CHINA EASTERN’S New Perth-Shanghai Services

Perth to Shanghai non-stop seasonal service takes off on 15 January 2020.

China Eastern Airlines is operating non-stop services between Perth and Shanghai between 15 January and 17 February 2020.

The route will be operated by Airbus A330-200 aircraft configured with two cabins—Economy and Business Class. China Eastern’s Business Class seats convert into a 180-degree flat bed.

The Perth-Shanghai flight will leave Perth at 11:50 on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays, and arrive at Shanghai Pudong International Airport at 21:10 on the same day.

EUROPEAN DESTINATIONS
China Eastern’s European network includes:

  • London Heathrow
  • Paris
  • Frankfurt
  • Amsterdam
  • Budapest
  • Rome
  • Moscow
  • Saint Petersburg
  • Stockholm
  • Prague
  • Madrid

The airline’s key codeshare partner in Europe is Air France KLM.

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QANTAS Ties Up With Air France – KLM

Qantas Frequent Flyers can now access reward seats, earn Qantas Points and receive tier benefits across the entire Air France – KLM Royal Dutch Airlines network.

The program tie-up allows members to access reward seats and earn points on all fares across all Air France and KLM marketed flights globally.

“Qantas Frequent Flyer members will now have access to hundreds of thousands more reward seats in popular destinations including Paris, Amsterdam, Rome, Barcelona and Athens, as well as new destinations across France, Italy and Northern Europe.” 

Qantas Loyalty CEO Olivia Wirth.

Frequent flyers with Gold status or higher will also be able to access tier benefits including priority boarding, priority check-in and extra baggage allowance on any Air France and KLM operated flights.

The agreement between Qantas Frequent Flyer, Air France and KLM Flying Blue means members will be able to earn points when they travel on eligible flights across each airline. Members will also be able to redeem Classic Flight Reward seats across Air France and KLM’s economy and business cabins.

To earn Qantas Points with Air France or KLM, members simply need to enter their Qantas Frequent Flyer number when booking their next flight.

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RITZ-CARLTON’S 100th Hotel Lands in Perth

The Ritz-Carlton, Perth opened in November 2019 in the landmark development at Elizabeth Quay by the Swan River.

The opening marks the 100th Ritz-Carlton property globally, and heralds a much-anticipated return of the iconic brand to Australia.

“We are very excited to bring the legendary service and exceptional luxury of The Ritz-Carlton brand back to Australia,” said Lisa Holladay, Global Brand Leader, The Ritz-Carlton.

The hotel offers 205 elegantly-appointed guestrooms including 19 suites, which feature sweeping city and Swan River views.

Rooms also feature

  • High-speed complimentary wireless internet access
  • Floor-to-ceiling windows and a window sitting area – skyline, Swan River and Langley Park views
  • Freestanding bathtub, rainforest shower, Asprey bath amenities, make-up mirror
  • State-of-the-art technology and entertainment
  • Complimentary WiFi

Room types include Deluxe King Room, Deluxe Twin Room, Premium King Room, Premium Twin Room, Studio Swan River King Room, Studio Park King Room, Langley Park Suite, Elizabeth Quay Suite, and the The Ritz-Carlton Suite.

Hotel facilities include

  • 130sqm outdoor heated infinity pool
  • The Ritz-Carlton Spa
  • Hearth Restaurant
  • Songbird rooftop bar
  • The Ritz-Carlton Club with outdoor terrace overlooking the Swan River
  • Meeting and event spaces

Hearth, the hotel’s signature restaurant and lounge, is said to offer bold new interpretations of the classic Australian barbecue.

Songbird rooftop bar on level 5 is an airy, dynamic and ever-enchanting indoor and outdoor space with a crackling fire pit for the cooler months.

Meetings and Events

From boardroom meetings to lavish weddings, The Ritz-Carlton, Perth has 2,000 square metres of conference space. The impressive 550 square metre Elizabeth Quay Ballroom is available as a single space or three smaller rooms. The Bell Tower and Swan River rooms are also customisable, all with stunning views over Elizabeth Quay.

There’s also an outdoor bar terrace for cocktail receptions up to 100 guests.

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WE KNOW Celebrations

2019 was another big year for The Travel Authority Group. One worth celebrating. And celebrate we did from coast to coast.

QATAR AIRWAYS New Santorini Services

Skytrax 2019 Airline of the Year, Qatar Airways, is adding the romantic Greek island of Santorini to its ever-growing destination network.

The airline’s first Doha-Santorini services take to the sky in May 2020.

The seasonal services (May to October) will operate thrice weekly by Airbus A320 aircraft featuring 12 seats in Business Class and 132 seats in Economy, offering a one-stop service from Australia to Santorini.

“We’re really excited about these new Qatar Airways flights to Santorini,” said Lisa Byers, General Manager of The Travel Authority Corporate & Resource in Fremantle.

“The Greek islands are gorgeous, and these new services make Santorini closer than ever before for Australian travellers by eliminating the 6-hour ferry journey from Athens or a domestic flight. We expect the flights to be very popular,” added Lisa.

Santorini will become Qatar Airways’ fourth destination in Greece, joining Athens, Thessaloniki and seasonl Mykonos flights.

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PHILIPPINE AIRLINES Announces New Perth Services

Our friends at Philippine Airlines have announced the commencement of direct flights to Perth from March 2020.

The non-stop service will commence with four flights each week, injecting an additional 70,000 seats into the market.

“We’re thrilled that another airline is about enter the West Australian market.”

Lisa Byers, General Manager of The Travel Authority Corporate & Resource in Fremantle.

“The new flights are well-timed schedule into Manila, meaning travellers from Perth can connect to domestic destinations in the Philippines and the airline’s extensive network throughout Asia and beyond,” added Lisa.

Perth Airport Chief Executive Officer Kevin Brown said, “We had already been able to add around 400,000 new seats of capacity into Perth over the past 12 months from our key Asian markets. The Manila route builds on that momentum.”

The airline will operate the service on a A321 Neo which has 168 seats, including 12 fully-flat Business class seats.

PR223 and PR224 will operate on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday arriving into Perth at 7.20am before departing again at 8.40am.

The first flight is scheduled for 30 March 2020.

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NEW QANTAS First Lounge in Singapore

Qantas has officially opened its newest First Lounge, a luxury space spread over 1,000 square metres at Singapore’s Changi Airport.

The new First Lounge will operate in tandem alongside the airline’s existing International Business Lounge, providing capacity for 240 customers and a bespoke offering for Qantas’ First Class passengers and top tier frequent flyers.

“Qantas’ new First Lounge in Singapore looks fabulous,” said The Travel Authority Group’s Managing Director, Peter Hosper.

“We have no doubt our clients will love it, and we look forward to sampling its delights ourselves next time we’re travelling through Singapore’s Changi Airport,” he added.

An open kitchen will serve up a Rockpool a-la-carte seasonal menu.

Expect to see local delicacies like a signature tea smoked duck breast with pickled cabbage and Chinese mustard and a laksa with crayfish, bok choy and fried shallots, along with customer favourites such as the salt and pepper squid with green chili sauce.

Qantas Creative Director of Food, Beverage and Service Neil Perry said the dining experience is inspired by Singapore’s vibrant culinary culture.

“The Singapore food scene is one of my favourites in the world. The iconic hawker markets and fine dining restaurants inspired us to design a menu that gives customers an authentic taste of Singapore without leaving the airport,” said Mr. Perry.

The lounge also features a cocktail bar serving French champagne, seasonal spritzes, Singaporean and Australian beer, a variety of Australian wines, and Singapore-inspired cocktails like the Calamansi Mojito – made from the local Calamansi fruit.

Business travellers will be able to work in an open, communal setting or individual lounge chairs with high dividers. USB and charging ports are located throughout, with wireless printing, Wi-Fi and TV screens for customers to stay charged and connected.

The new premium space is Qantas’ fourth First Lounge across its global network, joining Sydney, Melbourne, and Los Angeles.

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STAR CLIPPERS – Asia Bonus Offers!

ON SALE until 30 December 2019

Sail to Borneo, Thailand & Cambodia with Star Clippers and receive TRIPLE BONUS OFFERS of…

30% OFF your cruise fare
A FREE CABIN UPGRADE and
ONBOARD SPENDING CREDIT OF UP TO €400 PER COUPLE!

OR

NO SINGLE SUPPLEMENT for single travellers aboard Star Clipper in Thailand on select sailing dates

Take a look at some of our incredible offers below.

THAILAND No Single Supplement

THAILAND, CAMBODIA & BORNEO Bonus Offers!

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Terms & Conditions
Bonus Cruise Fares are in AUD$, per person, double occupancy, based on 10 night cruise when booked by 31 December 2019, inclusive of port charges, gratuities and applicable discounts, are capacity controlled, subject to availability at the time of booking and may be withdrawn at any time without notice. Inside Cabin fare based on cabin category 6 and Outside Cabin fare based on category 4. Early Booking Discounts not combinable with guaranteed single, 3rd person and children fares. ^One category cabin upgrade applicable when booking categories 6, 5, 4 or 3 only, subject to availability and Onboard Credit applicable for first two adult fare passengers in cabin only (excludes shore excursion purchases), valid for new bookings only when booked by 31 December 2019. Prices shown do not include airfares, taxes, travel insurance and any items of a personal nature. The price shown is for a cash payment, credit card fees will apply. For full terms and conditions, please visit adventureworld.com/terms-and-conditions. Issue date 26 Aug 2019.

Single Traveller Cruise Fares are in AUD$, per person, single occupancy, inclusive of port charges, gratuities and applicable discounts, are capacity controlled, subject to availability at the time of booking and valid for new bookings made by 31 December 2019. Inside Cabin fare based on cabin category 6 and Outside Cabin fare based on category 4.
Offer excludes cabin category 1 and Owners Cabin. No Single Supplement is not combinable with any other promotional offer, guaranteed single, 3rd person and children fares. Prices shown do not include airfares, taxes, travel insurance and any items of a personal nature. The price shown is for a cash payment, credit card fees will apply. For full terms and conditions, please visit adventureworld.com/terms-and-conditions. Issue date 26 Aug 2019.

SEMINYAK 7-Nights & Bonuses Galore from $809 pp

Stay at Courtyard by Marriott Seminyak and enjoy free-flow drinks, transfers, spa treatment & much more!

ON SALE until 31 December 2019
FOR STAYS 06 January – 31 March 2020
FROM $809 per person, twin share

Opened in 2014, this 4.5-star resort is the perfect retreat for couples, singles and families. Courtyard Seminyak by Marriott sits in the heart of Seminyak, central to Bali’s popular dining, shopping and entertainment hot spots.

The 287 designer rooms and suites at Courtyard Seminyak feature modern room amenities, rain showers and private balconies which overlook either the lively streets of Seminyak or the hotel’s expansive lagoon pool.

Deluxe Pool View Room

INCLUSIONS

  • 7 Nights in a Deluxe Pool View Room
  • Daily famous Marriott buffet breakfast for two
  • Private return airport transfers
  • Daily free flow drinks and canapes from 4pm – 5pm. Includes beer and cocktails plus non-alcoholic drinks.
  • A set lunch at Seminyak Kitchen for two
  • A 3 course dinner at Seminyak Kitchen for two
  • A 60 minute Balinese spa treatment at Zanti Retreat for two
  • Your choice of a taco or coffee from “What the Truck” for two
  • Free WiFi

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Prices are per person based on twin share accommodation and excludes airfare. On sale until 31 Dec 19. Valid for travel 06 Jan – 30 Jun 20. Surcharges apply 01 Apr – 30 Jun 20. Inclusive dates. All prices are subject to availability and currency fluctuations and can change without notice. Cancellation and change fees will apply. Booking may be subject to compulsory credit card fees and service charges from the agent. Other conditions apply.

SAY HELLO to Virgin’s Valiant Lady

Virgin Voyages has revealed its second ship, Valiant Lady.

With a home port in Barcelona, and visiting destinations throughout the Mediterranean, Valiant Lady will launch with three 7-night itineraries, all going on sale in December of 2019 and setting sail in May of 2021.

Styled by top global design teams, Valiant Lady will be built by the master shipbuilders of Fincantieri in Genoa, Italy and will find home port for herself in Barcelona, Spain.

A ‘RockStar Suite’ aboard Virgin’s Valiant Lady.

Home to some of the world’s best beach clubs, night clubs and yacht clubs these itineraries, typically sailed by super yachts, will play host to Valiant Lady’s voyages, all sailing from (and returning to) Barcelona’s Wharf home.

A fun feature aboard Virgin’s ships will be its signature on-demand Champagne delivery service called Shake for Champagne.

“It is never too early for champagne and there is always something to toast to while aboard Scarlet Lady. We want our Sailors to enjoy a glamorous holiday and what better way to feel like a RockStar than a sip of bubbly whenever and wherever you want it,” said Tom Mcalpin, CEO of Virgin Voyages.

When the Virgin Voyages Sailor App is shaken, a secret Virgin Voyages Champagne button is revealed and, with just one press, a bottle of Möet Chandon Impérial will be delivered to the Sailor.

Virgin Voyages’ ‘Sea Terrace’ room.

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