Why Australians love the Gold Coast

I love the Gold Coast. I’m not ashamed to admit it. Even in spite of its long suffering reputation for glitzy excess. To put it in perspective, the Gold Coast is to Australia what Miami is to the USA.  And while some of the … Continue reading

May 22, 2017 by Lauren Burvill


Why You Should Stopover in Dubai

Soaring skyscrapers, sensational shopping and seven-star hotels – Dubai is evolving at breathtaking speed. But, as Gavin Thomas reveals, there’s more to this city than meets the eye… Souks and skyscrapers Dubai is a city of two halves. It boasts a fascinating old centre … Continue reading

May 19, 2017 by Flight Centre UK


All Aboard The Ghan Train in Australia

Spectacular scenery, comfort and camaraderie are among the many reasons The Ghan train expedition has stood the test of time. Originally dubbed The Afghan Express, the Australian locomotive was named after the pioneering cameleers – once thought to be from Afghanistan, but in fact from … Continue reading

May 18, 2017 by Phil Murray


7 Cities with the Best Street Eats

Glimpsing an eye-popping vista or fulfilling a thrilling experience is usually how we remember the best of our travels. But it’s often an everyday ritual that can really bring our adventures to life and send our senses wild: eating. Whether it’s the sizzle of skewered … Continue reading

May 17, 2017 by Rhodri Andrews


How to Go Big in Bangkok

Bangkok. From colonial architecture to rooftop bars and foodie delights, this Southeast Asia stopover destination – with its head-whirling mix of old and new – has it all, says Dave Stamboulis… See the sights While the Grand Palace, Wat Phra Kaew (Temple of the … Continue reading

May 16, 2017 by Flight Centre UK


The Best Places to Visit in South Australia

While smaller than most of the country’s other state capitals, you’ll soon feel at home in the welcoming little city of Adelaide. And with many of South Australia’s best attractions within easy reach, this self-drive Journey will give you plenty of time to explore … Continue reading

May 15, 2017 by Flight Centre UK


Australia’s Best Ice Cream Shops

If Aussies had to pick a national food, ice-cream would definitely be a leading contender. In the same vein as craft beer and boutique coffee roasters, ice cream in Australia has become serious business – and rightly so considering Australia offers perfect year-round ice cream-consuming … Continue reading

May 12, 2017 by Danny Venzin


An Interview with Bistrode CBD, Sydney

Keeping things simple – and local – is always on the menu at Sydney restaurant Bistrode CBD… “You know how Chanel used to say you should get dressed up and then take one item off?” asks Jane Strode. “I think that’s a good way … Continue reading

May 11, 2017 by Phil Murray


The Best Two-Week Australia Holidays

As the world’s number one travel company to Australia, we know all there is to know about the Land Down Under – and that includes sorting the fact from the fiction. As it happens, we love busting myths, especially the common misconception where people … Continue reading

May 10, 2017 by Alexandra Gregg


Flight Centre Travel Blog Awards 2017 Winners Announced

Voting for Flight Centre’s Travel Blog Awards for 2017 has now closed and we are excited to now announce the winners. Thank you to all who took part in the voting. This year we received thousands of votes across all ten categories. The winners … Continue reading

May 9, 2017 by Flight Centre UK