The Weekend Australian - Travel - - TRAVEL & INDULGENCE -

GoGet has launched Aus­tralia’s first air­port car­share ser­vice at Mel­bourne’s Tul­la­ma­rine; GoGet has about 2000 ve­hi­cles across the coun­try and al­most 90,000 mem­bers • In March, 2018, Qan­tas will be­gin non-stop Boe­ing 787-9 Dream­liner flights on the 14,498km route be­tween Perth and Lon­don; it’s the first reg­u­lar pas­sen­ger ser­vice to fly from Aus­tralia direct to Europe • P&O Cruises Aus­tralia is now sell­ing Van­u­atu-made prod­ucts such as wo­ven bags and a skin­care range at pop-up shops on board its ships; the move is part of the cruise line’s wider com­mit­ment to the is­land na­tion and its cap­i­tal, Port Vila, a pop­u­lar stop on South Pa­cific cruises • If you’re tired of be­ing weighed down by heavy bags, Lonely Planet’s new How to Pack for Any Trip by Sarah Bar­rell ($19.99) re­veals some great prac­ti­cal tips and tech­niques for care­free trav­el­ling • The Man­darin Ori­en­tal group is cel­e­brat­ing star-span­gled suc­cess in the 2017 se­ries of Miche­lin Guides to key cities; there are 12 Miche­lin-star restau­rants in its ho­tels, with a to­tal of 18 Miche­lin stars, the most of any ac­com­mo­da­tion port­fo­lio • SilkAir, Sin­ga­pore Air­lines’ re­gional wing, will be­gin three flights a week be­tween Changi and Colombo on April 8; the full-ser­vice air­line op­er­ates about 400 flights a week to 52 destinations in 14 coun­tries, with re­cent ad­di­tions in­clud­ing Vi­en­tiane and Luang Pra­bang in Laos • River cruise op­er­a­tor Pan­daw will add the 12-cabin Ka­puas Pan­daw to its fleet next month to op­er­ate on Bor­neo voy­ages; the re­fit­ted ves­sel, built in 2006, was pre­vi­ously known as L’Amant and sailed on Viet­nam’s Mekong Delta.

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