Qantas

Qantas in ‘world-first’ tablet trial

Passengers on Qantas will be the first in the world to have in-flight entertainment streamed wirelessly to tablet devices in a trial announced by the airline Thursday. To be rolled out from the end of next month on one Boeing 767-300 flying domestic routes, the six-week test will see Qantas’s current entertainment programme broadcast to [...]

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Cathay Pacific to add premium economy cabin

Hong Kong’s flag-carrier Cathay Pacific is to become the latest airline to include premium economy seating. The carrier will begin rolling out premium economy cabins next year between Hong Kong and Sydney, Singapore, Toronto and Shanghai. Further destinations are expected to follow throughout 2012 reported Australian Business Traveller

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City guide publisher launches luxury box set

Chic city guide publisher Luxe has launched a new bespoke gift set designed as the traveler’s perfect Christmas gift. The new Bespoke Boxes hold eight or 12 Luxe City Guides and can be personalized with a selection of specific guides tailored to personal preference. There are 33 Luxe City Guides covering cities around the world [...]

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Norwegian Hosts First Twitter-Themed Cruise

Norwegian Cruise Line has announced plans for the world’s first at-sea tweetup for cruise-loving social media enthusiasts. The SeaTweetup will be a three-night cruise around the Bahamas and is billed by the organizers as the world’s meeting for Twitter users at sea. The cruise, departing Miami on November 18, will be hosted by Norwegian Cruise [...]

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Abu Dhabi posts record tourist results

A fall in Abu Dhabi‘s hotel prices has prompted a record year for the Emirate so far, according to figures released July 27. The first six months of 2011 showed the best hotel results in the history of the country, with the number of visitors climbing 11 percent to just over one million. Authorities hope [...]

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Europe’s cruise market is booming

Online travel agent Expedia has revealed that it is seeing an increased interest in cruises to Europe in response to cuts in air capacity between America and Europe. The year so far has seen increased interest in European cruises from US consumers. There was “tremendous value” to be secured for travelers right now. According to [...]

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