Luxury Retreats

More than just accommodations, our luxury villas offer travelers an authentic local experience combined with reliability and security. Our growing portfolio includes over 3,600 professionally inspected properties throughout 95+ destinations. These privately owned homes boast a range of staffing options, unique amenities and customisable itineraries for the traveller that craves a tailor-made vacation.

Aviation

Qantas unveils new Premium Economy seats

Qantas spends all its money on new Premium Economy seats, amid reports the cash came from cutting in-flight peanuts and staff birthday gifts.

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Hotels

Only 2 Aussie hotels cut above in Forbes Star list

by Daisy Melwani

We hear these hotels offer mints on their pillows. That’s a step up from the mouse poo on the pillows of the hotels we check into.

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Hotels

It’s The Big Fat Hotel Wrap

by Amy Bryant

Stare into the crystal ball of Hotel Wraps this week. Although it’s less crystal ball and more news release round-up, really.

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Aviation

Etihad crew help Aussies beat the heat

When suffering from unbearable heatwaves, Travel Weekly likes to make a cave of Zooper Doopers to keep cool. And it would work if people stopped eating them.

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Travel Agents

Webjet almost quadruples half year profits

Just when you thought we couldn’t write another financial results story, here’s another!

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Travel Agents

Skroo disappointed in Flight Centre slump

by Hannah Edensor

Flight Centre offices forced to cut back on excessive pen ordering and swap Arnotts for Homebrand after these unfortunate results.

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Aviation

Air NZ loses $109 million

by Hannah Edensor

We hear Luxon and Joyce are meeting for a glass of hard liquor later tonight after both airline profits take a tumble from last year’s figures.

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Aviation

Qantas half year profits slip by 25%

by Hannah Edensor

It’s an avalanche of half year financial results today, readers! Of all the days for the office calculator to run out of batteries.

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Tourism

Top Aussie tourism conference is back

We’re not the biggest fans of sitting on our butts all day listening to other people talk, but when it comes to this A+ conference we make an exception.

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Hotels

InterCon Sydney gets biggest revamp in 30 years

by Hannah Edensor

Sydney’s InterContinental is getting a shiny new look worth $200+ million, but did they receive our suggestion for an indoor petting zoo, we ask?

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Cruise

It’s the Big Fat Cruise Wrap

If we read any more cruise news we might turn into a cruise ship. But a really pretty one with a spa and a contemporary colour scheme.

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Travel Agents

Flavour of the week

by Hannah Edensor

It’s a veritable conga line of new appointments in the industry today. So grab your castanets and shake along to this lot.

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DESTINATIONS

10 bucket list-worthy places for every traveller type

We had Surfers Paradise Wax Museum atop our bucket list, but have since replaced it with the Trash Museum in Connecticut.

DESTINATIONS

Win a luxe Vanuatu holiday for two

It’s always a good day when there’s a prize on offer, and today is one of those days, with Breakas […]

DESTINATIONS

A cheeky 40% of you have broken your New Year’s Resolutions

It took us all but one week to break our New Year’s resolution, but to be fair, giving up work isn’t the most viable of options.

DESTINATIONS

Industry turns out in force at HKTB campaign launch

Every industry exec in Sydney was at Hong Kong’s launch last night. Well, not everyone. We might have exaggerated, slightly.

DESTINATIONS

The peak cheap seasons for global destinations

Is your client demanding a list of cheap destinations for every month of the year? Tell them to sod off, or alternatively, show them this.

WANDERLUST FESTIVAL

2016-02-18 |

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 >

Hotels

Escape to Romance with these Dreamy Villa Destinations

Forget the wedding, heat up the romance with these hot honeymoon villas! You’ll both be falling in love with these luxe destinations (and each other of course).

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Midweek Interview

Midweek Interview with Ensemble Travel Group’s Trish Shepherd

Arguably the most interesting person at any dinner party, it’s Ensemble Travel Group’s Trish Shepherd.

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Aviation

Which airlines won the Customer Satisfaction crown?

by Hannah Edensor

The Customer Satisfaction award is one of the highest honours for an airline. After the Most Frequent Inflight Snack award and the Mile High award, of course.

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Travel Agents

Helloworld rebounds with $18.7m profit

by Hannah Edensor

Helloworld has bounced back from its $1 million loss in 2015, but will all staff receive pogo sticks to keep the bounce going, we wonder?

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Travel Agents

Hotel booking site helps agents find best deals

The last time we were promised the ‘best deals’ we were left with a broken car and no insurance. But this promise sounds a lot less dodgy.

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Destinations

10 bucket list-worthy places for every traveller type

by Sophie Harrison

We had Surfers Paradise Wax Museum atop our bucket list, but have since replaced it with the Trash Museum in Connecticut.

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Aviation

The Big Fat Airline Wrap

It’s the very best of airline news rounded up in one place. And if you want to know why there’s a picture of canoes instead of planes you’ll have to click on the article.

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Travel Agents

Virgin Holidays leads by example in sealife tourism

by Hannah Edensor

Virgin Holidays continues to protest animals in captivity, and we’re totally on board if you don’t count the rat we trapped in our kitchen last night.

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Travel Agents

Travel’s pay gap between men and women bigger than ever

by Hannah Edensor

Do you have a sneaking suspicion your male counterpart earns more than you? Like a lot more? Confirm your hunch with this shocking news.

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Tourism

Agents Continue to send clients to Hawai’i

by Amy Bryant

Aussies’ love affair with Hawai’i continues to grow. That’s not to suggest there’s any extramarital shenanigans going on, however.

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Aviation

Golfing tourists in tragic crash near Essendon Airport

by Hannah Edensor

Tragedy strikes Essendon Airport this morning after a charter flight carrying golfers to King Island crashed into shops shortly after take-off.

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Destinations

Win a luxe Vanuatu holiday for two

It’s always a good day when there’s a prize on offer, and today is one of those days, with Breakas […]

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