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Aviation

Qatar tries to buy stake in American Airlines

by Hannah Edensor

Qatar Airways has offered a rose to American Airlines in the hopes they will accept their love. Sorry, we’ve got ‘The Bachelor’ on the brain.

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Hotels

Ritz-Carlton sails into the cruise business

A hotel group launches a cruise line, and Travel Weekly launches no-pants Friday. It’s a crazy world today.

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Travel Agents

Travellers to US Super Bowl now have authorised Aussie agency

Is everyone starting to talk Super Bowl in your office & your only chat-piece is last night’s MasterChef? Brush-up here, fast.

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Travel Agents

Flight Centre: Aussies big on ‘bleisure’

This has to be the fifth piece of research we’ve received from Flight Centre lately. Not that we’re complaining, mind, we love anything that gives us less work.

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Wholesalers

Si Travel throws launch party, reveals travel start-up program

by Hannah Edensor

Si Travel Group launched in Sydney with a fabulous party last night, and between the hangover and bacon-and-egg roll, we managed to file this.

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Travel Agents

Big Fat Agent Wrap

Do you only read Travel Weekly for the famil photos and travel deals? Well this is like all your Christmases have come at once!

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Travel Agents

83% Melbournians use travel agents

A new survey shows 83% of Victorian-dwellers use travel agents. Don’t worry, we sent sympathy cards to the other 17%.

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Travel Agents

New luxury OTA to “disrupt traditional agency model”

by Hannah Edensor

We’re slapping this article with an ‘exclusive’ label, and by exclusive we mean we’ve already read it on other websites.

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Hotels

IHG launches new hotel without a name

by Hannah Edensor

We’re always calling people ‘thingymabob’ and ‘hey you’ so we’re totally on board with a hotel without a name.

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Cruise

The best cruising scam in the business

We don’t usually publish salacious, scandalous articles but today we made an exception. Oh, who are we kidding – we love those stories!

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Travel Agents

27 ways to challenge your clients

by Tara Harrison

We reveal the best ways to challenge your clients with your next booking, although by challenge we don’t mean arm wrestles and arguments.

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Tourism

Future travel threats, according to industry leaders

by Hannah Edensor

Industry bigwigs have speculated on how global instability could impact tourism. Although none of them were actually wearing big wigs.

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