Midweek Interview

Midweek interview with East Hotel’s Todd Handy

This week, we took East Hotel’s general manager aside for an uber-private chat in a secret location. Okay fine, we emailed him.

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News

Bestjet employees reveal tense working conditions and withheld refunds

Just when you thought the Bestjet drama couldn’t get any juicier, former employees have come out with some explosive claims about the now-defunct OTA.

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Technology

Qantas reveals latest lounge was designed using VR

by Christian Fleetwood

Personally, we love lounges. And lounging. Essentially, we’re heavily into anything that involves having a lie-down.

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Hotels

Best Western enters luxury space with new acquisition

Travel Weekly understands the new acquisition aims to settle the argument over whether or not the west really is the best.

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Aviation

British airline collapses leaving hundreds in the lurch

by Ali Coulton

Brexit has claimed its first airline, while Travel Weekly’s editor claims more than his fair share of the office biscuit supply.

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Tourism

Travel insurer reveals USA as top of the pops for claims

by Christian Fleetwood

Home of the brave, land of the free – now home to a whopping claim of nearly $300,000 for a life-threatening scare.

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Travel Agents

ATTN AGENTS: Here’s how to sell your way to the USA

A dream team of USA travel brands have partnered up to bring agents the opportunity to land themselves a spot on one of five fab famils.

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Wholesalers

The ultimate guide to Colorado: Heart of the Rockies

Excite’s latest campaign gives agents a glimpse at this up and coming destination, while Travel Weekly takes a glimpse at the wine menu for the pub across the road.

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Destinations

Discover the Gems of Geelong

by Harriet Morris

It’s a place with world-class wineries, glamping, helicopter tours, craft beer, green rolling hills and sparkling ocean views. In short, Geelong is a city on the rise.

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Aviation

Big fat airline wrap

You’re all busy bees, so we’ve made this wrap short and sweet. We wanted to say ‘just like us’, but our colleagues reckon we’re tall and rude.

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Events

HTO to showcase Hawaii’s event destination appeal at AIME 2019

Aloha shirts, hula skirts, leis and maybe even a mechanical surfboard are set to feature at AIME this year, thanks to Hawai‘i Tourism Oceania.

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Destinations

Travel agents play “key role” in Canada growth

by Daisy Melwani

Aussie travellers are all over Canada like a rash. Although, it’s not been confirmed if they’re causing an itch or any swelling.

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DESTINATIONS

Discover the Gems of Geelong

It’s a place with world-class wineries, glamping, helicopter tours, craft beer, green rolling hills and sparkling ocean views. In short, Geelong is a city on the rise.

DESTINATIONS

Travel agents play “key role” in Canada growth

Aussie travellers are all over Canada like a rash. Although, it’s not been confirmed if they’re causing an itch or any swelling.

DESTINATIONS

Brand USA kicks off agent expos with new incentives, partnerships and more

If winning a Visa Gift Card worth more than $2,000 is appealing to you, you’re going to want to have a read of these updates from Brand USA.

DESTINATIONS

Shock horror: headless bodies and woman’s head wash up on popular Thai tourist beaches

This story comes with a firm warning from Travel Weekly that it may distress some readers.

DESTINATIONS

Agents remain “integral booking channel” for Aussies heading to Hawaii

Hawai‘i Tourism Oceania has damn near knocked our socks off, delivering some extraordinary visitor statistic results at its annual ‘Ohana update in Sydney yesterday.

Canada via Rocky Mountaineer

Fancy checking out the stunning landscapes of Canada and North America? Rocky Mountaineer have you covered.

ITB Asia 2018

2018-10-17 | Singapore,OVERSEAS

ITB Asia is a annually held three day B2B trade show and convention for the travel industry.

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Australian Travel Awards

2018-11-30 | Sydney,NSW

This new consumer and travel trade facing industry awards programme is designed to celebrate wholesalers, destinations, airlines, tourism boards, cruise lines, retailers and the myriad of other companies that make the travel industry so amazing.

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NYE In The Park festival

2018-12-31 | Victoria Park, Sydney,NSW

An afternoon of pop up bars, cocktails, food and music, followed by a night full of live music from The Presets, The Jungle Giants, Hayden James, Confidence Man, Hot Dub Time Machine, Luke Million and heaps more.

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Clearview New Year’s Eve Fireworks Dinner Cruises on Sydney

2018-12-31 | Sydney,NSW

Celebrate New Year’s Eve in Sydney on a Premium Glass Boat

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Destinations

Brand USA kicks off agent expos with new incentives, partnerships and more

If winning a Visa Gift Card worth more than $2,000 is appealing to you, you’re going to want to have a read of these updates from Brand USA.

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Aviation

Flight attendant “tossed around like a rag doll” as severe turbulence injures five

by Ali Coulton

If the thought of getting caught in turbulence makes you jittery, it’s probably best to skip this one.

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Travel Agents

Embarrassing tourist gaff highlights the need for agents

by Ali Coulton

A holidaymaker has been urged to consult a travel agent after asking a very bizarre question on TripAdvisor.

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Travel Agents

Acquisitions help Helloworld to positive start in FY19

by Huntley Mitchell

Party poppers, party hats and party pies are in abundance at Helloworld’s offices today on the back of this news.

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News

Turkish Airlines stands up to exotic animal trafficking

by Ali Coulton

We tried to show our solidarity with the airline but stood up too quickly, got dizzy and had to sit back down.

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Tourism

Sound the klaxon! The Women in Travel Awards are back in 2019!

Do you work in the travel industry, are female and love winning? This news will have you celebrating like all those punters who backed Winx on the weekend.

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Wholesalers

Big fat wholesaler wrap

Happy Monday readers! Have we got a wholelotta wholesaler news for you! Well, not really. This wrap is quite short, and we just wanted to use a pun.

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Tourism

Here’s why Japan is the best country for solo travellers

Whether you’re looking to go on a journey of self-discovery or just plain don’t like people, solo travel has a little something for everyone.

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Travel Agents

Barry Mayo talks home-based: “It’s the satisfaction of being in control of your time”

by Ali Coulton

Having completely lost control of our time for quite a while now, we’re considering a career change after reading this.

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Travel Agents

Incentive Alert: Win the ultimate LA trip

Put a nice full-stop on your week by giving yourself the opportunity to win a banger of a trip. Or just have a few cheeky wines like the rest of us.

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Hotels

Airbnb slams tourism council’s “one-size-fits-all” recommendations for short-stay sector

Can’t stand Airbnb? Do you wish it could just piss off out of the tourism industry forever? Well, this will surely help get your rage on.

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Tourism

RESEARCH: A quarter of travel choices are made based on food

Similarly, the majority of Travel Weekly’s choices are also based on food. In fact, right now we’re deciding whether to finish another article or abandon ship and go get a kebab instead.

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