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How Tourism Helped Turn the Tide on Humpbacks

How Tourism Helped Turn the Tide on Humpbacks

In celebration of World Tourism Day on Wednesday 27th September, that will this year highlight sustainable tourism as a tool for development, Hervey Bay whale tour operator, Peter Lynch, reflects on changes in the industry over the years, highlighting the importance of the Fraser Coast’s habitat for humpbacks, with a dream to elevate its status […]

Pinky’s Eco Retreat Rottnest Island

Pinky’s Eco Retreat Rottnest Island

After much anticipation, visitors to Rottnest Island off the coast of Perth in Western Australia will soon be able to enjoy stylish new environmentally-conscious accommodation when Pinky’s Eco Retreat opens in late 2018. The Rottnest Island Authority Board has conditionally approved the world-class beachside eco tent resort following a detailed application process and public consultation […]

Lost Money Returned by Hotel Employees

Lost Money Returned by Hotel Employees

An Australian traveller inadvertently left behind a large sum of money in his Bangkok hotel room after checking out, but the honest hotel employees tracked him down to return it. The forgotten money, an estimated AU $20,000 cash as well as some 500,000 Thai Baht, was found by two hotel employees at the Armoni Hotel […]

The Travelling Divas Journeys-of-a-Lifetime

The Travelling Divas Journeys-of-a-Lifetime

The Travelling Divas boutique travel company is pleased to announce the launch of its new Journeys-of-a-Lifetime Series for 2018. These bespoke and experiential adventures give like-minded women the opportunity to explore some of the most beautiful destinations on earth while building their travel confidence in security-focused environments. “Our mission is to create memories that last […]

New Taste House Gates Are Open

New Taste House Gates Are Open

Everyone knows that Woodbridge Smokehouse produces some of the finest smoked seafood in the world. Now international and local visitors can enjoy the traditionally-smoked Ocean Trout and Atlantic Salmon straight from the pristine waters of Tasmania’s coast at a new TASTE HOUSE just south of Hobart. The Woodbridge Smokehouse is set on a 25 acre apple […]

Tohoku, Japan Launches Travel Guide

Tohoku, Japan Launches Travel Guide

Japan has seen a significant rise in international visitors with 2.3 million recorded by this June, an increase of 18.2% compared to June 2016 according to JNTO. Often overlooked is the beautiful region to the north of Tokyo called Tohoku. The region reveals landscapes that will leave you speechless and traditions that harken back to […]

Sydney Harbour Hop On & Off Cruise

Sydney Harbour Hop On & Off Cruise

Captain Cook Cruises Hop On Hop Off Sydney Harbour Explorer, has extended its 24-hour pass to a two-day pass and now stops at 11 destinations, adding Barangaroo and ICC Sydney to the itinerary, plus direct fast ferry services between Manly and the city. The Hop On Hop Off Sydney Harbour Explorer hops from one Sydney […]

Samui Festival 2017 Tops Thailand Events Calendar

Samui Festival 2017 Tops Thailand Events Calendar

This year’s ‘Samui Festival 2017’, which will be the second time, highlights the 120th anniversary of the island’s founding in 1897 with two marque sport events – a full marathon and bike race – headlining an action packed programme from 7 to 11 September. Thailand’s Prime Minister H.E. General Prayut Chan-o-cha is personally granting the […]

Ratua Island Resort and Spa Foundation for Local Children

Ratua Island Resort and Spa Foundation for Local Children

Vanuatu’s multiple award winning Ratua Island Resort and Spa ( formally known as Ratua Private Island ) previously awarded the best resort in Oceania by Conde Nast Traveller in 2010, has been purchased by New Zealander’s Brett and Leah Fasher, who have already embarked on a major rejuvenation of the 146 acre resort island. The […]

Satellite Tags Reveal Surprising Whale Shark Movements

Satellite Tags Reveal Surprising Whale Shark Movements

  In 2015 guests on-board the adventure-cruise ship TRUE NORTH teamed-up with marine researchers from Conservation International and started to deploy fin-mounted satellite tags on whale sharks encountered during the ship’s Whale Sharks of Cenderwasih Bay itinerary. And the results have proved to be quite surprising. Each year the revered TRUE NORTH visits biodiverse Cenderwasih which lies […]