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Month: September 2017

Travel Specials 29 Sep 17

WELCOME to Travel Specials, Travel Daily’s Friday feature. If your firm has released a travel special you’d like to make the industry aware of, send the details to Pan Pacific Melbourne is offering guests a 15% discount on accommodation if they book before 10 Oct. Complimentary room upgrades and late checkout are available when booked online. CLICK HERE to find out further details. Bike enthusiasts can grab a 10% discount on a 2018 Himalayan expedition with Extreme Bike Tours. The Indian adventure will run for 16 days and starts on 07 Jul. CLICK HERE for further details. StayWell...

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CAPA Insights 29 Sep 17

CAPA Centre for Aviation today offers its latest exclusive infographic, presenting insight from its own data and external sources. THIS week CAPA Insights takes a look at the average aircraft ages of major airlines in the region, asking the question: How old is the plane your catching? It turns out that you are probably sitting in something which has been in operation for approximately 13.74 years. The average age for airlines in the South Pacific is even older at 16.15. Interestingly, this is the second oldest fleet average age in the world, behind Latin America: Caribbean. The Middle East is rated as having the youngest fleet by region with an average of 6.77 years. The post CAPA Insights 29 Sep 17 appeared first on Travel Daily. Source: Travel...

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Window Seat 29 Sep 17

IN THE the land of maple syrup, poutine and hockey, you can lose your driver’s licence and have you car impounded for canoeing drunk. Well not anymore. Canadian officials are set to remove canoeing as a driving offence. Currently Canadian police can hand out drink driving charges to tipsy canoeists. Even if your licence was suspended, you could still paddle your canoe as it doesn’t require a licence under the law. The move is part of the Government’s plans to legalise marijuana in 2018. But don’t get too excited about downing a few bevvies on your next canoe trip as you will still be able to be fined for being intoxicated in public. The post Window Seat 29 Sep 17 appeared first on Travel Daily. Source: Travel...

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NSW Student Achievers

EARLIER this week a special ceremony was held at NSW Parliament House to honour the 2017 Minister’s Student Achiever Award winners, bestowed on top students in tourism & hospitality. Minister for Tourism and Major Events and Assistant Minister for Skills Adam Marshall congratulated the 14 recipients. “The students honoured today represent the future of tourism and hospitality, and embody the commitment to excellence that is critical to the continued success of our industry,” he said. Marshall also acknowledged tertiary institutions for their ongoing support of tourism and hospitality related studies. The NSW Government has been acknowledging high achieving tourism...

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