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Australia - a pitching tool for business event planners in Singapore

  1. 1. Slide heading here AUSTRALIA A pitching tool for business event planners in Singapore
  2. 2. Slide heading here Fast Facts • Geography: The world’s smallest continent and largest island • Population: 23 million, 85 per cent of which live near the coast • Weather: Mild and pleasant climate which varies depending on region • Culture: Variety of cultural, ethnic, linguistic and religious backgrounds • Currency: Australian Dollar (AUD) Kangaroo Island, South Australia
  3. 3. Slide heading here Why Australia? A recent survey of 550 company managers ranked Australia top one or two in a number of key business events categories including: • A safe and secure destination • World-class business event facilities • Clean cities and good infrastructure • Value for money options to suit all budgets • A range of quality accommodation offerings • Good food, wine, local cuisine and produce Based on data collected in the 2013 Business Events Australia Consumer Demand Project Kata Tjuta (The Olgas), Northern Territory
  4. 4. Slide heading here Getting to Australia • Direct to Sydney, Melbourne, Perth, Adelaide, Brisbane and Darwin • Journey times range from 4½ to 8 hours • Five key international airlines including: Singapore Airlines, Qantas, Scoot, Emirates, Etihad Airways, Jetstar, SilkAir and Tigerair Sailing on Sydney Harbour
  5. 5. Slide heading here Getting around Australia • Extensive domestic air travel network connecting all major cities and regions • Good airport infrastructure facilitates ease of connections between domestic and international flights • Qantas, Virgin Australia and Jetstar operate domestic sectors Popular Combinations Hours Cairns - Uluru 2:35 Melbourne - Cairns 2:25 Melbourne - Gold Coast 2:00 Perth - Broome 2:30 Sydney - Brisbane 1:30 Sydney - Cairns 3:10 Sydney - Perth 5:10 Sydney - Uluru 3:25 Sydney - Whitsundays 2:30
  6. 6. Slide heading here Best time to travel to Australia • Any time - Australia is a year round destination • Australia’s seasons are opposite to the northern hemisphere • Travel in the tropical north is best between April and September • Winters in Australia are generally mild
  7. 7. Slide heading here Signature Experiences • Hot air ballooning over a renowned wine region as you sample fresh local produce • Dine under a glittering canopy of stars in Uluru (Ayers Rock) • Backstage tour and private recital at the Sydney Opera House • Swim, snorkel and dive the World Heritage Listed Great Barrier Reef • Cuddle a koala and feed a kangaroo at a wildlife sanctuary Top five aspirational team activities voted by corporate decision makers in Singapore The Barossa Valley, South Australia
  8. 8. Slide heading here What others have said about Australia • “Australia has always been a place that wows people with experiences.” • “Australia is a destination for creativity. Every time I come I get to do something creative. I love it!” • “From the Beautiful city of Melbourne to the wonderful beaches of Cairns. This is an experience that explores all the senses.” Testimonials of business event agents who recently visited Australia The Twelve Apostles, Victoria
  9. 9. Slide heading here Sydney Harbour
  10. 10. Slide heading here Whitsundays and Sydney Program Day 1 Day 2 Day 3 Day 4 Day 5 Day 6 GET GOING Check in at qualia on Hamilton Island’s secluded northern tip, named on the Condé Nast Traveler Readers’ Choice Awards’ 2014 Gold List Breakfast at the Long Pavilion (add a little luxury with time at Spa qualia, a sanctuary high above the Whitsundays offering hot stone massages using 300- million-year-old stones) Transfer to Sydney following breakfast at the Long Pavilion prepared by qualia Chef Alastair Waddell who received a Hotel Management Award for Best Hotel Chef in 2012 Fuel up with a delicious breakfast before taking a guided walking tour of Sydney’s historic Rocks area to discover hidden cobbled lanes, shady courtyards and convict history Climb aboard a performance sailing boat at Rushcutters Bay for an adventurous morning on Sydney Harbour After breakfast at the Shangri-La Hotel the group will be transferred to the Sydney International Airport for their return flight EXPERIENCE Get your toes in the sand or an oar in the water at a perfect beach, basking in Whitsunday sunshine. Charter to Whitehaven Beach (TripAdvisor Travellers’ Choice Beaches Awards 2013, No. 1 in Australia and No. 3 in the world) with lunch and afternoon tea on board Tour on Harley Davidsons - cross Sydney Harbour Bridge and journey to Bondi Beach for lunch at Bondi Icebergs overlooking the stunning cliffs of south Bondi Your Skipper will guide the group to Shark Island, a beautiful and exclusive destination for lunch (nestled in the middle of Port Jackson) EXPLORE Enjoy the beautiful scenery of the Whitsundays with pre-dinner drinks and meet and have your photo taken with local star Elvis the Koala Join a relaxing sunset sea kayak tour with a glass of sparkling wine Be welcomed to the Shangri-La Hotel Sydney with an aperitif at the Blu Bar, offering uninterrupted views of Sydney’s Harbour Bridge Jump on a seaplane flight over Sydney’s harbour and famous northern beaches for a stunning perspective of the coastline Tour the Royal Botanic Gardens to discover the Indigenous heritage of the Cadigal people, the traditional owners of this land ENJOY Dine at Coca Chu South East Asian cuisine, with the best views of Catseye Beach - with its long sandy curve bound by the tropical waters of the Great Barrier Reef Host a five-course exclusive dining experience at the water’s edge under the southern constellations Take a short stroll to Café Sydneyon the rooftop of Customs House (for 150 years, Customs House has been the trade gateway for goods and people flowing into Sydney) Dine on unsurpassed seafood at the famous Doyles on the Beach at Watson’s Bay Join your farewell dinner at Taronga Zoo – discover Australian wildlife up close while you enjoy drinks, canapés and dinner overlooking the harbour SLEEP qualia’s private pavilions overlook the Whitsundays Wake to stunning harbour views from the comfort of your room at the Shangri-La Hotel
  11. 11. Slide heading here Heart Reef, The Whitsundays
  12. 12. Slide heading here Gold Coast and Melbourne Program Day 1 Day 2 Day 3 Day 4 Day 5 Day 6 GET GOING Transfer from the airport to Jupiters Hotel and Casino, one of the Gold Coast’s premium venues for special events Take an Eco Boat to McLarens Landing on South Stradbroke Island for breakfast and team- building activities For breakfast sample the creations of an Australian celebrity chef at Salt Grill by Luke Mangan at Hilton Surfers Paradise Check out of your hotel following breakfast Private breakfast at FlemingtonRacecourse, home of Victoria’s internationally-acclaimed spring Racing Carnival Check out of your hotel following breakfast EXPERIENCE Meet and greet native Australian Wildlife including possums and baby crocodiles at the resort followed by tasting local seafood at live cooking stations located around the pool Hit the waters for a high- speed jet-boating adventure through stunning scenery before winding down with lunch at the award-winning Vie at Palazzo Versace Get a breathtaking view on Skywalk, an elevated walkway through the canopies of the Tamborine Mountain rainforest, and sample local produce at Witches Chase Cheese Factory Compete with your team as you try your hand at clay pigeon shooting at RACV Royal Pines Resort, set on a world-class golf course Take a tour of the racecourse before a millinery workshop where you will have a chance to design your own unique headpiece See the spectacular Great Ocean Road and Twelve Apostles from your helicopter journey to a private beach where lunch will be served EXPLORE Head to SkyPoint, the Gold Coast’s tallest building where you will ascend to the 77th floor for 360 degree views of the beaches and hinterland Transfer in style on Harley Davidsons to Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary where you will have the chance to cuddle a koala and feed kangaroos A local Indigenous performer will entertain and educate throughout lunch at Songbirds Restaurant before you have free time to explore the area Transfer to Gold Coast Airport for your flight to Melbourne Look out over Melbourne from the heights of Eureka Skydeck 88 a 300 metre tower on the Southbank and brave the glass bottomed floor of The Edge Return to Melbourne for an afternoon at leisure, exploring boutiques in its hidden laneways before transferring to the airport for your flight home ENJOY At your Welcome to Gold Coast function at Dolphin Cove Sea World meet the dolphins and see a show before enjoying an evening feast with your team Check in and freshen up at your hotel before a themed function at the decadent East Restaurant featuring entertainment, cocktails and an exquisite collection of dishes Australian Outback Spectacular will wow you with its quintessentially Australian performance and cuisine in an outback setting Enjoy the afternoon at leisure before a welcome dinner at Red Spice Road, a unique South East Asian dining experience in the heart of the city Head to Phillip Island where after visiting a chocolate factory and koala conservation centre you will watch a parade of penguins return home at sunset after a long day SLEEP Sea World Resort - the heart of fun and adventure on the Gold Coast Marriott Resort Gold Coast - a breathtaking paradise in the heart of the city centre Crown Towers - named Australia’s Best Large Luxury Hotel 2012 & 2013 by Readers’ Choice Gourmet Traveller Travel Awards
  13. 13. Slide heading here Phillip Island Penguin Parade, Victoria
  14. 14. Slide heading here To make pitching Australia easier access Australia videos at Australia images at Search for Business Events Resources for your pitch
  15. 15. Slide heading here For more information or to start planning visit