Western Australia

From the buzzing and culturally rich streets of Perth to the chance of an orca encounter in Bremer Bay, Western Australia not only offers something for all types of travellers, but also blows away expectations at every stop.

Tourism

86 tigers die three years after rescue from notorious Thai tourist attraction

by Christian Fleetwood

Over half of the 147 tigers rescued from a well-known Thai tourist attraction have died, allegedly as a result of inbreeding.

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Aviation

Air New Zealand backs down on ‘Kia Ora’ trademark attempt following uproar

by Ali Coulton

The airline has turned its gaff into a campaign to call for a government crackdown on trademarking Māori language… which it tried to do last week.

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Destinations

REVEALED: The ‘chicest’ countries in the world

We admit we’re a bit confused as to what ‘chicness’ actually is, but all of the destinations on the list look very pretty.

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Cruise

Cruise Wrap: Destination NSW joins CLIA, Hurtigruten launches hybrid ship, Aussie cruise season kicks off + MORE!

Tired of your colleagues outsmarting you when it comes to the latest cruise brochures and deals? Get the upper hand right here.

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Tourism

Tourist boat crash sends passenger through floor, onto lap of another in toilet

If being involved in a boat crash on the Brisbane River wasn’t enough, one passenger had the misfortune of landing on someone who was using the loo at the time.

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Aviation

Qantas, Virgin bosses accuse airports of financially squeezing consumers, airlines dry

by Christian Fleetwood

The spat between airlines and airports over whose to blame for the high-price of domestic tickets continues. Pull up a seat and read what Qantas and Virgin have to say about it.

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Tourism

Missing woman finds herself in Iceland after joining her own search party

A missing person story from 2012 is having a moment on Twitter and, as you can imagine, the responses are mixed.

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Travel Agents

Five reasons why you should apply for the Avis Travel Agent Scholarship

This list of reasons why has got Travel Weekly’s editor keen on applying for Avis’ scholarship, and he’s not even a travel agent.

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Midweek Interview

Midweek interview with TMS Talent’s Ed Hewitt

This week, TMS Talent’s NSW state manager told us his grand plan for fixing Brexit. Unfortunately, we forgot to turn on our voice recorder.

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Hotels

Hotel review: Hoshinoya Tokyo

by Harriet Morris

Hoshinoya Tokyo is an ode to ancient Japan located in the heart of its most modern city. Here’s our verdict.

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Hotels

All the winners from the 2019 AHA National Awards for Excellence

Australia’s very best of the hospitality sector have been crowned. Find out who can now claim bragging rights here.

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Aviation

Qantas boss tops list of Australia’s highest-paid CEOs

by Christian Fleetwood

Do you hate reading about industry CEOs with huge pay packets? Well, it might be best to skip this story.

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DESTINATIONS

REVEALED: The ‘chicest’ countries in the world

We admit we’re a bit confused as to what ‘chicness’ actually is, but all of the destinations on the list look very pretty.

DESTINATIONS

Hawai‘i Tourism Oceania promotes romantic getaways in new digital campaign

Could you hear the JPY hit “Love Is In The Air” being blasted from HTO’s Sydney office this morning? Discover the cause here.

DESTINATIONS

Japanese city urged to bolster beer supply ahead of Rugby World Cup

Japanese locals are worried Oita could run out of one key commodity during the Rugby World Cup, and it rhymes with “cheers”.

DESTINATIONS

Destination Wrap: NT launches new tourism brand, Fiji celebrates record arrivals + MORE!

This week’s Destination Wrap includes plenty of announcements, celebrations and shake-ups, which are almost as exciting as happy hour at our local.

DESTINATIONS

These are the world’s most Googled tourist attractions

Based on an analysis of Google searches for top tourism destinations, one thing is clear: Disney is still king.

The Travel Awards

29 November 2019 | Sydney,NSW

Get ready, The Travel Awards, in association with media partners Better Homes and Gardens and with Crystal as principal partner are back! And it’s time for the travel industry to unite and celebrate.

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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

Aviation Wrap: Emirates celebrates loyalty landmark, Tigerair re-invents digital experience + MORE!

Meanwhile, Travel Weekly’s paper plane competition is off to a bad start, after our editor used up all the spare paper to make a sailboat instead.

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Cruise

Sydney’s third cruise terminal one step closer

Calling all cruise industry personnel: the NSW government wants YOU to provide input on the next steps for a potential terminal in Port Botany.

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Travel Agents

Helloworld set for strong earnings growth in FY20

by Huntley Mitchell

If things turn out the way Helloworld expects in FY20, the company could be upgrading its office pens from Bic to Parker.

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Travel Agents

Travel agent charged for cheating airline out of $2.55m in rewards points

A man once revered as someone who can “get you anywhere, anyhow” has had his secrets revealed, and one airline is not impressed.

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Destinations

Hawai‘i Tourism Oceania promotes romantic getaways in new digital campaign

Could you hear the JPY hit “Love Is In The Air” being blasted from HTO’s Sydney office this morning? Discover the cause here.

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Technology

OPINION: Travelport’s MD on how to convert OTA browsers into bookings

by Scott Barber

Do you work for an OTA and are tired of time-wasters? Travelport’s Scott Barber has penned this handy piece on how to turn pesky browsers into buyers.

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Cruise

AUSSIE FIRST: Regent Seven Seas partners with Cruiseco on new luxe offering

Regent’s new Concierge Collection partners luxury cruises with once-in-a-lifetime experiences to give your clients the ultimate plush travel experience.

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Aviation

Aussie airports accuse airlines of squeezing capacity and arcing airfares

by Christian Fleetwood

Qantas and Virgin Australia are among the airlines being called on to increase capacity and provide more competitive discount airfares for travellers.

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Destinations

Japanese city urged to bolster beer supply ahead of Rugby World Cup

by Christian Fleetwood

Japanese locals are worried Oita could run out of one key commodity during the Rugby World Cup, and it rhymes with “cheers”.

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Destinations

Destination Wrap: NT launches new tourism brand, Fiji celebrates record arrivals + MORE!

This week’s Destination Wrap includes plenty of announcements, celebrations and shake-ups, which are almost as exciting as happy hour at our local.

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Hotels

“Robin Hood” of online hotel booking launches in APAC

This platform claims to be the “Robin Hood” of the online hotel booking industry. However, that’s not to say all of its employees wear green tights.

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Aviation

Fiji Airways CEO warns Qantas’ “aggressive” move into Fiji will damage local economy

by Ali Coulton

Qantas has introduced daily direct flights to Fiji over Christmas and New Years, on top of its recently expanded offering, and you can bet your bottom dollar Fiji Airways had something to say about it.

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