Headline News

Wartime’s Trash Is The New Treasure

Solomons canoe.flickr.comjpgTRAVEL writing colleague Roderick Eime has long had a fascination with the Solomon Islands, in particular its Pacific War history and the relics it seems capable of constantly throwing-up no matter how many forays are made through the region by scrap dealers and buffs in search of wartime memorabilia. … Continue Reading

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The Vanuatu hotel where you can go on … holiday!
Mayumi’s Santo Vanuatu Wrecks to Rainforest amazing story!
Go to and even stay at the Vanuatu cove where the starfish live
Flora & Fauna/ The Seychelles Eco-Experience/ Eco-Tourism

Accolades

Leading specialist luxury tour operator, Luxury Travel Ltd, is rewarded for its excellent performances in 2013/2014

Luxury-Travel_smallLogoIn cooperation with the Vietnam National Administration of Tourism (VNAT), the Vietnam Economic Times, together with its tourism and hospitality magazine, The Guide, willaward the stars of the travel and hotel industry in Vietnam at a glitteringceremony of The Guide Awards on the 20th September 2014at the Amiana Resort inNha Trang. … Continue Reading

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Argos In Cappadocia Selected As One Of The Best Small Hotels In World At The Fodor’s 100 Hotel Awards
Jason Alcock, The Star awarded Chef of the Year
SATW Foundation Lowell Thomas Travel Journalism Competition Awards for Work Published in 2013-2014 List of Winners
National Accolade for Lucky’s Canberra – No Luck, All Class

Airfare Deals

Explore more of Europe in 2015 with The Great Early Bird Offer

Travellers looking to begin planning their 2015 getaways will be spoilt for choice with a range of incredible fares launched today by Singapore Airlines. … Continue Reading

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Aviation

A truly five-star experience – Qatar Airways’ A380 first-class cabin

Taking advantage of the A380’s unmatched double-deck roominess, Qatar Airways is continuing its focus on five-star service by configuring its state-of-the-art first class cabin to provide optimal comfort, space and service for its passengers. … Continue Reading

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Swiss International Air Lines orders up to 25 A320neo
Norwegian launches new US routes and more departures on existing connections between Europe and the US
Titan Airways Unveils New Aircraft Livery
Air Canada to Launch Seasonal Flights from Vancouver to Osaka, Japan

Airport

Emirates marks 10 years of its worldwide lounge network

Over 22 million customers have enjoyed the haven of an Emirates Lounge since the airline opened its first international lounge outside of its Dubai hub, and demand is growing. … Continue Reading

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Pizza, pasta and paella now on-board at Heathrow

Appointments

Matangi Private Island Resort, Fiji appoints representation in Australia & New Zealand

Matangi Private Island Resort in Taveuni, Fiji, is pleased to announce the appointment of Coconuts Travel Marketing to represent the resort in both the Australian and New Zealand markets. … Continue Reading

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Apps

New GeoSure Global App Provides Up-to-the-minute Travel Safety Information in the Palm of your Hand

It’s a beautiful world. It’s a treacherous world. Both facts are equally true. So how can travel – for business, for pleasure, for study – focus on the good, and steer clear of the bad? … Continue Reading

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Association

Prestigious Declaration Adopted at Inaugural International Conference on Community Development Through Tourism

The Royal Government of Cambodia, in collaboration with the United Nations World Tourism Organization (UNWTO), the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO), the Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA), the University of the Sunshine Coast (USC), and Griffith University accepted and endorsed the Phnom Penh Declaration on Community Development Through Tourism yesterday. … Continue Reading

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Attraction

Restore, renovate and preserve – Maryborough open house display

A special Maryborough Open House display will bring to life traditional techniques and skills that can be used to renovate and restore older style homes, antique furniture, clocks, windows and accessories. … Continue Reading

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Secrets of Circles Exhibition Uncovers the Math, Science and Beauty of Circles

Competition

Win the best NRL Grand Finals day experience like an ibis Rockstar!!!

Fulfil your Rockstar dreams at the Telstra NRL Grand Finals on October 5 with ibis! … Continue Reading

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Conferences

First UNWTO International Congress on Tourism and Pilgrimages explores the link between tourism and spiritual routes

In light of the growing importance of pilgrimages and spiritual routes to tourism development around the world, UNWTO, the Ministry of Industry, Energy and Tourism of Spain and the Regional Government of Galicia are organizing the First International Congress on Tourism and Pilgrimages.  … Continue Reading

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Aviation industry heads to Chicago for world’s largest commercial aviation event
The 3rd Summit of Global Online Travel Agencies Held in Beichuan, Sichuan, China

Corporate

AF Trade desk weekend hours due AF Pilot Strike

AirfranceDue to continuing Strike Action by several Pilots Unions, Air France would like to advise that our Australian Trade Desk will operate this weekend ,with the exceptional hours as below. … Continue Reading

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CWT Offers Innovative Virtual Payment Solution to Clients
Revamped website highlights Tourism Portfolio’s fast growing product range
Departure tax likely to rise as higher security costs bite
Which travel agents would clients use more than once?

Cruise

Princess Cruises Launches New Seawitch Beer

Princess Cruises is launching a new beer to toast its forthcoming 50th anniversary. … Continue Reading

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Cruise Deals

Discover the World Cruising & Hurtigruten offer 50% off 2nd Passenger Fares on the ultimate fjord experiences

Discover the World Cruising is offering significant savings per couple with 50% off the Second Passenger* on Hurtigruten’s ultimate fjord experiences! … Continue Reading

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Destination ASEAN

Bintan Resorts, Permanent Berth for “Oldest active Passenger Ship” Doulos Phos

The 1OO year old historic ship Doulos Phos (Greek for Servant-Light) built in America in 1914,- only two years after the Titanic,- will now be  permanently berthed at the reclaimed land off Bandar Bentan Telani Ferry Terminal at  Bintan Resorts, Bintan Island, in the Riau Archipelago Province. … Continue Reading

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Malaysia’s Largest Wellness, Lifestyle, Music And Dance Festival Makes Its Debut

Destination Feature

Taking Tahiti’s Freighter To Paradise

Ship Aranui at TahuataWHILE holidaymakers by their thousands pile weekly onto the biggest ships they can find to get them to the biggest ports those ships can get into in the closest parts of the South Pacific, there are others taking in increasing numbers to much farther-flung realms of this magical region, and for a cruise of a certainly far different kind. … Continue Reading

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Destination Global

New Years Eve fireworks to be ticketed for first time

London’s hugely popular and internationally acclaimed New Year’s Eve fireworks celebrations, organised by the Mayor of London, have become so successful that the organisers have taken the decision to ticket the event in order to reduce the number of people attending.

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Thousands To Take To The Streets For Sydney Running Festival
Dubai Tourism To Conduct 5 City Roadshow Aimed At Consolidating Dubai’s Position As India’s – Number One Outbound Destination
Tourism Western Australia Launches Experience Extraordinary Gourmet Campaign In Singapore
Day of the vote: what will befall tourism to Scotland?

Destination Hawaii

Memorial Wall at Kahului Airport Answers the Mystery of “OGG”

Travelers to Maui will no longer have to puzzle over why Kahului Airport’s three-letter airport code is OGG. They need only spend a few minutes at a new wall paying tribute to Capt.  … Continue Reading

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Destination Japan

Okinawan Performing Arts Presented by Okinawa Prefectural Government

The Okinawa prefectural government presented a display of traditional performing arts titled OKINAWAN PERFORMING ARTS at the Terrace Theater of The Kennedy Center on Saturday, September 6. … Continue Reading

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Destination North America

Enjoy these Fall-tastic festivals in Tennessee

With cooler temperatures come a plethora of festivals in Tennessee that will pack any fall calendar. World-renown food festivals, lots of concerts, and a new museum honoring the Queen of Rock ‘n’ Roll are just some of the things happening in the Volunteer State during the autumnal months. … Continue Reading

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Get the Epic-Scoop on the 6th Annual epicure.sb this October in Santa Barbara
Millennials Love Miami Beach

Destination Seychelles

Rita Morel of Praslin has made her selection and decided on a sentimental piece to be exhibited as part of the National Arts Collection of Seychelles

Seychelles-TravelThe young artist from the island of Praslin who runs her own gallery, the “Rita’s Arts Studio & Gallery” at Anse Volbert of Praslin last week presented Alain St.Ange, the Seychelles Minister responsible for Tourism and Culture with one of her original pieces which will now be included in the National Arts Collection of Seychelles.
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Destination Thailand

Exhibitions

Chile to Host the 2015 Adventure Travel World Summit

Chile has won the bid to host the Adventure Travel World Summit (ATWS) in 2015. The adventure tourism industry’s foremost annual gathering will take place from October 5th to the 8th in the town of Puerto Varas, in the Lake Region of Chile.  … Continue Reading

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3 months before MITM & CULTOURFAIR, hosted buyer spaces have run out

Financial

Tien Phong Bank Signs Major Credit Deal With Vietjet

Tien Phong Bank has become the first local bank in Vietnam to sign a financial agreement with VietJet that will supply Vietnam’s fastest growing airline with a line of credit nearing US$21 million. … Continue Reading

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Food & Beverage

Summer Palace at Sule Shangri-La, Yangon Presents Crab Promotion

Press Release PhotoBetween 15 and 30 September 2014, Chinese Executive Chef Pang Siu Keung of Summer Palace at Sule Shangri-La, Yangon presents a selection of scrumptious crab dishes using fresh local sea crabs andingredients.

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Sheraton Macao Hotel, Cotai Central Launches “Nyonya Temptation” at Xin
W Retreat Koh Samui Introduces W T-Time Its First-Ever Afternoon Tea
Celebrating the 100th Anniversary of Maserati with “Truly Italian” at Cucina
Vegetarian Festival At Loong Foong

Global Travel Media TV

The Melanesian in Port Vila Vanuatu is after all … Melanesian!

image004With Vanuatu a Melanesian country and by that I mean not Micronesian or Polynesian, it was refreshing on my recent visit to Port Vila in Vanuatu to find a hotel that reflected that Melanesian culture by calling itself … The Melanesian Port Vila Hotel or for short, The Melanesian. … Continue Reading

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Hospitality

Marriott International Joins The Envelope Please™, A New Initiative Created by Maria Shriver and A Woman’s Nation™ in Support of Hotel Room Attendants

Woman’s Nation (AWN), together with Marriott International (NASDAQ: MAR), announced today that Marriott International will be the first partner in AWN’s The Envelope Please™ initiative, which is designed to encourage and enable hotel guests to express their gratitude by leaving tips and notes of thanks for hotel room attendants in designated envelopes provided in hotel rooms. … Continue Reading

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Celebrate the joy of Eid Al Adha at Golden Sands Hotel Apartments
Shangri-La Hotel, Qufu Opens Brand-New Health Club
Al Bustan Centre and Residence set to enjoy high occupancy during Eid Al Adha celebrations
Food Experiences are Full of Flavour at Mövenpick Hotels & Resorts

Hotel Deals

Hotel Developments

Accor signs a new Novotel in Sriracha

Accor, the largest hotel operator in Thailand,has signed a new hotel management agreement with RCK Rungcharoen Co., Ltd. to manage the Novotel Sriracha Marina Bay, a newly-built hotel scheduled to open in 2018. Located in the heart of Sriracha district, Chonburi province, the property provides a new hotel experience and convenience for both business and leisure travellers visiting the destination. … Continue Reading

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Accor announces record milestone of 200 hotels in Brazil and strong plan of expansion
Le Meridien Continues Growth in India with the Signing of Le Meridien Ahmedabad

Hotel Openings

First Hotel Jen Debuts In Singapore

Hotel Jen Orchardgateway Singapore, the first of a new ‘Jenre’ of fresh, friendly and fuss-free mid-range hotels by Shangri-La International Hotel Management Ltd, opened its doors to the public in Singapore today. … Continue Reading

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Golden Tulip Essential Denpasar Opens Its Doors For The International Brand’s Second Property In Indonesia

Industry Deals

Travel Industry Discount Rates up to 75% at ShaSa Resort & Residences, Koh Samui

The exclusive ShaSa Resort & Residences, Koh Samui, managed by Aquarius Estates’ is a scenic hillside creation sloping down to the pristine Laem Sett on the Gulf of Thailand. ShaSa Resort & Residences, Koh Samui, is an enchanting tropical gem set among picturesque cascading pools, scented by beautifully landscaped gardens. … Continue Reading

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50% Discount Rates For Travel Industry At Rembrandt Hotel Bangkok
Fly Fiji Airways to Fiji from $309 return +taxes. Take an island break , you deserve it.

Invitations

2014 Ireland Travel Trade Workshops.

Since the last Ireland workshops were held in 2012, tourism to Ireland has grown exponentially. During the year of The Gathering Ireland 2013, visitation to the Emerald Isle grew by 21% and the first six months of 2014 has shown another 8% growth year on year. … Continue Reading

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Lifestyle

Standard Chartered KL Marathon Records 35,200 Runners!

Picture 1- _resizedThe Standard Chartered KL Marathon 2014 has marked yet another milestone upon surpassing its target of 35,000 runners. With 35,200 runners achieved, all categories of the Standard Chartered KL Marathon 2014 are officially closed for registration. … Continue Reading

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China Welcomes The Finest In London Luxury
A Summer Night Season Of Moonlight’s Hit Flicks Returns

Lifestyle Feature

Twenty Years On, And Never Looked Back

Lifestyle FeatureJUDGES, reviewers and loyal consumers alike, have long sung the praises of Semillons from Tintilla Estate in the Hunter Valley. … Continue Reading

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Loyalty

Preferred Hotel Group Announces Partnership with Air China

Preferred Hotel Group today announced a new partnership with Air China that allows members of Air China’s PhoenixMiles program to earn up to 1,600 miles* when staying at select properties within Preferred Hotel Group’s portfolio of more than 650 independent hotels and resorts worldwide. … Continue Reading

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Celebrate 10 Years With up to 10,000 Wyndham Rewards Bonus Points

Meetings

Save on 2014 Meetings With Palm Beach Resort’s ‘Suite’ Deal

Plan for the “suite” smell of success in Palm Beach with spacious one- and two-bedroom condominium style suite accommodations and the personalized service of an award-winning conference resort. … Continue Reading

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Online Travel Agents

New website monitors cruise fares for travel agents, saving cruisers money

A new website, cruisefaremonitor.com has just opened its travel agent portal following a successful launch of their client site one year ago. The cruise travel site is estimated to save cruisers $3.5 billion annually. … Continue Reading

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Schoolies Nation Festival hits right note for interstate Schoolies

Responsible Tourism

Great Plains Conservation announces contribution to World Rhino Day, Monday Sept 22, 2014

Dereck Joubert, CEO Great Plains Conservation, filmmaker and National Geographic Explorer–in–Residence, is the co–creator of the extraordinary Rhinos without Borders campaign. He explains how everyone can join the campaign and help save the rhino. … Continue Reading

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Bikes at the Ready for Crowne 2 Crowne Cycle Classic Annual Fundraising Event

Social Media

12 Global Instagrammers Experience Dubai Through The Eyes Of The Emirate’s Residents

12 influential instagrammers from across the globe will visit Dubai over the next four weeks to experience the emirate through the eyes of its residents, each following an itinerary which has been tailor-made for them by another 12 influential Dubai-based instagrammers. … Continue Reading

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Statistics & Trends

Marcus & Millichap Releases New Hospitality Report

Marcus & Millichap, a leading commercial real estate investment services firm with offices throughout the United States and Canada, reports growing hotel room demand exceeds rise in supply. … Continue Reading

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Boeing Projects Asia Pacific Region to Lead Global Need for New Pilots, Technicians
STR reports Caribbean/Mexico hotel pipeline for August
Central/South America pipeline for August
STR reports US hotel pipeline for August

Technology

American Airlines To Use Electronic Flight Attendant Manuals

American Airlines was the first airline with a paperless cockpit, and now American’s cabins are also paperless. The airline is the first mainline carrier to provide flight attendants with electronic manuals, accessible through a handheld tablet. … Continue Reading

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Theme Parks

Ocean Park Celebrates Halloween Fest by Introducing Asia’s First Halloween Collaboration with Doraemon

Being an iconic annual celebration at Ocean Park, the Halloween Fest has been popular among young adults, and to bring this festive atmosphere to families with their little ones, Ocean Park introduces Asia’s first collaboration with Doraemon!  … Continue Reading

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Tour Operator

Globus Unveils New Europe Collection for 2015

Globus has unveiled its 2015 collection of European holidays, including seven brand new itineraries and a new dedicated brochure for its top-selling holidays in Britain and Ireland. … Continue Reading

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Scenic Tours takes Getaway star David Reyne to explore Canada

Tourist Boards

South Africa Hits The Road

South African Tourism and airline partner, South African Airways are inviting travel agents to join them at yet another exciting Road Show series, showcasing the sites, tastes, rhythms and energy of South Africa. … Continue Reading

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Training

Jet Airways signs long-term training centre operations services with CAE

Jet Airways, India’s premier international airline, and CAE, a global leader in simulation and training solutions for civil aviation, … Continue Reading

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Weird & Wacky

STRUTH!

unnamed (4)IN his continuing search for the more weird, wacky and wondrous in the world of travel, David Ellis says if you have trouble navigating your way around international airports now, you’ll be forgiven for thinking you’ll maybe need a personal GPS and a cut-lunch to find your way around a new airport being planned for Dubai in the United Arab Emirates (UAE.) … Continue Reading

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Wellness

Get this Limited Time offer before we come to our senses.

While the rest of the world only appreciated its flavor, for thousands of years Asian and Polynesian women have been nuts about the secret benefits of coconuts. … Continue Reading

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Soap For Hope Session At Shangri-La’s Rasa Sayang Resort and Spa

Wholesaler

See Europe in style with Insight Vacations Gold luxury programme

Insight Vacations (www.insightvacations.com) has released its 2015 Europe, Britain, Eastern Mediterranean & Morocco brochure including a luxury collection of Insight Gold escorted journeys. … Continue Reading

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