The Weekend Australian - Travel - - TRAVEL & INDULGENCE -

On the orig­i­nal Rose Bay site of Aus­tralia’s first “in­ter­na­tional air­port” for fly­ing boats in 1939, Syd­ney Sea­planes has un­veiled a pur­pose-built ter­mi­nal fea­tur­ing a lounge, oys­ter and cock­tail bar and fly­ing boat mu­seum; the air­line says it car­ries 25,000 pas­sen­gers a year, mak­ing it the largest op­er­a­tor of its kind in the world • Emi­rates has re­tired its Air­bus A330s and A340s, mov­ing to an ex­clu­sive A380 and Boe­ing 777 fleet • Peter Som­mer Travel has added a num­ber of ex­pert-led cul­tural trips to its 2017 pro­gram, in­clud­ing gulet cruises in Croa­tia, cruis­ing the Aegean Sea and Ae­o­lian Is­lands, and his­tory-based tours of Wes­sex and Ire­land • De­scribed as a combo pop-up din­ner party and syn­chro­nised pic­nic, A Move­able Feast re­turns to Syd­ney’s Bondi Beach on March 11 with gourmet ham­pers by Luke Man­gan and danc­ing un­der the stars to live mu­sic; tick­ets now on sale • Aranui Cruises has an of­fer of ship­board cred­its of $425 a pas­sen­ger aboard Aranui 5 on se­lected voy­ages around French Poly­ne­sia; book by Jan­uary 31 for de­par­tures from March 7 or 25 and April 13.

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