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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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Travel Agents

CTM reports $22.1 million profit

by Hannah Edensor

If you’re in Corporate Travel Management’s office today, we suggest wearing glasses to shield yourself from flying champagne corks.

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Hotels

How to check your hotel for bed bugs

There’s nothing worse than the thought of bugs in your hotel bed. Except actually finding them in your bed – that’s much worse.

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Cruise

NSFW: sexy cruise ad goes viral

by Hannah Edensor

This saucy ad uses sex to sell cruise holidays, which is an outrageous attempt at seducing us for our money. And yes, it’s working.

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Destinations

Win a luxe Vanuatu holiday for two

Today’s your last chance to enter our Vanuatu getaway comp! And if you’ve already entered and are sick of seeing this article, we apologise.

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Tourism

Korea Tourism hosts Winter Olympics Luncheon

Korea Tourism gets Sydney ecstatic for the upcoming Winter Olympics. Well, ecstatic is a bit over the top, but we did get a few goosebumps.

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Hotels

2020 hotel tech will be same as 10 years ago

by Amy Bryant

Hotel technology will remain stuck in the noughties according to this study. Much like our Nokia mobile and maroon Corduroy suit.

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Travel Agents

It’s the Big Fat Agent Wrap

More industry faces and agent deals than you can poke a stick at today! Well, we could poke a stick at it but we’re a bit short on sticks.

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Aviation

Aeroflot hosties banned for being “old, fat and ugly”

by Hannah Edensor

Not content with fat-shaming its staff, Aeroflot went and called them old and ugly too, amid reports the boss harbours some serious insecurities.

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Destinations

Which Aussie beach was crowned our best?

by Amy Bryant

Bondi Beach excluded from list of best beaches, and now we hear it’s crying in the corner with a box of Tim Tams and a Ryan Gosling film.

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Aviation

Qantas unveils new Premium Economy seats

Qantas spends all its money on new Premium Economy seats, amid reports the cash came from cutting in-flight peanuts and staff birthday gifts.

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Hotels

Only 2 Aussie hotels cut above in Forbes Star list

by Daisy Melwani

We hear these hotels offer mints on their pillows. That’s a step up from the mouse poo on the pillows of the hotels we check into.

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Hotels

It’s The Big Fat Hotel Wrap

by Amy Bryant

Stare into the crystal ball of Hotel Wraps this week. Although it’s less crystal ball and more news release round-up, really.

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