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Qantas-Japan Airlines joint business plan blocked by Australia’s Competition Commission

The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) has blocked plans for a joint business between Qantas and Japan Airlines, stating that the agreement was “not in the public interest”.

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Qantas outlines strategy for resumption of international flights; to operate Airbus A380 from July 2022

The Qantas Group has revealed a detailed plan for resumption of international flights, with the gradual restart planned around National Cabinet’s phased reopening of international borders and linked to the vaccine rollout in Australia and key overseas markets.

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Qantas to reward its Frequent Flyers who are fully vaccinated

Qantas has announced the launch of its reward campaign for COVID-19 vaccinated Australians. The airline says that this will help them to recognise their role in helping the country get out of lockdown.

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Aspire opens its first lounge in Australia at Perth Airport

Swissport has announced the opening of its first lounge under its Aspire brand in Australia.

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IHG to open a Holiday Inn hotel in Ballarat, Australia

Intercontinental Hotels Group (IHG) has announced the signing of a Holiday Inn hotel in Australia’s Ballarat in a new partnership with hotel owners, Forte Group.

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IHG opens Australia’s first next-generation Holiday Inn in Melbourne’s West

Intercontinental Hotels Group (IHG) has opened its first next-generation Holiday Inn Hotel in Melbourne’s West. The brand has undergone a global transformation over the last 18-months and its ‘next-generation’ design includes innovative open lobbies and incredible F&B.

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Hyatt’s Luxury and Lifestyle brands continue to grow globally to meet leisure travel demand

Hyatt yesterday announced the sustained growth of several luxury and lifestyle brands including Alila, Andaz, Caption by Hyatt, Hyatt Centric, Park Hyatt, and Thompson Hotels – to meet the growing demand of the leisure travel market globally.

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Marriott’s Moxy Hotels to debut in Sydney

American hospitality giant Marriott International has signed an agreement with RF Corval and KS Hotels and Resorts to debut its Moxy brand in Sydney.

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Australia-New Zealand travel bubble ends tonight

The TransTasman travel bubble between Australia and New Zealand is ending tonight. The travel corridor, set up in mid-April, allowed Australians and New Zealanders to travel quarantine-free between the two countries. However, following the fresh waves of COVID-19 in Australia, New Zealand pulled the plug on Friday for at least the next eight weeks.

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Qantas to launch flights to Proserpine for the first time in seven years

Qantas has announced one more route to Queensland, to the world-famous Whitsundays with QantasLink launching direct flights from Brisbane to the Whitsunday Coast (Proserpine) for the first time in seven years.