Julia Swanson

Travel Agents

Corporate Traveller and Vanguard Health partner to deliver life-changing care

The medical industry has flown to the top of the charts and now leads the way as the profession driving the SME business travel bounceback across Australia, as is exemplified here.

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Venues

Historic Darlinghurst pub revamped with trendy bistro, hotel and rooftop bar

A 99-year-old pub in Sydney is set to celebrate a new era of the roaring twenties, as it transforms into a four-level dining and hotel precinct.

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Cruise

Accor adds iconic cruise ship to its portfolio

Live out your Titanic fantasies on this new addition to M Gallery’s portfolio with far less risk of hitting a chunk of ice and ending up on a floating door.

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Aviation

Emirates to roll out spectacular premium economy product on Sydney flights

The new cabin class offers an alternative to being packed in like a tin of Cole’s sardines. Think of it as more akin to a tin of Ortiz anchovies.

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Destinations

Japan to begin opening up next month

FINALLY one of the hottest destinations around appears to have set a date for its big return, much to the delight of travel agents across Australia.

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Wholesalers

Flight Centre, Goldman Travel and Spencer Group form supergroup for premium market

Danielle Galloway, Anthony Goldman and Penny Spencer have formed a supergroup, but that’s not to say they’re now in a band. At least, that we know of.

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Hotels

AA and AHA merger to form new peak body called Accommodation Australia

The Accommodation Association and the Australian Hotel Association are powering on with their merger, revealing the name of their end goal.

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Destinations

Zambia’s Tourism Minister calls for less regulations on intra-African travel

Much like post-Brexit Britons, African travellers want less red tape when visiting their neighbours. The key difference here being they didn’t vote to be separated in the first place.

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Exhibitions

MCEC chief Peter King signals departure

After fantastic innings at Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre, King has opted to pass on the torch.

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Venues

ICC Sydney smashes ticket sales record as entertainment events return

Guy Sebastian has kicked off one of Australia’s biggest national tours in 2022 drawing over 25,000 patrons to Sydney’s Aware Super Theatre across five shows.

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Venues

Te Pae Christchurch Convention Centre holds first conference

At long last, Te Pae has hosted its first big shindig! We can hear the odd combination of sighs of relief and champagne corks popping from here.

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Hotels

IHG and the Pelligra Group break ground on Holiday Inn & Suites Mawson Lakes

Much to our dismay, this news has nothing to do with long lost buried treasure, despite what the accompanying photograph may imply.

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