investment

Wholesalers

Intrepid invests $7.85 million in CABN to promote off-the-grid experiences

The last time we went off-the-grid was because we lost phone reception going through a train tunnel on our commute. Worst 15 seconds of our week.

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News

FCM partners with NSW Government to bring international students back to Australia

International students are making their way back to Aus with the assistance of FCM after nearly two years away.

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Destinations

Sri Lanka Tourism invites investors to cash in with huge incentives

The island nation’s government has made it easier to invest in tourism projects, and they reckon there are big bucks to be made. That is, if you have a spare $71K laying around.

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Events

Tourism boom to hit Mildura-Wentworth region, as border community readies to host world-class art installation

by Sponsored by Mildura Regional Development

The unique border region will be cast into the spotlight with an enlightening new experience that’s set to have tourists flocking.

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Wholesalers

G Adventures eyes M&A opportunities after securing private equity investment

Mergers and acquisitions are the topics du jour in the G Adventures boardroom after the wholesaler received a financial vote of confidence.

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Cruise

NRMA makes “significant” investment in Coral Expeditions

Conveniently, this story has acted as a reminder for Travel Weekly’s editor to pay his overdue NRMA car insurance bill.

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Destinations

NSW unveils its grand plan to kickstart visitor economy

Stuart Ayres has pulled back the red velvet curtains on what we imagine was a fat binder containing the secret ingredients to saving the state’s tourism industry.

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Technology

Hostelworld announces multi-million-dollar investment in Aussie start-up

Meanwhile, Travel Weekly’s editor is looking for investors to fund his new beer drinking venture at the local pub.

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Aviation

“We need to listen to the trade”: British Airways’ Robert Williams talks customer experiences

by Ali Coulton

The airline just invested a huge $8 billion in customer services! We love anything that will make long-haul flights more bearable, so this is huge for us.

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Cruise

Princess Cruises Senior VP Stuart Allison: “Agents need to up-sell”

by Ali Coulton

We spoke with Stuart Allison about Princess Cruises’ new line up, advice for agents and the company’s mammoth new investment in WA. Sadly, there were no crowns involved.

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Tourism

Your furry friends can now earn you Frequent Flyer points

Qantas’ new partnership with a pet sitting start-up comes with a few extra perks and it’s about time our office dog started paying his own way.

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Hotels

China investment in Aussie hotels to soar

by Daisy Melwani

More than 60% of major hotel deals in Australia this year could be tied up with Chinese investors.

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