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Page Background 5 Brisbane Airport News BNE named in World’s Top 20 airports; new route to Orange; passenger numbers soar at BNE; Air Canada’s new look 7 Brisbane Insider Stars to stop violence; teenage entrepreneur at World Science Festival; Tibet Festival and more 10 Jessica Mauboy Australia’s favourite daughter starts


national tour


12 Autumn glow Amazing portrait transformations


14 San Francisco Celebrate the Summer of Love 50 years after the hippie revolution 17 Win airfares to San Francisco Your chance to take off to California’s harbour city 18 Taste of Orange A new wine region to explore just two hours from Brisbane 20 Whitsunday dreaming Why people don’t want to leave Long Island 22 Escape extra London’s hip new hotels; sailing a Mediterranean food trail; cycling Japan’s northern frontier, and more


26 Focus on Queensland flavours Chefs Andy and Ben’s excellent food adventure; fig cocktails; tables turned on convention dining and more 28 Paddock to plate Cafés and bars at Brisbane Airport showcase local produce


30 Festivals in the air Comedy, country music and creative performance all take to the stage for a bumper festival season; music to Harry Potter’s ears; raw dance talent, and more 35 Events Calendar Find out what’s happening around the city here


36 Mel Buttle The comedian shares her favourite places


37 10 good reads From Helen Razer’s 100 dates in a year to Meg and Tom Keneally’s next instalment in the Monsarrat series there’s a book to suit any journey


39 Day in the life People at Brisbane Airport


38 Helpful information for visitors to Brisbane Airport 40 Destination map 43 Brisbane metro map


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he way to a traveller’s heart, it

seems, is through their stomachs.

Tourism research shows that food

has become one of the key influences

in where people decide to go. It’s a

a travel trend that has been gaining

momentum for the past couple of years

and its effects seen from the airport –

Brisbane Airport is at the forefront of

championing local produce at its cafés

and bars (see p28) – to country towns

that are seeing a steady stream of city

folk beating a path to their farm gates

(find out about the new gourmet go-to

now just two hours from Brisbane on

p18). Your inspiration starts here...