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Travel Prices Are Expected To Rise Sharply In 2019

Travel prices are expected to rise sharply in 2019, with hotels going up 3.7%, and flights 2.6%, driven by a growing global economy and rising oil prices, according to the fifth annual Global Travel Forecast, published this week by the Global Business Travel Association (GBTA) and Carlson Wagonlit Travel (CWT) with the support of the Carlson Family Foundation.


  • Travel prices are expected to rise sharply in 2019 according to the fifth annual Global Travel Forecast, published by the…

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Airport Robot: It carries your luggage and leads you to the right gate

Imagine making your way around the airport in a totally carefree state: no heavy suitcases to pull behind you and no need to stay on high alert looking out for gate changes.
Such a stress free airport experience sounds too good to be true, but KLM Royal Dutch Airways is about to make it a reality.

How, you say? Meet Care-E, KLM’s bright blue, friendly luggage trolley robot.

KLM plans to have these cute Care-E robots stationed after security.

You’ll greet the robot by scanning your boarding pass.…

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How to overcome homesickness while on holiday
When you're overseas, it's perfectly normal to feel homesick. How can you still enjoy the experiences and opportunities in front of you?…

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The Ritz-Carlton Yacht Collection

Designed to combine the lifestyle of The Ritz-Carlton’s luxury resorts and the casual freedom of a yachting vacation, The Ritz-Carlton Yacht Collection will offer itineraries at a relaxed pace and introduce guests to the local cultures of each destination through curated, immersive experiences ashore.…

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Why Africa should be on everyone's bucket list
Southern Africa is full of wonderful surprises. From the picturesque Garden Route in South Africa through to the floodplains of Botswana and spectacular natural beauty of Zimbabwe, there is something for everyone to enjoy. There is nothing that compares being within metres of predators, elephants, giraffe and zebra in the wild whilst in your open safari vehicle.  Here's an insight from two of our leading Travel Advisors at FBI Travel.…

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Singapore Airlines (re)launches world's longest flight from Singapore to New York

Singapore Airlines says it will launch the world's longest commercial flight in October.

At almost 19 hours, the non-stop journey will take passengers direct from Singapore to the New York area.

The 15,300–kilometre flight from Singapore to Newark, New Jersey, will eclipse the 14,500km Qatar Airways flight from Doha to Auckland as the world's longest, according to airline data provider OAG.

Airlines including Singapore Airlines, Qantas and US-based United are adding ultra-long-haul flights that…

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Seventh Heaven - Why one European river cruise is never enough!
Across the entire continent of Europe, rivers connect people, history and culture. As a relaxing and stress-free option, river cruising enables you to see Europe in a different light. What provider best fits with your holiday needs?…

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Flexibility versus compliance – finding the right balance to meet the needs of the modern business traveller


In an increasingly fragmented travel marketplace, and amid the proliferation of technologies that offer more choice than ever, corporate travel buyers are increasingly walking a tightrope between flexibility and sensible travel policy, new research from the Association of Corporate Travel Executives (ACTE) shows.



  • New ‘Balancing Business Travel Tools & Policy for the Traveller Experience’ report from ACTE Global and American Express Global Business Travel highlights…

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Another 'Pay as you go' Airport Lounge Opens in Melbourne


Remember the good old days when you had to travel practically every other week to raise enough frequent flyers to get you inside a luxe airport lounge?


Oh you’re living in Melbourne and that’s still your reality? Why?!


Melbourne Airport now has a SECOND ‘pay as you go’ airport lounge, with Plaza Premium Group opening a luxurious space this month.


The Plaza Premium ‘independent airport lounge’ joins an existing Marhaba-branded space at the gateway, giving flyers a…

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The Best Hotel Club Lounges in Australia 2018

The perks of office come into play at hotel club lounges, those members-only sanctuaries reserved for the most loyal or cashed-up customers. Australia’s finest executive refuges often come with sensational views, all-day refreshments and food, a concierge on call and access to meeting spaces for discreet deal-making – and it’s all complimentary.


Sheraton on the Park, Sydney
Newly refreshed and reimagined as part of Sheraton on the Park’s hotel-wide $40 million refit, the Sheraton Club…

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Introducing a new, private luxury experience at LAX

Skip the crowds, maintain your privacy and enjoy a luxury pre-flight or arrival experience.

We’ve joined forces with The Private Suite to offer select United customers the ability to purchase access to a new private terminal at Los Angeles International Airport (LAX), complete with private security screening, an exclusive lounge and much more.


If you’re departing LAX for Aspen, Cabo San Lucas, Hawaii, London Heathrow, Melbourne, New York/Newark, Shanghai, Singapore, Sydney or Tokyo…

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How to embrace sustainable tourism on your next holiday
Have you ever thought about the impact you're making when you jet around the world? We'd never tell you to stop travelling, but we would encourage you to think more about sustainable tourism! Never heard of it before? Come with us, we'll introduce you to this new way to travel!…

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