Tourism

Flavour of the week

This article is just a few movers and shakers short of a conga line, albeit with significantly fewer maracas.

Aurora Expeditions places new Global Head of Marketing and expands marketing and sales teams to keep up with rapid business growth and new ship launch

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Aurora Expeditions has expanded its marketing and sales teams with six new appointments, as it prepares for a momentous year with the launch of the new state-of-the-art vessel, the Greg Mortimer, in October 2019.

Joining Aurora Expeditions with over 13-years’ marketing experience, Victoria Primrose has been appointed as Global Head of Marketing. Leading the company’s marketing strategy, Primrose’s background includes roles at several global companies, including Johnson & Johnson, Lindt and UK comparison site moneysupermarket.com.

Aurora Expeditions has also created three new roles within Victoria’s team to help drive awareness of the brand’s adventurous spirit and recruit the next generation of expeditioners.

Martha Behan joins Aurora Expeditions from Tourism Ireland as Consumer Marketing Executive, Alesa Matis from Globus family of brands as Sales & Marketing Coordinator, and Sary Oum from custom software development company Solentive as Digital Marketing Executive.

Gate 7 appoints Vanessa Fletcher as Visit California Director

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Tourism marketing and PR agency, Gate 7, has appointed award-winning marketer Vanessa Fletcher as its new Visit California Director for Australia and New Zealand.

Fletcher joins Gate 7 from Contiki Holidays, where she was Marketing Director and Acting General Manager for Australia.

Her diverse travel marketing expertise spans content strategy and creation, media partnerships, B2B marketing, influencer marketing, events, PR, and digital performance. She has spearheaded successful trade marketing strategies with partners including Flight Centre, Helloworld Travel and STA Travel.

CLIA Appoints Adam Goldstein as Global Chair

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Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA) announced its Board of Directors has appointed Adam M. Goldstein, Vice Chairman, Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd., as Global Chair, effective 1 January 2019.

Goldstein succeeds Arnold Donald, President and CEO, Carnival Corporation & plc. who served as CLIA Global Chairman since January 2017.

1000 Mile Travel Group Welcomes New Head of Sales and Partnerships VIC, TAS, SA and WA

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1000 Mile Travel Group is excited to welcome Christina Atkin to the company as the new Head of Sales and Partnerships for VIC, TAS, SA and WA.

Atkins, who starts on the 14th of January, brings a proven track record of sales success in the small to mid-sized corporate travel market.

Atkins was previously the Regional Sales Manager for VIC, TAS, SA and WA at Flight Centre Business Travel where she was recognised as a high achieving Business Development Manager across all Flight Centre corporate brands in Australia each year from 2015 to 2018.

CLIA Australasia Appoints Communications Director

Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA) Australasia has announced the appointment of Jon Murrie as its new Communications Director.

Murrie will report to CLIA Managing Director Joel Katz and will be responsible for CLIA’s communications and PR strategy across Australasia.

A trained journalist with more than 25 years’ experience in the travel industry, Mr Murrie has managed public relations strategies and communications campaigns for organisations across the sector.

He was previously Managing Editor at Business Publishing Group, publisher of Travel Daily and Cruise Weekly, and prior to that was a Senior Consultant with MG Media Communications, a public relations agency specialising in travel and tourism.

Kocijan joins Evolution Travel Collective

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After several weeks of speculation and intrigue, Ingrid Kocijan has announced she has joined Evolution Travel Collective (ETC) as the new general manager of brand, strategyand partnerships.

Kocijan joins the recently formed ‘brand and representation’ company after 15 years experience in previous roles across various global businesses including director of sales Australia / New Zealand (G Adventures) and commercial director and market manager (Rail
Plus/Rail Europe).

Aviation

How Air Canada is making its mark on gender equality, locally and globally

With the Women in Travel Awards 2019 just days away, we wanted to shine the light on a company that truly values female representation across the board.

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Aviation wrap: Qantas grows US network, Emirates reduces single-use plastics, Air Vanuatu’s new service + more

This week’s aviation wrap comes free of any mentions of flaperons, altimeters or horizontal stabilisers.

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Cruise

TAA warns cruise industry could “flatten out” if Sydney doesn’t expand berthing facilities

Though that’s not to say Sydney’s overseas passenger terminal will now be equipped with a steamroller to flatten cruise ships at will.

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Unruly passenger slaps cabin crew, throws up on Paris flight

Just when you thought nothing could top United’s ant-infested flight, Travel Weekly is proud to inform you of this mid-flight puke fest.

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Tourism

REVEALED: The number one Aussie brand for Chinese consumers is not what you think

If you think we left the name of the top brand out of this headline to make you click on it, you’re absolutely right.

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Tourism

“Australia remains a billion-pound market for Britain”, says VisitBritain CEO

by Teresa Russell

Have you lost faith in Great Britain’s appeal as a destination for Aussie travellers? Have it restored here with this.

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Aviation

Woman hilariously live-tweets ant-infested flight

by Ali Coulton

If you can think of anything worse than being surrounded by unruly insects during a nine-hour flight, please email your response to notpossible@doesnotexist.org.

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Destinations

Kiwis to say ‘Good Morning World’ every day for next 12 months as part of Tourism NZ’s new brand campaign

Kiwis are getting up at the crack of dawn to welcome the world as part of a Tourism NZ campaign. Meanwhile, Travel Weekly staff will be tucked up in bed wearing their Peter Alexander PJs and pom pom nightcaps.

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Tourism

STUDY: 95 per cent of Aussies have holiday regrets, with a quarter wishing they’d had a fling

Travel Weekly’s editor has many holiday regrets – the tattoo of a particular appendage on his right bicep being just one of them.

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Hotels

Airbnb launches new project to support country pubs

Meanwhile, Travel Weekly staff are supporting our local pub by blowing half our pay on its happy hour specials.

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Hotels

Opinion: Automation is the secret to personalisation in hotels

by Ahmed Youssef

We couldn’t find a robot who was willing to write this article for us, so we enlisted the help of Amadeus’ Ahmed Youssef instead.

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Aviation

Plane struck by lightning before fiery crash: report

A preliminary report on the tragic Aeroflot plane crash that killed 41 people last month has provided some more clarity around what went wrong.

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