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.

Destinations

10 bucket list-worthy places for every traveller type

by Sophie Harrison

We had Surfers Paradise Wax Museum atop our bucket list, but have since replaced it with the Trash Museum in Connecticut.

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Aviation

The Big Fat Airline Wrap

It’s the very best of airline news rounded up in one place. And if you want to know why there’s a picture of canoes instead of planes you’ll have to click on the article.

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Travel Agents

Virgin Holidays leads by example in sealife tourism

by Hannah Edensor

Virgin Holidays continues to protest animals in captivity, and we’re totally on board if you don’t count the rat we trapped in our kitchen last night.

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Travel Agents

Travel’s pay gap between men and women bigger than ever

by Hannah Edensor

Do you have a sneaking suspicion your male counterpart earns more than you? Like a lot more? Confirm your hunch with this shocking news.

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Tourism

Agents Continue to send clients to Hawai’i

by Amy Bryant

Aussies’ love affair with Hawai’i continues to grow. That’s not to suggest there’s any extramarital shenanigans going on, however.

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Aviation

Golfing tourists in tragic crash near Essendon Airport

by Hannah Edensor

Tragedy strikes Essendon Airport this morning after a charter flight carrying golfers to King Island crashed into shops shortly after take-off.

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Destinations

Win a luxe Vanuatu holiday for two

Did you miss yesterday’s story on how to win a luxury trip to Vanuatu? We hit CTRL-A, CTRL-C and voila – here it is again!

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Cruise

Get a look at Azamara’s new ship arriving in Melbourne

Azamara sounds like a spell out of Harry Potter, but instead it’s the proud parents of Azamara Journey, the ship making her first trip down under.

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Travel Agents

Travel agent completes $15,000 bookings while in labour

by Hannah Edensor

We’ve never given birth ourselves but if the movies are anything to go by, we should be shouting ‘Give me my epidural’, not ‘How much for a room?’

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Wholesalers

Ormina Tours Redefines the Small Group Travel Experience

by Amy Bryant

Thesmall group itineraries are intimate and uniquely designed. But if its not for you, private journeys are tailor-made exactly to your interests, providing a personalised luxury European experience.

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Cruise

What will happen when millenials start river cruising?

by Tara Harrison

Uniworld’s new millennial product promises it won’t be a booze cruise, leaving us no choice but to withdraw our booking.

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Wholesalers

It’s The Big Fat Wholesaler Wrap

by Amy Bryant

This very detailed and insightful wrap up of wholesaler news is A+. Well, that’s the feedback anyway, we haven’t read it yet.

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we closed our office, put everyone on straight commission & now everyone works from home & everyone is much better…

Travel’s pay gap between men and women bigger than ever

Roy Henderson

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Well, of course it is. When well written 'news releases' are made available, why shouldn't they be pandered off…

Delta brings free meals to New York, San Fran & LA flights

Hannah Edensor

7 hours ago

Sure Roy, why not? It's important to know what your customer will be getting should they fly with Delta between…

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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

Win a luxe Vanuatu holiday for two

Did you miss yesterday’s story on how to win a luxury trip to Vanuatu? We hit CTRL-A, CTRL-C and voila – here it is again!

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.

DESTINATIONS

The peak cheap seasons for global destinations

Is your client demanding a list of cheap destinations for every month of the year? Tell them to sod off, or alternatively, show them this.

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 >

Hotels

Bondi Airbnb busted for being a fake

by Hannah Edensor

Do you despise products that claim to be ‘100% fat free’ and people with two-sided personalities? We recommend you avoid this story.

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Cruise

Footage emerges of Seabourn Encore crash

After a minor incident at a port in New Zealand the Seabourn has continued on its merry way on her maiden voyage.

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Technology

Spotify Creates Playlists Tuned To Weather In Different Cities

Spotify creates playlists tuned to weather patterns. But will rainy weather suggest ‘Purple Rain’ or ‘Umbrella’, we ask?

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Tourism

These airport curfew alternatives could save Aussie tourism

by Hannah Edensor

Living under the flight path of Sydney Airport, we couldn’t support the curfews more. We haven’t slept outside the 11pm-6am time slot in years.

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Aviation

Delta brings free meals to New York, San Fran & LA flights

by Hannah Edensor

Do you think airlines serving free food in Economy is a waste of valuable resources? You’ll hate this then.

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Hotels

Vacay like a Celeb at these 6 Luxe Villas

by Amy Bryant

We hear Jen Aniston vacations at these hot properties. Well we think it was her, our binocular vision was a bit blurry from behind the fence.

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Aviation

Qantas banishes the window shutter

by Hannah Edensor

We break every window shutter, curtain and blind we attempt to open so this new development is probably for the best, really.

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Hotels

The only Aussie hotel to make Travel+Leisure’s ‘It List’

by Hannah Edensor

We were on an ‘It List’ once, but it had nothing to do with luxury and everything to do with stealing a tray from Muffin Break.

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Tourism

Should travel companies shout out or shut up on politics?

by Tara Harrison

In this opinion piece Travel Weekly editor Tara Harrison prods the large swarming hornet nest that is Trump, politics and the travel industry.

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Cruise

Norwegian lines up four new ships

by Hannah Edensor

Norwegian Cruise Line forks out the cash for four new ships, but we hear they still won’t pay for an office coffee machine. Just saying…

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Hotels

Airbnb buys out rental vacation company

by Hannah Edensor

As the room-sharing giant continues to grow, will it need to buy bigger clothes and upgrade to a Jeep, we wonder?

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Destinations

A cheeky 40% of you have broken your New Year’s Resolutions

by Hannah Edensor

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.

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