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Qantas named world’s safest airline

In an announcement that fills my little Australian heart with pride, Qantas has been named the world’s safest airline for the third year in a row by AirlineRatings.com The national carrier experienced no serious safety...

Legend of the Seas arriving in Brisbane. Source: Royal Caribbean International

A Legend arrives in Brisbane

Australia is one of the fastest growing cruise markets in the world, and you only need to look to Royal Caribbean to see that growth in action. A couple of weeks ago I had the opportunity to climb aboard for a tour...

Accor acquires Fairmont Raffles Hotels

It would seem buying up large hotel chains is becoming a bit of a trend lately. Following Marriott International’s recent move to snap up Starwood Hotels & Resorts, Accor Hotels has just acquired Fairmont Raffles...

Elephant herd arrives in Bangkok

Bangkok’s cute factor has just gone up enormously, with a herd of 88 brightly coloured elephant statues arriving to take part in the Elephant Parade Bangkok – the world’s largest open air art...

Travel guides for short attention spans

It’s no secret that people these days have short attention spans. Social media has… oh look, a blue car. Realising they have a limited time frame to catch our attention, Hotel Jen – the newest in the Shangri-La Hotels...

Air NZ rated world’s best airline again

Air New Zealand has scooped the pool yet again in AirlineRatings.com’s annual World’s Best Airline Awards, taking out the top prize ‘Airline of the Year’ for the third time in a row. In addition to the top...

One year until Ovation of the Seas arrives

This image may be photoshop, but it won’t be long til it happens for real. It’s t-minus one year and counting until Royal Caribbean International’s Ovation of the Seas, the largest ship ever to be based in...

P&O makes history on Sydney Harbour

It’s not every day you get five ships arriving into Sydney Harbour on the same day, let alone from the same cruise line, but that’s exactly what happened this morning as P&O Cruises staged a five ship...

Minor Hotels continue rapid growth

Minor Hotels Group has announced three new additions to its growing stable of hotels and resorts, and the good news is at least one is close to home. AVANI Broadbeach Residences, scheduled to open in 2017, will be built...

Qantas unveil new retro livery

People say everything old is often new again, and that’s perfectly apt in the case of Qantas’ latest Boeing 737-800 – painted in vintage 60’s livery to celebrate the airline’s 95 years of...