Quiz: The Year in Travel 2015

1.  Making their Australian debut this season, Pacific Aria and Pacific Eden are new ships belonging to which cruise company?
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A. P&O Cruises

B. Cunard

C. Royal Caribbean

D. Princess Cruises

2.   Where is Gili Lankanfushi, named the “World’s Best Hotel” in the 2015 TripAdvisor Travellers’ Choice Awards?

A. Sri Lanka

B. Bora Bora

C. Japan

D. Maldives

3. Solomon Airlines began flying a new route this year between Honiara and which Australian city?

A. Brisbane

B. Melbourne

C. Sydney

D. Darwin

4. What iconic Roman attraction re-opened in November after a 17-month, €2.2 million renovation?

A. Colosseum

B. Pantheon

C. St Peter’s Basilica

D. The Trevi Fountain

5. Where did Jennifer Aniston and Justin Theroux go on their honeymoon?

A. Seychelles

B. Bora Bora

C. Paris

D. Mykonos

6. The Obama Administration this year moved to reduce travel restrictions between the US and which other country?

A. Haiti

B. Iran

C. Cuba

D. North Korea

7. Based on 13 million customer votes, what airport was named the world’s best for the third year running at the Skytrax 2015 World Airport Awards?

A. Changi, Singapore

B. Incheon International Airport, South Korea

C. Munich Airport

D. Tokyo International Airport (Haneda)

8. Illustrated by a light bulb with love heart inside it on the Harbour Bridge, what was the theme of Sydney’s New Year’s Eve celebrations for 2014-15?

A. Inspire

B. Hope

C. Dream

D. Embrace

9. Which Italian city hosted the Universal Exposition Expo 2015?

A. Bologna

B. Naples

C. Venice

D. Milan

10. Attended by more than 200,000 people and won by Australian Jason Day, where was the 2015 PGA Championship golf tournament held?

A. Augusta, Georgia

B. Haven, Wisconsin

C. Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida

D. La Quinta, California

11. Which island nation celebrated its 50th anniversary of independence with a year of festivities in 2015?

A. Singapore

B. Sri Lanka

C. Vanuatu

D. East Timor

12. Selected largely by ballot due to high demand on the 100th anniversary, how many Australians attended the Gallipoli dawn service this year?

A. 6000

B. 8000

C. 10,000

D. 12,000

13. Which Australian switched on the world-famous Oxford Street Christmas lights in London on November 1?

A. Kylie Minogue

B. Hugh Jackman

C. Rupert Murdoch

D. Shane Warne

14. Which city hosted the Eurovision Song Contest in 2015?

A. Munich, Germany

B. Dublin, Ireland

C. Zurich, Switzerland

D. Vienna, Austria

15. Appointed in September 2015, who is the Australian Minister for Tourism?

A. Julie Bishop

B. Richard Colbeck

C. Steven Ciobo

D. Josh Frydenberg

16. Heralded as one of the world’s most successful urban renewal projects, in which South African city is the new Maboneng Precinct?

A. Durban

B. Johannesburg

C. Cape Town

D. Pretoria

17. What new feature has been incorporated into both the Eiffel Tower, in Paris, and Tower Bridge, in London?

A. Glass floors

B. Bungy jumping

C. Virtual elevators

D. Built-in selfie sticks

18. What Moroccan city was named the “World’s Best Destination” in the TripAdvisor 2015 Travellers’ Choice Awards?

A. Rabat

B. Casablanca

C. Tangier

D. Marrakesh

19. Which NSW town this year erected the “Big Bogan” tourist attraction?

A. Nyngan

B. Broken Hill

C. Parkes

D. Tamworth

20. What life-sized prop from the original movie was added to the Warner Bros. Studio London Harry Potter Tour this year?

A. The Weasley House

B. Hogwarts Express

C. Quidditch field

D. Diagon Alley

21. Which carrier was named “Airline of the Year” at the 2015 World Airline Awards?

A. Emirates

B. Qatar Airways

C. Singapore Airlines

D. Cathay Pacific Airways

22. And which airline was awarded “World’s Best Cabin Staff”?

A. Qantas

B. Cathay Pacific

C. Garuda Indonesia

D. Ryanair

23. Which city added a 632-metre tall tower – the second highest building in the world – to its skyline this year?

A. Dubai

B. Chicago

C. Kuala Lumpur

D. Shanghai

24. Often referred to as the world’s most dangerous walkway, in which country is the Caminito del Rey, which reopened in April?

A. Mexico

B. Portugal

C. Argentina

D. Spain

25. Which of these newly constructed world attractions is NOT real?

A. Downhill Ice Skating Rink, Abu Dhabi

B. One World Observatory, New York

C. Grand Egyptian Museum, Giza

D. Museum of Tomorrow, Rio de Janeiro

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