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Month: December 2017

Window Seat 01 Dec 17

OF ALL the inspirational events to take place in the shower, it’s those random moments of brilliance that always seem to be forgotten before the shampoo has even been rinsed. So Marriott has come up with an idea to harness those well-lathered ideas and send them to guests via email. Having discovered that more than half of business travellers say their best ideas emerge in the bathroom, the hotel group is working on a touch-sensitive shower screen that will allow users to jot down their thoughts on the glass using their finger. The screen then captures an image and emails it to the guest’s inbox before they have a chance to forget. CLICK HERE to see a prototype in action. The post Window Seat 01 Dec 17 appeared first on Travel Daily. Source: Travel...

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Germany luring more Aussies

GERMANY is seeing a surge in visitation from the Australian market with record year-on-year growth and overnight stays projected to eclipse 1,000,000 over the next decade. Speaking with media at an event in Sydney yesterday, Stefanie Eberhard, director German National Tourist Office (GNTO) Australia, said that “over the past eight years we’ve had record results from the Australian market with 3.5% growth this year and 650,000 overnights just in the first nine months.” The results would be even higher with Eberhard conceding that “the numbers don’t include river cruising passengers yet,” which would see thousands more travellers added to...

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Air Canada counting down…

AIR Canada took the opportunity this week to thank its Victorian trade partners for their much-valued support ahead of the airline’s seasonal Melbourne to Vancouver service commencing on Sun. More than 65 industry guests gathered for a stylish soiree at Melbourne’s Vue Events at Rialto, where they received an exclusive update on Air Canada’s plans for the Victorian market. AC director sales Asia Pacific PK Lee thanked agency partners for their outstanding support. “I have no doubt that the new Melbourne service will repeat the success of our daily non-stop Sydney and Brisbane flights and establish Vancouver as a...

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Agents fired up for The Ghan

GREAT Southern Rail & Infinity Holidays came together this week to host a group of consultants on board The Ghan to Darwin. Participants from across the country departed from Adelaide before making stops at Marla, Alice Springs and Katherine for Off Train Excursions. The side trips provided a great opportunity to explore the heart of Australia and travel across the country that the outback pioneers traversed nearly 100 years ago by camel. Consultants enjoyed the comfort of Gold Service and the food & wine pairings that are designed to reflect the regions The Ghan travels through. The group is...

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