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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…..

A new bird takes flight: The Blue Swan Daily

CAPA’s new Blue Swan Daily lifts off on its proving flights today. Full scheduled services will begin in the new year, but 23-Dec-2016 is its…..

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Tourism New Zealand reported (22-Dec-2016) international visitor arrivals for the year ending Nov-2016 rose 11.7% year-on-year. The 2016 spring shoulder season growth was strong with a…..

Badgerys Creek: The airport everyone needs and nobody wants

Western Sydney Airport (The airport of dreams) is currently planned to become operational in 10 years’ time. That is sufficiently long to be beyond political…..

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Tourism New Zealand announced (20-Dec-2016) the appointment of Stephen England-Hall to the position of Chief Executive at Tourism New Zealand. Mr England-Hall will commence in…..

Lufthansa and Etihad – Perhaps a tipping point in global alliances

Although it happened on the other side of the world, the potential change this weekend’s partnering agreement between Lufthansa and Etihad will have for Australia…..

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Qantas launched (16-Dec-2016) Melbourne-Tokyo Narita service. The new daily service is being launched in response to strong demand, with travel between Japan and Australia increasing…..