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  • Sydney railway stations overcrowded

    Published on : Wednesday, November 27, 2019

    Sydney railway stations were overcrowded on Wednesday following train delays that were triggered by a fire and fatality incident during the afternoon, leaving railway stations overcrowded with passengers.     A bushfire triggered the closure of the rail network in …

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  • Sydney plunged into night-like darkness 

    Published on : Friday, November 22, 2019

    Sydney was plunged into night-like darkness on Friday afternoon as a smoke haze and thunderstorm blocked out the setting sun.   The city was engulfed into darkness by 5 pm on Friday ahead of thunderstorms which travelled towards the coast …

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  • Sydney residents woke up to a smoke-filled morning

    Published on : Tuesday, November 19, 2019

    Sydney residents woke up to a smoke-filled morning on Tuesday, as scores of bushfires continue to rage across the region.   Strong winds brought in smoke overnight from fires inland, which has tipped air quality to unhealthy levels in Australia’s …

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  • Qantas Airlines launches second research flight

    Published on : Thursday, November 14, 2019

    Qantas Airlines launched a research flight on Thursday that departed from London Heathrow Airport and bound for Sydney Airport.   This is Qantas’s second research flight supposed to explore the effects of jet lag over longer distances.       …

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  • Sydney Celebrates After Winning Worldpride 2023

    Published on : Monday, October 21, 2019

    “Sydney is set to shine after winning the rights to host international WorldPride in 2023, and the NSW tourism industry is celebrating the major win,” said TTF Chief Executive and WorldPride 2023 bid for Sydney Advisory Committee member Margy Osmond …

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  • Fullerton Hotel debuts in Sydney

    Published on : Friday, October 18, 2019

    The Fullerton Hotel Sydney was inaugurated on Friday. The hotel has been opened in the 145-year building of former post office at 1 Martin Place in the central district.     The luxury hotel’s location is similar to the location …

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  • World’s longest nonstop flight to take off today

    Published on : Friday, October 18, 2019

    A plane and its passengers are going to test the physical and mental limits of long-haul aviation when Qantas operates the world’s longest nonstop flight from New York to Sydney today.   The 10,000 mile journey will be a kind …

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  • Australian Border Force IT outage causes travel chaos at Sydney International Airport

    Published on : Monday, July 15, 2019

    Australian Border Force IT outage led to long delays at the departure gates at Sydney airports on Monday morning. Long queues snaked through the departure gates as electronic passport control machines were reportedly down. The staff was forced to process …

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  • AccorInvest introduces $300m-plus hotel portfolio

    Published on : Tuesday, July 24, 2018

    AccorInvest has launched its deals of the year in the hotel industry sector with the sale of 24 assets and six lease holdings that could garner more than $300 million.   It is part of the former Tourism Asset Holdings …

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  • UN conference on aviation sector to be held in Korea

    Published on : Friday, June 8, 2018

    The annual general meeting (AGM) of the International Air Transport Association (IATA), ‘the United Nations Conference on the Aviation Industry’, will be held in June next year in Seoul.     IATA recently hosted its 74th Annual General Meeting in …

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  • Plane fills with smoke, prompts emergency landing of Qantas flight

    Published on : Thursday, May 24, 2018

    A flight of Qantas Airways was compelled to make an emergency landing at Auckland International Airport after the cabin filled with smoke owing to a faulty oven.   The Boeing 737-800 that was capable of carrying up to 72 passengers …

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  • Barangaroo, Sydney welcomes new West Hotel

    Published on : Tuesday, February 6, 2018

    Australia’s first hotel that was under the Curio Collection by Hilton banner is West Hotel Sydney.   That is actually the calling card of Curio. It represents a collection of unique hotels that is inclusive of the Aleph Rome Hotel …

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  • M&L Hospitality launch new hotel in Sydney

    Published on : Friday, January 12, 2018

    Singapore-based M&L Hospitality has opened its brand new 182-room hotel in Sydney that is its third property in Sydney so far.   West Hotel is the second new hotel that would be constructed in the central business district in Sydney …

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  • Qantas Airlines to fly Dreamliners for new nonstop route from Melbourne to San Francisco

    Published on : Friday, December 15, 2017

    Qantas Airlines declared that this aviation company will use its new Boeing 787 Dreamliners to open a nonstop route between San Francisco and Melbourne, Australia.     The Australian carrier did not give a start date, saying only that it …

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  • Gastro outbreak compels luxury cruise with 3,000 to dock in Melbourne

    Published on : Wednesday, November 1, 2017

    Passengers on board a cruise vessel that had departed from Sydney on Monday have been struck with a very aggressive outbreak of gastro.   The luxury cruise liner, Celebrity Solstice carrying nearly 3,000 passengers is the leading cruise ship of …

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  • Engine trouble forces emergency landing of Virgin Australia flight

    Published on : Friday, October 13, 2017

    Engine troubles forced a passenger flight from Coolangatta to Sydney to make an emergency landing in Brisbane.   The pilot detected engine complications a shirt while after taking off from the Gold Coast on Thursday evening and diverted the plane …

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  • Singapore is the new stopover hub for Qantas on London-Sydney trip

    Published on : Friday, September 1, 2017

    Thousands of UK airline passengers’ booking, which were scheduled to fly to or through Dubai, have been re-booked or re-routed.     Qantas, the leading Australian airline, has announced it will switch the refuelling stop on its flagship route from …

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  • Star Casino, Sydney, hopes for high-end gambling tourists

    Published on : Friday, August 25, 2017

    Casino operator The Star Entertainment Group is hoping for the high-brow Asian guests who will help to compensate the revenue loss after the detention of rival Crown Resorts staff in China.     The Star has said that its planning …

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  • Passenger has heart attack, prompts emergency landing of Qantas

    Published on : Friday, August 18, 2017

    A Qantas plane that was travelling to Dallas from Sydney had to make an emergency landing after one of its passengers required urgent medical attention.   Emergency services interacted with the aircraft’s authorities when it arrived in Phoenix in Arizona …

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  • Australian airports to introduce stricter rules after terror scare

    Published on : Saturday, August 5, 2017

    Following the Sydney airport terrorism plot, new Australian airports have been introduced for the travellers.   According to the new security clampdown, there will be now restrictions for taking liquids on board. There are chances for introducing biometric ID checks …

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