News in brief: Tuesday January 22

News in brief: Tuesday January 22
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Japan Airlines will expand its Brazilian presence with a new codeshare deal with American Airlines, effective January 27.

The agreement will see JAL add Rio de Janeiro to its international network and increase the number of codeshare flights to and from Sao Paolo.

 

Dallas Fort Worth International Airport has launched its first smartphone app giving customers free access to the latest flight and airport information.

 

Gold Coast Holiday Park has become the latest addition to the 180-strong BIG4 holiday park network.

 

Minor Hotel Group will grow its presence in the UAE with the launch of its first Anantara property in Dubai. The five-star Anantara Dubai Palm Jumeirah Resort & Spa will open in September 2013.

 

The Tasmanian government has commissioned a $100,000 study into the feasability of potential new eco-tourism projects on Maria Island.

 

Virgin Atlantic has launched the world's first commercial art gallery at 35,000 feet, offering upper class passengers the chance to view and purchase a series of artworks by British artist Ben Eine inflight. The virtual Gallery in the Air with Ben Eine is the first in a series of on-board collaborations with renowned artists and will take place between February 1 and 28.

 

French Travel Connection is offering savings of up to $880 per cabin on a range of crewed canal barges departing in July, August and October when booked by April 15.

 

A pricing overhaul has seen fares on Greyhound Australia fall by up to a third in Far North Queensland, according to the coach operator. The company said it will boost tourism in the upcoming quiet season.

Greyhound yield manager Helen Beaston said: "We have significantly rationalised our pricing structure to reflect passenger demands for affordable travel all along the coast. These price cuts will be a particular boon for Queensland tourist centres feeling the impact of the global economic downturn and high Australian dollar."

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