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K’gari (Fraser) Island revisited

It’s been twenty-eight long years since I sailed the great sandy straight alongside Fraser Island, Queensland. The plan was to cruise past the island, destination Moreton Bay- but the outgoing tide of the sandy straight had other ideas. We were marooned for two days waiting for the tide to turn. It

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Discover the Gold Coast

The Gold Coast's star attraction is its beaches, including the world-renowned stretch of sand at Surfers Paradise. Beyond the beaches, discover laid-back neighbourhoods, a booming culinary scene and the Gold Coast's famous theme parks. Be sure to leave enough time for a trip into the subtropical hinterland for rainforest walks and waterfalls. The Gold Coast has

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Discover the Philippines

The Philippines is rapidly emerging as the must-see destination in Southeast Asia. With its vast array of tropical islands, far flung beaches, festivals, abundance of wildlife, world renowned dive sites, UNESCO World Heritage Sites, and a wide range of accommodation options from backpacking to luxurious five star resorts, this is a destination that has

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Discover Laos

Traversed by the Mekong River and mountainous terrain, Laos is a country that still holds much of its charm from yesteryear while progressing forward with a new, funky vibe. Located in South East Asia at the heart of the Indochinese peninsula, Laos is bordered by Myanmar (Burma) and China to the northwest, Vietnam to the

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Virgin Australia and Expedia team up

Virgin Australia has launched a global agreement with Expedia to offer better flight and hotel deals to Australian travellers and improve their hotel booking experience. The agreement means those booking hotels with Virgin Australia will now get access to Expedia’s expansive inventory of over 600,000 accommodations in 25,000 destinations worldwide. Virgin Australia’s loyalty program, Velocity

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AccorHotel’s ‘Wintervention’

The advent of winter this year will be like no other for the residents of one of Australia’s coldest towns, thanks to AccorHotels and what is billed as Australia’s biggest ever ‘Wintervention’. At 8.20am this morning AccorHotels surprised the whole town of Waratah, Tasmania, boldly taking a private plane full of residents to the Gold Coast

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