Plane struck by lightning before fiery crash: report
A preliminary report on the tragic Aeroflot plane crash that killed 41 people last month has provided some more clarity around what went wrong.
TAA announces finalists for 2019 Awards for Excellence
Travel Weekly was shocked to find we had been left off this year’s shortlist, despite being nither an accommodation provider or particularly excellent.
Hotel owner charged after seven die cleaning septic tank
The tragic event comes as campaign groups call for a crackdown on ‘manual scavengers’ who often die clearing septic tanks across India.
“Business begins now”, as DFAT downgrades travel advice for Sri Lanka
The downgrade indicates that Sri Lanka is progressing towards a state of normalcy, but is still cautious, with high levels of security in place across the country.
Scenic Eclipse is back on track with sea trial success
The new-build is one step closer to launch, after suffering more delays than Sydney’s CityRail on a rainy day.
Rome bans ‘messy eating’ in spate of new tourism rules
The new rules will also mean fines for placing your mouth around the nozzle of drinking fountains, which is pretty bloody gross anyway if you ask us.
Vienna amusingly roasts web reviews (and itself) in latest tourism campaign
by Ally Burnie
Hey, Vienna’s given us many marvellous thing – Sigmund Freud, the schnitzel and the Streets Viennetta to name but a few.
Tourism Australia’s ‘Dundee’ campaign wins a Logie
The Logies aren’t for another two weeks, so this story really does come with a “spoiler alert”.
Wholesaler wrap: Intrepid’s mystery trip, Chernobyl short breaks, TTC deals + MORE!
Today’s wholesaler wrap is a little soggy after Travel Weekly’s wrap aficionado fell in a puddle on her way to work this morning.
Agent wrap: Globus’ agent Supertour wraps up, Helloworld’s huge famil + more
This week’s agent wrap has left Travel Weekly’s editor looking like The Incredible Hulk, such is his jealousy of all these mega famils and ‘supertours’.
Flavour of the Week: Accor’s Simon McGrath honoured by Queen, Village Roadshow’s new CEO + more
This update on all the industry’s latest movers and shakers can best be described as a fruit salad, in that it has a bit of everything.
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