Performance marketing technology company, Criteo, has unveiled the results of its first ever study into "The Australian Digital Traveller", which delves into the behavioural patterns and trends of the modern adventurer. And with the impact of mobile penetration in the travel industry, online travel sales are forecasted to grow even further in the coming years.

Technology

The big challenges facing travel industry

A new report from Amadeus imagines the future of the travel industry. Not that we understood it, mind, we’ve got a limited vocabulary.

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Travel Agents

Big Fat Agent Wrap

Travel Weekly is off to Splendour in the Grass today, so if there’s mistakes in this Wrap you’d like to complain about, just note we probably won’t reply.

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Travel Agents

Travel agency busted for running ‘cashback’ visa scam

We’d never fall for some half-baked scam. That said, we’ve not seen a cent of that $100 million from that Nigerian prince online.

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Aviation

Get a look at Qantas’ flashy new tableware

The last thing we expected an airline to come up with was a new range of designer tableware, and yet here we are. IKEA, eat your heart out!

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Wholesalers

Wendy Wu unveils brand overhaul

We give you an exclusive first look at Wendy Wu’s new brand makeover, and by exclusive we mean it was sent to us at the same time as everyone else.

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Wholesalers

Why we won’t cut commissions: On The Go Tours MD

by Tara Harrison

When On The Go’s Carl Cross wanted to chat about why he values agents so highly, we jumped at the chance. That, and he promised us a free lunch.

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Destinations

The top 5 surprising stopover cities

We spent our last 14-hour stopover wedged between crying children and an old person with Bronchitis. These options sound much more sanitary.

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Aviation

Hang on, an airline just for millennials?

by Hannah Edensor

Air France is launching an airline entirely for 18-35 year olds. We predict a menu of avocado toast and emoji safety instructions.

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Tourism

Flavour of the Week

With six new appointments, these industry movers and shakers could form their own indoor volleyball team. Although we’ve no idea if they like volleyball.

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Destinations

10 Scandinavian adventures worth the long flight

Aside from meatballs, Vikings and IKEA, we don’t know a great deal about Scandinavia, but this list seems pretty legit to us.

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Destinations

Why you need a digital detox on your next trip

We couldn’t even put our phone down long enough to eat dinner last night. Although we did accidentally superglue it to our hand.

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Tourism

More insurance companies covering mental illness

by Lauren Croft

Travel insurance policies are starting to take mental illness more seriously, adjusting policies to cover a new range of conditions.

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Could tattoos prevent you from getting employed?

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Could tattoos prevent you from getting employed?

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DESTINATIONS

The top 5 surprising stopover cities

We spent our last 14-hour stopover wedged between crying children and an old person with Bronchitis. These options sound much more sanitary.

DESTINATIONS

10 Scandinavian adventures worth the long flight

Aside from meatballs, Vikings and IKEA, we don’t know a great deal about Scandinavia, but this list seems pretty legit to us.

DESTINATIONS

Why you need a digital detox on your next trip

We couldn’t even put our phone down long enough to eat dinner last night. Although we did accidentally superglue it to our hand.

DESTINATIONS

This is the hottest ski destination right now

We’re always on the hunt for cool ski spots to visit. Although, to be honest, we only go for the après cocktail hour and not the snow.

DESTINATIONS

5 Game of Thrones sets you can actually visit 

Game of Thrones returns and our office can’t contain its excitement! Well, we can because we don’t watch it. But everyone else seems pretty stoked.

WANDERLUST FESTIVAL

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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 >

Tourism

Which major city banned selfie sticks?

Think people who use selfie sticks to take photos are obnoxious and self-absorbed? Reassert your opinions with this read.

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Hotels

Big Fat Hotel Wrap

If there’s one thing we look forward to on Thursdays, it’s the Big Fat Hotel Wrap. That, and the self-appointed early mark at 3pm.

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Cruise

Score the first glimpse at U by Uniworld cruising

We adore freebies, especially when they’re this good looking. Although we’re not suggesting the other cruise lines are unattractive.

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Tourism

What Aussies dislike the most about travel

Does the thought of travel fill you with anxiety, dread and a hint of panic? Well, continue the cynical outlook with this.

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Travel Agents

Could tattoos prevent you from getting employed?

Our boss tried not to hire us because of our tattoos. Ok, we showed up two hours late and forgot the name of the company.

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Cruise

Carnival targets ‘honeyboomer’ in new ads

We always say cruising combines our three true loves – deck quoits, all-you-can-eat buffets, and our fear of not being able to see land.

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Aviation

Buying ‘extras’ when flying? You’re making airlines billions

We suspect airline execs will be hiding their wads of cash after a new report revealed just how much ancillary products make them.

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Aviation

Another airline considers standing seats

We shed a little tear when we heard another airline CEO was keen on introducing standing seats. Although we were cutting onions at the time.

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Midweek Interview

Midweek Interview with Rail Plus’ Richard McKisack

Richard McKisack is next up to spin the wheel of truth we prefer to call our Midweek Interview.

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Tourism

Airfares & hotels only getting more expensive: research

We love a good research report, except when it’s 112 pages long and we’re expected to read the whole thing. Then we give it to the intern.

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Aviation

Could this safety video be better than Air NZ?

A major airline is stepping on Air NZ’s turf with its new safety video. Although they haven’t actually walked on any of their grass.

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Hotels

Mantra’s new airport hotel touches down in Sydney

by Hannah Edensor

Travel Weekly were front and centre at this morning’s Mantra hotel launch. Ok, we were hiding up the back with a hangover.

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