Cairns (TAN): Qantas has announced an increase in seating capacity and frequency across the company’s Queensland routes, from March 31, this year.
The addition will enable Australia’s flagship airline to offer over 2,600 extra seats every week compared with the same period last year.
The airline will continue the deployment of Airbus A330s on select flights from Cairns to Melbourne and Sydney.
November 17 (TravelAndy): The recently-renovated Tomb of Gül Baba in Budapest is attracting a large number of visitors since its opening a little more than a month ago.
Thousands of tourists have visited the tomb of the Turkish dervish, who died in 1541 in Buda, the western side of the Danube River in Budapest, Hürriyet Daily News reported. His octagonal tomb was built between 1543 and 1548 in Rozsadomb (Rose Hill) on the Buda side of Budapest.
Gül Baba, Father of Roses, came to Hungary during the Turkish invasion, led by Suleiman I in the 16th century. Later, he was honoured as a holy man. Continue reading Gül Baba tomb in Budapest attracts thousands
October 13 (TravelAndy): The popular tourist destination of Boracay will reopen on October 26 after remaining closed for six months for rehabilitation, reports said.
However, inly 19,000 tourists and 15,000 workers will be allowed on the island on any given day.
Moreover, only half of the island’s 12,000 hotel rooms will be allowed to open to ensure that only the desired number of visitors are on there at any given point, The Sun, quoting a government official, said.
Boracay, located in central Philippines, is known for its stunning beaches, water sports and nightlife. Around two millions tourists had visited the island last year. Continue reading Boracay in Philippines to reopen on October 26
July 19 (TravelAndy): There’s never been a better time for travellers to plan a springtime wildflower holiday to WA, with recent rainfall indicating a bumper wildflower season in parts of the State.
WA’s wildflower season is the largest flower show on Earth and a true spectacle of colour. With more than 12,000 species, more than 60 per cent of which are found nowhere else in the world, they colour the landscapes from coast to forest and city to outback.
The six-month flowering season begins in the north in June on the vast outback plains of the Pilbara, Goldfields and Coral Coast where vibrant blooms contrast with pindan earth, rugged canyons and turquoise sea. Continue reading Western Australia set for a bumper wildflower season
September 15 (TravelAndy): The latest International Visitor Survey (IVS), released by Tourism Research Australia, shows 965,900 people visited WA from overseas in the year ending June 2017 – an increase of 8.8 per cent on the previous year.
The report identified a rise in the leisure sector, with the number of international visitors holidaying in WA increasing by 14.4 per cent.
Strong growth was also seen in the education segment, increasing 16.1 per cent to 51,300 international visitors and a growth in spending of 34.3 per cent, to $698 million. However spend for business and the ‘other’ segment (which includes employment) dropped by 21.9 and 15.8 per cent respectively. Continue reading Foreign tourists to Western Australia up by 8.8%