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Staying at the Lodge at Craggy Range, Hawke’s Bay

Jesse Mulligan checks into the Lodge at Craggy Range, Hawke’s Bay.Getting there:Hire a rental car from Napier airport or, if you want to make an impression, arrive via one of the hang gliders launching from the top of the mountain…

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Fiji Ocean Swim: Diving in at the deep end

Stephanie Holmes completes her first ocean swims with a heart full of pride, and a gold medal.While most sensible New Zealanders spent last winter doing their best to stay warm and dry, I frequently found myself tepid and wet. It…

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Thailand launches new electronic visa on arrival service

Thailand has launched a new electronic visa on arrival system for international travellers.The service offers travellers a new experience when entering the country at the Suvarnabhumi and Don Mueng airports in Bangkok, as well as at Phuket and Chiang Mai…

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Western Australia: Hop on over to Rottnest Island

There are 63 crystal-clear bays, 20 white-sand beaches and 8000-10,000 furry little locals, writes David Skipwith.It’s easy to see how confused early European visitors mistook the quokkas on Rottnest Island for rats — but these little marsupials are heaps cuter.No…

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Amadeus expands distribution agreement with Qantas

Amadeus has signed a new distribution agreement with Qantas, Australia’s national carrier, that includes a private channel.The private channel will be known as the Qantas Channel and will come into effect on in August.The agreement ensures that Amadeus travel sellers…

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Qantas makes A380 order cancellation official

Qantas won’t take eight Airbus A380’s that it has had on order since 2006.The Australian carrier had previously stated its intention not to take delivery of the aircraft, but now has formalized that decision.“These aircraft have not been part of…

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Pritchard to lead Qantas in UK and Europe

Qantas has appointed Anna Pritchard as the airline’s new regional general manager for the UK, Europe, Middle East, India and Africa.She has been with the Australian flag-carrier for over eight years, having previously been Qantas’ regulatory head of legal and…

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