"We Will Fix It" Says New Malyasia Airlines CEO

Peter Bellew
Peter Bellew

Peter Bellew, the new CEO of Malaysia Airlines, started work today and immediately declared "we will fix" the troubled carrier in a journey to redemption that "will be a road with many interesting turns".

Malaysia Airlines has been in turmoil since 2014 when MH370 disappeared without trace and MH17 was shot down over the Ukraine four months later - twin disasters in which hundreds of its passengers died, sending the carrier into a commercial tail spin. More 

Sharp Growth for Jetstar International

Figures released by the Qantas Group yesterday reveal spectacular growth for Jetstar International. Its May passengers numbers were up 24.5% over the previous corresponding period. Annual passenger numbers for the low cost carrier grew 13.8% for the financial year to May 31.

There's Something About Harry – Triguboff Set To Become Australia's Biggest Hotel Owner

Harry Triguboff, Meriton, 200x193Octogenarian billionaire Harry Triguboff, founder of Meriton Serviced Apartments, says he still has his "foot on the accelerator" and is set to become Australia's biggest owner of hotel rooms by the end of this year, overtaking the Abu Dhabi sovereign wealth fund.

Mr Triguboff, 83, who is already Australia's most prolific apartment developer, was recently ranked the country's richest man by BRW with net wealth exceeding $10 billion. More 

Hotels Driving Many TripAdvisor Reviews

TripAdvisor has started revealing the source of reviews for properties that use its guest followup tools – an initiative that reveals hotels can in many cases drive most of the comments.
Screen Grab - Trip Advisor review 21.6.16

For example, a survey of the first 40 current reviews in several Sydney hotels show that most resulted from management pro-activity. More 

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