Cruise

Tourism at risk as cruise ships sail past Sydney

by Vanessa Bussoletti | Hannah Edensor

We sailed past Sydney on a cruise ship once, although it was due to the Captain reading the GPS coordinates wrong, and not a lack of capacity.

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Aviation

Famous giant bunny dies on United flight

by Hannah Edensor

United is losing customers faster than rabbits can breed after this latest debacle. And as huge bunny supporters, you might say we’re hopping mad.

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Aviation

Qantas Perth-London flights now on sale

Qantas has announced its Perth to London route is now on sale, but you already knew that because you read it in the headline.

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Aviation

“Most frightening thing I’ve ever experienced”: United passenger

by Hannah Edensor

A passenger has described his experience on a United flight as the “most frightening” of his life, but before you ask, no he wasn’t dragged off the plane.

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Hotels

The Big Fat Hotel Wrap

It’s not Thursday without a Big Fat Hotel Wrap from your old pal Travel Weekly. Well, it would be, but it wouldn’t be as good.

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Destinations

Aussie couple’s “nightmare” US holiday

by Hannah Edensor

An Aussie couple’s trip of a lifetime quickly turned to a disaster when their US visa was cancelled mid-trip. And even their travel agent couldn’t save them.

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Cruise

Cruise360 Australasia: what’s new?!

by Vanessa Bussoletti

Cruise360 is bringing a bunch of new speakers down under on a procession of cruise ships. Or at least that’s what the picture makes it look like.

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Hotels

Top 10 APAC meeting hotels named

Event management company Cvent has named the 10 best hotels for meetings in Asia Pacific, and we hear they’re not only beautiful, but expensive and booked out.

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Tourism

The Antarctic tourism industry needs to speak up

by Ricardo Roura

This Antarctic expert says the region needs to speak up. Although we’re not suggesting Antarctica can actually hold a conversation.

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Road & Rail

Travel agents – it’s your final chance!

We bet our boss $50 that by writing a cryptic headline, we’d get all of you to click on it. Even if you’re not tempted, we could really use the $50.

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Travel Agents

How Aussie agencies are beating OTAs

by Tara Harrison

We searched high and low for the best looking agencies making brick and mortar cool again. Unlike OTAs that have a face only a mother could love.

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Tourism

Two ways travel companies can improve customer experience

by B&T Magazine

This guest columnist has some sage advice for travel brands. We’d like to say we wrote it ourselves, but we’re really not this smart.

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We smashed open our piggy bank after reading this list, and now sorely regret it because we’ve got nowhere to store our spare change.

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Top 10 bucket list UNESCO sites

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Aviation

Travellers rank what’s most important when flying

by Sophie Hodge

Aussies have revealed what they’re willing to pay for to maximise comfort on long flights. Oddly, personal shopper and foot rubber didn’t rank.

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Destinations

Ultimate 5-star destinations for budget travellers

by Vanessa Bussoletti

We smashed open our piggy bank after reading this list, and now sorely regret it because we’ve got nowhere to store our spare change.

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Aviation

US could add more countries to electronics ban

by Hannah Edensor

If Trump has his way, we’ll all be shipping our luggage to our destination two months ahead of flying and boarding planes with nothing but a toothbrush.

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Cruise

Big Fat Cruise Wrap

Is your boss looking over your shoulder while you try and hide your Anzac Day hangover? Look busy with this easy-on-the-eye Cruise Wrap.

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Aviation

Big Fat Airline Wrap

by Amy Bryant

Are you doubting your eyesight after spying this second Big Fat Wrap? Cancel the eye appointment, we’ve doubled up due to Anzac Day’s public holiday.

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Cruise

Travel agents “the voice of reason”: Royal Caribbean CEO

Royal Caribbean’s CEO Richard Fain says travel agents are amazing singers. No wait, we’re getting this confused with ‘The Voice’.

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Aviation

Who stole Qantas’ crown for brand reputation?

There’ll be awkward shuffles and sad faces at Qantas HQ today after an international competitor stole Aussie hearts to win best corporate reputation.

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Midweek Interview

Midweek Interview with Chimu Adventures’ Valerie Waterston

Valerie Waterston reveals all in our latest Midweek Interview, although Travel Weekly insists no “rack of truth” or hot irons were used in the interview.

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Hotels

How to spend 24 Hours in London

We spent 24 hours in London in our early 20s and it consisted of hostel share rooms, bed bugs and tequila shots. This guide is much better.

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Hotels

The Formula for the Best Hotel Stay

Apparently there’s a formula for calculating the ultimate hotel stay. We tried to follow it but our maths doesn’t stretch past basic addition.

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Wholesalers

The Big Fat Wholesaler Wrap

We don’t know if it’s Monday, Tuesday or Friday anymore with all these public holidays, so if this isn’t your usual Monday wrap just play along anyway.

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Wholesalers

Excite launch 45 days of California Dreaming

We started singing The Mamas & the Papas ‘California Dreamin’ song when we read this news. Until our colleagues begged us to stop.

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