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October dates confirmed for 24th World Travel and Tourism Council Global Summit in Perth

The World Travel and Tourism Council (WTTC) has confirmed that its 24th Global Summit in Perth will be held from 8th to 10th October. With Perth announced last November as the first ever…

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Feb 13, 2024 Finance / Government / Marketing / Tourism /


Australian Government bolsters rugby league in Papua New Guinea

The Australian Government is continuing its support for rugby league player development in Papua New Guinea with further assistance for high-performance pathways and the participation of…

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Feb 9, 2024 Government / Sport /


Iranian Government eases restrictions on women entering football stadiums

Longstanding restrictions on Iranian women watching live football in the nation’s sport stadia -marked by high profile protests over the years - appear to have been eased with 3,000…

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Jan 27, 2024 Culture / Government / Sport / Venues /


Malaysia’s ALIFE calls for end to politicisation of concerts

Malaysia’s Arts, Live Festival and Events Association (ALIFE) has called on the nation’s Government to stop the politicisation of concerts. ALIFE made the plea following the…

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Nov 30, 2023 Entertainment / Government / Venues /


Football Australia rules out 2034 FIFA World Cup bid in boost for Saudi Arabia hopes

Football Australia has issued a statement advising that it has decided against bidding for the hosting rights for the 2034 FIFA World Cup, opening the way for Saudi Arabia to host the…

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Oct 31, 2023 Government / Sport / Venues /


PATA Chair says tourism faces threats of climate change and geopolitical unrest

Peter Semone, Chair of the Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA), has delivered a sobering message to delegates at the PTM Forum, held this week in conjunction with PATA Travel Mart…

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Oct 8, 2023 Environment / Government / Tourism /


Easing diplomatic tensions to see renewal of home-and-away football fixtures between Iran and Saudi Arabia

The Asian Football Confederation (AFC) has announced that the national football teams and clubs of Saudi Arabia and Iran have reached an agreement to play matches between them on a…

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Sep 5, 2023 Government / Sport /


Australian Government commits $5.5 million to boost Papua New Guinea pathway to NRL

The Australian Government’s ongoing sporting diplomacy among its neighbours in Oceania has seen Federal Minister for International Development and the Pacific Pat Conroy announce a…

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Jul 24, 2023 ByNigel Benton Finance / Government / Sport /



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