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News in brief: Tuesday July 22

Lastminute is continuing its partnership with Tourism Western Australia to boost the Margaret River region through a new campaign where the vineyards meet the sea.

Designed to encourage Aussies to take a short break to the food, wine and ocean lovers’ paradise of Margaret River, the campaign offers enticing exclusive deals to the region over the next two weeks, which will combine a range of accommodation options and gourmet foodie experiences.

lastminute.com.au spokesperson, Louise Ryan said the current lastminute.com.au deals offer the perfect incentive for Aussie’s to hit the open road and drive down the South Western Australia coast to Margaret River.

 

Globus and Cosmos are giving travelers the chance to book early on the 2015 European tours program. The touring company has released 30 different itineraries in special previews of the Globus and Cosmos 2015 European tour seasons.

Tours are being offered at 2014 prices until 15 September 2014, with Globus customers able to save a further 10% on all European tours booked and paid in full 12 months or more prior to departure.

 

Cebu Pacific has launched an exclusive seat sale on their Sydney to Manila flights, on sale until 25 July or until sold out.

The travel period runs from 9 September to 30 November 2014, with prices starting as low as AU$149 each way and all inclusive of taxes.

 

Marking its first anniversary in the Asia Pacific region, lowcostbeds has unveiled plans to grow sales by triple digits by 2015.

With an enlarged sales presence now accessing more than 4000 retail agencies across the Asia Pacific region, the online travel group has experienced rapid growth and now is selling in 47 countries with 2.5 million customers annually.

Fuelled by the global expansion of its independent, B2B bed bank, lowcostbeds last year opened offices in Sydney and Bangkok.

 

Destination NSW has partnered with HotelClub to promote travel to Sydney this winter, through a digital campaign.

Deputy Premier and Minister for Tourism and Major Events Andrew Stoner said the promotion will feature new video content, of our glorious Harbour City, hosted by architect and Channel Seven’s House Rules judge Joe Snell.

HotelClub will also run a fully integrated, cross platform digital media campaign designed to educate, engage and influence its highly loyal travel savvy members.

The HotelClub digital campaign is in market until 8 August 2014

 

Peppers Hotels have officially opened their first CBD based hotel in Canberra, the Peppers Gallery Hotel Canberra.

Located in the heart of the capital’s vibrant New Acton precinct, the building has played a significant role in Canberra’s pioneering origins and now holds an important place in Peppers 30 year history

Rooms are superbly appointed with Bang and Olufsen plasma TVs, iPod docking stations, plunger coffee makers, free broadband access, original art works throughout and luxurious bathrooms with rain shower and marble vanity tops. 



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