We all want more. First Class will give it to you in the form of divine product reviews, the best reads for your holiday, as well as interviews and competitions.

We all want more. First Class will give it to you in the form of divine product reviews, the best reads for your holiday, as well as interviews and competitions.


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Le Paul Gauguin unveiled

Paul Gauguin Cruises, South Pacific-based luxury small ship operatorhas released details of an extensive renovation of their ship Le Paul Gauguin. The renovation offers a fresh design to enrich guests’ sailing the South Pacific seascapes of Tahiti, the Society Islands, the Tuamotus, the Marquesas, the Cook Islands, Tonga and Fiji.

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Private butler service & exclusive use of 137 Pillars House Bangkok

When the skies open to the new-look post-pandemic world, why not book a family reunion and enjoy exclusive use of the 137 Pillars House. When you book a minimum of 15 suites for three or more nights, you receive additional 15 suites for the same price giving you free run on the hotel.

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Hilton Melbourne to open in March 2021

Melbourne’s heritage-listed Equity Chambers has been transformed into Hilton Melbourne Little Queen Street (Hilton Melbourne LQS). Located in the heart of the city, the elegant upscale hotel will open at midday on Monday, 22 March 2021.

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QT hotels announce a new collection of extraordinary stays

Sick of lockdowns? Tired of being well-behaved? Replenish your excitement and enchantment levels with QT Hotels and Resorts’ latest offering,

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2021 Whale Shark Season begins in Ningaloo, Western Australia

Ningaloo Reef’s whale shark season has started early with the first guests swimming with whale sharks today, on tour with Exmouth-based operator Ningaloo Discovery.

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Discover Aboriginal Experiences collective welcomes four new members

Borrgoron Coast to Creek Tours and Kingfisher Tours in Western Australia, and Bundyi Cultural Tours and Wajaana Yaam Adventure Tours in New South Wales, have joined Discover Aboriginal Experiences – a collective of quality, authentic Aboriginal guided tourism offerings

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Cruise Traveller releases exclusive package with free business class flights

Cruise Traveller has released a new package for August 2022 that pairs free business class flights and hotel stays with an ultra-luxury voyage exploring the wild, rarely visited places and islands along almost the entire Western Australian coastline between Darwin and Perth.

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The Polar Bear has an international day on February 27

The 27 February is marked as International Polar Bear Day. However let’s remember the polar bear on more than just one day a year. International Polar Bear Day is aimed at raising awareness and understanding of the challenges faced by polar bears in a changing world.

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Iconic Queensland Island offers up to 40% discounts

The ‘Whitsundays Welcome’ is back to offer guests an all-inclusive stay featuring a five-night stay (in choice of room or suite), luxury transfers for two from Hamilton Island, and daily breakfast for two in the ocean-facing Pacific restaurant.

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Ponant showcases Australia in eight new journeys

PONANT has announced the return of two of its modern fleet of small luxury expedition ships, Le Lapérouse and Le Soléal, to Australian waters in 2021. The itineraries will cover Australia for Australians.

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Four reasons why Tohoku will shine in 2021 or post Pandemic

We hope Japan will be on the bubble list for when we can overseas. So make for Tohoku when it does. Here are four reasons why.

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How to Celebrate Lunar New Year – Sydney Style

Luminous lanterns, sizzling street food and impressive live performances are just the start of what Sydney has to offer this Lunar New Year. The second Chinese zodiac animal, the Ox, is all about hard work, positivity and honesty, all things we’re welcoming in 2021. Whether you’re a foodie, keen to get amongst the action, or looking for family fun – there are plenty of ways to join in the celebrations from February 12th and welcome The Year of the Ox with a bang.