Australian Carriers Expand In Asia

Australian carriers Qantas and Jetstar continue their Asian expansion with new connections between Australia, China and Vietnam. The Flying Kangaroo has relaunched direct services to Beijing, while its low cost affiliate is to fly to Ho Chi Minh City for the first time.   Qantas Launches Sydney – Beijing After a hiatus of 8 years, … Continue reading

Accor Opens Novotel Auckland Airport Hotel

Accor has added a second property in Auckland under its Novotel brand. The French hospitality giant opened the new, 263-room Novotel Auckland Airport, conveniently located beside Auckland International Airport and 30 minutes from the city centre, last week in a traditional dawn ceremony by Maori King Tuheitia and New Zealand Prime Minister John Key.   Leading local … Continue reading

Bigger Ships To Australia From Celebrity Cruises, Holland America Line

Cruising in Australia and New Zealand is set to receive a boost during the 2012/2013 winter season. Following industry giant Carnival’s announcement that it will send the 2,667-passenger Carnival Spirit down under for the first time in late 2012, 2 other lines have revealed plans to increase capacity with bigger ships. Celebrity Cruises will deploy its … Continue reading