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Qantas announces new direct USA flights from Brisbane mid 2020.

Qantas has announced new non-stop Dreamliner flights from Brisbane to San Francisco and Chicago from mid 2020. The new direct flight to Chicago will save travellers more than 6 hours of travel time and for many the blessing will be avoiding LAX. The company will base 50% of its Dreamliners in Brisbane, no doubt with an eye on on the new Brisbane runway launching in 2020, with round the clock operational hours.

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Posted in 'Qantas,Wentworth Travel News' on Monday 17 June 2019

Anna’s Theme Park Advice

Reprint of article from *ATAS's American theme park blog: Anna McMurtrie, Managing Director of Wentworth Travel in Sydney, is a theme park person: "At any  park or resort, you really do feel like you're at the happiest place on earth! All round you there is a sense of imagination and fun, and every park employee - or cast member as Disney calls them - contribute to the exciting atmosphere". Her top tips for theme park travel? Plan your stay well in advance and book venues for lunch and dinners which give you preferential seating for the entertainment. To get the most out of your visit plan the rides you must want to cover. Make a daily plan which involves rides close to each other. Consider...

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Posted in ',Travel News,Wentworth Travel News' on Monday 17 June 2019

Anna’s New York Advice for First-timers

Reprint of article from *ATAS's New York blog: This, (New York City) is the kind of place you can visit without an agenda. No-one ever asked why you are going to New York city.. "New York never sleeps"says Anna McMurtrie from ATAS accredited Wentworth Travel in Woollahra, Sydney. Something of a Big Apple aficionado, Anna has some sage advice for first-timers:  "We typically recommend that New York first timers stay 6 or 7 nights", she says. "We encourage them to move hotels during this time...it's a great way to dive into the city's distinct neighbourhoods, get your bearings and get to feel at home in this astonishing metropolis",says Anna. So what's on her first timer's list? "Attending a...

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Posted in ',ATAS,Travel News,Wentworth Travel News' on Monday 17 June 2019

Mombo Camp Okavango Delta

Travel and Leisure magazine includes Mombo Camp as one of the "It" hotels for 2019. Botswana is hometown to a third of the world's elephants and many graze on the doorstep of the camp, joining zebras and Cape buffalos. Mombo is a tastefully rebuilt lodge in the heart of the Delta and is the flagship of the Wilderness Safari portfolio. Nine villas guarantee an intimate escape from the masses. The resort runs on solar and the camp's efforts at sustainability are backed by a team of conservation scientists. There's a whole new baseline to the notion of 'roughing' it here. The elephant image is by Trey Ratcliff thanks ,Trey. It is cleverly 'post -produced' photo-art, but we think the result is really...

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Posted in ',Wentworth Travel News' on Saturday 15 June 2019

Super Exclusive Fiji

There are a couple of really high end resorts in Fiji - ones that you rarely hear about. Rob and Lynda Miller were the operational brains behind Wakaya Island for many years. For some time they have been applying their considerable talents to the development of  Vatuvara, for the owner (an entrepreneur who was the founder of internationally known sunglasses range). Due to hard work they have totally transformed this Lau group island, with Lynda, amongst other duties, developing possibly the best fully certified organic garden in the Fiji islands. The good news for those wanting absolute privacy is that the resort consists of only three villas ranging from 4000 to 7000 square feet. Each designed for...

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Posted in ',Hotel News,Wentworth Travel News' on Wednesday 12 June 2019

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