Category Archives: *Travel News*

Baggage handling improves

The number of mishandled bags has dropped in the past few years. Image: SITA

With the number of air passengers expected to reach 3.6 billion by the year 2016, the importance of accurate baggage handling is becoming ever more important and according to a new study, airport baggage operations are on the right track. Continue reading

The most preferred airplane seat is…

I prefer the right hand side, front section, window seat. How about you? Image: British Airways

When choosing airplane seats, it is safe to say that the hardest question most people have to answer their travel agent or computer is whether they prefer the window or the aisle seat, yet British Airways went one step further and pinpointed the seats that travellers are vying for. Continue reading

Generation X most risky when it comes to travel insurance

Travel insurance – helping travellers leave with memories and not with huge medical bills. Image: flickr.com

“If you can’t afford travel insurance, you can’t afford to travel”.

This phrase has been repeatedly drilled into Australian heads, yet according to a new study 30 percent of all Aussies do not purchase travel insurance when going overseas. Continue reading

Pullman Sydney Hyde Park’s A-list visitor… Barbie

Barbie enjoying Sydney’s the newly refurbished Pullman Sydney Hyde Park. Image: Ari Hatzis

It all began with Oprah, then Ellen and now we have another fashionista that has made her way down to Oz – none other than the blonde bombshell Barbie®. Continue reading

Chris Isaak croons into Thredbo this Easter

Hear Chris Isaak on a romantic getaway this Easter. Image: Thredbo

Face painting, the Easter bunny and… Chris Isaak?

This Easter the Grammy nominated artist, Chris Isaak, will be performing for one night only in Thredbo guaranteeing a smooth night out. Continue reading

Aussies feel guilty about leaving pets behind

Making a good holiday photo album has never been easier. Image: lastminute.com.au

If going on holidays means crying over every Fido bowl you pass, then it’s time to look for pet friendly accommodation, as 46 percent of women admitted to feeling guilty about leaving their pet behind, whilst 38 percent of men weren’t too happy either. Continue reading

Modern day holidays: half the price and a free babysitter!

It’s time to add a few more characters to the holiday snaps. Image: commons.wikimedia.org

Wouldn’t it be nice to go on a holiday with all the comforts of home and even a babysitter included? How about if it also let you significantly cut down on the holiday spending? Well now you can by renting a holiday house and going away with … your mother? Continue reading