Hawaiian launches Brisbane flights

Hawaiian Airlines commenced direct flights between Honolulu and Brisbane today, becoming the only US airline flying to the Queensland capital. The airline’s inaugural flight to Brisbane…

Garuda to resume Brisbane flights

Garuda Indonesia will reintroduce flights to Brisbane next year, following a five year break. From August 2013, the national carrier will operate six weekly flights between Jakarta and…

Hawaiian boosts Brisbane

Hawaiian Airlines will operate 18 extra Honolulu-Brisbane flights between March and May next year, in addition to its new scheduled services on the route, which gets underway next month.…

Hawaiian to launch Brisbane flights

Hawaiian Airlines will commence direct flights between Brisbane and Honolulu later this year. From 28 November 2012, the airline will operate the route three times a week, becoming the only…

Rendezvous rebrands Brisbane hotels

Rendezvous Hospitality Group (RHG) is rebranding its two hotels in Brisbane. Following a major new rebranding initiative announced late last year, Rendezvous Hotel Brisbane has been renamed…

Travelodge arrives in Asia

Travelodge will make its debut in Asia next month with the opening of a new hotel in Hong Kong. A 126-room midscale property on Nathan Road, currently operating as the Hotel Rainbow,…

澳大利亚首座Plaza Premium酒店将开业

近日,Plaza Premium机场贵宾室在澳大利亚开启了试运营。 布里斯班机场Plaza Premium机场贵宾室成为了澳大利亚首个独立的机场贵宾候机室。该公司在悉尼机场已经运营了2座贵宾室,与天合联盟及美国运通合作运营。不过,布里斯班的这处候机室是澳大利亚首个以机场贵宾室品牌独立运营的贵宾室。…

奥克伍德澳大利亚新开首家服务式公寓

奥克伍德亚太(Oakwood Asia Pacific)在澳大利亚新开了首家服务式公寓。 最新开的布里斯班奥克伍德服务式公寓位于市中心商务区,提供多种Studio、单卧室以及双卧室的房型选择。 客房单元从28平方米至80平方米不等,全部配备厨房设施,平板电视以及WiFi信号。大部分都有阳台,并配备一卧室、双卧室服务室公寓。…

布里斯班宜必思尚品酒店开业

近日,雅高酒店(AccorHotels)在布里斯班新开业了一家宜必思尚品酒店(Ibis Style)。 这座新酒店位于布里斯班市区内的伊丽莎白大道,毗邻迈亚百货公司和皇后街购物中心,于3月1日迎来了首位客人。这座新酒店提供368间客房,客房全部配备只能电视,酒店设有餐厅、酒吧、洗衣房、会议室以及室外活动场所。…

布里斯班迎来新宜必思酒店

近日,布里斯班宜必思酒店的建设工作正式完工。 布里斯班宜必思时尚酒店(ibis Styles Brisbane)将于2016年Q1正式开始营业,酒店设有368间客房,将是宜必思酒店在澳大拉西亚地区最大的酒店,也是雅高酒店集团在澳大利亚的首座宜必思时尚酒店。 这座酒店由Action Hotels开发,紧邻皇后街购物中心。…

SilverNeedle将在布里斯班推出Sage酒店

近日,SilverNeedle酒店于布里斯班新签订了一家Sage酒店管理协议。 这座James Street Fortitude Valley Sage酒店将作为Queens Arms酒吧的重新改造开发项目的一部分。 酒店楼高四层,拥有93间客房、一间咖啡店、餐厅和酒窖,所有客人都可以享受免费WiFi信号。…

Qantas expands in Japan

Qantas will launch two new daily flights to Tokyo next year, in a major expansion of services into Japan. Commencing on 31 July 2015, the Australian carrier will operate a new daily…

布里斯班借亚太电影节开拓中国市场

近日,澳大利亚布里斯班积极推广11月29日即将举行的首届“布里斯班亚太电影节”,期待更多中国旅客前来参加为期16天的电影盛会,欣赏即将上演的亚太地区最优秀80部电影影片。 澳大利亚布里斯班市长格莱姆.库克先生(Graham…

Cruise in Brief

Louis Cruises has announced plans to launch a new brand in September. The Greece-based cruise line will launch Celestyal Cruises using Louis Cristal and Louis Olympia sailing out of…

Oaks expands in Queensland

Oaks Hotels & Resorts, which forms part of Thailand's Minor Hotel Group, has unveiled plans to expand its portfolio in Queensland this summer. Opening its doors in July 2014, the…

Asian aviation tidbits

Spring Airlines to launch cross-Strait flights Spring Airlines has announced plans to launch direct flights to Kaohsiung. Commencing on 27 October 2013, the new service will mark the…

PAL flies to Guangzhou

Philippine Airlines (PAL) has launched flights to Guangzhou. The new service will operate four times a week, direct from Manila's Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA), departing…

Asian aviation tidbits

China Eastern to launch Manila flights China Eastern Airlines has announced that it will launch a new service to Manila. From 18 October, the Shanghai-based airline will commence a…

Hawaiian flies to Sendai

Hawaiian Airlines has commenced flights to the Japanese city of Sendai. The hub, in northeast Japan, becomes Hawaiian's fifth gateway in the country and will be served three times a…

Qantas completes B767 upgrade

Qantas completed a programme of interior upgrades on its domestic fleet of Boeing 767 aircraft. The AU$20 million (US$19.5m) project has seen the refurbishment of all 15 of the…

Manila sees hotel development surge

Manila has seen the strongest increase in new hotel development of any city in the Asia Pacific region in the past 12 months. According to the latest regional hotel pipeline report…

Qantas upgrades regional flights

Qantas has announced plans to revamp the cabins of five Boeing 717 aircraft it uses on regional flights. The aircraft, which are operated by QantasLink, now include a business class…

Air NZ, Virgin to boost Queenstown

The trans-Tasman alliance between Air New Zealand and Virgin Australia will add more than 30,000 extra seats between Queenstown and Australia over the coming New Zealand winter season.…

Asian aviation briefs

THAI Smile launches Mandalay flights Thai Airways' regional carrier, THAI Smile, has launched a new route to Myanmar. The carrier took off from Bangkok's Suvarnabhumi airport on…

Qantas expands reach into China

Qantas has significantly expanded its reach into China by signing a new codeshare agreement with China Eastern Airlines. From 1 May 2013, Qantas will codeshare on China Eastern’s…

MAS boosts Asian network

Malaysia Airlines (MAS) has announced plans to boost capacity across a series of Asian routes this summer, with the addition of extra flights and the deployment of larger aircraft. From…

PAL spreads wings across Asia

Philippines Airlines (PAL) has announced a major route expansion plan, with the launch of flights to six new destinations across Asia Pacific and the Middle East. From May to October this…

Hawaiian adds Australian flights

Hawaiian Airlines has announced plans to add 27 extra flights to Australia later this year, to meet an expected rise in demand during the school holidays. Between 11 September and 19…

Air Pacific to add A330 flights

Fiji's national carrier, Air Pacific, will add flights to Hong Kong, Australia, New Zealand and the US this year, following the delivery of its new Airbus A330-200 aircraft. The first…

Hawaiian to launch Sendai flights

Hawaiian Airlines will launch flights to the Japanese city of Sendai this summer. Commencing on 25 June 2013, the northeast Japanese city will become Hawaiian's fifth destination in…

Qantas reveals new Asian schedules

Qantas has unveiled a series of changes to its East Asian network, following the removal of its Kangaroo Route flights from the region. From 31 March 2013, Qantas will join forces with…

China Southern arrives in Cairns

China Southern Airlines touched down in Cairns for the first time today (30 January 2013), marking the start of a new seasonal, scheduled service to the city. From now until the end of…

Qantas continues B767 revamp

Qantas will deploy its revamped Boeing 767 aircraft on all weekday flights between Brisbane and Perth from 31 March 2013. The move marks the continuation of the airline's roll-out of its…

Accor to add 200th Australian hotel

Accor will launch its 200th Australian hotel next month, following the rebranding of the Radisson Resort Gold Coast to become a Mercure. Mercure Gold Coast Resort will officially launch on…

CAL boosts Asia Pacific routes

China Airlines (CAL) has added extra flights on several of its Asia Pacific routes. As part of its winter schedule, which commenced on 28 October, the Taiwanese carrier was added services…

Qantas revamps B767 fleet

Qantas has announced plans to speed up the refurbishment its 16 Boeing 767 aircraft. The first of the revamped B767s commenced flying on domestic routes today, with new interiors and the…

Hertz offers Wi-Fi in Australia

Hertz has introduced portable Wi-Fi units in Australia, enabling its customers to connect to the internet anywhere in the country. In a first for the Australian car rental industry, Hertz…

Qantas commits to Asia

Qantas CEO Alan Joyce has confirmed his commitment to the Asia region, in the wake of the decision to re-route Kangaroo Route services through Dubai. In an address to Australia's National…

British Lions head to Noosa

The Noosa region of Queensland will play host to the British & Irish Lions rugby team on the first part of its 2013 tour of Australia. The team, management and media will visit Noosa in…

SilverNeedle launches NEXT hotel brand

SilverNeedle Hospitality has announced that Brisbane’s Chifley hotel will be rebranded as the world’s first NEXT Hotel.  The hotel management company recently acquired the property for…

Hilton to debut in New Caledonia

Hilton has signed a franchise agreement for a 154-room hotel in the Pacific island nation of New Caledonia. Currently known as the La Promenade, the will undergo a refurbishment before…

Qantas offers chauffeur service

Qantas will launch a new chauffeur service as part of its partnership with Emirates. Chauffeur Drive, which is planned to start in April 2013, will be offered to Qantas passengers…

Rendezvous rebrands more Aussie hotels

Rendezvous Hospitality Group (RHG) has renamed its hotels in Adelaide and Melbourne as part of its company-wide repositioning strategy. Rendezvous Hotel Adelaide has become Rendezvous Grand…

Emirates boosts Australian network

Emirates is embarking on a major expansion in Australia. From 1 November 2012, the Dubai-based airline will launch four weekly flights to Adelaide, rising to a daily service from 1 February…

Recovering Tiger opens Sydney base

Tiger Airways has commenced services from its new base at Sydney's Kingsford-Smith International Airport. The launch of the new base - Tiger's second in Australia following Melbourne -…

Pacific Sun embarks on final cruise

P&O Cruises’ Pacific Sun liner departed Brisbane yesterday for its final voyage before it leaves the cruise line’s fleet. The 47,000-tonne ship was sold by P&O earlier this year as…

Hawaiian adds another new A330

Hawaiian Airlines has taken delivery of another new Airbus A330-200. The new wide-body aircraft, which becomes the fourth A330 to join the airline's fleet this year and the ninth since June…

KLM to boost KL flights

KLM has announced plans to add more flights to its Amsterdam-Kuala Lumpur route. From 29 October 2012, the Dutch airline will add three weekly flights to the Malaysian capital, taking…

Air Tahiti expands Qantas codeshare

Air Tahiti Nui has expanded its existing codesharing agreement with Qantas.  The two carriers have been codesharing on the Papeete-Sydney (via Auckland) and Papeete-Los Angeles routes since…

China Southern launches Canton Route

China Southern Airlines launches its new Canton Route tomorrow, with the start of flights between Guangzhou and London Heathrow airport.  The new service will link with the airline's…

Qantas to boost domestic capacity

Qantas and Jetstar will increase capacity on several domestic routes over the next 12 months. The group has unveiled plans to add 11 weekly Qantas flights between Sydney and Melbourne from…