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With: Prime  Minister Bob Hawke at America’s Cup. Donna Douglas (Ellie May, Beverly Hillbillies.

Working in Nevada for Harrah’s/Caesars Palace Casino-Resort group, I had use of company jets. Beats Business Class.

Ward “Pally” Austin disc jockey. Tommy Leonetti and John Pond on Rodeo Drive Bev. Hills.

With my friend  John Wayne

My first cruise. P&O Strathnaver 1949  Syd/Adelaide

With Lee Majors

6 Million Dollar Man

• Directing Donna Douglass of Beverley Hillbillies.


• Radio icon 50’s & 60’s Andrea.

• Tony Murphy, Captain Peter Jansen and JP.


  1. TV Star Tommy Leonetti .

  2. I produced The Tommy Leonetti Show.

• Directing Alex Haley author of book - TV Series  ROOTS.

• With Ward “Pally” Austin

  1. With Leo Sayer

• Directing Bill Cosby at Playboy (in Bill’s better times).

  1. With Margaret Keane

• Producer Graham Kennedy Specials GTV

Carnival Australia

CEO Ann Sherry opens Cruise Season

with Diamond Princess in background

29 Sept 2015


HAL Noordam

Ship inspection and lunch, Noordam’s first visit to Australia.

25 Oct. 2015

WELCOME AZAMARA and Larry Pimpernell to OZ 26 Oct 2015

P&O OFFERS AFFORDABLE LUXURY

Pacific Eden and Pacific Aria, the newest additions to P&O Cruises’ fleet, arrived this week in Sydney. A flotilla of five P&O ships sailed into Sydney Harbour, offering a never to be forgotten sight.  Senior VP P&O cruises Sture Myrmell summed it up when he described the new ships as offering “affordable luxury”. I know they have two winners here.  PHOTOS: john Pond/Carnival Australia



ASTW Christmas Lunch at Centennial Park. 2 Dec.2015


END        Updated MAY  2016

SOCIABL Launch      18/1/16

John Pond gives travel lecture to PROBUS Seniors group.

WHAT A GREAT DAY

2 ships dock together for the first time. MORE SOON:  13 FEB 2016

Ponant - Azamara - MORE

E CRUISING LAUNCHES LUXURY TOUR COMPANY, 33 DEGREES

Brett Dudley,  17 Feb 2016


International Media Marketplace a TravMedia Event    19 Feb 2016

Cirque Du Soleil Cocktail party at showground introducing KOOZA, their latest show later this year.

Cruiseabout release an Australian first - Virtual Reality Cruise Ship Experience.GM Jarrod Pask with John Pond.   23 Feb.2016


HYATT LUNCH

Hyatt representatives from around the globe met in Sydney with selected media. As usual Hyatt hosted a sensational event at Lotus Restaurant. Kate Atkinson, Director of Sales and Marketing, Pacific was the perfect host.

26 Feb.2016

Another great MSC event celebrating the upcoming launch of their latest ship,  March 2016

HENDRICKS GIN

EVENT at Domain 

3 March 2016


Mardi Gras       Paddington Australia

5 March 2016

HYATT VP’s Joerg Leser & Michel Jauslin visit Sydney, at breakfast Park Hyatt   15 March 2016

GHOST
Opening Night Sydney
An outstanding production
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REACHING Australia’s

BEST CRUISING & TRAVEL DEMOGRAPHIC

As  well as writing Cruise & Travel for each print edition of The Retiree, I am now pleased to announce that I will be writing regular weekly articles on Cruise and Travel in the Digital Edition, with a combined print and digital national readership of over 200,000          

Retiree ONLINE

This is the e magazine for Australia's fastest growing demographic - it targets affluent, cultivated, active and accomplished self-funded retirees - making it the ultimate lifestyle publication (e and print) for those who believe that life really does begin at 50. The Retiree magazine is in its 14th year and boasts a combined print and digital national readership of over 200,000. Its pages are full of vitality with positive and active ageing messages, packed with the latest information on health, wealth, celebrities, news and travel.


The stories reach The Retiree readership demographic, who own approximately 35 per cent of Australia's trillions of superannuation assets and half of the nation's total household wealth, with more than $3.5bn of disposable income per week.


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REACHING MORE POTENTIAL CRUISERS and Vacation Planers than any other Australian Cruise or Travel magazine.

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  4. CIRQUE DU SOLEIL RETURNS WITH “KOOZA”

  5. FIDDLER ON THE ROOF

  6. “NOTHING PERSONAL” OPENS AT THE GENESIAN

  7. NEW DECORATOR SERVICE – FIND IT. STYLE IT.

  8. FESTIVE MACAO CELEBRATES

  9. NEW LUXURY HYATT HOTEL FOR AUCKLAND

  10. WENTWORTH HOTEL CELEBRATES 50 YEARS

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Adam Armstrong newly appointed MD Royal Caribbean Aust/NZ at lunch - BUMPER SEASON Europe. March 2016


Celebrity Millennium Ship Inspection.

Our charming host, RCI Anna Bathgate   29 March 2016


MORE PHOTOS: Celebrity Millennium Inspection March 2016

Photographer Lisa Tomasetti’s latest exhibition titled “The Australian Ballet on the International Stage”

Canon

Punkulture Exhibition

4 Aril-13 May

1 April 2016


Miss World 1964 , Ann Sidney & JP

NEW LUXURY HYATT FOR AUCKLAND             MORE: www.sandratblog.com

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Aston Hotels & Resorts operates a diverse range of accommodations from hotel rooms to condominium resort suites, Based in Honolulu, they manage more than 4,000 units in over 25 properties in 4 popular vacation destinations. Check out our Hawaii hotels and resorts:

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  3. Big Island of Hawaii

  4. South Lake Tahoe,     California

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  6. Orlando, Florida

Park Hyatt Sydney combines the traditional values of courtesy, care and comfort with Park Hyatt’s discreet residential and sophisticated style. Park Hyatt Sydney offers a wide range of guest services,  guest rooms and luxurious suites 

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Georgy Girl

The Seekers Musical

Opening night at the State Theatre.

OUTSTANDING    6 Apr 2016

   Looking Back


Gordon Chater, John Pond, Athol Guy in 70’s.  As producer, John Pond featured Athol on The Gordon Chater Show and produced Athol on Ch9’s Athol Guy Show, The Big 9. A great pleasure to catch up with Athol at Georgy Girl after over 40 years.


A GREAT NIGHTS ENTERTAINMENT

Nothing Personal

David Williamson Play at Genesian. As always, well acted and a great night of entertainment.

Gordon Chater, John Pond, Athol Guy in 70’s.  As producer, John Pond featured Athol on The Gordon Chater Show and produced Athol on Ch9’s Athol Guy Show, The Big 9.

“Entertainment from start to finish” JP


PHOTO GALLERIES by John Pond

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PHOTO ALBUM: HONG KONG

PHOTO ALBUM: ATHENS

Budapest  Photo Gallery

PRAGUE  Photo Gallery

Photo Gallery • MADRID

Photo gallery • New York City

Adelaide • Hobart Photos

HOLLAND Photo Page

PHOTO Gallery San Francisco

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  1. THE SCHALLER STUDIO HOTEL – BENDIGO, VICTORIA by JOHN POND

  2. Conrad Macau

  3. SOLAR SPRINGS RETREAT – Review John Pond with Sandra Tiltman

  4. GRAND HYATT MACAU – REVIEW BY JOHN POND

  5. GRAND HYATT MELBOURNE – A REVIEW BY JOHN POND

  6. The Hotel Grande Bretagne ATHENS Review

  7. Outrigger Waikiki Hawaii Review by John Pond

  8. KAHALA HOTEL & RESORT, OAHU, HAWAII Review by John Pond

  9. ASTON WAIKIKI BEACH TOWER APARTMENTS, WAIKIKI, HONOLULU. John Pond Review

  10. Sheraton Hotel Waikiki Review

  11. John Pond Review: Moana Surfrider – Waikiki

  12. HOTEL RENEW BY ASTON

  13. Royal Hawaiian – The Pink Lady by John Pond

  14. Hotel Paradis D’Ouvea – Heaven or Hell?

  15. Le Meridien Hotel At Anse Vata Beach, Noumea, New Caledonia

  16. “A Touch of France In The South Pacific”

  17. Singapore Fairmont Hotel – Great Location by John Pond

  18. InterContinental Wellington

  19. Four Seasons – San Francisco

  20. San Francisco – Mandarin Oriental

  21. Ritz-Carlton Hotel, San Francisco

  22. San Francisco: Handlery, Union Square

  23. Las Vegas: Four Seasons

  24. Waikiki, Honolulu: Hyatt Regency

  25. New York: The Benjamin

  26. New York: Four Seasons

  27. New York: Hotel Beacon

  28. Puerto Rico: Hotel El Convento

  29. Singapore: Mandarin Oriental

  30. Madrid: Westin Palace

  31. Bangkok: Lebua at State Tower

  32. Dubai: Shangri-La

  33. Dubai: Burj al Arab

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Giving Debbie Reynolds and Carrie  Fisher a lift on my jet 70’s in USA

Asleep on “my” Jet

With Buddy Greco, jazz legend   at my home 1971

With Bill Collins “Mr Movies”

Boarding my small  jet in Reno 1973

Boarding my large  jet in Las Vegas 1973

Looking Back is often more rewarding than looking forward when one gets old.

HUNTER GATHERER OPENING - Bar & Restaurant,  Greenwood Plaza Roof 36 Blue St. North Sydney. OUTSTANDING  STORY SOON 19 Apr. 2016

Fiddler on the Roof


Opening night at Capitol Theatre. Outstanding production, a must see.

29 March 2016


FLANDERS FIELD  Lunch at Nels  STORY SOON 21 Apr. 2016


Official launch at Intercontinental Double Bay

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