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Qantas sees fall in annual profits as fuel costs rise

Qantas has posted a 17 per cent fall in annual net profit, driven by rising fuel costs and a weaker Australian dollar.However, the Australian flag-carrier cheered investors with a A$400 million share buyback and higher dividend.The airline also said it…

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Ritz-Carlton, Perth, to open in November

The Ritz-Carlton, Perth will officially open its doors at Elizabeth Quay on November 15th.The hotel’s main feature will be the 277 sq. m Ritz-Carlton Suite, which boasts the city’s best views of the Swan River from an outdoor balcony and…

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Avani unveils plans for two new Australia properties

Building on the success of its debut on the Gold Coast and central Melbourne, Avani Hotels & Resorts will welcome guests to two new properties in Australia.Avani Adelaide Residences and Avani Melbourne Box Hill Residences will both open later this…

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AirAsia welcomes first A330neo to Thailand fleet

AirAsia has taken delivery of its first A330neo aircraft, to be operated by its long-haul affiliate AirAsia X Thailand.The aircraft was delivered via lessor Avolon and is the first of two A330neos set to join the airline’s fleet by the…

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It’s time to take tourism seriously – part 2

In part 1, Gillian Saunders shared some thoughts on how tourism can boost employment and help strengthen South Africa’s struggling economy. In part 2, she lays out some ideas on how South Africa should restructure its visa system to realise…

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