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World Dream debut

DREAM Cruises’ new ship World Dream arrived at its new homeport of Marina Bay Cruise Centre Singapore last week. More than 800 guests turned up to welcome the 150,695-tonne cruise ship with a special ceremony and a fireworks display. World Dream will sail from Singapore to a number of Southeast Asian ports of call including North Bali, Indonesia and Macleod Island in Myanmar. Dream Cruises has entered into a three-year tripartite partnership with the Singapore Tourism Board and Changi Airport Group which will see over SGD28m invested in promoting Singapore as a key tourism & fly/cruise destination. The post World Dream debut appeared first on Travel Daily. Source: Travel...

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Travel Specials 17 Nov 17

WELCOME to Travel Specials, Travel Daily’s Friday feature. If your firm has released a travel special you’d like to make the industry aware of, send the details to specials@traveldaily.com.au. Trafalgar Tours has extended its $699 return flight deal to Europe. The special can be accessed when travellers book select 2018 Europe and Britain departures before 14 Dec. See www.trafalgar.com. Savings of up to 10% are on offer with AAT Kings’ earlybird deal on select 2018 Australian guided holidays or Inspiring Journeys booked before 27 Nov 2017. The offer is subject to availability. Visit aatkings.com. Insight Vacations is making trips...

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Window Seat 17 Nov 17

THERE was a public transport crisis in Tokyo this week, after one of the city’s normally super-punctual trains left a whole 20 seconds ahead of schedule. The Metropolitan Intercity Railway Company issued a formal apology after one of its Tsukuba Express line trains departed from the Minami Nagareyama Station at 9:43:40 instead of 9.44am on Tue. Management swiftly responded to the crisis, with a statement posted on the firm’s website admitting to the gigantic stuff-up which saw the train leave “roughly 20 seconds earlier than the time indicated on the timetable. “We deeply apologise for the severe inconvenience imposed upon our customers,” the statement continued. Donald Trump’s presidency may have led to concerns in the tourism industry, but one hospitality establishment in Japan is certainly reaping the benefits of his patronage. During his visit to Tokyo last week Trump ate a cheeseburger at Munch’s Burger Shack – and as a result the eatery is being swamped with long lines of visitors wanting to have the same meal as Donald, which is now being promoted as the “President Trump Set”. The post Window Seat 17 Nov 17 appeared first on Travel Daily. Source: Travel...

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Jetstar Adelaide-Hobart

DIRECT Jetstar flights between Adelaide and Hobart took to the air earlier this week, marking the only direct service between the two cities. The thrice weekly flights are capable of carrying up to 55,000 travellers each year and reduce travel times between Adelaide and Hobart by three hours from the previous connection options. Jetstar Group chief commercial officer, Catriona Larritt said with both cities experiencing record tourism numbers, the company expects significant demand for the flights. “Already over 15,000 customers have already purchased low-fares between these two cities.” Adelaide Airport md, Mark Young said the route has been the...

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The Trilogy heads down under

THE Trilogy Group roadshow is underway, with the team meeting with more than 1,000 wholesalers and agent partners on their annual trip this week. The delegation consists of New Zealand’s three central North Island “must do” attractions of Hobbiton Movie Set, Te Puia and Discover Waitomo, along with InterCity Group, Air New Zealand and Hamilton & Waikato Tourism. Across the week the party have visited Brisbane, Gold Coast, Melbourne and last night held an agent event in Sydney. The Trilogy Group has been working together for five years and was borne out of the discovery that visitors were either...

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