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IHG signs two Sydney properties, announces major revamp for InterContinental Adelaide

IHG has had a very busy week, announcing a $32 million refurb, a new build and the Australian debut of one of its iconic brands.

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Events

Host cities and stadiums announced for FIFA Women’s World Cup 2023

Australia and NZ are teaming up to host the next FIFA Women’s World Cup, so we’re assuming stadiums will serve a combination of meat pies and kiwi fruit to the masses.

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Wholesalers

A&K unveils new domestic getaways and NZ air safari

Are your clients seeking a luxe travel experience, but are keen to leave their precious Rolls Royce at home? Abercrombie & Kent has answered the call.

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Travel Agents

Aussie travel agent sentenced to five-and-a-half years’ jail for “elaborate scheme”

The former agent left dozens of first- and business-class travellers in the lurch using fraudulent documents, and even managed to rip off a Hells Angels bikie.

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Aviation

IN PICTURES: Virgin Australia unveils “lounge of the future” at Adelaide Airport

Much to Travel Weekly’s disappointment, the new lounge doesn’t feature robot butlers. However, it does have plenty of bright greenery and ambient lighting.

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Aviation

Virgin Australia announces new routes, hosts first mid-air wedding

After popping its ‘Pride Flight’ cherry last week, Virgin has celebrated another first.

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Hotels

Two leadership hires announced for Hotel Indigo Adelaide Markets ahead of March opening

IHG has announced two appointments for its new Adelaide hotel. However, it appears one of them forgot to turn up to the press photo shoot.

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Hotels

Man who left 7kg of drugs at Adelaide hotel dodges prison for “extremely amateur” behaviour

We’re no drug lords, but we tend to agree with the judge on this one: it’s probably best NOT to leave a presumably open bag of drugs with hotel staff while you go looking for cash.

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Hotels

First Wyndham Grand hotel announced for Australia

The new hotel is set to be very tall … so tall, in fact, that it couldn’t all fit in the accompanying image.

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Destinations

Queensland to reopen its borders to New Zealanders

A two-way trans-Tasman travel ‘bubble’ is so close now we can taste it! Although, that could just be the fush and chups and pavlova we had as a morning snack.

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Travel Agents

Agent fraudster cops sentencing date after pleading guilty to more than 30 charges

An Aussie travel agent who stole hundreds of thousands of dollars and left clients stranded is finally getting his comeuppance.

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Wholesalers

Globus launches new domestic trip featuring iconic Indian Pacific train

Do your clients love a good rail journey? Well, seeing as they can’t toot toot their way through Europe this year, why not suggest one of Australias most famous trips on the tracks?

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