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Kangaroo Island tourism suffering

Australia Kangaroo Island tourism suffering

The state MP representing Kangaroo Island says he is concerned tourists are avoiding the island because they think the recent bushfires have damaged key attractions.

Michael Pengilly says ...

Mobile phone boarding pass scheme ready for takeoff

Australia Mobile phone boarding pass scheme ready for takeoff

(TVLW) - AIRLINE passengers in Australia could soon be able to use their mobile phones as boarding passes under a new scheme to be trialled this year.

We can already watch movies, take ...

OZJet denies plane fault endangered passengers

OZJet OZJet denies plane fault endangered passengers

(eTN) - Airline OZJet has denied its passengers were in great danger when they were told to don lifejackets and prepare for a possible crash-landing in the ocean after a wing malfunction over ...

Plan to tax air insurance fails to fly

Australia Plan to tax air insurance fails to fly

(TVLW) - State governments may be hurting their economies by attempting to levy stamp duty on aircraft insurance policies.

NSW is the latest state to seek to levy stamp duty on aircraft ...

Fiji tourism losses hit $200m

Fiji Fiji tourism losses hit $200m

(TVLW) - The tourism industry made an estimated loss of $150million-$200million for 2007, says Fiji Islands Hoteliers Association president Dixon Seeto.

The loss in tourism earnings was the ...

Call to ban airline booze service

Australia Call to ban airline booze service

(eTN) - Alcohol should be banned from flights if airlines cannot control drunken and aggressive passengers, anti-drug campaigners say.

Incidents involving drunk and drug-affected airline ...

Air New Zealand is ready to capitalise on the downturn in the aviation market

Airline on right path to avoid turbulence Air New Zealand is ready to capitalise on the downturn in the aviation market

(TVLW) - Dark clouds are once again gathering over the airline industry, with a confluence of events likely to spell the end of an almost accidental boom period.

New Zealand tourist wants snake warning signs

Australia New Zealand tourist wants snake warning signs

(eTN) - A snake-bite victim is urging Gold Coast City Council to put signs along beaches warning tourists of venomous snakes.

Cedric Suifua, 22, of Auckland, was hiding lollies for a ...

Qantas on collision course with aircraft engineers

Australia Qantas on collision course with aircraft engineers

(TVLW) - Qantas is set to further inflame the tempers of its maintenance staff by unveiling "contingency" plans to offset threatened industrial action by its 1700 aircraft engineers.

Tourists and their misadventures in NZ

New Zealand Tourists and their misadventures in NZ

(eTN) - New Zealand prides itself on its adventure tourism and clean-green image, but in 2008 adventures often turned into misadventures for tourists. Kate Chapman of NZPA looks at those who had ...

Airline chief orders review

Air Pacific Airline chief orders review

(TVLW) - Air Pacific managing director John Campbell has initiated an internal review of the airline.

Mr Campbell said the airline would review customer service, maintenance and airport ...

Tourists hurt in Northland bus crash

New Zealand Tourists hurt in Northland bus crash

(eTN) - Thirteen tourists were taken to two Northland hospitals after the bus they were travelling in crashed 3m down a bank.

The accident happened about 5.50pm yesterday, about 1.5km from ...

Tourists jailed for crime spree

New Zealand Tourists jailed for crime spree

(eTN) - Two Romanian tourists who preyed on elderly women throughout the North Island were jailed yesterday.

Alexandru Marius Mihaita 31, and Daniela Vasile, 27, robbed and cheated women, ...

Tourist to pay $31,000 for death of four motorcyclists

New Zealand Tourist to pay $31,000 for death of four motorcyclists

(eTN) - An Austrian tourist who killed four motorcyclists and injured two others in a moment's carelessness says she will grieve with the victims' families for the rest of her life.

Tourism boss calls for Asian workers

Tasmania Tourism boss calls for Asian workers

(TVLW) - Tourism chief Simon Currant has called for Tasmania to be allowed to recruit skilled and unskilled workers from Asia to meet shortages in the tourism industry.

Mr Currant, chairman ...

Dark future for airline garb

Air New Zealand Dark future for airline garb

(eTN) - Air New Zealand will make changes to its controversial cabin crew uniform, with chief executive Rob Fyfe admitting that the colour is too pale.

The predominantly teal and schist ...

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High flying tourism attraction launched

Australia High flying tourism attraction launched

(eTN) - Forestry Tasmania claims its new tourist attraction in Northern Tasmania will be the best flying fox of its kind in the world.

Yesterday the Premier, Paul Lennon officially launched ...

Delay costly for airline

Airline Delay costly for airline

(TVLW) - MAINTENANCE delays, a mechanical problem and the effects of Cyclone Daman has affected Air Pacific flight schedules.

Air Pacific chief executive, John Campbell also revealed that ...

Qantas staff at Sydney Airport have threatened to walk out in the middle of the busy holiday season

Qantas Workplace Safety Dispute Qantas staff at Sydney Airport have threatened to walk out in the middle of the busy holiday season

(TVLW) - The Transport Workers Union says work teams have been cut from six people to five, which increases the risk of serious arm and back injuries.

A spokesman told the ABC that some ...

Two men robbed two tourists at Suicide Cliff in Marpi Friday at noon

Saipan Two men robbed two tourists at Suicide Cliff in Marpi Friday at noon

(eTN) - The suspects took the victims' two wallets containing a total of $1,000 cash and other items. The robbers fled on board a Toyota car without a license plate.

As of press time ...

Airlines dive in survey of disabled passenger satisfaction

Airlines Airlines dive in survey of disabled passenger satisfaction

(eTN) - PEOPLE with disabilities have significantly more trouble accessing airline services than five years ago, despite the introduction of a national standard to protect them.

The Public ...

Air New Zealand is on the lookout for what it has dubbed 'walking Wikipedias' in its search for onboard concierges.

Airline Air New Zealand is on the lookout for what it has dubbed 'walking Wikipedias' in its search for onboard concierges.

(eTN) - The airline's international manager, Ed Sims, says successful applicants will assist passengers with travel and itinerary questions, and keep travellers company if stranded at ...

American Tourist Held Captive in Solomon Islands

American Tourist Held Captive in Solomon Islands

SOLOMON ISLANDS (eTN) - A young American, Justin Taylan, 30, of Hyde Park, New York, has been held captive since November 6, 2007 in the Solomon Islands, a tiny nation off Australia's east coast. ...

Onboard Gurus Air NZ to offer in-flight travel gurus

(eTN) - In a world first, Air New Zealand is introducing an in-flight concierge service on its long haul international flights.

The airline says that it will offer travellers a travel ...

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