Minister for Tourism and Major Events John Eren joined Qantas International Chief Executive Gareth Evans at Port Melbourne’s Boeing Aerostructures Australia today, where parts of the 787’s wings are manufactured. Passengers flying between Melbourne and Los […]

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Thousands Will Party At White Night Melbourne

Melbourne will transform for White Night when the cultural showstopper returns next year. Minister for Tourism and Major Events John Eren today joined White Night artistic director David Atkins OAM to launch White Night Melbourne. Next year’s instalment is set to feature the very best local and international artists for the all-night party. The dusk […]

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White Night Shines On Ballarat

The Andrews Labor Government is bringing White Night to Ballarat for the first time. Minister for Tourism and Major Events John Eren today joined White Night artistic director David Atkins OAM to launch the program for next year’s event, which features local and international performers and artists. White Night is a stunning dusk-to-dawn event that […]

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Showcasing Fine Wine And Food From The Yarra Valley

The Andrews Labor Government is delivering a brand new festival showcasing the fine wine and food from the Yarra Valley. Minister for Tourism and Major Events John Eren today joined Member for Northern Victoria Jaclyn Symes and event organisers to mark the launch of the Yarra Valley Wine and Food Festival with a grape stomp […]

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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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