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Month: February 2018

Brochures 26 Feb 18

WELCOME to Brochures of the Week, Travel Daily’s Monday feature. If your firm is releasing a new brochure of which you’d like to make the industry aware, send a brief description summarising its features and itineraries, including a PDF of the front cover, and contact details to brochures@traveldaily.com.au. Natural Focus Safaris – South & Central America 2018/19The 2018/19 South & Central America program from Natural Focus Safaris packs in a broad selection of accommodation ranging from wilderness lodges and secluded rainforest retreats to luxury properties in the Atacama Desert and on Easter Island. There are trekking options in destinations...

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Window Seat 26 Feb 18

HOCKEY-MAD Canadians should be on the lookout for overly affectionate German tourists after a touching travel warning issued on the weekend. Having defeated Canada in the men’s ice hockey semi-final at the Winter Olympics in Pyeong-chang last week, Germany tweeted a travel advisory to its citizens via its Foreign Office account, urging caution. “Germans in Canada should exercise a high degree of empathy,” it said. “Be nice, don’t gloat, give hugs, buy rounds of hot chocolate,” it suggests. Canada responded with congratulations on Germany’s first shot at gold, although the final was won by the Olympic team of athletes from Russia. The post Window Seat 26 Feb 18 appeared first on Travel Daily. Source: Travel...

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CLIA celebrates cruise stars

THE cruise industry’s biggest celebration of the year brought together more than 500 people on Sat night to reveal the winners of the Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA) Australasia 17th Annual Cruise Industry Awards. Top achievers from across Australia and New Zealand were honoured in 16 categories in a night of glitz and entertainment, hosted by television presenter Natalie Barr. CLIA chair Steve Odell said the event had become a huge success since its humble beginnings with 150 guests 17 years ago. “This has been another milestone year for the Australian and New Zealand cruise industry,” Odell said. “We’ve...

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ANA showcases menu

ANA – All Nippon Airways showcased its culinary offering last week, with a little help from the carrier’s culinary ambassador, Adam Liaw. At the Sydney Seafood Cooking School, Liaw showed guests how to prepare one of his dishes available on the menu on board ANA flights to Japan. Following the demonstration participants tucked into their dishes, finished with a dessert served in Business class called Asumi’s Cheesecake, a recipe created by Liaw’s wife. The group is pictured above. MEANWHILE, ANA will introduce its wi-fi service free of charge from 01 Apr. The service will allow passengers to access internet...

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Kakadu takes top honours

THE 2017 Qantas Australian Tourism Awards held in Perth’s new Optus Stadium on Fri 23 Feb saw the NT’s Kakadu National Park take out the Major Tourist Attraction prize on the night, beating out Sovereign Hill in Vic and The Royal Botanic Gardens Sydney for the top gong. Kakadu board member and Jawoyn traditional owner Maria Lee accepted the award on behalf of the Kakadu National Park. “We’ve all worked very hard to offer more cultural experiences and events to benefit both the industry and community alike, with events such as A Taste of Kakadu introduced to showcase the...

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