Day: 15 December 2017

Interview: Actor Adeel Akhtar reflects on Victoria & Abdul; working with Judi Dench and Stephen Frears

December 15, 2017

Starring Judi Dench and Ali Fazal, Victoria and Abdul is Stephen Frears’ latest film, chronicling the unlikely friendship of Queen Victoria and her Indian attendant, Abdul Karim, in the late 1800s. The film was released on DVD and Blu-Ray this week, and to get some more perspective on the project, I caught up with British […]

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United Airlines will fly you to Texas for free if your first or last name is “Houston”

December 15, 2017

If your first or last name is “Houston” then you have a damn good reason to be excited about United Airlines’ new daily nonstop service between Sydney and Houston, Texas which will be introduced on 20th January 2018. To celebrate the inaugural flight, the airline has put a call out for anyone with the aforementioned […]

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Surfs Up! Cebu Pacific introduce direct flights between Manila and Siargao

December 15, 2017

Cebu Pacific has announced the introduction of direct flights between Manila and popular surfing destination Siargao just in time for Australia’s summer holidays. With year-round fares from Sydney starting at AU$384, this increases accessibility to the tear-drop shaped island, which is located 800km southeast of the Philippines capital in the province of Surigao del Norte. […]

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A new resort from Radisson Blu is opening in Uluwatu, Bali next month

December 15, 2017

The increasingly popular area of Uluwatu on the southwestern tip of Bali is set to welcome a new property in January 2018 with Radisson Blu Bali Uluwatu, a resort from the world renowned brand that boasts direct access to one of the island’s most popular surfing beaches as well as numerous pristine shores and popular […]

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Aussie travellers are now able to apply for a Brazilian visa online

December 15, 2017

The Brazilian Government has just made it much, much easier for Australian passport holders looking to travel to Brazil with a new online visa which features a response time of 72 hours. The new electronic visa takes some of the hassle out of planning a trip to the highly sought after desintation, which is ranked […]

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Lufthansa plan new business class product for forthcoming Boeing 777-9 fleet

December 15, 2017

Come 2020, passengers on Lufthansa will be opened up to a swift upgrade in privacy and comfort as the airline has this month unveiled plans for a new Business Class product for their forthcoming Boeing 777-9 fleet. This will range from seats with more desk space to new mattresses, duvets and even pyjamas. The focus […]

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Wailoaloa Beach’s Crowne Plaza set to be the largest hotel resort in Fiji

December 15, 2017

InterContinental Hotels Group have signed a management agreement with Quantum Hi-Tech Group Limited to develop the largest hotel resort in Fiji. Set to open in 2020, Crowne Plaza Fiji Wailoaloa Beach will be positioned just a 10 minute drive from the island’s primary Nadi International Airport, boasting a beachfront location and five restaurant and bar […]

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The best New Year’s Eve parties around Brisbane for 2017/18

December 15, 2017

The loosest day of the year is upon us! New Year’s Eve is going to bounce us into 2018 and it’s your choice whether you want that to be in style or in shambles. It’s long known that deep in the heart of the CBD is exactly where you do not in any way, shape […]

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After three years in the making, Matt Moran’s ambitious Barangaroo House is now open (Sydney)

December 15, 2017

Ambitious, architecturally stunning, and right by Sydney Harbour. Solotel and Matt Moran have finally opened the three-level Barangaroo House to the public. The dramatic award-winning building on Barangaroo Avenue has been carefully shaped to offer three distinctive dining and bar concepts, all taking full advantage of those sweeping water views. “Barangaroo House is looking beautiful, […]

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Deliveroo have revealed the top 100 most delivered dishes from around the world

December 15, 2017

Who would have thought a burrito from Guzman Y Gomez was in the top 15 of Deliveroo’s most ordered dishes from around the world? The ubiquitous delivery service have taken the time to draw on piles of data from the past 12 months to put together a definitive list of the most ordered-online dishes in […]

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The Fernery is Mosman’s new rooftop garden with a Gin room and Rosé bar (Sydney)

December 15, 2017

The team behind The Greens North Sydney and Camperdown’s sprawling acre Eatery are putting the finishing touches on their third Sydney venue to open in Mosman at the beginning of next month. John Tully and Luke Heard will present the ritzy North Shore suburb with The Fernery, a lush garden terrace poised to dominate the […]

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