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Naughty naughty Aussie travellers

first_imgSource = e-Travel Blackboard: N.J Australian travellers like to get their ‘nasty’ on in hotel rooms, with up to 40 percent of Aussies confessing to flicking to the adult channels during their stay.According to a ZUJI Australia survey, one in three respondents admitted to hiding something in the hotel room if they break it, while another 23 percent confessed to lying about swiping items from the mini-bar.The ‘Hotel Confessional’ revealed that almost 20 percent of Aussies have pinched bathrobes, pillows and towels from the hotel while more than 65 percent admitted to taking toiletries as souvenirs. The company’s managing director James Gaskell added that while Aussies choose to live on the wild side during their hotel stays, they are also generous with tips.Up to 86 percent of Australians said they would always tip hotel staff once they have received service that deserves it.”We’re occasionally prone to getting in touch with our inner-rock star, but we’re more inclined to make sure we acknowledge and respect hotel staff,” Mr Gaskell said. last_img read more

Air Pacific increases LA services secures aircraft funds

first_imgAir Pacific has announced it will increase its US services, upping the number of flights between Los Angeles and Nadi up from four to daily from December this year.As part of the airline’s rebranding to its 1958 name, Fiji Airways, the carrier will utilize its A330 aircraft on the route and introduce an eighth service in the market during peak periods.Air Pacific will introduce the first A330 on the LA service from 1 July, and will fly a mix of A330s and B747s from July till December before eventually solely operating A330s on the LAX and NAN service.  Air Pacific recently announced it had selected two major international aviation banks for European export credit finance for its three new A330-200 aircraft.The funds will be used on the airline’s agreement with Airbus and Rolls-Royce to purchase three new A330-300 Heavy Gross weight aircraft.New aircraft will replace Air Pacific’s current Boeing 747 fleet, with the first to be delivered from March 2013.As well as flying between Nadi and LA, the A330s will also be utilized on routes, Auckland to Nadi – starting 2 April 2013, Brisbane to Nadi – starting 21 April 2013 and Sydney to Nadi – starting 8 June 2013.Source = e-Travel Blackboard: N.J. Air Pacific to launch daily services to the US.last_img read more