Queensland fraudster Amanda Stichbury fined yet again

Many people operating businesses in the travel and tourism industries will be familiar with the long-running false billing scams perpetrated by Amanda Jane Stichbury and her companies Accommodation Find Pty Ltd, Internet Find Pty Ltd, and Special Days Pty Ltd. Many businesses were sent either invoices or renewal letters concerning advertising on her large network… Continue reading Queensland fraudster Amanda Stichbury fined yet again

Warning: trademark renewal from PTMO – Patent & Trademark Organisation

A number of trademark owners in Australia, particularly those in the high profile travel and tourism sector, have recently received an official looking letter from PTMO (Patent & Trademark Organisation) advising that their trademark is expiring and the steps that need to be taken to renew it. Trademarks, or brands, are used to uniquely identify… Continue reading Warning: trademark renewal from PTMO – Patent & Trademark Organisation

Staying overnight at Melbourne Airport

Melbourne Airport is Australia’s second busiest airport, transporting over 33 million passengers per year.  It is currently Victoria’s only international airport and is located at Tullamarine – 21 kilometres by road from Melbourne’s CBD. A very convenient advantage of Melbourne Airport is that the international terminal (T2) and all of the domestic terminals (T1, T3… Continue reading Staying overnight at Melbourne Airport

How to get to the Great Ocean Road from Melbourne

The Great Ocean Road is one of Australia’s most iconic coastal drives. It covers around 240 kilometres between Torquay in the east and the outskirts of Warrnambool in the west. The journey along the Great Ocean Road passes through several coastal holiday towns and showcases the natural beauty of this part of Victoria including rugged… Continue reading How to get to the Great Ocean Road from Melbourne

How to get to The Grampians from Melbourne

The Grampians is one of Victoria’s most popular natural attractions. Located north-west of Melbourne, it encompasses a huge national park which surrounds a series of mountain ranges. Visitors can explore many walking tracks including the Grampians Peak Trail, enjoy panoramic views from lookouts, and visit several lakes and waterfalls. It is a great place to… Continue reading How to get to The Grampians from Melbourne

1956 Olympic Games in Melbourne

It has now been 60 years since the Olympic Games were held in Melbourne. The Olympic Games are one of the world’s largest international sporting events, with thousands of athletes representing almost every nation on the planet competing against each other. Australia has hosted the Summer Olympic Games twice. The most recent was Sydney in… Continue reading 1956 Olympic Games in Melbourne

2006 Commonwealth Games in Melbourne

It has now been 10 years since the Commonwealth Games were held in Melbourne, so let’s reflect back on one of the city’s greatest sporting events. The Commonwealth Games are an international multi-sport event for athletes from the Commonwealth of Nations, consisting mainly of countries who were part of the British Empire. First held in… Continue reading 2006 Commonwealth Games in Melbourne

Caravans and motorhomes in Victoria

Some travellers seek holidays where they can truly charter their own destiny and who want to take their accommodation with them as they travel around Victoria. Caravans, campervans and motorhomes are an ideal option for this purpose. Caravans A caravan is a mobile home on a trailer, towed behind a vehicle. It is equipped with… Continue reading Caravans and motorhomes in Victoria

Accommodation in Victoria for disabled or mobility impaired travellers

If you or your family have mobility impairments, there are a number of accommodation options throughout Victoria that may suit your needs. Hotels and motels are often able to cater for disabled and wheelchair-bound visitors thanks to their modern layout, lifts and the use of ramps instead of stairs.  A growing number of larger hotels,… Continue reading Accommodation in Victoria for disabled or mobility impaired travellers

Car hire in Melbourne and Victoria

Victoria is a diverse state with a multitude of attractions in both Melbourne and the state’s regional areas. When it comes to getting around, public transport isn’t always able to take you everywhere, and it may not always be convenient.  So if you come to Victoria without your own vehicle, hiring a car is a… Continue reading Car hire in Melbourne and Victoria