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Aviation

Rex to launch Sydney-Canberra flights this month

Regional Express certainly doesn’t seem to be intimidated by the flying kangaroo’s domestic market dominance, judging by this move.

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Travel Agents

AFTA CEO meets with Tehan to discuss $130M agent relief funding

Darren Rudd and David Smith have dropped in on their mates in Canberra to chat about the second round of the COVID-19 Consumer Support Grant and to ensure the balance of round one is used appropriately.

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Aviation

Virgin Australia reopens final domestic airport lounge

Do you tend to go overboard on the food and drink at airport lounges? Well, it’s probably best you loosen your belt before reading this news.

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Aviation

Australia’s newest airline takes off

It’s a bird! It’s a plane! It’s … yep, it’s a plane! A seaplane from Australia’s newest airline to be exact, which promises to shave HOURS off flights between Sydney and Canberra.

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Aviation

Qantas adds three new routes to connect Tassie to the mainland

While sourcing the image for this article, Travel Weekly’s deputy editor found out the hard way that there is more than one interpretation of “map of Tassie”. We advise against Googling it.

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Aviation

Qantas maps out digital-led future, with dedicated sales and service desks set to go

by Huntley Mitchell

More redundancies are coming for Qantas staff, as the airline accelerates its shift to digital.

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Aviation

Aussie carrier launches direct flights between Canberra and Newcastle

Do you have a client who follows both the Raiders and the Knights in the NRL? Well, these new flights might tickle their rugby league fancy.

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Hotels

Rydges unveils new-look Canberra property

Alongside the unveiling of the new-look property comes the introduction of what Rydges describes as “a signature scent”, which we assume is not just the smell of bleach used by the cleaners.

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Events

‘Skywhale’ returns home for Canberra Day ahead of Skywhalepapa’s arrival

On Monday, the 10-breasted ‘Skywhale’ hot-air balloon returned to the skies after a nearly seven-year hiatus, much to the delight of thousands of spectators.

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Aviation

Qantas flight delayed due to selfish passenger’s actions

A man’s refusal to follow a simple request saw a flight held up for an hour. Although by ‘held up’ we mean delayed, not robbed at gunpoint.

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Destinations

News

Lonely Planet reveal top destinations to visit in 2018

by Amy Bryant

Lonely Planet has crowned its most impressive destinations for 2018, although couldn’t find any crowns so used paper hats instead.

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Aviation

Qatar adds new Aussie destination among 8 other global cities

by Daisy Melwani

Qatar’s new motto should be fast and furious if it goes by the way this airline is expanding.

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