Australia & New Zealand

2019 National Travel Industry Awards Announced

2019 National Travel Industry Awards Announced The Australian Federation of Travel Agents (AFTA) has revealed that the 2019 National Travel Industry Awards (NTIA) will be held on Saturday 20 July 2019 in the Grand Ballroom at the International Convention Centre, Sydney. Qantas continues to demonstrate their firm commitment to AFTA and travel agents through the valued Platinum Partnership with AFTA […]

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Christmas at Radisson Blu Plaza Hotel Sydney

Christmas at Radisson Blu Plaza Hotel Sydney The Radisson Blu Plaza Hotel Sydney is well known for their beautiful “sparkling” decorations during the Christmas period, and this year is no different as they aim to “wow” all guests during their stays. But most importantly, the festive season would not be complete without a visit on Christmas day from Santa Claus […]

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QT Melbourne awarded Hotel of the Year

QT Melbourne awarded Hotel of the Year Designer hotel brand QT Hotels & Resorts flagship property, QT Melbourne has been recognised for its commitment to delivering the highest level of service at the inaugural Australian Travel Awards Saturday night, awarded Hotel of the Year. Located in the heart of Melbourne’s CBD with a striking façade designed by architect Angelo Candalepas, […]

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TripAdvisor uncovers Australia’s top wine tours and trends

TripAdvisor uncovers Australia’s top wine tours and trends TripAdvisor®, the travel planning and booking site, today unveiled Australia’s Top 10 wine tours, based on booking data from the past four seasons. The data, which dates back to 2015, has underlined some key trends in Australia’s contemporary wine-scene, including: Victoria is the country’s most popular state for a wine tour, with […]

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Wyndham Destinations Asia Pacific announces balloon ban

Wyndham Destinations Asia Pacific announces balloon ban Wyndham Destinations Asia Pacific today announced that it has banned balloons at events across its five corporate offices, 19 sales sites and 34 managed resorts across Asia Pacific. “We are proud to be among the first Asia Pacific hospitality companies to announce that we’re banning balloons, which particularly when released outdoors, can end […]

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Airport Business Park contract award

Airport Business Park contract award Western Sydney Airport has appointed a master plan architect to realise the vision for the Airport’s landside business park. Western Sydney Airport Chief Executive Graham Millett said Australian firm Architectus has been appointed to plan a business park on a dedicated 191-hectare parcel of prime airport real estate. “There will be opportunities for businesses to […]

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Thai Airways International reinvents customer experience with Qualtrics

Thai Airways International reinvents customer experience with Qualtrics Qualtrics, the leader in experience management, today announced that it has been selected by Thai Airways International Public Company Limited (THAI), the national flag carrier of the Kingdom of Thailand, to amplify the airline’s unified customer experience management program. THAI will be using the Qualtrics Experience Management Platform™ to synchronise useful customer […]

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Hilton announces Executive Team for DoubleTree by Hilton Perth Northbridge

Hilton announces Executive Team for DoubleTree by Hilton Perth Northbridge Hilton (NYSE: HLT) today announced the executive team for the new DoubleTree by Hilton Perth Northbridge, opening late December 2018. DoubleTree by Hilton Perth Northbridge, owned by SKS Group, will be the first DoubleTree by Hilton property to open in Western Australia and the first new-build DoubleTree in Australia. The […]

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Wyndham Hotel is World First in Environmentally Sustainable Building

Wyndham Hotel is World First in Environmentally Sustainable Building Western Australian building technology company NXT TEC. Ltd (NXT) will build the world’s first hotel to achieve a verified Environmental Product Declaration (EPD). The Wyndham LUX Perth Hotel, to be built on Great Eastern Highway in Rivervale, is the first hotel worldwide, and the only built structure in the southern hemisphere, […]

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Citizenship : Australia plans to relax rules

Australia has revealed plans to increase government powers to strip citizenship from extremists and to control the movements of Australian fighters who return home from the battlefields of Syria and Iraq. Prime Minister Scott Morrison on Thursday outlined the contentious bills, some of which he wants passed by parliament this year. He also wants passed this year cybersecurity laws that […]