Emma—The Sleep Company Dreams Up First Sleep Hotels in Australia and Taiwan
Sleep tourism is one of the biggest travel trends of 2023, with more than 40% of respondents reporting poorer sleep since the pandemic
United Announces Largest South Pacific Expansion in Aviation History
United adds 40% more flights between the U.S. and Australia/New Zealand next northern winter, including new non-stop service to Christchurch, new routes from L.A. to Brisbane and Auckland, and more flights from San Francisco to Brisbane and Sydney
Silversea’s South Side Story World Cruise Departs from Sydney for First Time
Silversea Cruises’ 2023 World Cruise, South Side Story, is set to depart from Sydney on January 10, marking the first time the leading ultra-luxury and expedition cruise line has set sail from the Southern Hemisphere on a World Cruise.
OCEANIA CRUISES OFFERS FREE LAND PROGRAMS ON FEATURED 2023 ITINERARIES
For a limited time, Oceania Cruises, the world’s leading culinary- and destination-focused cruise line, invites guests on select 2023 voyages to delve deeper into the world’s most exotic destinations and treasured wonders with its Free Land Program.
Accor marks 400th in Australia and the Pacific
Just three decades after entering the Australia/Pacific hotel market, Accor has added its 400th hotel, with the launch of the heritage-listed Porter House Hotel in Sydney.
Qantas’s operational performance has continued to improve
Qantas’s operational performance has continued to improve towards pre-COVID levels, with flight delays, cancellations and mishandled bag rates all falling in the first two weeks of September.
Budget airline Thai AirAsia X to launch two Thailand – Australia routes
Budget airline Thai AirAsia X will launch two direct routes between Thailand and Australia in December. The airline will fly from Bangkok to both Melbourne and Sydney, beginning December 1 and 2 this year, respectively.
Australia’s hotel boom continues in spite of missing Chinese tourists
Since reopening borders, Australia’s international visitor numbers have been more a trickle than a flood, with many key markets, including China, still missing amid lingering COVID-19 controls, inflation and geopolitical concerns. June data from the Australian Bureau of Statistics reveals outbound travellers are growing at almost three times the rate of inbound, as Australians continue to flock overseas.
Hilton has signed six new luxury hotels in Asia-Pacific
Hilton has signed six new luxury hotels in Asia-Pacific which will open over the next four years. The hotels include the Waldorf Astoria, Conrad and LXR brands.
Final preparation begin for Vivid Sydney 2019
Light installations are beginning to be finalised throughout the Harbour City in preparation for the upcoming launch of Vivid Sydney, the largest festival of light, music and ideas in the southern Hemisphere.
W Sydney continues brand expansion in Australia
W Hotels Worldwide, part of Marriott International, has announced its re-entry into Sydney. Built and developed by Grocon and funded by Greaton Group, W Sydney will make waves with its debut slated for 2020.
Plaza Premium Group welcomes Terrace Chinese Kitchen to Sydney Airport
Plaza Premium Group has unveiled its new airport dining concept at Sydney International Airport which allows travellers to enjoy classic Chinese cuisine before boarding a flight.