Topic: Tourism and major events

Boost Your Business Takes Coffee To The Cloud In Geelong

The Andrews Labor Government is helping small businesses thrive thanks to the latest round of the Boost Your Business Voucher Program. Minister for Jobs, Innovation and Trade Martin Pakula today visited Geelong’s Little Red Roaster Company, one of the new batch of businesses receiving voucher funding. The Little Red Roaster Company is one of more […]

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New Milestone For Booming Victorian Tourism

The value of Victoria’s burgeoning visitor economy has soared to $30 billion, cementing tourism as a key driver of the state’s economy and a jobs powerhouse. The Andrews Labor Government today confirmed the milestone, which shows major growth in international and domestic visitors who choose to spend their time and tourism dollars in Victoria. According […]

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Extended Shed Now Our Global Events Powerhouse

The massive expansion of the Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre (MCEC) has helped deliver $1.1 billion to the Victorian economy, attracting marquee international and national events to the banks of the Yarra. Minister for Tourism, Sport and Major Events Martin Pakula visited MCEC today to mark one year since the completion of the Andrews Labor […]

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2020 Cadel Evans Women’s Road Race Breaks New Ground

In a major step towards levelling the playing field in Victoria, the 2020 Cadel Evans Great Ocean Road Race series will for the first time offer equal prizemoney for elite women and men. The Deakin University Elite Women’s Road Race will also become the first race in the Southern Hemisphere to be sanctioned by the […]

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Bendigo Ready To Rumble For Horn Mega Bout

Big-time boxing is coming to Bendigo with superstar Jeff Horn and world-rated Victorian Michael Zerafa to battle it out at Bendigo Stadium on Saturday, 31 August. The fight was secured with support from the Andrews Labor Government’s $20 million Regional Events Fund and is expected to draw fans from around the country to the newly-refurbished […]

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International Visitors Flock To Victoria’s Regions

Victorian tourism is breaking records, bolstered by unprecedented growth in international visitors drawn to country and regional areas. Tourism Research Australia today reported that in the year to March, Victoria welcomed 3.1 million international tourists – up 5 per cent on the previous year – who spent $8.5 billion, up 7.6 per cent. The rise […]

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Find Your Happy Space In Regional Victoria This Winter

The Andrews Labor Government’s tourism campaign Your Happy Space is urging Melburnians to cosy up to winter in regional Victoria, supporting tourism businesses and boosting regional jobs. Minister for Tourism, Sport and Major Events Martin Pakula today launched the winter campaign, which showcases the drama of winter landscapes, warming food and wine, scenic drives and […]

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Bringing The Best Of The Melbourne Cup To Shanghai

The Andrews Labor Government has brought the fashion, fun and excitement of the Melbourne Cup Carnival to China by showcasing some of the best Victorian spring racing fashion and millinery in Shanghai today. The prized Melbourne Cup was also on display in China, giving local racing fans a taste of Australia’s race that stops the […]

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From Melbourne Park To Runways Of Paris

The Melbourne and Olympic Parks precinct is taking rising Australian fashion designers to the world. Minister for Tourism, Sport and Major Events Martin Pakula today announced 10 groups of Honours students from RMIT’s Bachelor of Fashion (Design) are reimagining an entire uniform collection for the precinct’s 1,000-strong workforce, including operations staff, ushers, security and management. […]

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White Night To Shine On Ballarat This September

Ballarat will this year host the famous night of lights for a third year, before it moves to Bendigo and then Geelong over the next two years. Minister for Tourism, Sport and Major Events Martin Pakula was joined by Member for Wendouree Juliana Addison and Member for Buninyong Michaela Settle to announce that White Night […]

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