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Karryon's Top 10 most-read stories of the week: 3 Nov

Did you miss this week's must-read travel industry news and views? We've got you. Karryon has you covered with our recap of the ten most-read stories of the week.

Did you miss this week’s must-read travel industry news and views? We’ve got you. Karryon has you covered with our recap of the ten most-read stories of the week.

#10. Disney Wonder and Disney Cruise Line debut in Australia

Disney Wonder - Funnel
Image Steven Diaz (©Disney)

Disney Cruise Line has finally arrived in Australia. In arguably the most anticipated event this Aussie cruise season, Disney Wonder sailed into Sydney Harbour on Friday, marking the cruise line’s first foray into the Australasian cruise market.

Read all about it.

#9. Qantas unveils first nonstop Paris flights, starting in 2024

Qantas returns to Paris
Qantas returns to Paris

The first nonstop flights between Australia and France will commence on 12 July next year, with Qantas announcing its return to Paris after nearly two decades.

Read all about it.

#8. Head to Northern Ireland and Embrace a Giant Spirit

Ireland Collette
Celebrate the island of Ireland’s wild beauty ©Tourism Ireland/Gardiner Mitchell

The Emerald Isle is a breathtaking land steeped in history, traditional music and warm hospitality. Be sure to include Northern Ireland when visiting to experience the magic of ancient monuments and natural wonders.

Read all about it.

#7. YOUR SAY: Travel industry agents react to Bamboo Airways’ AU exit

Bamboo Airways in Melbourne.
Bamboo Airways in Melbourne

In the wake of the sudden departure of Bamboo Airways from Australian routes, the travel industry and stakeholders have expressed their sadness about the recent development.

What do you think of the news?

Read all about it.

#6. Yeah, nah: How to say no to your clients without saying no

Travel agent

There are likely countless TikToks explaining to the uninitiated the very Aussie difference between ‘yeah, nah’ and ‘nah, yeah’ (for those who didn’t grow up with Alf Stewart’s ‘strewths’, ‘yeah, nah’ is no).

But what we may not have realised is how ‘yeah, nah’ is a pretty awesome negotiation tactic. Here’s how overworked travel advisors can put it to use.

Read all about it.

#5. Drive the dream along WA’s coastal and country trails

Lucky Bay, Esperance ©Tourism Western Australia
Lucky Bay, Esperance ©Tourism Western Australia

Road trip adventures through the Dream State are your clients’ gateway to dreamlike landscapes and spectacular contrasts of colour.

Surreal coastal highways lead you to once-in-a-lifetime experiences, otherworldly adventures and unique Aboriginal experiences that enrich and enhance. Western Australia has it all.

Plus, read on to win your own Western Australia road trip adventure.

Read all about it.

#4. Adelaide Airport is going to get a $1 billion facelift

Adelaide Airport rendering.
Adelaide Airport rendering

Adelaide Airport has released details of a five-year plan to expand South Australia’s main gateway in its 2023 Integrated Report.

Read all about it.

#3. Middle East conflict: Rolling travel updates

Israel Palestine flags

Amid the ever-evolving situation in Israel, Gaza and surrounding regions, we’ve established a reliable hub to keep you in the loop with the most current and accurate travel industry updates.

Read all about it.

#2. Four of AU’s 5 busiest airports welcome new services in 48 hrs

ANA celebrates in Perth.
ANA celebrates in Perth.

Capacity continues to ramp up at Australia’s major airports, with new routes, services and upgrades kicking off in the last 48 hours alone. Here’s a round-up of the latest launches across the country…

Read all about it.

#1. Hello LA! Delta makes history with new Australasian flight

Delta Air Lines as arrived in NZ!
Delta Air Lines has arrived in NZ!

Delta Air Lines marked a significant milestone this week with the launch of its first-ever flights to New Zealand between Los Angeles and Auckland.

Read all about it.

This is Karryon, signing off for another week.