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.

Travel Agents

CTM reports $22.1 million profit

by Hannah Edensor

If you’re in Corporate Travel Management’s office today, we suggest wearing glasses to shield yourself from flying champagne corks.

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Hotels

How to check your hotel for bed bugs

There’s nothing worse than the thought of bugs in your hotel bed. Except actually finding them in your bed – that’s much worse.

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Cruise

NSFW: sexy cruise ad goes viral

by Hannah Edensor

This saucy ad uses sex to sell cruise holidays, which is an outrageous attempt at seducing us for our money. And yes, it’s working.

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Destinations

Win a luxe Vanuatu holiday for two

Today’s your last chance to enter our Vanuatu getaway comp! And if you’ve already entered and are sick of seeing this article, we apologise.

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Tourism

Korea Tourism hosts Winter Olympics Luncheon

Korea Tourism gets Sydney ecstatic for the upcoming Winter Olympics. Well, ecstatic is a bit over the top, but we did get a few goosebumps.

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Hotels

2020 hotel tech will be same as 10 years ago

by Amy Bryant

Hotel technology will remain stuck in the noughties according to this study. Much like our Nokia mobile and maroon Corduroy suit.

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Travel Agents

It’s the Big Fat Agent Wrap

More industry faces and agent deals than you can poke a stick at today! Well, we could poke a stick at it but we’re a bit short on sticks.

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Aviation

Aeroflot hosties banned for being “old, fat and ugly”

by Hannah Edensor

Not content with fat-shaming its staff, Aeroflot went and called them old and ugly too, amid reports the boss harbours some serious insecurities.

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Destinations

Which Aussie beach was crowned our best?

by Amy Bryant

Bondi Beach excluded from list of best beaches, and now we hear it’s crying in the corner with a box of Tim Tams and a Ryan Gosling film.

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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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Qantas half year profits slip by 25%

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4 days ago

we should all be complaining about the blatant lies told in Webjet ads. The public obviously believes the rubbish they…

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DESTINATIONS

Win a luxe Vanuatu holiday for two

Today’s your last chance to enter our Vanuatu getaway comp! And if you’ve already entered and are sick of seeing this article, we apologise.

DESTINATIONS

Which Aussie beach was crowned our best?

Bondi Beach excluded from list of best beaches, and now we hear it’s crying in the corner with a box of Tim Tams and a Ryan Gosling film.

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

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.

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 >

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 profits drop by $109 million year on year

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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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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