first_imgGreyhound Australia has announced it will reintroduce its GX491 service from Dalby via Toowoomba, with connecting options through to Brisbane from 29 April.Since the service was suspended in early March this year due to driver illness, Greyhound said it has received “enormous” community support to reintroduce the route.Although resuming the service today, Greyhound general manager sales Kevin Lyons said the company would monitor passenger numbers over the next three months to determine “if the service remains viable”.The daily GX491 service departs Dalby at 7.30am and returns from Toowoomba at 4.00pm.Source = e-Travel Blackboard: NJ Reintroducing Dalby via Toowoomba.last_img read more

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first_imgThe Australian Federal Court has ordered Flight Centre to pay AUD $11m in fines for persuading three airlines to enter price fixing arrangements within 45 days. Source = ETB News: Tom Neale In handing down his judgement, Justice John Logan said that Flight Centre must not work with any airline to create price fixing arrangements. Justice Logan also judged that Flight Centre had threatened to withdraw from selling Singapore Airlines tickets unless the carrier paid a distribution margin, which he described as deliberately uncompetitive. The ACCC has previously said that Flight Centre broke the law six times between 2005 and 2009. Flight Centre managing director Graham Turner said that the decision will not change the strategic direction of the company.center_img “Last year’s test case outcome was disappointing, but has not created a need for fundamental changes within our business, as any such changes that would have been required as a result of the judgment were made several years ago,” Mr Turner said. The decision follows the Federal Court’s decision last December to up hold the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission’s (ACCC) case that Flight Centre had induced Singapore Airlines, Emirates and Malaysia Airlines to stop undercutting flight offers sold by the agency. Flight Centre will appeal the judgement and may also appeal the fines.  The company has also been found to have flouted the Trade Practices Act five times.last_img read more

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first_imgA landmark study of the value of cruising has revealed that cruise passengers spend an average of $371 a day in Australian ports, helping push the cruise industry’s total economic contribution in Australia to an impressive $3.2 billion last year.Topping the list of big spenders are international passengers who ring up an average $756 a day on accommodation, shopping, dining and transport before they board their ship.The report was prepared for CLIA Australasia by Business Research & Economic Advisors (BREA), and it used a global methodology adopted for economic impact statements on cruise tourism in the US, UK and Europe.Australian cruisers also like to splurge, spending an average $450 a day before they board their ship as well as $156 a day in ports they visit during their cruise.With cruise passengers spending more than $700 million across Australia last year, the study found Sydney, Fremantle and Melbourne topped the list in terms of highest daily spend for international passengers pre-cruise.According to the new study, the cruise industry’s economic output in Australia in 2013 reached a massive AUD$3.2 billion, with direct expenditure by passengers, crew and cruise lines accounting for AUD$1.72 billion of this figure.The study found that cruise companies’ four biggest operating expenses were fuel, food and beverages, travel agent commissions and port charges with agent commissions totaling AUD$121 million in 2013.CLIA Australasia chairman Gavin Smith said that the report is a landmark study which clearly captures the far-reaching benefits of a growing cruise industry.“This is the first independent report to draw on cruise line data and passenger surveys to show us how much cruise lines, passengers and crew spend across the country,” Mr Smith said.Source = ETB Travel News: Lewis Wisemanlast_img read more

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first_imgVietnam Airlines Boeing 787-9 DreamlinerVietnam Airlines to fly 787 Dreamliner on Australian routesVietnam Airlines is proud to announce that from 1 December 2016,  the latest Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner will be introduced on both Australian routes (Melbourne and Sydney).The Dreamliner will depart Ho Chi Minh City to Sydney and Melbourne and both will make their maiden journey from Australia to Ho Chi Minh City on 2 December.The Dreamliner will fly daily to Sydney and Melbourne with 3 classes of service (Business, Economy Deluxe and Economy).The business cabin consists of 27 fully-flat seats in a 1-2-1 configuration, with premium economy serving 35 passengers with a 2-3-2 configuration and 221 seats in economy of 3-3-3 configuration. Flights are now loaded in the GDS.This special announcement means that Vietnam Airlines passengers will be able to connect right through to Paris, London and Frankfurt flying on either a Boeing 787 Dreamliner or Airbus A350.The Dreamliner has many enhanced features including Wifi, socket and in-seat USB port, lower cabin pressure and optimal humidity, touch screen and a wider range of entertainment along with many other features. Fly Vietnam AirlinesSource = Vietnam Airlineslast_img read more

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first_imgSource = Korean Air Korean Air takes delivery of first DreamlinerKorean Air takes delivery of first DreamlinerKorean Air today celebrated the delivery of its first 787-9 Dreamliner at a ceremony held at the aircraft manufacturer Boeing’s South Carolina assembly site. Korean Air will be the first Korean carrier to operate the Dreamliner in South Korea.The airline is scheduled to launch domestic flights between Seoul’s Gimpo Airport and JeJu for a month as part of the required certification period, before launching long-haul international routes from Seoul’s Incheon Airport to Toronto, Madrid, and Zurich later this year. “The 787 Dreamliner will be a key member of Korean Air‘s fleet as we continue to introduce next-generation airplanes to our customers” said Walter Cho, president of Korean Air. “The aircraft is fuel efficient, quiet, has lower operating costs and it’s spacious and very elegant.  The cabin features are impressive and will ensure maximum comfort for Korean Air’s passengers.”Korean Air is scheduled to introduce five 787-9 Dreamliners to its fleet this year, with another five joining the fleet by 2019.“This milestone delivery adds yet another chapter in our long and successful relationship with Korean Air,” said Rick Anderson, vice president of Northeast Asia Sales, Boeing Commercial Airplanes. “Korean Air continues to demonstrate its leadership in the global commercial airline industry and we are confident that the market-leading efficiency and comfort of the 787-9 Dreamliner will build onto their long-term success for many years to come.”The Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner is an integration of cutting-edge technology developed by Boeing utilizing its accumulated production knowhow. The 787-9 is well known for being an eco-friendly aircraft with 20 percent less fuel use and 20 percent fewer emissions than the airplanes they replace. The ultra-light, fuel-efficient aircraft is made of composite material; it also has higher cabin humidity, wider windows and a higher ceiling, which altogether create a more comfortable atmosphere for passengers.Its wing design is also particular utilizing raked wingtips to increase aerodynamics leading to fuel efficiency. The engine is also designed to be eco-friendly by adapting a new technology for cowl which is used to cover the engine. This significantly decreases the noise from engine slipstream, which brings greater comfort for the passengers. Another notable technology for the Dreamliner is that whenever the plane encounters turbulence, it has automatic system to detect such change in atmosphere and to adjust flight status to reduce sudden cabin movement.A remarkable fact is that Korean Air’s Aerospace Division is a Boeing partner on the 787 program, suppling the aircraft components for the model. The carrier’s Aerospace Division has been manufacturing six core parts, such as raked wing tips, after bodies and flap support fairing, for Boeing 787 since 2006. Korean Air is also the partner on the 747-8 programs and one of two suppliers producing the new 737 MAX Advanced Technology Winglet.last_img read more

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first_imgStar Alliance takes Best Alliance title at Skytrax World Airline AwardsIn its 20th Anniversary year, Star Alliance has claimed the Best Airline Alliance title at the Skytrax World Airline Awards for the second year running. The Alliance’s prestigious Los Angeles Lounge also received the Best Airline Alliance Lounge Award for the third year in row.Accepting the award at the Paris – Le Bourget Air Show, Jeffrey Goh, CEO Star Alliance said: “This is an important accolade to receive in our 20th Anniversary year. It once again shows that our investment into a modern IT infrastructure is paying off, enabling the more than 440,000 member airline employees to provide customers with an even better Alliance travel experience. Our IT hubs are the foundation which will allow us to use digital technology to offer a more individual and a better Alliance travel experience going forward.”Star Alliance was the first airline alliance to receive the Best Alliance Award from Skytrax when the category was first introduced in 2005 and has since held the award eight times.The World Airline Awards are managed by international air transport rating organisation, Skytrax Research of London, UK. The latest survey was conducted between August 2016 and May 2017, attracting 19.87 million eligible entries with participants from 105 nationalities. The survey covered over 325 airlines, from largest international airlines to smaller domestic carriers, measuring quality standards for 41 Key Performance Indicators across front-line product and service factors in the airport and on-board environments.Complementing the Alliance awards, 13 Star Alliance member carriers received distinctions in 26 individual categories, with four achieving top 10 rankings in the Top Airline Category: Singapore Airlines (2), ANA (3), EVA (6) and Lufthansa (7). Star AllianceSource = Star Alliancelast_img read more

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first_imgTTF New Delhi is a good platform for travel agents and hoteliers where they meet each other and share appointments. We have been participating since 10 years. TTF is a good platform for domestic people. Business is good and the venue is better than the last year.last_img

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first_imgThe Uganda Tourism Police has since grown in size as the Commandant of the Tourism Police, ACP Wilson Omoding, has confirmed that a further 400 officers and 4 officer cadets were added to the force. The force received several months of intensive specialised training in a range of topics which reflects on the special needs of tourism protection and ranges from client relations to field tactics.The overall number now stands at over 1,000 such dedicated police officers who are based at safari lodges, tented camps, key hotels in Kampala and upcountry, and major tourism attractions across Uganda.Assistant Commissioner of Police Omoding just returned from a field trip to the southwest of Uganda where he inspected the deployment of some of his officers in Kisoro and Kabale, both springboards to the two gorilla national parks Mgahinga and Bwindi.This added reassurance for foreign visitors was further enhanced when the Executive Director of the Uganda Wildlife Authority, Dr Andrew Seguya, confirmed that the present low-season promotion on gorilla tracking permits was to be extended until December of this year. The scheme, launched three years ago, has proved to be a key driver in selling permits during the low season period, raising permit sales by nearly 40% during the time in question.last_img read more

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first_imgCongratulations to both TravHQ and OTM for creating this platform (#StartupKnockDown). Travel industry is trying to fulfil not just the needs but the dreams of the travellers and with new start-ups trying to revolutionise the whole landscape, this is a brilliant platform for them to present their ideas and get maximum attention and attraction of the entire industry. I laude the organisers of OTM for creating such a fantastic platform, which I think is a one stop shop for a travel operator of any kind.last_img read more

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first_imgMore than 95% PLF in economy classAs per the DGCA monthly report, Vistara recorded its highest-ever Passenger Load Factor (PLF) of 91.2% in the month of February 2018, with more than 95% occupancy in its Economy class during the month, after having topped the list among full-service carriers (FSCs) several times over the last one year.Additionally, Vistara also registered the highest on-time performance of 73.8% in the month among FSCs. The airline registered only 0.1 complaints per 10,000 per 10,000 passengers, the lowest of all major Indian airlines. The airline’s cancellation rate also constantly remained to be one of the lowest in the industry at 0.15%, and it had zero denied boardings in the month.Sanjiv Kapoor, Chief Strategy and Commercial Officer, Vistara, said, “We are gratified by our performance in February 2018. We have hit the sweet spot of high loads with zero denied boardings, a difficult and creditable achievement indeed while maintaining our record of having some of the lowest cancellation and customer complaint rates in the industry globally. We have also once again achieved the best on-time performance amongst full-service carriers, despite having a large proportion of our operations from Delhi and Mumbai, two of the most congested airports in the country. None of this would be possible without the unwavering passion and commitment of our 1,900 staff, who continue to raise the bar each day.”In another development, this full-service carrier was awarded ‘Most Passenger Friendly Airline’ at Wings India 2018, jointly organised by the Ministry of Civil Aviation, Government of India, Airports Authority of India and Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FICCI).On the same day, Vistara also bagged another coveted award for ‘Best Airline – Service Standards’ (in the Domestic category) by Pacific Area Travel Writers Association (PATWA) at ITB Berlin.last_img read more

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first_imgJapan National Tourism Organization (JNTO) is aiming at increasing Indian tourist inflow into Japan. In order to meet their goals, JNTO through its associate K&L Communications India has appointed Blue Square Consultants to enhance the trade and media outreach for Destination Japan in India.Addressing the occasion, Kenichi Takano, Executive Director, Japan National Tourism Organization, Delhi office, expressed, “India has been an important source market for us owing to the emergent disposable income groups and changing lifestyles. We have recorded a growth of 14.7% amounting to 154,029 Indian tourist arrivals in 2018, and we are expecting the market to perform even better in the forthcoming years. Banking on the favourable dynamics, we are keen on augmenting our targets by a higher margin through strategic positioning of Japan in key metro cities.”He further added, “We are confident that Blue Square Consultants will help us in reaching out to the right stakeholders with innovative channels of communication. Through this association, we hope to bring out the best of what Japan has to offer and weave a unique experience for aspiring Indian travellers.”Lubaina Sheerazi, COO, Blue Square Consultants quoted, “We are elated to be appointed as the representative of JNTO in India. The tourism industry is undergoing an exponential shift wherein new age platforms are acting as catalysts to influence the next generation travellers. It is a privilege to represent a technologically advanced yet culturally rich country like Japan. We look forward to bringing out the best of the destination through our gamut of services and achieve fruitful results for JNTO.”Alongside reaching out to the target market through various mediums, Blue Square Consultants will educate the trade and media partners to identify the diverse attractions and prefectures through exclusive educational and promotional programmes.last_img read more

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first_imgGDP Hits Speed Bump in Q4 with Annualized 2.6% Growth Bureau of Economic Analysis Federal Reserve GDP 2015-01-30 Tory Barringer in Daily Dose, Data, Government, Headlines, News Sharecenter_img U.S. economic growth pumped the brakes in 2014’s final months, falling off by nearly half compared to the quarter prior, according to a government estimate.In a first-look report, the Bureau of Economic Analysis (BEA) reported that gross domestic product (GDP) expanded at an annualized rate of 2.6 percent in 2014’s fourth quarter, sharply down from 5.0 percent growth in the third quarter.Economists had projected an annualized increase of 3.2 percent.According to BEA, the slowdown mostly came from a rise in imports coupled with a decline in exports, a downturn in government spending, and decelerations in nonresidential fixed investment.Those weaknesses were offset by an upturn in private inventory investment and a pickup in consumer spending as falling gas prices left Americans with more discretionary income. The government estimated that consumer spending—a major portion of U.S. economic activity—increased at a rate of 4.3 percent in Q4 compared to 3.2 percent the months prior.Residential fixed investment, a partial measure of housing’s contribution to the economy, also grew at a faster pace, advancing 4.1 percent compared to an increase of 3.2 percent in Q3.The latest government update comes days after Federal Reserve officials released their January policy statement. In their announcement, policymakers described economic growth as “solid,” though a drop in inflation reinforced their view that they can remain “patient” in normalizing monetary policy.For the entire year, BEA estimates GDP rose 2.4 percent from 2013, a slight acceleration over the previous year’s growth rate as a first-quarter decline dragged the yearly average down.The bureau said the improvement reflected an acceleration in nonresidential fixed investment, a smaller drop in federal government spending than in 2013, and gains in private inventory investment, consumer spending, and state and local government spending.BEA’s second Q4 estimate, which will include additional measures, is set for release February 27. January 30, 2015 611 Views last_img read more

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first_img April 16, 2015 496 Views Share in Daily Dose, Government, Headlines, News Tuesday’s passage of proposed amendments to the Dodd-Frank Act in the House has reheated the debate over whether the changes really serve lower-income Americans who purchase manufactured homes or opens them up to predatory lenders on a large scale.The Preserving Access to Manufactured Housing Act , introduced by Rep. Stephen Fincher (R-Tennessee), passed a House vote Tuesday 263-162, mostly along party lines. While Republicans praised the measure‒‒which seeks to lessen the chances of mobile home purchases becoming “high cost” transactions for strapped buyers‒‒Democrats said the language of the bill would create opportunities for predatory lending that would redirect and amplify what lower-income buyers would have to face.Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) lauded the bill and its passage, taking care to emphasize that it was a bipartisan measure‒‒indeed, the bill has three Democrat co-sponsors: Reps. Terri Sewell of Alabama and Kyrsten Sinema and Ann Kirkpatrick of Arizona‒‒but also referred to it as “part of House Republicans’ continued focus on the American people’s priorities.”Rep. Tom Graves (R-Georgia) said the Fincher bill “will preserve home ownership options and reduce unnecessary barriers put in place by Washington liberals that make it harder for some families to qualify for a mortgage.”  Rep. Jeb Hensarling (R-Texas), a longtime critic of financial reforms in the wake of the Wall Street collapse, said the bill will give “a competitive, transparent, innovative capital market” option for all buyers of mobile homes, regardless of income.Opposition was strongest from Rep. Maxine Waters (D-California), the ranking member of the House Financial Services Committee and an early supporter of the Fincher bill. Waters said the measure would not ease mortgage burdens for lower-income buyers, but would instead “allow an incredibly profitable industry to make even more money by charging exorbitant interest rates and fees to low-income borrowers.” President Obama has threatened to veto the bill if it passes in the Senate.Outside Capitol Hill, left-leaning advocacy groups such as the Center for American Progress and  the Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights say the measure is a bad visit to the past. “By gutting important protections contained in the Dodd-Frank Act, House Republicans seem intent on turning back the clock to the height of the housing crisis, when predatory lending was the norm,” said  Julia Gordon, senior director of housing and consumer finance at the Center for American Progress.  She said such legislation will do “serious harm to the mortgage market by opening the door to the type of high-cost and unsustainable lending that caused the foreclosure crisis, without doing anything to increase access to high-quality mortgage credit.”Wade Henderson, president & CEO of the Leadership Conference, and EVP Nancy Zirkin wrote in a letter to the House that the Fincher bill would “raise the interest-rate and points-and-fees thresholds for mobile home lending under the Home Ownership and Equity Protection Act (HOEPA), which protects consumers from abusive terms in especially high-cost mortgages.”Not all on the left foresee doom, of course. Sewell, who said that manufactured housing makes up 14 percent of her state’s inventory, said that consumers will continue to have “a wide range of mortgage protections,” including the Qualified Mortgage Standards “Ability to Repay” requirement, the prohibition against steering a consumer toward a predatory loan, loan term disclosures, and the prohibition on mandatory arbitration.“Without this bill, working families and retirees with limited credit or fixed incomes will be forced into more expensive housing options,” she said.center_img Dodd-Frank Manufactured Housing Stephen Fincher U.S. House of Representatives 2015-04-16 Scott_Morgan Manufactured Homes Bill Stirs Strong Emotions in Washingtonlast_img read more

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first_img Since hitting a post-crisis peak annual pace of 5.79 million in June 2016, existing-home sales have not fared so well.Existing-home sales cooled off in August, dropping by nearly a full percentage point down to an annual rate of 5.33 million amid rising prices and declining inventory. And if forecasts turn out to be accurate, things might not get better for existing-home sales in the near term.The latest Nowcast from Ten-X suggests that existing-home sales will take another step backward, predicting they will fall in the 5.1 million to 5.44 million range with a target rate of 5.27 million. If this forecast comes true, this would be a 1.2 percent decline from the National Association of Realtors’ August figures and a 4.5 percent decline from Ten-X’s Nowcast from a year ago.Demand for residential homes has remained strong even though there has not been much to choose from. NAR reported that total housing inventory in August was 10 percent lower than the same time last year, with approximately 2.04 million units for sale.“The ongoing inventory shortage is putting a strain on sales growth, particularly as the resulting price gains erode affordability, but demand for housing remains elevated nonetheless,” Ten-X stated. “The labor market is adding jobs at a solid clip, unemployment is hovering at a low level, wage growth persists, and historically low mortgage rates are enticing homebuyers; all conditions that remain supportive of the housing market. Though foreign buying activity has cooled following economic uncertainty abroad, increased regulation, and contention with the strong dollar, US home sales have held at a high level to date.”While job growth has been solid throughout most of the year, it has not translated to greater home sales as of yet, according to NAR.“Healthy labor markets in most the country should be creating a sustained demand for home purchases,” NAR Chief Economist Lawrence Yun said. “However, there’s no question that after peaking in June, sales in a majority of the country have inched backwards because inventory isn’t picking up to tame price growth and replace what’s being quickly sold.”The low inventory may hold back home sales for the near term, but Ten-X believes that price appreciation will result in homeowners wanting to sell, which will create an uptick in inventory. Ten-X is forecasting a range of $227,300 to $251,200 for September’s median existing-home price, with a target of $239,268. This would be a year-over-year increase of nearly 8 percent from NAR’s figure and 5.1 percent from last year’s Nowcast. The August 2016 median existing-home sales price was $240,200, marking the 54th consecutive month of year-over-year home price appreciation.The decline of existing-home sales “could stimulate new home sales a bit, since one of the primary reasons for the dip in existing home sales appears to be the severe lack of inventory,” Ten-X Chief Marketing Office Rick Sharga said. “People who might normally have purchased an existing home may simply decide to look for a new home instead. Of course, new home inventory is still lower than average as well, but is at least trending in the right direction. Similarly, assuming that we see increased levels of household formation, we’re likely to see a corresponding increase in the number of renters—in both apartments and single family homes. If existing home sales continue to decline, mortgage originators will certainly suffer, as will the professional service providers who are typically involved in some aspect of the transaction—appraisers, realtors, inspectors, etc. A continuing decline in existing home sales could have an impact on the overall economy. The housing market’s gradual return to health has definitely been one of the bright spots in what has been an otherwise tepid economic recovery. If housing takes a turn for the worse, it may become a drag on economic growth.” in Daily Dose, Data, Featured, News Existing-Home Sales Home Price Appreciation 2016-09-30 Seth Welborn Sharecenter_img Existing-Home Sales Outlook is Not So Pretty September 30, 2016 533 Views last_img read more

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first_imgA recent famil, hosted by Contours Travel, and supported by LATAM flights, saw eight Australian agents embark on an in-depth 15-day famil to Peru, showcasing Lima, Machu Picchu, Sacred Valley, Cuzco, Lake Titicaca, Arequipa, Colca Canyon and the Amazon region.@Machu PicchuPictured at Machu Picchu are:Back L-R: Sian Pritchard from Blackrock Travel, Kyran Bottomley from Phil Hoffman Travel, Brett Ambrose from Contours Travel, Sianne Yensch from Our Vacation Centre, Cheryl Beattie from Castle Hill Travel and Tanya Kellen from MTA Travel.Front L-R: Jennifer Mikkelsen from Travel Counsellors, Lisa Wells from Brighton Travelworld and Catherine McHenry from Wow Travel.Top image: Some of the group having an adventure on the Tambopata River in Peru. FamilsPerulast_img read more

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first_imgaustraliahotelspreferred partnersSofitel Sydney Darling HarbourSydneyVirtuoso Sofitel Sydney Darling Harbour has been accepted into Virtuoso’s exclusive portfolio of luxury travel partners.“Virtuoso’s acceptance process is incredibly selective, so becoming a preferred partner a short 18 months after our grand opening is a true honour,” said Greg Brady, gm for Sofitel Sydney Darling Harbour. “The reputation Virtuoso member advisors have for outstanding dedication to their clients is a perfect fit with our own approach to modern luxury service. Now that we’re part of this renowned network, we look forward to offering Virtuoso advisors and their clients special amenities, values and French-inspired, quintessentially Australian experiences that surpass their expectations.”Accor’s Chief Operating Officer for the Pacific, Simon McGrath, said, “We are incredibly proud of Sofitel Sydney Darling Harbour’s achievements since opening as Sydney’s newest luxury hotel in over 15 years. As the first Accor property in the Pacific region to be invited to join the prestigious Virtuoso Hotels & Resorts portfolio, it is an exceptional credit to Greg and his team and true recognition of Sofitel’s French luxury service for which the brand is globally renowned. We also congratulate owners, the Schwartz Family Company for their vision and investment in such a landmark, flagship luxury hotel for the region.”Virtuoso’s Asia-Pacific Marketing & Commercial Partnership Manager, Adrian Clarke welcomed Sofitel Sydney Darling Harbour to the Virtuoso fold.“Australia is one of the world’s most popular luxury destinations and Virtuoso has seen a 23 percent increase in visitor numbers heading here in the past two years alone,” Mr Clarke says.“Sofitel Darling Harbour will bring a level of luxury to our Australian offering, which we know our high net worth clients from across the globe are looking for.”last_img read more

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first_imgThe lounge service is offered in partnership with Plaza Premium Lounge and includes up to three hours of lounge access, complimentary food, alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages and shower facilities. The lounge is open from 5am until midnight and is located in the Departures (Level 4) area of Brisbane International Airport, between Gate 81 and 82. AirAsia Regional Commercial Head Matana Thienthong said, “AirAsia is already known for its fantastic fares and award-winning service. Today, we are taking that up a notch with the introduction of our ‘Red Carpet Service’, a typical premium perk which includes priority check-in and baggage, exclusive lounge access and boarding privileges.”AirAsia also offers ‘Red Carpet Service’ at Don Mueang International Airport in Bangkok AirAsia’s new Red Carpet Service, for guests travelling from Brisbane International Airport, includes, a dedicated check-in area, priority baggage delivery, complimentary lounge access and express boarding. The service is available for pre-booking at airasia.com for just AUD$75. Children under the age of two are able to access the lounge free of charge when travelling with a full paying adult (limit of two children per adult). Guests may also purchase ‘Red Carpet Service’ at check-in for just AUD$85. AirAsiaairlinesairportsBangkokBrisbaneRed Carpet Servicelast_img read more

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first_img Comments   Share   Nevada officials reach out to D-backs on potential relocation Top Stories Football is back!!!! Player Reps approved!!less than a minute ago via Twittelator Favorite Retweet ReplyJay Feelyjayfeely Almost all is right in the sporting world as football has returned.According to a tweet from Jay Feely, the player reps have approved the latest proposal and football will be back soon. D-backs president Derrick Hall: Franchise ‘still focused on Arizona’ Now that the lockout has ended, the craziest offseason in recent history, if not ever, can begin. Teams will have a limited amount of time to sign free agents, trade players, cut players and make all the necessary roster moves meaning there will be a lot of rumors and news in the upcoming days. What an MLB source said about the D-backs’ trade haul for Greinke Cardinals expect improving Murphy to contribute right awaylast_img read more

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first_img Comments   Share   Former Cardinals kicker Phil Dawson retires Grace expects Greinke trade to have emotional impact Derrick Hall satisfied with D-backs’ buying and selling In their first home game of the season, the Arizona Cardinals were able to provide their fans with a win. Their 25-21 victory over the Detroit Lions got head coach Bruce Arians his first win with the team and was their second solid performance in two weeks to begin the season.While the offense had trouble executing on third down and in the red zone, the Cardinals’ defense and special teams carried them, highlighted by Justin Bethel’s blocked field goal.center_img The 5: Takeaways from the Coyotes’ introduction of Alex Meruelo The Cardinals now head back out on the road as they travel to New Orleans to face off against the unbeaten Saints. With two victories over NFC South rivals, including a nail-biter against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers on Sunday, the Saints are looking like their old selves with head coach Sean Payton back at the helm.Let’s go behind enemy lines and see what’s happening down in “The Big Easy.” Top Stories last_img read more

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