Articles tagged “australia”

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.

1 day 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.

1 month 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.

2 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.

2 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.

2 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.

3 months ago

When Will Qantas Lose the Monopoly on Its Money-Making Routes?

When Will Qantas Lose the Monopoly on Its Money-Making Routes?

David Fickling, Bloomberg

Yes, Qantas has a competitor with a well-known name — Virgin Australia. But that brand is not what it once was, and more importantly, the airline is suffering. Qantas nearly has a monopoly in the domestic market, which is great for its shareholders. But how long will it last?

4 months ago

Record Profits Can’t Stop Qantas Investors Fretting About Rising Fuel Prices

Record Profits Can’t Stop Qantas Investors Fretting About Rising Fuel Prices

Angus Whitley, Bloomberg

Announcing record profit should please investors, right? Well, yes, but they've always got an eye on the future, and with fuel prices rising, times are going to get tougher for airlines like Qantas.

4 months ago

Battle for Air Supremacy on Key Australian Route Heats Up

Battle for Air Supremacy on Key Australian Route Heats Up

Allan Leibowitz, Skift

As the Air New Zealand-Virgin Australia alliance on services across the Tasman Sea comes to an end, Virgin will not take the snub from its Kiwi counterpart lying down. It is already flagging improved services and better frequent flyer rewards and trying to block rival Qantas from working with its former ally.

4 months ago

Tourism Australia Targets High-Spending Consumers With New Premium Strategy

Tourism Australia Targets High-Spending Consumers With New Premium Strategy

Laura Powell, Skift

Everyone is talking about experiential travel these days. But Tourism Australia is upping the ante, using experiences to drive a premium strategy aimed at attracting more affluent visitors.

7 months ago

India’s Ola Enters Competitive Australian Ground Transport Market

India’s Ola Enters Competitive Australian Ground Transport Market

Allan Leibowitz, Skift

India’s Ola has started operations in two major Australian cities, following hot on the heels of Estonia’s Taxify. The newcomers are exploiting opportunities unlocked when Uber paved the way for increased competition in a market in the tight grip of taxi operators.

9 months ago

Qantas Considers Chicago as Part of Its Long-Haul Expansion

Qantas Considers Chicago as Part of Its Long-Haul Expansion

Christopher Jasper, Bloomberg

Just after this story was written, Qantas rival Air New Zealand announced a new nonstop from Auckland to Chicago. Air New Zealand's main hub in Auckland is closer to Chicago than Qantas' Sydney base, so Air New Zealand has an advantage. But Qantas can probably make Brisbane-Chicago work.

9 months ago