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Month: February 2018

Accommodation Updates 28 Feb 18

WELCOME to Accommodation Updates, Travel Daily’s Wed feature. If your property has undergone some recent changes you would like to make the industry aware of, send a brief description with an image to accomupdates@traveldaily.com.au. Crown Perth has opened its first rooftop bar, HI-LINE. The venue spreads over 935m2 above Crown Theatre and provides views of the Perth CBD. It offers a selection of bar bites and cocktails and Crown Perth is promoting it as “the ultimate destination for after work sunset drinks, pre-game catch-ups with friends or romantic cocktails under the stars”. A fresh offering called YAN SPA has...

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Window Seat 28 Feb 18

THERE are days we all wish we could escape down an emergency slide and start over, but a US man is now in the hands of New Jersey police after doing just that on a United Airlines flight to Tampa. Troy Fattun, 25, reportedly announced he was on the wrong plane as it prepared to depart from Newark Airport on Sun, before opening a door and making a dramatic exit via the inflatable emergency slide. His efforts delayed the flight for several hours while a replacement aircraft was arranged, and resulted in charges for criminal mischief and trespass. Despite the man’s claims, police say his ticket showed he was on the right plane all along. The post Window Seat 28 Feb 18 appeared first on Travel Daily. Source: Travel...

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Collette Explorations out

SMALL group touring is the fastest growing product line for Collette, with the company rolling out its new Explorations brochure (TD 07 Feb) featuring a host of additional tours. The program was detailed to Travel Daily yesterday, with Collette vp of international business, Christian Leibl-Cote arriving in Sydney from the US to provide an update. Key features include a small group rail journey exploring Switzerland, a Northern Lights hunt in Finland, as well as new tours in Peru, Bolivia, Iceland, Italy, Southern France and Northern Spain. Options under Collette’s “It’s Your Choice” program have been expanded meaning many itineraries...

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Holiday Inn water park resort

SLIDING down the tunnel of history was the Holiday Inn Vana Nava Hua Hin in Thailand on Sat after it officially welcomed Asia’s first Holiday Inn water park resort via a lavish opening ceremony. More than 400 guests attended the celebratory event which featured a show from popular Thai actress Jenny Tienposuwan, an exclusive concert by Thai pop star Tata Young, followed by a fireworks display viewed from the resort’s towering Sky Deck. “We are proud to set a new quality benchmark with a fully-integrated hospitality offering extensive facilities, cutting-edge technology and breathtaking views over the Gulf of Thailand,”...

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WA puts out the welcome mat

WESTERN Australian Tourism Minister Paul Papalia yesterday hosted an event in Sydney to formally launch the state’s new “Hotel Perth” domestic tourism push (TD yesterday). Papalia was introduced by radio personality Michael “Wippa” Wipfli, who revealed that his illustrious showbiz career included a key role in the annual Perth Christmas pageant as “The Prince of Perth” – making him a “true Perthonality”. The campaign complements WA’s new trade engagement strategy (TD 11 Dec) which has seen Tourism Western Australia appoint an east coast trade representative for the first time in seven years. Minister Papalia told TD that during the...

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