Simonds Stadium

At time of writing, the footy season was approaching its climax as the finals began. On the ladder, the Geelong Cats had closed back to second behind the Hawks. Familiar territory for such a successful club – no change there.

Simonds Stadium

Trends in Tourism

Travel, for leisure or business, is often a reliable pointer to changing customs and trends in lifestyle. Tracking travel trends enables not only the travel industry itself but a much wider variety of businesses and governmental authorities to see where we, as populations, are going – in all sorts of senses.

Trends in Tourism

Wild Child Cosmeceuticals

The single mother of three personally developed the company from the ground up after discovering a gap in the marketplace for more natural – and thereby safer – personal care products for children. Her vibrant personality and unswerving approach enabled her to transform that experience into a wildly successful Australian business and an international reach, selling in more than 40,000 stores globally with over five million products sold to date across the globe.

Formulating for Success

Tourism & Transport Forum

It’s simple, really: top priority, for the forthcoming election but also for the foreseeable future, is to increase recognition of the tourism industry in Australia and promote a better understanding of its place in society and the economy. In short, Australia doesn’t believe in itself enough as a tourist destination and doesn’t value the contribution of its tourism industry highly enough.

Holiday Job

Concept Amenities

The company’s luxury portfolio is built on the strength of its relationships with well-known global retail brands including MOR, Milk & Co, Linden Leaves, Jean-Michel Cousteau and French Connection.

Responsible Luxury

The World of Sports Sponsorship

In the professional era, sponsorship has become indispensable. Without it players’ wages just could not be paid, for the gate money at even major events will nowhere near cover the cost. Indeed, the audience paying at the gate is dwindling as TV coverage improves, so the TV companies themselves become among the most important sponsors.

Naming Rights

The ECOYA Group

What do 42 Below vodka and speciality home fragrance ECOYA have in common? The similarities may not be glaringly obvious at first but in fact, not only do both products capture the essence of the region’s purity and nature, ECOYA being manufactured in Australia and 42 Below in New Zealand, they were both founded by three men – Geoff Ross, Grant Baker and Stephen Sinclair, all of whom had the vision to grow start-up businesses into multi-million dollar empires.

A Feast for the Senses

Maribyrnong City Council

Much has happened in Melbourne already, with the Docklands project and the precincts south of the Yarra River, but more is in the pipeline. There is a sense from the western side of the urban area of feeling a bit neglected but attention is now focussing on this formerly industrialised area, with a real emphasis on growth and expansion.

Go West, Young Man

Markets of Melbourne

The Markets of Melbourne is a collective between three of the longest running markets in Melbourne – Prahran Market, Queen Victoria Market and South Melbourne Market. At the Markets of Melbourne, learning new skills, socialising with traders who are passionate about what they do and being entertained is all a part of the shopping experience.

Celebrating Community

The Costume Jewellery Industry

The term costume jewellery was first coined back in the 1920s when flappers hit the town wearing stacks of Bakelite bangles jangling up their arms. The costume jewellery industry is a niche market within the fashion and accessories field which has been subject to some interesting developments over the years.

All That Glitters

Making Sense of Management

Management is the art, or science, of getting things done through people. Sounds fairly straightforward – except for the fact that people are not robots waiting to do our bidding. People have their own minds, motivations, and goals. So how do managers keep operations – and the people behind them – running as planned?

January 18, 2019, 3:33 AM AEDT