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    News bites – 25 February 2022

    LATAM flights relaunch from Australia to South America

    LATAM Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner photographed from Wolf Air Aviation Learjet 25B. Images courtesy of LATAM

    After almost two years of pausing its passenger services from Australia and New Zealand LATAM has announced it will resume its flights between Sydney, Auckland and Santiago beginning 29 March.

    LATAM flights will operate a Boeing 787-9 aircraft three times weekly and is looking to increase the schedule to five flights weekly from 1 July 2022.

    “We are extremely excited to recommence our flights between Australia/New Zealand to South America (Chile) on 29 March. We are ready to give our passengers a warm welcome back on board, reconnect them with their loved ones and showcase all the beauty and wonders that South America has to offer.” Chris Ellis, Country Manager – Oceania, LATAM Airlines.

    Impressive Laguna Colorada – Red Lake reflection, Andean Flamingos and Idyllic Altiplano Atacama Desert, Volcanic landscape panorama – Potosi region in the Bolivian Andes. Images courtesy of LATAM

    “LATAM operates the largest network in Latin America, and we know that many of our passengers have been patiently waiting for flights to resume so they can tick off their bucket list destinations such as the Atacama Desert, Iguazu Falls, Machu Picchu, Patagonia and many more.”

    Passengers must meet specific entry requirements for entering South America and we recommend contacting your personal travel manager for the most up to date information:


    Flights Frequency Origin/Time Destination/Time Destination/Time
    LA800 Wednesday, Friday, Sunday Sydney (11:35) Auckland (16:40) Santiago (13:40)
    LA801 Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday Santiago (00:40) Auckland (05:15) Sydney (09:35)

    *Itineraries in local time, valid for the months of April, May and June.

    Ovolo and Grey Goose launch exclusive $50k package

    Vodka martini? Image courtesy of Ovolo hotels

    One of the most indulgent hotel packages in Australia is being offered by The Inchholm in Brisbane in combination with Grey Goose. For $49,999 per night, you and 39 guests will experience a night without compromise! Mingle privately with a Grey Goose martini tower and five-hour beverage package followed by a three-course dinner created by either Ian Curley or Masterchef winner, Diana Chan. Also included is a martini masterclass with Grey Goose’s Australian brand ambassador and a fabulous ice sculpture.

    The Socialite suite – Brisbane. Image courtesy of Ovolo Hotels

    So, make like a celebrity and start sipping your vodkatinis. Grey Goose is distilled using wheat from France and is made with water from the Gensac filtered through champagne limestone. Clear and fresh with an elegant floral aroma, no geese were harmed in the making of Grey Goose.

    The Heritage Suite – Brisbane. Image courtesy of Ovolo Hotels

    Whether it’s for a corporate retreat, a wedding or an indulgent gathering this luxury package is only curtailed by your imagination.


    For more personalised information tips and advice, or to book an incredible holiday, contact your local TravelManagers’ personal travel manager.

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