Oman

Oman might have a reputation for being overly indulgent, but there's plenty of lesser-known secrets to uncover about this Arabian jewel. From the stunning natural environment, to the genuine locals and thrilling adventures, Oman has something for every traveller. And now, thanks to a new campaign, you and a friend could be experiencing the destination for yourself...

Cruise

Unexpected cruise stop boosts Coast by $250K

If we had 2500 people drop in without notice and expect food and entertainment, we’d be livid. But this town couldn’t be happier.

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Cruise

River cruising still “perceived as niche”: CLIA MD

by Hannah Edensor

With just 10% of Aussies choosing river cruising, CLIA’s boss is busting myths and taking names. Actually, he was a lot less dramatic than that.

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Travel Agents

Singapore Roadshows wraps up in Melbourne

The Melbourne roadshow was so much fun it felt like it went for days. Although that’s probably because we missed our flight home the next day.

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Travel Agents

How to close the deal with a commitment-shy client

by Lauren Croft

There’s nothing worse than when someone bails last minute. Although with the amount of plans we cancel, we can hardly point the finger.

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Wholesalers

Big Fat Wholesaler Wrap

If there’s one thing we love on a Monday, it’s a delightfully informative Wholesaler Wrap. That, and the promise of a self-imposed early mark.

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Travel Agents

Meet some of the industry’s best mentors and their mentees

by Tara Harrison

We scared away our mentors with terrible cooking and bad humour, so we’ll admit we’re quite bitter over these thriving relationships.

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Tourism

Score a special discount on these plush travel wallets

We’re always trying to score a discount on full-priced products, as the sales people at our local Officeworks will attest to.

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Travel Agents

Check out the winners of all the Virtuoso Awards

Given it’s been almost 15 years since we came third in our school high jump tournament, we were happy to live vicariously through these winners.

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Destinations

The 7 plushest overwater bungalows in the world

by Tara Harrison

It’s a big call, claiming these are the best overwater properties worldwide. Almost as big a call as when we said we were better looking than Miranda Kerr.

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Tourism

Flavour of the Week

Work in the travel industry? Haven’t been recently promoted? Well, you’d be one of the few judging by this list.

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Aviation

The worst traveller habits and how to combat them

by Lauren Croft

There’s nothing we hate more than getting stuck with a crap neighbour on a plane. That, and being declined our fifth glass of wine.

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Aviation

The airlines that let you bid for an upgrade

by Stephanie Yip

We were training our arm fitness and practicing with paddles for these upgrades, until we realised it’s all done online.

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The Golf Touring Co

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We are certainly embracing the concept - the worlds 1st Golf River Cruise next year - 90% full. www.golfrivercruise.com.au -…

River cruising still “perceived as niche”: CLIA MD

Benjamin Ho

4 days ago

You've left out Malaysia Airlines. https://www.malaysiaairlines.com/vn/en/plan/MHupgrade.html

The airlines that let you bid for an upgrade

John McDonald

4 days ago

& why is this happening ? Cos no one wants to pay for bus class anymore. Airlines are really struggling…

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DESTINATIONS

The 7 plushest overwater bungalows in the world

It’s a big call, claiming these are the best overwater properties worldwide. Almost as big a call as when we said we were better looking than Miranda Kerr.

DESTINATIONS

Attack in Barcelona tourist spot kills 14

Aussies were caught up in a terrorist attack when a van ploughed into pedestrians on a busy tourist street, killing 16 and injuring many more.

DESTINATIONS

Melbourne takes ‘most liveable city’ title yet again

Sydney reportedly claiming it “didn’t even want to win” as rival city Melbourne gets crowned most liveable.

DESTINATIONS

Last chance to win the chicest travel wallet you’ve ever seen!

If you think we’re just running this story again so we have one less article to write today, you’re absolutely correct.

DESTINATIONS

5 fresh ideas for an NZ honeymoon

Has your soon-to-be married clients demanded unique and diverse honeymoon options? This article’s arrived just in time.

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 >

Hotels

Swiss hotel under fire for “anti-Semitic” signage

The manager of this hotel is rumoured to be googling ‘how to fix awful PR scandals’ after this terrific stuff-up.

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Travel Agents

Big Fat Agent Wrap

We welcome all people to enjoy our Agent Wrap, and even went cheese-free for the lactose intolerant types.

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Destinations

Attack in Barcelona tourist spot kills 14

by Hannah Edensor

Aussies were caught up in a terrorist attack when a van ploughed into pedestrians on a busy tourist street, killing 16 and injuring many more.

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Hotels

Hotels need to up their tech to stay ahead

Hotels need to get their tech together if they’re ever going to succeed. This coming from the people who broke our website 4 times this week…

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Road & Rail

5 Aussie roadtrips to tick off your bucket list

When we hear “road trip” we think stench, engine troubles & a healthy dose of motion sickness. But hey, that’s just us.

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Travel Agents

Flight Centre scores ‘Employer of Choice’ title

by Hannah Edensor

Being an Employer of Choice is about more than just margarita Fridays, office dogs, and pilates. Apparently.

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Cruise

What did Royal Caribbean name their newest baby?

We love Royal Caribbean’s name for its newest Quantum Class ship, although would’ve preferred to call it Austin Powers.

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Travel Agents

Singapore Roadshows take on Sydney

Did you miss out on some of the big prizes at last night’s Singapore Roadshow? Relive the bitter memories with this.

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Hotels

Big Fat Hotel Wrap

We bring you the best of this week’s hotel news that you can’t find anywhere else. Well, you could but it won’t come with any of our self-deprecating humour.

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Tourism

How Sarina Bratton failed

Industry legend, Sarina Bratton, says failure is an essential ingredient to success, although we’re not sure how good that’d taste in a cake.

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Wholesalers

Why agents are praising this travel company

There’s been stacks of support for Wendy Wu’s latest booking wonder product. Ok, wonder product might be overdoing it a bit.

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Tourism

Where you’ll find the longest queues for tourist attractions

Who doesn’t have fond memories of these popular tourist attractions? The street food! The snaking long queues! And of course, the bad souvenirs.

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