Travel Agents

How Aussie agencies are beating OTAs

by Tara Harrison

We searched high and low for the best looking agencies making brick and mortar cool again. Unlike OTAs that have a face only a mother could love.

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Tourism

Two ways travel companies can improve customer experience

by B&T Magazine

This guest columnist has some sage advice for travel brands. We’d like to say we wrote it ourselves, but we’re really not this smart.

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Aviation

Travellers rank what’s most important when flying

by Sophie Hodge

Aussies have revealed what they’re willing to pay for to maximise comfort on long flights. Oddly, personal shopper and foot rubber didn’t rank.

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Destinations

Ultimate 5-star destinations for budget travellers

by Vanessa Bussoletti

We smashed open our piggy bank after reading this list, and now sorely regret it because we’ve got nowhere to store our spare change.

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Aviation

US could add more countries to electronics ban

by Hannah Edensor

If Trump has his way, we’ll all be shipping our luggage to our destination two months ahead of flying and boarding planes with nothing but a toothbrush.

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Cruise

Big Fat Cruise Wrap

Is your boss looking over your shoulder while you try and hide your Anzac Day hangover? Look busy with this easy-on-the-eye Cruise Wrap.

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Aviation

Big Fat Airline Wrap

by Amy Bryant

Are you doubting your eyesight after spying this second Big Fat Wrap? Cancel the eye appointment, we’ve doubled up due to Anzac Day’s public holiday.

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Cruise

Travel agents “the voice of reason”: Royal Caribbean CEO

Royal Caribbean’s CEO Richard Fain says travel agents are amazing singers. No wait, we’re getting this confused with ‘The Voice’.

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Aviation

Who stole Qantas’ crown for brand reputation?

There’ll be awkward shuffles and sad faces at Qantas HQ today after an international competitor stole Aussie hearts to win best corporate reputation.

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Midweek Interview

Midweek Interview with Chimu Adventures’ Valerie Waterston

Valerie Waterston reveals all in our latest Midweek Interview, although Travel Weekly insists no “rack of truth” or hot irons were used in the interview.

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Hotels

How to spend 24 Hours in London

We spent 24 hours in London in our early 20s and it consisted of hostel share rooms, bed bugs and tequila shots. This guide is much better.

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Hotels

The Formula for the Best Hotel Stay

Apparently there’s a formula for calculating the ultimate hotel stay. We tried to follow it but our maths doesn’t stretch past basic addition.

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DESTINATIONS

Ultimate 5-star destinations for budget travellers

We smashed open our piggy bank after reading this list, and now sorely regret it because we’ve got nowhere to store our spare change.

DESTINATIONS

Where’s the safest place to travel?

We fully vouch for any destination that is named ‘safe’ and ‘risk-free’. Not because we care about our wellbeing but because the travel insurance is cheaper.

DESTINATIONS

Top 10 bucket list UNESCO sites

To celebrate World Heritage Day, we’ve rounded up the 10 best heritage listed sites to add to your bucket list. Aren’t we just the sweetest?

DESTINATIONS

ISIS claims responsibility for new Paris attack

A terror attack in Paris has left one police officer dead and two seriously injured, while authorities flock to guard popular tourist attractions.

DESTINATIONS

The rise of multi-destination travellers

Travelling to one destination is out of our budget, so we can only imagine the gold crowns and Ferraris these types of travellers own.

Luxury Retreats

More than just accommodations, our luxury villas offer travelers an authentic local experience combined with reliability and security. Our growing portfolio includes over 3,600 professionally inspected properties throughout 95+ destinations. These privately owned homes boast a range of staffing options, unique amenities and customisable itineraries for the traveller that craves a tailor-made vacation.

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 >

Wholesalers

The Big Fat Wholesaler Wrap

We don’t know if it’s Monday, Tuesday or Friday anymore with all these public holidays, so if this isn’t your usual Monday wrap just play along anyway.

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Wholesalers

Excite launch 45 days of California Dreaming

We started singing The Mamas & the Papas ‘California Dreamin’ song when we read this news. Until our colleagues begged us to stop.

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Travel Agents

How to sell to the new Aussie millennials

Like other millennials, Travel Weekly has also given up on the idea of ever owning a home. Luckily, we can sleep on our nan’s couch in between holidays.

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Travel Agents

Travel agents all dolled up for Logies

We watched the entire Logies ceremony on the telly last night. Well, almost all – we passed out in the first commercial with a glass of wine.

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Aviation

Air NZ’s Dave the Goose is back in new ad

There’s nothing like watching a goose and his lover tango down the streets of Buenos Aires. Not that we’ve ever actually seen such a thing, though.

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Aviation

American Airlines slammed for “hitting” passenger

by Hannah Edensor

United’s boss will be cheering that it didn’t get a mention in travel news today. Well, until we just mentioned it now…

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Travel Agents

How to future-proof your travel agency

by Hannah Edensor

We totally came up with these fresh ideas to revamp brick and mortar agencies years ago, we just didn’t tell anyone. Do you think this sounds believable?

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Travel Agents

Helloworld trials rebrand in-store

by Hannah Edensor

If you read this headline and thought we were being all mysterious about Helloworld’s brand shake up, then you’d be right. We know you’ll click.

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Tourism

Aussies off to South Africa’s INDABA trade show

We’re green with envy of the lucky trade members heading to South Africa for its INDABA trade show. Well, the ‘green’ look is more hangover than envy.

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Travel Agents

Big Fat Agent Wrap

We started our weekend early and went on a bender last night, so this wrap comes with a side of squinty eyes and greasy food.

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Tourism

Bangkok denies street food ban

Media has reported Bangkok would be banning its infamous street food vendors, and today Tourism Authority of Thailand is here with a rebuttal.

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Destinations

Where’s the safest place to travel?

by Vanessa Bussoletti

We fully vouch for any destination that is named ‘safe’ and ‘risk-free’. Not because we care about our wellbeing but because the travel insurance is cheaper.

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