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CAPA Insights 25 Aug 17

CAPA Centre for Aviation today offers its latest exclusive infographic, presenting insight from its own data and external sources. The birds are at it again. It seems accidents and incidents are on the rise with the ATSB reporting a 77.7% increase in accidents for Jun-2017 compared to the same month in 2016. Once again animals are the leading cause of these issues, amounting to 33.2% of the total for the month. The CAPA Insights exclusive infographic above focusses on Australia’s Accident and Incident Register for Jun-2017, sourced from the ATSB National Aviation Occurrence Database. The post CAPA Insights 25 Aug 17 appeared first on Travel Daily. Source: Travel...

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Window Seat 25 Aug 17

THE French tourist board in Australia is pulling out the rugby big guns in a bid to attract the 2023 World Cup competition, with France up against South Africa and Ireland. At an event in Sydney this week Atout France’s inimitable leader Patrick Benhamou hosted a band of “rugby friends of France” including legendary “no 5” John Eales and George Gregan, the most capped Wallaby of all time (pictured), to send an unmistakable message to the 38 voters who will select the venue for the tournament – five of whom are from the Australia & Oceania region. Benhamou used the rugby muscle to stress that the existing infrastructure, previous experience and “the touristic lure of our country…will be fantastic assets for selection”. He noted that more than 10,000 Australian fans attended the previous World Cup in France a decade ago. The post Window Seat 25 Aug 17 appeared first on Travel Daily. Source: Travel...

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Corporates hang out in Hawaii

ABOVE: Hawaiian Airlines took this group to the Big Island of Hawaii and Oahu recently, in partnership with Hawaii Tourism, Fairmont Hotels & Resorts and The Leading Hotels of the World. The trip included helicopter tours over some of Hawaii’s volcanoes, cocktails at Volcano House overlooking the crater and Zodiac water adventures with views of dolphins and whales. There was also a hosted dinner at one of Hawaii’s premier restaurants, Chef Chai’s, and a close-up dolphin experience at the Kahala Hotel & Resort. Pictured enjoying cocktails at Honolulu’s iconic Halekulani Hotel are Geoff Pearson, Halekulani Hotel; Danielle Beer, cievents, Joyce Weir, Hawaiian Airlines; Jo Cranston, Maxims Travel; Craig Adamson, The Leading Hotels of the World; Lisa Deaves of Veritas; Marya Eid of BCD Meetings & Events and Linzi Cavender of American Express Global Meetings & Events. The post Corporates hang out in Hawaii appeared first on Travel Daily. Source: Travel...

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Australia rivals the UK

AUSTRALIA is set to overtake the UK as Silversea Cruises’ second largest source market, the cruise line’s ceo Roberto Martinoli told a group of media at an event in Sydney yesterday. In the country on his first trip down under in the role, Martinoli highlighted Australia is “an extremely important market” for the cruise line. “We see that Australians love cruising, they are the deepest intake market in the world and so we are delighted and we are trying to push this even further.” At the event Silversea detailed a new three-year partnership with photographer Steve McCurry, who travels with the cruise line and chronicles the Silversea fleet and destinations. Barbara Muckermann, chief marketing officer confirmed McCurry will visit Australia as part of his tie-up with the company, with his photography likely to highlight the Kimberley as a potential destination. Silversea will bring its new ship, Silver Muse, to Australia for the 2018/19 season (CW 27 Apr), but Muckermann confirmed the line would not be looking at innovations such as submarines or helicopters. “We are about real experiences, the reality is that the Arctic water is so milky that even with a submarine you won’t be able to see much and we are always trying to be very respectful of the environment,” she said. Pictured are: Barbara Muckermann, cmo; Leanne Fonagy, marketing manager Asia Pacific; Roberto Martinoli, ceo; &...

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Window Seat 23 Aug 17

THE streets of Hong Kong can be an assault on the senses, but Cathay Pacific has come up with a way to ensure its passengers come away with a positive recollection no matter what they encounter on the shores of Victoria Harbour. Source: Travel...

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