Headline News

Old women meet and gossip over new Qantas fuel

More is emerging about the new miracle mustard fuel that Qantas will use to power a Dreamliner flight from Los Angeles to Melbourne early next year. For a start, the plant behind it is named, quaintly, “Old women meet and gossip”. … Continue Reading

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Air New Zealand plans to establish a forest
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Airfare Deals

The Hong Kong Airlines 11th Anniversary Celebration Sale starts at midnight

Hong Kong Airlines turns 11 and wishes to celebrate its birthday with Hong Kong travellers. The airline is launching its 11th Anniversary Celebration Sale at midnight on 23 November 2017, with special deals to many popular destinations covered in its expanding network. … Continue Reading

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Aviation

United Airlines Announces New Service From Chicago to El Paso, Wilmington and Fresno

 United Airlines today announced it will add nonstop daily service from Chicago O’Hare International Airport (ORD) to two new destinations next spring including El Paso, Texas and Wilmington, North Carolina, as well as seasonal service to Fresno,

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Air France Introduces a New Paris – Nairobi Service
Etihad Airways Swiss flights become all-Boeing 787 Dreamliner services
Oman Air B737 MAX fleet to fly with Thales AVANT IFE System

Airport

Bidders to bag a bargain at BNE’s lost property charity auction

Laptops, cameras, sunglasses, jewellery and other valuables will be up for grabs at Brisbane Airport’s inaugural Online Lost Property Auction being held from 5pm Wed 22 November to 5pm Wed 29 November 2017, with proceeds going to Australia Zoo Wildlife Warriors. … Continue Reading

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Business News

Amazon’s Australian launch set to shake up local retail sector

According to business information researchers IBISWorld, rumors of Amazon’s imminent Australian launch are mounting, with the company releasing an email to its third-party sellers asking them to be prepared by 2.00 pm Thursday 23 November for a soft launch of Amazon Marketplace. … Continue Reading

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TTF Reveals Queensland’s Top Ten Tourism Electorates
AGM Caps Off Year of Growth for Mantra Group
“Small Business Is Big Business for Built Environment”

Conferences

Dubai Begins Countdown to Host 2018 ICCA Congress

Dubai is gearing up to host the 57th Congress of the International Congress and Convention Association (ICCA) next year, following the conclusion of this year’s edition in Prague. … Continue Reading

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Cruise

Carnival Cruise Line Transforming Onboard Shopping Experience With Renovated Spaces, Sought-After Items From Top Brands

As part of an ongoing effort to provide its guests with the widest variety of choices at sea, Carnival Cruise Line is totally transforming its shipboard shopping experience with renovated spaces and popular items from some of the world’s best-known retailers, including Victoria’s Secret, Swarovski, Pandora, TAG and others. … Continue Reading

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Exclusive Zero Single Supplement For Silversea’s Solo Travellers

Cruise Deals

Seadream The Caribbean’s Treasured Islands

SeaDream Yacht Club whose mega motor-cruisers SeaDream I and SeaDream II have just arrived in the Caribbean for a season there until April of next year, is enjoying growing interest amongst Australians adding a week aboard these super-luxury twins in the Caribbean after an American holiday, or even to round-off a USA business trip. … Continue Reading

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Destination ASEAN

Lombok Welcomes Australian Celebrity Chris Brown

Celebrity Chris Brown shares his Lombok experience this Friday night on the popular television program, The Living Room. … Continue Reading

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Statement on Gunung Agung event- Bali Tourism Board

Destination Europe

New: Urban Art map for Cologne

The first-ever Urban Art map for Cologne has been published to guide art fans to more than 100 murals scattered throughout the city. The map project was conducted by the artrmx art association with the support of the Cologne Tourist Board. … Continue Reading

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Asian and British Business Leaders Talk Future Innovation Prior to GREAT Festival of Innovation 2018

Destination Feature

Coming Out of My Shell

Hunted and harassed around the world, have these delicate sea creatures found sanctuary here in Samoa? Roderick Eime delves beneath the waves in search of these enigmatic and delightful animals. … Continue Reading

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Destination Global

Zimbabwe – Smartraveller Advice

Latest advice, 22 November 2017 Expect large crowds in city centres following President Mugabe’s resignation on 21 November. There continues to be a heightened security presence in Harare. … Continue Reading

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Genetics to the rescue: recovery of the mountain pygmy-possum on Mt Buller

Destination North Asia

ITE: Hong Kong Citizens Spending Big on Travel

With total outbound spending of US$24.2 billion in 2016, Hong Kong ranked World’s 10th  / Asia 3rd largest market (UNWTO Tourism Barometer Jun 17), but No.1 among these 10 largest markets by per capita spending of US$3285!   … Continue Reading

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Destination Thailand

Thailand Reaches for The Stars With Official Launch Of The Michelin Guide Bangkok 2018

On December 6th 2017, two back-to-back events in Bangkok will mark a highly anticipated milestone in Thailand’s gastronomic history when the country’s first-ever MICHELIN stars are announced and awarded to selected restaurants and chefs in the Thai capital.
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Financial

LATAM celebrates 20 years of trading on the New York Stock Exchange

LATAM Airlines Group today celebrated 20 years since it began trading its shares on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE).  The company’s Chairman of the Board Ignacio Cueto led proceedings by ringing the NYSE’s closing bell to mark the end of the day’s trading.  … Continue Reading

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Commonwealth Bank simplifies business travel
Financial Results for Half Year Ended 30 September 2017
Singapore Forex trader Kenneth Kam pens his amazing journey in The Equilibrium Training The Money Mindset
UnionPay showcased state-of-art e-payment technologies at Singapore FinTech Festival 2017

Hotel Deals

For Just AUD$65 You Could Own Your Own Villa In Mykonos

Want to live a lifestyle of the rich and famous with your very own Mykonos villa, for just AUD $65.00? Well now you can! One lucky ticket holder will be the winner of a dreamy Mykonos villa valued at AUD $6.6 million featuring uninterrupted, expansive views of turquoise Aegean water and white rooftops. … Continue Reading

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Hotel Developments

Brazil Hospitality Group (BHG) Starts Partnership with AccorHotels

Brazil Hospitality Group (BHG) announces today the beginning of its partnership with AccorHotels, which will manage 17 of BHG’s owned hotels. … Continue Reading

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ONYX Hospitality Group expands its OZO presence with a new hotel in Phuket’s Kata Beach

Hotel News

Luxury Hotels

Raffles Hotel Singapore Releases Exclusive 130th Anniversary Stamp Collection

Raffles Hotel Singapore has released an exclusive 130th Anniversary stamp collection that showcases some of the most iconic moments and places of Raffles Singapore. … Continue Reading

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Meeting Venues

Staging Connections secures first Mantra Group venue

Staging Connections has been named as the in-house AV provider for one of Queensland’s most stylish holiday destination – Peppers Noosa Resort & Villas. … Continue Reading

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SKYE Hotel Suites Unveils Meeting Facilities and Launches Events Packages

OTA News

Airbnb and Celebrity Hosts Launch Trips in Melbourne

Airbnb today brings Trips to Melbourne, making it easier for entrepreneurial Melburnians to share their passions and interests with people from around the world, by enabling people-powered Experiences to be listed alongside the thousands of homes already available to book through the home-sharing platform. … Continue Reading

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Rail

Rail Plus takes agents on smooth ride to wine capital of the world

Rail Plus illustrated the seamless efficiency of France’s expanding high-speed rail network this month by taking a small group of Magellan travel agents on a cultured tour of the country’s finest wineries. … Continue Reading

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Sports

Take a Punt with SeaLink for the 2018 Kangaroo Island Cup

South Australia’s must-do three-day event, the SeaLink Kangaroo Island Cup Carnival, from Thursday 15th – Saturday 17th February 2018 at Cygnet River Racecourse, is a celebration of racing, entertainment, food, wine and fun. … Continue Reading

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Statistics & Trends

Landmark research reveals the state of inclusion in Australian workplaces

Ground-breaking research has thrown a spotlight on the importance of inclusion in Australia’s workplaces.

 

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Tour Operator

New A&K Private Journey: Tanzania Under Canvas

From December 2017, luxury safari expert Abercrombie & Kent (A&K) welcomes guests to its exclusive new Sanctuary Kichakani Serengeti Camp in Tanzania. … Continue Reading

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Tourist Boards

HKTB encourages Australian travel trade to go green and discover HK’s great outdoors

Often regarded as a skyscraper skyline city, the Hong Kong Tourism Board (HKTB) is aiming to shed light on a different side of Asia’s cosmopolitan hub with the launch of their latest campaign, Hong Kong’s Great Outdoors, at Dolton House Hyde Park today.  … Continue Reading

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Believe It or Not! It’s Hong Kong

Trade Events

Al Bustan Centre and Residence taps new markets during WTM 2017

Al Bustan Centre and Residence, the popular hotel-apartment among tourists and businessmen in the heart of Dubai, was able to tap new markets, acquire latest market trends, and create brand recall for the property during the World Travel Market 2017, held in London last 6th – 8th November 2017. … Continue Reading

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Training

TTC Agent Academy Launches Their First Parent Company Course Highlighting the Travel Corporation’s Amazing Diversity of Travel Experiences

 TTC Agent Academy’s continues its successful training platform by introducing a TTC course that features four fun and interactive e-learning modules highlighting The Travel Corporation (TTC)’s diversity of immersive travel experiences to its valued travel agent partners. … Continue Reading

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Travel Deals

Back-Roads Touring launches cruise and sail offering

Back-Roads Touring, the small group touring experts, have just launched their 2018 Cruise and Sail brochure which details all of their water-based offerings in one place. … Continue Reading

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TrekAmerica up to 50% off Black Friday Flash Sale
New in 2018: Walking and Cruising the Dodecanese

Whats On

Yarra Valley Celebrates a 20 Year Food Anniversary With Yarra Valley Regional Food Group

We’re excited to say March 2018 will be a big month – a 20 year anniversary.

The Yarra Valley Regional Food Group Farmers Market is Victoria’s longest running Farmers’ Market – ever! … Continue Reading

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