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Fri 27 Nov 15

TD breaking news – ACCC draft approval for QF/AA alliance

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Qantas/American Airlines trans-Pacific alliance set for extension.The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission has just issued a draft determination in favour of re-authorising the trans-Pacific alliance between Qantas and American Airlines for a further five years.

Thu 26 Nov 15

Karma Rottnest go ahead


LEASE negotiations between the Western Australia government and Karma Group to redevelop the Lodge precinct on Rottnest Island (TD 27 Jan) have concluded.

Thu 26 Nov 15

CATO: terrorism vs tourism

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DESPITE recent events in Paris, the industry has not seen a mass cancellation of bookings, says Council of Australian Tour Operators (CATO) chair and md of Bunnik Tours, Dennis Bunnik.

Thu 26 Nov 15

TCF sticker warning


AFTA is reminding agents who continue to use the TCF (Travel Compensation Fund) sticker and/ or certificate of licence that they are not complying with Australian Consumer Law.

Thu 26 Nov 15

QR recruiting for Sydney

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QATAR Airways has commenced a recruitment drive for its Sydney based operation ahead of the Gulf carrier’s commencement of flights to the NSW capital, nearly three months from launching.

Wed 25 Nov 15

ETOA rebuffs US state alarm

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THE European Tourism Association has blasted the US State Department after it issued a travel alert on “possible risks to travel” due to recent activities by terrorist cells, al-Qa’ida, ISIL and Boko Haram.

Wed 25 Nov 15

P&O makes cruise history

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P&O Cruises is claiming a world first with its “social media naming ceremony” which took place on Sydney Harbour today as part of its much-anticipated Five Ship Spectacular.

Wed 25 Nov 15

Goldman expands again


THE Goldman Travel Group has today announced a merger with Riche Travel, an established home-based business which will become part of Goldman’s existing SmartFlyer operation set up earlier this year (TD 17 Feb).

Tue 24 Nov 15

Axis Travel goes Independent

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ADELAIDE-BASED travel agency Axis Travel Centre has been welcomed into the fold at Independent Travel Group.

Tue 24 Nov 15

ACCC ‘drip pricing’ sweep


TRAVEL and tourism businesses practising ‘drip pricing’ on mobile apps & websites are on the radar of the competition regulator.

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