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PENIN­SULA Ho­tels has launched a Hope for The Philip­pines cam­paign to as­sist com­mu­ni­ties af­fected by Typhoon Haiyan; un­til Jan­uary 31, $US5 will be do­nated for each night of a guest’s stay. The group raised more than $US500,000 in 2011 af­ter the dev­as­tat­ing earth­quake and tsunami in Ja­pan There’s a new 25-minute sea­plane trans­fer ser­vice aboard a three-seater Cessna or six-seater Beaver air­craft to Queens­land’s Heron Is­land from Glad­stone

In­ter­Con­ti­nen­tal Bali Re­sort has do­nated $US20,000 to the Bali Life Foun­da­tion on the char­ity’s 20th birth­day; the re­sort’s own­ing com­pa­nies matched the gift with a fur­ther $US20,000 Un­til Fe­bru­ary 28, Ana­conda Mo­bile is of­fer­ing US-bound trav­ellers more than 50 per cent off cell­phone charges; calls from a com­pet­i­tive 25c a minute.

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