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Headline News

Parachutists and storms, then Qantas and Virgin flew at each other

Two Boeing 737 jets – one operated by Qantas and the other by Virgin Australia – flew directly towards each other on the same flight path over Brisbane Airport and at one point were separated by less than 200 metres, according to an official report yesterday. … Continue Reading

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Study: Theft in Hotels Which items are stolen the most?
Experience Sala Keo Kou Park in Nong Khai
Life at sea – cashing in on the wellness market
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Airfare Deals

Aircalin’s “New Caledonia Summer Sale” – Starts 06 December

Aircalin is excited to announce our “Summer Sale”, flying to Noumea from only $499* return including taxes. … Continue Reading

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Culinary delights from St. Moritz for SWISS’s winter guests

SWISS is now offering its passengers on long-haul services from Switzerland a range of culinary specialities from the exclusive el paradiso Mountain Club and the Lej da Staz restaurant in the heart of the Engadine. The specially-created meals will be available in First and Business Class for a three-month period. … Continue Reading

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Qatar Airways celebrates 10 years down under with pop-up restaurant and all Aussie menu
Strong Fourth Quarter Performance But Unsatisfactory Full-Year Earnings


‘Voices Of Los Angeles’ Brings Four New Celebrity Welcome Messages To LAX

Four new famous voices are now greeting guests at Los Angeles International Airport (LAX), welcoming travelers to Los Angeles as the latest in the airport’s “Voices of Los Angeles” project.

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Appointments / Movers & Shakers

New Director for Monte-Carlo Opera appointed Cecilia Bartoli to take over from Jean-Louis Grinda on 1 January 2023

At a press conference in Salle Garnier on Tuesday 3 December, H.R.H. the Princess of Hanover, Chair of the Monte-Carlo Opera Board of Directors, made an important announcement: Cecilia Bartoli will take over from Jean-Louis Grinda as director of the Monegasque institution on 1 January 2023. … Continue Reading

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Sheraton Grand Danang Resort Names Carl Volschenk as General Manager (December, 2019)
Brisbane appoints BrandStory as South-East Asian representative


Spotify Wrapped 2019 Micro-site is Now Available

In 2019, millions of people around the globe came to Spotify once again to listen to the music and podcasts that they love, while discovering new favorites along the way. … Continue Reading

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Daebak! Spotify Reveals the Top K-Pop Artists and Tracks of 2019


PATA Destination Marketing Forum 2020 to be held in Kuching, Sarawak, Malaysia

The Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA) is set to organise the PATA Destination Marketing Forum 2020 (PDMF 2020) in Kuching, Sarawak, Malaysia from November 25 – 27. … Continue Reading

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Business News

Cargo & Freight

Air Cargo Peak Season off to Slow Start, Annual Demand down 3.5% in October

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) released data for global air freight markets showing that demand, measured in freight tonne kilometers (FTKs), decreased by 3.5% in October 2019, compared to the same period in 2018. … Continue Reading

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Earth Day 2020 Team Spotlight Climate and Environmental Education at COP25

A delegation from Earth Day Network, the team that organizes the annual Earth Day events, will take part in the UN Climate Conference (COP25) in Madrid, Spain in order to promote stepped-up climate action in 2020. … Continue Reading

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Cruise Deals

3 Nights Free on 7 and 11-night Fiji cruises!!!

Book any seven or eleven-night Fiji cruise and receive three nights free with small ship cruise specialists, Captain Cook Cruises Fiji’s annual ‘Three Nights Free Sail’.  … Continue Reading

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Destination ASEAN

Do a Double Take at Clarke Quay’s 2020 Countdown Party

Let’s get the party going and ring in the New Year at Clarke Quay’s 2020 Countdown party at the iconic Fountain Square 31st December, from 8:30pm till late. … Continue Reading

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Destination Europe

Esports Europe chooses Brussels for its headquarters

The dynamic esports sector has just chosen Brussels for the headquarters of its European federation. … Continue Reading

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Destination North Asia

Overseas visitors praise unique charm of Chengdu

More than 200 participants, including social media influencers and representatives of tourism organizations from all over the world, were invited to Chengdu during the recent “Global Travel Merchants Gathering in Chengdu” activity, organized by Chengdu Culture, Radio and TV, Press and Publication Bureau. … Continue Reading

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Destination South Pacific & Oceania

CENTREPIECE at Melbourne Park Advances on Stage Three of Redevelopment

Melbourne & Olympic Parks (M&OP) – home to some of Australia’s top sporting and entertainment events, including the Australian Open Grand Slam – has announced a key milestone for its new state-of-the-art events complex, CENTREPIECE at Melbourne Park – with the largest concrete pour in the final phase of the build. … Continue Reading

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Destination Thailand / Mekong

MQDC, Tourism Authority of Thailand and RSTA Jointly Organise “Beautiful Bangkok 2020: A Blossom of Happiness”

Magnolia Quality Development Corporation Limited (MQDC), one of Thailand’s leading property developers, together with the Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) and Ratchaprasong Square Trade Association (RSTA),  today announced that they are jointly organizing ‘Beautiful Bangkok 2020: A Blossom of Happiness’. … Continue Reading

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Radio-controlled yachts make debut at the 33rd Phuket King’s Cup Regatta
Sponsors on board for the 33rd Phuket King’s Cup Regatta
New UNESCO Global Report Highlights Thailand’s Progress on Adult Learning and Education (ALE)


The Apurva Kempinski Bali Welcomes Guests to Bali’s First Aquarium Dining Experience at Koral

Guests are invited to an underwater world of bistronomic delights at Koral, the highly-anticipated new aquarium dining experience at The Apurva Kempinski Bali. … Continue Reading

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Way towards Friendlier Society, Bridged by Robots: International Exhibition Dec. 18-21, 2019

The Japan Robot Association and THE NIKKAN KOGYO SHIMBUN will hold the International Robot Exhibition 2019 at Tokyo Big Sight from December 18 (Wednesday) to 21 (Saturday) with the theme “The way towards a friendlier society, bridged by robots.” This year’s exhibition will mark the 23rd time the biennial event, the world’s largest robot trade fair, has been held. … Continue Reading

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Mastercard Start Path Welcomes Seven Fintechs to Help Build the Future of Commerce

After searching 210 countries and beyond, Mastercard has selected the following companies to receive tailored programs, operational support and commercial engagements within the Mastercard ecosystem: … Continue Reading

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Golf Tourism

Presidents Cupdate: T-3 Days

The ‘Presidents Cupdate’ offers updates and insight as anticipation builds for the event’s return to Melbourne, Australia, to be contested at The Royal Melbourne Golf Club from 8-15 December 2019, with gates open for the first time this Sunday. … Continue Reading

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Japan, Korea and Singapore on High Road to The 149th Open
LPGA and Ladies European Tour Join Forces

Health and Wellness

Accor releases thought-leading white paper on the business of wellness and hospitality

When stepping into a hotel these days, one cannot help but notice a growing wave of smoothie bowls, pilates poses, and mindfulness seminars. … Continue Reading

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Hotel Deals

Enjoy Australia Day Skyworks from your balcony at Metro Hotel Perth

Enjoy the Australia Day Skyworks with million dollar views across the Swan River and Perth City – all from your private balcony* at Metro Hotel Perth! … Continue Reading

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Outstanding Wine Experience On Offer At Gibbston Valley Lodge & Spa

Hotel Developments

Marriott International Expected To Debut More Than 30 Luxury Hotels In Established And Emerging Global Hotspots In 2020

Marriott International, Inc. today announced it is projecting to open more than 30 luxury properties in 2020 as the company focuses on creating the future of high-end travel through its portfolio of distinct luxury brands. … Continue Reading

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Hotel News

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Hyatt Ziva and Hyatt Zilara Brands Debut in the Dominican Republic

Hyatt Hotels Corporation (NYSE:H) and Playa Hotels & Resorts (NASDAQ: PLYA) today announced the opening of the combined 750-room all-inclusive Hyatt Ziva Cap Cana and Hyatt Zilara Cap Cana resorts, marking Hyatt’s entry into the Dominican Republic. … Continue Reading

HOTEL THE MITSUI KYOTO Introducing a new Japanese luxury hospitality brand and the first flagship property Due to open in summer 2020 opposite the Nijo-jo Castle in Kyoto
The Park Hyatt Brand Celebrates the Debut of Park Hyatt Doha
Veriu opens at Sydney’s Green Square
Aman Announces Aman Miami

Hotel Trends

Miami hotel rates to break Super Bowl Weekend record

Hotel average daily rate (ADR) in the Miami/Hialeah market is projected to reach a record level for a Super Bowl weekend, according to a custom forecast from STR‘s Consulting & Analytics office.   … Continue Reading

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MGFF20: Ellie and Abbie (& Ellie’s Dead Aunt) set to be the first Australian feature to open Mardi Gras Film Festival in its 27 year history.

Queer Screen’s 27th Mardi Gras Film Festival will open with an Australian feature for the first time in its history with the World Premiere of ​ELLIE AND ABBIE (AND ELLIE’S DEAD AUNT​). … Continue Reading

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Gift Guide Alert: The Gift That Keeps on Giving All Year Round


With only a few weeks until Christmas and the New Year, plan out everything ahead of time with one of Collins Debden’s new 2020 diaries! … Continue Reading

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New build homebuyer activity set to spike as busiest time of the year approaches
Scenario Analysis for Physical Climate Risks

Luxury Hotels

Glitz and Glam at the Mandarin Oriental

Mandarin Oriental, Milan has launched the ultimate luxury accommodation package for jewellery lovers this festive season. … Continue Reading

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F&B Happenings at The Ritz-Carlton, Hong Kong

Meeting Venues

It’s ‘Showtime’ as the re-imagined State Library re-opens.

The State Library has officially opened to the public today after its ambitious $88.1m Vision 2020 redevelopment, celebrating last Tuesday night with a grand reception with Victoria’s philanthropic and political powers all in attendance. … Continue Reading

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TCEB Partners with THAI-THAI Smile Targeting APAC MICE Market

TCEB is partnering with Thai Airways International Public Company Limited (THAI) and THAI Smile Airways to launch the APAC MaxiMICE campaign, in order to target the MICE market in the Asia-Pacific region. … Continue Reading

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Penang Hosts Inaugural ICCA Asia Pacific Summit Concurrently with its Homegrown Conference – BE @ Penang
Experience Dialogue in the Dark

OTA News

Airbnb for Work uncovers business traveller’s wellness habits when out of the office

A survey of more than 1,000 Aussie business travellers found that as a nation, we’re guilty of some greasy convenience while on the road for work, with almost two thirds of Aussies (58%) eating at least one takeaway meal a day, and one in 10 resorting to takeaway for all three meals. … Continue Reading

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More Singaporean Travellers Seeking Off The Beaten Track Adventures
Airbnb reveals this year’s top travel destinations for the festive season

Resort News

Pimalai Invites Guests to Savour A Sparkling Festive Season On The Pure Shores Of Koh Lanta

Pimalai Resort & Spa, the iconic and authentic five-star retreat on pure shores of Koh Lanta, is inviting guests to embark on a glittering gastronomic journey this festive season, with a series of exquisite epicurean experiences at a choice of two restaurants, both of which overlook the azure Andaman Sea. … Continue Reading

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Ulu Cliffhouse Launches The Clubhouse Bar
The Luxurious Anam Marks Festive Season With A Bang
An Enchanted Festive Celebration At Alila Villas Uluwatu

River Cruising

European Waterways’ 2020 Spring Cruises Offer Perfect Family Charters With 10% Off On A Wide Range of Departures

For multi-generational travelers, “it’s all about sharing the experience, creating moments that last a lifetime and spending quality time with your loved ones,” says European Waterways’ Managing Director, Derek Banks. … Continue Reading

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A First for Uniworld: Fleet Expands to South America for 2020


Brisbane to Host International Table Tennis Festival

Brisbane is set to serve up another sports extravaganza when it hosts more than 1000 table tennis competitors and spectators from across Australasia during a new Festival of Table Tennis next year. … Continue Reading

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Statistics & Trends

Travelers from Japan to France set to reach 1.3 million by 2023, says GlobalData

The number of international travelers from Japan to France is set to grow from 1.1 million in 2019 to 1.3 million in 2023, increasing at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 4.6%, says GlobalData, a leading data and analytics company. … Continue Reading

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Staah Celebrates Ten Thousand Partners Worldwide

Crossing yet another milestone in its journey of technology leadership, STAAH celebrates building strong partnerships of more than 10,000 partners worldwide. … Continue Reading

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Tour Operator

Delfin Amazon Cruises offers Pink River Dolphin tours in 2020

Delfin Amazon Cruises, the first to bring upscale river cruising to the most remote and spectacular tributaries of the Upper Peruvian Amazon, is offering two new four-day voyages on March 2 and April 28, 2020 featuring PHD Marine Biologist, Dr. Joanna Alfaro, specializing in Pink River Dolphins. … Continue Reading

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Butterfield & Robinson launches new portfolio of luxury trips for 2020
Luxe By Exo’s New Tropical Islands & Cities Tour

Trade Events

ITB China becomes member of Chengdu Inbound Tourism Strategic Partnership Alliance

The Chengdu Inbound Tourism Partnership Summit, organized by the Chengdu Municipal Bureau of Culture, Broadcast-TV, and Tourism, was held in Chengdu on 28 November 2019. … Continue Reading

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Travel Deals

Whats On

El Questro’s Ultimate Day Out Rounds up the Fun at The Ord Valley Muster

El Questro is set to join the action in the annual Ord Valley Muster from 2020 in a new three-year partnership, with a full and half-day adventure rounding up all the excitement of working life in the Kimberley outback. … Continue Reading

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Pop Sensation Kesha Joins Mardi Gras Party Line-Up

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