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Thu 24 Apr 14

Walshe parent share shift

The Walshe Group

SOUTHERN Travel Holdings, the New Zealand-based parent company of The Walshe Group, has restructured its share register, halving the number of shares on issue “to a level more in line with the size and value of the company”.

Thu 24 Apr 14

Tourism projects stalled?

Tourism Research Australia

MORE than fifty new tourism developments across Australia entered the “development pipeline” during 2013 - but only five progressed from planning into construction during the year.

Wed 23 Apr 14

ACCC assessing Aquis Act

Aquis Great Barrier Reef Resort

The planned acquisition of Reef Casino Trust in Cairns by Aquis Group is being closely reviewed by the competition watchdog to ensure the sale does not lessen competition, it has emerged.

Wed 23 Apr 14

Austrade T-QUAL tender

Australian Trade Commission

The Australian Trade Commission (Austrade) has taken the next step to transfer T-QUAL Accreditation to industry (TD 05 Feb), with tender submissions opening “to develop and implement a sustainable business model” for the National Tourism Accreditation Framework.

Tue 22 Apr 14

CCS approves SQ/NZ pact

SIA and Air NZ

THE proposed alliance between Air New Zealand and Singapore Airlines has overcome its first hurdle after being given the nod by the Competition Commission of Singapore late last week.

Thu 17 Apr 14

TD breaking news – Flight Centre lodges appeal against ACCC judgement

Flight Centre

Flight Centre appeals price-fixing judgement and fine.

Thu 17 Apr 14

TD breaking news – Airlines to pay $38m to settle cargo class action

Travel Daily

Long-running cargo cartel class action court case to be settled.

Thu 17 Apr 14

Sabre selling VA ancillaries

Sabre Travel Network

Virgin Australia’s “extra leg room seats,” prepaid baggage and unaccompanied traveller products are now available for sale via the Sabre global distribution system.

Thu 17 Apr 14

Magellan grows strongly

Magellan Travel Group

The Magellan Travel Group looks set to significantly exceed its former target of 100+ agencies, with the organisation confirming today membership is currently sitting at 99 and at least 13 more outlets already signed up to join by 01 Sep this year.

Wed 16 Apr 14

Westbury to chair WTAAA


AFTA ceo Jayson Westbury will take over chairmanship of the World Travel Agents Associations Alliance (WTAAA) later this year, with the move foreshadowed at a meeting of the organisation in Bangkok earlier this month.

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