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Aviation

“Rex has a track record for throwing tantrums”: Qantas doubles down on regional expansion

by Christian Fleetwood

Qantas has returned serve to Rex over allegations the national carrier is abusing its market power by “dumping” excess capacity on regional routes.

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Travel Agents

New advertising guidelines for ATAS members

AFTA has issued a passive-aggressive warning to ATAS members that dodgy advertising will not be tolerated.

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Technology

Trivago licks its wounds after court loss, as industry bodies applaud ruling

by Huntley Mitchell

Trivago has responded to the Federal Court’s ruling that it misled consumers about hotel room rates on its website and in its TV ads. Find out what the OTA had to say here.

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Technology

Federal Court finds Trivago misled consumers about hotel room rates

An OTA using dodgy tactics is like a red rag to a bull for agents, so best take a couple of deep breaths and prepare a pillow to scream in before reading this.

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Aviation

ACCC urges frequent flyer programs to clean up their act

by Ali Coulton

Meanwhile, Travel Weekly staff are trying to convince our office dog to clean up his act after he trashed the meeting room and left a little “surprise” in the kitchen.

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Aviation

Virgin Australia claps back against fresh claims it isn’t ready for Haneda

Virgin Australia has responded to criticism it isn’t ready to fly between Australia and Japan.

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Travel Agents

Flight Centre cops $252,000 fine over misleading ads

by Ali Coulton

The travel giant has copped its second fine from Australia’s consumer watchdog in as many years.

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Aviation

ACCC, Tourism Australia get behind Virgin’s bid for Brisbane-to-Japan flights

by Christian Fleetwood

The ACCC and Tourism Australia are both behind Virgin’s bid for a slot for flights between Japan and Australia, but Qantas isn’t having a bar of it.

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Aviation

ACCC gives Virgin Australia’s cooperation plans with Virgin Atlantic a boost

This news couldn’t have come at a better time for Virgin Australia, given its current financial predicament.

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Technology

Trivago claims “best” isn’t always cheapest in ACCC court case

by Ali Coulton

Get your popcorn ready, folks, because the court case between Trivago and Australia’s consumer watchdog is starting to heat up.

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ACCC produces memos in court backing up claims Trivago deceived consumers

Australia’s consumer watchdog is practically rabid over the OTA’s alleged deceptive practices, much like our office dog when she finds the biscuit stash.

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Virgin Australia given interim approval for deeper partnership with Virgin Atlantic on UK flights

Watch out, Qantas. It appears Virgin is looking to give Aussies a new way to get to the British Isles. Tally-ho!

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