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BIG FAT HOTEL WRAP

Sophie Harrison

InterContinental Sydney turns the world’s most beautiful cinema into a world-class experience

The ultimate Summer must-do – St. George’s OpenAir Cinema – will roll out the red carpet for the 6th consecutive year as it merges with InterContinental Sydney to once again deliver the perfect evening under the stars.

St. George OpenAir Cinema 2015, Mrs Macquaries Road, Sydney 07.01.2015
St. George OpenAir Cinema 2015, Mrs Macquaries Road, Sydney 07.01.2015

Curated with optimum elegance in mind, the renowned “Night with the Stars” package is designed to enhance the summer cinema ritual with a luxury overnight stay at InterContinental Sydney, with access to the level 32 rooftop lounge – Sydney’s only hotel rooftop terrace –  and two tickets to the evening’s film.

Accor Hotels held their annual Christmas drinks this week, at the newly-launched Hacienda, a truly vibrant venue part of the Pullman Grand Quay in Sydney.

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The World’s first Organic Airport Spa concept arrives in Australia

Wellness Spa, the only organic airport spa concept, has landed at Brisbane Airport providing a welcome haven for travellers to unwind, relax and escape from the hustle and bustle of airport transfers with an array of signature treatments.

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New luxury resort accommodation opens in Mooloolaba on the Sunshine Coast

The first new luxury resort accommodation in Mooloolaba on Queensland’s Sunshine Coast in over a decade has opened in time for the Australian summer holidays.

Occupying a prime position on The Esplanade overlooking Mooloolaba’s north facing beach, Breeze is like a fluid sculpture; a design concept by Tony Owen Partners with sinuous curves reminiscent of coastal beaches and wide estuaries that succeeds in capturing the holiday vibe of the stunning new coastal resort.

 

 

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New Guest Experiences at Wilpena Pound Resort

A $200,000 grant from the South Australian state government has paved the way for major upgrades at Wilpena Pound Resort in the Ikara-Flinders Ranges National Park.

The upgrade will include a new fully catered kitchen to be installed at the stylish Ikara Safari Camp providing guests with the opportunity to sample Indigenous cuisine made directly by Indigenous people and paired with South Australian wines and craft beers, as well as renovations to the Wilpena Pound Campground.

resort, Flinders Ranges, South Australia

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Big Fat Hotel Wrap

by Vanessa Bussoletti

There are three things we read religiously at Travel Weekly – Economist, The Monthly & the weekly Hotel Wrap. And even those first two are a lie.

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Cruise

Getaway celebrates birthday with major giveaway

Getaway is celebrating its 25th birthday by teaming up with Scenic for the ultimate travel prize. No, Catriona Rowntree won’t be accompanying the winner.

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Destinations

7 Tips to Tackle Hong Kong for Rugby Sevens

by Amy Bryant

We’d be totally behind the Rugby Sevens if we had even the slightest understanding of what it was. Then again, we didn’t know what a telegram was either.

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Travel Agents

Travel insurance closes the gender gap

by Hannah Edensor

This business is offering female travellers discounts that reflect the gender wage gap, and we’ve already popped the champers to cheers this move.

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Aviation

Brexit already damaging travel industry: Branson

by Hannah Edensor

Sir Richard Branson has been in the news a lot lately, and today he’s raking Brexit over the coals. Although no actual coals were involved.

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Destinations

Tourists trapped on Whitsundays with dwindling supplies

The chaos caused by Cyclone Debbie isn’t over yet, with airlines and hotels working to help travellers evacuate the severely damaged region.

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Tourism

What the Aussie travel landscape looks like right now

by Hannah Edensor

Work in travel? Haven’t the foggiest where it’s heading? Then this will be like a de-fogging machine to the mind.

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Tourism

NSW tourism industry down 10,000 jobs

A new report is suggesting we’ll be 10,000 jobs short of a full house by 2020. Not that we’re looking for card players or casino workers, however.

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Hotels

The Scoop on Hyatt Regency Sydney’s Launch Party

by Amy Bryant

We love a good party, we once attended one we weren’t even invited to. By once, we mean often.

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Travel Agents

Beauty and the Beast captivates industry

We were singing along to ‘Tale as Old as Time’ at the top of our lungs until a staff member quietly asked us to leave.

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Destinations

Explore Hong Kong aboard a Restaurant Bus

If you love exploring the wonders of our planet and sitting your butt firmly on the couch, then this new attraction merges your two passions.

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Cruise

Big Fat Cruise Wrap

This cruise wrap is coming to you from the balcony suite of a ship in the Pacific. Just kidding, it’s from our desk strewn with snacks and coffee cups.

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