Headline News

Should airlines advise passengers of the intended flight route before they fly?

egtmedia59Most travellers find out what countries they are flying over when they look at the flight tracking map on the in-flight entertainment screen. Mostly, passengers have not minded what countries they were flying over … until now. … Continue Reading

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Aviation

Virgin Australia announces changes to Los Angeles services, with daily Brisbane flights

Virgin Australia today announced that it will increase services between Brisbane and Los Angeles, moving from four return services per week to daily return services, effective 26 October 2014. … Continue Reading

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Hawaiian to Add New Airbus A330-800neo to Fleet
Lufthansa suspends flights to Tel Aviv
Airline marks first A380 service connecting Dubai and India
Vietjet Introduces In-Flight Duty Free Shopping

Airport

BNE Welcomes Virgin Australia’s Daily Dash To LA

Brisbane Airport Corporation (BAC) has welcomed Virgin Australia’s announcement of new daily services between Brisbane Airport (BNE) and Los Angeles (LA), from 26 October 2014. … Continue Reading

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Appointments

MTA’s Don Beattie Appointed to Bellini/Belmond Travel Agency Advisory Board

In what represents major recognition for the MTA – Mobile Travel Agents brand both within Australia and overseas, CEO Don Beattie has become the first Australian travel agency representative to be appointed to the Belmond Travel Agency Advisory Board. … Continue Reading

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Mover and shaker brings strength to the power of events at expanding Verve Creative
Sofitel Bangkok Sukhumvit Stirs Orton into Culinary Mix
Hyatt Configures Organization for Increased Adaptability and Effectiveness

Association

Attraction

Queenstown’s Kiwi Birdlife Park reels in major sponsors to open new reptile facility

Queenstown’s Kiwi Birdlife Park is expanding its collection of rare and endangered wildlife investing in a brand-new New Zealand reptile wing to house tuatara and the critically endangered Otago and Grand skinks. … Continue Reading

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Car

SIXT Rent a car opens representative sales office in India

SIXT Rent a car, one of the world’s largest car rental companies and a leading mobility service provider, has commissioned AVIAREPS as its Outbound Sales Agent in India. … Continue Reading

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Conferences

GBTA and VDR Announce C-Level Technology Panel for Berlin

The Global Business Travel Association (GBTA) – the voice of the global business travel industry and German business travel buyer association VDR– today announced their planned CEO panel, “Technology Horizons – Beyond the Firewall” on Centre Stage at the GBTA Conference on 12th – 14th November in Berlin, which this year incorporates VDR’s autumn symposium. … Continue Reading

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FareSight for All Companies Takes Center Stage at ARC’s GBTA Booth
Egencia Presents its Integrated Technology and Services Vision at GBTA
IIPT World Symposium to honor the legacies of Nelson Mandela, Mahatma Gandhi and Martin Luther King, Jr.

Corporate

Cover-More travel insurance fully supports Malaysia Airlines

Like everyone, Cover-More is shocked by the recent tragedy and we offer our deepest sympathies to all who are affected. … Continue Reading

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Deadline looms for 2014 Avis Scholarship
CWT Uses Mobile to Harness Traveller Loyalty

Cruise

Destination Global

8 Must-Have Experiences in Guatemala

From charming, colonial towns and spectacular, ancient Mayan cities to pristine natural wonders filled with thrill and wildlife, Central America’s best kept secret — Guatemala — has much to offer travelers. … Continue Reading

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Discover Your Fear Factor On A Haunted Holiday In Jamaica
Queenstown.com launches events directory and feed to syndicate content to third party websites
VisitLondon.com, the NSPCC and STUDIOCANAL Announce THE PADDINGTON TRAIL
Oman celebrates its 44th Renaissance Day with Peace and Prosperity

Destination North America

Travel Community Trumpets House Vote to Renew Brand USA

U.S. Travel President and CEO Roger Dow issued the following statement on House passage of H.R. 4450, the Travel Promotion, Enhancement and Modernization Act of 2014, which re-authorizes Brand USA: … Continue Reading

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Six Places for Foggy Picnics – San Francisco Travel Association
Visit Oakland Attains Destination Marketing Accreditation
South Carolina State Museum Opens One-of-a-Kind Facility with a Planetarium, Observatory and 4D Theater in Columbia, S.C.
A Celebration Of Women: La Femme … en Noir et Blanc

Destination Seychelles

Miss Seychelles receives membership card from Alliance Française

Seychelles-TravelApart from working on her obesity project and taking part in activities hosted locally, Miss Seychelles…Another World 2014 Camila Estico is also following classes to better her fluency in French. … Continue Reading

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Seychelles is becoming more visible in Mauritius as a holiday destination through Omarjee Holidays
Seychelles’ Tourism Minister reaffirms support to Bazar Labrin vendors at Beau Vallon

Destination Thailand

Khao Sok Eco-Guides Make the Grade with Khiri Travel Support

Nick Grady-Grot_CertificateChaiSeven guides have completed their Khao Sok national park guide-training course supported by Khiri Travel. Six of the seven scored over 75%, which lead trainer Michael Clark said was “excellent,” adding: “The future is bright for all of these young Khao Sok citizens.” … Continue Reading

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Exhibitions

Mr Michael Duck, Executive Vice President of UBM Asia, to speak at MICE Asia Pacific Exhibition 2014

Mr Michael Duck, Executive Vice President ofUBM Asia, will be the keynote speaker at the MICE Asia Pacific Exhibition 2014 organised by Oliver Kinross. … Continue Reading

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Financial

Hawaiian Holdings Reports 2014 Second Quarter Financial Results

Hawaiian Holdings, Inc. (“Holdings” or the “Company”), parent company of Hawaiian Airlines, Inc. (“Hawaiian”), today reported its financial results for the second quarter of 2014.  … Continue Reading

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Food & Beverage

Global Travel Media TV

Chasing Wild ASS – the book

Oooooh it’s not what you’re thinking. It’s a narrative of my travel to more than 60 countries. I have included photos and aromatic recipes to whet your appetite to allow you to dream of those far away destinations

… Continue Reading

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Hospitality

Hotel Deals

Hollywood Angkor Boutique Hotel Launches With Opening Specials

The intimate 21-room Hollywood Angkor Boutique Hotel opens in Siem Reap on 1 August 2014 with a great value early bird promotion of US$155 for four nights stay in a superior room single/double occupancy including breakfast.  The promotion is available now and must be taken by 30 September. … Continue Reading

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Park Lane Hotel – An NYC Hotel Announces Special Offers for Summer Guests
Christmas Comes Early as Gaylord Hotels’ Holiday Packages Go on Sale

Hotel Developments

Carlson Rezidor Hotel Group signs five new projects in Saudi Arabia

Carlson Rezidor, one of the most dynamic and largest hotel groups worldwide, announces the signing of five new projects in Saudi Arabia and increases its presence in the Kingdom to 22 hotels and almost 4,000 rooms in operation and under development. … Continue Reading

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Hard Rock International Announces New Beachfront Hotel In Cabo San Lucas

Hotel Openings

Club Med sets the benchmark for luxury in the Maldives at new Resort, Finolhu Villas

Club Med announces the launch of its brand new Finolhu Villas; an exclusive eco-chic paradise in the Maldives – repeatedly voted the world’s top destination for honeymooners.

… Continue Reading

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Meliá Hotels International Presents the Meliá Cartagena de Indias its Fourth Hotel in Colombia
Delta Hotels and Resorts® Named Hotelier at Calgary International Airport Expansion

Industry Deals

Loyalty

Radical New Travel Rewards Program Offers Complimentary Memberships & Vacation Credits

gI_59185_pic11 copyEnvy Social Club, a travel club where members can earn free travel, announced an offer designed to attract its first members. The club is waiving the normal $99 joining fee and rewarding initial members with lifetime memberships at no cost. … Continue Reading

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Your stay is twice as nice with Le Club Accorhotels ‘Get Double’ offer

Luxury Hotels

A Luxurious Oasis in the Urban Excitement: A Preview of the New Four Seasons Resort Dubai at Jumeirah Beach

Sweeping into the palm-lined drive after a remarkably brief ride from Dubai International Airport, the first thing guests will notice are eight ancient olive trees, evoking a Mediterranean vibe and perhaps hinting at the pleasures of the palate to come.  … Continue Reading

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Summer Kids Fiesta at the Ritz-Carlton, Hong Kong
Italy Luxury Hotel Villa & Palazzo Aminta on Lake Maggiore Opens Wellness Restaurant while Top Chef Guiseppe Vigna Spins His Culinary Magic in Carta’s Gourmet Kitchen

MICE

Newcastle, Port Stephens and Hunter Valley Launch New ‘Altogether Perfect’ Campaign in the Nation’s Capital

More business travellers could soon be a reality in Newcastle, Port Stephens and the Hunter Valley following the first two showcases for the region’s new ‘Altogether Perfect’ campaign which aims to boost high-yield business tourism across the greater Hunter Region. … Continue Reading

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Photo Gallery

Premium Sport Tours Photo with Football World Cup

Meg Schibli Director of Premium Sport Tours and staff get up close with the Football World Cup recently in Brazil, just before the presentation of the Cup to Winners Germany. … Continue Reading

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Responsible Tourism

Ski

DNA Gay Ski Week QT to host Queenstown’s biggest ever dance party

unnamed (8)Organisers of DNA Gay Ski Week QT today (July 23 2014) announced that the event’s infamous final party will be Queenstown’s “biggest ever dance party” and held for the first time at the Memorial Centre. … Continue Reading

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New Zealand Is First To Launch Dronies On Its Slopes
Taos Ski Valley To Open Kachina Peak This Winter

Statistics & Trends

Redefining Room Service: GrubHub Analysis Finds Takeout Orders to Hotels Jumped 125% in Popularity in Last Three Years

For many Americans, hotel room service is considered a travel luxury; however, data from PFK Hospitality Research1 suggests that room service revenues fell 9.5 percent from 2007 to 2012, with some hotels shuttering unprofitable operations altogether. … Continue Reading

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“Government advocacy Pays” for hotel industry – new TAA report shows that $1m spent on international marketing produces $16m ROI
STR Global: Asia Pacific hotel results for YTD June 2014
STR Global: Europe hotel results for June 2014

Technology

Sabre seeks innovators to pilot TruTrip prior to global launch

Sabre Corporation announced that it is opening enrollment for the beta test of the next phase of TruTrip, Sabre’s solution for corporations and travel agencies to capture, aggregate and manage data on bookings made outside of the standard procurement process.   … Continue Reading

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Travel Deals

Australia’s Newest Luxury Walk – Special Pricing, Unparalleled Inclusions and Exclusive Food and Wine Experiences

351274_num909475_600x600As the name suggests, Walk into Luxury offers more than just a walk. Its all-inclusive walk packages come complete with post-walk massages, gourmet food and wine, and luxury accommodation at award winning resorts and boutique retreats (including two Small Luxury Hotels Of the World).  … Continue Reading

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Save over $3,000 at Southern Ocean Lodge with Abercrombie & Kent
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Travel Law

What can you do to remove a fake review on TripAdvisor?

egtmedia59Most travellers book accommodation after looking at online travel reviews. … Continue Reading

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