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Fri 25 Jul 14

AirAsia GDS ‘light ticketing’


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Low-cost carrier AirAsia has become the first airline in Asia- Pacific to implement Amadeus’ ‘light ticketing’ solution, which will speed up booking processes five-fold over traditional means.


Fri 25 Jul 14

First post-TCF agent closure


Travel Compensation Fund

The first travel agency closure following the cessation of the Travel Compensation Fund has occurred with the shutdown this week of Dial-a-Holiday based on the NSW Central Coast.


Fri 25 Jul 14

TD breaking news – Record profit for Flight Centre


Travel Daily

Flight Centre profit up 9-10% year-on-year.


Thu 24 Jul 14

LCCs propping up hotels


Deloitte

AUSTRALIAN hoteliers on the eastern seaboard have prospered from increased low-cost carrier capacity into the nation, with rooms at “breaking point,” the latest Deloitte Tourism & Hotel Outlook report has determined.


Thu 24 Jul 14

Langham resorts for Qld?


Langham Hospitality Group

LANGHAM Hospitality Group has strongly flagged new luxury resorts on the Gold Coast and/or Port Douglas in coming years as part of significant expansion in Australia, plus a greater presence in several major cities.


Wed 23 Jul 14

QF winds back BA c’share


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THE launch in Sep of Emirates flights from Dubai to Oslo and Brussels will see Qantas remove its QF code from British Airways flights to both destinations.


Wed 23 Jul 14

TD breaking news – Virgin Australia to drop MEL-LAX, boost BNE


Travel Daily

Virgin Australia to cease flights between Melbourne and Los Angeles.


Tue 22 Jul 14

QF in-lounge digital content


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QANTAS is extending its entertainment experience to the ground, with the launch of ‘QView’ - a new “interactive digital content experience in Qantas Clubs and Lounges across Australia.


Tue 22 Jul 14

ACCC details Wotif issues


ACCC

THE Australian Competition and Consumer Commission is asking the industry to comment on the “closeness of competition” between bricks and mortar travel agents such as Flight Centre, Helloworld and STA Travel versus direct booking channels and online travel agencies, as part of its probe into the proposed Wotif takeover by Expedia (TD 17 Jul).


Tue 22 Jul 14

TD breaking news – Tom Manwaring to join AFTA board


Travel Daily

Orient Express Travel Group chief to become AFTA director.


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