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Travel News: United Airlines offer Thanksgiving Fares starting from $979 on Return USA flights

Thanksgiving may be an American tradition, but why can't we celebrate too? United Airlines have today "thanked" their Aussie travellers by announcing special discount airfares as part of a one-off Thanksgiving sale.

New York: NYCxDESIGN returns for fourth annual celebration of design

NYC & Company along with New York City officials have announced the annual NYCxDESIGN the citywide celebration of design, will be held from May 3 - 17 2016.

Flight Review: Tigerair (Gold Coast-Melbourne)

Tigerair have long been known in Australia for being the cheaper alternative to other major domestic carriers. While some choose to see that is evidence of their being cut-rate in all aspects of their business, Tigerair is more determined than ever to turn the naysayers around. With a fresh new look, a shiny new terminal in Melbourne and a new, stronger approach to customer service, they’re out to show everyone they’re a force to be reckoned with.

Best Western extends portfolio with refurbished Hunter Valley hotel

Best Western Hotels and Resorts, have announced its Best Western Hunter Gateway in Rutherford, has undergone a $1 million refurbishment to its 62 rooms and reception area.

Hotel Review: YHA Melbourne Metro + YHA Melbourne Central (Melbourne, VIC)

While in Melbourne for the annual PAX AUS convention, I was given the opportunity to stay in two of YHA’s hostels. YHA are known around Australia for running popular, well-appointed youth hostels for travelers on a budget, and their Melbourne Metro and Melbourne Central locations are prime examples of this.

Hotel Review: Pullman on the Park (Melbourne, VIC)

Every now and again, you’ll stay in the sort of hotel for which you, as a person, are just not classy enough. Such was the nature of my stay at Melbourne’s Pullman on the Park. I don’t mean that as a slight on the hotel, far from it. If anything, I was letting them down by being so thoroughly, relentlessly middle-class in their beautiful establishment.

Palazzo Versace Gold Coast crowned "Australasia's Leading Hotel" at World Travel Awards 2015

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Luxury property Palazzo Versace Gold Coast has been named Australasia's Leading Hotel this year at the prestigious World Travel Awards. The win continues the very impressive streak of accolades awarded to the prominent hotel this year, which include a Chef's Hat in the Vanitas Australian Good Food Guide and "The Most Fashionable Restaurant Around the World" from Vanitas by Harper's Bazaar.

Spotlight on Airlie Beach, QLD: From Airlie Beach Music Festival to the Great Barrier Reef

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After spending just three days at the increasingly popular holiday destination of Airlie beach, it became abundantly clear that the area has a terrific range of activities, cafes and restaurants on offer. From the incredible live music being played across a range of venues for the Airlie Beach Music Festival, to the spectacular experience of heading out to the Great Barrier Reef for snorkelling and diving – this is anything but a sleepy beach town.

Hotel Review: Club Croc Hotel - Airlie Beach (QLD)

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Located just a short five minute (or less) drive away from the bustling main street of Airlie Beach, Club Croc Hotel offers guests a relaxed and enjoyable stay, with exceptionally attentive and friendly service. With a large pool that includes a waterfall and heated spa, barbecue facilities, a games room, a spacious bar and even a babysitting service – it is easy to see how this hotel can appeal to vacationers of all types.

Princess Cruises introduce Whisky Bars and new features on board Sea Princess and Dawn Princess

Two of the most well known cruise ships in Australia, Princess Cruises' Sea Princess and Dawn Princess have gone through some massive refurbishments this year, introducing numerous new venues and features in an attempt to adapt to contemporary trends and demand. Furthering their commitment to catering for a large range of passengers, both ships have re-imagined various offerings, including their new approach to the rapidly expanding love Australia has for the world of Whisky.

Australia's first floating suite is available for bookings in Sydney Harbour for two nights only this weekend

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Accommodation booking app HotelTonight debuted their floating Spontaneity Suite in the picturesque Yarra Valley earlier this year, firmly stamping their philosophy and presence in Australia after racking up millions of users overseas. The Spontaneity Suite was a first for Australia - a floating hotel suite made from two 20 foot shipping containers, offering an ultra-luxe accommodation experience right on the water, then with views of the vineyards of Yarra Valley. Now the suite has floated all the way into Sydney Harbour, with a view even those folks in Kirribilli would be envious of.

Hotel Review: One Bedroom Sunset Apartment at The Point Resort (Bargara, Queensland)

The Point Resort sits beside a beautiful coast and town in Bargara, Queensland. But is location the only thing this resort has going for it? Lachlan brings us this review.

Tigerair celebrate 8th birthday with huge sale, flights from $8 each way starting today

Following the announcement of a makeover in everything right down to uniform, Tigerair have begun to celebrate their 8th birthday with a week of sales starting from today Wednesday 4th November.

Carnival Cruises revamps the Carnival Spirit cruise ship with burgers, whisky, tacos, cinema, and more


A frequent site in Circular Quay: Carnival Spirit arriving in Sydney

Carnival Cruises has long been one of the most recognisable and loved cruise lines in Australia, with their vessels Carnival Legend and Carnival Spirit remaining in constant demand. The brand has recently revealed a massive re-work in their approach to design, entertainment, and hospitality on board and it has started with the very impressive, very modern makeover on Carnival Spirit.

Travel News: Tigerair announce massive changes to everything from customer service to uniforms

Budget airline Tigerair have made some pretty big changes this week, with an overhaul which brings in new uniforms, new aircraft, new customer innovations, and a new system, all given significant makeovers.