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VIRGIN AUSTRALIA LOUNGES REOPENING

In yet another positive sign, Virgin Australia has announced the reopening of its lounges in Perth and the Gold Coast.

Seating capacity within both lounges will, however, be limited due to COVID-related social distancing requirements, and adjustments have been made to the placement of furniture within the lounges to ensure social distancing is maintained at all times.

Both the Perth and Gold Coast lounges will comply with all COVID-19 safe requirements as mandated by the state governments.

Guests will notice some changes including:

  • The requirement to use the QR code to complete sign in upon entry.
  • The entrance foyer will be used as an entry point only.
  • Furniture will be spaced 1.5m apart along with appropriate signage and social distancing markers.
  • Hand sanitiser stations will be placed throughout the lounges.
  • Lounges will be deep cleaned prior to opening, and cleaning undertaken throughout the day.

One of the most obvious changes will be around food and beverage, notably that self-serve food and drinks will not be available.

Pre-made food items including sweet and savoury snacks, sandwiches, fresh fruit, alcoholic beverages (including craft beers and curated wines), barista coffee, premium tea and soft drinks will still be available from the hosted food bar.

The airline’s Gold Coast lounge will be open:

8.00am – 8.00pm Monday to Friday
8.00am – 6.00pm Saturday
8.00am – 8.00pm Sunday

The Perth lounge willl be open:

4.15am – 5.00pm Monday to Friday
5.00am – 12.00pm Saturday
5.00am – 5.00pm Sunday

For more information, simply leave us a note in the form below, or CALL US [1300 935 669] to discuss your specific requirements.

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A WHOLE NEW ‘VIBE’ IN WA

Our friends at Vibe Hotels have just introduced their new ‘Lifestyle’ Vibe Hotel brand to Western Australia.

The 168-room Vibe Hotel Subiaco opens on 01 October in Perth’s boho borough in the heart of the city’s inner west.

“It might be a bold move opening in the mist of a global pandemic, but we’re thrilled to see hotels opening in readiness for business and leisure tourism in a post-Covid world,”

said Sarah Bush, Director of The Travel Authority Group.

Located at the corner of Railway Road and Alvan Street, the 12-storey Vibe Hotel offers panoramic views, a pool, gym, conference space, versatile guest rooms that can transform into three-bedroom suites, and a St Marks Road Co. Eatery on the ground floor.

Suite Bedroom

Perth’s Perth CBD, cycle paths and tourist attractions are all also within easy striking distance of the hotel.

Describing the property, TFE Hotels CEO, Antony Ritch said ,”Vibe Hotel Subiaco offers the chance to experience a different side to Perth in a vibrant and eclectic suburb on the city fringe. These local experiences – from a night out at the iconic Regal Theatre to the bustle of the weekend farmer’s markets to feeding swans in nearby parklands – will be bolstered by the hotel’s facilities. We’ll have rooftop pool for sun seekers and, for those that love al fresco dining, the rooftop Storehouse Restaurant and Bar, will offer incredible views over Perth.”

PRICING
Lead-in room rates start from $209.00

OPENING SPECIAL
20% discount on room only

TFE Hotels have a busy few months ahead of them as they open another new property—Vibe Hobart—in November.

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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.

LEARN MORE about China Eastern HERE.

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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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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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COMO THE TREASURY: Hot Rates in Perth!

Our friends at COMO The Treasury in Perth have extended us this fabulous, exclusive business rate.

Stay at COMO The Treasury  from $395 per night in a City Room including breakfast for one guest, in-room refreshments and Wi-Fi.

(Just quietly, rates here typically start at around $595 a night.)

City Room.

UPGRADE to a Heritage Room for an additional $20 per night!

Heritage Room.

Valid for stays before 30 December 2020, Sunday to Thursday nights only.
Rates are subject to availability and conditions apply.

COMO The Treasury is a luxury hotel located in the heart of Perth, occupying the 19th-century State Buildings. Restoration has revealed a grand Victorian era façade with interiors which now feature COMO’s trademark contemporary style.

TO BOOK

  • Contact us at info@ttagroup.com.au

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WE KNOW: Perth’s Newest Hotel – The Adnate

The newest hotel in the Art Series collection opens its doors in Perth from 01 October 2019, and Craig Webber from The Travel Authority Corporate & Resource was invited inside for a sneak-peek.

The Adnate will be the first Art Series hotel dedicated to street art and heralds the arrival of the Art Series brand in Western Australia.

Here’s what he had to say about this landmark hotel property.

“Even with just the one room available for inspection, it’s clear that The Adnate is going to make its mark on the Perth hotel scene. The lead-in room category is really roomy and, with floor-to-ceiling windows, the views of Perth’s CBD and Kings Park are stunning.”

The Adnate is named after renowned Australian street artist, Matt Adnate, and features a 25-storey ‘Mega Mural’ on its east-facing wall.

The imposing mural will be one of the world’s tallest and will bring a striking new artistic feature to Perth’s CBD.

The Adnate is named after renowned Australian street artist, Matt Adnate, and features a 25-storey ‘Mega Mural’ on its east-facing wall. The imposing mural will be one of the world’s tallest and will bring a striking new artistic feature to Perth’s CBD.

In addition to a vast array of Matt’s art, the hotel features:

  • 250 contemporary guest rooms
  • Fully equipped gymnasium
  • A centerpiece pool area
  • 24-hour reception
  • High-speed WiFi
  • Cafe
  • Complimentary art tours

A new state-first food and beverage destination will also be serving exciting cuisine and what the hotel hopes are the city’s best cocktails.

Ask us about our great opening special rates at The Adnate from just $179 per night for stays between 01 October 2019 and 30 March 2020.

But hurry! This is a limited time offer only.

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SINGAPORE AIRLINES Confirms 4th New Aircraft for Perth

Singapore Airlines has confirmed that, from 1 October 2019, customers travelling to and from Perth will experience its latest medium-haul cabin products, in-flight entertainment system on all four daily flights.

Currently operating two Airbus A350-900 medium-haul aircraft, one Boeing 787-10 aircraft and one A330-300 aircraft to Perth, Singapore Airlines will complete the final upgrade of aircraft when SQ225/224—the current A330-300 services—begins operating with a Boeing 787-10 from Tuesday 1 October.

The 787-10 is configured with 337 seats across two classes, featuring 36 Business Class seats in a 1-2-1 layout, and 301 Economy Class seats in a 3-3-3 layout.

“We’re thrilled to see each Singapore Airlines’ Perth service being operated by some of the world’s most advanced new aircraft”, says Lisa Byers, General Manager of The Travel Authority Corporate & Resource, Fremantle.

“Our clients will love the consistency and quality of the product and service offered by this combination of SQ Airbus A350 and Boeing 787 services”, added Lisa.

Singapore Airlines medium-haul Business Class on the 787-10 is arranged in a forward-facing 1-2-1 staggered configuration to provide direct aisle access from every seat. Each seat reclines directly into a 76” fully-flat bed.

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QATAR AIRWAYS is Bringing its Qsuite to Perth

The 2019 Skytrax World’s Best Airline Qatar Airways, has announced a temporary change to the aircraft its operating into Perth.

Between September and December 2019, Qatar Airways’ Perth-Doha services will be operated by a Boeing 777-300ER aircraft fitted with the airline’s award-winning Qsuite business class product.

“We’re really excited about this, even if it is only temporary”, says Lisa Byers, General Manager of The Travel Authority Corporate & Resource in Fremantle.

“Whilst the Boeing 777 lacks First Class and the A380’s spacious bar and lounge, our clients will love getting a taste of the Qsuite’s unique a face-to-face ‘party of four’ configuration and flexibility”, added Lisa.

Qatar Airways’ Qsuite was named World’s Best Business Class at the 2019 Skytrax World Airline Awards.

Clients of The Travel Authority enjoyed it first-hand with an exclusive invitation to experience the Qsuite on a day trip to Canberra in early 2019. Read more about that experience HERE.

In-flights pics from The Travel Authority’s Qatar Airways day trip in February 2019.

Qatar Airways is one of the fastest growing airlines, operating one of the youngest fleets with an average age of five years. The airline has daily flights from Sydney, Melbourne, Adelaide and Perth to over 160 destinations worldwide via one stop at Doha.

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SINGAPORE AIRLINES Deploys New Aircraft to Perth

From June 2019, Singapore Airlines will put its new Airbus A350-900 medium haul aircraft into service on one of its four daily flights to Perth.

The A350-900 features higher ceilings, larger windows, an extra wide body delivering more space and comfort as well as lighting designed to reduce jetlag.

SQ213 will arrive from Singapore at 12:50 on 3 June 2019.
SQ226 will depart Perth at 14:05 on the same day.

“We’re really excited about the June arrival of Singapore Airline’s new A350s into Perth. I recently flew from Singapore to New York aboard one of these fabulous aircraft—they’re brilliant”, said Lisa Byers, General Manager of The Travel Authority Corporate & Resource, Fremantle.

“The new regional business class cabin and experience will be extremely popular. We really look forward to seeing it in Perth”, adds Lisa.

Featuring the airline’s new regional Business and Economy Class, the A350-900 medium-haul Business Class cabin has 40 seats in a 1-2-1 arrangement with direct aisle access from every seat. The Economy Class cabin has 263 seats arranged in a comfortable 3-3-3 configuration.

New Business Class
The new medium-haul Business Class seats recline directly into a 76” fully-flat bed. Each seat measures up to 26” in width, with retractable armrests that can be raised and lowered.

Other features include ample stowage space, a business panel with in-seat power supply and USB ports, adjustable lighting and a personal 17” full high-definition touchscreen monitor.

New Economy Class
The new Economy Class seats have an ergonomically-designed contour backrest for greater relaxation, and a six-way adjustable headrest with foldable wings for more neck support.

Economy Class also features an enhanced entertainment experience with personal 11.6” full high-definition touchscreen monitors streaming myKrisWorld and its selection of more than 1,800 movies, TV shows and audio programs.

In addition, customers will have access to high-speed in-flight WiFi service on the new A350-900s.

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