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Month: February 2018

Travel Specials 23 Feb 18

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. Topdeck Travel is offering free return flights to the USA on selected 2018 USA trips over 16 days. Deal ends 28 Feb. Visit topdeck.travel for more. Save up to 40% on booking until 30 Apr for travel through until 20 Dec at The Westin Resort Nusa Dua Bali. The deal includes breakfast for two, internet access and late departures. Call your wholesaler for more. Travellers can save $650pp on Tempo’s...

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Window Seat 23 Feb 18

HOTELIER Courtyard by Marriott has teamed up with leading European football club FC Bayern to create the best view in the house, a custom-built executive box offering fantastic views of the pitch in the world-renowned Allianz Arena. Fans of The Bavarians can sit back and watch games while enjoying modern furnishings inspired by Courtyard and a bar serving bespoke cocktails and elevated menu options. The box has been crafted to emulate a luxury hotel room. The only drawback for hard-core football fans moving in will be their inability to participate in Mexican waves or berate opposition fans through burning...

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MH scores more runs in ADL

EXECUTIVES from Malaysia Airlines’ HQ in Kuala Lumpur and Sydney recently scaled the Adelaide Oval as part of a trip to explore the city’s attractions. Malaysia Airlines operates four weekly return flights between Adelaide and Kuala Lumpur, with the carrier today revealing it would be ramping up the number to five from 05 Jul; departing Adelaide on Tue, Thu, Fri, Sat and Sun. Pictured atop the Adelaide Oval are Mark Gill, South Australian Tourism Commission; Melinda Voon, Malaysia Airlines; Nick Jones, South Australian Tourism Commission; George Gan, Malaysia Airlines; Jonathan Cheong, Adelaide Airport & Ahmad Zamzury Abu Bakar, Malaysia...

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Select Travel Group barking loudly

THE largest gathering of Select Travel Group (STG) members and suppliers convened in Sydney this week continuing the groups’ Chinese New Year celebrations. A traditional lion dance opened the evening before chief executive Tom Manwaring welcomed 150 agents and suppliers into the Year of the Dog and provided an update on current trading conditions. “The way the company is growing at the moment – which is in the very strong double digits both in passenger numbers and in revenue – is showing. “We’ve had a record month in Jan, and Feb is trading at 28% growth with the Select...

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Fresh Visit USA committee

VISIT USA has unveiled a fresh executive (TD yesterday) and full committee for the year ahead. Key appointments include Lucy Rowe from Dallas/Fort Worth as president; Caroline Davidson, Rocky Mountain International as vice president; Sarah Stevenson from NYC & Co has assumed the role as secretary and David Clark has become treasurer for 2018. Specialist contractors include Lizzie Doyle as Visit USA’s PR contact, while Karen Prideaux will run the organisation’s events and Clinton White will preside over administration. They will be joined by 11 general committee members. Pictured with the incomparable Richard Reid in his trademark blue floral...

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