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Headline News

Capacity crunch! Book flights now before airfares rise

Now is the time to book international flights, with jet fuel costs rising, airlines about to cut capacity on routes to and from Australia after many years of rapid growth – and fares poised to climb.

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Passenger evicted from seat claims Qantas ‘fat-shamed’ him
DFAT warning as riots convulse Indonesia after election
Rethinking tourism so the locals actually benefit from hosting visitors
Hotel Expiration Dates: Fact or Fiction?




Event Tech Tribe Appoints New Leader To Spur Further Growth

The Event Tech Tribe, the international federation of best-in-craft event tech companies, announces the appointment of Carsten Pleiser as its new CEO. He takes over the role from Marie-Claire Andrews who has led the Tribe since its official launch in 2016 and who steps into the newly formed Board as President. … Continue Reading

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PATA prepares travel industry professionals in Malaysia against risk and crisis

With the continued success of the PATA Human Capacity Building Programme, the Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA) is pleased to have organised another Human Capacity Building Programme with the theme ‘Risk Mitigation and Crisis Recovery Management’ at the Marriott Hotel Kota Kinabalu in Sabah, Malaysia. … Continue Reading

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Business News

Australian travel technology disruptor TRAVLR and 8common Limited partner to address the growing Bleisure market

8common Limited (ASX:8CO) and TRAVLR are pleased to announce its strategic alliance to launch its employee travel benefits platform Benefits8 to address the growing Bleisure (Business and Leisure) travel opportunity. … Continue Reading

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Sell May and go away
Travellers Choice equips BDMs to help members embrace technology changes
Luxstay raised capital from two Korean investors GS Shop & Bon Angels
AAoA, Academy Accommodation Industry Opportunities – Creating a Path to Employment


Take Me To Queenstown mural has Sydney-siders dreaming of winter adventures

A prominent Surry Hills, Sydney, address is featuring a vibrant patch of Queenstown in the lead up to winter 2019—with an exciting travel prize up for grabs. … Continue Reading

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Oceanwide Expeditions’ new ship Hondius to embark on maiden voyage

The new ship for Oceanwide Expeditions, m/v Hondius, has completed its extensive sea trials, achieved the desired speeds, and exceeded expectations for all nautical systems. On June 3, it will embark on its first Arctic expedition cruise. … Continue Reading

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HKCYIA signs MOU with Verventia for yachting development support
Oasis Of The Seas, The Ship That Changed The Game, Set For Royal Caribbean’s Largest Amplification Yet
Central America on Cruise Lines’ Radars with Event to Help Build Mutual Understanding and Success

Cruise Deals

Riviera Travel releases 10 solo-only European river cruises in 2020

Luxury, solo-friendly river cruise line, Riviera Travel, has announced 10 solo exclusive sailings for 2020, with all cabins free of any single supplement. … Continue Reading

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Destination ASEAN

Meaningful adventures in the Philippines

Volunteering abroad is becoming an increasingly more popular alternative travel experience, allowing travellers to give back to the communities and places that they visit. … Continue Reading

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Welcome to Singapore: Attractions on the East-West Line

Destination Europe

UNWTO Secretary-General on official visit to Italy, Deepening Partnership

The Secretary-General of the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO), Zurab Pololikashvili, has arrived in Rome to begin a first visit to Italy as head of the specialized agency of the United Nations.

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Special Report: AccuWeather 2019 Europe Summer Forecast
Heading to London? New Interactive Map Reveals Fashion Influencers’ Favourite Spots

Destination Germany

Frankfurt’s diverse tourism portfolio beckons GCC holidaymakers ahead of the summer season

Frankfurt, the second most frequented city in Germany by GCC tourists, is promoting its myriad of tourist attractions, shopping facilities, cultural festivals and medical clinics to attract holidaymakers from the Gulf during the forthcoming Eid Al-Fitr holiday and the summer season. … Continue Reading

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Destination Global

Let Lake Mac Float Your Boat

Move over Vivid Sydney, Lake Macquarie is set to put on its very own light show with dozens of boats lighting up the night skies and calm waters of Lake Macquarie during the region’s perennial favourite boating regatta Float Your Boat – an event where passionate boat owners are encouraged to decorate their vessels in lights and take part in a parade around the Lake. … Continue Reading

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Great Barrier Reef Festival rebrand revealed
Israeli lobby’s attempts to isolate South African Minister backfires
Queensland and Uber partner to launch scUber, the world’s first rideshare submarine on the Great Barrier Reef

Destination North America

Washington, DC – Summertime festivals, restaurants and more

16 Must-see DC events and festivals

You can find amazing festivals and events taking place all year long in Washington, DC. With a wide variety of things to do spread across the city’s many neighborhoods, visitors and locals can enjoy everything from annual festivals and holiday celebrations to new museum exhibits, concerts and so much more. Discover DC’s must-see events and festivals and start planning your trip today. … Continue Reading

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Arkansas’s culinary scene featured at Atlanta Food & Wine Festival


Feed Your Imagination And Your Bellies At Vivid Sydney 2019

It’s not just about the luminous glimmer of lights across Sydney this Vivid. As you make your way along the Light Walk through the Royal Botanic Gardens you will stumble across an old school Fisherman’s wharf inspired bar and eatery amidst the glowing trails.  … Continue Reading

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Worldpay Added To Traveltek Platform

Traveltek, one of the industry’s leading dynamic packaging software providers, is thrilled to announce the inclusion of Worldpay’s suite of payment products on its platform. … Continue Reading

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Credit cards must offer more consumer benefits as POS lending continues to take market share, says GlobalData

Golf Tourism

Heineken Back In Full Swing At The Vines Resort

With a history steeped in tradition of international golf tournaments, dating back to 1993, when the Heineken Classic ran till 2001, The Novotel Vines Resort and Country Club is proud to continue their relationship with the iconic amber brew. … Continue Reading

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Hotel Deals

Summer in the Alps with a free night offer

Those looking for a luxury break with a difference this summer should head to the Swiss Alps and take advantage of a free night offer at The Lodge, Sir Richard Branson’s beautiful mountain retreat in Verbier. … Continue Reading

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Hotel Developments

Dusit signs to manage deluxe hot springs resort in Wugongshan, Jiangxi Province

Dusit International, one of Thailand’s leading hotel and property development companies with more than 70 years of international hospitality experience, has signed a hotel management agreement with Jiangxi Honglv Real Estate Company Limited to manage Dusit Thani Hot Springs Resort Wugongshan, Jiangxi, the first internationally branded hot springs luxury resort in Wugong Mountain, Jiangxi Province. … Continue Reading

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Hotel News

Hotel Schweizerhof Bern Celebrates 160 Years Of Unparalleled Swiss Luxury Hospitality

On July 1, 2019 The Hotel Schweizerhof Bern & THE SPA will reach a momentous milestone as it celebrates its 160th anniversary. For over a century and a half, this stately and iconic five-star hotel in the heart of Bern, Switzerland has been an unparalleled standard bearer of Swiss luxury hospitality. … Continue Reading

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Hilton, the World’s First Global Hospitality Company, Celebrates 100 Year Anniversary
A rare piece of Tudor history goes on display at Hampton Court Palace
Swiss-Belhotel International Invites Indonesian Families to Make Magical Memories Together in The School Holidays
Voyages celebrates new wave of Indigenous graduates

Hotel Openings

The Newest Luxury Lifestyle, X2 Bali Breakers Resort

BHMA Hotels and Resorts has opened its first luxury lifestyle resort in Indonesia, the X2 Bali Breakers Resort, near the famous Balangan Surf Beach. … Continue Reading

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Sheraton Grand Danang Resort Invites Guests to Enjoy Spectacular Summer Vacations in Central Vietnam


New RMIT course to address domestic and family violence

RMIT has launched a new dual-focus qualification for community service workers who deal with domestic and family violence, amid growing demand from the sector. … Continue Reading

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Under 30s rate their health as more important than wealth, partner, home ownership and travel
Start up your space buggies and travel where no astronauts have been before!


Learn from the best: the 8 habits that are rewarding Australia’s frequent flyer business community

They pay no credit card interest, have a good credit rating, and enjoy multiple free international and domestic flights each year – usually in business or premium economy – and the data is there to prove it. These are the frequent flyers in Australia’s business community who have mastered the use of rewards cards and have point-hacked their way to meeting their travel goals. … Continue Reading

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Meeting Venues

Convene & Converge in June and Save up to 35% at The Continent Hotel, Bangkok

All roads are pointing towards the Asoke Intersection, specifically at the tall standing “The Continent Hotel” in June. Head easily to a convention venue from The Continent Hotel with the BTS or MRT at the door step or benefit from your personal “social gathering” at one of the hotel’s vertical venues. … Continue Reading

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ICC Sydney Launches All New Multi-Platform Marketing Campaign

International Convention Centre Sydney (ICC Sydney) has launched a compelling new multi-platform marketing campaign – More Than a Venue – at leading international business events trade show, IMEX Frankfurt. … Continue Reading

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AACB Congratulates the Coalition Government

OTA News

Sunrise Central Hotel, Ho Chi Minh City

Set amongst the bustling streets of Saigon, Sunrise Central Hotel is designed with a beautiful modern architecture mixed with traditional Thai influences. … Continue Reading

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Great Train Journeys’ Via Rail Summer Special Save up to 40% off!

Until 23 June 2019, agents can pass on to their clients Great Train Journeys’ discounts on selected VIA Rail journeys. … Continue Reading

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Resort News

Anantara Kihavah Maldives, an Astronomer’s Paradise, Celebrates 50th Anniversary of Man’s First Walk on the Moon

Fifty years ago, Apollo 11 landed on the moon and astronauts Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin stepped down from their lunar module onto the surface of the moon, the first humans in history to do so. … Continue Reading

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W Bali – Seminyak Grows Fresh Produce At The New Chef’s Garden
Baba Beach Club Phuket Launches New Luxury Two-bedroom Pool Villas


Tour Operator

A&K’s 2020 New World Travels in Latin America

Leading luxury travel company Abercrombie & Kent has just released its new Latin America portfolio of luxury private journeys to Mexico, Cuba, Guatemala & Honduras, Costa Rica, Ecuador & the Galapagos, Colombia, Peru, Brazil, Bolivia, Uruguay, Chile and Argentina. … Continue Reading

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Explore India’s Best Kept Secrets In The Himalaya

Tourist Boards

PASO and SPTO Sign Memorandum of Cooperation

Following a successful Board Meeting of the South Pacific Tourism Organisation (SPTO) on May 8th, the Pacific Aviation Safety Office (PASO) signed a Memorandum of Cooperation (MoC) with the SPTO, to further strengthen the relationship between these two regional organisations. … Continue Reading

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Trade Events

ITE Hong Kong 2019 – the 33rd ITE (leisure) & 14th ITE MICE

Great for travel idea and trend, selecting local and overseas suppliers, networking, packing travel products, planning and booking holidays!  … Continue Reading

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Global Luxury Travel Brands Confirm Increasing and Valuable Business At ILTM Latin America 2019

Whats On

IIPT Opens Latest Global Peace Park at the Iconic Q Station Manly, Sydney Harbour National Park

The dedication of the second IIPT (International Institute for Peace through Tourism) Global Peace Park in Australia was celebrated on Wednesday at Q Station, Sydney, Australia, in collaboration with SKÅL. … Continue Reading

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