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US and German tourism arrivals to New Zealand closing in on major milestones Tourism New Zealand reported (27-Feb-2017) tourism arrivals from Germany and the US are close to reaching new…..

InterContinental Sydney plans AUD200 million renovation as demand in the Sydney accommodation market remains solid.

InterContinental Hotel Group and Mulpha Australia Ltd have recently announced (22-Feb-2017) a proposed major renovation of the InterContinental Sydney hotel which is expected to exceed…..

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Kalgoorlie Airport ‘cheaper option’ than Cunderdin Airport as Perth Airport’s alternative Kalgoorlie Airport was regarded as a “cheaper option” than Cunderdin Airport to become an alternative airport for Perth…..

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CASA launches drone safety app Civil Aviation Safety Authority (CASA) unveiled (23-Feb-2017) a new drone safety app called ‘can I fly there?’ on 23-Feb-2017 to encourage education…..

Qantas unveils its new 787-9 premium economy seat: a high quality sensible upgrade if not that revolutionary.

Qantas has unveiled its new premium economy seat, which will debut on the airline’s fleet of Boeing 787-9 aircraft from Oct-2017. Premium Economy on the 787-9 Dreamliner will…..

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Qantas Airways Group pax numbers up 2% at 26.8m with 81% load factor in H1FY2017 Qantas Airways Group passenger numbers up 2% – traffic highlights for…..

Forecasting growth at Badgerys Creek, the airport that everybody needs and (almost) nobody wants

Sydney’s second airport is notable for being probably the only topic on which there has been multi-party agreement for nearly five decades – that is,…..

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Virgin Australia Velocity Frequent Flyer passes seven million members Virgin Australia reported (21-Feb-2017) its Velocity Frequent Flyer loyalty programme has passed its seven millionth member. Qantas…..

Jetstar wins NZ government travel contract, but will still have to battle Air NZ

Jetstar has been included in New Zealand’s All-of-Government Air Travel Services panel for the first time, and hopes to pick up a slice of the…..

Cathay Pacific to Christchurch: contentious Air New Zealand JV as Cathay seeks greater “agility”

As Cathay Pacific is being forced to undergo a competitive metamorphosis, it is exploring all options. The latest example is an expected announcement of a…..