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Hyatt announces plans for first Hyatt Centric hotel in Australia Hyatt Hotels & Resorts announced (10-Jan-2017) that it has entered into a management agreement with…..

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Gold Coast –  expansion of new hotel developments continues Aquis Australia has announced (Hotel Management, 6 -Jan-2017) plans for a new AUD440 million hotel property…..

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Australia’s Bureau of Infrastructure, Transport and Regional Economics (BITRE) reported (04-Jan-2017) reported that international passenger traffic to/from Australia was up 7% to 3.2m in Oct-2016,…..

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British Airways cabin crew members working in ‘mixed fleet’ have announced a 48-hour strike starting Tuesday 10-Jan-2017. Their union, Unite, has stated that the strike…..

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Tourism and Transport Forum (TTF) Australia announced (04-Jan-2017) that nearly 70% of Australians will be taking a break over the summer months with 30% travelling during…..

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Virgin Australia announced (03-Jan-2017) a change to its board, now comprising 12 members. The changes came after former Virgin Group representative, CFO J P Moorhead, left…..

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Jetstar Airways plans to suspend Melbourne-Wellington service citing a lack of customer demand (radionz.co.nz/Stuff.co.nz, 30-Dec-2016). The carrier will suspend the four times weekly service from…..

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AccorHotels announced in late December that it has successfully reached an agreement with a wholly-owned subsidiary of the Abu Dhabi Investment Authority (“ADIA”) to restructure a…..

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Tourism Research Australia (TRA) stated (21-Dec-2016) international visitors spent an average of AUD4361 (USD3129) per trip in 2015-16, a 1.9% year-on-year increase. Domestic travellers spent AUD347…..

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Tourism Australia MD John O’Sullivan reported (21-Dec-2016) international airline seats into Australia are growing and it is of “particular significance” that Australia has announced an…..