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Month: September 2017

Travel Specials 22 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 specials@traveldaily.com.au. For seven days only, clients save up to 30% with Princess Cruises’ launch fares. The third and fourth guests can also sail from $149pp on select trips. The offer ends 28 Sep. CLICK HERE for more. Tempo Holidays has 2-for-1 Egypt packages on select itineraries until 30 Sep 2018. Clients must book by 30 Nov. Call 1300 362 844 for more. Save up to 20% for bookings made today only...

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Window Seat 22 Sep 17

HOBBITS and cassowaries are rarely seen in the same location, which is a great shame given the digital effects available to modern film makers. Yet both creatures are united this week in celebrating their ongoing existence and unique roles in the tourism industry. Tourism Queensland has highlighted World Cassowary Day on Sun and is reminding motorists to slow down when driving in the bird’s forest habitat (though undoubtedly marvellous, the cassowary is notorious for having no practical road sense whatsoever). At the same time, New Zealand’s Hobbiton Movie Set is today marking International Hobbit Day with a series of dusk events and special celebrations. No advice for New Zealand motorists has been given. The post Window Seat 22 Sep 17 appeared first on Travel Daily. Source: Travel...

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Monaco Week in Sydney

MONACO and Australia are celebrating 10 years of diplomacy with a dedicated series of events led by H.E. Mrs Catherine Fautrier, Ambassador of Monaco to Australia. Focusing on environmental, business, tourism, cultural and philanthropic links between the two countries, celebrations have been taking place in Sydney from 18-22 Sep. The Monaco Government Tourist and Convention Authority opened a representative office to cover Australia and New Zealand in 2010. The office continues to successfully promote tourism, meetings and convention travel to the destination, with Australian visitors ranking the 9th visitor nationality in 2016. Over 10,000 Australians visit Monaco each year...

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The tastes of Aloha on show

FOLLOWING a productive day of presentations and business sessions yesterday, delegates in attendance at the 2017 Global Tourism Summit were treated to a special evening event. The Rooftop Garden of the Hawaii Convention Center was converted into an outdoor restaurant featuring food tents, bars, dinner tables, a VIP lounge and live entertainment. A collection of 20 of the finest restaurants from across the Hawaiian Islands each had their top chefs prepare a signature dish for delegates to sample and showcase their style of cuisine. Some of the dining precincts on show included Lava Lava Beach Club, Hali’imaile General Store,...

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Wendy Wu has its say at summit

TOURISM & Transport Forum (TTF) Australia held an Asian Industry Panel Discussion as part of the 2017 Leadership Summit last week. The 2017 summit explored the theme of “Towards 2040”, diving into topics including “Beyond China, what are the next growth markets?”; “What are the industries of the future?” and “What role will Australia play in this exciting new world?” Wendy Wu Tours md of Australia & NZ, Andrew Mulholland took part in the panel at the event which focussed on securing stronger visitor travel between Australia & Asia (pictured). Mulholland was joined on the panel by Matt Bekier,...

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