Airline renews agreement with Tech Giant

Airline and tech giant renew technology agreementOne of Australia’s premier airlines Virgin Australian has renewed its technological agreement with Sabre as well as looked at broadening the scope of the relationship.

The renewal expands the current SabreSonic agreement which is a suite of applications that optimizes and automates core processes such as reservations, inventory and departure control enabling the airline to offer a differentiating customer experience.

The agreement means that Virgin Australia has access to a number of Sabre’s other solutions including SabreSonic retailing and personalization solutions. Continue reading

Tourism body enlists film makers

Australian film makers launch indigenous travel adTourism Australia has recruited internationally renowned local film makers in order to produce a film aimed at promoting indigenous experiences on tailor-made Australia holidays.

Well known local film makers Brendan Fletcher and Warwick Thornton were enlisted to create the video “Our Country Is Waiting For You” after years of declining rates of visitors seeking indigenous experiences. In the year between 2014 and 2015, visitors seeking indigenous experiences totalled just 14%. Continue reading

Alternative pursuits on Queensland’s coastline

By Georgina Hughes

Alternative pursuits on Queensland’s coastlineThere’s so much to see and do on the Queensland coast that it can be difficult to know where to start when it comes to planning your tailor-made Australia holiday. Whether you’re looking to travel far and wide, find a gap year job or discover some of the less well-known coastal gems, there’s a lot to be said for straying off the beaten tourist tracks and trying out some alternative pursuits. If you’re busy packing and planning, here are some of the best suggestions to ensure you enjoy the best the Queensland coast has to offer:  Continue reading

Exploring Sydney

By Matt Tewhatu

Exploring SydneyAs one of Australia’s biggest cities, Sydney also ranks among one of the most popular tourist destinations in the country. And it’s not particularly surprising considering its size and the sheer amount of attractions it offers. But in a city that is so vast, it’s often hard to know where to go to enjoy the best of it.

Fortunately, we’ve identified a number of popular attractions in Sydney that will assist you in getting the best out of your trip to the city on your tailor-made Australia holiday. Continue reading

The heart of two states

By Matt Tewhatu

The heart of two statesTheir proximity to the popular areas of the Gold Coast like Surfers Paradise and Broadbeach means that both Coolangatta and Tweed Heads are either overlooked or seen as a less attractive or boring alternative to staying in one of Australia’s most popular holiday destinations. However, in contrast to the super commercial tourist capital of Australia’s eastern seaboard, there is a lot to like about Tweed Heads and Coolangatta which possess a more laidback and beachy type of holiday.

Often seen as one city, they are actually two small towns on either side of the Queensland/New South Wales border attached directly to each other.

Thankfully, we’ve identified why these two locations are great places to visit on your tailor-made Australia holiday. Continue reading