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Month: October 2017

Window Seat 27 Oct 17

IT SOUNDS like Air New Zealand’s inaugural 787-9 service into Adelaide (TD yesterday) was a somewhat convivial affair. The service operated as a one-off “Cellar Door Flight” in partnership with SA winemaker Penfolds, who served some of its coveted new release 2013 Grange Hermitage. At the post-arrival media conference SA Tourism Minister Leon Bignell harked back to the record set by Aussie cricketer David Boon, who reputedly once drank 52 tinnies of beer on a Qantas flight to London. He quipped that he and NZ chief revenue officer Cam Wallace might have ended up in the same league, being tempted to down at least three bottles each of the Penfolds plonk. Fortunately, being a morning flight things were a little more restrained, and there was minimal slurring during speeches delivered by both of the bigwigs. The post Window Seat 27 Oct 17 appeared first on Travel Daily. Source: Travel...

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ETG get their spook on

LAST week Express Travel Group got into the Halloween spirit & held a spooky supplier boost night. The event was jointly hosted by Cathay Pacific, United Airlines, Expedia TAAP, Uniworld, Wendy Wu Tours & Total Holiday Options. Pictured are: Michael and Holly Ditchburn, The Travel Bureau; Tom Manwaring, ceo ETG; Jason Starling, bdm ETG, Grant and Sue Raim, Come with Us Cruises Coffs Harbour and Niki Landwa, Travelutions Oz. The post ETG get their spook on appeared first on Travel Daily. Source: Travel...

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CT’s million-point winner

CORPORATE Traveller has given Queenslander Zoe Ellerman a million reasons to take a holiday after she was drawn as the first lucky winner in the group’s One Million Velocity Frequent Flyer Points promotion. The competition will provide six prizes of one million Velocity Frequent Flyer Points, offered to clients who book Virgin Australia flights with Corporate Traveller. Ellerman said the points win had opened up a fantastic opportunity for her family to take off on an overseas getaway. “I’d love to take the family to LA to visit our relatives and friends over there,” she said. The competition is...

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Salary survey fitbit winner

Elisa Riggio from Wendy Wu Tours is our second fitbit winner in Travel Daily’s Salary and Employment Survey competition and will now set a cracking pace about town with her fitbit alta. The fitbit was offered as a prize to two readers who completed the survey, which revealed a complex picture of employment and pay conditions across all areas of the Australian travel industry (TD 12 Oct). The first fitbit was won by Alex Linde from Infinity Holidays in South Brisbane. The post Salary survey fitbit winner appeared first on Travel Daily. Source: Travel...

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Tangalooma’s whale of a deed

QUEENSLAND’S Tangalooma Island Resort has wrapped up a record-breaking whale watching season with a donation of $7,500 to the Kids’ Cancer Project (TKCP). The donation represents $5 for every whale sighted from the resort’s whale watching vessel the Tangalooma Jet, marking a whopping 1,500 cetacean sightings this year. This is the second season Tangalooma has partnered with TKCP, providing funds that helped boost the 24 scientific studies the charity has embarked upon nationally in the past two years. Located on Moreton Island, the resort is also visited by dolphins, turtles, dugongs and stingrays. The post Tangalooma’s whale of a...

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