Articles tagged “australia”

Qantas CEO to Stay On for at Least 3 More Years

Qantas CEO to Stay On for at Least 3 More Years

Angus Whitley, Bloomberg

In world focused on short-term results, it's rare for a CEO to get such an extended stay in a job. Especially one in charge of an airline.

3 weeks ago

When Luxury Goes Small

When Luxury Goes Small

Laura Powell, Skift

While secondary cities are having their moments, rural regions remain largely undiscovered by higher-end tourists. That's partly because of a lack of quality accommodations. But thanks to the recent tiny home phenomenon, even remote areas can attract visitors looking for something different.

1 month ago

Wynn Resorts Walks Away From Crown Deal After Talks Became Public

Wynn Resorts Walks Away From Crown Deal After Talks Became Public

John J. Edwards , Bloomberg

It's likely that Wynn's cold feet about the Crown Resorts deal had more complex origins than the mere public disclosure of talks under way. Wynn wants to expand in Asia beyond Macau so it ain't over until the lights go out.

1 month ago

Travel Advisors May Benefit as Virgin Voyages Bundles Amenities Into Premium Prices

Travel Advisors May Benefit as Virgin Voyages Bundles Amenities Into Premium Prices

Maria Lenhart, Skift

Virgin Voyage's decision to charge high fares that include gratuities, premium dining, and other onboard features means higher earning potential for travel advisors. That's because advisors often lose out when cruise lines offer cheap fares, and then make up for it with onboard, non-commissionable charges.

3 months ago

Australian Travel Advisors Find That Luxury Clients Still Care About Price

Australian Travel Advisors Find That Luxury Clients Still Care About Price

Allan Leibowitz, Skift

Survey findings about a healthy luxury travel market in Australia demonstrate significant and lucrative opportunities for travel advisors who can meet clients’ lofty expectations while still delivering value.

3 months ago

Webjet Australia Grew Revenue Tenfold in 8 Years: Now It Gets Tough

Webjet Australia Grew Revenue Tenfold in 8 Years: Now It Gets Tough

Raini Hamdi, Skift

Webjet Limited has risen as a major online travel agency in Australia and the No. 2 bedbank player globally. But stiff competition among online players down under, a slowdown in cruise sales, and low bedbank margins will keep it on its toes.

4 months ago

The Next Big Destinations for Luxury Brands

The Next Big Destinations for Luxury Brands

Laura Powell, Skift

Where will luxury travelers be jetting off to in 2019? For clues, look at where the world's high-end brands are opening their newest properties.

5 months ago

Australia and New Zealand Have a New Bigger-Is-Better Pitch for Conventions

Australia and New Zealand Have a New Bigger-Is-Better Pitch for Conventions

Allan Leibowitz, Skift

Australasia’s major convention centers are undergoing significant redevelopments. They’re getting bigger and better to cope with the growth of mega-meetings, delegates demanding experiences, and the need to save the planet.

7 months ago

Australia Still Split on How to Save the Great Barrier Reef

Australia Still Split on How to Save the Great Barrier Reef

Spenser Mestel, Bloomberg

Australia's unwillingness to accept what is happening to the Great Barrier Reef is tied up with its tourism industry. Officials are worried that highlighting the problem will scare off visitors. But burying your head in the sand isn't a coherent long-term strategy.

7 months ago

Tourist Towns Look to Tech for Shark Attack Solutions

Tourist Towns Look to Tech for Shark Attack Solutions

Olivia Carville, Bloomberg

We welcome new technologies that promise to make it safer to swim in the ocean. But destinations need to clamp down on activity organizers that bait sharks, too.

7 months ago

Australian Airlines Accused of Ignoring Crew Sexual Harassment

Australian Airlines Accused of Ignoring Crew Sexual Harassment

Allan Leibowitz, Skift

It’s been one of the dirty secrets of the airline business for decades, but the #MeToo movement is now exposing sexual harassment among cabin crew in Australia. Accusations from a leading union have forced the airlines to issue strong denials about systemic problems.

7 months ago

Australia’s Great Barrier Reef Shows Signs of Recovery After Die-Off

Australia’s Great Barrier Reef Shows Signs of Recovery After Die-Off

Colin Bertram, Bloomberg

The world's most famous attractions must already weigh the risks of overtourism, but the effects of climate change may be even harder to combat.

9 months ago