SYDNEY, 31 July 2017: Australia has foiled an Islamist-inspired terrorist plot to bring down an aircraft with an improvised explosive device, authorities said Sunday, after four people were arrested in raids across Sydney. Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull said the plot...
SYDNEY, 20 July 2017: Marriott International announced a new leadership executive team for the Pacific region this week. The team will oversee a portfolio of over 40 operating and pipeline hotels in Australia, New Zealand and the Pacific. The introduction of...
SYDNEY, 14 July 2017: A beer-loving Australian man has managed to check-in a can of lager as his only luggage on a domestic flight, with the brew arriving safely thanks to courteous baggage handlers. To the amusement of ground staff...
SYDNEY, 5 July 2017: An AirAsia flight to Malaysia was forced to return to Australia shortly after take-off following a suspected bird strike, the carrier said Tuesday, the second incident involving the airline in the country in two weeks. Passengers...
PERTH, WESTERN AUSTRALIA, 29 June 2017: Wyndham Hotel Group is strengthening its presence in Western Australia with the announcement of its third Perth hotel, set to open in late 2018, and its first for Perth under the company’s Wyndham...
AUCKLAND, NEW ZEALAND, 28 June 2017: If you love stargasing and pitch black nights then head to Great Barrier Island, located 90 km from Auckland in New Zealand. It has the distinction of being the first island in the world...
HONG KONG, 28 June 2017: Mandarin Oriental Hotel Group has signed a management contract for a new  hotel and branded residences to be developed in Melbourne, Australia. The project is expected to open in 2023, and is the group’s first...

A treasure too big to fail

SYDNEY, 27 June 2017: Australia's under-pressure Great Barrier Reef is an asset worth AUD56 billion (USD42 billion) and as an ecosystem and economic driver is "too big to fail", a study said Monday. The World Heritage-listed reef is the largest...
SYDNEY, 19 June 2017: Australia's first recycled supermarket is giving food destined for landfills a second chance, as the government embarks on a major push to cut down on waste costing the economy AUD20 billion (USD15 billion) a year. The...
BANGKOK, 8 June 2017: The Pacific Asia Travel Association is reasserting its commitment to sustainable development across the entire spectrum of travel and tourism with a renewed pledge to support the Paris Accord within the United Nations Framework Convention...