Instagram model slammed for vandalising 200-year-old statue
In what appears to be a desperate attempt for more followers, an Insta model has taken to a historic statue with a hammer, and suffered the consequences.
Qantas passenger accuses airline of “fat-shaming” after being booted from exit row seat
A Qantas passenger has accused the airline of “fat-shaming” and bullying him after being removed from an exit row seat for being too large.
Virgin Australia culls capacity on Brisbane-Cairns route
Have you recently noticed walking a shorter distance to and from the loo on Virgin’s Brisbane-Cairns flights? Discover why here.
Uber launches world’s first rideshare submarine experience to Great Barrier Reef
Ridesharing giant Uber has launched underwater trips. However, will riders receive complimentary bottles of water and breath mints, Travel Weekly asks?
Agent wrap: Star Wars mega-famil chance, Viking’s Eurovision contest winners + more
This wrap has something in it for agents who love Star Wars and Eurovision, so bad news for those who hate both.
Want to be part of The Living Room’s fabulous Tahiti prize?
Air Tahiti Nui is giving away not one, but two prizes via 10’s The Living Room. Sadly, neither of them include hunk o’ spunk Dr Chris Brown.
Amadeus signs landmark deal with Booking.com to boost accommodation content
Amadeus appears to be the new black in the travel industry, with the tech player announcing yet another partnership.
Flavour of the Week: Hilton appoints new GM, management change at CTM, Tourism Solomons CEO’s new role + more
Here’s the latest movers and shakers in the travel industry. As in those who have new roles – not epic dance moves.
REMINDER: Women in Travel Awards early bird ticket deal ends tomorrow!
You know what they say: the early bird gets the worm. So, consider this a worm of the Megascolides australis species.
Agent disappears after being ordered to pay back clients (and allegedly owing franchisor 40K)
This story has got a bit of a Catch Me If You Can aura about it, minus Leonardo DiCaprio and Tom Hanks.
Road & Rail
Rail Europe launches summer special for Great Train Journeys
Once again, there isn’t enough road and rail news for us to deliver you a wrap, but we do have this. Or, you can re-read that bullet train story we did last week.