Headline News

Revolting 11-hour flight sitting in urine-soaked seat

When a male passenger on a British Airways intercontinental flight expressed disgust after discovering that a previous passenger had urinated all over his seat, cabin crew gave him a wet wipe to soak up the problem as best as possible. … Continue Reading

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Heroic tourist couple rescues family from Thai moat
Video shows police after ‘man tried to open door’
Aussies, when did you last eat chicken parm?
Aboriginal custodians start charging cruise tourists

Accolades

Aviation

Appointments

IHG Appoints Michael Koth As General Manager Of Intercontinental Bali Resort & Director Of Operations For Amea Resorts Malaysia, Indonesia & Thailand

InterContinental Bali Resort is delighted to announce the appointment of Mr Michael Koth as the new ‘General Manager of InterContinental Bali Resort & Director of Operations for AMEA Resorts Malaysia, Indonesia & Thailand’, responsible for Hotel Indigo, Holiday Inn Resorts and Holiday Inn Express throughout the region.   … Continue Reading

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Chikako Shimizu Director of Operations of the upcoming Andaz Singapore
Charles McKee appointed as Chief Commercial Officer, Americas for Carlson Rezidor Hotel Group
Radisson Blu Hotels in Oman appoint new Cluster General Manager
Danat Jebel Dhanna Resort appoints new Director of Sales

Beverage

An Unconventional Summer Afternoon Tea with Absolut Vodka at Lobby Lounge

Afternoon tea has evolved into something more conceptual over the years. As a sense of occasion is built around creative food items, tasteful interior décor and exceptional experiences, the beverage remains a less explored territory. … Continue Reading

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Sangre Mexicana Mezcal Cocktail from Studio Bar

Business News

Women In ‘Stem’ Connect Brilliance with Travel Grant

Female academics and university employees working in the fields of science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) are being recognised as part of a new travel grant initiative.  … Continue Reading

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Competition

Stand a chance to win a two-night stay at Banyan Tree Ungasan Bali this September

Share your treasured family holiday moments and stand a chance to win a two-night stay at a Banyan Tree Ungasan Bali’s beautiful Pool Villa inclusive of daily breakfast, complimentary swan-floaties, a cultural village tour and of course, access to the Turtle Kids Club with exciting activities for the little ones, not to mention, private golf lesson by Leadbetter Golf Academy Bali with the whole family at Bali National Golf. … Continue Reading

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Conferences

Cruise

Discover the treasures of the world’s most coveted diving destinations, with Paul Gauguin Cruises

When sailing in luxury aboard the award-winning m/s Paul Gauguin, travellers will have the option to embark on diving and snorkelling excursions led by expert dive and snorkel teams. … Continue Reading

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Royal Caribbean Teams Up With Shay Mitchell As Adventure Ambassador
Oceania Cruises Introduces La Cuisine Bourgeoise
Stop Snoozing on Sleep: Celebrity and Canyon Ranch SpaClub Introduce Mindful Dreams

Destination ASEAN

Sihanoukville Authorities impose Island Environment Tax

Local authorities in Sihanoukville recently announced the implementation of a new environmental tax for guests who travel by boat to one of the islands off the coast. … Continue Reading

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Destination Europe

Austria’s Imperial Tradition meets Australia’s Indigenous Heritage

Vienna Boys’ Choir & Gondwana Indigenous Children’s Choir share culture and song … Continue Reading

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Emirates celebrates 30 years into Germany

Destination Global

Long distance flight to paradise – is that sustainable?

Sun, beach and the sea – depending on your location, those goals could be hard to reach. A long distance flight never is sustainable and can also crush your CO2 balancing achievements in no time. … Continue Reading

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Puerto Rico Announces New Campaign That Encourages Travelers to Take It “Despacito” on the Island
Strong Q2 performance keeps Solomon Islands 2017 VA target bang on track

Destination North America

Why Winter in Canada Is Best for Non-Skiers

Canada has become the wintry hot spot for Aussie travellers who adore the winter wonderland but prefer to experience it sans clunky ski boots, goggles and helmet. … Continue Reading

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Montana Is Open For Business
Visitors and Anglers Get Hooked On New Smyrna Beach

Destination North Asia

The eyes of the world are on Guizhou: Ten words selected by ICC leaders and international mainstream media to describe the mountainous region in Southwest China

Co-organized by Guizhou provincial government and Huanqiu.com, the International Dialogue on Green Development and Mountain Tourism was held in Xingyi City in the Qianxi’nan Prefecture of Guizhou Province. More than 200 envoys, ICC leaders and media reporters from over 50 countries and regions attended this conference. … Continue Reading

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Sanya Tourism Promotional And Marketing Event 16th Aug, 2017, New Delhi

Destination Seychelles

Saint Ange Tourism Report 20th August 2017

Welcome to Edition #11 of 2017.

I start today with a great quote from the respected Mahatma Gandhi:-

“Your beliefs become your thoughts, your thoughts become your words, your words become your actions, your actions become your habits, your habits become your values, your values become your destiny.”  … Continue Reading

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Seychelles’ hotel voted the region’s leading green resort — Constance Ephelia — determined to go ‘greener’ to keep the original beauty of its environment

Destination Thailand

TAT Holds Global Medical Tourism Event: “Amazing Thailand Health and Wellness Tourism Showcase 2017,” Focusing on “Thailand: a Paradise for Longevity”

Mr. Noppadon Pakprot, Deputy Governor for Tourism Products and Business, Tourism Authority of Thailand presided over the Amazing Thailand Health and Wellness Tourism Showcase 2017 yesterday, which unveiled the latest “Functional & Regenerative Medicine” innovation in Thailand. … Continue Reading

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Dining

Fragrance And Fine Wine Meet Fashion And Fine Art In A Fine Dining First

The City of Angelsfine dining lovers are in for a heavenly sensory treat when some of the capitals purveyors and importers of all things fine join forces to present Fragrance & Fashion an extraordinary fusion affair of expertly matched food; wine; fashion; and art in five acts, each inspired by a specific fragrance. … Continue Reading

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Shangri-La Hotel, Sydney Hosts “Climb ‘N’ Dine” Stair Challenge With the Go Foundation
Pattaya’s Famed New York Style Steakhouse Tackles Trout In September
Golden Dragon Restaurant • Overview

Exhibitions

CENTRESTAGE to Showcase Budding Hong Kong Designers

The Hong Kong Trade Development Council’s (HKTDC) signature international fashion event, CENTRESTAGE, will be held from 6-9 September at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre (HKCEC). … Continue Reading

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Four HKTDC Lifestyle Fairs Open

Financial

Scoot spreads its wings into new markets with Worldpay

Scoot Tigerair Pte. Ltd. (Scoot), the low-cost airline indirect subsidiary of Singapore Airlines Limited (SIA), has selected Worldpay as its exclusive payments provider. On the 25th July 2017 Scoot Pte. Ltd. and Tiger Airways Singapore Pte. Ltd. amalgamated to become one entity under the name Scoot Tigerair Pte. Ltd. … Continue Reading

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DAE Completes Acquisition of AWAS
Miramar Hotel and Investment Company, Limited Announces 2017 Interim Results

Golf Tourism

Praise for Norman Bunker Renovation

West Palm Beach, United States: Greg Norman Golf Course Design (GNGCD) has announced the completion of bunker renovations at The Golf Club at Lansdowne in Leesburg, Virginia. … Continue Reading

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Greg Norman Golf Course Design Stamps Mark at Ho Tram
Angkor Golf Resort Returns to Limelight

Hotel News

The Ivey’s Hotel Delivers An Enhanced Guest Experience With 5Church Restaurant Partnership

 The MRK Hotel Collection is proud to advertise the partnership between 5Church Restaurant and the newest luxury hotel in their collection, The Ivey’s Hotel.

… Continue Reading

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An extraordinary Eid Al Adha celebration at Tilal Liwa Hotel

Hotel Openings

Rosewood Sanya, The First Ultra Luxury Resort Of Rosewood Hotels & Resorts® In Mainland China, Opens August 21, 2017

Rosewood Hotels & Resorts® is delighted to announce the ultra-luxury brand’s first mainland Chinese resort, Rosewood Sanya, on the paradise island of Sanya, on August 21, 2017. … Continue Reading

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akaryn Hotel Group’s Luxury Boutique Portfolio Set To Expand With The Launch Of akyra Sukhumvit Bangkok
Legacy Suites Opens New Hotel in South Carolina

Luxury Hotels

Mandarin Oriental To Manage Caribbean Resort On Canouan Island In Saint Vincent And The Grenadines

Mandarin Oriental Hotel Group has announced that it will rebrand and manage a luxury hotel, currently operating on Canouan island in Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, from 1 November 2017.  Mandarin Oriental, Canouan will be the Group’s first property in the Caribbean. … Continue Reading

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OTA News

First wave of the agoda Travel & Tech Study results for non-hotel travel accommodation traveler trends

Agoda, one of the world’s largest accommodation booking platforms, today reveals the motivations and booking behaviors driving the rise in non-hotel accommodation (NHAs) – also known as homestays. agoda’s inventory of over 1.5 million properties worldwide have included all sorts of homestays for years, providing a unique lens to the impact of NHAs over time. … Continue Reading

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Rail

Free Day on Britrail With International Rail

AGENTS can offer clients a free travel day on selected BritRail passes when purchased through dedicated rail specialist International Rail before September 18. … Continue Reading

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Resort News

Ayana Reveals New Luxury Collection Of Destination Wedding Venues With Indian Ocean Views

Launched in 2017, for brides and grooms who wish to be wonderfully spoiled during their wedding festivities, AYANA’s exquisite selection of private event venues now includes five stunning new locations where couples may exchange vows in close harmony to the Indian Ocean. … Continue Reading

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AccorHotels sets luxury footprint in the Maldives
Celebrate Eid Al Adha at Danat Al Ain Resort
Here’s Cheers to The Weekend

River Cruising

Crystal River Cruises Names Internationally Renowned Soprano Anna-Maria Kaufmann Godmother of Crystal Bach

Crystal River Cruises, the World’s Most Luxurious River Cruise Line™, has announced that famed soprano vocalist and beloved German performer, Anna-Maria Kaufmann, will be the godmother of Crystal Bach. … Continue Reading

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Ski

Skis Up! United Airlines Expands Service from Chicago ORD to Popular Ski Destinations this Winter

Chicago’s summer splendor isn’t over yet, but it’s never too early to start thinking about winter travel plans. … Continue Reading

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Sports

Australians Set Sail In Biggest Round The World Yacht Race

The biggest ever edition of the 40,000-nautical mile Clipper Round the World Yacht Race, one of the world’s toughest endurance challenges, involving everyday people, got underway in Liverpool, UK, today, in front of thousands of spectators.  … Continue Reading

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Visit Seattle Sets Sail in the Clipper Round the World Yacht Race
The NBL Continues Its Journey with Europcar
Queen’s Baton back on British soil
Formula 1 Powerboat Racing returns to the capital for London Tech Week 2018

Tourist Boards

Tourism Australia celebrates 15th landmark edition of India Travel Mission (ITM) 2017

Tourism Australia is hosting the 15th edition of the India Travel Mission (ITM), in Pune from 16 to 19 August 2017, with a record 200 delegates – providing a perfect platform for growing the tourism opportunity for Australia in India. … Continue Reading

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SPTO Brings Innovative Tourism Business Training to New Caledonia

Travel Deals

Picnic Island Launches the Ultimate Freycinet Experience

The Ultimate Freycinet Adventure Picnic Island, Tasmania, is teaming up with award winning kayak tour operator, Freycinet Adventures, to deliver this exciting new product for the 2017/2018 season. … Continue Reading

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