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AirAsia X takes Australians on an African safari

You know the image. A huge burning sun laying to rest over a horizon lined by giraffes, elephants and zebras painted in silhouette. The howl of a hyena. Roar of a lion. For many Australians, the intoxicating promise of an African safari seemed like a dream forever out of reach. Until now. On 1 July…

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Disney Wonder confirms 2025-26 season in Australia and NZ for its “Disney Magic at Sea” Cruise

Disney Cruise Line – which finally arrived in Australia and New Zealand last October – have just confirmed their ship Disney Wonder is set to return for a third season on our shores in 2025/2026. Having already completed its first season, and with a second already announced for October 2024 through February 2025, the confirmation…

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Meet the five lands of Universal Studio’s new Orlando theme park Epic Universe [Updated with Dark Universe Reveal!]

June 2024 Update: The park has revealed all about the Dark Universe land… we’ve added those details below! May 2024 Update: We now have video of Super Nintendo World! Read on to see it all…. April 2024 Update: Epic Universe have unveiled a deep dive look into How to Train Your Dragon: Isle of Berk….

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Pixar Fest returns for an encore at Disneyland California: What to expect in 2024

This past Friday (26th April), under the theme of “Celebrating Friendship and Beyond”, Disneyland kicked off Pixar Fest 2024 – six years after the first took over Disney’s two California parks. The event comes almost three months to the day that the park unveiled the brand new Pixar Place Hotel, and less than three months…

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Fiji Airways flight sale

PSA: Fiji Airways just dropped return flights to Fiji for less than $600

Fiji Airways, known for having one of the most extensive networks in the world, has just dropped a surprise sale that’ll run from now until 17th May. With a flexible travel window of 12 months, it marks one of the best ways for Aussies to jump of overseas and, most importantly, control when they actually…

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Fiji Airways flight sale

PSA: Fiji Airways highlights the Pacific Islands with massive airfare sale

Dreaming of an island vacation? Fiji Airways has stepped in to make that dream a much more affordable reality with its latest flight sale, cutting airfares on services between Australia, Fiji and the rest of the Pacific from now through to next year. Jump on the sale now and you could score a flight from…

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‘How We Rise’ – free entrepreneurial workshops coming in April

In this fast changing environment, many people are looking towards expanding their entrepreneurial skills. Often though, the question is about how to start your journey. This April, Chivas Regal are hosting two valuable workshops featuring some of the nation’s most successful and creative entrepreneurs Geedup Co. and Serwah Attafuah. These free workshops are taking place on Saturday, April 13 with Geedup…

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Innovative new lifestyle hotel, Drifter, set for Australia and New Zealand

A new design-forward hotel brand is set for Australia and New Zealand, initially opening properties in Christchurch and Byron Bay. Drifter, a unique hybrid hotel concept, will add a unique lifestyle brand to these frequently visited locales, with plans to grow steadily with two more properties earmarked for 2025. Drifter Byron Bay and Drifter Christchurch…

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Turkish Airlines debuts in Australia, making Europe more accessible (and affordable)

When it comes flight prices, it’s all about competition. The more airlines flying in and out of a country, the better it is – for your budget at least. It’s a big deal when a major airline makes its debut in any market for the first time, and so one of the biggest news stories…

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Sydney’s historic Sheraton Grand makes major play for diners with swanky Sydney Common

In some of the world’s greatest cities, such as New York and Tokyo, locals heading to hotels to eat and drink well is a thing. It’s a big thing. From Dowling’s in The Carlyle (NYC) to Nadaman in Shangri-La (Tokyo), some of the best meals I’ve had overseas have been in hotels. Sydney has always…

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Qantas double status credits offer is back for 2024

Qantas has launched its popular double status credits offer today so you can each elite status much quicker in 2024. The promotion is the airline’s most popular year-on-year with many Qantas Frequent Flyers waiting patiently for the airline to launch the generous offer before they start planning their travel. It’s a smart way to fly…

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What’s new at the Disneyland Resort in Anaheim, California (and what’s coming soon!)

Are you heading to the Disneyland Resort in Anaheim, California anytime soon? We just returned from a visit to the iconic park, and are happy to report a number of new experiences to enjoy across both the OG Disneyland Park, and the accompanying second gate, California Adventure. There’s even a brand new Pixar-themed hotel! Here’s…

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Etihad

PSA: Etihad has posted a nice little Business Class sale for Valentine’s Day

Etihad Airways has been going hard on sales and promotions lately. At the start of the year, the Gulf carrier started a big sale with very affordable international fares. Then the airline announced a Status Match program for Gold and Silver tiers. Now, Etihad has decided to throw a bit of bone to point-end travellers…

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Etihad Guest announces a 2024 status match for Australian passengers

Every now and again, a major airline loyalty programs will announce a status match. This basically means that frequent flyers with elite status on any rival programs are able to gain complimentary (and instant) elite status with the airline offering the status match. Basically, it’s a play for loyalty. And it seems Etihad Airways have…

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Fiji Airways flight sale

PSA: Fiji Airways has launched a massive flight sale so you can slip, slop, slap for cheap

Is 2024 your year of travel? Well, some of the world’s best airlines are certainly helping you navigate your goals despite the rising cost of living. We’ve already seen very tempting sales from Virgin Australia and Etihad; now it’s time to turn our attention towards Fiji Airways. The highly-rated airline has announced an exclusive flight…

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QT Hotels is giving away an entire room worth of goodies (even the bed) for Valentine’s Day

One of Australia’s foremost luxury hotel brands, QT Hotels & Resorts, has built quite the reputation for doing things differently. And this is one of their most out-there offerings to date, celebrating Valentine’s Day by taking the phrase “get a room” quite literally. Throughout February, guests booking in for a romantic staycay at any of…

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PSA: Etihad just launched a massive international flight sale (and fares to London are cheap as chips)

For its massive (and massively generous) New Year’s Resolution sale, gulf carrier Etihad Airways has just dropped a massive international flight for Australian travellers. Running from now until January 18th, the popular airline has slashed fares to mostly European hotspots like Athens, Dublin, London and Paris, as well as to Cairo in Egypt. This includes…

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Virgin Australai flight sale 2024

PSA: You can fly return to Tokyo from Australia for less than $1,000 right now

Virgin Australia has started the year off with a nice little mega sale for those looking to fly both domestically and internationally in the coming months. Note that all sale fares, however, are based on Economy Lite and include return flights. The Virgin flight sale includes a return fare from Cairns and Tokyo (Haneda –…

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Hotel Indigo properties in Australia are basically giving away pantry staples right now

Hotel Indigo has always been a brand deeply rooted in the local community, and so the collection’s latest initiative shouldn’t come as a surprise. After holding their own research and finding that 71% of Australians think it’s important to feel connected to their neighbourhood, Hotel Indigo has decided to extend a helping hand these holidays…

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You can now order boxes of fried chicken and Champagne to your room at QT Hotels

The age-old art of room service is one of the last aspects to hotel living that hasn’t changed one bit. You open the menu and you’d reasonably expect to see dishes from all over the world, designed to cater to a great variety of guests with the usual burgers, pastas and curries just one call…

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Vietjet launch

Flight news: Vietjet connects Adelaide and Perth to Ho Chi Minh City of Vietnam

Debut flights from Adelaide via Perth have begun just this week. At Adelaide Airport, Executive GM of People Culture and Customer at Adelaide Airport, Dermot O’Neil and Brenton Cox, Managing Director welcomed Vietjet, who are the first carriers offering direct flights to Vietnam. South Australian Tourism Minister, Zoe Bettison was also there to help with the…

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Sydney’s epic Sneakerland is back for the ultimate kick in December

Niche hobby festivals are always worth checking out in Sydney, especially when you’re looking for something new to do as the silly season approaches. In early December, all eyes will be on Sneakerland, which arrives in town after a successful run in Perth and Melbourne. And you don’t really need a synopsis to know what…

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Vietnam

Vietjet celebrates new routes to Perth and Adelaide with an unbeatable fare offer

In recent news, Vietjet have announced new flight routes between Vietnam and Australia. The new routes are between Ho Chi Min City and Perth and Adelaide respectively. Both routes will commence on November 21st, with five weekly return flights from each destination. Flights to Adelaide and Perth leave Ho Chi Minh City at 6.35am on…

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

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

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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Budjerah

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

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

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

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

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

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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