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Month: February 2018

Window Seat 27 Feb 18

WHAT happens in Vegas, stays in Vegas – and that applies to marijuana too, now. Authorities at the Nevada resort city’s airport have installed new “cannabis disposal amnesty boxes” to give travellers the opportunity to dispose of any drugs in their possession prior to undergoing security screening on departure. There are 13 of the large green receptacles scattered across the McCarran International Airport entryways (pictured below), with the initiative following a ruling which bans marijuana possession and advertising at the terminal – despite the sale of recreational marijuana being legalised in Nevada last Jul. Officials said the new disposal...

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Aladdin wishes come true

FLIGHT Centre head office staff had a chance to see the first performance of Aladdin – The Musical in Brisbane last week, hosted by the teams from Disney Destinations International and Disney Theatrical Productions. As the show begins its 15-week season in the Queensland capital, the Flight Centre group of 62 had a chance to meet the show’s associate producer Paula McKinnon to hear about the show’s secrets, including how many Swarovski Crystals make up the production’s 330 costumes. The occasion helped celebrate a big year of new additions at Disney Parks and Resorts in the US and new...

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Scenic moulds future success

ONE of the Blue Mountains’ major tourist draws has secured $27,500 in funding from the NSW Government as part of its Flagship Event Funding program. Sculpture at Scenic World will use the cash to further promote the exhibition on a broader scale and drive an increase in overnight visitation and spend. Pictured: Blue Mountains Councillor, Kevin Schreiber; Member of the Legislative Council, Shayne Mallard MP; Scenic World managing director, Anthea Hammon & Sculpture at Scenic World Exhibition curator, Justin Morrissey. The post Scenic moulds future success appeared first on Travel Daily. Source: Travel...

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Shangri-La Cairns revamp

THE Shangri-La Hotel, The Marina Cairns will this week kick off a $13 million upgrade which will cover all 184 guest rooms. The transformation “reflects Shangri-La’s commitment to continuously provide outstanding facilities to guests,” with the company saying the renewal will secure the property’s current market-leading position in Cairns. During all phases of the makeover the hotel will continue to operate as usual, with the renovation staged to minimise disruption and the overall project scheduled for completion by the end of 2018. The post Shangri-La Cairns revamp appeared first on Travel Daily. Source: Travel...

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Cebu to Melbourne

PHILIPPINE carrier Cebu Pacific has confirmed the launch of new thrice weekly services between Manila & Melbourne Tullamarine, set to commence from 14 Aug. Cebu will utilise 436-seat Airbus A330-300s on the Melbourne service, adding 136,000 seats each way on the route annually. The budget carrier flagged plans to fly to Melbourne Avalon five years ago (TD 23 Apr 2013). The post Cebu to Melbourne appeared first on Travel Daily. Source: Travel...

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