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Quadrant expands wellness empire with acquisition of Fitness First Australia

Quadrant Private Equity has agreed to acquire Fitness First Australia from US-based hedge fund Oaktree Capital Management, creating the largest fitness group in Australia, servicing 650,000…

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Sep 29, 2016 Finance / Fitness / Recreation / Wellness /

 
 

30 years ago this week, America fell in love with Crocodile Dundee and Kakadu

"That’s not a knife, that's a knife," might be the immortal line from Crocodile Dundee, but it was the rugged and beautiful landscape of Kakadu that captured the…

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Sep 29, 2016 Attractions / Entertainment / Environment / Tourism /

 
 

AIME commences global hunt for event organisers

Organisers of the Asia-Pacific Incentives & Meetings Expo (AIME), taking place on 21st and 22nd February next year, have commenced a global search to bring more event planners to…

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Sep 29, 2016 Events / Hospitality / Tourism / Venues /

 
 

Abu Dhabi’s Yas Island aims to raise tourism profile and double visits

Abu Dhabi developer Miral has launched new branding for the Emirate's Yas Island while announcing a goal to become one of the world’s top family destinations. Launching the new…

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Sep 28, 2016 Attractions / Marketing / Tourism / Waterparks /

 
 

Vale: Max Walker (1948-2016)

Cricket Australia has today paid tribute to Australian Cricketer Max Walker AM, who died following a battle with cancer. Born on 12th September 1948 in Hobart, Walker made his debut for…

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Sep 28, 2016 Entertainment / Sport /

 
 

Backpacker tax change treats tourism as a ‘cash cow’

While tourism groups have given a cautious welcome to the Federal Government’s decision to amend its plans to impose a 32.5% tax on backpacker workers, industry bodies say the changes…

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Sep 28, 2016 Finance / Government / Tourism /

 
 

Woodland Walk attraction opens in Western Sydney

Visitors are now able to see, touch, smell and learn about one of Australia’s most rare natural habitats with an immersive new ‘Woodland Walk’ experience launched at the…

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Sep 28, 2016 Environment / Parks / Recreation /

 
 

Wireless headphones pay off for pioneering technology company

Disrupting and challenging the market has been key to Australian businessman Judd Armstrong’s ability to turn a start-up into one of the world’s largest sellers of sport…

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Sep 28, 2016 Entertainment / Fitness / Technology /

 
 

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