Australia - a pitching tool for business event planners in India

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Published on April 3, 2014

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Slide heading here AUSTRALIA A pitching tool for business event planners in India

Slide heading here Phillip Island Penguin Parade, Victoria 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)

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: • World-class business event facilities • Good food, wine, local cuisine and produce • A range of quality accommodation offerings • Value for money options to suit all budgets • A safe and secure destination Based on data collected in the 2013 Business Events Australia Consumer Demand Project Kata Tjuta (The Olgas), Northern Territory

Slide heading here Getting to Australia • Direct from Delhi to Sydney or Melbourne in 12½ hours • Many flight options from India via hubs in Asia • Seven key international airlines including: Air India, Singapore Airlines, Malaysia Airlines, Thai Airways International, Qantas, Cathay Pacific Airways and Emirates Sailing on Sydney Harbour

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

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

Slide heading here Signature Experiences • Helicopter over the Great Barrier Reef with lunch on the beach • Brush up on your batting and bowling skills with an Australian cricket legend • Learn to surf on a beautiful local beach • Climb to the top of the famous Sydney Harbour Bridge • Take a backstage tour and private recital at the Sydney Opera House Top five aspirational team activities voted by corporate decision makers in India Session in the nets with Australian cricket legend Merv Hughes

Slide heading here What others have said about Australia • “Right from the mountains to the sea, from the jet-ski to the hot-air ballooning, for any group it would be nothing less than a dream come true.” • “Australia is a very calm and peaceful destination and if you see it with a helicopter you are getting one of the most beautiful and enjoyable rides.” • “It has everything to offer. The people, the nightlife, the infrastructure, the food, the hospitality, everything.” Testimonials of business event agents from America who recently visited Australia The Twelve Apostles, Victoria

Slide heading here Sydney Harbour

Slide heading here Sydney and Cairns Program Day 1 Day 2 Day 3 Day 4 Day 5 Day 6 GET GOING 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 airport for a flight to Cairns After breakfast at your hotel depart for a full Great Barrier Reef experience with Quicksilver Cruises Enjoy breakfast at your hotel before transferring to the airport for your flight home EXPERIENCE 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) Transfer to Mossman Gorge and the Daintree Rainforest where you will learn the rich Indigenous heritage of the Kuku Yalanji people Enjoy this World Heritage Listed area with activities available both on and off- board including scuba diving, snorkelling and underwater viewing platform EXPLORE 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 Head to Hartley’s Crocodile Adventures for lunch and a tour of the park where you can see crocodiles of up to five metres long Stroll the city of Cairns, try fresh local produce at Ruby’s Farmers Markets or enjoy a relaxing massage during your afternoon at leisure ENJOY 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 Evening at Taronga Zoo - discover Australian wildlife up close while you enjoy drinks, canapés and dinner overlooking the harbour Enjoy a theatrical dining experience set amongst the world’s oldest rainforest at Flames of the Forest Celebrate your Australian adventure overlooking the Coral Sea with a five- course dinner with matching wines SLEEP Wake to stunning harbour views from the comfort of your room at the Shangri-La Hotel Sydney Gaze out into the waters from the balcony of your room at the Shangri-La Hotel Cairns

Slide heading here The Great Barrier Reef

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

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