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Active Retirees : Active Retirees Feb-March 2012
10 | www.probussouthpacific.org tRAveL neWs Best place to park your holiday Brisbane hosts Matisse “I don't paint things. I only paint the difference between things,” said Henri Matisse, the famed painter, draughtsman and sculptor. Find out what he meant at the most comprehensive presentation of Matisse’s drawings and prints ever mounted, at Brisbane’s Gallery of Modern Art (GoMA). Organised with the cooperation of the Bibliothèque Nationale de France, the ‘Matisse: Drawing Life’ exhibition will run from 3 December 2011 until 4 March 2012 and will commemorate the five-year anniversary of GoMA. Accor is offering an exclusive ‘Art Lovers’ package at its Brisbane Novotel, Mercure and Ibis hotels for the duration of the exhibition. The package for two includes overnight accommodation, full buffet breakfast and tickets to the ‘Matisse: Drawing Life’ exhibition. travel guide What: Matisse: Drawing Life exhibition Where: Brisbane When: Until 4 March 2012 t: Contact the hotels for accommodation and exhibition packages. Novotel: (07) 3309 3309, Mercure: (07) 3237 2300 Ibis: (07) 3237 2333 BIG4 Holiday Parks took top honours in the ‘Caravan and Tourist Park’ category at the 2011 State Tourism Awards held across Australia. With more than 180 locations, BIG4 Holiday Parks was recognised as the best in the sector in every Australian state and the Northern Territory. “These seven award-winning businesses are testament to the quality of parks in our family,” said BIG4 Holiday Parks CEO Ray Schleibs. The State Tourism Awards are held each year to acknowledge tourism businesses that have demonstrated outstanding achievement. travel guide What: BIG4 Holiday Parks Where: Across Australia W: BIG4.com.au t: (03) 8416 6728 Cruise with the divine Ms L MSC Cruises is adding a new 140,000-tonne passenger ship to its ever-expanding fleet, named after that stellar Italian, Sophia Loren. MSC Divina is having the opulent finishing touches applied before her christening on 26 May, which will be held in Marseilles with Sophia Loren herself smashing the champagne bottle over the bow. The 18-deck ship, which can accommodate 4363 passengers and 1388 crew, will set out on its six-night maiden voyage from Marseilles to Venice on 27 May, before entering full service on a series of seven-night Eastern Mediterranean cruises, departing Venice and taking in Italy’s Bari, Greece’s Katakolon, Turkey’s Izmir and Istanbul, and Croatia’s Dubrovnik. travel guide What: MSC Divina launch Where: Marseilles, France When: 26 May W: www.msccruises.com.au t: 1300 028 502 Thinkstock
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