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AU ABROAD

Tigerair announces Valentine's Day sale for all domestic routes

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Budget airline Tigerair will be offering a sale from now until midday on Tuesday 16th February to celebrate the month of love, pushing a "Love Your Family" deal that will see 20% off all domestic routes across their Australian network. Selling for travel during April (and the school holiday period), the sale is being offered online, with fares from $44.

Iconic Hong Kong hotel to showcase new Conrad Shawcross exhibition

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Iconic Hong Kong hotel The Peninsula has recently announced a new installment in their ‘Love Art At The Peninsular’ arts program. Working in conjunction with the Royal Academy of Arts, the program will launch an exhibition by British sculptor, Conrad Shawcross.

The Schaller Studio celebrates old Hollywood glamour with Marilyn Monroe exhibition package (Bendigo, VIC)

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The name Marilyn Monroe conjures up images of old Hollywood glamour and an enigmatic pop icon who still fascinates people to this day. The Bendigo Art Gallery will showcase some of her costumes, personal clothing and artefacts, curated and drawn from private collections worldwide, and never before seen in Australia. Those planning a visit to the exhibition can take advantage of a 'stay and see' package at nearby Art Series Hotel The Schaller Studio.

Theme Park Review: Adventure Cove Waterpark - Sentosa Island, Singapore

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Singapore is hot. It’s that tropical and humid kind of hot. Unless you are one of the lucky ones staying in a fancy hotel or condo building, finding a place to cool down can be tricky. Rather then visiting a public pool or retreating to an air conditioned shopping center, we spent a day at Adventure Cove Waterpark on Sentosa Island and can say with certainty that it is Singapore’s most entertaining venue to get take a cool dip.

Six weird things to do in New England (USA) this year

The region of New England in the North-East of North American is made up of six states; Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island and Vermont. It shares a border with New York, yet it’s often overlooked on the tourist trail. The region is seriously rich in history, so here are 6 unusual yet culturally enriching New England events you can get involved in this year.

Hawaiian Airlines Breaks Customer Records in 2015

Records have been broken for Hawaiian Airlines, revealing that it has welcomed a record of 10,672,667 customers in 2015, seeing a 4.7 percent increase over the previous year.

Tigerair Australia kick off their 'half price' flights to Bali sale today

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With Tigerair Australia now adding a route to Bali, it's only right that they start 2016 off with a good ol' fashioned sale, slashing the price on their one way fares for a few days. From today (12pm AEDT) until Saturday 16th January (or until seats sell out), fares to Denpasar from Adelaide, Melbourne, and Perth will all be on sale from a very reasonable $79.

Sydney gets a new, innovative wharf hotel with Ovolo Woolloomooloo

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Woolloomooloo’s iconic 100 year old wharf has been given a new lease on life with the arrival of the Ovolo Woolloomooloo hotel, “Ovolo-ising” the building at 6 Cowper Wharf Road with energy and glamour, very much in keeping with what visitors and locals have come to expect from the quintessential Sydney precinct. Opened in December, the building’s original façade has remained, but, with the Ovolo team collaborating with international design practice Hassell, the 100-room hotel has also be filled with art and design elements, including an 86kg clock by Swedish design studio, Humans Since 1982, in the hotel lobby.

Spotlight on Meriton Festival Village 2016 - Hyde Park (Sydney)

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Sydney Festival is back for their huge 40th year anniversary, once again propping up their central hub in the leafy surrounds of Hyde Park, this year presenting a re-brand of sorts as what was once known as Sydney Festival Village now becomes Meriton Festival Village. Not much has changed aside from the name though, and thankfully last year's spacious layout is recreating almost exactly, with a few changes here and there, and an even bigger focus on providing families with a tempting all-day pop-up bursting with entertainment and hospitality.

P&O Cruises become first cruise line to build a new ship specifically for the Australian market

P&O Cruises have just announced the history-making milestone in becoming the first cruise line to build a new ship solely for the Australian market. Weighing in at an incredible 135,500 tonnes and measuring at 323 metres long, this ship will be the largest ever to be based full time here in Australian waters. It will house more than 4,200 passengers in 2,100 guest rooms, which remarkably is double the current capacity of cruise vessels.

Universal Studios in L.A to open 'The Wizarding World of Harry Potter' in 2016

It has been officially announced that on April 7 next year, Universal Studios in Hollywood, California, will open the doors to their newest attraction, The Wizarding World Of Harry Potter. To announce the opening date, the team at Universal Studios celebrated by illuminating the grand centerpiece of the Harry Potter-themed installation, Hogwarts Castle.

You can rent Westfield Bondi Junction for one night only from 12pm today...and it will cost you $1

Australia's top rental website Stayz has unloaded something pretty damn special upon Sydney for the lead-up to Christmas, announcing that from 12pm today one lucky family will be able to rent Westfield Bondi Junction for one night only on Christmas Eve. Sure, it'd feel a bit post-apocalyptic, but you'd also have access to the ultimate, exclusive shopping spree at David Jones before they open to the public, an exclusive dining experience, access to cinema, and a personal shopping assistant.

Tigerair launches direct flights between Melbourne and Coffs Harbour

Tigerair have today announced a new schedule of flights direct between Melbourne and Coffs Harbour on the New South Wales north coast. The newly added service is providing three return flights per week.

Art Series Hotel Group to expand into Brisbane with The Johnson

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With their first ever Queensland expansion for Art Series Hotel Group, Brisbane will be getting a new five-star hotel in June 2016, The Johnson. Master colourist Michael Johnson will be the inspiration and focus of the hotel, coming on board with his work to illustrate the property with his original paintings and giclee prints.

Little National Hotel aims to bring affordable luxury to Barton, Canberra

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Those who have explored the ultra-modern Realm Precinct in Barton, Canberra should already be familiar with Doma Group and the huge focus on stylish, comfortable, and intriguing design they have drawn on to transform their slice of our nation's capital. You need but spend one night in the 5-star Hotel Realm or the boutique Burbury Hotel, or dine at Lilotang or Malamay, to get a feel for the high standard the group holds itself to. It's this high standard that makes their latest boutique offering so exciting.