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Qantas Extends Extra Legroom Seats and Exit Row Seats

Effective 5 July 2017, Qantas is extending its Extra Legroom pre-paid seating to all Qantas domestic B737 and A330 operated services. This will soon be extended to all Qantas international short-haul flights to/from New Zealand, Port Moresby and Noumea. Extending this option will allow more customers who prefer additional legroom to confirm their seat for a…
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Ritz-Carlton sails into the cruise business

We all know the Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company for its plush accommodation space, but now it’s gotten a case of FOMO and dived straight into the cruise business. Launching three new-build yachts capable of holding up to 298 passengers in 149 cabins, Ritz-Carlton will take to the seas towards the end of 2019. Reservations will open…
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Why Australia, & our youth, matter so much to Britain: Q&A

Traveltalk's JON UNDERWOOD catches up with VisitBritain CEO Sally Balcombe in England Q: The Australian market continues to be important to you? A: Massively important to us, particularly because Aussies explore the whole of Britain. You really get out there and tend to come for a good amount of time as it’s such a long…
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What to eat in Germany’s greatest cities

WorldVentures takes us on an exclusive foodie's tour of Deutschland Gastronomic tourism is on the rise, with research revealing that over a third of tourist spending is devoted to food(1). Data also shows that good food, wine, local cuisine and produce rank third on the list of factors that attract tourists to any destination(2). A…
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OTA sells package holidays with hotel 680 km from destination!

OTA sells package holidays with hotel 680 km from destination Kefalonia (or Cephalonia) is lovely this time of year. The largest of the Ionian islands in western Greece, it’s a haven for holidaymakers. So when Pauline Linger and her partner saw a holiday package advertised on the UK’s lastminute.com to travel there, Linger snapped up…
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Paris by rail just got much easier

A new Rail Plus service delivers a luggage free Paris. Rail Plus has unveiled an exclusive new luggage storage and transfer service in Paris that gives passengers the freedom to fully embrace the City of Lights. Customers using the service are greeted upon arrival by train or aircraft in Paris by a concierge who collects…
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Germinators: the world’s cleanest airlines revealed

No germ carriers among these airlines.  If you’re a frequent flyer, you’ll know all about the importance of carrying hand sanitizer when travelling. But fly any of these airlines, whose cabins have just been named cleanest in the world at the World Airline Awards, and you just might feel comfortable leaving that little item behind.…
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Top tips for ensuring you book the right cruise

First in, biggest choices With bookings for the next two summer seasons now on sale, Royal Caribbean is on a mission to educate Aussies about the importance of booking early in order to secure the right sailing and cabin for their summer holiday at sea. According to Adam Armstrong, managing director, Royal Caribbean Australia & New…
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World’s biggest cruise ships unveiled

Capable of carrying a whopping 6,850 guests, MSC Cruises has unveiled its ambitious plans for the world's biggest ever cruise ships. With 2,760 cabins, MSC's 'World Class' ships will have room for 70 more guests than current largest vessel, Royal Caribbean's Harmony of the Seas, and have been earmarked for a 2022 debut. Revealed at…
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