Destinations

Industry updates on Turkey

by Kate Webster

Updates in the industry after Turkey’s Istanbul Ataturk Airport closed following terror attacks on site.

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Thailand appoints Miss World Australia for campaign

by Kate Webster

Marking the occasion of Her Majesty Queen Sirikit’s birthday, the Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) has designated August 2016 as a month for female travellers.

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Aviation

Qantas pyjamas support Aussie Olympians

by Kate Webster

The grey Qantas pjs just got better! Check out what they are offering now for business class passengers.

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Hotels

Warwick Hotels & Resorts rebrand

by Kate Webster

The company‐wide rebranding initiative includes a new corporate identity, a new logo and revised visual language, with the brand now named Warwick Hotels & Resorts.

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Hotels

Are you Australia’s next big travel Instagrammer?

by Kate Webster

Do you think you have what it takes to be Australia’s next big thing in the world of Travel Instagram? If so, grab your camera and check this out.

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Road & Rail

Get on track for an epic European Rail journey

by Kate Webster

Trains are everywhere in Europe, and they come in many shapes and sizes. Some of them travel at high speed across the continent, while others move around leisurely, either by day or by night.

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Wholesalers

Big Fat Wholesaler Wrap

by Kate Webster

New brochures, a snow globe, added tours and a tiger in the snow… doesn’t make sense? Well read the Big Fat Wholesaler Wrap and all will make sense.

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Hotels

More ways to stay around Australia

Choosing an accommodation type can be a little tricky, with so many styles and brands out there, you want to find one that is a perfect fit for you.

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Travel Agents

Join Travel Counsellors and journey around the world

Ever thought damn the man, and wanted to go solo and build your own empire? Then maybe you need to check this out.

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Peregrine Adventures Antarctic earlybird so cheap cheap

by Kate Webster

You will be dancing like Happy Feet when you see the money you can save on a trip to Antarctica with Peregrine’s earlybird deal released today.

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Cruise

Cruise360 program launched

by Daisy Melwani

What’s in store for delegates attending the third Cruise360 to be staged in Australia?

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Australia’s endless summer swapped for snow sessions

by Kate Webster

Aussie are traditionally a bunch of beach bums who love the summer, however as freezing temps hit, the number of Australians preferring the winter months is growing.

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Midweek Interview with Lisa Hasen, OpenTable

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DESTINATIONS

Industry updates on Turkey

Updates in the industry after Turkey’s Istanbul Ataturk Airport closed following terror attacks on site.

DESTINATIONS

Thailand appoints Miss World Australia for campaign

Marking the occasion of Her Majesty Queen Sirikit’s birthday, the Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) has designated August 2016 as a month for female travellers.

DESTINATIONS

Australia’s endless summer swapped for snow sessions

Aussie are traditionally a bunch of beach bums who love the summer, however as freezing temps hit, the number of Australians preferring the winter months is growing.

DESTINATIONS

Tanzania adds 18 percent VAT tax

World Expeditions says the additional tax will result in additional costs for travellers to the country from 1st July, 2016.

DESTINATIONS

The Cook Islands a hot spot this winter

Recently named in TripAdvisor’s Traveller’s Choice Awards Top 10 Islands in the South Pacific, the Cook Islands are so hot right now.

Windstar Cruises

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WANDERLUST FESTIVAL

18/02/2016 | Thredbo

Unplug from the ordinary. Adventure awaits. Wanderlust festivals are 4-day celebrations of mindful living.

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Snowy Mountains Country Music Festival 2016

04/03/2016 | Thredbo

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.

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Sculpture by the Sea 2015

22/10/2015 | Bondi

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.

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Twilight at Taronga

28/01/2016 | Taronga Zoo

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.

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Destinations

Tanzania adds 18 percent VAT tax

by Kate Webster

World Expeditions says the additional tax will result in additional costs for travellers to the country from 1st July, 2016.

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Midweek Interview

Midweek Interview with Lisa Hasen, OpenTable

This week we talk to Lisa Hasen, OpenTable, who seems to have a great alternative to working in travel … owning a wine bar. Cheers to that!

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Aviation

Big Fat Airline Wrap

by Kate Webster

New routes, amazing air passes and added flights … it is all taking off in this week’s Big Fat Airline Wrap.

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Cruise

P&O’s Flagship site smooth sailing for agents

by Kate Webster

Designed to make it even easier to sell a P&O holiday and developed specifically for Australian and New Zealand agents, Flagship provides a central hub for information on P&O Cruises’ product.

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Aviation

Bombing shuts Turkey’s Istanbul Ataturk Airport

by Kate Webster

Travellers are being advised to avoid Istanbul Ataturk Airport in Turkey after it came under attack from suicide bombers earlier today.

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Aviation

Qantas luring holidaymakers after Brexit deal

by Kate Webster

Qantas, maybe somewhat unknowingly with the timing, is offering passengers triple points on economy class flights to London for certain dates.

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Tourism

Tourism Australia selfie campaign a winner at Cannes

by Kate Webster

The selfie has become an integral and almost essential part of many people’s travel experience today and the GIGA Selfie campaign was the perfect platform to take social media advocacy to a whole new level.

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Cruise

Big Fat Cruise Wrap

by Kate Webster

Cruising into your inbox this week is all the latest news from the world of cruising, from a new Queen on the high seas to some wiggle action for charity.

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Destinations

The Cook Islands a hot spot this winter

by Kate Webster

Recently named in TripAdvisor’s Traveller’s Choice Awards Top 10 Islands in the South Pacific, the Cook Islands are so hot right now.

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Aviation

Destination Delayed reveals budget carriers dependable

by Kate Webster

Domestic air passengers can rely on budget airlines for a punctual departure, just as much (if not more so) than our higher profile commercial airlines.

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Google goes goggles offering virtual Great Barrier Reef tour

by Kate Webster

Don’t scuba dive? No worries, you can still explore some of the best reefs around the world thanks to Google who has taken street view to a whole new level, underwater.

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Aussie getting more adventurous later in life

by Kate Webster

From African safaris to volunteering in developing countries and even bungee jumping or sky diving, older Australians are increasingly seeking adventure in retirement.

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