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Karryon's Top 10 stories of the week: Catch up on our most-wanted: Oct 27

Missed this week's must-read travel industry news and views? We've got you. Karryon has you covered with our recap of the 10 most-read stories of the week.

Missed this week’s must-read travel industry news and views? We’ve got you. Karryon has you covered with our recap of the 10 most-read stories of the week.

#10. MIDDLE EAST CONFLICT LATEST: Rolling travel industry updates

The MSC Orchestra. MSC Cruises

LATEST: MSC, Royal Caribbean, Oceania pivot.

Read all about it.

#9. After 27 years, Al Baker retires as Qatar Airways boss; new CEO named

Al Baker (left) receives an award from APEX CEO Dr Joe Leader. Qatar Airways

The man who turned Qatar Airways into a major global carrier is stepping down.

Read all about it.

#8. 18-39 travel unlocked: save up to 20% on select ‘24/25 tours

Topdeck Sail & Swim Croatia

Best Topdeck tours to get your clients amped about.

Read all about it.

#7. Abercrombie & Kent appoints Alexa Papoulias as NSW/ACT Regional Sales Manager

Alexa Papoulias, NSW/ACT Regional Sales Manager, Abercrombie & Kent.

Papoulias replaces long-serving Beth Ellicott.

Read all about it.

#6. Want short tours, small groups and big European experiences?

Tour group poses at lookout at Lake Bled, Slovenia.

Maximise Europe with minimum time and effort.

Read all about it.

#5. Air Tahiti Nui appoints Grant Sinclair as General Manager Pacific

Air Tahiti Nui announces Grant Sinclair as its new GM Pacific.

After 2 years elevating the carrier’s brand & sales.

Read all about it.

#4. Qantas launches new int’l route, ups Hawai’i seats, adds QantasLink CEO

Ela Beach, Port Moresby, Qantas

Int’l updates take effect on March 2024. Plus, who’s the new QantasLink boss?

Read all about it.

#3. Bamboo Airways exits Australian & long-haul markets; AU staff laid off

Bamboo Airways at its MEL launch in 2022.

Full service carrier to restructure operations in late 2023 and early 2024.

Read all about it.

#2. Brilliance of the Seas arrives in Sydney to launch 23/24 season

RCI-Brilliance of the Seas

Brilliance of the Seas ports in Sydney for first time.

Read all about it.

#1. Princess Cruises’ Royal Princess arrives in Sydney for first time

Karryon is onboard the vessel today along with the Princess Cruises team.

Princess’ biggest Aussie season is underway.

Read all about it.

This is Karryon, signing off for another week.