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Booking.com entertains travellers in giant sandcastle, gives it cringeworthy name

by Christian Fleetwood

We’re hoping this one can stand the force of a stiff breeze and that the beds aren’t also made of sand.

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Hotels

Guests give hotel five-star reviews, despite it not being open

A hotel in Dublin has been on the receiving end of shining reviews before opening to the public. Find out how here.

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Hotels

CAPA 2019: experts discuss the future of travel in the Millennial economy

by Christian Fleetwood

According to a group of experts at this year’s CAPA Summit, there’s a greater need for hotels to be more dynamic. Read what they had to say here.

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Booking.com gives Aussies the chance to stay in a giant avocado for a day

by Christian Fleetwood

For the odd few who have ever wanted to be accommodated by a piece of fruit or a vegetable, you just missed out on the chance to stay in an avocado.

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Aviation

Aviation wrap: Fiji Airways’ massive sale, Finnair commission changes + MORE

This week’s aviation wrap contains some good news and some bad news. But mostly good news.

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Tourist gets Airbnb, Booking.com host banned for using racial slurs

A racist Airbnb and Booking.com host has been removed from both platforms for calling a tourist a “monkey” and a “n*****”. Good riddance.

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Flavour of the Week: Booking Holdings’ management shake-up, AWA wins Maldives account, Port Macquarie appoints Gate 7 + more!

There have been some grandiose movements locally and globally in the travel industry of late. Almost as grandiose as our editor’s quadruple-shot espresso with two marshmallows this morn.

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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.

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Two Aussie sustainable travel start-ups awarded grants from Booking.com

Was your start-up in the running for some much-needed funding from Booking.com? Find out whether the money is coming your way here.

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Booking.com begins search for world’s first canine travel advisor

Are you an agent and own a dog? Do you consider your pet pooch to be your best friend? Well, be prepared to become bitter rivals with this news.

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Hotels

Labor to give small hotels pricing power if elected

Travel Weekly staff enjoy heading to the polling booth if only for a scone at the cake stall or a snag sambo from the BBQ.

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Booking.com reveals alternative accomm revenue for first time, shortlists Aussie start-ups for funding

Booking.com has been busy lately with a couple of big reveals, but that’s not to suggest the digital travel platform hired a team of professional curtain raisers or anything.

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