Sundowners Overland

Are your clients ready for a white Christmas? How does a tour covering as many destinations as there are time zones in a single trip sound? Here's all you need to know about Central Asia and Siberia specialist Sundowners Overland: the destination experts for private, group and tailored tours of the Trans-Mongolian and Trans-Siberian railways, Silk Road and Caucasus.

Destinations

Bali rocked by off-shore earthquake

by Christian Fleetwood

An off-shore earthquake has struck the south of the Indonesian tourist hotspot, with reports of damaged and evacuated hotels.

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Travel Agents

Brisbane lands Flight Centre’s Global Gathering in 2020 + pics from this year’s big event!

Do you wish you could’ve attended Flight Centre’s recent Global Gathering? Live vicariously through this collection of candid pics.

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Aviation

Boeing ‘renames’ Ryanair’s 737 MAX

by Christian Fleetwood

If images posted on social media are anything to go by, in the era of deepfakes, it looks like the embroiled 737 MAX brand is getting a cosmetic touch-up.

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Tourism

Two Australians gored by bulls at controversial San Fermin festival

by Christian Fleetwood

Two Aussies who have obviously read too much Hemingway have been gored by a bull on the final day of the controversial San Fermin Festival.

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Aviation

Aussie model avoids 21-year jail sentence for assaulting flight attendant

A former Miss Universe Australia finalist has broken down crying in a US court after avoiding a 21-year jail sentence for assaulting a flight attendant.

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Aviation

Aviation wrap: Emirates’ global sale, Royal Brunei Airlines’ new Brisbane flights + more

We do hope that you’re so wrapped about this week’s aviation wrap that you write a rap about it.

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Destinations

Hundreds of protesters storm famous Paris monument

Police on the scene said 200 to 300 protesters entered the well-known landmark where French national heroes including Voltaire and Victor Hugo are buried.

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Events

How to win at The Travel Awards

Planning to enter The Travel Awards this year? Consider this a very handy cheat sheet of sorts.

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Wholesalers

Thomas Cook rescue deal could do more harm than good, says expert

by Huntley Mitchell

Were you under the assumption that Thomas Cook was extinct? Well, as this story proves, the dinosaur of the travel industry is still clinging on – but only just.

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Aviation

Wild winds and IT outage wreak havoc at Sydney Airport

by Christian Fleetwood

Travellers flying from Sydney Airport have been met with massive delays due to an Australian Border Force outage and gale force winds.

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Wholesalers

Wholesaler wrap: Viva Holidays says hello to Harry Potter, Wendy Wu’s early bird specials + more!

It’s Monday, folks, and that means two things: it’s time for our weekly wholesaler wrap, and for some hair-of-the-dog treatment for Travel Weekly’s editor at the local pub.

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Destinations

“How ridiculous”: Pauline Hanson likens Uluru climbing ban to closing Bondi Beach

by Huntley Mitchell

In an interview that is sure to have many an Aussie giving themselves a face palm, outspoken One Nation leader Pauline Hanson has provided her take on the Uluru climbing ban.

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DESTINATIONS

Bali rocked by off-shore earthquake

An off-shore earthquake has struck the south of the Indonesian tourist hotspot, with reports of damaged and evacuated hotels.

DESTINATIONS

Hundreds of protesters storm famous Paris monument

Police on the scene said 200 to 300 protesters entered the well-known landmark where French national heroes including Voltaire and Victor Hugo are buried.

DESTINATIONS

“How ridiculous”: Pauline Hanson likens Uluru climbing ban to closing Bondi Beach

In an interview that is sure to have many an Aussie giving themselves a face palm, outspoken One Nation leader Pauline Hanson has provided her take on the Uluru climbing ban.

DESTINATIONS

INFOGRAPHIC: The ultimate guide to 8 dark tourism destinations

Do you have clients who are keen to visit the site of the Chernobyl disaster? Whet their dark tourism appetite even more with this.

DESTINATIONS

Intrepid “incredibly disappointed” by Uluru photos

One of Intrepid Travel’s top brass has vented the company’s disapproval over recent photos showing hordes of tourists climbing Uluru.

Tourism Innovators Conference

19-06-19 | Gold Coast,QLD

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Women in Travel Awards

2019-06-20 | Sydney,NSW

The success of women in the travel industry continues to rise, and as it grows these awards will continue to celebrate the inspiring and innovative actions that are displayed each year by those amazing women throughout the industry.

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Travel DAZE

2019-08-08 | Sydney,NSW

Travel DAZE 2019 will tackle sustainability, but we’re not just talking about carbon offsetting and charitable practices.

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Aviation

MH370 investigation suspects pilot was in control until the end

by Christian Fleetwood

The only country still investigating the tragic disappearance of Malaysian Airlines flight MH370 has seemingly uncovered the latest chink in an ongoing chain of events that transpired before the crash of the aircraft.

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Events

HURRY! Travel DAZE early bird ticket deal ends soon!

Did you buy some new runners recently but are yet to test them out? Racing to take advantage of this Travel DAZE ticket deal would be the perfect way to wear them in!

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Hotels

Microchips to tell travellers when hotel linens were last washed

Travel Weekly’s editor likes to wash his linens just once a year – twice if he manages to accidentally get spew on the sheets.

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Destinations

INFOGRAPHIC: The ultimate guide to 8 dark tourism destinations

Do you have clients who are keen to visit the site of the Chernobyl disaster? Whet their dark tourism appetite even more with this.

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Hotels

Hotel siege leaves 26 dead, 50 wounded

The hotel was rammed by a car containing explosives before being set upon by gunmen for 14 hours, resulting in the tragic deaths of 26 people.

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Travel Agents

Tourism New Zealand puts Aussie travel agents front and centre in latest brand campaign

Perhaps the most impressive part of this campaign is the pose being struck by the man in the accompanying photo.

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Wholesalers

Excite Holidays and Brand USA launch music-inspired trade campaign

The wholesaler has unveiled a new music-inspired campaign for the US which, thankfully, doesn’t feature the dreadful Rebecca Black.

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Technology

Google gives Translate app a major upgrade

Travelling in a country where you don’t speak the local language has just become a whole lot easier, thanks to the tech giant.

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Aviation

Dozens injured after flight bound for Sydney hits severe turbulence

by Huntley Mitchell

A flight travelling to Sydney has been forced to divert after hitting a big bout of turbulence, leaving 37 people injured.

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Hotels

8 ways to satisfy your adventure-seeking clients in Fiji

For those of you with clients after a holiday filled with plenty of thrills, you need look no further than this handy guide.

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Destinations

Intrepid “incredibly disappointed” by Uluru photos

by Huntley Mitchell

One of Intrepid Travel’s top brass has vented the company’s disapproval over recent photos showing hordes of tourists climbing Uluru.

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Aviation

Plane forced into emergency landing after engine part comes loose, bounces around mid-air

You can imagine a few passengers would’ve needed to change their undies after this hairy ride.

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