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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Australia & New Zealand

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, […]

Australia & New Zealand

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 […]

Australia & New Zealand

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 […]

Sports

Western Sydney Stadium to host World Cup 9s

Western Sydney Stadium to host League World Cup 9s Sydney has been confirmed as the first city in the world to host the Rugby League World Cup 9s, with the inaugural tournament to be played at the new Western Sydney Stadium in 2019. Minister for Tourism and Major Events Adam Marshall said the event, which would feature the best rugby […]

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Australia & New Zealand

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 […]

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Australia & New Zealand

Business Awards Win for TravelManagers

Business Awards Win for TravelManagers Melbourne-based personal travel manager, Nicole Edgar, has entered her local business awards in five of the last eight years, taking home the award for “New Business of the Year” in her first year and being named as one of the finalists every other year that she has entered. This year, she was able to improve […]

Australia & New Zealand

Novotel Melbourne Central and ibis Melbourne Central welcome guests

Novotel Melbourne Central and ibis Melbourne Central welcome guests Melbourne’s newest central dual-branded hotel accommodation, Novotel Melbourne Central and ibis Melbourne Central, will accept guests from 12 November as part of a soft opening, ahead of an official ribbon-cutting ceremony on Monday 10 December. Located in the heart of Melbourne’s CBD, the integrated new-build Novotel and ibis hotels add 483 […]

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Australia & New Zealand

Pumpkin Island winner 2018 Australasia’s Most Sustainable Hotel

Pumpkin Island winner 2018 Australasia’s Most Sustainable Hotel The winners of the Boutique Hotel Awards 2018 were announced last night at the prestigious awards ceremony in London. Boutique owners, travel and lifestyle press and travel industry influencers from around the globe attended the awards. The Boutique Hotel Awards is an international awards organisation which is dedicated to recognising unique excellence […]

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Australia & New Zealand

Gold Coast voted Australia’s family friendly capital

The Gold Coast has been named Australia’s ‘family-friendly capital’ for a third consecutive year, by Australia’s preeminent travel publication, Australian Traveller. More than 5,000 people voted the Gold Coast the best family holiday destination as part of the magazine’s annual People’s Choice Awards. Destination Gold Coast CEO Annaliese Battista said the accolade is a testament to the outstanding range of […]