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Kiwi rail journey provider closes outdoor carriages due to dangerous selfies

Passengers’ risky behaviour in search of the ultimate selfie has forced the closure of some iconic train viewing platforms.

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Travel Agents

Afterpay expands into travel with lay-by holiday offering

by Christian Fleetwood

Travel Weekly’s editor is planning to lay-by a holiday as soon as he finishes paying off a Hot Wheels Corkscrew Crash Track Set from Kmart.

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Road & Rail

At least 29 people killed in Madeira tourist bus crash

by Ali Coulton

The driver reportedly lost control of the bus before it plunged off the road and rolled down a hill.

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Aviation

India’s Jet Airways collapses due to funding shortage

by Huntley Mitchell

It’s turning out to be a day of collapses this fine Thursday, with the office chair of Travel Weekly’s editor having just given way to his posterior.

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Aviation

Etihad to operate entirely plastic-free flight for Earth Day

This Earth Day, Travel Weekly is committing to slapping single-use coffee cups out of the hands of at least three commuters on our way to work. They’ll thank us when they recover from the burns.

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Technology

Expedia to no longer be a controlled company following new acquisition

Online travel behemoth Expedia has broken the shackles and surfaced from its parent’s basement looking rather healthy, rather than malnourished and disheveled.

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Tourism

One in five Aussies admit to missing their pets more than their kids when they go away

Pet owners across Australia are no doubt preparing to say tearful goodbyes to their furry life partners before going away this Easter, while simultaneously flipping off their kids.

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Travel Agents

Agent wrap: Qantas Holidays rewards premium agents, Bench Africa famil + more!

Does seeing all the famil pictures in our agent wraps make you green with envy? Take comfort in the fact that you don’t have to come into work for the next four days. We know we are.

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Hotels

Hotel wrap: Preferred hotels & resorts new members, Australia gets a second voco + more!

We took a 10-minute break from scoffing Easter eggs to bring you up to date with all the latest hotel openings and deals. You’re welcome.

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Events

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Travel Agents

Wholesalers

Why you need to attend the Amazing Tastes of Thailand roadshow

The Amazing Tastes of Thailand roadshow is just around the corner! Here’s why YOU need to be there.

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Cruise

Carnival cruise ship rescues dozens of people adrift at sea

A Carnival cruise ship has gone all Baywatch and saved the day by helping rescue a vessel carrying more than 20 passengers adrift in the Gulf of Mexico.

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Aviation

WTF? Air stewards are selling unwashed uniforms on eBay

Inspired by this story, Travel Weekly’s editor is attempting to sell a pair of his unwashed Calvin Klein briefs on Gumtree, all for a low, low price of $1.25 plus shipping.

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John McDonald

4 days ago

Israel Folau sent them. Watch out Qantas. Your opposition to free speech has been noted.

Swarm of flying insects grounds flight in Tasmania

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....yes, it's true consumers value guest ratings than brands but it doesn't mean it influences their decision greatly.... as in…

Study: Guest ratings are more important than brand in hotel selection

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5 days ago

With over 1,000,000 airbnb's around the world, its clear whilst distressing, this is certainly not common

Airbnb urged to enforce tougher regulations after holidaying family discovers hidden camera

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DESTINATIONS

Afterpay expands into travel with lay-by holiday offering

Travel Weekly’s editor is planning to lay-by a holiday as soon as he finishes paying off a Hot Wheels Corkscrew Crash Track Set from Kmart.

DESTINATIONS

What you didn’t know about the most diverse country in the world

To be fair, what we don’t know could fill several libraries. But here’s what you may have missed about the country that was just crowned as the world’s most diverse.

DESTINATIONS

Excite encourages agents to ‘Think Big’ in Utah

Drawing inspiration from this new campaign, Travel Weekly’s editor decided to think big and order a large triple espresso this morning. He’s hoping the heart palpitations go away soon.

DESTINATIONS

The five destinations that keep getting more popular

Like bell-bottom jeans and puffer jackets, it looks like these old world destinations are making a comeback.

DESTINATIONS

Iceland wins back the right to use its own name

Moral of the story: if it’s yours, put your name on it. At least that’s what we say in the Travel Weekly office to avoid having our lunch stolen.

Tourism Innovators Conference

19-06-19 | Gold Coast,QLD

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Women in Travel Awards

2019-06-20 | Sydney,NSW

The success of women in the travel industry continues to rise, and as it grows these awards will continue to celebrate the inspiring and innovative actions that are displayed each year by those amazing women throughout the industry.

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Travel DAZE

2019-08-08 | Sydney,NSW

Travel DAZE 2019 will tackle sustainability, but we’re not just talking about carbon offsetting and charitable practices.

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Aviation

Swarm of flying insects grounds flight in Tasmania

by Christian Fleetwood

Passengers leaving Hobart on board a Qantas plane had their travel plans temporarily delayed after an “insect infestation” grounded their flight.

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Tourism

Boss of PONANT’s parent company donates over $150 million to rebuild Notre Dame

by Ali Coulton

France’s wealthiest families have collectively donated almost one billion dollars to rebuild the cathedral, which burst into flames on Monday night.

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Travel Agents

Helloworld reveals solid TTV and revenue growth in latest trading update

by Huntley Mitchell

It’s high fives all round the Helloworld boardroom today following the travel agency’s latest update for shareholders.

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Tourism

STUDY: The unsettling truths about how Aussies travel

by Ali Coulton

A new study, accompanied by a three-part documentary, has revealed the impacts of bucket-list and “Insta inspo” travel. But there’s hope! Read more to find out what you can do to travel better.

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Aviation

Airline offers advertising space on boarding passes to travel partners

by Ally Burnie

The airline is also believed to be cutting costs by removing three almonds from its fruit and nut mix snacks.

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Road & Rail

Road & rail wrap: big savings on Great Train Journeys, special deal for Aussies on Eurostar + more

That’s right, folks we’ve got two wraps for you today so that you don’t miss out on anything over the long weekend. You can thank us by sending Easter eggs.

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Cruise

Cruise wrap: New ships for Dream and RCL, Nat Geo and Scenic 2020 program + more!

Cruise your way into the long weekend with a particularly long wrap-up of all things ocean-bound from your friends at Travel Weekly.

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Midweek Interview

Midweek interview with The Datai Langkawi’s Celine Maginel

This week, we got up close and personal with The Datai Langkawi’s director of sales and marketing… until she requested we sit further away.

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Tourism

Uber introduces an easy way for businesses to pick up the tab

There’s now a new way for businesses to pick up the tab on Uber trips. Uber Vouchers makes it easy for businesses of any kind to sponsor transportation for their customers.

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Hotels

Study: Guest ratings are more important than brand in hotel selection

Deals and guest ratings are chalkers compared to branding for hotel bookings, according to a recent study.

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Aviation

Air New Zealand named most reputable brand in Australia once again

by Christian Fleetwood

After stealing Crowded House and pavlova, New Zealand has done it again with its national carrier claiming the mantle of most reputable company in Australia.

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Aviation

American Airlines extends 737 MAX flight cancellations, President Trump weighs in

by Christian Fleetwood

US president Donald Trump has thrown in his two cents, suggesting Boeing simply renames the aircraft. We suggested Plan-ey McPlane-Face, but they haven’t gotten back to us yet.

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