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Oops! Cathay’s giant typo spells own name wrong

September 21, 2018 Headline News No Comments

Calling spellcheck. Cathay Pacific needs you. The Hong Kong-based airline accidently let one of its new planes take to the air with the spelling error “Cathay Paciic” painted on its side. … Continue Reading

HK supertrain starts Sunday as ‘missing link’ to China

September 21, 2018 Headline News No Comments

Something big and fast is happening this Sunday: the launch of a new supertrain rail link that promises to revolutionise travel and touring by connecting Hong Kong with China’s biggest mainland cities at speeds up to 350 km/h – at prices just a fraction of the airfare. … Continue Reading

Bullion-in-bottom smuggling trick sparks crackdown

September 21, 2018 Headline News No Comments

A man passing through an airport with nine gold bars hidden in his rectum has sparked calls for greater passenger surveillance to prevent gold smuggling. … Continue Reading

Top event seeks best and brightest concepts for 2019

September 21, 2018 Headline News No Comments

Calling all out-of-the-box thinkers, businesses, artists, musicians and creative professionals. Vivid Sydney is inviting Expressions of Interest (EOIs) from individuals and organisations across the global creative community to participate in the world’s largest festival of light, music and ideas in 2019. … Continue Reading

JOHN ROZENTALS only jokingly gnashes his teeth as Mudgee riesling continues its rise in a district best known for its full-bodied reds.

September 21, 2018 Beverage, Headline News No Comments

For the second year running riesling has continued to make inroads on the red grape varieties that have traditionally the NSW Mudgee region’s wines. … Continue Reading

Romantic in-flight proposal got flight attendant fired

September 20, 2018 Headline News No Comments

 

A charming video showing a female flight attendant accepting a surprise mid-flight marriage proposal from her boyfriend, to the applause of other passengers, has caused much delight – until it reportedly led the airline to sack the flight attendant. … Continue Reading

Travel agents here to stay and US travel looks good

September 20, 2018 Headline News No Comments

Hey hey, travel agents are here to stay! That, essentially, was one of the conclusions of a panel of experts assembled for the Visit USA Mid-Year Review at the Museum of Sydney on Tuesday evening. … Continue Reading

Qatar Airways posts expected loss but stays resilient

September 20, 2018 Headline News No Comments

 

Qatar Airways – which has warned in recent months that it would report an annual loss because of a regional political dispute that has banned it from four Arab countries – has now announced the extent of the loss, saying the annual results demonstrate its strength and resilience in the face of adversity. … Continue Reading

New ‘social’ TripAdvisor set to disrupt travel industry

September 20, 2018 Headline News 2 Comments

“TripAdvisor is poised to disrupt the travel industry once again” the company’s chief executive and co-founder, Stephen Kaufer has announced, going on to explain how visitors to TripAdvisor’s new site and app will find their homepage transformed into “a personalised feed of information”. … Continue Reading

137 Pillars on the move

September 20, 2018 Headline News No Comments

From a century-old tumbledown teak house to a burgeoning luxury hotel brand, 137 Pillars adds Bangkok, Phuket and looks beyond Thailand … Continue Reading

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