Lufthansa

Lufthansa, SWISS and Austrian Airlines together form the Lufthansa Group, offering customers a global route network of 271 destinations in 107 countries from hubs in Frankfurt, Munich, Zurich and Vienna. The airline has fares filed from Australia with Qantas, Singapore Airlines, Cathay Pacific, British Airways, Thai Airways, China Airways or Jetstar from Australia via your preferred Asian gateway.

Destinations

Get to know Brazil in pictures

by Hannah Edensor

Today marks one year until the Olympic Games start in Rio, and to celebrate we’re taking a visual tour though Brazil.

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Hotels

Who won a new car with AccorHotels?

by Tara Harrison

AccorHotels is ready to play ball by sponsoring one of Australia’s premier sporting events. Plus, we announce the winner of the most coveted industry prize: a new car.

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Tourism

Millennials are so old right now

by Hannah Edensor

Roy Morgan says if you’re in the game of travel, you’ve got to go where the money is, and millennials aren’t top dollar.

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Travel Agents

Are travel agents still relevant?

by Hannah Edensor

Travel agents are still a vital pawn in the travel game, but what needs to happen to survive?

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Midweek Interview

Midweek Interview with Lucy Lea Tucker

We chat to Aspen Skiing Company’s Lucy about global warming, wine and travel writers.

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Hotels

IHG eyes Fairmont, Mövenpick after Starwood talks flop

by Daisy Melwani

Biggest hotel dreams fade as InterContinental Hotels Group now considers bids for Fairmont and Mövenpick, one week after denying it was in merger talks with Starwood.

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Hotels

Hospitality workplace relations comes under fire

by Hannah Edensor

TAA’s Martin Ferguson has said that the hotel accommodation industry is being hampered by outdated workplace conditions.

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Hotels

American Express launches hotel chargeback

by Hannah Edensor

American Express Global Business Travel has launched a Hotel Chargeback Solution, but what does this mean for travellers?

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Destinations

Cecil the lion appeal tops STG500,000

by AFP

People are rallying behind the tragic killing of Cecil the lion, rustling up over AU$1 million in his memory towards lion conservation.

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Destinations

Giant sinkhole swallows up New York street

by AFP

Didn’t see that coming!

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Destinations

ASF secures Gold Coast casino site

by AAP

The Queensland government announced a new site for an integrated resort and casino on the Gold Coast after a previous proposal was rejected.

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Aviation

Virgin flight hits stairs at Melb Airport

by AAP

In an embarrassing driving stuff up, a Fiji-bound Virgin Australia plane backed into a set of stairs in Melbourne.

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DESTINATIONS

Get to know Brazil in pictures

Today marks one year until the Olympic Games start in Rio, and to celebrate we’re taking a visual tour though Brazil.

DESTINATIONS

Cecil the lion appeal tops STG500,000

People are rallying behind the tragic killing of Cecil the lion, rustling up over AU$1 million in his memory towards lion conservation.

DESTINATIONS

Giant sinkhole swallows up New York street

Didn’t see that coming!

DESTINATIONS

ASF secures Gold Coast casino site

The Queensland government announced a new site for an integrated resort and casino on the Gold Coast after a previous proposal was rejected.

DESTINATIONS

Man jumps fence to pet cougars

He just wanted to get up close and personal with this pussy.

Australia’s Nature Coast Trade Shows

13/04/2015 | Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane

Australia’s Nature Coast is inviting the travel industry to attend its trade expos in Melbourne, Sydney & Brisbane.

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The Ultimate Waterman

14/03/2015 | New Zealand

Over eight days from 14-21 March, some of the worlds best surfers will travel across New Zealand competing in six disciplines

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Luxury Brands showcase to Australian Travel Advisors

| Melbourne, Gold Coast, Sydney

Europe, the Middle East and Asia's best luxury travel products will be put on showcase Down Under.

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Scenic launch Cruising information sessions

24/03/2015 | Melbourne, Sydney, Brisbane, Adelaide, Perth

Scenic Tours, in partnership with local travel agents, is holding 5 free information sessions in metro centres nationwide on its South America and luxury Mekong river cruising programs.

Find out more >

Aviation

The return of Raung wreaks havoc on holidays

by AAP / Hannah Edensor

Virgin Australia and Jetstar have cancelled flights in and out of Bali as volcanic ash spewing from the Mount Raung volcano makes a fiery return.

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Travel Agents

5 things to do when you’ve got one day in San Fran

by Hannah Edensor

The hipster West Coast city is thriving, and Contiki tells you just how to spend the perfect day here.

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Aviation

The best seats in the haus

To showcase what your clients can expect across the Lufthansa range, we’ve rounded up a visual snapshot of the hottest seats in the industry.

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Wholesalers

Cassis joins the Belmond team

by Hannah Edensor

Belmond Ltd. has announced the appointment of Philippe Cassis as executive vice president, chief operating officer.

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Technology

Lufthansa signs up for Travelport solution

by Hannah Edensor

Lufthansa is the latest in airlines to hop aboard the Travelport train.

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Travel Agents

IATA changes transactions on BSPlink file

IATA have announced that their BSPlink file will change for transactions occurring in August 3-9 BSP period.

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Technology

Amadeus acquires Hotel SystemsPro

by Hannah Edensor

Amadeus is gearing up to expand its sales and catering offering to the hotel industry.

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Aviation

Joyce says stick to the rules

by Hannah Edensor

Qantas ceo Alan Joyce has admitted he’s “worried” about what the future of aviation looks like if competitors are given unfair advantages.

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Aviation

MH370 investigators meet in France

by Fran Blandy with Sonia Wolf - AFP

Malaysian aviation experts have met French officials to coordinate the investigation into missing flight MH370.

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Aviation

Badgerys Creek to open without rail link

by Hannah Edensor

Aviation’s top dogs are not big fans of the plans for the second Sydney airport at Badgerys Creek, saying its vision is in the “small leagues”.

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Aviation

Hong Kong Airlines to launch Australian services

by Daisy Melwani

Hong Kong airlines are set to launch thrice-weekly services between the Asian city to the Gold Coast and Cairns.

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Technology

Virgin “first of many” for Travelport

by Hannah Edensor

Travelport has confirmed that Virgin isn’t the only Pacific carrier they’ve been talking to, and that they hope more will follow in its footsteps.

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