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Tourism

Consumer watchdog raises concerns over caravan complaints

The unsung hero of our childhood travels has landed in hot water, with the ACCC blowing the whistle on widespread complaints about caravan suppliers.

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ACCC voices concerns over “monopoly airports” blocking Sydney access for Bonza

Much to the disappointment of Travel Weekly staff, this news has nothing to do with the board game Monopoly, which is probably for the best considering our penchant for flipping over the board and storming off.

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Aviation

Rex Brisbane-Melbourne flights take off today, completing the ‘golden triangle’

The ‘golden triangle’ is much safer than the Bermuda triangle, but it lacks the fun, mysterious element and there aren’t as many conspiracy theories about it.

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Aviation

Sydney Airport receives another takeover bid

Will it be a case of third time lucky for the consortium of investors? Not if “Rocket” Rod Sims finds any glaring problems with the deal.

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Row between Virgin and Qantas intensifies, as Scurrah calls for ACCC investigation

ACCC chair Rod Sims is set to don the deerstalker hat and monocle after Virgin’s boss wrote him a very angry letter.

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“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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Aviation

ACCC and Virgin voice concerns over Qantas-Cathay Pacific codeshare expansion

Concerns have been raised over Qantas and Cathay Pacific’s proposed codeshare deal, while Travel Weekly’s editor has just raised $10 from fellow staff to pay for his lunch.

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Aviation

Qantas investigated over latest acquisition

by Huntley Mitchell

Travel Weekly understands Sherlock Holmes, Jacques Clouseau and Inspector Gadget were all overlooked for this particular investigation.

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Travel Agents

Flight Centre verdict spurs agency agreements review

by Daisy Melwani

A South Australian-based law firm has urged businesses to review its agency agreements following December’s court ruling against Flight Centre, saying it leaves practices “up in the air”.

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Aviation

Delta and Virgin keep the love alive

by Hannah Edensor

The ACCC has drafted a proposal to allow Virgin Australia and Delta Air Lines to extend their affair for a further five years.

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