Air China

Air China introduces Brisbane to Beijing direct flights

Brisbane Airport welcomes new direct Air China flights to/from Beijing The first Air China flight from Beijing to Brisbane has landed safely at Brisbane Airport on December 11, setting new heights of... Read more »
flydubai and emirates

Emirates announces new partnership with low-cost flydubai

Emirates, flydubai carriers partner to fly across 200 destinations Dubai-based airlines Emirates and flydubai have unveiled their extensive partnership agreement including integrated network collaboration and coordinated scheduling. “Both airlines will continue to... Read more »
sweden

Sweden lists entire country on Airbnb

Sweden lists entire country on Airbnb, opens doors to all tourists Sweden has listed its public parks and beaches on Airbnb to promote its national policy on free-roaming. A collaboration between Airbnb and Visit Sweden,... Read more »
Sydney Metro project

Sydney Metro extends to the south west

With the upgrade, commuters travelling on the Bankstown line will have new and direct access to major CBD Metro stations Western Sydney commuters will receive more frequent trains and faster travel times when... Read more »
The Dubai RTA chief Mattar Al Tayer with a representative of the Chinese driverless flying car, or AAV, maker Ehang. “We are working hard to start operation of the AAV this July,” said Mr Al Tayyer. Courtesy APCO Worldwide

Dubai plans to roll out pilot-less flying taxis this summer

Chinese passenger drones Ehang 184  are coming to Dubai in July 2017 Dubai has tested a Chinese prototype of a self-driving hover-taxi, its transport authority said on Monday, with the aim of... Read more »
A waiter walks past a mural of Flight MH370 in Shah Alam outside Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, in February 2016. The flight disappeared nearly three years ago with 239 people on board, and the search for the plane has now been suspended. Photo: Joshua Paul/AP

Missing Malaysian Flight MH370 search officially suspended without a trace

Australia, Malaysia, China halt MH370 underwater search After nearly three years, the hunt for Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 ended in futility and frustration, as crews completed their deep-sea search in the Indian... Read more »

Qantas announces first non-stop flights between Australia and Europe

Qantas to launch non-stop flights from UK to Australia in March 2018 The first non-stop flights from the UK to Australia will begin in March 2018, Qantas has confirmed. Australia’s flag carrier,... Read more »
NSW

$13 million boost announced for regional NSW tourism

The Regional NSW tourism industry is set to benefit from a massive funding injection of $13 million with the NSW Government launching the new Regional Tourism Fund. Minister for Trade, Tourism and Major... Read more »

Qantas teams up with Tourism Australia to boost visitor numbers with $20m deal

Qantas finally buries the hatchet with Tourism Australia and sign multi-billion dollar deal Qantas and Tourism Australia are back together in the mutual interest of increasing visitor numbers, four years after  they... Read more »
Czech Republic

These are 10 most peaceful countries in the world in 2016

These are World’s 10 most peaceful countries according to Global Peace Index 2016 Seven European states are among the 10 most peaceful countries in the world despite the threat of terrorist attacks... Read more »
New Zealand announces $12m to help regions cope with tourist influx

New Zealand announces $12m to help regions cope with tourist influx

New Zealand announces funding to support tourism industry and help local communities cope with tourist influx New Zealand’s Prime Minister John Key has announced that NZ Government would invest $20 million over... Read more »
Warner Bros to open theme park in Abu Dhabi in 2018

Warner Bros to open a $1 billion Theme Park in Abu Dhabi

Currently under construction, the indoor theme park is slated to open on Yas Island in 2018. Warner Bros. will open a theme park in Abu Dhabi in 2018.  The development will include a... Read more »
Brussels Airport reopens two weeks after terror attack

Brussels Airport reopens two weeks after terror attack

Brussels Airport reopened to a thin stream of passengers on Sunday, 12 days after suicide bombers destroyed its departure hall and killed 16 people. BRUSSELS (Belgium) — Brussels Airport reopened for some... Read more »

Tourists cut back on Europe trips after Brussels Bombings

Brussels terror attack has altered perceptions of the continent’s safety The impact of the Brussels terror onslaught was immediate. Within days, occupancy rates at some hotels in the city plunged to just... Read more »

World’s largest Cruise Ship sets sail

World’s largest cruise ship, Harmony of the Seas, sets sail on first sea trial. Royal Caribbean cruise ship is bigger than the Eiffel Tower and has robot bar tenders The newest, biggest... Read more »
Qatar Airways begins new route to Sydney Airport. Photographer Seth Jaworski captured the aircraft as it headed into Sydney.

Qatar Airways begins new route to Sydney Airport

Qatar begins flights to Sydney, announces plans to upgauge to A380 on a seasonal basis Sydney Airport has welcomed new airline Qatar Airways on 02 March 2016 – marking the start of... Read more »
Cathay Dragon

Cathay Pacific rebrands Dragonair as Cathay Dragon

The Cathay Pacific Group has announced plans to rebrand regional carrier Dragonair as Cathay Dragon, aimed at helping the group capture more traffic growth from the mainland China market. The group has... Read more »

Hainan becomes Sydney’s sixth new airline for 2015

Hainan Airlines has returned to Sydney for the first time since 2012 with the inaugural direct seasonal service from Xi’an touching down at Sydney Airport on Thursday morning. Hainan launched flights to Sydney in January... Read more »
Australia eases official travel warning for Iran

Australia eases official travel warning for Iran

The decision of lowering Travel Ban seen as a further sign of warming ties between the West and Iran after the landmark nuclear bargain struck this year. By Daniel Flitton (for Sydney... Read more »
A walkable map of the world made from soil and stone by one man

Walk around the world at Verdenskortet in Denmark

A walkable map of the world made from soil and stone by one man Roaming around the world on foot may require commitment of good number of years of one’s life, along... Read more »
Emirates' new airline is spacious and comfortable, offering one of the industry's widest in-flight entertainment screens, at 13.3in

Emirates launches new Airbus A380 – largest ever passenger plane

Over the weekend, Emirates airline unveiled a new Airbus A380 outfitted with 615 seats. Economy class is getting even bigger after Emirates reconfigured its new Airbus A380-800 planes to hold the most... Read more »

Cathay Pacific airline reveals new aircraft livery

A new livery unveiled by Cathay Pacific will be progressively introduced onto all aircraft in its fleet as part of an overall revamp of the airline. The livery was showcased yesterday on... Read more »
Virgin Australia’s new business class seats are manufactured by B/E Aerospace. (Seth Jaworski)

Virgin Australia unveils all new business class suites for its A330 fleet

Virgin Australia has unveiled its new Airbus A330 business class cabin which features the longest and widest lie-flat beds than any other domestic business class seat in the world. The new business offering... Read more »

10-year multiple-entry visas for Chinese travellers to boost Australian tourism

The federal government has extended multiple entry visas to Chinese nationals from three to 10 years to better compete with the US, which is also clamouring for more Asian tourists. Trade and... Read more »