News in Brief: Thursday May 23

News in Brief: Thursday May 23
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Just one week remains to secure a place on Contiki's 2013 Rock Around the World incentive.

The youth operator will whisk its 20 top selling Australian agents to the Benicassim festival on a 12-day trip from July 18 to 30. 

 

Online cruise specialist ecruising.travel is set for expansion, according to chairman and founder Brett Dudley.

Although he disclosed no specifics, Dudley revealed the firm is planning to grow both domestically and internationally within the cruise sector during the second half of the year.

 

Bentours has released its 2014 cruising brochure featuring voyages through Scandinavia, Russia, Ukraine and the Polar regions.

 

The Travel Corporation-owned boutique hotel brand, Red Carnation, has acquired the five-star Ashford Castle in the west of Ireland.

 

Legendary Australian train The Ghan will go on public display at an open day ay Adelaide Parklands Terminal on June 1.

The event will feature on-board tours of the train with gold coin entries to go towards Great Southern Rail's charity partner, the Royal Flying Doctor Service.

 

The Northern Territory's Kings Canyon Resort will relaunch its signature outback dining experience, Under a Desert Moon, from May 30 priced at $99.

 

Destination NSW will offer Vivid Sydney-goers a free shuttle ferry serviceand a new free app to make it easier to enjoy the arts festival, taking place in the city from May 24 to June 10.

 

Guests can now stay at the Radisson on Flagstaff Gardens Melbourne for $170 per night with a range of inclusions under the Melbourne Winter Escape offer, available from now until Augus 30.

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