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Window Seat 21 Feb 18

THERE’S one in every crowd, particularly if the crowd happens to be American. China is demanding answers from the US after a man attending an “ugly sweater party” allegedly broke off and stole a thumb from a terracotta warrior displayed in a Philadelphia museum. Police say the man had swiped the digit after taking a selfie with the defenceless statue, having accessed a closed section of the museum during a cocktail event. China is demanding the man be “severely punished” for his assault on the A$5.5m exhibit, on loan to the Franklin Institute. Police arrested a Delaware man after viewing security footage. The post Window Seat 21 Feb 18 appeared first on Travel Daily. Source: Travel...

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Visit USA hits Melbourne

THE second stage of Visit USA’s trade Expo saw the event hit the bustle of Melbourne last night, entertaining more than 250 agents who walked the red carpet in search of some iconic American glitz and glamour. Major draw cards for the evening included the awarding of prizes to guests and, of course, the infectious charisma of the event’s host Richard Reid. The roadshow will now push ahead to Sydney tonight to finish off its successful tour of Australia, touting the many charms of the United States to Aussie agents. Travel Counsellors Australia pictured above strike a pose including:...

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Trav Choice welcomes Paula

TRAVELLERS Choice members gathered in Sydney and Canberra last week to give a warm welcome to Paula Moylan, the network’s new bdm for NSW and the ACT (TD 06 Feb). In Sydney, Travellers Choice gm sales Nicola Strudwick officially welcomed Moylan with drinks overlooking Darling Harbour, and in Canberra md Christian Hunter introduced the group’s new recruit with some Barefoot Bowls at The RUC Turner Bowls Club. Pictured at the Canberra event are: Phil Dalley, Aree Hardy & Jan Dalley from Travel Makers, with Travellers Choice md Christian Hunter (right) and Moylan (back). The post Trav Choice welcomes Paula...

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QR receives 1st A350-1000

AIRCRAFT manufacturer Airbus has delivered the world’s first A350-1000 airliner to launch customer Qatar Airways at a delivery event in Toulouse. The aircraft is the first of 37 A350-1000s ordered by QR and is the first ever Airbus fitted with its new Business class Qsuite seats. Qatar Airways chief exec Akbar Al Baker said the aircraft would allow the airline to keep ahead of the curve. QR’s A350-1000 is configured for 327 passengers – 46 in Business & 281 in Economy class. Qatar Airways will debut the aircraft on the Doha-London Heathrow route from 24 Feb on the afternoon...

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Window Seat 20 Feb 18

WHAT do you think the most stolen item would be on a Business Class Virgin flight? Well, we can reveal it’s not the inflatable life jackets, or even the vomit bags – it’s the salt and pepper shakers. To be fair they are pretty cool and shaped just like the Sydney Opera House. Virgin recently revealed the shakers top the list of its most stolen airline gear, prompting the carrier to considering selling the items online. The post Window Seat 20 Feb 18 appeared first on Travel Daily. Source: Travel...

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