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Month: March 2018

Brochures 26 Mar 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. APT Small Ship Cruising – Croatia 2019APT has released its small scale cruising options in the emerging Croatian market. All trips available are on board the brand new small ship, MV Queen Eleganza. The nine-day Croatian Island Discovery price starts at $6,495 per person twin share and includes a SuperDeal saving...

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Window Seat 26 Mar 18

LUKE Chittock of Perth’s Amity Travel was Travel Daily’s special correspondent on last weekend’s Qantas inaugural flight from WA to London – and made headlines after media on board picked up that he was in seat 1A – where you’d probably expect Alan Joyce to be sitting. Chittock took a punt on when QF would launch the new route, last year booking seat 1A Melbourne-London on 24 Mar. “A few weeks later the seat map changed over to the non-stop Dreamliner flight,” he said. On Channel 7 last night he also maintained the reputation of the travel industry when asked for tips on long-haul flying. Holding a glass of red wine he said “I think you’re supposed to drink lots of water,” adding “but this Shiraz is pretty good too”. Source: Travel...

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Western Australia lauds QF PER/LHR flights

THE West Australian Govt has labelled Perth as the “western gateway to Australia from Europe” following the launch of Qantas’ new non-stop service between the WA capital and London Heathrow (see page 2). “We will do everything we can to make the most of this opportunity to help boost our local tourism industry and create local jobs,” WA Premier Mark McGowan commented. Tourism Minister Paul Papalia said that based on bookings to-date on the new Qantas direct return service indicated that 15% of passengers were stopping in Perth for three or more days, and 7% were staying for over...

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Ovation opens for a big day out in Sydney

ROYAL Caribbean International hosted agents and media to A Big Day Out on its massive cruise ship Ovation of the Seas while it was docked in Sydney on Fri, providing the group with a taste of all the best features passengers can enjoy on board the vessel. Highlights of the tour included taking to the skies in one of its marquee attractions, The North Star, an observation capsule which hoisted the group close to 90 metres in the air, enabling a 360 degree view of the harbour. When safely back on deck, Royal treated visitors to a bite to...

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The Darling GC opened

AROUND 250 guests were on hand last Thu night for the official opening of The Star Gold Coast’s new luxury hotel, The Darling. The Darling Gold Coast is in a tower adjacent to The Star Gold Coast and is the second property to adopt the brand. An infinity-edge pool is located on the 19th floor of the tower. The Star Entertainment Group chairman John O’Neill AO and Queensland Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk – who were on site in Aug 2015 for the ground-breaking ceremony of the 57 all-suite property – declared The Darling, Gold Coast open (pictured). Source: Travel...

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