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Edition 424 | 01-Feb-2016

Australia Stars in Qantas Safety

Australia’s breathtaking outback, turquoise coral seas and stunning waterfalls are front and centre of Qantas’ new safety video and unveiling on Australia’s national day last week could not have been more perfect. Read More  

Edition 418 | 30-Jan-2015

Qantas to Donate First Boeing 747

In a coup for New South Wales tourism Qantas will donate its first Boeing 747-400, known as City of Canberra, to the Historical Aircraft Restoration Society (HARS) in March. Read More  

Edition 417 | 13-Nov-2014

Long Haul – Who’s Eating With Me?

Has anyone ever had the feeling after a long haul flight that you could never eat again, because all you have been doing for the last…20 odd hours is eating, eating and more eating?
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Edition 413 | 06-Jun-2014

Ambassadors of the Future

When I see hordes of Northern European backpackers on the Cairns Esplanade it gives great comfort because these people will hopefully be ambassadors for Australia.
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Edition 409 | 06-Mar-2014

Has Qantas become the Dinosaur of our Region?

In North West Queensland right in between the outback settlements of Longreach and Winton – which are the “twin birthplace” towns of QANTAS – is a museum and dig site where Australia’s largest dinosaur bone collection is to be found. Read More  

Edition 407 | 05-Dec-2013

Venture Where Others Can’t

Up close and personal encounters with expedition cruising. Read More  

Edition 405 | 02-Oct-2013

International Visitors Return North

Cairns and the Great Barrier Reef has outstripped tourism growth in Queensland and Australia with a 15% increase in international visitors in 2012-13. Read More  

Edition 388-389 | 14-Nov-2012

Small fish are mostly sweet – but -

Is Cruise Tourism all it’s cracked up to be in terms of export tourism and economic benefits? Does it warrant the huge extra investment it seeks ?

Probably not ...... Read More  

Edition 383 | 22-Aug-2012

Olympic Dreams

Our young Olympians are both role-models and our hopes for a brighter future Read More  

Edition 381 | 25-Jul-2012

Vale Don Mundell of Trans Tours

Don Mundell, one of the two original founders of Trans Tours in New Zealand during the 1960’s, passed away suddenly last week. Read More  

Edition 380 | 11-Jul-2012

Could these Persistent Rumours about Qantas & Emirates possibly be True?

What is true is that Simon Hickey, the newly appointed CEO of Qantas International, has said his aim is to have the operating division returned to profit by 2014. That’s a huge call, considering the present operating performance and trading history of Qantas International. Read More  

Edition 373-374 | 18-Apr-2012

NEWS CLIPPINGS FROM DOWNUNDER

Edited and summarised excerpts of local news items from various media. Read More  

Edition 360 | 21-Sep-2011

Airline versus Tourism Interests. A Working Dichotomy.

Airline and Tourism interests each march to the beat of a different drum. Read More  

 

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