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Leading the Way

THE days of the travel industry being dominated by a ‘boy’s club’ are long gone. Women are on the rise right across the sector, from travel agents to suppliers and everywhere in between. Nathalie Craig spoke to five industry leaders about their journey to the top from a fema

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Whitsundays consolidation

CHINESE buyers continue to snap up islands off the coast of Queensland, with China Capital Investment Group last month announcing the acquisition of South Molle Island in the Whitsundays.

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Rail Plus on board Sabre Red

Travel agents in Australia connected to Sabre now have access to the full suite of Eurail and point-to-point international rail products accessed through Rail Plus via a new Sabre Red App

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Qantas FF points with A&K

Members of the Qantas frequent flyer (QFFF) program can now amass points when booking top-dollar, luxury holidays through travel company Abercrombie & Kent.

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Web Jet ‘misleading’ says AFTA

The relationship between AFTA and Webjet reached a new low last month when the federation lodged a formal complaint with the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission, alleging the OTA had engaged in misleading and deceptive practices.

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Steve Jones’ Say

The toys are in the pram, dummies put back in place and, one could imagine, apologies mumbled while the adversaries stared at the floor, hands thrust in pockets, writes Steve Jones.

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Hands on makes a difference

There’s no doubting the goodness behind boutique small group operator Hands On Journeys, with Sydney-based founder Simla Sooboodoo (pictured) saying she has built the business “on the foundations of love and passion”.

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Nevada comes to town

The impossibly good-looking Governor of Nevada, Brian Sandoval, visited Australia last month, leading the first ever trade delegation from Nevada to Australia.

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Sultry South of France

IT HARDLY ever rains in Montpellier,” apologised tour guide Celine Dupin, as our shiny, black umbrellas sheltered us from a downpour, writes Donna Demaoi.

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