Category: Minister for Tourism and Major Events

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 […]

Categories: Eastern Victoria Region, Media Release, Minister for Tourism and Major Events

Tourism Boom Paying Dividends For Regional Victoria

International visitors are travelling to Victoria in their droves, spending more money and staying longer, according to the latest International Visitor Survey. Victoria welcomed 2.7 million international visitors who spent $7.3 billion in the 12 months to March, with some of the strongest growth in visitors occurring in our regions. Minister for Tourism and Major […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Tourism and Major Events

Supercars Championship Races Into Melbourne

Fans who attend the 2018 Formula 1® Australian Grand Prix will experience a Supercars Championship round for the first time in history. Minister for Tourism and Major Events John Eren joined representatives of the Australian Grand Prix Corporation, Virgin Australia Supercars Championship and Supercar drivers in Albert Park today to announce that the Supercar race […]

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Victoria Says Konichiwa To New Flights To Tokyo

Victoria has added to its already impressive air links to Asia, with Japan Airlines announcing it will commence daily direct flights between Melbourne and Tokyo in September this year. Tourism and Major Events Minister John Eren said the new service would provide more choice for travellers and boost the number of seats on the popular […]

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Direct Melbourne To Colombo Flights To Start In October

The Andrews Labor Government has welcomed the announcement by SriLankan Airlines that it will start a new Colombo to Melbourne service. Minister for Tourism and Major Events John Eren today congratulated the airline on its decision to run a daily service out of Melbourne, and offer more than 100,000 seats on the route every year. […]

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Boost for sport and events means more jobs

The Andrews Labor Government will keep Victoria the sporting and events capital of the world, and attract more visitors to create more jobs. The Victorian Budget 2017/18 provides an extra $25 million to Visit Victoria to attract thousands more tourists, students, and business leaders from overseas, as part of our plan to increase visitor spending […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Sport, Minister for Tourism and Major Events

LEGOLAND Builds A New Home In Melbourne

Australia’s first ever LEGO attraction will create more than 100 new jobs and bring more visitors to Victoria. Minister for Tourism and Major Events John Eren officially opened the LEGOLAND Discovery Centre in Melbourne at Chadstone Shopping Centre today. The first of its kind in the Southern Hemisphere – the Centre once again puts Victoria […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Tourism and Major Events, South Eastern Metropolitan Region

Victoria Bolts Ahead Thanks To Melbourne Cup Carnival

Last year’s Melbourne Cup Carnival delivered a record boost to our visitor economy and drew record numbers of visitors to Victoria. Minister for Tourism and Major Events John Eren joined Victoria Racing Club (VRC) Chair Amanda Elliott today to release the 2016 Melbourne Cup Carnival economic impact study. The report shows the four-race day event […]

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Melbourne Lands Virgin Australia’s Maiden Hong Kong Service

The Andrews Labor Government has welcomed Virgin Australia’s announcement that it is starting direct flights to Greater China from Melbourne, with the new Hong Kong service set to take off in early July. Minister for Tourism and Major Events John Eren said securing the new service was another coup for Victoria’s booming visitor economy and […]

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Sky-High Crowds As Airshow Breaks All The Records

Victoria has once again proven it’s the events capital of the nation after a record attendance at this year’s Australian International Airshow at Avalon. The 2017 Australian International Airshow smashed its 2015 attendance by an impressive 40,000, with 210,664 people turning out to watch the world’s best aircraft take to the skies. The Airshow – […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Tourism and Major Events, Western Victoria Region