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Travel Agents

Flight Centre fined $12.5m over price fixing claims

Flight Centre’s legal battle with the ACCC looks like it’s finally coming to an end. Meanwhile, we can’t wait for this week to end. Bring on Friday.

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Aviation

Qantas and Emirates renew their vows

Qantas and Emirates re-established their love for one another at an intimate ceremony with close friends and family. Kidding, they’ve just extended their partnership.

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Hotels

AccorHotels acquisition of Mantra gets the greenlgiht

Mantra and AccorHotels have been given a massive thumbs up from the ACCC. And by thumbs up we mean approval, there were no hands involved.

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Cruise

Full steam ahead for Brisbane’s new cruise terminal

The ACCC may approve a new deal between Port of Brisbane and Carnival. Meanwhile, we’ve given ourselves approval for a Friday afternoon early mark.

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Aviation

Emirates and Qantas partnership to continue another five years

Australia’s consumer watchdog has given Qantas and Emirates the nod for another five years. We give midmorning coffee runs the nod and send our intern on their way.

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Aviation

Virgin Australia cops $69m loss for third quarter

by Hannah Edensor

Virgin’s office biscuit barrel officially downgraded from Tim-Tams to Arrowroot after a dip in third-quarter results.

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Hotels

Bondi Airbnb busted for being a fake

by Hannah Edensor

Do you despise products that claim to be ‘100% fat free’ and people with two-sided personalities? We recommend you avoid this story.

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Aviation

Virgin goes bonkers for Honkers with flight launch

Virgin Australia launches flights and codeshares with Honkers. And by Honkers we mean Hong Kong, not boobs, you dirty minded people.

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Travel Agents

Flight Centre verdict spurs agency agreements review

by Daisy Melwani

A South Australian-based law firm has urged businesses to review its agency agreements following December’s court ruling against Flight Centre, saying it leaves practices “up in the air”.

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Travel Agents

Flight Centre’s Skroo at odds with ACCC over court verdict

by Daisy Melwani

Flight Centre has taken the High Court’s decision on the chin, but claims the ACCC’s willingness to pursue this case “without discussion or negotiation” is at odds with its recent approach to OTAs.

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Travel Agents

Flight Centre loses ACCC case on airfare conduct

by Daisy Melwani

Flight Centre has lost a High Court battle with the ACCC over airfare prices that initially found the travel agency group to have engaged in anti-competitive conduct and previously fined $11 million.

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Hotels

Meriton fights back against ACCC court case

by Daisy Melwani

Meriton has fought back against the court case brought by the ACCC over TripAdvisor reviews, saying proceedings are “unnecessary”.

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