Amadeus Selling Platform Connect

Amadeus Selling Platform Connect is making agents’ lives easier and more competitive. Partnering with global tour, activity, transfer and ferry companies, agents can now sell over 20,000 experiences to their clients, book airport transfers and add more revenue to their bottom line.

News

Hoorah! Women in Travel entry date extended

The excitement we’re feeling about this rivals our free coffee this morning, and that’s saying something.

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Travel Agents

“We fought tooth and nail to get agent trust”: Excite co-founder

Nic Stavropoulos speaks to TW on building agent trust, and after pinching all the spring rolls at their last event, we could use some tips on the topic.

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Aviation

Big Fat Airline Wrap

It’s Tuesday and it feels like the week’s already flying by, so take a break, grab a cuppa and have a read of this airline wrap. See what we did there?

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Aviation

News

Emirates launches $15m rock ‘n’ roll ad

We’re still waiting to hear back about our audition for this ad, after we donned an Elvis costume and tried to smooch the judging panel.

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Aviation

MH370 search to resume

The hunt for MH370 could begin again as early as this week, following an offer from US-based company Ocean Infinity.

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Aviation

Jetstar slashes Afterpay booking time in half

We have a feeling Jetstar might be monitoring our empty bank accounts after this news, but if they are we have zero problem with it.

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Cruise

Woman tries to jump off cruise ship to rescue mobile phone

We once made our mum fish our phone out of the toilet when we dropped it, and she made us clean the bathroom for a month.

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Aviation

First look: Qantas’ new Dreamliner

Qantas’ Great Southern Land Dreamliner will hit the skies this week, it won’t literally hit them though, that’s not scientifically possible.

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Hotels

Hotel Review: Villa Sally, Canggu, Bali

by Dan Uglow

Need a way to look busy without actually doing any work? Find all the “research” you need right here in this “important” hotel review.

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Destinations

How New Cal is tempting more tourists

Is there anything better than listening to awesome beats in a tropical paradise? Besides of course pub schnitty and a fresh schooner.

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Wholesalers

Big Fat Wholesaler Wrap

Suffering from a bit of Mondayitis? Feeling like you just can’t seem to get your ducks in a row? Read this wrap, it might not help, but it will distract you for half an hour.

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Cruise

Girl dies aboard Miami cruise ship

An eight-year-old girl has tragically died after falling from a Carnival Cruise ship docked in Miami.

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Maxwell Smart

10 hours ago

afraid just don't get it. What's so special about afterpay cf. 2 credit card payments over 2 months ?

Jetstar slashes Afterpay booking time in half

Richard Davey

1 day ago

To say White Bay's importance will diminish in the future is to ignore the sharp rise in small medium and…

Cruise leaders voice their opinions on Sydney

sting

5 days ago

..... Hotels that make you pay for wifi – seriously WTF?.... ok, the ef is this - providing free wifi…

Midweek Interview with Urban Adventure’s Tony Carne

DESTINATIONS

How New Cal is tempting more tourists

Is there anything better than listening to awesome beats in a tropical paradise? Besides of course pub schnitty and a fresh schooner.

DESTINATIONS

Thailand bans cigarettes on beaches

Say goodbye to accidentally swallowing and stepping on soggy cigarette butts on Thai beaches.

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7 ways to see iconic tourist spots differently

If you love battling selfie sticks and hoards of tourists on holidays, then this off-the-beaten-track guide probably won’t appeal.

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Californian Disneyland’s deadly backdrop

California has fallen victim to savage bushfires which have already killed 24 people and have now surrounded a world-famous amusement park.

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5 travel experiences you never knew you could have

There’s nothing as amazing as scoring a unique travel deal, except maybe finding $2 underneath the couch. 

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 >

Tourism

Aussie faces a decade behind bars in Bali

A Mount Isa drug trafficker who escaped authorities in Bali through an air vent said he was looking for his boogie board bag. We cannot confirm this.

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Cruise

Cruise leaders voice their opinions on Sydney

by Hannah Edensor

Cruise bosses are voicing their opinions on Sydney’s cruising future. Sadly, it won’t involve singing to the back of Delta Goodrem’s chair on TV.

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Aviation

“Staff were screaming”: Perth-Bali flight nightmare

A Bali-bound flight from Perth was forced to turn back after 25-minutes as the plane suffered a severe technical issue.

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Travel Agents

Meet the travel agent to the stars

Introducing a woman who has achieved more with her 35-years than we could ever dream of. Excuse us while we demolish some three-day old donuts.

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Tourism

Kids on planes issue rears ugly head

Australian travellers are all for child-free zones on planes and trains, no word yet on whether people who kick the back of seats will also be placed in the zones.

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Aviation

Meet Air New Zealand’s newest employee

Rejoice! Air New Zealand’s chatbot is finally in Australia! Give it two months until Australia claims the bot as its own.

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News

Agency’s unlikely spruik from sports star

Tim Cahill gave Trip A Deal a cheeky plug during a match, a move which did not please FIFA at all. Naughty Cahill.

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Tourism

Flavour of the week

There’s a lot to keep up with in our industry, so let us help you with this incredibly informative wrap.

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Travel Agents

Big Fat Agent Wrap

It’s Friday the 13th, so check out this extra spooky Agent Wrap. To be honest there’s nothing creepy about it, but give it a read it anyway.

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Hotels

Creep alert! Couple finds hidden camera in Airbnb

Airbnb host denies watching 122 reruns of ‘Psycho’ and taking tips on how to perve on renters, after he’s busted filming guests.

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Cruise

MSC tech system detects Men Overboard

MSC has unveiled a man overboard surveillance system, no word yet if it will also be used to catch soap and hairwash thieves.

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Destinations

Thailand bans cigarettes on beaches

Say goodbye to accidentally swallowing and stepping on soggy cigarette butts on Thai beaches.

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