Western Australia

From the buzzing and culturally rich streets of Perth to the chance of an orca encounter in Bremer Bay, Western Australia not only offers something for all types of travellers, but also blows away expectations at every stop.

Travel Agents

What every travel agent can learn from actor Samuel Johnson

by Huntley Mitchell

Actor and charity founder Samuel Johnson had plenty of takeaways for travel agents at a recent conference, which you take away here.

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Aviation

Passenger plane carrying 233 makes emergency landing in cornfield

The pilots that pulled off this heroic landing are receiving more praise than our intern when he restocks the office Tim Tam supply, and that’s saying something.

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Tourism

REVEALED: All the winners from Virtuoso’s 2019 Best of the Best awards

Congratulations to all the exceptional travel companies (including a you-beaut Australian resort) that took home shiny gongs at Virtuoso’s Best of the Best awards!

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Tourism

Flavour of the Week: Contiki Australia announce new boss, TTNQ appoints CEO + MORE!

What better way to contemplate throwing in your resignation for greener pastures than by reading this week’s sure-to-make-you-jealous roundup of top-notch industry appointments?

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Aviation

Twitter melts over hot pilot after passenger “kind of” gets plane to himself

Twitter has some strong opinions about a viral video of a passenger getting a “private jet” experience. Not because the plane was empty, or because the airline said he didn’t fly on it, but because of a split-second encounter with a dreamy pilot.

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Tourism

Aussie influencer detained in Bali, forced to pay $40,000 over prescription medication

Between helping influencers avoid jail time and sorting out the guy who fly-kicked a scooter, DFAT has no doubt become well acquainted with Balinese police this week.

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Cruise

Australian entrepreneur dead after falling overboard from cruise ship

by Huntley Mitchell

In tragic news, an Australian man has died after falling overboard on a cruise ship bound for the US Virgin Islands.

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Travel Agents

Agent wrap: italktravel & cruise at home launches, TTC hosts Eden Ministry, win big with Brand USA + MORE

What’s better than reading about agents on cool famils and winning free stuff? Finally reaching Friday!

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Events

Tourism

WIN a gift hamper from the The Goods Tube: Just another reason to attend Travel DAZE

As if learning gems of knowledge and practical tips from the best in this business wasn’t enough, we have a few more tricks up our sleeve for Travel DAZE 2019.

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Events

Tourism

ATTN: Two weeks left to enter The Travel Awards 2019!

If you’re still planing on entering The Travel Awards 2019 but are yet to complete your submission, the time to get your s***t together is now!

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Tourism

Qantas, Webjet & Flight Centre among travel companies hardest hit by ASX fall

by Christian Fleetwood

Australian travel companies were among those on the receiving end of a drop in share prices at the opening of the ASX200 this morning.

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Hotels

Hotel wrap: Hilton’s big Canberra plan, Upgradus launches in Australia, New Bali beach club + MORE!

This week’s hotel wrap is so huge that it’s left Travel Weekly’s reporter with RSI in his fingers, palms and wrists.

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DESTINATIONS

VA flights delayed at Hong Kong Airport as protesters clash with police

Pro-democracy protesters have brought Hong Kong International Airport to a standstill for a second day, with an Aussie airline among those effected by the sit-in.

DESTINATIONS

Australia to fund $500m climate change package for Pacific Islands

Leaders in the region have suggested the support is hollow without the government committing to reducing its reliance on coal.

DESTINATIONS

WATCH: Australian in Bali “can’t remember” fly kicking scooter and tackling car

After watching this, you’ll be asking yourself whether the man should be taken from prison and handed over to an exorcist instead.

DESTINATIONS

Typhoon Lekima ravages China: 33 killed, a million evacuated, thousands of flights cancelled

The typhoon, which made landfall in southeast China at the weekend, has caused the evacuation of a billion people and more than $3 billion in damages.

DESTINATIONS

Destination wrap: TAA CEO speaks out against lockout laws, SATC sets ambitious target, Queens to host US Open + MORE!

Kick your week off right with all the latest destination news! And if that doesn’t work, we recommend taking a leaf out of the Travel Weekly editorial playbook by downing four coffees before midday.

CINEFESTOZ

28 August | Busselton, Bunbury and Margaret River,WA

Now in its 12th year, CinefestOZ has cemented its reputation as Australia’s premier destination film festival and from 28 August to 1 September will once again offer audiences the chance to explore a diverse program at some of the finest venues and spaces across the stunning South West region.

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Women in Travel Awards

2019-06-20 | Sydney,NSW

The success of women in the travel industry continues to rise, and as it grows these awards will continue to celebrate the inspiring and innovative actions that are displayed each year by those amazing women throughout the industry.

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Travel DAZE

2019-08-08 | Sydney,NSW

Travel DAZE 2019 will tackle sustainability, but we’re not just talking about carbon offsetting and charitable practices.

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Aviation

Flights resume as Hong Kong airport shuts out protesters

After five consecutive days of disruption, things appear to be returning to normal at one of the world’s busiest airports, with the help of new security measures.

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Aviation

Rome showered with engine fragments from Norwegian Air plane

by Christian Fleetwood

Norwegian Air, Boeing and Rolls-Royce are currently investigating the cause of an incident that saw Romans run for their lives as metal fragments “like bullets” fell out of the sky from a passing jet.

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Aviation

Sydney Airport’s half-year profit plunges after taking $182m tax hit

by Huntley Mitchell

The major airport has also seen its number of passengers drop slightly due to capacity reductions and subdued demand in the domestic sector.

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Aviation

Aussie first: Virgin Australia launches nervous flyers program

Have you seen a Qantas employee who seemed on edge this morning? It could be because Virgin beat them to the punch on this one.

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Travel Agents

CATO warns agents of hidden catch in booking direct with overseas suppliers

CATO’s MD is warning agents to think twice before booking directly with an overseas operator, or they could be liable if something goes wrong. Here’s why.

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Road & Rail

Road & rail wrap: win a train tour of Germany, Ola teams up with the Wallabies + MORE!

Tired of having your colleagues outdo you when it comes to spilling all the latest road- and rail-related goss? Get the upper hand here.

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Aviation

This airline is the most punctual carrier of 2019 so far

The most punctual person in Travel Weekly’s office is our office dog. However, that’s mostly when the owner forgets to take her home and she’s still here from the day before.

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Destinations

VA flights delayed at Hong Kong Airport as protesters clash with police

Pro-democracy protesters have brought Hong Kong International Airport to a standstill for a second day, with an Aussie airline among those effected by the sit-in.

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Midweek Interview

Midweek Interview with Bunnik Tours’ Sacha Bunnik

Travel Weekly takes a stroll in the snow with Bunnik Tours joint CEO Sacha Bunnik, who we discovered loves nothing more than beating his brother Dennis.

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Destinations

Australia to fund $500m climate change package for Pacific Islands

Leaders in the region have suggested the support is hollow without the government committing to reducing its reliance on coal.

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Events

Tourism

10 tips for creating a winning entry to The Travel Awards

Are you still yet to submit you entry/entries for The Travel Awards 2019? Well, we’ve kindly put together somewhat of a cheat sheet to help you put your best foot forward.

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Conferences

Travel Agents

TravelManagers reveals annual conference destinations for 2020 and 2021

by Huntley Mitchell

This announcement is sure to have TravelManagers agents excited and Flight Centre agents a little jealous.

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