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Destinations

Tourism

Airbnb’s ‘Around the world in 80 days’ tour off to shaky start, after tour operators caution company

Travel Weekly was disappointed to learn that Jules Verne does not make an appearance on the tour, and hopes that Airbnb’s next tour, 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea features the author.

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Aviation

Ex-flight attendant reveals the most dangerous part of flying

An ex-flight attendant has told some eyebrow-raising stories of her time as a flight attendant, revealing the most dangerous part of her job.

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Tourism

TripAdvisor reveals travellers picks for the world’s best experiences

Our friends at TripAdvisor have revealed the best experiences in the world, while the best experience of our day has been a burnt tongue from a hot cup of coffee.

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Travel Agents

Diversity, technology and the three-year picture: Three things we’ve learnt about Travel Counsellors

by Christian Fleetwood

TCX revealed some important insights into how Travel Counsellors do what they do. Here are three that stood out from the conference in Adelaide.

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Tourism

Aussie tourist slapped with $2,500 fee over broken nail

A friendly reminder to travellers heading to the US to PLEASE get travel insurance.

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Travel Agents

“Consumers have rights”: Dodgy travel agency busted by QLD grandmother

by Ali Coulton

Similarly, Travel Weekly’s editor has been busted taking more than his fair share of the office Tim Tam supply, which we find equally troubling.

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Road & Rail

Paris to phase out iconic paper metro tickets

It’s the end of an era folks: Say goodbye to finding Paris metro tickets in every jean and jacket pocket weeks after returning home.

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Tourism

RESEARCH: Aussie travellers cutting down length of overseas trips

Meanwhile, Travel Weekly staff are looking to buck the trend and find ways to EXTEND their overseas trips and spend less time in the office.

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Aviation

Aviation wrap: Emirates to reduce single-use plastic, Qantas’ new plane order, Western Sydney Airport update + MORE!

Felt a little in the dark lately about what’s been happening in the world of commercial aviation? This airline wrap should provide all the illumination you need.

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Breaking News

Travel Agents

Helloworld wins extension for prized government contract

It’s champagne and pats on the back throughout Helloworld offices today as the agency’s subsidiary QBT cops two more years to its government contract.

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Aviation

Boeing facing class action by 400-plus pilots over 737 MAX’s “unprecedented cover-up”

More than 400 pilots have issued a class-action lawsuit against Boeing – the first of its kind to be issued against the company – over its problematic 737 MAX jet.

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Events

Get the gang together: Buy two Travel DAZE tickets and get one free!

With savings like these, you’re practically LOSING money if you don’t attend. Well, sort of.

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DESTINATIONS

Airbnb’s ‘Around the world in 80 days’ tour off to shaky start, after tour operators caution company

Travel Weekly was disappointed to learn that Jules Verne does not make an appearance on the tour, and hopes that Airbnb’s next tour, 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea features the author.

DESTINATIONS

Norwegian tourist destination wants to remove time to make use of endless daylight

Residents of a quaint little Scandinavian island popular with tourists are reportedly lobbying for big changes to the way the island measures time, namely by removing the concept entirely.

DESTINATIONS

Taiwan Tourism opens Australian visitor information centre

Taiwan Tourism has opened a visitor info centre, while Travel Weekly’s editor has cracked a cold one in the hope that the hair of the dog will cure his epic Women in Travel Awards hangover.

DESTINATIONS

New ad campaign encourages Melburnians to find ‘Your Happy Space’ in regional Victoria

Travel Weekly’s editor has found his happy place in the office today – in front of a fire he started in his desk bin with a glass of mulled wine and some s’mores.

DESTINATIONS

Kiwis to say ‘Good Morning World’ every day for next 12 months as part of Tourism NZ’s new brand campaign

Kiwis are getting up at the crack of dawn to welcome the world as part of a Tourism NZ campaign. Meanwhile, Travel Weekly staff will be tucked up in bed wearing their Peter Alexander PJs and pom pom nightcaps.

Tourism Innovators Conference

19-06-19 | Gold Coast,QLD

The Tourism Innovators Conference is back and bigger than ever in 2019! Join us to hear from industry heavyweights about the latest trends in travel and technology, and how your business can become an even more successful.

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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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Destinations

Norwegian tourist destination wants to remove time to make use of endless daylight

Residents of a quaint little Scandinavian island popular with tourists are reportedly lobbying for big changes to the way the island measures time, namely by removing the concept entirely.

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Travel Agents

“We don’t have one-night stands”: Travel Counsellors CEO on the importance of referrals

by Christian Fleetwood

Our roving reporter came down with “the flu” while at the Travel Counsellors conference in Radelaide earlier this month, hence the delay in publishing this.

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Aviation

Aussie airline to reroute London flights following United States’ Iran ban

by Ali Coulton

Meanwhile, Travel Weekly staff have had to reroute their path to the kitchen after the office dog left a nasty surprise on the rug.

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Aviation

Qantas sued over “sham” employee bonus scheme

by Huntley Mitchell

Qantas’ bonus scheme has been labelled a “sham”, much like the countless sick leave claims made recently by Travel Weekly’s editor.

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Tourism

Former Miss Universe Australia left stranded in Bali over wet passport

Looks like Indonesia’s notorious passport rules have claimed another victim. A friendly reminder to CHECK YOUR PASSPORT before heading overseas.

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Wholesalers

CATO unveils new-look board

The Council of Australian Tour Operators has elected its new board, which (mini-spoiler alert) only turns out to have one new member. Can you guess who it is from the accompanying photo?

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Wholesalers

Wholesaler wrap: Wendy Wu sale extended, Collette launches preview brochure + MORE!

Need a Monday morning pick-me-up? Have a peruse through all the latest wholesaler deals! If nothing else, it’ll help you kill at least half an hour if you read it slowly.

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Hotels

OPINION: How getting personal could bring the hotel industry back from the brink

by Peter Buttigieg

This blogger argues that hoteliers need to start looking beyond price and getting personal, but not in a deliberately unkind or insulting way.

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News

“It’s been a long road, man”: NBA star LeBron James stars in powerful luggage ad

by Edward Pollitt

Now, you’re probably thinking why we’ve decided to run this story about a travel luggage ad. We’re as baffled as you are, TBH.

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Technology

11 key takeaways from how Airbnb has grown into a $35bn business

by Tam Al-Saad

It’s not often that Travel Weekly provides such valuable insights as this gem, so enjoy it while you can.

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Aviation

Domestic air travel on the rise, with one generation leading the way

The only thing on the rise in our office today is midday naps and sore heads. We may have gone too hard on the free champagne last night.

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Destinations

Taiwan Tourism opens Australian visitor information centre

Taiwan Tourism has opened a visitor info centre, while Travel Weekly’s editor has cracked a cold one in the hope that the hair of the dog will cure his epic Women in Travel Awards hangover.

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