Eye on Travel is broadcasting from Melbourne, Australia and the annual Virtuoso Symposium. Joining Peter is Alex Lavelle, Editor at The Age, who talks about how 2,000 people a week are moving to Melbourne. Initially, Melbourne was going to hit 5 million people by 2020, but it hit that number last year from the Virtuoso conference in Melbourne. Matthew Upchurch, CEO of Virtuoso, shares how travel and tourism is one of our greatest exports and how this growth can be seen in Australia, where for every 18 visitors to the country, it creates one job for an Australian. Donna Demaio, Broadcaster at Melbourne’s top radio station, 3AW, shares her top spots around Melbourne, and how to avoid the almost inevitable queues there, ranging from ChinChin, Neil Perry’s Rockpool, the Stokehouse on the beach for the views, and then Lune, the hottest, cutting-edge bakery that makes arguably some of the best croissants in the world. There’s all this and more as Eye on Travel broadcasts from the Virtuoso Conference in Melbourne, Australia.
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