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Travel Gift Guide

For the travellers out there who like to be prepared and kitted up with the latest accessories, gear and gadgets, then this is the list for you. From tech to travel experiences, here are the best travel gifts and gear to have this year. Accor Plus Traveller and Explorer Membership Treat your friends and family with an Accor Plus Membership. Inclusive of one...

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...

Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras 2021

Australia’s beloved celebration of pride and diversity, the Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras Parade, will become the first internationally significant event to be staged since the spread of COVID-19, taking place on Saturday 6 March, 2021. In order to ensure the safety of parade participants, spectators and the community at large, the 2021 Parade will be held at the...

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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...