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Month: April 2018

Hilton flags growth push

HILTON’S newly appointed vice president Australasia, Heidi Kunkel, will have a significant role in boosting the company’s presence in the region, with aspirations to have a Hilton and Doubletree in each capital city across the country. Kunkel has returned to Australia with Hilton after about a decade overseas with Club Med (TD 13 Feb) and told Travel Daily she was excited at the new challenge. The role covers Australia, New Zealand and the South Pacific including French Polynesia, and a restructure initiated by regional chief Alan Watts will see Kunkel responsible for the total performance of the portfolio, including...

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Amadeus QF booking revamp

QANTAS’ website now features a new online booking process including an interactive “Where can I go?” map, following a major digital redesign undertaken by Amadeus IT Pacific. The project, which was completed last month and has recently gone live, followed the renewal of QF’s contract with Amadeus for the Altea Passenger Service System as well as its content agreement with the GDS, ensuring Amadeus connected travel agencies globally will continue to have access to QF fares, inventory and schedules. The makeover means there is a “tailored search and booking experience for each visitor” to the site, delivering relevant offers...

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Outback Accommodation row

LONGREACH’S Kinnon & Co Outback Accommodation will change hands from tomorrow following a breakdown in talks between the property’s manager and its owners. Kinnon & Co has operated the Queensland property over the past five years and was planning to invest further if it was able to gain support from the owners. “As we don’t own the land, we have recently been negotiating with the owners on an agreement that would have opened the way for our future development vision for the precinct.” “Unfortunately we couldn’t reach a suitable agreement so we have taken the tough decision to relinquish...

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Eclipse in Europe

SCENIC is today highlighting European ocean cruising itineraries for 2019/20 as part of its recently released Scenic Eclipse program. Voyages feature Spain, Portugal, France and the coastlines of the Mediterranean as well as the Baltic nations – see the cover wrap for more details. Source: Travel...

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FJ seeks SYD bdm

FIJI Airways is advertising for a degree-qualified Sydney-based business development manager with at least five years of travel or tourism industry sales and marketing experience – for details see page seven of today’s TD. Source: Travel...

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