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NEW FLIGHTS FROM AOTEAROA TO THE APPLE ISLE

For the first time in more than 20 years, Tasmania has welcomed…

CROWN TOWERS PERTH: FLIGHTS + 3 NIGHTS FROM $1090!

With resorts all over Australia at capacity right now, why not…

ALL VIRGIN DOMESTIC LOUNGES OPEN FOR BUSINESS

Virgin Australia has opened its seventh and final domestic Lounge…

MORE NEW ROUTES FROM QANTAS

As the prospects of domestic borders remaining open improve,…

VIRGIN REVEALS ‘LOUNGE OF THE FUTURE’

Virgin Australia has unveiled its Lounge of the future, with…

QANTAS SETS SIGHTS ON SNOWFIELDS

Anticipating strong demand for skiing this Australian winter,…

QANTAS ONE MILLION SEATS SALE

We don't think we've ever seen a sale quite like this one. Here…

JUST BACK FROM: THE SIR GEORGE, JUGIONG

Having been cooped up in his home city of Sydney for way too…

REX IN THE CITIES – FARES FROM $49!

Book with confidence with the Rex COVID Refund Guarantee! ON…

REMININSPIRATION: THE COOK ISLANDS

Remember the good old days? You know, when you could board an…

JAMIE DURIE TO DESIGN AUSTRALIA’S FIRST FAIRMONT

Luxury property developer, Chiodo, has announced the appointment…

ETIHAD AMONG FIRST TO LAUNCH IATA TRAVEL PASS

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) and Etihad…

A COVID-ENHANCEMENT FOR AUSTRALIA’S NEW DPD?

Australia's new Digital Passenger Declaration (DPD)—due later…

CATHAY PACIFIC REVEALS NEW FIRST CLASS CONCEPTS

The Hong Kong-based carrier has just revealed a pair of First…

QANTAS OPENS INTERNATIONAL BOOKINGS FROM JULY

In a boost to the entire travel industry and the Australian travelling…

EMIRATES UNVEILS PREMIUM ECONOMY

In a bold move, Emirates has unveiled a brand new Premium Economy…

FREQUENT FLYER STATUS MATCHING – VIRGIN FIGHTS BACK

Hot on the heels of Qantas' frequent flyer fast-track offer,…

EXCITING NEW ROCKY MOUNTAINEER JOURNEY

The legendary Rocky Mountaineer believes that extraordinary places…

ANTARCTIC FLIGHTS – CLIENT EXPERIENCE

We were equal parts excited and jealous when clients of ours…

QANTAS FAST-TRACKS LOYALTY PROGRAM SWITCHERS

In a perhaps not entirely surprising (but bold) move, Qantas…

HAPPY BIRTHDAY QANTAS

Today marks the 100th anniversary of Queensland and Northern…

A SERIOUSLY DRESSED-UP ADDRESS

The Travel Authority Group's CEO, Peter Hosper, was recently…

NSW TO OPEN BORDER WITH VICTORIA

NSW border opens to Victoria from November 23 after coronavirus…

QANTAS TAKES OFF WITH NEW ROUTES & MORE SEATS

The national carrier has been busy recently, responding to an…

QANTAS RESTRUCTURES DOMESTIC AIRFARES

Qantas is updating its domestic Economy airfare structure as…

GOING DIGITAL FOR SMARTER BORDERS

The Incoming Passenger Card—the one you fill out bleary eyed…

CRUISING THE NORTHERN LIGHTS in 2022

FROM $6695 per person SAVE up to $1000 per couple! 13 DAYS…

ROYAL CARIBBEAN CRUISE SAMPLER – 3 NIGHTS from $543!

Sailing from Friday 18th March 2022 3 Nights from $543 per person Get…

SAFE TRAVEL ZONE WITH NEW ZEALAND

We are delighted to learn that the Australian Government is establishing…

SINGAPORE AIRLINES MEALS AT HOME

Sadly, this service isn't available in Australia, but in-flight…

CRUISE INDUSTRY’S GLOBAL RESPONSE TO COVID-19

Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA) has announced a…

EARN DOUBLE VELOCITY POINTS

ACTIVATE this offer and book by 29 September. VALID for travel…

MORE QANTAS QUEENSLAND FLIGHTS

Our friends at Qantas have announced an increase in flights between…

A WHOLE NEW ‘VIBE’ IN WA

Our friends at Vibe Hotels have just introduced their new 'Lifestyle'…

BLUE WATERS OF THE WEST COAST: 10 DAY NEW CRUISE from $11,990!

Cruise the Coral Discoverer on this exciting new 10 night itinerary…

ETIHAD’S Global COVID-19 Insurance

Etihad Airways is introducing COVID-19 global wellness insurance…

JUST BACK FROM: NSW ROADTRIP WINE TASTING & HIKING

Having grown up in Orange, our weekends were often spent driving…

JUST BACK FROM PORT DOUGLAS

David Thompson, Manager – Sales & Client Experience at…

JUST BACK FROM CAIRNS

David Thompson, Manager – Sales & Client Experience at…

JUST BACK FROM: BYRON BAY

The Travel Authority Group's Co-Founder & Director, Sarah…

ABORIGINAL CULTURAL IMMERSION experience

Do you need to disconnect and reconnect? Consider immersing…

QANTAS Domestic Lounges Reopening

Qantas closed its domestic and international lounges in late…

PASSION TO TRAVEL

Article by Claire Winnel During these uncertain times we have…

VIRGIN AUSTRALIA Increases Services

The Virgin Australia Group doubles current capacity and introduces…

QANTAS: Getting Engines Running

Even though it will be a while before Qantas' long haul fleet…

QANTAS Reprises Iconic Campaign

Even though few of us will be travelling overseas anytime soon,…

QANTAS Prepares for Easing Restrictions with Flexibility & ‘Fly Well’

Qantas and Jetstar are rolling out a series of wellbeing improvements…

DISCOVERY Q&A: Lisa Pagotto – Crooked Compass

In our first Discovery Q&A interview, we chat with Lisa Pagotto—Founder…

AIRPORT Drive-In Cinema Pops Up

Amid all the shutting down, we're loving some of the clever stepping-up…

SINGAPORE AIRLINES Sends A380s to Alice Springs

For the first time ever, the world’s biggest passenger plane…

AIR NEW ZEALAND Turns 80

Since its first TEAL (Tasman Empire Airways Limited) flight to…

SOCIAL Distancing at 40,000 Feet

During these times of isolation and physical distancing, it's…

EXCHANGING Miles for Smiles

We're all looking for feel-good travel stories at the moment,…

VELOCITY Program Redemptions Pause

Following the announcement that Virgin Australia has entered…

VIRGIN AUSTRALIA Enters Voluntary Administration

The Virgin Australia Holdings Limited Board of Directors has…

MINIMAL Domestic Schedules to Commence

On the back of confirmation that services will be underwritten…

GROUNDED: Parking the Qantas Fleet

With airlines all over the world more or less grounded, where…

VIRGIN AUSTRALIA Repatriation Flights

Australian carrier, Virgin Australia, is supporting the Government's…

BUSINESS AS (UN)USUAL: Update No. 2

03 April 2020 We hope you're adjusting well to this new 'normal'—a…

QANTAS Flight Credits, Frequent Flyer & Qantas Club Extensions

With almost its entire fleet grounded and airport lounges closed,…

SILVER LININGS: Singapore Airlines Credits & Status Renewals

As all parts of the travel industry adjust to the new reality…

CHANGES, Cancellations, C-19 & Beyond

To say there's a LOT of news coming in from airlines, cruise…

QANTAS Network & Services Update

This update is based on airline information supplied on 10 March…

QANTAS Confirms Bassinets

Confirmed bassinets on Qantas will parents greater peace of mind. We're…

QANTAS’ Schedule Change Announcements

Back in February, Qantas announced a suite of temporary reductions…

WE KNOW: Conferencing on Hamilton Island

Sharon Levingston, Head of Events at The Events Authority recently…

BEDS IN ECONOMY? Air NZ’s Next Big Play

Air New Zealand has unveiled a ground-breaking, prototype lie-flat…

WE’RE LOVING Qantas’ New Safety Video

There's a lot happening at Qantas as the airline celebrates its…

NEW HOTELS: Vibe Hotel Melbourne

We've seen a number of fabulous hotels open in Australia during…

CATHAY PACIFIC Temporarily Closes Lounges

Cathay Pacific has temporarily closed three of its lounges at…

NEW BOEING 777X Successful First Flight

Boeing's newest jetliner, the 777X, has taken to the skies, commencing…

SPOTLIGHT ON: United Places Botanic Gardens, Melbourne

An alternative to formulaic big city hotels, United Places Botanic…

HYATT HOTELS Wellness Partnership with Headspace

In a unique tie-up, Hyatt Hotels and Headspace—a leader in…

JUST BACK FROM: Madrid

The Travel Authority Group’s Managing Director, Peter Hosper,…

FINNAIR Opens New ‘Nordic’ Lounges

Following on from the opening of its new Platinum Wing Lounge…

FAIRMONT SINGAPORE’S Urban Aquaponics Farm

Fairmont Singapore and Swissôtel The Stamford have launched…

CUNARD’S Inaugural 7-Night Gardening Voyage

FROM JUST $1499 per person, twin share! SETS SAIL on 01 March…

QANTAS Makes ‘Project Sunrise’ Aircraft Decision

After detailed evaluation of Boeing 777X and Airbus A350 aircraft,…

WE KNOW: How to Take the Team Away

The entire Travel Authority Group gathered in Brisbane in May…

QT Set to Bring its Unique Hotel & Style to Adelaide

The latest announcement from the QT hotel group points to the…

Hopping Aboard the New Qantas Channel

There's been a bit in travel industry news and media recently…

Travel Agents—Who Needs Them?

After a restful Christmas and New Year, here we all are again,…

THE TRAVEL AUTHORITY CELEBRATES IN SYDNEY

We kicked the festive season off in style this week with a gathering…