Crystal takes to the skies with new AirCruises

Crystal Cruises has made the leap from sea to air with the debut of Crystal Skye, an 88-seat Boeing 777 charter aircraft billed as one of the most luxurious in the skies. Operating under the banner of Crystal AirCruises, the custom-fitted plane em

2017: Where did it go?!

2017 has been a year of changes in the Australian travel and tourism sector, with the ongoing proliferation of new technologies continuing to impact travel agencies, airlines, cruise operators, wholesalers and suppliers. Bruce Piper looks at how inno

Auschamber view: December 2017

John Hart, executive chair, Australian Chamber -- Tourism Time to reset the crystal ball on tourism I will have the pleasure of sitting on the newly formed Ministerial Committee looking at tourism Beyond 2020. With several years to run on th

AFTA view: December 2017

Jayson Westbury, chief executive AFTA What a year the travel industry has had in 2017! With the continued growth in outbound passenger numbers up some 4.4% year on year and the strong desire by Aussies to go on an overseas holiday, 2017 has been a

Steve Jones’ Say: December 2017

Let me add to the chorus of voices who between now and January 1 will lament the rapid passing of the year. Can it really be 12 months since we were preparing for the 2017 festivities? Clearly it is. And seeing as it's the final column of 2017, wh

Express Travel Group soars in 2017

Last month's Independent Travel Group conference in Kuala Lumpur saw Tom Manwaring, CEO of Express Travel Group, reveal an exceptional year in which the organisation's Total Transaction Value surged 42% compared to 2016. Air passenger numbers were up