News in Brief: Tuesday April 1

News in Brief: Tuesday April 1
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Hawaiian Airlines has launched its fourth non-stop flight between Brisbane and Honolulu.

The new flight will add more than 20,000 seats to the Australia-Honolulu travel markets in 2014. With the introduction of this additional flight, Hawaiian Airlines will also adjust the scheduled days of operation for the Honolulu – Brisbane route, beginning April 14, 2014.

Hawaiian Airlines is currently the only US carrier that flies to Brisbane.


Qantas has vowed to continue improving its customer proposition despite current financial woes as it unveiled its new regional lounge at Broome Airport.

The extended lounge features new work and rest areas, high-speed wifi and Foxtel as well as a view of the tarmac and artworks from local Indigenous artists.

“With thousands of Qantas passengers moving through the terminal each week, we have seen first-hand the significant growth in leisure and business travel to Broome,” Qantas Domestic cief executive Lyell Strambi said.

“The extension of the lounge will help cater for the increased traffic and give passengers more room to relax and work prior to their flight.”


Stamford Hotels has launched a new "Pick n Mix" range of deals designed to cater to the varying budget guidelines of different events.

The "bonus sweeteners" included in the promotion inclide complimentary guest rooms, function room wifi, welcome capaes for delegates and free use of breakout rooms for the duration of the event.

"We want to ensure meeting organisers are rewarded for their support and are able to deliver professional and successful meetings within budget without having to cut the extras," group director of sales MICE Andrea Werner said.

The more planners spend with Stamford, the more "sweeteners" will be thrown in.


Lavish breakfasts and unique amenities are available to Preferred Hotel Group customers at no extra cost when they book Preferred Bed & Breakfast deals at their favourite hotels in Asia Pacific.

Available for stays now through December 31, Preferred Bed & Breakfast promises the best available rate, complimentary breakfast for two persons, and a special gift.


Meeting & Incentive Forums expects its flagship event, M&I Forum Europe Spring which takes place from July 1 to 5 in Istanbul, to sell out in the forthcoming weeks.

Over 300 suppliers in the MICE industry will attend, as well as 440 buyers.


A new “ship tease” burlesque show, with some of Australia’s leading burlesque artists, will debut onboard the Southern Swan tall ship, cruising around Sydney Harbour on selected Thursday, Friday and Saturday nights.

A VIP intro offer is available for one week only, with savings of over 50% on tickets, burlesque show, drinks and finger food. 


Ferrari Australasia has announced its spectacular Classiche car line-up that Ferrari Racing Days visitors will be privy to.

The Classiche display will boast an impressive selection of vehicles, with the most exciting addition the Ferrari 166MM, valued at over $5 million and being imported into Australia especially for the Racing Days. 

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