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Butterfield & Robinson Announces New Slate of European Adventures for 2017

Butterfield & Robinson — the world’s premier active travel company — has bolstered its roster of European adventures with five new trips to some of Europe’s most iconic regions.

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“B&R continues to revolutionise the definition of an unforgettable trip. We’re using our expertise and innovative spirit to expand our roster yet again,” says President and CEO Norman Howe. “We’ve developed some great local relationships in these regions, allowing our travellers to access the best food, wines and cultural insights, making each trip meaningful and authentic.”

The Multiple Faces of Digital Influencers

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There is more demand on generating engaging content to pump through social media platforms than ever before. With almost 90%* of Australians said to own a smartphone with the average person spending 1.7 hours per day scrolling and tapping through endless updates, it’s no wonder brands have woken to the influence engaging content can have. Pushed through the powerhouse of social media platforms such as Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and Snapchat, brands now have a two-way direct line to connect with consumers – at their fingertips.

Health Coach and Model Rachael Finch continues the Westin Wellness Escape series at The Westin Denarau Resort & Spa Fiji

Following the success of her first escape at The Westin Melbourne earlier this year, Rachael will lead exercise and educational workshops

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The Westin Denarau Resort & Spa Fiji, part of Westin Hotels & Resorts is inspiring and empowering guests to find their balance and kick-start a healthier lifestyle by hosting a Westin Wellness Escape with Rachael Finch, taking place between 5-9 October, 2016.

Travel Bites – August 2016

GTI’s monthly takeouts from the Australian and New Zealand travel industry

GTI-LOGOMillennials will forgo beer to splurge $11.3 billion travelling
Millennials are topping the list as the biggest spenders on travel. Millennial travellers (those born after 1980) are spending a whopping $11.3 billion overseas per year, the most of any age group according a recent study by Westpac Bank. Aussie millennials love to explore the world in pursuit of amazing experiences, with the USA, UK and Europe being the most popular destinations, averaging a cost of $3,461per trip. Results revealed Aussie millennials need to plan ahead and make sacrifices in order to save enough money to make their travel dreams a reality.

Agents explore one of their closest Pacific neighbours, 
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New Caledonia Tourism says bonjour to its 2016 roadshow soirées

29 July, 2016 – Over 240 agents attended ‘soirees’ in Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane this week as part of New Caledonia Tourism’s (NCT) 2016 Trade Roadshow, however the events were very different to previous affairs with this year’s launching the destination’s new virtual reality (VR) experience.

Launch of Lang Tengah Turtle Watch at Tanjong Jara Resort

In keeping with the YTL Hotels ethos, Tanjong Jara Resort has continually aspired to embrace a proactive role in preserving the beauty of its natural environment, better protect the local wildlife and raise awareness for sustainable seafood choices. In an exclusive partnership with Lang Tengah Turtle Watch, a new conservation unit and turtle hatchery was unveiled on 2 July 2016 with the launch marked by the release of hatchlings at 9pm. The turtle hatchery, located on the beach fronting Tanjong Jara Resort, offers guests the opportunity to discover more about these magnificent creatures, learn about the dangers they face and the conservation efforts made to protect their hatchlings, and return them to their natural habitat in the sea. A nest adoption programme is also available, where guests’ pledges will save a nest.

Disconnect. Rejuvenate. Recharge at Arkaba, South Australia

Wild Bush Luxury and The Broad Place launch mindfulness retreat with to immerse in the holistic healing power of nature

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Wild Bush Luxury has partnered with mindfulness expert, Jacqui Lewis of The Broad Place, to create a retreat that brings clarity to the mind through connectedness to nature at Wild Bush Luxury’s South Australian wildlife conservancy, Arkaba.