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News in Brief: Monday July 22

The managing director of the South America Travel Centre, Alex Burridge, has launched the Antarctica Travel Centre – the first ever dedicated Australian Antarctic specialist.  

Burridge, who acquired SATC in 2012, said the launch introduces a “true specialist” on Antarctica, the Falkland Islands and South Georgia.

 

Accor has become the official accommodation partner of the 2013 Brisbane Marathon Festival, offering pre and post-race  accommodation to thousands of runners are they prepare to participate in the 22nd annual event on August 4.

 

Brisbane Airport saw the number of passengers travelling through rise 1.9% in the 2013 financial year to more than 21.6 million.

The airport welcomed two new carriers over the period – Hawaiian Airlines and Philippine Airlines.

 

Travel industry research firm PhoCusWright has named Tony D'Astolfo as its new managing director.

 

Fiji's Plantation Island has appointed former TV news and sports cameraman Michael Aisea to the role of activities manager. 

 

Princess Cruises has announced Captain Ed Perrin will take the helm of its next new ship, Regal Princess.

He will lead a senior officer team with more than 100 years of seagoing experience among them. 

 

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