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Australian Government scraps life gold pass for MPs; sets up new auditing body. The Australian Government announced (07-Feb-2017) plans to introduce the Parliamentary Entitlements Legislation Amendment…..

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BITRE Nov-2016 statistics show further growth  Australia’s Bureau of Infrastructure, Transport and Regional Economics (BITRE) has reported (06-Feb-2017) the following international traffic highlights to/from Australia in Nov-2016:…..

Airline safety videos – epic productions with a bit of safety thrown in

Airline safety videos used to be boring. Very boring. Wooden flight attendants pointing out how to fasten a seatbelt or explaining where the emergency exits…..

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Qatar Airways commences non-stop services to Auckland Qatar Airways has commenced daily Doha-Auckland services on 06-Feb-2017. The 14,535km, 17 hour and 45 minute route is the…..

Virgin stays in the black but announces fall in quarterly profit

Virgin Australia Holdings Limited (VAH) has announced (03-Feb-2017) an Underlying Profit Before Tax result of AUD45.9 million in Q2 – 2016-2017. The result is down…..

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Virgin Australia announces quarterly profit Virgin Australia Holdings reported (03-Feb-2017) the following operational highlights for the three months ended 31-Dec-2016: Underlying profit before tax: AUD45.9…..

Etihad and Lufthansa jump into bed – but keep their pyjamas on for now

International aviation’s reach is long. Events in Europe and the Middle East can have very important impacts on the far flung countries of the South…..

Uber transforms ground transport

Ride-sharing service Uber has rapidly grown to become the largest provider of ground transport for business travellers in the United States, forcing more organisations to…..

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Enhanced partnership between Qantas and Tourism WA ahead of direct services to London Qantas and Tourism Western Australia announced (01-Feb-2017) they are raising the value…..

Airlines, corporate and travel industry backlash against the Trump executive order; bad for business, bad for travel

Travel groups and airlines have immediately raised significant concerns at the immediate impact of President Trump’s executive order. A weekend survey by leading corporate travel…..

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Survey shows business and corporate travel disrupted by Trump order A survey conducted by the Association of Corporate Travel Executives (ACTE) reports that 20% of…..