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Month: December 2017

Window Seat 20 Dec 17

AIRSERVICES Australia has finalised preparations for the arrival of Santa Claus on 24 Dec, allocating the flying philanthropist the ‘SLEIGH RIDER ONE’ call sign. A number of safety measures have been taken to ensure Jolly Old Saint Nick lands safely, including the use of tailwinds to lessen the effort for the reindeers, reducing airborne holding by making Santa the priority and minimising sleigh noise by using a continuous descent flight path on arrival. The post Window Seat 20 Dec 17 appeared first on Travel Daily. Source: Travel...

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RaceAround Hong Kong

THE Qantas Holidays RaceAround 2017 bonanza supported by the Hong Kong Tourism Board saw 40 leisure consultants test their navigation skills, stamina and team spirit over a four-day adventure. The extravaganza kicked off with a site inspection of the yet-to-open Murray Hong Kong, A Niccolo Hotel, followed by a welcome cocktail function. The mission started with a theme park challenge at Hong Kong Disneyland and Ocean Park. Next agents’ stamina was put to the test with the Great Outdoors Hiking Challenge, followed by the Highlights of Kowloon and HK Island Challenge and the Gala Dinner, complete with The Lip...

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TC opts for Cairns

TRAVELLERS Choice has revealed Travellers Choice Shareholders’ Conference will return to Cairns in 2018. The three-day event was last held in Cairns in 2008 and in 2018 will see attendees stay at the five-star Pullman Cairns International. The post TC opts for Cairns appeared first on Travel Daily. Source: Travel...

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Carnival income up

CARNIVAL Corporation has reported a rise in its adjusted net income for the full year 2017, despite facing voyage disruptions due to hurricanes and increased cruise costs during the period. The company announced a US GAAP net income for the full year 2017 of US$2.6b, compared to US$2.8b for the prior year. “Our full year performance was led by over 4.5% growth in ticket prices while overcoming a variety of headwinds,” Carnival Corporation president and ceo Arnold Donald said. Looking forward, cumulative advance bookings for full year 2018 are ahead of the prior year at higher prices and Carnival expects full year 2018 net revenue yields in constant currency to be up approx 2.5%. The post Carnival income up appeared first on Travel Daily. Source: Travel...

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SYD in for record

SYDNEY Airport continued its growth trajectory in Nov, with passenger numbers up 4.5% compared to Nov 2016. The facility is on track to achieve record pax numbers for 2017, with a 3.6% y.t.d. rise on the prior corresponding period (PCP). For Nov, int’l traffic hit 1.3m pax, a 7.1% gain on Nov 2016, while domestic numbers climbed 3.1% on the PCP to 2.4m. The post SYD in for record appeared first on Travel Daily. Source: Travel...

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