Topic: Tourism and major events

Home-Grown NBA Hero To Face Team USA In Melbourne

NBA star and Melbourne local Ben Simmons has confirmed his intention to play for the Australian Boomers when they take on Team USA at Marvel Stadium over two games in August. Minister for Tourism, Sport and Major Events Martin Pakula welcomed the Philadelphia 76er’s confirmation that he would don the green and gold in his […]

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Cadel Evans Great Ocean Road Race Hits Torquay

The four-day Cadel Evans Great Ocean Road Race cycling festival will take place exclusively on the iconic Surf Coast in 2020, bringing a major sporting event to regional Victoria with support from the Andrews Labor Government. Minister for Tourism, Sport and Major Events Martin Pakula and Member for South Barwon Darren Cheeseman today announced that […]

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Melbourne: Home Of World’s Leading Luxury Travel Networks

Melbourne has taken centre stage today as more than 500 of the world’s most influential decision-makers in luxury travel arrived for a week-long conference of networking events and experiences. Minister for Tourism, Sport and Major Events Martin Pakula welcomed Virtuoso at its Symposium to an audience of interstate and international media, strengthening our relationship with […]

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Protecting The Boxing Day Test From Ticket Scalpers

The Andrews Labor Government is making sure cricket fans can fairly access tickets to Australia’s biggest and most-loved cricket match, the Boxing Day Test at the MCG. Minister for Tourism, Sport and Major Events Martin Pakula this week declared the 2019 Boxing Day Test against New Zealand as a major event under the Major Events […]

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Bringing Balenciaga To Bendigo

Bendigo’s proud history of attracting exclusive international showstoppers is set to continue with an exhibition celebrating one of the world’s best fashion designers to open at the Bendigo Art Gallery, thanks to support from the Andrews Labor Government. Minister for Tourism and Major Events Martin Pakula today announced the Balenciaga: Shaping Fashion exhibition, set to bring […]

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White Night Expands Across Melbourne And Beyond

Victoria’s annual White Night will return to Melbourne across three huge nights in August 2019, thanks to support from the Andrews Labor Government. Minister for Sport, Tourism and Major Events Martin Pakula and Minister for Creative Industries Martin Foley today announced the festival’s return from 22-24 August, reimagined and expanded across three iconic precincts. Carlton […]

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Work Underway On Melbourne Park Redevelopment

Major demolition work is underway as part of Stage 3 of the Andrews Labor Government’s redevelopment of Melbourne Park, the home of the Australian Open. Minister for Tourism, Sport and Major Events, Martin Pakula joined Minister for Priority Precincts Gavin Jennings today to inspect demolition works ahead of the construction of a new function and […]

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Record-Breaking Year For Tourism In Victoria

Victoria has cemented its place as Australia’s best tourist destination, with new data showing that 2018 was our tourism industry’s biggest year on record, welcoming more international visitors than ever before. International visitors to Victoria spent an unprecedented $8.5 billion in 2018, up 12.9 per cent on the previous year driving economic growth and creating […]

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New Screens To Guide Fans Home From Melbourne Park

Getting home on public transport after a big event at Melbourne Park just got easier, with new screens installed throughout Rod Laver arena that provide real-time information about trams and trains leaving the precinct. Minister for Tourism, Sport and Major Events, Martin Pakula unveiled the new screens today while inspecting works on Stage 3 of […]

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A New Way Forward For Tourism In Regional Victoria

The Andrews Labor Government will look to find new ways to grow tourism and support regional Victoria, through a review into the regional tourism industry. Minister for Tourism, Sport and Major Events Martin Pakula said tourism was one of regional Victoria’s most important industries, with 40 per cent of total tourism employment based outside Melbourne […]

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