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.
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.
Flight Centre profit up 9-10% year-on-year.
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.
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.
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.
Virgin Australia to cease flights between Melbourne and Los Angeles.
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.
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).
Orient Express Travel Group chief to become AFTA director.