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Shangri-La Partners with Diversey to Upcycle 12,500KG of Hotel Linen into Half-a-million Reusable Face Masks for the Vulnerable

Vulnerable members in communities across 12 cities in Southeast Asia and Sri Lanka will soon have greater access to reusable face masks with the regional Linens For Life Face Masks (L4LFM) partnership between Shangri-La Group and Diversey, a leading global hygiene solutions provider. As part of the L4LFM programme, the 12,500kg of used linen donated by 21 Shangri-La hotels will be repurposed into reusable fabric face masks by local Non-Governmental Organisations (NGOs) in Colombo, Hambant...
Tags: Travel, Southeast Asia, Netherlands, Group, Bangkok, Sri Lanka, Australasia, Yangon, Penang, Bangkok Thailand, Shangri La Hotels, Shangri La, Johor Bahru Malaysia, Diversey, Shangri La group, Shangri La Cares

Quest Griffith and Quest Robina Adopt BeyondTV GuestCast™ to Provide Guests With Latest in Content Casting Functionality

MELBOURNE, Australia — June 30, 2020 — BeyondTV (BTV), a full-service provider of guestroom entertainment services and solutions for the hospitality industry, has announced the successful implementation of BeyondTV GuestCast™ at Quest Griffith and Quest Robina. Owned and operated under the Quest Apartment Hotels franchise, one of the largest and most successful apartment hotel brands within Australasia, Quest Griffith, located within the Riverina region, and Quest Robina, situated on Aust...
Tags: Travel, Australia, Australasia, Gold Coast, Melbourne Australia, Griffith, Riverina, Quest Robina Owned, Quest Apartment Hotels, Liveport

3 days in Sydney, Australia – things to do and places to eat

Sydney is a vibrant city that offers a great combination of friendly people, amazing food options, green oases, and a stunning waterfront. This most visited city in Australia has over 5 million inhabitants and is home to many different nationalities. If you only have 3 days in Sydney, we’ve got you covered in this guest article from Sanne Grothe, who lived in Sydney for two years. Source
Tags: Travel, Australia, Activities, Culture, Museums, Guest Post, Sydney, Food And Drink, Sightseeing, Australasia, Misc, Sydney Australia, 3 days in Sydney, Sanne Grothe


This post THE IRONY OF EXPAT LIFE: Pros and Cons appeared first on The Professional Hobo. After over 12 years of full-time travel, seeing the world with an observational eye (as writers tend to do), I’ve become good at quickly distilling various cultures and behaviours to some core themes. Just take my expat friends in Tokyo, who when I listed my beefs with Japanese culture, replied only with “I don’t know how you figured all that out in just two months here”. This is what I do. I’m also very c...
Tags: Travel, Facebook, Asia, Europe, Japan, Mexico, Toronto, Canada, Peru, Tokyo, South America, Vietnam, Guatemala, Panama, Caribbean, Australasia

Byron Bay – a Meeting Place for Innovative New Realities

Most film-lovers would be familiar with Weta Workshop, New Zealand’s world-leading design and effects facility behind the ground-breaking other-world settings and characters in films including Avatar, King Kong and Lord of the Rings. Weta have also been deeply involved in developing content for the Magic Leap One, the upcoming Mixed Reality headset from one of the most well-funded start-ups in history, a technology that until now has been veiled in secrecy – and that most people know from the so...
Tags: Travel, Featured, News, Australia, Culture, Craig, Australasia, Sxsw, Festivals & Events, Kong, Byron Bay, WETA, Weta Workshop, Adam Rogers, Bbff, Dominic Allen

How to Manage Your Money: The Ultimate Guide to Financial Planning for Travelers

This post How to Manage Your Money: The Ultimate Guide to Financial Planning for Travelers appeared first on The Professional Hobo. Being a long-term or full-time traveler throws a whole new set of complications into the already daunting task of managing your money.  In this guide, I cover the basics of financial planning and money management for travelers, all the way from setting a budget, saving money, and dealing with your assets like real estate before you leave, to managing your money w...
Tags: Travel, Apple, Asia, Europe, Australia, Paypal, Canada, Hsbc, New Zealand, Financial Planning, North America, Australasia, Financial Travel Tips, Travelers, Right Bank, ING

15 aspirational travel destinations to visit before you die

Looking for destinations to fuel your wanderlust? Then look no further, from otherworldly bamboo forests to glow-in-the-dark Australian lakes, here are 15 aspirational (and truly jaw-dropping) travel destinations to add to your bucket list… The Antarctic Peninsula Regarded by many visitors as being one of the most beautiful places on earth, visit the northernmost tip...
Tags: Travel, Asia, Africa, Australasia, Antarctic Peninsula

Incredible Mount Rinjani: The Second Highest Volcano in Indonesia

1995 eruption of Mount Rinjani Mount Rinjani also known as Gunung Rinjani, is an active volcano on the island of Lombok. It rises to 12,224 feet or 3,726 meters,making it the second highest volcano in Indonesia. On top of the volcano is a 3.7 to 5.3 mile (6 by 8.5 kilometer) caldera, partially filled with water, that has become known as Segara Anak or Anak Laut (Child of the Sea). So called because of the incredible blue color of the lake. The astounding Gunung Rinjani National Park,is our 7th...
Tags: Travel, Bali, Indonesia, Southeast Asia, Unesco, Australasia, Travel Blogs, World Travel Tourism Council, Lombok, Wallacea, Mount Rinjani, USD United States Dollar, Karangasem, Sembalun, Indonesia Travel Blog, Mount Rinjani Mount Rinjani

Crowne Plaza first brand to offer Tesla charging at all Australasia hotels

Tesla Destination Chargers now at 13 locations
Tags: Travel, Tesla, Australasia, Tesla destination chargers

10 of the most beautiful places to visit in North Island, New Zealand

10 of the most beautiful places to visit in North Island, New Zealand by the lovely travel blogging couple Domino Panton-Oakly and Pete Oakly from”A Ticket To…“  New Zealand is a place that appeals to all the sense. Firstly, you’ll see the most out-of-this world sites such as the twinkling glow worms at Waitomo caves....
Tags: Travel, New Zealand, Australasia, Beautiful Places, Waitomo, North Island New Zealand, Panton Oakly, Pete Oakly

Visit Seattle this February for Museum Month

February is Seattle Museum Month As we reflect on 2017, and embrace the upcoming new year, we’ve shifted our focus to planning mode for 2018. It’s a milestone year for us. This year, we will celebrate our 10 year wedding anniversary and Cameron will turn the big 4-0! He’s getting sooooo old. While we’re cooking up a few big adventures for 2018, we’re also planning a few close-to-home adventures. We want to take advantage of our prime location in the Pacific Northwest, so we’re researching fa...
Tags: Travel, Asia, Star Wars, Japan, Microsoft, Washington, Boston, Superman, America, Bbc, United States, United Kingdom, Cameron, Victoria, Seattle, Spiderman

Ascott acquires majority stake in Quest apartment hotels for a$180 million to become largest serviced residence provider in Australasia

CapitaLand's wholly owned serviced residence business, The Ascott Limited (Ascott), is acquiring an additional 60% stake in Quest Apartment Hotels (Quest) for A$180 million (S$191 million). This will increase Ascott's stake in Quest from its current 20% to 80%, propelling Ascott to become the largest serviced residence provider in Australasia. With 180 properties located in regional and metropolitan areas across Australia, New Zealand and Fiji, the acquisition will boost Ascott's portfoli...
Tags: Travel, Fiji, Australasia, Australia New Zealand, Ascott Limited Ascott, Ascott, Quest Apartment Hotels Quest

Best Western: Growth on The Agenda After Strong Year

Rapid international tourism growth combined with excellent corporate and government demand propelled Best Western Australasia to a strong result for the year toMarch 31.Leading the charge were international guests buying BWA's 'Hotel Pass', sales of which rose 35% over the previous year, the best for a decade. This result is well ahead of the inbound market and down to the global strength of the Best Western brand which is now in 100+ countries.Steve Richards, Head of Commercial at Best W...
Tags: Travel, New Zealand, Australasia, Best Western, Richards, Steve Richards

Cool things to do in Perth, Western Australia for travel snobs

While most visitors head to Sydney and the East Coast, more isolated Western Australia is often overlooked by travellers. Quieter and arguably with just as much to offer –possibly even more – Australia’s Western state is home to gorgeous coastline, ruggedly beautiful national parks and some vibrant, cosmopolitan cities. Its capital Perth, ranks very highly...
Tags: Travel, Australia, Sydney, Perth, East Coast, Western Australia, Australasia, Travel Snobs, Perth Western Australia

Grand Kempinski Hotel Shanghai unveiled as host for Asia & Australasia Gala Ceremony

World Travel Awards has revealed the Asia & Australasia Gala Ceremony 2017 will be hosted by the luxury Grand Kempinski Hotel Shanghai. The news comes as the industry leading awards programme begins its 24th year with the launch of the Grand Tour 2017. It will be the second time that World Travel Awards has visited China's commercial capital, following a rapturously received debut at the Swissotel Grand Shanghai back in 2008.
Tags: Travel, Asia, China, Shanghai, Australasia, Asia Australasia, Grand Kempinski Hotel Shanghai

LJ Hooker | Real Estate Company | Dubai, UAE

LJ Hooker | Real Estate Company | Dubai, UAE A home is where you make memories. It holds the hopes and dreams of every person who has ever called it home. When the time comes to make new dreams happen there’s no better agency than LJ Hooker to help make your dreams come true. Established in 1928 by Sir Leslie Joseph Hooker, LJ Hooker has grown to become Australasia’s best-known real estate brand (Galaxy Brand Track 2015). We are one of the largest residential and commercial sales and property ma...
Tags: Travel, Real Estate, Dubai, Australasia, Dubai UAE

Flybe strikes codeshare agreement with Singapore Airlines

Alliance offers easier access to Australasia and US for Flybe customers
Tags: Travel, US, Australasia, Singapore Airlines

Flybe announces new codeshare partner

Deal will allow it to offer connections to Australasia and US
Tags: Travel, Australasia

DOT Gets Strangely Feisty in the Administration’s Dying Days, Denies Qantas and American’s Joint Venture

With less than two month’s left until a new administration takes over here in the US, it looks like the Department of Transportation (DOT) has decided to get aggressive on its way out the door. As a going-away present, DOT has stomped on Qantas and American’s joint venture plans. This was a surprising move. If the order does indeed go final, then there could be some strongly negative consequences for travelers, depending upon how the airlines move forward. American and Qantas, partners long ...
Tags: Travel, New York, Australia, Mexico, La, US, San Francisco, United States, Delta, Sydney, New Zealand, Qantas, Sfo, Virgin Australia, US Airways, United

Rethinking What A Cruise Means

What luxury cruises are really like It’s a funny thing, our relationship with words and the ideas and imaginings we have behind them. Take the idea of a cruise. For me, that conjures up cruise ships the size of hospitals: slow cities on the move that heave into ports and cough up hundreds upon hundreds of people into, say, the waterways of Venice or the golden streets of Dubrovnik before whisking them back to kids clubs, deck pools and corridors of identikit doors. Perhaps that’s the ...
Tags: Travel, Tai Chi, Alaska, North, Venice, Northern Lights, Australasia, Darwin, Dubrovnik, Galapagos, Sandy, Cruise Lines International Association, CLIA, South America Europe Asia

Internet sales overtake traditional agents at Best Western Australasia

Head of Commercial Steve Richards told members at Best Western’s annual conference on the Gold Coast that surging internet sales powered the strong results. He also revealed that online sales overtook bookings by traditional travel agents at Best Western for the first time.
Tags: Hotels, Australasia, Steve Richards

48 hours in western Sydney: what to do, where to go

Some of Sydney’s best food, affordable hotels, vibrant Parramatta and a drive-in cinema make a weekend away out west a must-doLike many of my friends and colleagues, I moved to Sydney as an adult, leaving behind a much smaller town and embracing what was, by comparison, a bustling metropolis. But most of those who grew up in Sydney did so in the suburbs, which cover a massive 12,000 square kilometres and stretch from the Blue Mountains to the ocean. Continue reading...
Tags: Travel, Australia, Sydney, Australasia, Australia Travel Blog, Blue Mountains, Parramatta

48 hours in Mackay, north Queensland – where to go, what to do

Use the city as a base to explore the beautiful Cape Hillsborough and Eungella national parks. You may even see some platypus in the wildWith the mining boom waning, the Australian city that once boasted the highest per-capita Harley-Davidson motorbikes, breast implants and tattoo sales is now facing the doldrums. The Harleys are for sale on eBay. Not much can be done about the implants or the tattoos. And Mackay – one of the hubs of the resources boom – is at a crossroads. Related: 48 hours i...
Tags: Travel, Australia, Environment, National Parks, Queensland, Harley Davidson, Australasia, Australia Travel Blog, Mackay, Cape Hillsborough, Eungella

First-time skiing in Falls Creek: 'What joy to hand back my skis with bones intact'

After years of no interest in skiing, Brigid Delaney dons ‘ugly, puffy clothes’ and ‘plastic corset’ ski boots and takes to the slopesSkiing – bah! It’s not for me. It’s posh and elitist and requires a ton of equipment, and hours spent putting on special, ugly puffy clothes that don’t really fit. You are then given heavy long things that you attach to boots and then they put you in a chair that takes you up a cold mountain, then you are sort of tipped out of your chair and whoosh! It’s absurd. P...
Tags: Travel, Australia, Skiing, Victoria, Snowboarding, Australasia, Brigid Delaney, Falls Creek

Townsville and Magnetic Island: what to do, where to stay and eat

There’s much more to Townsville than backpackers and cowboys. The north Queensland town has great hotels and easy access to gorgeous Magnetic IslandI first visited Townsville and Magnetic Island (Maggie) about 10 years ago when some sailing-mad friends chose to get married there. After a lovely Saturday night wedding on Maggie, I remember walking through Townsville’s deserted, hosed-down Sunday morning streets and thinking there wasn’t much to the city beyond backpackers and cowboys. Related: ...
Tags: Travel, Australia, Queensland, Maggie, Australasia, Townsville, Snowy Mountains, Magnetic Island

Hiking Tasmania's beautiful South Coast track – and how to survive it

A seven-day walk along one of Tasmania’s most remote tracks is worth the leeches, powdered meals and wading through creeks in your underwearIt was not until I was looking over the rugged mountain ranges of south-west Tasmania, my stomach dropping with every bump of the six-seater plane from Hobart, that I realised just what I was in for – and that it was too late to turn back. I hadn’t even done an overnight walk before and I was flying into the heritage-listed wilderness of Tasmania to hike the...
Tags: Travel, Australia, Tasmania, Hobart, Walking Holidays, Australasia, South Coast, Melaleuca, Cockle Creek

48 hours in the Snowy Mountains – what to do, where to go

There’s more to the Snowy Mountains than a visit to the slopes. The Australian high country offers great skiing but also fly-fishing and snowshoeingThe Snowy Mountains are home to Australia’s highest mountain, Mount Kosciuszko, a vast wilderness of snow gums and alpine heath that offers a huge range of outdoor pursuits from horse riding to fishing or canoeing. Yet more than 90% of visitors in the winter come here for one thing: to visit the slopes. It’s a shame, because as great as skiing and sn...
Tags: Travel, Japan, Australia, Skiing, New South Wales, New Zealand, Snowboarding, Australasia, Snowy Mountains, Mount Kosciuszko, Perisher Thredbo Selwyn, Charlotte Pass

Live music in Melbourne: four of the best places to see a gig

Want to catch a band this weekend? Melbourne is Australia’s music capital – with iconic venues to match the acts Live music pumped $15.7bn into the Australian economy last year, creating 65,000 full and part-time jobs across the country, according to a report released on Thursday, conducted by the University of Tasmania and commissioned by the Live Music Office.The home of Australia’s live music industry is Melbourne. It has more venues and working musicians than any other place in Australia. C...
Tags: Travel, Music, Australia, Culture, Pop and rock, Melbourne, Australasia, Australia Travel Blog, University of Tasmania

Skiing in Australia: I was a novice when I got to Thredbo, but I left a confident man

When he was growing up, Fred McConnell saw skiing as something to be actively avoided. But when he visited Thredbo he embraced the slopesMy dad tells a story of how he went skiing in Scotland as a university student in the late 70s, wearing yellow fisherman’s garb. He found the experience so uncomfortable and uninteresting that he escaped early to the resort spa. Growing up, I saw skiing as something to be actively avoided.I eventually went about seven years ago as the guest of my friend’s famil...
Tags: Travel, Australia, Scotland, Snow, Skiing, New South Wales, Australasia, Australia Travel Blog, Thredbo, Fred McConnell

48 hours in Pokolbin in the Hunter valley, NSW: where to eat and drink

Dodging hens’ and bucks’ parties, Shalailah Medhora spends a weekend wandering and feasting in the heart of the Australian wine regionThe Hunter valley in New South Wales is one of Australia’s best known wine regions, boasting more than 150 vineyards.The area has also become a haven for foodies, with new restaurants springing up all the time, making the most of the views: picturesque rolling hills and row after row of grapevines. Continue reading...
Tags: Travel, Australia, New South Wales, Food And Drink, Australasia, Australia Travel Blog, Wine Holidays, Hunter, Pokolbin, Shalailah Medhora

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