Qantas yesterday operated the first ever direct flight between Melbourne and Dallas/Fort Worth, creating more travel options for Australians travelling to North America.
Since reopening borders, Australia’s international visitor numbers have been more a trickle than a flood, with many key markets, including China, still missing amid lingering COVID-19 controls, inflation and geopolitical concerns. June data from the Australian Bureau of Statistics reveals outbound travellers are growing at almost three times the rate of inbound, as Australians continue to flock overseas.
Shadow Play by Peppers has officially opened during a ceremony hosted by the lord mayor of Melbourne, Sally Capp, in the city’s thriving Southbank arts and entertainment district.
Marriott International has announced the signing of Le Méridien Melbourne, in partnership with owner and developer Jinshan Investment Group. Slated to open in 2020, the 235-room hotel will boast the brand’s distinct mid-century modern approach.
Qatar Airways has introduced its flagship Airbus A380 on the Melbourne route as the airline continues its growth story in Australia. Melbourne is the original home for Qatar Airways in Australia, with the airline adding services to Perth, Sydney and Adelaide in recent years.
LATAM Airlines Group has announced it will operate a new, non-stop service between Santiago and Melbourne, Australia, from October 2017. The westbound Santiago-Melbourne leg – measuring more than 11,000 kilometres in distance with a flight time of approximately 15 hours – will become the longest non-stop flight in LATAM´s history.
Melbourne Airport has welcomed the announcement by Singapore Airlines to add a second daily Melbourne-Singapore A380 service.
Melbourne Airport has welcomed China Southern’s announcement to double its Melbourne services by introducing twice-daily flights between Guangzhou and Melbourne from October 2011.
Easter has boosted Melbourne Airport’s international passenger numbers for April resulting in a 20.4 per cent increase compared to April last year, taking total international passengers to 535,143 for the month.
The Melbourne Convention + Visitors Bureau (MCVB) has launched the Melbourne Planner’s Guide 2010/11, featuring new and expanded sections detailing the destination’s incentive offerings, suggested itineraries and regional Victoria’s Business Events products and services.