Travel News
24-05-2010
Travellers flying Tiger Airways are now offered online check-in as part of the low cost carrier’s streamlined services. Tiger Airways’ managing director Shelley Roberts said the introduction of web check-in meant Australians would save on travel time as well as the cost of their ticket. Roberts said web check-in would open up a new market for the airline and the facility complemented Tig...
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11-05-2010
Australia’s famous long distance trains The Ghan and the Indian Pacific will feature on Australia Post’s new stamps entitled ‘Great Australian Railway Journeys’. The 55 cent stamps will be available this month at participating outlets. Great Southern Rail commercial director, Russell Westmoreland, said the move marked a special way to recognise the nation’s great train journeys. ...
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01-05-2010
Travelling with Qantas? Well now you will be able to check-in using your mobile phone. How good is that? Qantas this week launched new technology enabling domestic Mobile Check-in as part of the arline’s “Next Generation Check-in” program. Qantas chief executive, Alan Joyce said the move was a key part of the carrier’s aim to streamline the domestic airport experience for customers. "Ou...
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27-04-2010
Wild Mob, a not for profit organisation, is seeking volunteers for its volunteer holiday programs in Australia. The Brisbane-based organisation works with Australian natural resource managers to identify projects and then coordinates volunteers to take part. A qualified team leader attends each camp and ensures volunteers experience a mix of hands on work and education as well as enough time to ...
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17-04-2010
Sydney’s iconic Captain Cook Cruises will partner one of Australia’s top touring companies, AAT Kings, to offer a new cruise & coach product featuring NSW regional and coastal attractions, following a grant provided by the Department of Resources, Energy and Tourism. The grant will be matched dollar for dollar by the two organisations while they conduct a feasibility project for the scheme ...
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11-04-2010
Western Australian resort, Faraway Bay, is offering two Bush Tucker and Camp Oven Cooking School packages, April 29 – May 2 and August 2- 6, 2010. The four day deal costs from $4450 per person and includes accommodation, air transfers from Kununurra, the cooking school and all activities, as well as meals and beverages. The school will provide guests with a unique opportunity to learn mo...
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25-03-2010
NSW Minister for Tourism Jodi McKay has launched a $296,000 Outback NSW tourism campaign at Lightning Ridge which will promote this fabulous destination and encourage visitors to stay longer. McKay met with local tourism operators, councils and business leaders at the annual CountryLink Outback Tourism Symposium event in Lightning Ridge this week. She said industry events such as this played an ...
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15-03-2010
Online travel company Expedia has discontinued cancellation fees on all flights, accommodation, tour packages and car reservations booked on its website Expedia.com.au Travellers can call the company’s 24 hour call centre and change or cancel their reservations without incurring Expedia fees. Expedia marketing manager, Louise Crompton, said sometimes circumstances could affect travel plans...
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14-03-2010
The IMAX Melbourne has released a great program in time for the Easter holidays, including the following shows: *From Thursday March 25, enter the mythical world of burly Vikings and wild dragons in the new movie “How to Train Your Dragon”. This new animated action comedy is based on the book by Cressida Cowell and tells the story of Hiccup, a Viking teenager who doesn’t exactly fit in wi...
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11-03-2010
Parks Victoria and Conservation Volunteers Australia have joined hands to offer wildlife enthusiasts a unique experience of taking part in a small mammal monitoring project currently underway in Victoria’s Grampians National Park The project is investigating the impact of the severe 2006 Grampians wildfire on local native animals, as well as the success of fox control programs. Over th...
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09-03-2010
The city of Melbourne - including retailers, restaurants, bars and attractions – is expecting it’s newly launched “Marvellous March” calendar of events to attract over 117,000 additional daily visitors to the city. According to industry body Tourism Alliance Victoria, Melbourne is the most lucrative domestic tourism destination in Australia, adding $4.7 billion to the city’s coffers...
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07-03-2010
Belmont, Lake Macquarie, 90 minutes drive north of Sydney, will host Lakefest, featuring plenty of fun events for locals and visitors, March 12-21. Take your bike along the lake for a spin in Loop the Lake, bring your swimsuit for a paddle at Paddlefest compete in the Caves Beachside Resort Ocean Swim at Caves Beach. Lakefest, one of the major events held in Belmont will showcase the best of...
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02-03-2010
Online travel agent ZUJI, Helping Holidays Happen, is offering travellers four reasons to book an Easter getaway in March and they include – no booking fees, no credit card fees, domestic and international flight options and a $20 e-voucher towards accommodation, in conjunction with any flight booked before 31 March 2010. There’s a choice of packages to destinations around the world includi...
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02-03-2010
Need to Escape and Needitnow.com.au have joined hands to launch family holiday deals in each state - available until March 28, 2010. Deals include: Darwin, Northern Territory Two-bedroom apartment at Marrakai Luxury All Suites Darwin and including fully equipped kitchen and laundry. Cost $250 per room, per night, sleeps five. North Melbourne, Victoria Self-catering two-bedroom apartmen...
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02-03-2010
Virgin Blue has named former Qantas executive, John Borghetti the company’s new chief executive officer and managing director, effective May 8, 2010. Virgin chairman Neil Chatfield, said Borghetti was a highly regarded executive with deep aviation experience and insights; proven strategic capabilities and strong marketing credentials. “Nobody knows the market better and he is passionate...
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28-02-2010
The Powerhouse Museum and IMG Fashion have joined hands to mount an exhibition celebrating 15 years of Rosemount Australian Fashion Week. The exhibition, Frock stars: Inside Australian Fashion Week will open at the Powerhouse Museum on 22 April 2010, exploring what happens inside and backstage at this iconic Australian event. It will feature the history, highlights, controversies and achieve...
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28-02-2010
The Hunter Valley Wine Industry Association has launched its line up of regional and Sydney wine and food festivals for 2010. They include: Hunter Uncorked Pyrmont - Sunday 18 April Hosted in Pyrmont Bay Park, the ‘BBQ & Shiraz’ themed festival will be perfect heading into winter months. Featuring 20 wineries and restaurants, live DJs, interactive games with Hunter Valley winemakers and ...
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28-02-2010
South West Coach Lines and Veolia Transport have launched a new line of luxury coaches to complement the existing charter, express and school services. Australia’s newest coaches have started operating ex Perth to the south-west from February. The coaches feature plush Italian leather seats, multi-channel entertainment system and USB re-charge ports for iPods and other electronic devices...
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18-02-2010
Leisure company, Dometic Group, is giving camping enthusiasts a chance to win one of three road trips around Australia. Visitors to the Adelaide Caravan and Camping Show at 11am on February 24, 2010 will be given this great opportunity to join the competition at the WAECO stand in the Wayville Pavilion at stand W18. The prize will include a 13-week expenses-paid road trip plus receive a make-ove...
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17-02-2010
Melbourne’s iconic Hotel Windsor has released an Easter accommodation deal offering a two-night stay in a traditional queen room for $350 between April 2 and April 5. That is equivalent to just $175 per night, and for an extra $70 guests can upgrade to a superior room for both nights. To celebrate Easter, there will be some specially-made chocolate treats in each room and the breakfast buffe...
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15-02-2010
Regional carrier QantasLink today marked its expansion into South Australia with its inaugural flight between Adelaide and Port Lincoln. QantasLink executive manager, Narendra Kumar, said the airline used the 74-seat Q400 aircraft on the route. “We are offering the people of Port Lincoln our premium product, which will not only result in reduced flying time between Port Lincoln and Adelaide co...
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14-02-2010
Greyhound Australia has reduced the price of its Airlie Beach (Queensland) Mini Traveller pass by 15 per cent. The Mini Traveller pass is one of Greyhound Australia’s most popular travel options, offering passengers a 45-day hop-on hop-off bus pass between some of Australia’s most popular tourist destinations. According to the company, it’s a popular option with backpacker travellers....
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15-11-2009
Model Solar Vehicle Challenge – 28-29 November Join 80 teams of students from around Australia and the world as they race their model boats and cars to see who is the ‘fastest under the Sun’. This event encourages young people to explore the potential of solar energy through the construction of working models. Going Places: The Technology of Transport – Starts 12 December Find out h...
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09-11-2009
Greyhound Australia has been named the best transport company by international tourists and young travellers at the annual 2009 Golden Backpack Awards. The company’s chief executive officer Rob Thomas said Greyhound staff should be congratulated. “Forget flying, this award proves what backpackers want is to be able to immerse themselves in the local culture,” he said. “We’ve worked ha...
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07-10-2009
Singapore Airlines has started operating daily services to Melbourne using the super sized aircraft the Airbus 380. The move is expected to add a much needed boost to the state’s visitor arrival numbers. Sydney was the world’s first A-380 destination in October 2007 and the new flights make Australia the only country in the world to have the aircraft operate out of two cities. Accordi...
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