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DoubleTree by Hilton Waterfront Perth opens soon

Located right on the Swan River waterfront, within Elizabeth Quay, where breathtaking panoramic river views with a beautiful city skyline in the norm, the new DoubleTree by Hilton Perth Waterfront is preparing to open on 15 December in time for the festive season. With 24-hour reception and guest assistance, 229 contemporary and stylish rooms, each with a spectacular...

Great summer getaways in our own backyard

Getaway, Australia’s longest-running travel program, will continue to transport viewers across the country and the world with its summer series, Great Getaways, coming to Nine and 9Now from Thursday, December 3, at 7.30 pm. Great Getaways will embrace the delights of exploring Australia’s own backyard as well as revisiting a fabulous selection of inspirational...

Harbour Master is the new Rottnest Island ferry

Perth, the capital of Western Australia has an island just 18 kilometres offshore.  Called Rottnest Island, because the first Dutch explorers mistook the island’s small marsupial, the quokka, for a rat, Rotto, as it is colloquially known, is a favourite holiday island for both locals and visitors alike. Most people catch a ferry to reach Rotto, and the island is...

Gulf Travel Show So Real

The Gulf Travel Show was held in Dubai on the 23rd and 24th of November, with great success. Normally these type events gather together hundreds of exhibitors, buyers and media, and the Gulf Travel Show did create a lot of interest, with many people visiting online. San Jeet, the Founder and CEO of DDP Publications organised the event.  I asked him the...

Qantas partnership with Accor adds more rewards

In a first of its kind partnership between an airline and hospitality group in the Asia Pacific region, Qantas and Accor have joined forces so mutual members of their loyalty programs are rewarded when launched in mid-2021. Travellers will now be rewarded at every stage of their travel journey giving eligible members of both programs the opportunity to boost their...

Pets On Board the Mary Valley Rattler

Queensland’s famed Mary Valley Rattler steam train has gone out of its way to make access available to everyone, and is now extending the commitment further by introducing a new ‘Pets On Board’ service, allowing passengers to share the experience with their favourite four-legged friend. One of the first fury friend on board was Bear, an Australian Koolie. Bear is...

Stay salty this Melbourne Cup Day

Melbourne Cup, the iconic horse race, first run in 1861, that literally stops the nation, has run each year in front of crowds of over 100,000, but 2020 will be an historic day, due to Covid19, keeping crowds away from Flemington and race tracks for the first time. Traditionally Australians across the globe stop to watch the race, wherever they are but this year Salt...

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Tasmania welcomes back Australian travellers

Tasmania has eased border restrictions, allowing residents from Queensland, the Australian Capital Territory, South Australia, Western Australia and the Northern Territory to travel to the state. The Tasmanian Government continues to monitor the situation in New South Wales, with the hope that border restrictions may ease early November. Tourism Tasmania CEO, John...

Sunshine Coast shows why it’s ‘For Real’

Queensland’s Sunshine Coast is showcasing its renowned natural attributes in a new destination marketing campaign called ‘For Real’. For Real is all about the real experiences, real culture, real people and real nature that makes the Sunshine Coast unique. The campaign takes on a new relevance following the pandemic, with extensive research highlighting travellers’...

Koh Samui tourism recovery campaign aims to #RediscoverSamui

Skål Koh Samui has launched its own tourism recovery initiative to lure tourists back to the island with its #RediscoverSamui campaign, featuring a brand-new video, media and social media programme. The #RediscoverSamui – and prepare to fall in love is boosted by a new video which contains never-been-seen-before footage of the best experiences the island has to...