Festival of the Pearl – Australia
Jun17

Festival of the Pearl – Australia

A kaleidoscope of colour and culture, the 46th annual Shinju Matsuri – Japanese for “Festival of the Pearl” – is a celebration of Japanese, Chinese, Malaysian and Aboriginal cultures that shaped Broome during the peak of the prosperous pearl industry. A nine-day festival with over 20 events that starts with the ceremonial waking of Sammy the Chinese Dragon. Highlights include the Floating Lantern Matsuri where hundreds of...

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Qantas Air Fare Deals for the U.S.

The deal gets sweeter with Qantas Airways, Australia’s premier airline, who last week announced a fare sale for select flights between key U.S. and Australian cities, as they are also offering the same significant savings on economy roundtrip airfares to New Zealand. These special fares, which must be booked by March 31, 2010, are valid on flights departing New York (JFK), Los Angeles (LAX) and San Francisco (SFO) to Auckland (AKL) –...

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Escape to Tahiti

Tahiti targets Australian market Air Tahiti Nui is giving Australians a chance to escape the winter cold. Tahiti Travel Connection and Tahiti Tourisme are offering new packages to French Polynesia. The “Seconds to the Sand” promotion includes return Economy Class airfares from Sydney to Tahiti. Australian tourists will spend five nights at the Sofitel Tahiti Maeva Beach Resort. An “Absolute Luxury” stay with...

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V Australia Launches New Route

Less than six weeks after it first took to the skies, Australia’s newest international airline, V Australia launched its second route, linking California to Australia’s Sunshine State with the departure of the inaugural service between Los Angeles and Brisbane, Australia. The long haul boutique style airline introduces the new three weekly flights, hot on the heels of the recently launched daily nonstop Los Angeles – Sydney...

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Still Accepting Aps for the Best Job in the World

Only six days to go before applications for The Best Job in the World close. Anthony Hayes, CEO of Tourism Queensland, said that more than 15,500 would-be Island Caretakers had so far applied for The Best Job in the World, but urged potential applicants to post their video application soon to make sure they didn’t miss the deadline. “All applications need to be submitted by 11.59pm UTC on the 22nd of February. Unfortunately we will...

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Qantas, One of the World’s Best Airlines

I haven’t been on Qantas for a few years, but did fly from LAX round-trip to New Zealand (business class there and first class returning) in 2005. Without question both great, comfortable flights and one of only two flight I remember coming home after a long-haul feeling good, the other was SAS out of Denmark. That reminds me, I think it is time for ITKT Awards. Devin Editor ITKT LOS ANGELES, 12 August 2008: Qantas has been...

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The Pope in Sydney

From Sydney’s biggest event ever staged in the city with the Pope in attendance to new sightseeing tours and quirky festivals; Sydney and the surrounding state of New South Wales offers a wealth of things to do this July. Events World Youth Day, 15th – 20th July This week will see Sydney host the world’s largest youth event, World Youth Day, being held from 15 – 20 July. Pope Benedict XVI, on his first ever visit to Australia,...

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Pacific Pass to Australia, New Zealand and Tahiti

Here is a nice travel deal for those who want to cry at current flight and fuel charges for trips south of the Equator. -Editor ITKT- LOS ANGELES, CA, June 2, 2008 – An attractive option for sticker-shocked travelers, Air Tahiti Nui has teamed up with online vacation specialist Travelscene to launch a three-country Pacific PassTM from $999. The transpacific air pass provides easy, flexible access to three South Pacific gems:...

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Explore Australia’s Shipwreck Coast

EXPLORE AUSTRALIA’S SHIPWRECK COAST WITHOUT WRECKING YOUR BUDGET Goway Travel’s Five-Day “Shipwreck Coast Explorer” Package With Rental Car and Charming Hotels, Just $824 Travelers in Australia owe it to themselves to drive Victoria’s Great Ocean Road, one of the world’s most magnificent scenic routes. A breathtaking stretch of astonishing seascapes, landscapes and seaside towns, the road unfolds spectacular surf beaches,...

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New Attractions in Sydney

NEW ATTRACTIONS IN SYDNEY New Body Inc Bathhouse revealed Body Inc Bathhouse, a long established Korean bathhouse in Sydney’s buzzing Kings Cross district has undergone a complete refurbishment and will open next month, forming part of the new Chifley Potts Point Hotel. The original Body Inc Bathhouse operated for twenty years, and became an institution amongst its thousands of regular clients. The owners have ensured the new spa...

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