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Mathew Lazarow
An up-close and personal encounter with an African elephant is perhaps one of the most thrilling, almost spiritual experiences you can have while on safari. One of the most iconic animal species in Africa, if not the world, the elephant is also one of the most intelligent and emotionally cognisant, living in complex family structures...
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You may have hundreds of thousands of Qantas Frequent Flyer points, or you may have just a handful, but the question remains the same... what are they worth? Would you be surprised to hear that it's rarely more than 1c, and can be as low as half a cent? It depends entirely on how you...
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There is no doubt that Coronavirus has affected popular travel destinations around the world in ways that no other act or incident before it has. The interesting thing to look at is how different destinations have responded and what plans they are putting in place as they seek to recover this year and into the...
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Qantas may have operated far fewer flights than normal over the past year, but that hasn't stopped the Flying Kangaroo from being named the world's safest airline. The annual rankings from AirlineRatings.com placed Qantas at the top of the list for safety, the sixth time the airline has received the accolade. In the past, Airline...
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Tasmania's international culinary reputation is well deserved. The island state produces an astonishing array of excellent produce, from beer and berries to pork and pinot noir. These regional routes head to the source of Tasmania's famous flavours, some of which we’re including on our upcoming Amaco Tantalising Tasmania Small Group Tour and Conference. There is...
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With its gorgeous medieval towns and traditional festivities, no one does Christmas markets quite as well as Europe. So, if you’re looking something special to do next Christmas – government regulations allowing – we have the perfect destinations for you. Whether you’re looking for a magical atmosphere or goblets of gluhwein, we recommend that you...
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If Japan isn’t already on your travel ‘bucket-list’… it really should be. Our previous conferences to Japan have all been around Cherry Blossom time – when large parts of the country are bathed in the light pink and white blossoms. No visit to Japan is complete however, without stepping off the tourist trail and experiencing...
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In our new COVID-normal world, we’re all rightfully nervous about overseas travel. As conference planners, we’ve always been mindful of the health and safety conditions in destinations and have ruled some destinations purely because we couldn’t take the required steps to protect our staff and participants from one particular disease or another. Thankfully - a...
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Qantas is rolling out a generous status extension which will see many frequent flyers retain their Silver, Gold, Platinum or Platinum One tier through 2021 – and in some cases to the end of 2022 – with just a single flight.
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Rather than waste our time during the enforced lockdowns that came with COVID – we decided that we’d approach our many suppliers and partners around the world and have them provide us with updates and info sessions about their destinations. If we couldn’t get there ourselves… the next best thing would be to have a...
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