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News Briefs – 29th March 2017

Australian tourism spending up 6% to USD91bn in 2016 Tourism Research Australia reported (29-Mar-2017) the following highlights in its Travel By Australians report for the year ending Dec-2016:

Sydney welcomes Vietnam Airlines new service from Hanoi, aimed at adding 85,000 seats per year

Sydney Airport, welcomed (29-Mar-2017) Vietnam Airlines’ new Hanoi-Sydney service with a fitting water salute as the first of the route touched down.  The services are

News Briefs

Visitor arrivals to Cook Islands up 27% to 7731 in Feb-2017 Cook Islands Ministry of Finance & Economic Management reported (27-Mar-2017) visitor arrivals to Cook Islands

Cebu Pacific enjoys improvements on Manila-Sydney route – but Melbourne may have to wait

Philippine low cost carrier (LCC), Cebu Pacific Air is showing consistent improvements on its Manila-Sydney route however is not yet ready to pursue expansion in

Singapore Airlines Group to top 100,000 seats weekly in Australia this year

Singapore Airlines (SIA) will be operating a record number of flights to Australia in the latter portion of the 2017 southern winter season, following further

Scoot relies on improved Australia connections to support Athens and India service

Scoot is working on rescheduling select Australian flights to improve connections with its India and Europe network. Scoot is banking heavily on Australia connections to

Malindo Air brings a competitive full service product to the Brisbane market, providing new options for Bali and Kuala Lumpur

Lion Group’s Malindo Air launched services to Brisbane in January with a daily service from Bali. While the flight originates in Kuala Lumpur, where Malindo

Technology is ‘personalising’ corporate travel

In a keynote address at the inaugural CAPA-ACTE Canberra Aviation & Corporate Travel Summit (15-Mar-2017), Tony Carter, managing director of Amadeus, outlined a vision for

Surprise security measures will hit business travellers and children – and WiFI providers and…everyone

The best thing, from an industry point of view, regarding today’s shock security news is that technology should quickly catch up with the challenge that

Jetstar’s new Ho Chi Minh service opens up new capacity in Australia-Vietnam market

Jetstar Airways is returning to the Vietnamese market in May-2017 with a daily 787 service to Vietnam. The Qantas Group is betting the market has

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