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Mantra’s capital presence

MANTRA Group yesterday unveiled its brand new Mantra MacArthur Hotel on Canberra’s Northbourne Ave. The new property was realised through a $19m retrofit of a former office tower. Federal Minister for Trade, Tourism and Investment Steven Ciobo was on hand to cut the ribbon to the 176-room hotel, which arrives as part of a push from the city to inject greater renewal and vibrancy into some of its ageing infrastructure. “New hotels in key precincts play a critical role in promoting a vibrant visitor economy while meeting the needs of growing visitor numbers to Canberra, said Mantra Group chief...

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Back-Roads to Ireland

BACK-ROADS Touring Co recently hosted eight travel agents on a famil to Southern Ireland in conjunction with Qatar Airways & Express Travel Group. Highlights from the Emerald Isle included the Ring of Kerry, the Cliffs of Moher and the Jameson Distillery in Midleton. Pictured from left are: Andrew Sullivan, The Don’t Forget Travel Group; Lorraine Stone, The Travel Planner; Daniel James, Express Travel Group; Maria Neil, Airport Travel Centre; Lauren York, RAA Travel West Lakes; Amanda Nikitas, Italktravel Mitcham; Kerry Harrison, Inflight Travel; Teresa Goreham, YourWorld@Glenelg; Marysia Hock, Contal Travel; and Michelle Houston, Back-Roads. The post Back-Roads to Ireland...

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Emirates campaign

EMIRATES has launched a new US$15 million global campaign to “inspire travel” across its network of global destinations as well as the airline’s Dubai hub. The ‘World of Good Times’ ad features the song Don’t Stop Me Now by UK band Queen, which has been said to be the most uplifting tune on the charts in the last 50 years – see it at The post Emirates campaign appeared first on Travel Daily. Source: Travel...

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Iririki special offer

IRIRIKI Island Resort & Spa in Vanuatu has launched a limited time mate’s rate of $750ppts for five nights including daily breakfast, two dinners per person, two spa treatments per person and other inclusions. For details see the last page. The post Iririki special offer appeared first on Travel Daily. Source: Travel...

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Window Seat 16 Oct 17

THE “world’s most useless airport” has finally welcomed its first commercial flight, 80 years after it was first mooted. The tiny British colony of St Helena in the South Atlantic has been reliant on shipping throughout its history, but on Sat welcomed its debut air service from Johannesburg, prompting emotional responses from locals, Reuters reports. Initial plans for an airport were dashed by the breeding habits of an endangered species of plover, forcing a plan B that involved filling a valley with 8 million cubic metres of rock. The 285 million price tag – along with a series of setbacks and delays – led to the “world’s most useless” tag from the British press. The post Window Seat 16 Oct 17 appeared first on Travel Daily. Source: Travel...

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