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Headline News

Colossal order of new planes by Emirates shows way forward

Emirates, the world’s largest international airline, has made a big airline fleet decision and backed it by ordering 50 new long-range widebody aircraft in a deal worth AUD 23.5 billion … Continue Reading

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TripAdvisor launches new platform for smaller businesses
Tech conference to give Fringe a cutting edge
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Aviation

Airport

Above average credit rating certification FBB achieves “A1” rating

Moody’s rating agency certified the Flughafen Berlin Brandenburg GmbH (FBB) with an above-average credit rating for another year. … Continue Reading

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SFO Recognizes 20th Anniversary of Transgender Day of Remembrance with Flag-Raising Ceremony
Brisbane Airport named Capital City Airport of the Year
6th New Chitose Airport International Animation Film Festival Held from November 1 to 4

Attraction

Flame. Gorgeousness – 2019 Miaoli Pottery Festival

The 2019 Miaoli Pottery Festival is being held from November 2 to December 1. The exhibitions are divided into four themes, including “Contemporary Pottery Creation Exhibition” and “Collection of the Pottery Museum” at Miaoli Pottery Museum, and “Miaoli Pottery Competition Exhibition” and “Miaoli Pottery Workshop Exhibition” in No.1 Exhibition Hall and Shanyue Studio on the 2nd floor of Miaoli County Government Culture and Tourism Bureau. … Continue Reading

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Beverage

5 of the most popular drinks in casinos

Casinos became a very popular mean of entertainment. Back in the days, casinos used to be the place for the old-school guys and place where all of the underground black markets were supposed to be at its best. … Continue Reading

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Business News

Data and communication key to greener business travel

A large majority (78%) of businesses surveyed by American Express Global Business Travel (GBT) in 2019 do not currently address reducing greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions in their travel policies, despite rising public pressure. … Continue Reading

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Sustainability Hasn’t Translated into Travel Policies, But Is an Important Topic for Travel Managers

Conferences

World Council & Credit Union National Association Join Forces in Los Angeles, USA

World Council of Credit Unions and The Credit Union National Association (CUNA) are combining efforts to bring together top business and credit union leaders from around the world. Credit union leaders representing over 60 countries will converge in Los Angeles for World Moving: A Joint Credit Union Conference, 19-22 July 2020. … Continue Reading

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Cruise

Silversea’s New Offer Unlocks Iconic Machu Picchu In Luxury For Less

Leading ultra-luxury cruise line Silversea Cruises has unveiled an enticing new offer that will unlock Peru’s Machu Picchu in ultimate comfort and for less. … Continue Reading

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The Vikings Are Coming: Counting Down To Viking’s Third Australian Season
Sermersooq welcomes visitors with four new community guidelines
Royal Caribbean Reveals Caribbean Adventures For Its 2021-2022 Season

Cruise Deals

European Waterways Announces Black Friday Special 30% Off Luxury Hotel Barge Cruises in France or Holland

Luxury hotel barge cruising specialist, European Waterways, is offering a 30% off Black Friday special on some of the company’s most popular 6-night, all-inclusive luxury whole boat charters in France or Holland, a saving of up to €15,600 per charter (approximately AUD$25,300). … Continue Reading

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Destination Africa / Seychelles

Focus on Conservation with Robin Pope Safaris

Malawi operator Robin Pope Safaris is now offering a unique opportunity to spend a week in the ‘Warm Heart of Africa’, Malawi gaining insights into the exceptional work currently being undertaken by African Parks, the conservation organisation of which the UK’s Prince Harry is now President. … Continue Reading

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Destination California

The greatest moments in L.A’s STAPLES Centre history

World-class L.A. sports and entertainment venue, the STAPLES Centre, is celebrating its 20th anniversary! … Continue Reading

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Destination Europe

French Nationality Remains Best in the World, While Brexit Britain Risks a Dramatic Decline

French citizens can take satisfaction that their nationality has once again been ranked as the best in the world, while for citizens of the UK, the ramifications of a ‘hard’ Brexit could well sink the quality of their nationality from 8th globally, to 56th. … Continue Reading

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Visitors’ Guide to Scotland

Destination Florida

Florida Welcomed 31.6 million Visitors in Q3 2019

VISIT FLORIDA estimates 31.6 million visitors traveled to Florida in the third quarter of 2019. Of these visitors, preliminary estimates show 28.6 million were domestic, 2.6 million were overseas visitors and 499,000 came from Canada. … Continue Reading

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2019 Florida Tourism Industry Awards Announced
Announcing Art Basel Season 2019 at the Frost Art Museum FIU

Destination Middle East / Dubai

Destination North America

The Only Guide You Need To Enjoy Your Great American Road Trip

It’s no secret that the U.S. remains one of the most preferred vacation destinations for Australians. According to the data from the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade, 1,074,600 Australians travelled to the U.S. in 2017 for various reasons, one of which was to visit some of the most picturesque places in the country. … Continue Reading

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New for 2020 – 2021! Intriguing properties in Canada’s Yukon Territory

Destination North Asia

Southwest China’s Guiyang seeks to boost integrated regional tourism

The 10th Guiyang Tourism Industry Development Conference was held on November 15 in the capital city of southwest China’s Guizhou Province. … Continue Reading

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Destination South Pacific & Oceania

News from Norfolk Island Tourism – HMS Sirius 230th Anniversary

A special week-long event in March 2020 will commemorate the 230th anniversary of the wrecking of First Fleet flagship, HMS Sirius on Norfolk Island on 17 March 1790. … Continue Reading

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The Surprising Link Between Avatar and The Islands of Tahiti

Destination Thailand / Mekong

Chiang Mai in bloom: 4 beautiful gardens to freshen your life

Thailand is officially entering the cool season, and it’s a time when the country is in full bloom. In Northern Thailand, Chiang Mai’s mountains, parks and gardens burst to life with seasonal blooms flowering in the beautiful sunshine … Continue Reading

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Dining

Yoko Dining Officially Opens Its Doors

Today restaurateur Jonathan Barthelmess officially unveils the highly anticipated Yoko Dining, with doors opening tonight to Brisbane’s newest riverfront venue located at Howard Smith Wharves. … Continue Reading

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It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas

Financial

Mastercard Creates Global Alliance to Upgrade Transit Systems

Mastercard created an alliance to mobilize financing to help upgrade transit systems around the world. As a part of the company’s City Possible initiative, this global program unlocks capital to introduce more efficient ways for residents and visitors to access public transport through technologies such as contactless payments. … Continue Reading

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Mastercard Index: U.S., New Zealand, Canada and Israel are the top countries for women entrepreneurs

Gadgets

Zen Imports Announces Incredible Black Friday Deals Across A Range Of Leading Brands

Looking to plan that adventure of a lifetime, but don’t have the budget to back it up? Looking to start your Christmas set up but don’t have the right equipment on hand? Now is the time to claim back your savings and get prepared for the rest of year, as leading outdoors and lifestyle company Zen Imports announces sky-rocketing black Friday deals across their global brands. … Continue Reading

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Golf Tourism

Vietnam Golf Clubs to Quit Grasping at Straws

Laguna Golf Lang Co and other members of the Vietnam Golf Coast (VGC) are in the process of completely phasing out single-use plastics after reaching their final straw with the environmentally corrosive material. … Continue Reading

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Hotel Deals

Pimalai Unveils A Collection Of Perfect Packages On The Pure Shores Of Koh Lanta, Thailand’s Paradise Island

Pimalai Resort & Spa, the luxurious and natural retreat on pure shores of Koh Lanta, has unveiled a series of stunning packages for the remainder of 2019 and 2020, offering a variety of different ways to experience the resort’s exquisite amenities and idyllic environment in one of the world’s most desirable destinations. … Continue Reading

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Oaks Hotels, Resorts & Suites announces new summer deals for 2019/2020

Hotel Developments

Oakwood’s First Myanmar Property Set to Transform Yangon’s Hospitality Landscape in 2021

Oakwood®, a wholly owned subsidiary of Mapletree Investments (“Mapletree”), announced its first Oakwood Hotel & Apartments in the Bahan Township of Yangon, Myanmar. … Continue Reading

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Ascott Residence Trust Joins Cdl-Capitaland Consortium to Redevelop Liang Court Site with Partial Sale of Its GFA for S$163.3 Million

Hotel News

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Pier One Sydney Harbour Launches $15 Million Dollar Redesign The Final Piece of The Puzzle in Luxury Harbourside Refurbishment

Sydney’s most historic hotel, Pier One Sydney Harbour, is excited to announce completion of a five-year transformation journey; a $15 million-dollar design refurbishment of all rooms and suites in the property. … Continue Reading

Hotel Trends

STR: U.S. hotel performance for October 2019

The U.S. hotel industry reported negative results in the three key performance metrics during October 2019, according to data from STR. … Continue Reading

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More Holiday Season Deals from Your Travel Club!

More Holiday Season Deals from Your Travel Club! … Continue Reading

Lifestyle

Get On Top Of Your Christmas And New Year Planning With Collins Debden

Whether you’re planning the office Christmas gifts, that enviable summer holiday, or you’re already filling up your schedule for the New Year, plan everything ahead of time with one of Collins Debden’s diaries. Their latest range perfectly encapsulates both style and sophistication. … Continue Reading

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From Hero to Zero – The Story of Australia’s Very Own ‘Sully’
5 Alternative Ways to Spend Christmas

Luxury Hotels

Iconic Festive Celebrations with Raffles Singapore

Heralding the return of Christmas festivities at Raffles Singapore since we marked the official reopening of our restored Grand Dame, celebrate this iconic year with us and relish in Christmas indulgences with delectable dining experiences, specially curated festive takeaways and time-honoured traditions. … Continue Reading

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Whale Tales Presented By Whale Trust, A Ritz-Carlton, Kapalua Signature Event, To Bring Renowned Marine Experts To Maui In February 2020

Medical Tourism

Major report by World Travel & Tourism Council reveals global medical tourism growth of 358%

The World Travel & Tourism Council [WTTC], which represents the global Travel & Tourism private sector, has released its latest piece of major research, which reveals the staggering growth of global medical tourism, with the US leading the way in terms of both inbound and outbound spending. … Continue Reading

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MICE

Melbourne welcomes 50,000 delegates in one week

Melbourne and regional Victoria will welcome 50,000 delegates from across the globe as part of The International Convention of Jehovah’s Witnesses 2019, delivering $60.9 million to the Victorian State’s economy. … Continue Reading

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Darmstadtium Connectivity Featured in Award Case Study

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Virtuoso CEO to present at MTA 20th anniversary conference

Having secured the presence of Australian music industry heavyweight, Guy Sebastian for the ‘People, Purpose Passion’ themed 20th anniversary national conference taking place next February, MTA – Mobile Travel Agents has now confirmed the head of the world’s foremost luxury travel organisation, Virtuoso CEO, Matthew Upchurch will also join the event. … Continue Reading

OTA News

Luxury Escapes launches ‘Global Travel Giveaway’ campaign with over 20 dream destinations worth S$100,000 up for grabs

Luxury Escapes, one of the world’s fastest growing travel brands, has partnered with some of the best hotels and resorts across the globe to give away 23 amazing holidays totalling S$100,000 as part of its ‘Global Travel Giveaway’ campaign. … Continue Reading

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Tripadvisor Launches Its First Self-Serve Advertising Platform

Resort News

Beyond the overwater bungalow: There’s more to the Maldives than meets the eye

There’s no doubting the breathtaking beauty of the magical Maldives with its turquoise waters, pristine beaches and iconic over-water bungalows, but for those with an appetite for discovery, there’s plenty more to experience amidst the atolls. … Continue Reading

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Ayana Hotels In Bali Achieve The 3rd Earthcheck Silver Certification In A Row
Sophisticated Island Destination, The Sanchaya, Unveils Its Festive Lineup

Responsible Tourism

Reef at risk this summer

Australia’s leading scientists and Reef managers have sounded the warning bell for the Reef this summer says the Australian Marine Conservation Society (AMCS).  … Continue Reading

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Anurak Lodge in Thailand Earns Travelife Gold Certification
Industry leaders donate 40 hours to raise $40k for charity

Statistics & Trends

Brands struggle to engage with young travellers, new study reveals

Australians love to travel (we live on an island after all!). With our peak travel period fast-approaching, a new global study by Criteo has revealed that Australia ranks 3rd in the world with the most members signed up to a travel loyalty program (1 in 3 Australians in fact!), however there’s a catch…Gen Z and millennials couldn’t care less about travel loyalty! … Continue Reading

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Tech

Amadeus for Developers offers Artificial Intelligence APIs to stimulate next wave of travel tech innovation

In an industry first, Amadeus makes ready-to-use, AI-driven insights and functionality available to innovators and developers, helping them create exciting new travel solutions … Continue Reading

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Tour Operator

Taking a stand on climate change: EXO Travel leads the way in carbon neutral travel

Southeast Asia is particularly sensitive to extreme weather conditions. Being based there for more than 25 years, EXO Travel has seen firsthand the impacts of climate change and can attest to its growing impacts on the region and understands the need for private sector companies to take action to avert climate change. … Continue Reading

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Chimu’s own operations in Antarctica and South America assures quality control and security.
50 Degrees North launches a new independent small group tour for 2020 – Discover unforgettable experiences in the Nordic summer with ‘Scenic Norway’

Travel Deals

Value-Rich Black Cyber Monday Caribbean Travel Deal

Following a $12 million dollar re-design of its guestrooms, suites and lobby, and the addition of a second adult pool, private dining room, and wine tasting and pairing program, … Continue Reading

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Get A Sneak Peek At Flight Centre’s Top Travel Experiences For The Year Ahead – And Count Down To The Release Of The Wow List 2020!
Wendy Wu Tours 2-Night Singapore Stopover from Only $99pp Twin Share

Whats On

Opera Australia to perform Uluru encore in 2020

Voyages Indigenous Tourism Australia is delighted to announce that due to the incredible success of the inaugural Opera Australia performance at Uluru in 2019, the opera will return to Uluru from 11-13 December 2020 with an expanded program of four uniquely intimate performances.  Packages go on sale Friday 22nd November. … Continue Reading

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