Australia fires forces move to beach

The devastating Australian brushfires that have been raging for many weeks did not even take a day of rest to ring in the new year. There are currently 100 fires burning in the state of New South Wales and a dozen in Victoria. In Mallacoota, a beach town in southeastern Australia, people were forced to … [Read more…]

Qantas, Expedia and Others Eye This Australian Luxury Online Travel Agency: Here’s Why

Cameron Holland, CEO, Luxury Escapes. Luxury Escapes. Skift Take: Luxury Escapes, which is expanding next into the U.S. and China, is drawing not just more affluent travelers but potential investors, with Qantas Airways being tipped to be making an offer — Raini Hamdi Slim Leather Travel Passport Wallet Holder RFID Blocking ID Card Case Cover … [Read more…]

Rare dingo found in Australia

A stray puppy found on the side of the road in Australia turned out to be a rare dingo, which may be instrumental in the preservation of the species. Discovered by residents of Wandi, a small town in the state of Victoria, the dingo was overheard crying and believed to be a stray puppy or … [Read more…]

How Australia’s Webjet Is Building a Global Business by Going Wholesale

The WebBeds logo. Parent company Webjet is after more B2B acquisitions. Webjet Skift Take: Webjet has really transformed its business over the past few years through a couple of sizable acquisitions. The Australian consumer market is proving pretty tough, so pursuing a strategy of global expansion in the wholesale arena makes sense. — Patrick Whyte … [Read more…]