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Destinations

Prague cracks down on Airbnb to avoid becoming a “ghost city”

Prague has taken the next step in its crusade against home-sharing platforms like Airbnb, approving a swathe of legislation to police short-term rentals.

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Cruise

Princess to inject $140 million into Aussie tourism with 44 new deployments

Princess Cruises is looking to pump money into the struggling domestic market by adding 44 new deployments in Australia for Sapphire Princess.

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Aviation

Aviation Wrap: Boeing’s $74m 737 MAX relief, Emirates helps Arsenal prepare for EPL run in with Dubai training camp + MORE!

When writing this week’s Aviation Wrap, we could have sworn the sound of airplanes taking off was in the air. On second appraisal, we discovered it was just tinnitus. 

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Wholesalers

Excite Holidays directors to regain control following creditors vote

by Huntley Mitchell

The directors of Excite Holidays are set to take back control of most of the companies tied up with the wholesaler, following a vote by creditors yesterday.

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Road & Rail

Via Rail cancels most trains across Canada amid ongoing protests

by Christian Fleetwood

Ongoing anti-pipeline protests in Canada have massively disrupted passenger train services across the country, with more than 83,000 Via Rail passengers effected so far.

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Aviation

Flight attendants throw impromptu baby shower for new parents

This couple’s Twitter story almost made coming into work today worth it. Well, that and the fact the office biscuit supply had been refilled.

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Cruise

Private equity acquisition sees Ecruising join LeisureCom Group

Ecruising founders Brett and Philippa Dudley are probably off relaxing on their own private island with a cocktail in hand after selling all their shares in the company.

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Tourism

Backpackers to help out with bushfire relief efforts

The Federal Government has announced a new scheme to get backpackers involved in rebuilding bushfire-affected communities. 

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Aviation

Politicians urge Jetstar to return to negotiation table ahead of strikes

by Ali Coulton

Jetstar’s ground crew workers will stage a 24-hour strike tomorrow across the country to protest unstable hours and low pay.

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Destinations

Events

Hawai‘i Tourism Oceania to host first MICE roadshow since 2016

HTO is heading on the road next month to spruik its MICE credentials and hand out free trips to Hawaii for everyone. Actually, we made that last one up.

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Cruise

Coronavirus: 99 more cases on cruise ship, as Aussie passengers prepare to evacuate

by Ali Coulton

The PM has indicated that quarantine measures onboard Diamond Princess may not be all they’re cracked up to be.

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Technology

Aeronology partners with Asian corporate travel giant

by Mekal Mishra

Aussie travel tech company Aeronology has signed a long-term agreement with a giant in the corporate travel world, whose name is not Andre or Goliath.

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DESTINATIONS

Prague cracks down on Airbnb to avoid becoming a “ghost city”

Prague has taken the next step in its crusade against home-sharing platforms like Airbnb, approving a swathe of legislation to police short-term rentals.

DESTINATIONS

Hawai‘i Tourism Oceania to host first MICE roadshow since 2016

HTO is heading on the road next month to spruik its MICE credentials and hand out free trips to Hawaii for everyone. Actually, we made that last one up.

DESTINATIONS

Destination Wrap: Tourism Australia’s conference theme change, New Chile and Vegas campaigns + MORE!

Looking to impress your colleagues with your destination knowledge around the office water cooler this week? Reach expert status instantly with this.

DESTINATIONS

Where to experience Fukushima’s legendary samurai history

In Japan, legendary samurai walked the streets, swords at their hips, as recently as 150 years ago. Here is the best place to soak up their incredible stories.

DESTINATIONS

Aloha Friday Wrap: HTO’s new guide, Hawaiian Airlines gets romantic, #islandsofaloha comp + MORE!

Keen to become an expert on all things Hawaii but don’t have the time nor money to get over there? Let this handy wrap be your saviour.

Wholesalers

Wholesaler Wrap: Gate 1’s big discount, A&K’s exclusive South Africa deals + MORE!

Do you consider yourself a bit of bargain hunter? Well, we’ve done all the work for you with this generous wrap of deals from wholesalers and tour operators.

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Tourism

Academy Museum goes more than $100m over budget

by Christian Fleetwood

In celebration of the news, Travel Weekly’s reporter has upgraded from his usual beach bum aesthetic and dressed as “The Dude”, with a White Russian in hand.

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Cruise

REVEALED: All the winners from this year’s Cruise Industry Awards

by Christian Fleetwood

Unfortunately, no award was given to the delicious pinot noir served on the night nor the ginormous cheese board.

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Aviation

Qantas pilots go above union to prevent Project Sunrise take-off

New reports have revealed Qantas’ Project Sunrise plans are being thwarted by a group of rebellious pilots.

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Cruise

Holland America cruise passenger diagnosed with coronavirus, as Diamond Princess cases jump to 355

by Ali Coulton

Japanese authorities have confirmed a further 70 cases of coronavirus on Diamond Princess, while a passenger who disembarked from Westerdam has tested positive for the disease.

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Destinations

Destination Wrap: Tourism Australia’s conference theme change, New Chile and Vegas campaigns + MORE!

Looking to impress your colleagues with your destination knowledge around the office water cooler this week? Reach expert status instantly with this.

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Tourism

Russian tourist killed at popular Sydney beach

The man, who has been identified as a Russian DJ, was walking along the rocks with his wife when a large wave knocked them off their feet and into the water.

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Aviation

WATCH: The plane seat punches that sparked a massive online debate

A disgruntled plane passenger has sparked intense online debate after he repeatedly punched the back of a woman’s chair because she reclined her seat.

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Destinations

Where to experience Fukushima’s legendary samurai history

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In Japan, legendary samurai walked the streets, swords at their hips, as recently as 150 years ago. Here is the best place to soak up their incredible stories.

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Wholesalers

Helloworld to purchase Excite Holidays’ booking platform, as former staff resurface

by Huntley Mitchell

Look! It’s not one, but two important updates regarding failed wholesaler Excite Holidays, accentuated by a generic iStock image.

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Travel Agents

Agent Wrap: AFTA announces roadshow, Silversea’s massive incentive, Visit USA kicks off expos + MORE!

by Mekal Mishra

Incentives and expos and famils, oh my! Get the latest update on all the fab perks your agent mates have enjoyed this week, and get in on a few of them yourself, with this week’s Agent Wrap.

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Cruise

The mysterious case of Bill Gates and the $747 million hydrogen-powered superyacht

by Christian Fleetwood

It’s a case that seemingly fooled the press, but did the world’s second-richest man really buy ‘Aqua’? Travel Weekly investigates this not so major mystery.

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