Vietjet to offer millions of $0 tickets to Vietnam for 24 hours this Saturday

September 6, 2023

On 9 September (9.9), Vietjet offers travellers from Australia a fantastic opportunity to score free tickets within Vietjet’s entire domestic and international network for 24 hours, from 0:00 to 23:59 GMT +7. Millions of tickets will have AUD 0 base fare, and only corresponding taxes and surcharges will apply. Travellers simply need to visit Vietjet’s […]

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Aussies Abroad: 9 Australian acts performing at Glastonbury 2023 this weekend

June 21, 2023

Glastonbury Festival, known for its diverse lineup and unforgettable performances, is set to have another monumental year. Scattered throughout the legendary lineup are a few of the finest Australian acts. They will share the stage with some of the biggest international acts, with names like Elton John, the Arctic Monkeys, and Guns N’ Roses headlining […]

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Spiderbait, Amy Shark, Budjerah and more to play massive free New York concert this Saturday

June 16, 2023

The Aussie BBQ returns to Central Park in New York this Saturday, 17th June 2023. The free event, now in its third year, showcases iconic and rising stars of the Australian music scene. Ranging in genres from pop, soul, alt-rock to cutting-edge hip hop, the lineup includes 1300, Amy Shark, Budjerah, L-FRESH The LION, Peach […]

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Dreamworld’s Wiggles World and the Big Red Car Ride feature in US web series Defunctland

May 11, 2023

By now, most theme park enthusiasts will likely have stumbled across the US YouTube series Defunctland, created and hosted by Kevin Perjurer. The series looks primarily at the lifespan of now defunct rides at theme parks around the world – with an emphasis on North America. Though it also has produced standalone specials on TV […]

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QT hotels around Australia are putting the focus on throuples this Valentine’s Day

January 28, 2023

In modern dating culture, anyone would be lucky enough to even have one valentine to spend February 14 with. Got two? Count your blessings, because QT Hotels & Resorts are doing something rather unique to celebrate Valentine’s Day this year and it involves you, plus two. Instead of encouraging couples to come in for an […]

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Universal Studios reveals new micro parks and Super Nintendo World Hollywood details

January 25, 2023

It’s been a busy few years for Universal Studios, as the theme park side of the company (Universal Parks & Resorts) continues to expand the size and scope of operations. Once just a backlot tour in Hollywood, Universal Parks can now be found in 5 cities around the world, with their latest Beijing location opening […]

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Super Nintendo World confirms Universal Studios Hollywood opening date

December 16, 2022

This week, Universal Studios Hollywood confirmed the opening date of their highly-anticipated new land, Super Nintendo World. It’s the second Nintendo themed land in the world, and the first in the US since the debut Osaka location opened as part of Universal Studios Japan in early 2021. Entering in the lower section of the park […]

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Mickey’s Toontown gets a re-opening date as Disney celebrates “100 Years of Wonder” in California

November 26, 2022

When Mickey’s Toontown opened in 1993 at Disneyland in California, it was the first major expansion to the park since Bear Country (now called Critter Country with Splash Mountain as its centrepiece) in 1972. The inspired design of the land, and the rides that would make their way into the space, brought in elements from […]

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How long are airport security wait times in Canada? This website will tell you!

October 13, 2022

With all the news about airport delays over the last year, you’ve probably been wondering how early you need get to the airport before your flight. For those travelling within Canada, here’s how to pre-determine at least some of the delays you might face. The Canadian Air Transport Security Authority (CASTA) website reports on the […]

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Disney Cruise Line to (finally) sail in Australia and New Zealand for a limited season in late 2023

September 12, 2022

Families and Disney fans have a reason to celebrate today, because after two and a half decades of operation, the Disney Cruise Line is finally set to arrive in Australia and New Zealand in late 2023. The only bad news? It’s for a limited time only. In operation since 1998, the Disney Cruise Line has […]

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Interview: Neighbours star Matt Wilson on backing WWF Australia’s National Threatened Species Day

September 8, 2022

On September 7th each year, people stop and reflect on the fact that on this very date in 1936, Australia’s Tasmanian tiger slipped over the extinction line.  Sixty years later, in 1996, WWF Australia (World Wildlife Fund) founded in partnership with the Australian Government’s Natural Heritage Trust the National Threatened Species Day to commemorate the […]

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Every single room at every single QT Hotel is now powered by high-end Dyson technology

August 14, 2022

There are a few less obvious markers that always separate a quality hotel from an average one. We aren’t talking about an overarching design, plush beds or high-end hotel restaurants – although they do all help of course. Quite often the magic is found in the smaller details. And those smaller details – well, they’re […]

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Follow the Yellow Brick Road to Queensland, with Warner Bros. Movie World’s upcoming Wizard of Oz precinct

July 20, 2022

Gold Coast theme park Warner Bros. Movie World will be putting the ‘Oz’ in The Wizard of Oz, with a brand new precinct themed around the classic film set to open in 2024. Taking over the space previously occupied by the Arkham Asylum coaster (some may also remember it as Lethal Weapon – The Ride), […]

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Etihad Airways relaunches Etihad Stopovers to give travellers free hotel stays in Abu Dhabi

June 29, 2022

Pre-pandemic, a long time favourite offering by the U.A.E. carrier Etihad Airways were the free stopovers in their home city, Abu Dhabi. It was one of the many things taken away from us during the pandemic, due to the country’s travel restrictions – but now the airline is returning the offer to service! Known as […]

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Marvel to debut at Disney World with EPCOT’s first roller coaster: Everything you need to know

April 12, 2022

Leading into the pandemic, it had been a pretty busy few years at Disney Parks in the USA, with Pandora – The World of Avatar in 2017 and Toy Story Land in 2018 – both in Orlando – and then the gradual launch of Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge, and its two accompanying rides, in both […]

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Disney’s California Adventure Food & Wine Festival brings the spirit of EPCOT to the West Coast

April 7, 2022

At the end of the 1980s, Walt Disney World in Orlando was booming; overtaking the swampland they acquired for “The Florida Project” while founder Walt Disney was still alive with no less than three parks: Magic Kingdom, EPCOT and what is now known as Hollywood Studios (on its opening in 1989, it was the Disney-MGM […]

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This weekend’s best Mardi Gras day party is a Sunday roast in Camperdown

February 28, 2022

While Sydney is no doubt going to be jam-packed with fun things to do during Mardi Gras weekend, we’ve gone and picked out just one event that we think will be essential come next weekend. That’s the Absolut and Heaps Gay party in Camperdown on Sunday 6th March, fashioned as a Sunday roast but moving […]

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Umbrella Entertainment and Yarra City Arts announce free open air cinema program at Linear Park

February 25, 2022

Fitzroy North residents can enjoy Aussie classics under the stars, with a free open air cinema program launching at Linear Park next month. Running on Fridays throughout March, the project – dubbed Neighbourhood Watch – is a collab between film distributor Umbrella Entertainment and Yarra City Arts. Locals will be able head to Linear Park […]

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Here’s how to get 17 nights for the price of 1 at your local QT hotel this Valentine’s Day

January 30, 2022

17 nights for the price of just one in some of Australia and New Zealand’s most reliable luxury hotels sounds like a deal that’s too good to be true. For some lucky couples, it will be a reality as QT Hotel & Resorts ready the country’s most unique Valentine’s Day offer. Like an ambitious croupier […]

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Self-care tourism is on the rise, and A By Adina has hooked up with Hunter Lab to make sure it’s here to stay

November 17, 2021

With weary Aussies cautiously poking their heads out of mentally-draining lockdowns, it’s perhaps never been a better time to talk about what some call ‘self-care tourism’. Of course, there’s nothing like a great big dollop of escapism to pull our attention into the present moment. Tourism and self-care have always gone hand-in-hand; seeing, feeling, tasting […]

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The New Normal? Vaccinated Tours coming to G Adventures as Inca Trail reopens

September 8, 2021

If anyone was wondering what travel tour groups were going to look like in the near future, recent announcements from G Adventures – who have been running small group tours with a focus on sustainability since 1990 – may provide some indication or what is to come. The Toronto based company, which offers some 1,000 […]

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Flight Centre just put up a massive competition with 5 years worth of free travel on the cards

August 9, 2021

With Aussies itching for the day when international borders finally open up, hopeful planning is one of the best things to do right now. Money will most definitely be an issue once that day comes, so being on the lookout for competitions, like this new one run by Flight Centre Australia, is a wise move […]

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AAT Kings’ Inspiring Journeys plans luxury Dark Mofo weekend tour for next month’s epic Hobart arts festival

May 7, 2021

Inspiring Journeys, the luxury arm of renowned tour operators AAT Kings, is planning on heading down to next month’s Dark Mofo in absolute style with a four-day excursion. Designed to dive in deep to Hobart’s famously controversial winter arts festival, the immersive luxury tour has been carefully curated to pair the highly anticipated event with […]

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Australia goes ‘big’ for domestic tourism in 2021

May 6, 2021

Australia may have plenty of kitschy, human-made ‘big’ things, but no amount of overblown bananas or prawns could match the country’s epic landscape. With full respect to our beloved behemothic icons, “thinking bigger” is the crux of Tourism Australia’s next phase in their ongoing “Holiday Here This Year” campaign, and it couldn’t be more inspiring. […]

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Park Hyatt Sydney rooms now come with a $10,000 Fujifilm GFX100s camera

April 14, 2021

Luxury staycations are hot enough right now, but what if you’re five-star room came fully-equipped with one of the world’s highest performing large format digital cameras. We’re talking a 102 Megapixel beast worth almost $10,000, ready and willing to help you capture everything from those direct Sydney Opera House and harbour views, to strolls along […]

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Tour Talk: Bushfire relief trips return as AAT Kings partner with EmptyEsky

April 14, 2021

Now that domestic tourism is pumping, operator AAT Kings has once again teamed up with the #EmptyEsky movement and various regional tourism businesses. Why? Well it’s the return of the popular Bushfire Relief Giveback experiences – short and insightful tours aimed at directing support to communities that were directly impacted by 2020’s devastating bushfires (and […]

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Flash Sale: Accor are selling ibis budget rooms for $48 per night

March 25, 2021

Hotel snobs may turn their nose at the bare-bones basicness of Accor’s least expensive brand, ibis budget, but they’d be missed the point entirely. The typically well-located hotels have always served as reliable and ultra-convenient bases for those wanting to save more money on exploring than staying. So it’s a surprise to see them cut […]

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Air New Zealand sets sights on Hobart with new service from Auckland

March 23, 2021

Once quarantine-free travel is up and running, Air New Zealand will introduce a non-stop service between Auckland and Hobart as its tenth Australian destination. The route will provide a much-needed economic boost to both cities and their respective tourism industries, as well as open Kiwi’s up to the absolute wonder of one of Australia’s best […]

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Keep travel dreams alive with Trafalgar’s free digital events in March

March 15, 2021

Even a glimpse of international travel, and what it will look like post-COVID, is still awhile away, but as with 2020, dreaming is still important. The problem is then sorting through the deluge of travel talks and videos to find what’s going to inspire you. The answer: well, anything. You can never know what’s going […]

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BrewDog are opening a craft beer hotel in Australia

March 15, 2021

Aussie brew fiends will soon be able to stay in the country’s very first craft beer hotel once BrewDog Australia open the ambitious property in Brisbane. The eco-friendly, dog-friendly, will be simply dubbed The DogHouse, bringing the concept over from the states following the success of the brand in Ohio – a property TIME Magazine […]

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