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How accurate are Qantas airport bag-weighing scales?

Analog scales used by Qantas at airport terminals sometimes inflate the weight of carry-on luggage by up to 30%, according to an investigation by Sydney’s Sunday Telegraph newspaper, published yesterday. … Continue Reading

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Bangkok Marriott Hotel The Surawongse achieves impressive double at the International Hotel Awards 2019

Bangkok Marriott Hotel The Surawongse is celebrating an impressive double at the International Hotel Awards 2019, where it won two prestigious titles. … Continue Reading

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Announcing The Winners Of The 2019 Aspire Awards
Adina Apartment Hotels Named Number One Aussie Brand in China

Airfare Deals

Air New Zealand reduce fares to Cook Islands from $469pp return – almost half price

Air New Zealand has reduced fares to the Cook Islands for selected dates during October to December for spring and summer travel to Rarotonga from $469pp return in economy class ex Sydney.  The flight costs are almost half of the usual fares. The discounted fares are available for sale up to 3 July 2019 or until seats are sold out at. … Continue Reading

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AirAsia’s BIG Sale is here with 5 million promo seats on sale


The Webb Ellis Cup Touches Down in Japan with Emirates

Emirates, Worldwide Partner of Rugby World Cup 2019 (RWC 2019), is proud to announce the arrival of the Webb Ellis Cup in Tokyo. … Continue Reading

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SWISS carries more passengers in May
Lufthansa Group Airlines welcome more than 13 million passengers on board in May 2019
Thai Airways International Announcing New Route to Sendai
Pattonair announces contract renewal and expansion with Rolls-Royce


Aviator and Carlsberg will democratize the lounge concept with a new lounge at Copenhagen Airport based on the concept, “beer, love and hoppiness.”

The new Carlsberg Aviator Lounge opens in the Copenhagen Airport. Instead of just servicing business-class travelers, the new Carlsberg Aviator Lounge is open to everyone and developed in line with Carlsberg’s mindset to provide the best beer-experience possible. … Continue Reading

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New Exec Chef appointment for Scenic Spirit in Vietnam

Scenic today announced the appointment of Mr Oka Wibawa as Executive Chef on board Scenic Spirit, cruising the Mekong River in Vietnam. … Continue Reading

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Silversea Strengthens Its Industry-Leading Expedition Team With The Addition Of Yet Another Expert
Senior Officers Announced For Carnival Cruise Line’s Mardi Gras


Big Bang Theory lives on at Warner Bros. Studio Tour Hollywood

After a hugely successful 12-year run as the longest-running multi-camera series in television history, with 279 episodes, original sets from The Big Bang Theory will be the newest addition to Warner Bros. Studio Tour Hollywood’s (WBSTH) interactive soundstage, Stage 48: Script to Screen. … Continue Reading

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Wynn and IWC Reunite to Host World’s Leading Sake Event

Wynn Palace Cotai will once again host the Sake Feast with International Wine Challenge (IWC), one of the world’s foremost international wine competitions from June 24 to 25. … Continue Reading

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Business News

TTF Calls On NSW Government To Make Sure The State Keeps Winning The Tourism Race

Australia’s peak Tourism body, the Tourism &Transport Forum (TTF) is calling on the NSW Government to further invest in the sectors of tourism, transport and aviation, to ensure that NSW continues to lead the pack when it comes to creating great experiences for visitors and locals alike. … Continue Reading

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Oil Surges After Attacks, Gold Rises on Safe Haven Appeal and Stocks End Higher


UNWTO and Barça Innovation Hub Launch Global Sports Tourism Start-up Competition

The World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) in collaboration with Barça Innovation Hub (BIHUB) and with the support of the Qatar National Tourism Council (QNTC), has announced the launch of the 1st UNWTO Sports Tourism Start-up Competition. The initiative is designed to identify projects and innovations that can transform the sports tourism sector in the near future.

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Victorian Minister for Women celebrates the launch of Melbourne’s bid to host the Women Deliver Conference in 2022

Melbourne officially launched its bid to host the Women Deliver Conference in 2022 today with over seventy influential advocates for gender equality gathered at Victoria’s Parliament House during a registered Women Deliver (WD) satellite event as part of the WD2019 event in Vancouver. … Continue Reading

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Destination ASEAN

EPIZODE⁴ reveals the first wave of lineup, including Apollonia, Craig Richards, Guti, Loco Dice, Nicolas Lutz, Ricardo Villalobos and many more.

After the huge success of its last edition, EPIZODE, one of the world’s most exciting music and art festivals, will be making an epic return to Vietnam’s island of Phu Quoc for its fourth edition from December 27 2019 to January 7 2020. … Continue Reading

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Destination California

Insider Tip For Securing Tickets To Alcatraz During Peak Season: Book The Alcatraz Island And Angel Island Combination Tour Tickets Are Available If You Book The Combo Tour

The secret to securing tickets to Alcatraz during the peak season, which extends through October, is to book the Alcatraz Island/Angel Island Combo Tour, with tickets still available for select dates. … Continue Reading

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Destination Europe

Answer the Celtic Call as Australia Celebrates a Year of Scottish Culture, Music and Arts in 2020

Pay homage to the art, music and culture of the Scottish cities, highlands, lochs, moors and isles with 35 festivals across Australia signing on to participate in the Year of Scotland in Australia 2020 (YOSA 2020). … Continue Reading

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Past, Present and Future Bloom in La Rose, SB Architects’ Proposed New Spire for Notre-Dame de Paris

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Destination North Asia

2019 South & Southeast Asia Commodity Expo and Investment Fair held in Kunming, China’s Yunnan

The 2019 South and Southeast Asia Commodity Expo and Investment Fair (SSACEIF) was held in Kunming, capital of southwest China’s Yunnan Province, on June 12, 2019. … Continue Reading

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Destination Thailand

World Gourmet Festival Celebrates 20 Years of Extraordinary Culinary Journeys in Asia’s City of Angels

Bangkok’s oldest international culinary spectacular is returning to one of the capital’s most exclusive addresses for a landmark 20th year with a star-studded line up of some of the world’s leading chefs, and a tribute to the City of Angels’ world-renowned street food culture.  … Continue Reading

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The Great Mekong Bike Ride 2019 elevates Isan provinces as sports tourism destinations


‘A Night in Marseille’ at Sofitel Sydney Darling Harbour

In true Marseille style, Sofitel Sydney Darling Harbour held a lively event last night to showcase the diverse meeting and events spaces available at the hotel and to provide guests with a preview of the new menu introduced by Executive Chef, Eric Costille. … Continue Reading

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Golf Tourism

Abu Dhabi Turns on the Style for Golf Tourism Week

With attendees from golf trade and media titles, this year’s Golf Tourism Week welcomed decision makers and journalists from 12 countries. … Continue Reading

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Mission Hills China Strengthens Ties with Faldo Series Asia

Health and Wellness

Beyond A Massage: Seven Locally-Inspired Wellness Rituals That Will Take You Around Asia Pacific

Wellness rituals are sensorial journeys that showcase local heritage using native ingredients and traditional massage techniques perfected over centuries. … Continue Reading

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Spa-Grown Ingredients Highlight Summer Treatments at The SPA at Four Seasons Resort and Residences Whistler

Hotel Deals

Sheraton Bali Kuta Resort launches brand new Bali Sunset Escape package

Anticipating Bali’s busiest months for tourism and travellers, Sheraton Bali Kuta Resort welcomes the mid-year holiday season with a package designed for travellers that seek the ultimate island experience.

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Hotel Developments

Radisson Hotel Group debuts in Pakistan with Lahore signing

Radisson Hotel Group is delighted to announce the signing of the Radisson Hotel Lahore City Mall in Pakistan.  … Continue Reading

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IHG strengthens luxury and upscale portfolios in India
Hyatt Announces the First Hyatt-Branded Hotel in Malta

Hotel News

Le Méridien Hotels & Resorts Continues to Entice Travellers to Chase Endless Summers with Au Soleil, A Summer Soirée Global Programme

Parisian-born brand, Le Méridien Hotels & Resorts is owning the summer yet again with the second sun-drenched season of Au Soleil, a Summer Soirée, an evolved programme that brings the playful glamour of European summers to life at its more than 100 hotels around the world. … Continue Reading

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House 1881 Hosts Inaugural Wedding Fair on June 23
Fairmont Hotels & Resorts maximizes its global occupancy and welcomes over 2 million well-travelled honeybees at its properties worldwide
Prince Hotels to Open Three Properties in 2020, Continue Striving to Be A Brand Loved by Guests Across the World

Hotel Openings

Tribute Portfolio Debuts in Kochi, South India, With the Opening of Port Muziris

Port Muziris, part of Tribute Portfolio’s growing global portfolio of characterful, independent hotels drawn together by their passion for captivating design and their drive to create vibrant social scenes, opens in South India.  … Continue Reading

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The Jewel of Fiji’s North, Qamea Resort & Spa, to Remain Open for 2020
Six Senses Össurá Valley to Open in Iceland

Hotel Trends

STR: U.S. hotel results for week ending 8 June

The U.S. hotel industry reported mixed year-over-year results in the three key performance metrics during the week of 2-8 June 2019, according to data from STR.
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Luxury Hotels

Mandarin Oriental Hyde Park, London ‘Reinvented & Reimagined’ Relaunch

 Mandarin Oriental Hyde Park, London celebrated the completion of its GBP100 million renovation on 11 June with a star-studded gala event. … Continue Reading

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OTA News

Airbnb launches Airbnb Adventures – the latest in travel experiences

Today, Airbnb launches Airbnb Adventures – a new collection of bucket list worthy multi-day experiences hosted by local experts. … Continue Reading

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Photo Gallery

Huge agent famil in Japan with Helloworld Travel, Singapore Airlines and Intrepid Group

A mega group of 28 Helloworld Travel network’s top performing and most improved agents recently returned from a famil with thanks to Singapore Airlines and the Intrepid Group. … Continue Reading

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Resort News

“Import self-sufficient” in times of abundance: the Genießerhotel “Die Forelle” in Carinthia

In our newest series “pioneers of sustainability” we take you to Austria. At the Genießerhotel “Die Forelle” in Carinthia lives and works the host family Müller with four generations under one roof and contributes together to the success of the sustainable, innovative hotel. … Continue Reading

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Responsible Tourism

Eurail Joins Make-A-Wish® In Granting Wishes for Children Across the Globe

Make-A-Wish® – the global organisation that creates life-changing wishes for children with critical illnesses – announced a new partnership with Eurail, the popular rail pass providing multi-destination train travel across Europe. … Continue Reading

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Launch of Capturing Water Conservation Through The Lens

Theme Parks

World’s Tallest Pendulum Ride Opens at Six Flags Great Adventure

Six Flags Great Adventure, the World’s Ultimate Thrill Park, in partnership with Warner Bros. Consumer Products on behalf of DC, today launches the world’s tallest pendulum ride, WONDER WOMAN Lasso of Truth, to thrill-seeking reporters, bloggers and VIPs. … Continue Reading

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Tour Operator

Agents kick-up their heels for the final Supertour stop

Twenty of Australia’s top-selling Globus family of brands’ agents have just returned after an incredible eleven-day tour of the Southern States in celebration of their annual Supertour. With stops in Illinois, Missouri, Tennessee and finishing up in Louisiana, the agents got a true taste of the famous Southern charm. … Continue Reading

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Explore Sees Fourfold Increase In Passengers On Its Chernobyl Short Break

Travel Deals

Ride across Rajasthan in luxury with a friend and save Pillion passengers save US$890

Riders and pillion passengers can experience the thrill of exploring the natural beauty and luxurious wonder of colourful Rajasthan in India this November on the back of a Royal Enfield 500cc Classic Desert Storm motorcycle, with a 20 per cent discount offer on a luxury tour offered by Extreme Bike Tours. … Continue Reading

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Whats On

16th Istanbul Biennial Announces Artist List for The Seventh Continent

The 16th Istanbul Biennial will unveil 38 new commissions which will be dispersed in multiple locations around the city.

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