Luxperience is the southern hemisphere’s only luxury trade event which connects leading experts from around the world, who influence the travel desires of sophisticated experience seekers, with the most innovative experiential tourism products and premium business events suppliers in the high-end market. The three-day event this year returns to old favourite, Australian Technology Park, Sydney, from September 17-20 2017 and is currently accepting registrations from qualified buyers and exhibitors.

Tourism

How to sell Jackson Hole

It’s none too hard to sell this stunning spot, but here are some handy facts and promotions for your ski-bunny and national park loving clients.

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Cruise

Sydney VS Brisbane – who has the best travel agents?!

The stage is set for a gallant battle between Sydney and Brisbane agents. Although they’re not wearing shining armour or riding horses.

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Travel Agents

Big Fat Agent Wrap

by Vanessa Bussoletti

There’s nothing like reading about all the great deals on offer right now to inspire you to work harder. And by ‘work harder’ we mean quit and go travelling solo.

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Hotels

Best Aussie hotels, according to Gourmet Traveller

Because it’s Friday, not only are we telling you which Aussie hotels have been voted number one this year, but we’re giving you a heap of pretty pictures to scroll through too.

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Travel Agents

Flexible hours essential for agents, agency boss claims

Did your boss give you a list of reasons why flexible hours are bad for business? Well, here’s your rebuttal, and from a Managing Director too.

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Aviation

Virgin kicks off Canadian codeshare

This news from Virgin and Air Canada knocked our socks off. Well, to be honest, we haven’t read it yet and aren’t wearing socks anyway.

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Technology

75% Aussies prefer to interact with bots over humans

by Vanessa Bussoletti

Aussies are warming up to the idea of bots replacing humans for simple tasks, although we don’t mean their body temperature is rising or anything.

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Travel Agents

The best tattoos in the travel industry

by Tara Harrison

We tracked down the best ink in the industry, and it’s on show for you right here. In a ‘look at in in your own time’ kinda way, though, not in a ‘line up and pay $22 for drinks’ way.

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Destinations

Three ways to see the Mediterranean

by Tara Harrison

We frequently travel to the Mediterranean, although it’s via the local Greek restaurant around the corner and not actually the region itself.

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Hotels

Big Fat Hotel Wrap

by Vanessa Bussoletti

There’s nothing like a handy Hotel Wrap to make your Thursday less challenging. Well, for you maybe, we slogged away over this bad boy.

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Tourism

Australia’s next top tourism leader

You’ll need your highest heels and your best smiling eyes (smize) to be the winner here. Wait, sorry, we’re getting this confused with America’s Next Top Model.

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Travel Agents

11 leaderships styles that’ll ruin your agency

by Hannah Edensor

Team leaders and agency managers, take note, these are the big no-nos when it comes to leadership. Although we’d never actually say the word ‘no-no’.

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Mobile Travel Agency MTA | Gold Coast (Robina)

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Three ways to see the Mediterranean

We frequently travel to the Mediterranean, although it’s via the local Greek restaurant around the corner and not actually the region itself.

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Vail Resorts set eyes on Asian expansion

Vail Resorts are poised like eagles, ready to strike on a new Asian acquisition. Although we’re not suggesting they’re some kind of predatory bird.

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6 unreal outdoor experiences in California

Our favourite thing to do outdoors is turn around and go back indoors, although have to admit even these attractions are tempting us.

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How to sell Europe four ways

Do you have customers demanding European holidays – and pronto?! Quickly hit print and give them this. It even comes with subheadings and dotpoints.

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Australia’s top-rated landmarks revealed

We ran an office betting competition to see who could guess the top landmarks. In hindsight betting $20 on our own backyard seems like the wrong decision.

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

How travel insurance works in the event of terror attacks

In the wake of the horrific terror attack in Manchester, we’ve rounded up the need-to-know information for agents dealing with stressed UK-bound clients.

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Destinations

Vail Resorts set eyes on Asian expansion

by Hannah Edensor

Vail Resorts are poised like eagles, ready to strike on a new Asian acquisition. Although we’re not suggesting they’re some kind of predatory bird.

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Destinations

6 unreal outdoor experiences in California

Our favourite thing to do outdoors is turn around and go back indoors, although have to admit even these attractions are tempting us.

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Cruise

Don’t ignore your industry: CLIA Chairman Steve Odell

Travel Weekly spoke to one of the most powerful men in the Australasian cruise industry, and we managed to get by with just one ‘F’ bomb and a little nervous sweat.

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Cruise

Who is Australia’s most trusted cruise line?

by Hannah Edensor

‘One cruise line to rule them all’, judges of the Reader’s Digest Trusted Brand survey shouted. Well, they might have, we weren’t there when they decided.

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Hotels

Sydney snags hot new hotel

AccorHotels isn’t resting on its laurels, signing on to build a new boutique hotel in Sydney. Although we’re not implying they were sitting on some kind of branch or anything.

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Tourism

How to sell luxury to a non-luxe client

Agents everywhere are searching for ways to sell luxury to non-luxe clients, although we suspect it’s just for the commissions, personally.

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Tourism

5 things luxury travellers would kill for

These are five things luxury travellers are willing to kill for. Although hopefully that’s just a figure of speech and not an actual threat.

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Cruise

Discounting “undermines” travel industry, Tauck says

by Hannah Edensor

Tauck’s VP of Global Sales says discounting is bad for the industry. Travel Weekly thinks the lack of pens in the office is bad for the industry too.

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Tourism

What to tell your clients following Manchester attack

by Hannah Edensor

Prime Minister Theresa May has raised the UK’s terror alerts from severe to critical, suggesting further attacks are imminent after the latest one in Manchester.

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Destinations

How to sell Europe four ways

by Vanessa Bussoletti

Do you have customers demanding European holidays – and pronto?! Quickly hit print and give them this. It even comes with subheadings and dotpoints.

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Aviation

Air NZ announces new seasonal flights into Oz

Kiwis looking to escape winter and find sunshine by lunchtime will be ecstatic with this news. Well, ecstatic might be a bit much, maybe ‘moderately excited’ or ‘content’.

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