Etihad butlers fly through Savoy training

An elite group of Etihad Airways cabin crew are set to become the aviation world’s first flying butlers, having completed a specially tailored three week training course in London. The handpicked team of 13 men and women – all based in the airline’s home of Abu Dhabi – demonstrated their outstanding hospitality skills during training […]

Airbus – new VIP wide body cabin

Airbus has launched a new VIP cabin concept, initially for the A330-200, offering a faster and more affordable way to the greater capacity, capability and comfort of a widebody for both private and government customers. Called Summit, the concept features a VIP section at the front of the cabin, and airline-style seating at the rear. […]

Support for healthy ageing

Our ‘second act’ is all about enjoying the good things that we’ve worked hard for in our younger years. New Zealand, like many countries, has an ageing population. With medical advances, more people are living longer so it’s important for those approaching older age to adopt a variety of positive health and lifestyle habits to […]

Book: Birds of New Guinea

Book: Birds of New Guinea Second Edition Pub date: November 5, 2014 Paperback & Hardcover Thane K. Pratt & Bruce M. Beehler / Illustrated by John C. Anderton & Szabolcs Kókay What makes New Guinea so special? The world’s largest tropical island, it boasts a spectacular avifauna characterized by cassowaries, megapodes, pigeons, parrots, cuckoos, kingfishers, […]

Qantas – new address for frequent flyer members

Qantas Frequent Flyer today officially launched its new online hub qantaspoints.com, featuring an Online Mall stocked with premium global brands, as it continues to expand what’s on offer to its diverse member base. Qantaspoints.com reflects the growth of the Qantas Frequent Flyer program in recent years – particularly its range of partners, its number of […]

25 Free Things to do in Sydney

25 Free Things to do in Sydney Although Sydney has a reputation for being one of the most expensive cities in the world to live, if you holiday there, it’s an entirely different matter. The bargain hunters at Cheapflights have scoured the city and found 25 activities and attractions that won’t cost a cent. Cheapflights Travel […]

10 top ways to save on your travel insurance this silly season

For the thousands who will be travelling overseas and domestically to visit friends and family this holiday season – the good news, according to travel insurance experts comparetravelinsurance.com.au, is that there is still plenty of time to get a good deal on your travel insurance. Natalie Ball, Director, Comparetravelinsurance.com.au says: “We know travel insurance is […]