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Travel to Australia: world’s top hotel

20 October 2016 In: Travel

Travel to Australia and experience the COMO Treasury hotel in Perth, the only Australian hotel to make the Conde Nast Traveler’s Readers’ Choice Awards top 50 list. The hotel is part of a $580 million dollar redevelopment of the Cathedral Avenue precinct and occupies the top three floors of three historic buildings. Wildflower, COMO’s top floor, glassed-in rooftop restaurant offers more than just an impressive experience, according to Conde Nast. “When you taste the kangaroo,…

Travel to Australia: Aussies ban Galaxy Note 7

16 October 2016 In: Travel

Travel to Australia but not with a Samsung Galaxy Note 7 device Aussie airline chiefs say. “This is due to concerns regarding potential fire risk from the device’s battery after a number of incidents worldwide and follows a ban put in place by regulators overseas,” Qantas says. “The ban applies to devices being carried onto the aircraft, in carry-on baggage as well as check-in luggage. Other Samsung devices are not affected.” Qantas and Jetstar customers…

Travel to Australia: Beijing to Sydney flights

15 October 2016 In: Travel

Travel to Australia via Sydney Airport where Kerrie Mather, Sydney Airport Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer said: “We’re looking forward to welcoming Qantas’ new service from Beijing to Sydney in January, which will deliver an additional 171,000 seats a year on the route. “The new Qantas service is expected to further boost tourism to Sydney by providing additional capacity to cater to strong demand from Chinese visitors, particularly during the popular Lunar New Year…

Emigrate to Australia: 50 new airport jobs

14 October 2016 In: Travel

Emigrate to Australia where Tigerair will create over 50 additional jobs in Brisbane. Tigerair Australia has launched two new routes between Brisbane and Perth and between Brisbane and Whitsunday Coast. Tigerair will operate the only low cost services between Brisbane and Perth with a standard schedule of four weekly return services, increasing up to six times weekly in peak periods such as school holidays. Four weekly return services between Brisbane and the Whitsunday Coast will…

Travel to Australia boost for backpackers

13 October 2016 In: Travel

Travel to Australia on a 417 or 462 visa has been made easier with the raising of age limits and an increase in working time limits. Changes come in a bid to boost the number of visitors, backpackers and working holiday makers that choose Australia as their preferred destination. The age of eligibility is to rise from 30 to 35 and visa-holders can now work for the same employer for 12 months, but no more…

Travel to Australia: Sydney Lost Property

03 October 2016 In: Travel

Travel to Australia where Sydney Airport is to stage its annual Lost Property Auction for charity on Tuesday 11 October. Local charities including Conservation Volunteers Australia, The Clontarf Foundation, The Australian Kookaburra Kids Foundation and Lifeline Australia will share the proceeds of the online auction featuring everything from electronics to jewellery. “With more than 40 million passengers a year, many items are left behind at Sydney Airport when people travel to Australia. Thankfully, many people…

Travel to Australia: most attractive small towns

29 September 2016 In: Travel

Travel to Australia where Mandurah, Dalwallinu, Green Head, Leeman and Esperance have been named by travel website Discount Flights as the most irresistible, exotic, historic and postcard-worthy small towns in Australia. Green Head, 250km north of Perth, was praised for its “sleepy coastal town” vibe with three stunning bays that create “pristine beaches perfect for all kinds of water activities” There were no listings for WA tourist hot spots including the Kimberley or Margaret River…

Travel to Australia: Border Force strike

26 September 2016 In: Travel

Travel to Australia thru main airports and shipping ports will be hit by a series of 30-minute strikes by Immigration and Border Force staff who are not saying when and where each strike will take place. Immigration and Border Force staff say the rolling stoppages are the result of a long-running dispute with the Federal Government over pay and conditions. The dispute has not been helped by the governments’ lack of dialogue, says Nadine Flood…

Travel to Australia hit by strikes

26 September 2016 In: Travel

Travel to Australia could be affected for months to come as the union dispute shows no sign of being resolved. Union officials say that with up to 800 Border Protection jobs facing the axe, and a lack of dialogue with government, workers have no choice but to go on strike in order to get their concerns addressed. The government says it will reduce staffing numbers by 305 by targeting middle managers with voluntary redundancies and…

Migrate to Australia: Brisbane agrees Olympic bid

25 September 2016 In: Travel

Migrate to Australia where Mayors from south-east Queensland have agreed to fund a more detailed feasibility study into the possibility of hosting the Games. The Australian Olympic Committee has backed the Mayors’ decision. “The Australian Olympic Committee has supported the concept of a feasibility study from the outset,” said John Coates, AOC president. “We see this as the first step in the process.” Coates said the AOC would back the bid further if the study…

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