Rendezvous Perth rebrands

Rendezvous Hospitality Group (RHG) has rebranded its hotel in Perth. The former Rendezvous Hotel Perth has been rebadged as the Rendezvous Grand Hotel Perth Scarborough, reflecting…

Best Western adds Perth upscale hotel

Best Western has announced the launch of its second Premier-branded upscale hotel in Australia, Best Western Premier The Terrace Hotel, Perth. The hotel is set in a heritage-listed…

SIA to boost Perth and Mumbai

Singapore Airlines (SIA) has announced a series of changes to its flight schedules for the forthcoming winter season, including extra services to Perth and Mumbai. From the start of the…

Qatar Airways launches Perth flights

Qatar Airways recently launched scheduled flights to the Western Australian city of Perth. The new service from Doha will now be served three times a week using the airline’s Boeing 777…

Jetstar links Perth with Hainan

Jetstar has launched a new service connecting Perth with Haikou, the city in China's island province of Hainan. The low-cost carrier has been operating flights between Singapore and Haikou…

Air NZ boosts Auckland-Perth route

Air New Zealand has announced plans to boost capacity on its Auckland-Perth route by more than 20%. From 3 September, Air New Zealand will replace its 234-seat Boeing 767-300 with a…

Room shortage to cost Perth millions

With no hotel developments in the pipeline, the cost of hotel rooms in Perth is soaring and this cold cost the state economy millions.ABS Survey of Tourist Accommodation data shows that Q1…

Perth bureau does well

The PerthConvention Bureau (PCB) has exceeded its annual sales target by securing morethan AU$64 million (US$61.4 million) worth of meeting and incentive businessfor the State in the…

Well-kept secret:

With itineraries in places such as the Caribbean, Bahamas, Mexico, Bermuda, Hawaii, the Mediterranean, South America and the South Pacific, cruise ships make it easy to get to some of the…

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,…

SilverNeedle澳洲扩张Sage酒店

近日,SilverNeedle酒店集团继续在澳洲扩张其Sage酒店,将于墨尔本新建一座酒店。 全新的Sage Hotel Ringwood坐落于一处由酒店和购物中心组成的高端商务区,由QIC进行开发。这座酒店层高6楼,总共有120间客房和7间多功能中心。 “Sage Hotel…

SilverNeedle在珀斯新开首家酒店

SilverNeedle集团来到珀斯,下月将新开一座Sage酒店。 这项总价值3500万澳元的工程标志着该品牌首次进入西澳大利亚地区。该工程由澳大利亚发展资本(ADC)开发,酒店位于一座1902年就建好的建筑内。 这座曾经的家庭公寓已经经过了翻新整修,沿用了原始的栏杆,地板和火炉。现在,这一历史建筑将会被一座新建筑替代,酒店的101间客房及会议室将建于其中。…

泛太平洋酒店亚太地区进行升级

总部位于新加坡的泛太平洋酒店集团(Pan Pacific Hotels Group)将对其四座位于亚太地区的酒店进行一系列的重新整修工程。 集团预计总共投资超3500万美元,整修工程将在珀斯泛太平洋酒店、帕拉玛塔宾乐雅酒店、缅甸仰光宾乐雅酒店以及新加坡Beach Road宾乐雅酒店进行,工程包括新客房、新技术的引进,以及重新翻修新公共区域和设施。…

Holiday Inn opens in Cairns

InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG) has opened a new Holiday Inn hotel in Cairns. The former Mercure Cairns Harbourside has now been rebranded as the Holiday Inn Cairns Harbourside on…

希尔顿珀斯新开逸林酒店

希尔顿酒店集团近日在澳大利亚珀斯新开了一家新逸林酒店。 计划于2017年早期完工,珀斯希尔顿逸林酒店将成为西澳大利亚的首座逸林酒店。希尔顿仍有计划在该州继续新开两家逸林酒店。Waterfront希尔顿逸林酒店和Fremantle希尔顿逸林酒店。…

寰宇一家推出Priority标志 便利常旅客

寰宇一家将通过使用“Priority”品牌标志,让其常飞旅客能更方便的找到能享受优惠待遇的地方。 寰宇一家Priority标志将拥有3个寰宇一家常飞旅客的宝石等级标志-绿宝石、蓝宝石、红宝石,让常飞旅客一目了然是否能享受优惠活动。…

CMV acquires Astor ship

Cruise & Maritime Voyages (CMV) has acquired the 600-passenger ship Astor. The cruise line has previously been chartering the ship for a cruise from the UK to Fremantle (Perth)…

New Appointments

GISELA CIANCIO has been appointed director of human resources at Four Seasons Hotel Doha. In addition to overseeing the Hotel’s HR functions, she will also serve as a member of the…

《孤独星球》将苏格兰和约克郡评为2014必去目的地

《孤独星球》公布了“2014年最佳旅游景点”,即名列前十的明年值得旅游的国家、地区和城市。苏格兰和约克郡榜上有名,因此英国旅游局也分别给出了明年造访这两个地方的五大理由。 苏格兰——2014年最佳旅游目的地第三名 造访五大理由: 2014苏格兰回归年…

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…

Asian aviation tidbits

Asiana to add Indonesia flights Asiana Airlines has announced plans to launch two new routes to Indonesia. From 19 July 2013, the South Korean carrier will commence daily flights…

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…

Virgin Australia relaunches Skywest

Virgin Australia has officially launched a new regional carrier, created following its recent purchase of Perth-based Skywest Airlines. In a ceremony at Perth airport this week,…

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

Garuda profits surge Garuda Indonesia achieved a strong set of financial results in 2012, with a sharp rise in net profits compared with the previous year. The national carrier…

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…

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…

Garuda expands Etihad codeshare

Garuda Indonesia has added several new destinations to its codeshare agreement with Etihad Airways. The Indonesian national carrier will now place its 'GA' code on Etihad’s flights to…

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…

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…

Qatar Airways continues B787 roll-out

Qatar Airways has expanded its Boeing 787 Dreamliner routes in Europe, with the deployment of the new aircraft to three new destinations – Munich, Zurich and Frankfurt. The Doha-based…

Far East to acquire Rendezvous hotels

Singapore-based hotel company Far East Orchard has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) to acquire the hospitality management business of the Straits Trading Company (STC), including…

MAS returns to profit

Malaysia Airlines (MAS) recorded a profit for three months ending 30 September 2012, ending six consecutive quarterly losses. The airline posted a net profit of MYR37 million (US$12.1m) for…

Qantas receives new A330

Qantas has taken delivery of a new Airbus A330 aircraft, which it will use to boost its domestic network. The new wide-body jet arrived in Sydney this morning (Sunday 25 November 2012)…

Emirates touches down in Adelaide

Emirates has commenced flights to Adelaide - its fifth destination in Australia. The airline launched its first flight from Dubai to the South Australia capital on Thursday morning using a…

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…

MAS to boost Kota Kinabalu

Malaysia Airlines (MAS) is increasing its connections from Kota Kinabalu, with the launch of direct services to Perth and Osaka and extra flights to Hong Kong. The national carrier will…

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…

Qantas in alliance talks with Emirates

Qantas has confirmed it is in talks with Emirates over a possible alliance. The Australian carrier was earlier reported to have been approached by the Dubai-based carried with regards to a…

Qantas to offer in-flight iPads

Qantas will begin offering iPads as the in-flight entertainment option on its fleet of domestic Boeing 767s. Following a trial earlier this year, the 'QStreaming' concept will now be…

Crystal unveils 2015 World Cruise

Crystal Cruises has revealed early details of its 2015 World Cruise. The voyage, which will mark the company's 20th World Cruise and Crystal Cruises' 25th anniversary, will feature a brand…

Tune Hotels eyes major Asian expansion

Tune Hotels is plotting a major expansion in the Asia Pacific region, with new deals signed in Australia and India, and plans for new budget hotels in several other markets. Speaking to…

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…

Qantas to boost domestic routes

Qantas will boost its domestic routes later this year. The airline will increase the Airbus A330 services on its Perth–Melbourne route from 44 to 68 weekly flights from 15 October 2012,…

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…

Airline briefs 05/06/12

bmi Regional completes sale bmi Regional is to continue operating flights from Manchester and East Midlands after its sale to Sector Aviation Holdings was completed last week. Forty jobs…

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…

Crown Hotels gets new IDeaS

IDeaS Revenue Solutions, the provider revenue management services for the hotel industry, has rolled-out its solutions at all Crown Hotels properties in Melbourne, Perth and the SkyCity…

On The Deck: Grant Hunter

Your company operates a number of smaller ships which are quite old by today’s standards. What continues to make these ships relevant in today’s world of cruise where ships are built…

AirAsia X boosts Australia, Taiwan

AirAsia X has unveiled the next phase of its network realignment strategy, with the addition of flights to Australia and Taiwan. Earlier this week the Kuala Lumpur-based low-cost carrier…

THAI boosts Phuket

THAI Airways International (THAI) has announced the launch of two new routes to Phuket for the forthcoming winter high season. The national carrier will operate a Bangkok-Copenhagen-Phuket…

THAI boosts Asian routes

Thai Airways International (THAI) will boost frequencies on a series of Asian routes for its forthcoming winter schedules, commencing 30 October. The emerging markets of India and China…

Qantas sells baggage tags

Qantas has launched a retail store at Sydney airport selling its new Q Bag Tags. The temporary store, which is located in the Sydney Qantas Club at the airport's Terminal 3, will be in place…

Royal Brunei to shed routes

Royal Brunei Airlines (RBA) today announced plans to streamline its operations with the suspension of several routes. The national carrier will cut all flights to Auckland, Brisbane, Perth…

New Tune Hotel opens in Malaysia

Malaysian budget hotel company, Tune Hotels has announced the opening of its latest property; Tune Hotels Kota Bharu, in the state of Kelantan. Developed in partnership with the HLK Group,…

Qantas boosts Queensland

QantasLink, the regional subsidiary of Qantas Group, has announced plans to add approximately 5,000 seats across a range of routes in Queensland following the arrival of another new…

Qantas posts six-month profit

HIGHLIGHTS. Statutory Net Profit Before Tax of $90 million. Underlying Profit Before Tax (PBT)1 of $267 million. Revenue of $6.9 billion. Operating cashflow of $483 million. Cash balance of…