Category: Minister for Tourism and Major Events

Victoria Lands Golden Route To San Francisco

Victorians will soon have direct flights between Melbourne and San Francisco, with Qantas to start four services each week from late next year. Minister for Tourism and Major Events John Eren joined Qantas International CEO Alison Webster at Melbourne Airport today to announce the new services, which will add close to 50,000 seats each way […]

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Getting It Done: Taking White Night Up Another Notch

Melbourne and Ballarat will shine more brightly than ever next year, with new projections, more live music and some old crowd favourites highlighting White Night 2018. Minister for Tourism and Major Events John Eren today launched the programs for White Night 2018 in Melbourne and Ballarat, which will deliver a feast for the senses right […]

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More Visitors Good News For Victorian Jobs And Businesses

New data released today shows more overseas visitors are choosing to spend their time and valuable tourism dollars in Victoria – boosting local businesses and creating jobs across Victoria. Minister for Tourism and Major Events John Eren welcomed the latest International Visitor Survey results, which demonstrate how Victoria’s booming tourism industry is paying dividends for […]

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Teeing Up Victoria As The Home Of Golf In Australia

The World Cup of Golf will return to Melbourne in 2018 – the golfing and sporting capital of Australia. Minister for Tourism and Major Events John Eren announced today that the four-day tournament will be held in Victoria for the second time next year at the Metropolitan Golf Club on our famous Sandbelt. The prestigious […]

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Follow Alice Through The Looking Glass In Victoria

From white rabbits and Cheshire cats to the Mad Hatter and the Queen of Hearts, Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland are coming to Victoria early next year. Minister for Tourism and Major Events John Eren visited the Australian Centre for the Moving Image (ACMI) today, where the world premiere of Wonderland will open in April next […]

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A Toast To Victoria’s Finest Tourism Operators

Tourism operators and small businesses who help make Victoria one of the best places in the world to visit have been recognised at the 2017 RACV Victorian Tourism Awards. Minister for Tourism and Major Events John Eren congratulated the Victorian businesses who took out awards at last night’s celebrations. Tourism is Victoria’s bread and butter […]

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Ticket Scalping Crackdown To Put Real Fans First

The Andrews Labor Government will introduce legislation today to crack down on ticket scalping and give regular fans a fairer go. While the internet has made it easier for people to purchase tickets, a resale market of price gouging has emerged. The Labor Government’s Major Events Legislation Amendment (ticket scalping and other matters) Bill 2017 […]

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Melbourne Storming On To The World Stage

Victoria will host another massive international rugby league blockbuster next year when our reigning NRL premiers, Melbourne Storm, take on Super League title holders Leeds Rhinos for the 2018 World Club Challenge. Minister for Tourism and Major Events John Eren joined the coaches from both teams today to announce that the fixture will take place […]

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Full Steam Ahead For Puffing Billy

Victoria’s iconic Puffing Billy will undergo major works to boost visitor numbers and bring more business to the region, thanks to funding from the Andrews Labor Government. Minister for Tourism and Major Events John Eren and Member for Monbulk James Merlino have announced $8.2 million to improve facilities at the popular tourist spot. A new […]

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White Night To Light Up Geelong And Bendigo

The Andrews Labor Government is bringing White Night to Geelong and Bendigo for the first time in 2018. Minister for Tourism and Major Events John Eren joined White Night Artistic Director David Atkins OAM at the Geelong Botanic Gardens today to announce the event’s further expansion into regional Victoria. The Labor Government brought White Night […]

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