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Tourism

Big Fat Aloha Friday Wrap

It’s that time again! So mix up a few mai tais and throw caution to the wind as you peruse all the latest Hawaiian holiday news.

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Cruise

MSC Cruises enters ultra-luxury market with four new ships

Meanwhile, Travel Weekly will be entering the pub as soon as this story is up to celebrate the start of the weekend. And these new ships, of course.

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Technology

You can now book flights using Instagram photos

Looks like we’re going to go broke every time one of our friends posts a travel snap on Instagram.

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Tourism

Nine travel trends to look out for in 2019

In other news, some major trends we are trying to bring back include rainbow shoelaces, fuzzy bucket hats and constantly being at least 15 minutes late.

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Destinations

YUM: TripAdvisor ranks the top 10 pizzerias in Australia

This list has got us experiencing some serious pizza FOMO. Please excuse us while we shamelessly run out of the office in search of the closest pizza restaurant.

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Travel Agents

“Don’t compete, find your niche”: High-achieving agent spills secrets to success

Wanna know how to beat OTAs? Ever considered working for yourself? Feel like having a midday wine to put a full stop on the week? All this and more just a click away. Kinda.

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Travel Agents

Big fat agent wrap

Hey, agents! To celebrate this very special Friday, we’ve got a cool wrap for ya. Okay fine, we do it every Friday. But that doesn’t make it any less cool.

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Destinations

2019 Meet Hawaii Guise released by Hawaii Tourism Oceania

Hawai‘i Tourism Oceania has released its 2019 Meet Hawai‘i Guide, to assist meeting and event organisers to plan their business event, conference or incentive program in Hawai‘i.

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News

Flavour of the Week

To us, impressive means being able to fit as much food in your mouth at one time, which we will demonstrate at lunch. But these industry guns are a different version of impressive. The classier kind.

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Travel Agents

ATTN AGENTS: Get in quick for the biggest ski famil in the biz

Nobody panic, but the qualifying period for the Sno’n’Ski Canada Mega Fam is coming to an end!

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Tourism

Island of Hawaii Visitors Bureau and Hawaii County announce Pono Pledge

The Island of Hawaii Visitors Bureau (IHVB) and County of Hawaii have partnered to launch the “Pono Pledge,” a new public information campaign aimed at educating and encouraging residents and visitors to be safe, responsible and respectful to each other and the environment while enjoying the bounty of the island of Hawaii.

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Destinations

Sizzlin’ October news from the island of Hawaii

It’s time to celebrate! The most visited portion of Hawaii Volcanoes National Park has officially reopened after a four-month closure.

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DESTINATIONS

YUM: TripAdvisor ranks the top 10 pizzerias in Australia

This list has got us experiencing some serious pizza FOMO. Please excuse us while we shamelessly run out of the office in search of the closest pizza restaurant.

DESTINATIONS

2019 Meet Hawaii Guise released by Hawaii Tourism Oceania

Hawai‘i Tourism Oceania has released its 2019 Meet Hawai‘i Guide, to assist meeting and event organisers to plan their business event, conference or incentive program in Hawai‘i.

DESTINATIONS

Sizzlin’ October news from the island of Hawaii

It’s time to celebrate! The most visited portion of Hawaii Volcanoes National Park has officially reopened after a four-month closure.

DESTINATIONS

DON’T PANIC: The Royals are here!

Harry and Meghan are officially Down Under! Here are all the places you can ‘casually’ bump into them.

DESTINATIONS

Someone stuck googly eyes on a US statue and we can’t stop laughing

We’ve got the best crime to brighten up your Tuesday. What kind of crime is ‘the best’, you ask? Anything where googly eyes are involved.

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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Aviation

Hawaiian Airlines continues support for Wyndham Destinations Corporate Surf Challenge in 2018

The annual Wyndham Destinations Corporate Surf Challenge charity event was again staged at Duranbah Beach, Tweed Heads, on Friday, 12 October 2018.

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Hotels

Big Fat Hotel Wrap

WARNING: after looking at this hotel wrap, you’ll definitely want to book into one instead of going home for the night. Unless your place has ocean views and a massive bath, in which case, can we come?

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Technology

Flight Centre and Qantas named on most innovative companies list

Similarly, we’ve been named the office hoarder after having the most elaborate collection of magazines and empty coffee cups our colleagues have ever seen.

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Travel Agents

Expert warns industry needs to wise up to opportunities of accessible travel

by Ali Coulton

Accessible and inclusive travel is one of the fastest growing sectors in the tourism industry. But it’s also the most overlooked. Here’s how we can do better.

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Travel Agents

G Adventures launches its biggest incentive yet

The new incentive is designed to encourage agents to reflect on why they love selling travel. Sadly, “in it for the famils” isn’t an acceptable answer.

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Hotels

Should Airbnb have the same regulations as the short stay sector?

Meanwhile, we’re calling for stricter regulations on the types of biscuits our boss buys for the office. Milk arrowroot biscuits are not an acceptable snack for the office environment.

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Travel Agents

EXCLUSIVE: Explore Worldwide MD on how to sell adventure and trends to follow

Explore Worldwide has appointed Adventure World Travel as their Aussie GSA! To celebrate we asked Joe Ponte if he could give us a free trip. He told us these selling tips instead.

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Aviation

Proposed airport rules under fire for targeting innocent Aussies

by Ali Coulton

We have never been to an airport without being random bomb checked. We don’t know if it’s because we never fly sober or if we just have a suspicious face. It’s probably the latter.

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Tourism

WATCH: Tourism Australia’s latest ad features the ‘original’ Hemsworth

To be honest, we think this is the cutest Hemsworth… We mean ad… Tourism Australia has produced so far.

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Travel Agents

Why being a mobile travel advisor doesn’t mean you’re alone

We most definitely are alone in our office right now, after scaring all our colleagues away by eating tuna salad at our desk.

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Aviation

Crowdfunded billboards call out Qantas’ involvement in refugee deportation

The billboards will appear at a Qantas-sponsored AFR event tonight and the airline’s AGM next Friday, where a shareholder proposal has been filed for an end to the controversial deportation flights.

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Tourism

Destinations you have to visit before they get overcrowded

Planning a holiday? Look no further than these lesser-known, less crowded destinations. And if you’re not planning a holiday, you can just enjoy looking at the pictures.

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