Express Tasman alliance

Express Travel Group late last month announced a new “strategic partnership” with New Zealand’s First Travel Group – the network of independent agencies which saw its numbers significantly boosted earlier this year by a mass movement of forme

Webjet sells Zuji

WEBJET has made a $26 million profit on the sale of its Asia-focused bookings business Zuji to subsidiaries of Hong Kong-travel technology group, Uriel Aviation Holding Limited last month. Shares in Webjet jumped after the $56 million sale, which was

USA blocks Qantas/American Airlines expanded alliance

Qantas ’ vision to ramp up an alliance with American Airlines is facing a roadblock after the US Department of Transportation (DOT) flagged concerns the joint venture would harm competition on flights between the United States and Australia. As tra

Velocity goes live

Virgin Australia has unveiled a new partnership with Ticketek owner TEG Live, creating an online hub for exclusive event offers and live experiences for Velocity members. The program was launched by Aussie singing superstar Keith Urban, whose upcomin

A new side to Dubai

Dubai Tourism swept Australia recently with a packed week of industry events, reaching more than 800 agents, executives and product managers in the process. The events were held in collaboration with Emirates and included VIP lunches and evening work

Ian McMahon's perspective: Shock! Coalition MP speaks against PMC

TREASURER Scott Morrison claims the latest $5 increase in the Passenger Movement Charge (departure tax ) is needed to cover the revenue lost by scaling back the planned backpacker tax.“The backpacker industry is $5 billion a year or thereabouts for