So, what’s going on in Australia?
As coronavirus restrictions ease in Australia and domestic events restart, here’s the latest for planners on all things Australia. From the newest incentive products, to how Australian industry are adapting to new challenges, where to find the most up to date information on cases and meeting restrictions in Australia and, for those missing the wide open landscapes and the charm from Down Under, an opportunity to take a virtual trip to Australia with a charismatic host.
Coronavirus information for business events in Australia
Business Events Australia has published a webpage of resources with links to where to find the latest information about local case numbers, domestic and international border reopenings, meeting restrictions and how venues, hotels, products and experiences are changing their offerings to increase safety for visitors. Updated weekly, the page is a one-stop-shop for understanding the current conditions in Australia for meetings and business events.
A new edition of Australia Next for North America
The second edition of Australia’s incentive inspiration magazine, Australia Next, is hot off the press, to help planners keep their Australian wanderlust burning bright until travel there is possible again.
In the latest edition, meet three Australian hotels – from city to vineyard and national park – perfect for an exclusive use buyout – and get an insider’s view of Australia’s Red Centre with Ayers Rock Resort’s Business Events Manager. Find out where you can experience Indigenous Bush Tucker, go roaming with koalas, and discover unique Australian gifts for your clients to offer them a little of Australia while travel is paused. You can also take a colourful journey through Australia’s stunning landscapes with 8D surround sound.
How Australian industry is adapting to the challenges of 2020
As meetings restart, get a little insight from a panel of Australian industry about how they are dealing with the challenges for the meetings industry thrown up by the pandemic in this educational session. From using holograms to beam in international speakers to offering an event in a box, opening hotels during COVID – and reaching more clients with innovative thinking than for a regular opening – adapting a convention centre to operate through the threat of a pandemic and inventing contact tracing smart badges, the panel provide a fascinating look at getting on with business.
Take a virtual trip to Australia
Who needs David Attenborough when you’ve got Sam from Australia? If you’re missing Australia’s sunny shores and the Aussie can-do attitude – we’ve got just the thing. Take a break and tide yourself over with these two virtual trips around popular incentive destinations in Australia.