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Hotels

Blackstone comes back to Crown Resorts with sweetened takeover bid

Blackstone is keen to wear the Crown, and is prepared to stump up a bit more cash than it initially put on the table.

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Aviation

Sydney Airport receives $22bn takeover offer

A multi-billion-dollar bid has been lobbed at Australia’s largest airport, meaning its board members and bean counters have a busy week ahead.

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Hotels

The Star lobs merger offer at rival Crown to create $12bn tourism and entertainment giant

by Huntley Mitchell

The Star faces some competition, however, from a private equity firm that wants to take over Crown (which, FYI, has also just hired a new CEO).

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Destinations

Amsterdam may soon ban tourists from its infamous coffee shops

by Ali Coulton

The days of tourists eating space cakes and bogarting joints in Amsterdam’s infamous coffee shops appear to be numbered, following a proposal from the city’s mayor.

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Aviation

Plane passenger proposes using inflight dessert menu

We love a good inflight engagement story, and this one from Cathay Pacific is particularly sweet. Get it? Sweet? Dessert? Okay, we’ll see ourselves out.

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Tourism

Flight attendant fired after proposal video goes viral

The airline said the proposal caused turmoil and made passengers feel “unsafe”. We didn’t realise engagements were that dangerous but go figure.

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