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.

Travel Agents

How Google is coming after travel agents

by Hannah Edensor

Google is using its fancy technology to come after the travel industry, although they’re not literally chasing them with pitchforks or anything.

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Destinations

8 destinations hating on tourists

by Amy Bryant

Do you get a secret thrill from touching things that say ‘Do not touch’ and going through doors that say ‘Do not enter’? This article might appeal to you.

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Aviation

Frequent flyer points shape credit card use

by Vanessa Bussoletti

Aussies are making purchasing decisions based on what gets them the most frequent flyer points. Some call it greedy, but we think of it as smart business.

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Tourism

Insight into today’s Chinese travellers

We love infographics for their insightful, factual statistics, and also because they mean less work while we’re nursing a hangover.

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Aviation

Big Fat Airline Wrap

What do Air New Zealand, Canada and Jetstar have in common? Nothing, they’re just the first three names we saw jumping out of today’s Airline Wrap.

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Aviation

Richard Branson mulls new US airline

by Hannah Edensor

We’d love to say we scored an exclusive interview with Sir Richard Branson where he revealed all, but in actual fact we just nicked this story from another website.

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Destinations

US business travellers have a thing for Australia

by Hannah Edensor

On second reading of this headline, it does sound a little bit like US business travellers want to get it on with Australians, but that’s definitely not what we intended.

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Tourism

Final chance to win a trip to Singapore!

It’s the final countdown for agents wanting to win a personalised trip to Asia’s most exciting city. Now we’ll have ‘Final Countdown’ stuck in our head for the rest of the day.

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Tourism

7 luxe trends that will shape how you sell

Are you pitching to your boss on the future of luxury travel but are completely unprepared? Well, our guide comes with subheadings and a snazzy picture too!

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Cruise

Cruise Pursuit is here and you can win thousands!

Travel Weekly and CLIA are inviting agents to grab some mates, show off your cruising prowess and win oodles of prizes. We’d be registering ourselves if our boss didn’t say it was biased!

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Technology

Dangers of public Wi-Fi: advice for travellers

We’re constantly tapping into free Wi-Fi in public places and never had an issue. Well, unless you count enormous credit card fraud as an issue.

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Wholesalers

Big Fat Wholesaler Wrap

This Wholesaler wrap is fuller than an episode of Bold & the Beautiful, just without any of the affairs, murder or botox.

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But most of the current hotels are empty most of the time - how is a Hilton or Sheraton going…

We won’t let development change us: Solomon Islands

Owen Olsen

4 days ago

Hope this is a lesson to anyone going to the USA to see friends. Don’t write conflicting information in your…

Aussie tourist’s “mortifying” ordeal with US customs

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4 days ago

....again we were right not to give wifi for free... now there is a potential for our internet kiosk earning…

Australia “looking closely” at laptop ban
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DESTINATIONS

8 destinations hating on tourists

Do you get a secret thrill from touching things that say ‘Do not touch’ and going through doors that say ‘Do not enter’? This article might appeal to you.

DESTINATIONS

US business travellers have a thing for Australia

On second reading of this headline, it does sound a little bit like US business travellers want to get it on with Australians, but that’s definitely not what we intended.

DESTINATIONS

Aussie tourist’s “mortifying” ordeal with US customs

An Aussie traveller to the US was subjected to a “mortifying” ordeal after her diary led officials to believe she would overstay her visa.

DESTINATIONS

Where Aussies are fleeing to this winter

Aussies are so used to the heat that at the first sign of winter they’re all running off to the airport. We prefer to run to the pub for shelter, but each to their own.

DESTINATIONS

The world’s safest and unsafest countries revealed

At Travel Weekly safety is of the highest priority, unless our toast gets caught in the toaster and then all bets are off.

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

Hooray! Travel DAZE is back for 2017

The travel industry’s biggest and best event is back, and you can get your Earlybird tickets ‘cheap cheap’ right now. Sorry, that was awful.

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Tourism

Are these the best views of Australia?

by Hannah Edensor

We tried to photograph Australia’s beauty once, and even though it was just a VB sticking out of a sand dune, our mum put it on the fridge anyway.

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Aviation

Virgin launches new cabin class

Virgin Australia has officially taken off with its new cabin class, and if anyone asks, no we’re not bitter we weren’t invited on the launch flight.

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Tourism

Where’s the line between ‘creepy’ and ‘personalised’ luxury travel?

by Hannah Edensor

We discovered the line between personalised and creepy when we found a housekeeper ironing our underwear. To make matters worse, they were our daggy granny undies.

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Aviation

Qantas denies plane engine “blew up”

by Hannah Edensor

Qantas has hosed down reports an aircraft’s engine burst into flames en route to Melbourne. See what we did there?

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Hotels

Is one of Sydney’s InterCons up for sale?

by Hannah Edensor

Sure, this IHG story comes with a dash of gossip and media speculation, but we’re calling this one 94.456% truthful.

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Travel Agents

Over 50% of travel fraud comes from corrupt OTAs

by Hannah Edensor

Much like drunk dancing at Christmas parties, travel fraud is a simmering industry issue that few appear willing to broach.

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Tourism

The who, what & where of Luxperience

We know you all love cheat sheets so we’ve got one right here on the upcoming Luxperience. Although, we’re not suggesting you’re all cheaters, mind.

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Tourism

What’s so good about luxury travel anyway?

We constantly ask our high-flying friends what the big deal is with luxury travel. Of course, that’s only because we’re dodging scrutiny of our latest hostel dorm.

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Hotels

Hotel Review of London’s Flemings Mayfair

by Melina Gouveia

THIS QUIET ACHIEVING LONDONER IMPRESSES WITH STYLE, SUBSTANCE AND DEVILISHLY HANDSOME GOOD LOOKS. Checking-in Housed in thirteen converted Georgian townhouses, […]

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Destinations

Aussie tourist’s “mortifying” ordeal with US customs

by Hannah Edensor

An Aussie traveller to the US was subjected to a “mortifying” ordeal after her diary led officials to believe she would overstay her visa.

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Travel Agents

Helloworld signs new preferred travel insurer

by Hannah Edensor

Work for Helloworld and confused by the new addition to preferred travel insurers? No, it’s not a technical glitch, the agency has signed on a new provider.

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