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May CEO Message - Think About It!

We’re excited about delivering another stimulating program for our 2017 Melbourne LIVE tourism forum. All of our keynote speakers will be encouraging us to think outside the box. Also, don’t miss out on the second year of our Check-in to China program which starts in July 2017.

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Melbourne to reap benefits of multiple new Carnival Australia cruise arrivals.

Australia’s biggest cruise operator, Carnival Australia, has announced that it is boosting its cruise lines’ presence in Melbourne over the next two years, in a move which will inject more cruise tourism dollars into the local economy.

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Meet your industry: Peter King, Chief Executive, Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre

We spoke to Peter King, MCEC’s Chief Executive about what MCEC has to offer to visitors and to the visitor industry.

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Melbourne spending boom driven by locals and visitors alike

​The spending boom is driven by Melbourne's growing population, and employment growth, however higher numbers of visitors are also playing a significant role.

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Melbourne Airport achieves 8 years of continual growth in international passengers

Melbourne Airport has reached another extraordinary milestone by achieving 8 years of continual monthly year-on-year growth.

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Celebrating Charcoal Lane at Melbourne LIVE. A helping hand for young people

Charcoal Lane is a Mission Australia social enterprise restaurant that provides guidance and opportunity to young people. They'll be serving up delicious food for our Melbourne LIVE guests!

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Melbourne is Number One for Visitors Attending Conferences

​Melbourne has officially been recognised as the number one city in Australia for delegate attendance to international association meetings.

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Another nomination for Destination Melbourne’s multi-award winning website

We've received some great news this week - the Destination Melbourne website is a finalist in AIMIA's AMY awards!

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Visitor industry funding in the 2017/18 Victorian State Budget

The Victorian Visitor Economy Strategy, established last year, sets a clear objective to increase visitor spending to $36.5 billion and support more than 320,000 jobs by the year 2025.

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