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simPRO Software Helps Ease Cash Crunch For Small Business

smartphone-purchaseAs small businesses continue to struggle with their cashflow, Australian technology company simPRO Software has introduced a major enhancement to its cloud-based job management software that will make it easier than ever for trade services business to get paid for their work in a timely manner.

The new capability, which is offered in partnership with payment solutions firm IntegraPay, provides clients with three easy payment options that will make collecting payments quicker and more efficient.

In a major technological breakthrough, clients payments can now be processed in the field (using the simPRO Connect mobile app) as soon as a job is completed.

Alternatively customers can now also pay online directly from their invoice with just a click or the supplier can take payment details over the phone and enter them directly in the simPRO system.

The feature is available across simPRO’s suite of products and is designed to make it easier for users to get payment by streamlining and integrating the invoicing and collections processes.

simPRO CEO Brad Couper said the payment processing enhancements came at a time when many businesses were under severe financial pressure because of unpaid invoices.

“Managing cashflow is one of our clients’ biggest challenges. Small businesses don’t have the option to defer their key payments like bank debt and wages but there is often a long delay before customers get around to paying their bills,” Mr Couper said.

“simPRO Payments can help to solve that problem by making it easier for clients to pay invoices on the spot so the business gets the money fast.”

simPRO Payments will be available to all simPRO users in Australia, New Zealand, United States and the United Kingdom.

According to a recent survey by accounting software provider Intuit, Australian small businesses are owed $26 billion at any one time because of unpaid invoices while the average SME was owed $13,200 and had to spend 12 days per year chasing unpaid invoices.

Even worse, 27 per cent of small businesses that didn’t insist on upfront payments had been forced to take loans or use credit to pay suppliers and wages.

Users of simPRO’s enterprise & service job management software will get immediate access to quick payments and in future the system will be further enhanced to support direct debits, Bpay and recurring payments such as repeat bills, memberships, Software-as-a-Service, and subscriptions.

Using the system, clients can also implement schemes like loyalty rewards for early payment.

The system’s online dashboard makes managing direct debit payment easy. Businesses can access their personal details, their payment information, add new customers or amend payments 24×7.

All information displayed is live and all changes are applied instantly.

Established in 2002 simPRO Software is a Brisbane based software company which is the global leader in job management software for the services and contracting sector. The company’s clients range from small contracting businesses to mid-sized businesses through to large enterprises with thousands of staff.

For more information visit http://www.simprogroup.com

The Wonders Beneath Daydream Island

Daydream Island Resort and Spa’s resident marine biologist and Living Reef manager, John Gaskell, is so impressed by the diversity of marine life found around Daydream Island that he decided to document it in a new book, Beneath Daydream Island.

Daydream is located just off Queensland’s Whitsunday Coast and only a two-hour boat ride from the heart of the world-renowned Great Barrier Reef.

Mr Gaskell said that Daydream has a rich diversity of marine life immediately off the island supported by a complex fringing reef habitat.

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“You can view much of this by simply snorkeling around the island or by scuba diving,” Mr Gaskell said.

“If you’re experienced then a night dive reveals a whole other world of animals and colour.

“The fringing reef off Daydream is one of the healthiest ecosystems in the Whitsundays.”

There is a combination of tropical species found throughout the inshore and outer reefs and a diversity of life comparable to some of the densest Australian marine habitats.

From tiny coral polyps to seasonal humpback whale visits, most major marine animal groups are represented here. This includes corals, reef fishes, sea turtles, crabs, shrimps, octopuses, sea stars, sharks and rays.

Some of the amazing marine animals to be found include sea snails, sea jellies, marine worms, sea cucumbers, surf parrotfish, honeycomb cod, and everyone’s favourite, red and black anemonefish – commonly known as clownfish.

“One of the more spectacular events we’ve witnessed here at Daydream is the coral spawning which occurs each year in late spring at night, roughly four days after a full moon,” Mr Gaskell said.

“The stony corals around Daydream have such a high density which makes for a spectacular sight. The spawning can be compared to a silent underwater snowstorm where millions of pink, yellow and white specks rise slowly to the surface.”

Mr Gaskell took all the images in the book during his many diving and snorkeling trips around the island.

“This book was produced in the hope that many others will be inspired to experience Daydream Island’s wonders first hand,” he said.

Beneath Daydream Island can be purchased at any retail outlet on Daydream Island for $20.

For more information on Daydream Island Resort and Spa visit www.daydreamisland.com

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AirAsia X Launches Gold Coast To Auckland Sales

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AirAsia X has launched its service from the Gold Coast to Auckland, New Zealand and in turn will connect New Zealand to its vast network of over 100 destinations with the first flight to Auckland taking off on 22nd March, 2016.

This new route for the popular low cost carrier goes on sale tomorrow morning (2.01am Gold Coast time 13th January) until 24 January 2016, or until sold out, with an incredible low fare available for a limited time only of from AUD$119* one-way to Auckland. Bookings can be made at www.airasia.com.

The travel period is from 22 March 2016 to 5 Feb 2017.

AirAsia X’s popular Premium flatbed seats will also be on sale from AUD$299* one-way.

AirAsia X will commence services with daily flights between Gold Coast and Auckland. Flights will depart Gold Coast at 9.05am each day for Auckland arriving at 3.30pm local time.

AirAsia X CEO Benyamin Ismail said, “We’re delighted to launch this service and bring added competition to this popular route across the Tasman and provide another low cost travel option.

“The Gold Coast was AirAsia X’s inaugural route from Malaysia and has been well supported by our Australian and international guests.

“We’re also delighted to offer New Zealand as an exciting destination for travellers looking to enjoy the many unique experiences which New Zealand offers.”

An Airbus A330-300 aircraft will operate the route with a seating capacity of 377. The configuration will be AirAsia X’s standard configuration of 365 economy seats and 12 Premium flatbed seats.

AirAsia X commercial manager Australia and New Zealand Russell Hole said, “The Gold Coast is perfectly situated to allow convenient travel between our Asian network from Kuala Lumpur to New Zealand.

“Two flight arrivals each day reinforces the Gold Coast’s importance to our network and continues to open up travel opportunities in this region.”

Gold Coast Airport Chief Operating Officer, Marion Charlton, says, “The commencement of this daily service is a demonstration of AirAsia X’s commitment to the South East Queensland and Northern New South Wales regions.

“The Gold Coast community are familiar with AirAsia X and the variety of destinations they offer by flying via Kuala Lumpur, as such, we are confident this route will perform strongly both from an inbound and outbound perspective.

“Gold Coast Airport look forward to working closely with AirAsia X to ensure the success of this service into the future.”

AirAsia X was the first low cost carrier in the world to introduce flatbed seats, which have standard business class specifications of 20” width, 60” pitch and stretch out to 77” in full recline position.

They feature universal power sockets, adjustable headrests and built-in personal utilities such as tray table, drink holder, reading light and privacy screen.

Business Class guests also enjoy complimentary products and services including Pick A Seat, Priority Check-in, Priority Boarding, Priority Baggage, Baggage Allowance, Flight Change, Combo Meal and Premium Pillow & Duvet.

The Quiet Zone is another innovative product option available to guests on AirAsia’s A330-300 fleet.

The Quiet Zone has been reserved exclusively for guests aged above 12 and comprises the first seven economy class rows (row 7-14), immediately after the Premium cabin. The section also features ambient soft lighting for a more relaxing cabin atmosphere as well as early meal service.

AirAsia X, together with AirAsia, provides New Zealanders with low fares and connectivity to over 100 destinations across 22 countries.

AirAsia X was named the World’s Best Low Cost Airline Premium Seat and the World’s Best Low Cost Airline Premium Cabin titles at the 2015 Skytrax World Airline Awards. The AirAsia Group also received its seventh consecutive year title as the World’s Best and Asia’s Best Low Cost Airline at the awards.

For bookings or further information visit www.airasia.com  Flights and fares are subject to availability.

Travellers can also log onto AirAsia’s one-stop travel portal at AirAsiaGo.com which offers more than 80,000 three-star, five-star and boutique hotels to choose from.

Flight Schedule

 

KUL-OOL-AKL-OOL-KUL
FLT NO DEP ARR STD – LT STA  – LT Day Aircraft Type
D7 206 KUL OOL 21:40 7:50 Daily A333
D7 206 OOL AKL 9:05 15:30 Daily A333
D7 207 AKL OOL 17:00 17:25 Daily A333
D7 207 OOL KUL 21:40 4:00 Daily A333

*Flights from Gold Coast to Auckland will commence on 22 March 2016. Flights and fares are subject to availability. Booking period 13 January 2016 from 2.01am AEST – 24 January 2016, or until sold out. Travel period 22 March 2016 – 5 Feb 2017. Seats are limited and not available on all flights/days or at peak periods. Fares are for one-way travel, hand luggage only and fully inclusive of all taxes and charges. Fees apply for checked baggage. Business Class fares come with complimentary services as advertised on airasia.com. Lowest fares available online at airasia.com. No processing fees are applicable for online bookings made with PayPal. Next best possible fare available via phone with additional $25 service fee. All amounts are in Australian dollars unless stated otherwise. See airasia.com for full details and Conditions of Carriage. Flights subject to regulatory approval.

Cruise1st: Hawaii To Sydney Adventure Cruise

Sail from Hawaii to Sydney exploring idyllic Tahiti & French Polynesian islands and New Zealand along the way with a 19-night Cruise1st fly, stay and cruise deal.

Departing September 19, 2016, the package includes a flight to Honolulu and one night of pre-cruise accommodation before boarding Royal Caribbean’s Radiance of the Seas for an 18-night cruise.

The cruise stops in Papeete, Moorea and Bora Bora in Tahiti, French Polynesia; and Wellington and Picton in New Zealand.

Departures from Sydney are from $3599* per person twin share and include $100 of on board credit per cabin as well as onboard gratuities.

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Radiance of the Seas offers a cruising experience like no other, with panoramic vistas, sleek surrounds and a range of dining and entertainment options.

There is a nine-storey central atrium; floor to ceiling windows; casual and formal dining options including a Brazilian steakhouse, Italian restaurant and sushi; three pools; fitness centre; rock climbing wall; mini golf; basketball court; jogging track; video game arcade; Royal Babies and Tots nursery; theatre; casino; clubs; lounges; duty free shopping and a teen lounge area and disco.

For more information call 1300 596 345 or visit www.cruise1st.com.au.

*Subject to availability. Restrictions may apply. Prices are per person, twin share based on an inside stateroom. Prices and specified hotels subject to change at any time.

Australian winemakers open for business in China with Alibaba and Australia Post

Australia Post is helping home-grown businesses capitalise on the lucrative Chinese eCommerce market through its new partnership with the largest online wholesale website in China, 1688.com.

1688.com is a business-to-business (B2B) online marketplace, operating wholly in Chinese. It was established in 2010 by the Alibaba Group, operator of the largest online and mobile marketplaces in the world, to help foreign businesses sell their goods in China at wholesale prices.

Today’s official launch of Australia Post’s 1688.com “Australian pavilion” (auspost.1688.com) will provide a powerful online platform for Australian businesses to sell into China in bulk, reaching more than 100 million registered users and enticing Chinese importers to buy Australian products at more affordable, wholesale prices.

Australia Post will initially help sell wine through 1688.com because of the strong demand for Australian wine exports into China but, given the growing interest in high quality Australian products more generally, this will expand to include other categories in 2016.

Australia Post’s Managing Director and CEO Ahmed Fahour says that as we enter a landmark era in China-Australia free trade, there has never been a better time for Australian businesses to access China’s flourishing eCommerce sector, which is set to become the world’s top import market for online goods by 2018.

“Australia Post is committed to supporting local businesses by breaking down barriers to selling overseas and delivering eCommerce solutions that make it easier to do business across the country and overseas,” Mr Fahour said.

“International expansion can be a daunting prospect for many Australian companies but Alibaba’s B2B platform, 1688.com, offers the perfect solution for small and medium businesses to drive more sales in China.”

“Our world-first partnership with 1688.com is a one-stop eCommerce, logistics and delivery solution that streamlines labelling, packaging, pallet consolidation, sea and air transport, customs clearance, warehousing and distribution.”

“Alongside our new storefront on Alibaba’s 1688.com, we already have an existing storefront on Alibaba’s Tmall Global business-to-consumer (B2C) marketplace (auspost.tmall.hk). This means customers who want to sell their products into China can partner with us to sell directly to consumers in China via Tmall, as well as wholesale to Chinese businesses via 1688.com.”

“When you combine these two marketplaces and Australia Post’s role as AliPay’s exclusive agent in Australia, we now offer a complete eCommerce solution that can be tailored to any local business wanting to get into the Chinese market.”

Michael Mang, Head of International Marketing and Business Development for Asia-Pacific, Middle East and North Africa, of Alibaba.com and 1688.com says, “Our ongoing partnership with Australia Post is a crucial part of our cross-border trade strategy. We are delighted that our agreement enables Australian exporters a direct sales channel to Chinese retailers with even greater wholesale opportunities.”

Flame TreeAustralia Post is today launching the online store in collaboration with the Margaret River Wine Association – the first wine region to sell via the Australian pavilion, showcasing wines from five premium wineries in Western Australia – EVOI Wines, Flametree Wines, Happs Wines, Laurance Wines and Rosily Vineyard.

Nick Power, CEO of Margaret River Wine Association said, “Our producers told us they needed a faster speed-to-market solution for Chinese exports, and Australia Post listened. The 1688.com Australian pavilion is the culmination of many years of work to solve a major obstacle for the Australian wine industry, offering a simple avenue to sell and ship to China in bulk.”

“We’re thrilled to be the first Australian wine region to showcase our premium wines on 1688.com. Ten different bottle varieties across the Margaret River region’s five participating wineries are now on sale to millions of Chinese people through this online store,” said Nick.

“Putting local competition aside, we hope our partnership with Australia Post and 1688.com will pave the way for other Australian wine regions to get on-board and take advantage of this huge opportunity to enter one of the world’s largest consumer markets.”

Over the coming months, Australia Post will work directly with other premium wine regions to broaden the range offered on the site.

Australian businesses looking for help to grow their business in China, can contact 1688@auspost.com.au

To visit the 1688.com Australian shopfront (in Chinese) go to auspost.1688.com.

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Australia Ranks Fifth Top Selling Market in Alibaba Group’s 2015 11.11 Global Shopping Festival

Chinese rush to purchase Australian infant formula, adult milk powder and collagen products

Brisbane, Australia, December 1, 2015 – Chinese online e-commerce giant Alibaba Group has announced it generated more than US$14.3 billion of gross merchandise volume (GMV 1.) worth of goods from this year’s 11.11 Global Shopping Festival, an annual shopping event hosted by Alibaba Group also known as Single’s Day. With globalisation being one of the key main themes of the 24-hour shopping festival, Australia was ranked the fifth top selling country to China.

Throughout this year’s 11.11 Global Shopping Festival, infant formula, adult milk powder and collagen products from Australia have been the top three popular products that are well sought after by Chinese shoppers. Australian businesses have been selling its local products directly to Chinese consumers through Alibaba Group’s cross-border B2C platform, Tmall Global. Tmall Global is an overseas platform and an extension of Alibaba’s B2C Tmall business in China that allows international merchants and retailers to sell products to Chinese consumers without having a physical presence in China.

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Ken Ma, head of Australia, New Zealand and Japan regions for Tmall Global says the growing Chinese middle class has high demand for superior-quality products and services which Australian companies are able to provide.

“Chinese consumers are willing to spend money on imported goods in response to their concerns over product safety, while Australian products are known to be high in quality. Through Tmall Global, Chinese consumers are able to access a wide range of Australian goods which are not easily accessible to them in China unless they travel to the country,” says Ken.

“The demand of these products on Tmall Globall is a testament to the reliability of Australian brands and shows how easily Australian suppliers can connect to Chinese consumers and grow their businesseses.”

Chemist Warehouse was the first merchant on Tmall Global to reach RMB10 million in sales only 46 minutes after the sales launched after midnight on November 11.

Strong demand for infant formula in China saw Australian companies record high sales, with A2 having sold more than 43,000 cans of infant formula by 12pm noon during the sales day.

Adult milk powder was Australia’s second best selling product at the Global Shopping Festival, with Devondale selling 120,000 bags of full cream instant milk powder in the first 20 minutes. Collagen products was the third best selling product category from Australia.

Globally, the top five categories from this year’s 11.11 Global Shopping Festival were women’s apparel, men’s apparel, maternity and baby care, large appliances and sports and outdoor equipment respectively.

Key highlights of 2015 11.11 Global Shopping Festival:
-Sales from Single’s Day 2015 were up 60 per cent on the 2014 event (2).
-Mobile transactions accounted for approximately US$9.8 billion or 68.7 per cent of total sales from the event  – an increase of 158 per cent compared to 2014.
-The total number of mobile buyers on Alibaba’s Tmall.com and Taobao Marketplace was 95 million.
-Alibaba’s Alipay processed a total of 710 million payment transactions and processed 85,900 transactions per second at peak.
-Alibaba’s AliCloud processed a total of 140,000 transactions per second at peak
-More than 16,000 international brands with completed transactions.
-33 per cent of total buyers purchased from international brands or merchants.
-Alibaba’s logistics partner and affiliate, Cainiao Logistics, received 467 million delivery orders during the 24-hour shopping period, more than 15 times the daily average of 30 million orders and representing a 68 per cent year-over-year increase form 278 million orders in 2014.
-Cainiao Logistics also generated more than 120 million e-waybills, a system created by Cainiao Logistics that shares shipping information among delivery firms, customers and merchants.

For more information and content about the event, please visit here:

1) Gross merchandise volume (“GMV”) is the total amount settled through Alipay on Alibaba’s China and international retail marketplaces. All 2015 11.11 GMV and other figures are subject to final auditing following conclusion of the event.
2) Alibaba Group’s operating results disclosed in this press release are denominated in RMB; year-over-year comparisons and growth rates are calculated on the basis of RMB amounts and are not affected by foreign exchange rate fluctuations.

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Cromwell Wins Again

Trophy-Image-3Cromwell has confirmed its position as one of the country’s leading property fund managers, scooping the A-REIT award for the third consecutive year at the 2015 Professional Planner/Zenith Fund Awards. Cromwell was also a finalist in the Direct Property Award.

Cromwell CEO Paul Weightman said he was delighted that the funds management team has been consistently recognised by industry peers.

“The Professional Planner/Zenith Fund Awards set a benchmark for excellence in our industry. It’s an honour to be nominated but a great testament to the team to receive the A-REIT award for the third time in a row,” he said.

“I would like to congratulate the funds management team for consistently getting the best possible results for our investors.”

The awards were announced on 9 October 2015 at a luncheon event at the Ivy Ballroom in Sydney.

Director – Cromwell Funds Management, Michael Blake, said the award meant a lot to the team.

“Cromwell’s funds management capabilities perfectly compliment its range of direct property products. In an environment where direct property assets can be expensive we are able to offer investors access to a number of high performing, listed property security portfolios.”

“We remain focused on delivering for investors over the long term and through property cycles. It is pleasing to be acknowledged by the industry for this responsible approach to funds management,” Mr Blake said.

The Professional Planner/Zenith Fund Awards recognise the fund management industry’s best and brightest. Based on Zenith’s renowned and robust research methodology, the awards provide Professional Planner readers with unparalleled insights into the best fund management businesses in the country – including their structures, processes and people. Covering a range of fund categories, the awards represent a comprehensive assessment of the current state of the Australian managed funds industry.

SEQ Stars Shine In Season-Opening Win

The SEQ Dealer Trade Stars have started their inaugural WNBL season in grand style with an impressive 80-63 win over last year’s finalists Bendigo Spirit at Logan Metro Indoor Sports Centre on Friday night.

A delighted Stars coach Shane Heal said, “I was really happy for the team as they’d put in so much hard work to get us to this point, so it was nice to be rewarded early.

“Considering the challenges in not having two of our best players available through injury this shows the depth in our squad and augers well for the season ahead.”

The team’s two US imports were outstanding. Ify Ibekwe (19 points, 9 rebounds) and Denesha Stallworth (24 points, 10 rebounds) were an exciting combination and very athletic up against Bendigo’s taller players.

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SEQ Stars’ US import Ify Ibekwe drives to the hoop against Bendigo.

Guard Amy Lewis’ defensive effort and intensity was outstanding for the Stars with Rachel Jarry (14 points, 5 rebounds) providing great leadership in her first game back in the WNBL for a while.

Lauren Mansfield with 8 assists and only one turnover stepping up from the SEABL was a big addition and lead the team like a veteran.

“I couldn’t have been prouder of their desperation and the way they played together, showing intense defence but also playing with a high scoring style,” Heal said.

“The team withstood two challenges from Bendigo in the second and last quarters which was very pleasing.”

The Stars next game is this Friday against Dandenong in Melbourne.

Shane Heal said about the task against Dandenong, “The two teams are very even and it will be a big test for us to replicate our great first-up effort.

“Dandenong are used to being in the playoffs so this will be a tough battle for us.”

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Coach Shane Heal addresses his players at the break

 


Daydream Island Summer Getaways Sale On Now


Daydreaming of a tropical island getaway this summer? Now is the best time to book your next holiday at Daydream Island Resort and Spa in the Whitsundays with Daydream’s Getaway sale.

The Resort is offering a three-day package priced from $372* per person, twin share in a Garden Balcony Room – an amazing 20 per cent saving.

The package includes three nights accommodation, a scrumptious full buffet breakfast daily, a bonus $50 food and beverage voucher per room, per stay (children stay and eat breakfast free of charge), free shell necklace and mocktails on arrival, free Wi-Fi and a free holiday portrait during your stay.

Guests will also enjoy over 20 free guest activities including kayaks, catamarans, stand-up paddle boards, stingray and shark feeding show, open air cinema, rainforest walk, gym and much more.

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Guests can also upgrade to an Ocean Balcony Room from only $462* per person twin share (a 20 per cent saving) or a Coral Ocean Balcony Room from only $522* per person twin share (a 20 per cent saving).

The special is on sale until 30 November, 2015 and valid for travel from now until 23 May 2016 (block out dates apply).

Daydream Island Resort and Spa is located in Queensland’s stunning Whitsunday Islands in the heart of the Great Barrier Reef.

The multi award-winning resort is home to one of the world’s largest man-made living reef lagoons known as The Living Reef, a great selection of restaurants and bars, a fringing coral reef and Rejuvenation Spa offering a selection of health and beauty treatments.

For bookings free call reservations on 1800 075 040, contact your local travel agent or visit www.daydreamisland.com

*Conditions apply: Subject to availability. On sale until 30 November 2015. For travel until 23 May 2016 (Blockout dates apply). Children 0-14 years inclusive stay and eat breakfast free of charge when sharing a room with parents/adults and utilising existing bedding. Max capacity of 4 people per hotel room/suite. Max capacity of 8 people per family room. Cots can be provided free of charge. Launch transfers are not included and must be booked at time of booking accommodation. Free Wi-Fi in atrium and all room types 24 hours per day. Prices quoted in Australian dollars.
 

AirAsia’s Network-wide Megasale Is Here!

Leading low-cost carrier AirAsia has brought back its highly anticipated Megasale with sale fares to Asia from Australia from as low as $99* one-way for a limited time.

Travellers can fly to Kuala Lumpur from Perth from $129* per person one-way; Gold Coast from $169*; and Melbourne and Sydney from $169*.

Some onwards one-way fares from Kuala Lumpur are as little as $4* one-way.

A330-300 AirAsia X_1Fares are available to Bali one-way from Darwin from $99*; Melbourne and Sydney from $169* and from Perth from $119*.

The Megasale fares are available for booking from now until 13 September 2015 with the fares valid for travel from 1 March 2016 to 29 October 2016. Bookings to www.airasia.com

AirAsia Commercial Head of Australia & New Zealand Stuart Myerscough said the Megasale was an excellent opportunity for travellers who were planning their forward travel next year and wanted to get some advance fares at a very good discount.

“AirAsia’s fly-through connectivity is proving very popular, ensuring that passengers have a smoother travelling experience right through to their final destination,” he said.

“With new direct flights from Sydney and Melbourne to a favourite destination like Bali proving popular the expansive AirAsia network also offers a range of alternative destinations which are becoming more popular including Sri Lanka and Indochina.”

AirAsia passengers are now able to fly into the brand new klia2 terminal in Kuala Lumpur, the carrier’s main hub, which provides an even better experience for travellers, particularly those transiting through to other destinations.

Some of the more than 100 destinations on sale include:

From the Gold Coast or Melbourne, fly one-way to Siem Reap or Ho Chi Minh City from $199*; Langkawi, Phuket or Bangkok from $209*; or Hong Kong from $229*.

From Sydney, one-way economy flights to Ho Chi Minh City are from $199*; Phuket from $209*; Hong Kong from $229*; Colombo from $259* and Osaka from $289*.

From Perth, grab some great one-way fares to Penang or Siem Reap from $159*; Phuket from $169*; Hong Kong from $189*; Seoul from $229*; and Osaka from $249*.

AirAsia X, together with AirAsia, provides Australians with low cost fares and access to over 100 destinations across 23 countries.

AirAsia X was just named the World’s Best Low Cost Airline Premium Seat for their business class flatbed and the World’s Best Low Cost Airline Premium Cabin titles at the 2015 Skytrax World Airline Awards. The AirAsia Group also received its seventh consecutive year title as the World’s Best and Asia’s Best Low Cost Airline at the awards.

For bookings or further information visit www.airasia.com Flights and fares are subject to availability.

Travellers can also log onto AirAsia’s one-stop travel portal at AirAsiaGo.com which offers a range of more than 80,000 three-star, five-star and boutique hotels to choose from.

*Flights and fares are subject to availability. Availability of connecting flights are subject to timings of the individual flights. Seats are limited and not available on all flights/days or at peak periods. Fares include airport taxes & surcharges. Processing fee is applicable for online bookings made by credit, debit or charge card. Processing fee does not apply to Australian customers paying with PayPal. Fees apply for checked baggage except on Business Class Flat Bed fares. Other terms and conditions apply. Booking period 7-13 September 2015 or until sold out. Travel period 1 March 2016 to 29 October 2016. Lowest possible sale fares are one-way online at airasia.com. Next best possible fare available via phone with additional $25 service fee. All amounts are in Australian dollars unless stated otherwise.