Australia & New Zealand

first Asia Pacific market in Australia

Accor has chosen Australia as the first Asia Pacific market to expand its partnership with sbe outside of the US and bring its luxury lifestyle hospitality brand, Hyde to its shores following Accor’s acquisition of a 50% stake in sbe in October 2018.  Coming to the Gold Coast in March 2019, Hyde Paradiso will be a fashionable playground for an […]

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63 luxurious Suites opens

Leading the way for the medical tourism sector, Essence Suites Taringa’s 63 luxuriously appointed suites are situated directly above the Westside Private Hospital in Brisbane’s west. With the brand-new building now complete, the hotel forms part of the $65-million 10-storey development and is managed by Essence Apartments and Suites’ parent company UniLodge Australia. UniLodge CEO Tomas Johnsson said while the […]

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Australia win Pie Time Awards

Australia’s Best Tourism Destination marketing campaign was announced last night as ‘PIE TIME’ run by Destination Southern Highlands.  Taking out the gold award in the QANTAS Australian Tourism awards held at Launceston’s Cataract Gorge, the award was the first Gold honour for the NSW Southern Highlands since the awards inception in 1985.   The Awards, showcasing the best outstanding customer […]

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Azamara Quest Farewell in Australia

Guests on board the boutique 690-guest Azamara Quest were treated to a stunning sunrise in Sydney Harbour this morning, as they lined the pool deck to wave good morning to Sydney and Royal Caribbean’s Explorer of the Seas. Today’s arrival marks the end of Azamara’s fourth and longest season down under, as well as Quest’s last visit for some years, […]

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Best Mediterranean cruises for 2019/2020

The sun-soaked Mediterranean is home to a plethora of dream holiday destinations; we’re talking breathtaking historic cities, picturesque beaches and quirky landmarks. But with such a wealth of destinations on offer, deciding where to go first can be overwhelming. That’s why Mediterranean cruise holidays can be ideal, as you get to sample all the highlights at your leisure, while also enjoying the […]

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Ovolo hotels breaks new ground in South Melbourne hospitality

Located at 183-199 Moray Street, a 100-room, six-story designer hotel will bring Ovolo’s signature “effortless living” ethos to one of Melbourne’s most iconic inner city suburbs. Australian developer, Perri Projects, has appointed international award-winning designer hotel owner/operator, Ovolo, as hotel manager for its AUD$50 million (approx. US$35.9 million) South Melbourne project, expected to open in 2020. This will be the […]

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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, […]