Weekly Travel News 21st January

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Insurance Firm Hacked, Policy Holders Not Informed Insurance firm, Aussie Travel Cover, is under fire after keeping a large-scale hacking quiet from policy holders for over a month. The hacking saw potentially hundreds of thousands of Australians’ personal information stolen …

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Broken Hill Officially Added To Australian National Heritage List!

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In truly historic cultural news, Broken Hill is set to become the first Australian city to be added (in its entirety) to the Australian National Heritage List. After more than ten years of active lobbying on the part of citizens …

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Weekly Travel News: AirAsia, Paris and Data Breaches

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Stay up to date with all the latest travel news from around Australia and the world over the past week: Divers Recover Airasia Cockpit Voice Recorder Indonesian divers on Tuesday retrieved the cockpit voice recorder from the crashed AirAsia flight QZ8501, …

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Travel Differently: Rent an apartment on your next big trip

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With a plethora of travel options these days it’s no surprise that the alternative and slow travel movements are making a come back. Now coupled with the technological innovation of smart phones and the internet this different way of traveling …

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Weekly Travel News Wrap Up

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Here is all the latest travel news from Australia and beyond from the last week. 1. North Korea Launches a Tourism Website North Korea launched a new tourism website this week designed to appeal to international visitors even though its borders …

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Top Travel Trends in 2015

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A new study by the World Travel Market Report has revealed the top travel trends for 2015. The report revealed that more travellers than ever will eat locally, stay in posh hostels – aka poshtels – and use technology like …

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LGBT- Friendly Tourism Given A Boost In Australia!

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Australia has a long history of cultural open mindedness and fairness for all its citizens. Visitors and locals would know that Sydney’s LGBT scene is acknowledged as one of the best in the region, adding a vibrant dash of vitality …

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Survivor Guilt

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On the 21st of January 1985 George Lamson Jr and his father boarded Galaxy Airline flight 203. They were scheduled for a short flight, from Reno, Nevada to Minneapolis. As soon as they found their seats they settled in. George …

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The ‘Blood Moon’ In Australia: Your Guide To The Amazing Astronomical Event!

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Star-gazing tourists will be flocking to Australia in droves for the kind of astrological event which only comes around once every few hundred years. On Wednesday night, Australia’s skies will be watched by keen eyes hoping to see the rare …

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Travel Money Cards: Banks Ordered To Return Millions In Unclaimed Funds!

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For those who’ve ever travelled around Australia (or abroad), you’d know about the Travel Money Card. It’s an easy fix for all your cash problems and a simple way to guarantee safety. But every year, thousands of Travel Money card …

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Simple Tips For Stress-Free Camping In Australia!

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No matter what kind of traveller you are, your trip to Australia isn’t complete without a true-blue camping experience! Camping allows city dwellers the chance to ditch their anxieties and head out into the open bush. The fresh air and …

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The Australian Regional Tourism Convention Rolls Into Town!

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The Australian Regional Tourism Convention is once again taking place. This year, the four day event is being held in Port Stephens, located in New South Wales. The idyllic seaside town will host tourism bigwigs from all around the nation. …

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The Mysterious Giant Squid

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Arguably the most mysterious creature through the history of mankind has been the giant squid. To the Old Norse it was a fearsome kraken able to devour entire longboats. To the Ancient Greeks it was a monster similar to Scylla …

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The Staggering Cost from Hotel Theft

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A study undertaken by the British Hotel Association has found women are more likely to steal items from hotel rooms than men. Often these will be small items like cups and saucers or clothing hangers and laundry bags. Hotels everywhere …

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Australia’s Top Five Getaways For Lovers Of Wine!

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Australia has a huge wine industry, one that’s seriously challenging this country’s preference for beer. There has been a major explosion in the diversity and range of Australian wine-making and our international reputation has been on the rise too. Accordingly, …

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Space shuttles and submarines – the next frontiers of tourism?

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Currently, tourism is looking upwards. Richard Branson and Virgin Galactic are preparing to take to space after years of hype. It’s thought that the first flight will be launched within the next year. Passengers will pay hundreds of thousands dollars …

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Bluey Technology and Runway Four

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The office door flew open, “John, we have a problem.” John Sykes was the CEO of a major Australian capital city airport. He dealt with problems everyday, it was his job, but never did those problems require someone barging into …

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Australia’s airline troubles

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The Flying Kangaroo has, for years, been an Australian icon. Qantas has always been renowned for its big-budget international marketing campaigns, and is arguably best-known as the brand that co-oped ‘I Still Call Australia Home’ with a choir of youngsters and …

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Coward Punches & Australian Tourism

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The “king hit” epidemic – re-labelled as the “coward punch” since early January – has scarcely been out of the headlines for months now. From the violent incidents themselves, to the variously miraculous and saddening results, to the public outcry …

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