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News in Brief: Thursday May 2

The number of passengers that flew with the Qantas Group in March rose by 2.1% year on year although load factor shrank 0.6 percentage points to 79.3% as capacity decreased by 1.4%.

 

Tiger Australia and Virgin Australia have extended the date by which certain conditions of its agreement, including Foreign Investment Review Board approval, must be satisfied.

The transaction is now expected to be complete by mid-July, subject to outstanding approvals.

 

Qantas is offering 10 agents the chance to win a spot on the Arabian Days and London Nights mega famil departing on October 10.

To be in with a chance to win, agents must book and ticket any Qantas International fare on 081 paper between May 3 and 31and record their entries with a GDS specific OSI message.

 

The Accommodation Association of Australia expects New South Wales' WorkCover reforms to strengthen the state's accommodation industry by reducing premiums for employers, thereby generating "significant savings".

 

FCm Travel Solutions has appointed Charles Brossman, formerly of Carlson Wagonlit Travel, to the Seattle-based role of senior director – global travel risk management.

 

Royal Caribbean is offering agents the chance to win one of eight double passes to see a live performance by the godmother of Quantum of the Seas, Kristen Chenoweth.

Two double passes are available for each of the Broadway star's Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane and Adelaide shows. To be in the running to win, agents should answer the following question, in 25 words or less:

If you were designing a new ship, what innovative and exciting feature would you include?

Answers should be sent to send their answer to insidesales@rcclapac.com by the end of May.

 

Excite Holidays has added a fourth Greek ferry company, Sea Jets, to its range on the back of strong demand for Greek Island ferry tickets in 2012.

 

Air Pacific has revealed plans to create the first ever Fiji Airways Wellness Clinic offering free health checks under a four-year agreement with Nadi-based Zens Medical Centre.


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