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Road & Rail

Australia has the second most expensive public transport in the world

Readers familiar with the quality of Sydney’s commuter trains may need to take a moment before reading this. That is, if you’re not currently stuck on a delayed service.

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Cruise

Royal Caribbean announces world’s first carbon-neutral cruise destination

A South Pacific nation will be the home of Royal Caribbean’s newest private island destination, which is set to be pretty eco-friendly too.

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Midweek Interview

Midweek Interview with Collette’s Roger Clulow

This week we enjoyed a beautiful sunset with Collette’s senior global contracting manager. Well, he enjoyed the sunset, we emailed him and took a nap instead.

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Aviation

Virgin Australia to introduce ‘fly now, pay later’ option

Look, I’m sure all travellers would prefer a ‘fly now, pay never’ option, but at least this is a step in the right direction.

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Destinations

“A decision needs to be taken”: Visit Britain regional director talks Brexit and sustainability

Australians are not going to let Brexit get in the way when it comes to travelling Britain, according to regional director of Visit Britain, Tricia Warwick. Click here to find out why.

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Technology

Booking Holdings pulls support for Facebook’s controversial cryptocurrency project

The parent company of Booking.com, Kayak and Agoda has pulled out of a controversial cryptocurrency project spearheaded by Facebook.

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Destinations

Typhoon Hagibis update: More than 50 killed and a third of Hokuriku bullet trains submerged

by Christian Fleetwood

Emergency crews are racing against time to rescue dozens of people unaccounted for, after Japan was ravaged by its most powerful typhoon in decades.

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Wholesalers

New travel brand to fill void left by Bentours

In big news for the local travel industry, a specialist tour operator has unveiled a new brand in response to the recent Bentours collapse.

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Aviation

Aviation Wrap: Airlines go pink for cancer awareness month, Boeing invests $30m in Virgin Galactic + MORE!

Looking for a legend to fly with over October? Check-in with this week’s Aviation Wrap to see who’s doing what for Breast Cancer Awareness Month.

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Tourism

REVEALED: All the Aussie winners from the World Travel Awards 2019

Is your office trophy cabinet looking a little less bare since the weekend? This may have something to do with it.

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Cruise

Cruise passengers riot, demand refund over missed ports and blocked toilets

by Ali Coulton

Passengers were so outraged by their experience that they took to the ship’s atrium to wave signs and shout things. Some even dedicated entire Twitter accounts to the cause.

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Destinations

Destination NSW boss steps down after eight years

The woman who helped make NSW Australia’s number one destination once more and put Sydney’s Vivid Festival on the map has decided to pass on the baton.

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DESTINATIONS

“A decision needs to be taken”: Visit Britain regional director talks Brexit and sustainability

Australians are not going to let Brexit get in the way when it comes to travelling Britain, according to regional director of Visit Britain, Tricia Warwick. Click here to find out why.

DESTINATIONS

Typhoon Hagibis update: More than 50 killed and a third of Hokuriku bullet trains submerged

Emergency crews are racing against time to rescue dozens of people unaccounted for, after Japan was ravaged by its most powerful typhoon in decades.

DESTINATIONS

Destination NSW boss steps down after eight years

The woman who helped make NSW Australia’s number one destination once more and put Sydney’s Vivid Festival on the map has decided to pass on the baton.

DESTINATIONS

Keep it local: 5 experiences you can only find in Australia and New Zealand

Suggesting a holiday in our corner of the world will give your client a renewed sense of place and appreciation for the unique spot we call home.

DESTINATIONS

Destination Wrap: Venice’s new tourist tax, Tokyo hit by typhoon, California bans mini-hotel shampoo bottles + MORE!

Our favourite part of Monday morning is putting together this delightful wrap up of destination news for our faithful readers. Just kidding! We don’t like anything about Mondays.

The Travel Awards

29 November 2019 | Sydney,NSW

Get ready, The Travel Awards, in association with media partners Better Homes and Gardens and with Crystal as principal partner are back! And it’s time for the travel industry to unite and celebrate.

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Aviation

Woman to avoid charges after sneaking onto plane without ticket or ID

Perhaps the lesson learned here is to make sure you have a fake ID and boarding pass sorted before trying to sneak onto a plane?

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Aviation

Air Canada axes “ladies and gentlemen” for more inclusive language

by Ali Coulton

If inclusive language is an issue close to your heart, we recommend you stay off the Air Canada hashtag on Twitter today and read this instead.

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Destinations

Keep it local: 5 experiences you can only find in Australia and New Zealand

by Sponsored by Inspiring Journeys

Suggesting a holiday in our corner of the world will give your client a renewed sense of place and appreciation for the unique spot we call home.

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Wholesalers

Wholesaler Wrap: G Adventures unveils eight new trips, Globus’ Travel Champions game show + MORE!

Suffering from a bad case of FOMO? Here’s some inspiring wholesale news to get you of that funk… or keep you in it.

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Hotels

Under-construction hotel collapses, killing two and injuring dozens

by Christian Fleetwood

At least two people are dead and one unaccounted for after a New Orleans hotel under construction collapsed.

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Road & Rail

Aussie tour bus operator could face up to $6 million penalty over driver death

The company is facing multiple charges over the incident after a WorkSafe investigation found the company failed to put adequate control measures in place.

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Aviation

Privacy concerns prompt Qantas boarding pass change, as airline strengthens ties with American Airlines

by Huntley Mitchell

In bad news for hackers and scammers, Qantas has announced a change to its boarding passes “to maintain customer privacy”.

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Cruise

WATCH: Huge cruise ship breaks record squeezing through Corinth Canal

The ship’s 929 passengers would have almost been able to touch the sides of the canal. Talk about a tight fit!

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Destinations

Destination Wrap: Venice’s new tourist tax, Tokyo hit by typhoon, California bans mini-hotel shampoo bottles + MORE!

Our favourite part of Monday morning is putting together this delightful wrap up of destination news for our faithful readers. Just kidding! We don’t like anything about Mondays.

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Technology

Video content marketing made easier for travel and hospo professionals

Does your video content usually appear a little shaky and out of focus, with terrible audio quality to match? Well, get set to don your director’s beret upon receipt of this news.

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Technology

ATTN AGENTS: Tripfuser launches awesome early bird offer on Euro trips!

by Sponsored by Tripfuser

Tripfuser is inviting agents to design the tailored trip of a lifetime to Europe, and with a cheeky discount to boot.

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Destinations

Satisfy your foodie clients with a taste of LA

Famous faces can be found all over Los Angeles. But in the ‘Entertainment Capital of the World’, food is also a bonafide superstar.

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