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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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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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

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 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.

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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.

DESTINATIONS

Five unmissable experiences on the rejuvenating island of Kauai

The pace is slow and relaxed, locals are friendly… and nothing stays open late. What it lacks in high-rises (no building is taller than a coconut tree) it makes up for with towering sea cliffs, deep canyon ridges and huge waterfalls.

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

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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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Cruise

Virgin Voyages officially open bookings, announces private beach club

Tickets for Virgin’s much-anticipated ship, Scarlet Lady, are now on sale. We tried to convince our boss to buy us a ticket for ‘research purposes’ but he just laughed. We’re raking it as a maybe.

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Aviation

More Jetstar drama as airline apologises for refusing to fly home disabled passenger

Another day and another negative incident involving Jetstar. In more positive news, Travel Weekly’s editor has just found a $2 coin under his desk.

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Aviation

Mystery recipient of phone call by MH370 pilot revealed

As recent research points to a new possible crash site for the missing Malaysia Airlines flight, another mystery surrounding the incident has now been solved.

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Cruise

Dream Cruises celebrates launch of Explorer Dream with roadshows

The celebrations kicked off in Sydney on Thursday night. Please excuse us for filing this story a day late – we’re still recovering from all the champagne we drank on the night.

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Aviation

Airbus to cease production of A380 superjumbo jet

by Ali Coulton

The announcement signals the end of an era for the aviation industry. We’ll be raising a tearful glass to the ‘giant of the skies’ at knock-off drinks this afternoon.

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Tourism

Flavour of the week

Break out the welcome cupcakes and spring for some Nescafé Gold. It’s time to welcome the industry’s latest recruits.

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Travel Agents

Big fat agent wrap

There’s nothing like reading about all the great deals on offer right now to inspire you to work harder. And by ‘work harder’ we mean quit and go travelling.

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Tourism

Tourism body calls for clampdown on Airbnb

A tourism lobby group has pulled on the gloves and taken a few jabs at Airbnb, but stopped short of employing some Mike Tyson-style treatment and biting the short-stay accomodation provider’s ear off.

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Tourism

Tourism Minister slams Venice day-tripper tax

by Ali Coulton

The destination is also set to introduce a new system requiring tourists to “request access” to the city. We’d like to create a similar system for our corner of the office, but our boss said no.

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