Luxperience is the southern hemisphere’s only luxury trade event which connects leading experts from around the world, who influence the travel desires of sophisticated experience seekers, with the most innovative experiential tourism products and premium business events suppliers in the high-end market. The three-day event this year returns to old favourite, Australian Technology Park, Sydney, from September 17-20 2017 and is currently accepting registrations from qualified buyers and exhibitors.

Destinations

Three ways to see the Mediterranean

by Tara Harrison

We frequently travel to the Mediterranean, although it’s via the local Greek restaurant around the corner and not actually the region itself.

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Hotels

Big Fat Hotel Wrap

by Vanessa Bussoletti

There’s nothing like a handy Hotel Wrap to make your Thursday less challenging. Well, for you maybe, we slogged away over this bad boy.

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Tourism

Australia’s next top tourism leader

You’ll need your highest heels and your best smiling eyes (smize) to be the winner here. Wait, sorry, we’re getting this confused with America’s Next Top Model.

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Tourism

How travel insurance works in the event of terror attacks

In the wake of the horrific terror attack in Manchester, we’ve rounded up the need-to-know information for agents dealing with stressed UK-bound clients.

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Destinations

Vail Resorts set eyes on Asian expansion

by Hannah Edensor

Vail Resorts are poised like eagles, ready to strike on a new Asian acquisition. Although we’re not suggesting they’re some kind of predatory bird.

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Destinations

6 unreal outdoor experiences in California

Our favourite thing to do outdoors is turn around and go back indoors, although have to admit even these attractions are tempting us.

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Cruise

Don’t ignore your industry: CLIA Chairman Steve Odell

Travel Weekly spoke to one of the most powerful men in the Australasian cruise industry, and we managed to get by with just one ‘F’ bomb and a little nervous sweat.

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Cruise

Who is Australia’s most trusted cruise line?

by Hannah Edensor

‘One cruise line to rule them all’, judges of the Reader’s Digest Trusted Brand survey shouted. Well, they might have, we weren’t there when they decided.

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Hotels

Sydney snags hot new hotel

AccorHotels isn’t resting on its laurels, signing on to build a new boutique hotel in Sydney. Although we’re not implying they were sitting on some kind of branch or anything.

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Tourism

How to sell luxury to a non-luxe client

Agents everywhere are searching for ways to sell luxury to non-luxe clients, although we suspect it’s just for the commissions, personally.

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Tourism

5 things luxury travellers would kill for

These are five things luxury travellers are willing to kill for. Although hopefully that’s just a figure of speech and not an actual threat.

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Cruise

Discounting “undermines” travel industry, Tauck says

by Hannah Edensor

Tauck’s VP of Global Sales says discounting is bad for the industry. Travel Weekly thinks the lack of pens in the office is bad for the industry too.

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DESTINATIONS

Three ways to see the Mediterranean

We frequently travel to the Mediterranean, although it’s via the local Greek restaurant around the corner and not actually the region itself.

DESTINATIONS

Vail Resorts set eyes on Asian expansion

Vail Resorts are poised like eagles, ready to strike on a new Asian acquisition. Although we’re not suggesting they’re some kind of predatory bird.

DESTINATIONS

6 unreal outdoor experiences in California

Our favourite thing to do outdoors is turn around and go back indoors, although have to admit even these attractions are tempting us.

DESTINATIONS

Australia’s top-rated landmarks revealed

We ran an office betting competition to see who could guess the top landmarks. In hindsight betting $20 on our own backyard seems like the wrong decision.

DESTINATIONS

8 destinations hating on tourists

Do you get a secret thrill from touching things that say ‘Do not touch’ and going through doors that say ‘Do not enter’? This article might appeal to you.

WANDERLUST FESTIVAL

2016-02-18 |

Unplug from the ordinary. Adventure awaits. Wanderlust festivals are 4-day celebrations of mindful living. Find out more >

Snowy Mountains Country Music Festival 2016

2016-03-04 | Thredbo,NSW

Following the triumphant return of country music to the Snowy Mountains earlier this year, Thredbo is excited to announce that the Snowy Mountains Country Music Festival will be back next year with an even bigger line up of stars from Friday 4 March - Sunday 6 March, 2016. Find out more >

Sculpture by the Sea 2015

2015-10-22 | Bondi,NSW

This year’s exhibition of Sculpture by the Sea transforms the breathtaking Bondi to Tamarama coastal walk with 107 sculptures by artists from 19 countries. The exhibition is free to the public and runs from Thursday 22 October until Sunday 8 November 2015. Find out more >

Twilight at Taronga

2016-01-28 | Sydney,NSW

From the stunning vantage point of Taronga Zoo, Twilight at Taronga’s harbour-side amphitheatre will play host to music lovers each weekend from Thursday 28 January through Saturday 12 March 2016, featuring the likes of Missy Higgins, Josh Pyke, The Waifs, Birds of Tokyo and John Butler Trio. Find out more >

Tourism

What to tell your clients following Manchester attack

by Hannah Edensor

Prime Minister Theresa May has raised the UK’s terror alerts from severe to critical, suggesting further attacks are imminent after the latest one in Manchester.

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Aviation

Air NZ announces new seasonal flights into Oz

Kiwis looking to escape winter and find sunshine by lunchtime will be ecstatic with this news. Well, ecstatic might be a bit much, maybe ‘moderately excited’ or ‘content’.

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Hotels

The weirdest listing on Airbnb

If you find yourself scratching your head whilst reading this article, don’t worry, we also found it kinda weird. If the scratching persists, however, perhaps buy an anti-dandruff shampoo.

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Cruise

Big Fat Cruise Wrap

by Vanessa Bussoletti

We raced through this article so we could get to our favourite gym class on time. Ok you got us, there’s a lunch special on at the pub.

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Midweek Interview

Midweek Interview with AAT Kings’ Simon Vincent

We pulled out all the stops to get Simon Vincent to reveal all. Well, not all the stops, we did stop short of using truth serum.

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Aviation

Virgin Australia bans woman for racist attack

Virgin Australia slaps woman with a lifetime ban after she verbally attacked fellow passengers. Although not actually slapped, despite the fact she probably deserved it.

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Tourism

Final chance to win a trip to Singapore!

It’s the final countdown for agents wanting to win a personalised trip to Asia’s most exciting city. Now we’ll have ‘Final Countdown’ stuck in our head for the rest of the day.

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Destinations

Australia’s top-rated landmarks revealed

We ran an office betting competition to see who could guess the top landmarks. In hindsight betting $20 on our own backyard seems like the wrong decision.

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Tourism

What’s so good about luxury travel anyway?

We constantly ask our high-flying friends what the big deal is with luxury travel. Of course, that’s only because we’re dodging scrutiny of our latest hostel dorm.

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Travel Agents

How Google is coming after travel agents

by Hannah Edensor

Google is using its fancy technology to come after the travel industry, although they’re not literally chasing them with pitchforks or anything.

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Destinations

8 destinations hating on tourists

by Amy Bryant

Do you get a secret thrill from touching things that say ‘Do not touch’ and going through doors that say ‘Do not enter’? This article might appeal to you.

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Aviation

Frequent flyer points shape credit card use

by Vanessa Bussoletti

Aussies are making purchasing decisions based on what gets them the most frequent flyer points. Some call it greedy, but we think of it as smart business.

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