AMSTERDAM, 6 November 2017: Asia Pacific travellers are likely to worry more about safety and security than their counterparts from other regions recent research by Carlson Wagonlit Travel concludes. Findings showed Asia Pacific 56% of travellers worry about their safety...

Accor bids for Mantra

SYDNEY, 10 October 2017: France's AccorHotels has made a AUD1.17 billion (USD910 million) bid for one of Australia's biggest hotel operators, the Mantra Group, the local company said Monday in a move that sent its share price soaring. Mantra, which...
SINGAPORE, 27 September 2017: Travel in Asia Pacific is not showing any signs of slowing down, with the region dominating visitor arrivals once again, according to the Mastercard Global Destinations Cities Index 2017, released Tuesday. The proof is also in...

Rugby boosts NZ tourism

WELLINGTON, 22 September 2017: New Zealand's economy grew 0.8% in the April-June quarter partly due to a tourism boost from the British and Irish Lions rugby tour, official data showed Thursday. Statistics New Zealand said the quarterly figure, which was...
SYDNEY, 28 August 2017: Australia's Qantas unveiled plans for the world's longest non-stop commercial flight, last Friday, calling it the "last frontier of global aviation", as it posted healthy annual net profits on the back of a strong domestic...
WELLINGTON, 24 August 2017: Air New Zealand posted a 17.5% fall in annual net profit, Wednesday, as increased competition hits the carrier's bottom line. The airline said net profit for the 12 months to June 30 was NZD382 million (USD278...

Fiji is a hot spot

NADI, Fiji, 23 August 2017:  Fiji scooped up a top award at the 29th Annual Virtuoso Travel Week conference, recently, being named the Hottest Destination for 2017. Announced by International luxury travel network Virtuoso, the award recognises Fiji as the...
SYDNEY, 4 August 2017: Major security gaps persist at Australian airports despite authorities' efforts to tighten screenings after thwarting an alleged terror plot to blow up a plane, the pilots' union has warned. Four men were arrested in Sydney on...
SYDNEY, 2 August 2017: Etihad Airways said, Tuesday, it was helping Australian police with their investigation into an alleged plot to bring down a plane, as authorities sifted through evidence from counter-terrorism raids. Four men were arrested in Sydney on...
DOHA, 31 July 2017: Qatar Airways will launch a service to Canberra, the capital of Australia in 2018 and its fifth destination in the country. Earlier this year the airline announced a plan to add 26 new destinations by the end...