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Victoria To Honour Legacy Of Nelson Mandela

Melbourne will host the world premiere of the MANDELA My Life exhibition in September 2018. Minister for Tourism and Major Events John Eren joined Nelson Mandela Foundation CEO Sello Hatang today at Melbourne Museum, where the exhibition will premiere to coincide with the 100th anniversary of Nelson Mandela’s birth. It will be the first time […]

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Victoria To Serve Up An Even Better Grand Slam

The most loved names in world tennis will converge on Melbourne in January for what will be the biggest and best Australian Open yet. Minister for Tourism and Major Events John Eren joined Tennis Australia CEO and Australian Open Tournament Director Craig Tiley at Melbourne Park today to officially launch Australian Open 2018. This year’s […]

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More Good News For Victorian Golf Fans

In a major coup for local golf fans, Melbourne will host the Emirates Australian Open Golf in 2020 and 2022. Minister for Tourism and Major Events John Eren announced today that the Open will be played in Victoria for the first time since 2005. Minister Eren met with Golf Australia Chief Executive Officer Stephen Pitt […]

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LATAM Touches Down In Melbourne

The first ever direct flight between Santiago and Melbourne will land at Melbourne Airport this evening, heralding a new stage in the growing relationship between Chile and Victoria. The Andrews Labor Government has partnered with South America’s largest airline, LATAM Airlines, to operate three services per week. LATAM is now one of 31 international airlines […]

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The Presidents Cup Is On Its Way Back To Victoria

With dates and a venue locked in, Victoria can look forward to making history as the Presidents Cup returns to the sporting capital in 2019. The 2019 Presidents Cup will be held on 9-15 December at the prestigious Royal Melbourne Golf Club. Victoria will become the first location outside the United States to stage the […]

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New Tourism Drawcard To Tour The Prom From The Ocean

The Andrews Labor Government has given the green light to eco-tourism cruises around Wilsons Promontory National Park, offering locals and visitors a never-before-seen glimpse of one of Victoria’s great wildernesses. Minister for Tourism and Major Events John Eren announced today that Pennicott Wilderness Journeys (PWJ) will operate three thirty-seat vessels from Tidal River, providing access […]

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New Non-Stop Flights To Vancouver To Take Off Next Year

The sky’s the limit for Victoria with Air Canada set to commence direct flights between Melbourne and Vancouver from June next year. Minister for Tourism and Major Events John Eren welcomed the announcement that Air Canada will run three non-stop services a week, adding over 46,000 seats every year to Canada. Air Canada joins an […]

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New Screens To Light Up Federation Square

Federation Square is set to become one of the world’s first outdoor digital art galleries. Minister for Tourism and Major Events John Eren visited Federation Square today to announce a set of state-of-the-art digital experience screens – a wall of LEDs adorning the exterior of the Transport building. Mobile interactive screens will feature in various […]

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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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