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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…..

LCCs out to attract business travellers. Part 1: How Qantas, Virgin and Air New Zealand have evolved

In a series of three articles, the Blue Swan Daily examines the increasing use of low cost carriers by corporate travellers and travel management companies……

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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…..

Ministerial travel again under scrutiny

Ministerial travel entitlements have again come under public scrutiny: Health Minister Sussan Ley has faced calls to resign when it was revealed she had bought…..

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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,…..

Technology advancements top the list of what passengers want in 2017

As we move into another year of travel, IATA’s 2016 Global Passenger Survey reveals that passengers are, more than ever, looking towards technology to make…..

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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…..

2017 set to become the ‘Chinese Year of the Tourist’

According to the Chinese zodiac calendar, 2017 is the Year of the Rooster. But with promises of grand concerts promoting China’s finest musicians and food…..

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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…..

‘Higher’ tech hotels – what travellers can expect next

Hotel technology is evolving at an electric speed. Whereas 10 years ago a flat screen TV and perhaps in-room (non wireless) internet were considered the…..