Agent wrap: Agents say G’day to LA, win a trip to New York state + MORE!
If you’re not marching in the climate strike today, you may as well make use of your time in the office by checking out the latest famils and events.
Flavour of the week: Crystalbrook Collection’s new PR, Akaryn Group gets VP of development and operations + MORE!
This week’s industry appointment wrap up is particularly flavoursome, and not just because there’s a man holding a whopping great mud cake as the lead image.
Industry reacts to shock collapse of Tempo Holidays and Bentours
by Huntley Mitchell
The sudden exit of Tempo Holidays and Bentours from the local market has prompted other travel companies to offer support for affected agents and clients.
“I didn’t do it”: Watch as sightseeing ship strikes World War II vessel on Hudson River
by Christian Fleetwood
A passenger vessel travelling the Hudson River has collided with a decommissioned war vessel. Watch the chaos unfold here.
Airbnb offers fans the chance to stay at Downton Abbey castle
Do your clients fancy staying in an ultra-luxe castle for the night with 300 rooms? Help them live out all their royal family fantasies with this.
Road & Rail
Road & Rail Wrap: LAX’s historic rental car facility, Rail Adventures’ Sri Lanka commission + MORE!
If this week’s Road & Rail Wrap was a meal, it’d be a family-sized banquet, as opposed to it usually looking like chicken stuffing and sides.
Hotel Wrap: Malaysia’s newest hotel brand, Fairmont’s underwater art installation + MORE!
Looking to cure your post-hump day blues with something other than a bottle of vodka or a block of Cadbury Top Deck? Feel instantly better with our Hotel Wrap!
Airline puts its crew on a “low-fat” diet after firing several for being overweight
It’s not clear whether the heavily indebted airline made the decision to save money or to get its crew into shape. Either outcome is not ideal.
Royal Caribbean’s biggest challenge “has been the same thing for 50 years”, says vice chairman
by Huntley Mitchell
Travel Weekly recently joined Royal Caribbean’s Adam Goldstein for lunch and conversation. Here’s what we managed to regurgitate… from the chat, that is. Not the ham sandwiches.
Jetstar flight to Bali forced to turn back over windscreen crack
An eight-hour flight to Bali turned into a six-hour flight to Melbourne when pilots noticed something wasn’t quite right with the plane’s windscreen.