Destinations

Banished to a shack each month just for being a woman?! Here’s how you can help

The practice of chhaupadi sees Nepalese women banished to a hut each month while menstruating. Here’s what the industry is doing to help.

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Destinations

This country is dominating overseas weddings

If you’ve got wedding bells on the brain, or just like to secretly plan your future wedding sans significant other (like us), then listen up.

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Hotels

Woman complains because Spanish hotel has too many Spanish people in it

by Lauren Croft

A woman has written an angry letter after her hotel in Spain was overrun by Spanish people. Similarly, we’re mad because there were too many oats in our porridge this morning.

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Technology

Amadeus moves further into hospitality with new acquisition

Meanwhile, we’re celebrating moving further into the weekend! We know it’s only Wednesday, but at least we’re half way there.

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Cruise

Silversea launches new travel inspo blog

We are DIZZY with joy looking at this new blog, which is giving us some serious travel goals! Too bad we don’t have the bank balance to go on any of these fab trips.

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Travel Agents

WATCH: Travel Counsellors Video Series – Clare Hardie

And this weeks Travel Counsellor profile is on… Clare Hardie! Clare shows us around her countryside farm, while we dream of being able to work anywhere except for the office.

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Midweek Interview

Midweek Interview with Gate 1 Travel’s Sue Elliot

This week, we grabbed Sue Elliot, sales and marketing manager at Gate 1 Travel, for a quick chat. Although that’s not to say we manhandled her or anything.

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Cruise

Big Fat Cruise Wrap

It’s Wednesday, which means two things here at Travel Weekly. One is that it’s cruise wrap day. And the other is that we’ve eaten our packed lunch before lunchtime for the third time.

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Destinations

Bridge collapse on highway linking France and Italy kills at least 30

The bridge crumbled to the ground during a violent storm, with some witnesses claiming it was struck by lightning just before collapsing.

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Travel Agents

MTA founder Karen Merricks on why agents are making the switch to home based

To be honest, the only thing stopping us from working from home every day is the office dog. He needs our pats as much as we need his cuddles.

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Travel Agents

THE COUNT DOWN BEGINS: It’s almost time for TravelManager’s annual conference

We’re all packed and ready for TravelManagers annual conference in Hawaii! Here’s what to expect this year.

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Destinations

Parts of Yosemite are starting to reopen as wildfires ease off

After being closed due to fire for the first time in 30 years, Yosemite Valley has reopened to travellers.

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DESTINATIONS

Banished to a shack each month just for being a woman?! Here’s how you can help

The practice of chhaupadi sees Nepalese women banished to a hut each month while menstruating. Here’s what the industry is doing to help.

DESTINATIONS

This country is dominating overseas weddings

If you’ve got wedding bells on the brain, or just like to secretly plan your future wedding sans significant other (like us), then listen up.

DESTINATIONS

Bridge collapse on highway linking France and Italy kills at least 30

The bridge crumbled to the ground during a violent storm, with some witnesses claiming it was struck by lightning just before collapsing.

DESTINATIONS

Parts of Yosemite are starting to reopen as wildfires ease off

After being closed due to fire for the first time in 30 years, Yosemite Valley has reopened to travellers.

DESTINATIONS

This French theme park has trained birds to pick up rubbish

Excuse us but we’re very proud of these talented little birds. Please donate to our Kick Starter so we can go visit them ASAP!

Introducing Amadeus' Mobile Traveller App

This incredible app will revolutionise how you service your clients. We've got everything you need to know about Amadeus’ new app, so prepare yourselves folks, it's time to get onboard



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Travel Agents

Two Aussie companies just snagged top awards at Virtuoso’s Travel Week

We are SO JEALOUS of all these travel companies living it up at Travel Week in sunny Vegas. We’re going to have to distract ourselves by eating cake for lunch again.

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Hotels

Airbnb celebrates 10 years with touching community stories

by Lauren Croft

Airbnb has turned 10! To celebrate, we got them a massive cake with candles and everything. And then we may have eaten it before sending it. Oops!

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Travel Agents

Win big at G Adventures new Agent Guide launch

Get amongst G Adventure’s new agent ‘bible’ and you could win a spot on one of their legendary famils! Sign us the heck up.

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Tourism

It’s not just animals who suffer from elephant tourism

by Ben Pearson

Just in case you need yet ANOTHER reason to tell your clients to stay away from elephant rides.

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News

Who won free tickets to this year’s hottest travel event?!

Winner winner chicken dinner! Ok, so they didn’t win a chicken dinner but they did nab themselves tickets to the most kick arse event in town!

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Destinations

This French theme park has trained birds to pick up rubbish

Excuse us but we’re very proud of these talented little birds. Please donate to our Kick Starter so we can go visit them ASAP!

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Aviation

Big Fat Airline Wrap

Today’s wrap is brought to you by a number of Google searches, urgent press releases, and some bitter morning coffee from across the road.

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Destinations

Australian tourist killed while cycling in New York

A truck driver has been charged with drink driving after colliding with a 23-year-old woman who was on “the trip of a lifetime”.

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Technology

Flight Centre’s James Kavanagh talks NDC, AI and agents

Please excuse the generic stock image accompanying this article, we promise it’s at least 100 times more interesting than a businessman shaking a fake robot arm.

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Aviation

You have to see this new luxury airbus

This magic floating aircraft is like nothing you’ve ever seen before, and we’re super excited about it. Now we’re just waiting for our invite to the inaugural flight in a few years time.

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Wholesalers

Big Fat Wholesaler Wrap

Happy Monday, readers! If today was a rude surprise (like it was for us) this wholesaler wrap should soothe you all the way to Tuesday – if you read it VERY slowly, that is.

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Destinations

“We sent people out to meet up with our customers” TravelCard CEO talks Lombok earthquakes

by Lauren Croft

This travel insurance company recently flew team members out to Lombok after the earthquakes, making them probably the best insurance company ever.

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