Hayman Island by InterContinental Australia

Hayman Island by InterContinental represents a new era of immersive luxury in the heart of the Great Barrier Reef. And to celebrate, it's offering agents the chance to win a three-night stay for two at the resort. Here's all you need to know about this amazing opportunity.

Tourism

Flavour of the Week: RCL’s big restructure, Celebrity Cruises’ historic all-female team + MORE!

There are three things that matter most on a Friday: Flavour of the Week, industry gossip and a few bottles of rosé. Two of those come standard, but we suggest drinking the other while reading this.

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Aviation

Aussie and Kiwi couple tie the knot on Jetstar flight

An Australian man and a Kiwi woman have made a very unique compromise for their wedding location, tying the knot on a plane in between the two countries.

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Tourism

“Come live our cataustrophy”: The Chaser boys roast Tourism Australia campaign with hilarious parody ad

by Christian Fleetwood

Primetime piss-takers The Chaser have been at it again, this time taking aim at Tourism Australia’s controversial ‘Philausophy’ campaign.

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Cruise

“The ultimate aquadisiac”: Dream Cruises unveils saucy new entertainment

Yes, the word ‘aquadisiac’ was used and it just about made our whole week. Find out what all the fuss is about here.

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Travel Agents

Travellers Choice CEO says Tempo/Bentours collapse “the one blight” in a great year

by Christian Fleetwood

Christian Hunter has revealed just how much Travellers Choice and its customers were impacted by the tragic collapse of Tempo Holidays and Bentours.

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Technology

Airbnb inks massive Olympic deal

Did you happen to catch members of the hotel industry kicking cans down the street and muttering curse words to themselves? Find out why here.

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Travel Agents

Agent Wrap: Travellers Choice award winners, agents cruise Croatia, MTA conference speaker + MORE!

Congrats, folks – you made it to Friday! As a reward, here’s an extra-long Agent Wrap for you to peruse before knock-off drinks.

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Aviation

Businessman caught attempting aircraft pilot con

Ever watched ‘Catch Me If You Can’ with Leonardo DiCaprio and Tom Hanks? Well, this story has all the hallmarks of the Hollywood flick.

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Tourism

ONE WEEK TO GO: Last tickets for The Travel Awards!

Meanwhile, Travel Weekly’s editor is still tossing up whether to wear fur or feathers to the industry’s night of nights.

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Destinations

How a Swedish holiday island cut its emissions by 78 per cent

With small changes in energy production, heating, fuel and food, this island became carbon-neutral in less than 12 months – without skimping on the experience it offers visitors.

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Hotels

Industry bodies slam Sydney’s Star Casino Ritz-Carlton rejection

The Independent Planning Commission has rejected plans for a $530 million six-star hotel, and these industry players are not impressed.

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Destinations

STUDY: World’s riskiest destinations top most Aussie travellers’ wish lists

Australians are prepared to accept the risk and bypass Smartraveller ratings, according to this alarming new research.

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DESTINATIONS

How a Swedish holiday island cut its emissions by 78 per cent

With small changes in energy production, heating, fuel and food, this island became carbon-neutral in less than 12 months – without skimping on the experience it offers visitors.

DESTINATIONS

STUDY: World’s riskiest destinations top most Aussie travellers’ wish lists

Australians are prepared to accept the risk and bypass Smartraveller ratings, according to this alarming new research.

DESTINATIONS

Travel Oregon’s CEO on why cannabis isn’t a huge destination driver, and why being the biggest isn’t best

Travel Weekly recently went one-on-one with Travel Oregon’s Todd Davidson. We even have a photo to prove it.

DESTINATIONS

Aussie man in intensive care after mob beating in India

Local police are trying to establish whether the 35-year-old Melbournite was “misbehaving” as locals have alleged.

DESTINATIONS

STUDY: These are the top travel destinations for Generation Z

Just when you thought you’d gotten your head around Millennial travellers, Generation Z is here to throw a spanner in the works.

Sri Lanka Food and Culture Festival 2019

23 November 2019 | Sydney,NSW

The Sri Lanka Food & Culture Festival 2019 will be kicking off in Tumbalong Park, Darling Harbour on 23 and 24 November and will showcase delicious Sri Lankan food (hello hoppers!), live entertainment and plenty of tips and tricks for selling the pearl of the Indian Ocean.

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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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Tourism

“F**king idiots!”: Bystander ridicules tourists toppled by waves in Iceland

Do you and your colleagues often share videos of tourists doing dumb things amongst one another? Well, get ready to hit ‘forward’ on this absolute pearler.

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Travel Agents

Flight Centre teams up with indigenous cybersecurity business

The travel giant celebrated this deadly new partnership with a red ochre signing ceremony and by clearing its browser history.

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Road & Rail

Road & Rail Wrap: Prices slashed on Asia cycle adventures, Walk Japan unveils seasonal tours + MORE!

With cycling stories aplenty in this week’s Road & Rail Wrap, staff at Travel Weekly are whipping out cans of Selley’s RP-7 and WD-40 in the hope of saving our old, rusted bikes.

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Hotels

Hotel Wrap: IHG debuts in New Caledonia, big savings on Outrigger + MORE!

Today’s Hotel Wrap is a little more pet-friendly than usual, and not just because our office dog ran across the keyboard several times while we tried to write it.

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Destinations

Travel Oregon’s CEO on why cannabis isn’t a huge destination driver, and why being the biggest isn’t best

by Harriet Morris

Travel Weekly recently went one-on-one with Travel Oregon’s Todd Davidson. We even have a photo to prove it.

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Wholesalers

G Adventures invites industry to address its single-use plastic problem

Meanwhile, Travel Weekly staff have invited our editor to forgo his Crocs-and-socks combo. Actually, we’re insisting.

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Wholesalers

Excite expands accommodation offering with new joint venture

Excite Holidays has announced a rather exciting (sorry) joint venture to give agents access to a wider range of accommodation for their clients’ next jaunt to Greece.

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Destinations

Aussie man in intensive care after mob beating in India

Local police are trying to establish whether the 35-year-old Melbournite was “misbehaving” as locals have alleged.

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Aviation

Passengers stuck for hours after Qantas jet makes emergency landing in NZ military base

by Christian Fleetwood

Passengers claim they were forced to wait in the heat for four hours after their Qantas aircraft was forced to make an emergency landing outside of Wellington.

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Cruise

Man dies after falling from cruise ship balcony

A passenger onboard Carnival Horizon has tragically died after falling from a balcony onto the deck below.

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Cruise

Cruise Wrap: Virgin Voyages reveals second ship, CLIA Awards noms closing soon + MORE!

This week’s Cruise Wrap is largely time-sensitive, so quickly slam your shots – espresso or otherwise – and make the most of a deal or two here.

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Hotels

Hyatt becomes latest hotel multinational to pledge elimination of small plastic bottles

by Christian Fleetwood

After banning single-use plastic straws and drink picks last year, Hyatt has rolled up its sleeves and flexed its sustainability muscles by banning little bottles of shampoo.

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