Headline News

Yeppoon – An Oasis in the Tropics

1Yeppoon has become a popular playground for Aussies looking to escape the big freeze down south. The rest of us can go there all year round. … Continue Reading

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Very big business in the luxurious world of business aviation in Dubai
The Metric (That Most Hoteliers Ignore) That Can Significantly Impact Your Revenues
Collaborating to compete – your enemy could be your best friend!
Merlot Goes So Well With So Much

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Aviation

AirAsia contracts AFI KLM E&M for Deployment of Massive A320neo Component Support

img_001AirAsia and AFI KLM E&M today inked a component support agreement for the airline’s fleet of Airbus A320neo passenger jets, ultimately scheduled to number 304 aircraft. AirAsia took delivery of its first A320neo on 7 September this year in Hamburg. … Continue Reading

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Norwegian to increase number of low-cost USA flights by over 50% next summer
Delta Air Lines receives its first U.S.-produced Airbus aircraft
Norwegian outlines next steps for Irish transatlantic routes following US approvals for Irish subsidiary
flynas Launches New Route Between Dammam and Abu Dhabi

Airport

Dallas Fort Worth International Airport Says “Bonjour” to Montréal with New Air Canada Service

Air Canada has announced it will launch a daily flight from Dallas Fort Worth (DFW) International Airport to Montréal–Pierre Elliott Trudeau International Airport (YUL), starting May 26, 2017.

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Appointments

Destination NSW Appoints New Director Event Development

Destination NSW Chief Executive Officer Sandra Chipchase announced today that Ms Julie Turpie will be joining the Destination NSW team as Director Event Development – Arts, Entertainment & Lifestyle. … Continue Reading

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Terry Bichsel To Serve as Best Western Hotels & Resorts Board Chairman

Apps

Beverage

“A Spot at the Bar” by Michael Madrusan & Zara Young introduces a classic yet playful approach to the art of good drinking.

Michael Madrusan, co-author of A Spot At The Bar is a drinks and hospitality expert.  He has single-handedly created one of Australia’s leading bar industry offerings. His company Made In The Shade encompasses The Everleigh cocktail bar, The Elk Room, Heartbreaker, The Everleigh Bottling Co. and Navy Strength Ice Co. … Continue Reading

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Cargo & Freight

Air Cargo Connectivity Enhances Global Trade Participation Countries with 1% better air cargo connectivity engage in 6% more trade

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) released a study identifying a quantitative link between a country’s air cargo connectivity and its participation in global trade. … Continue Reading

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October Air Freight Demand Up 8.2% Fastest Growth in 18 months

Cruise Deals

CruiseAway Sale Slashes Booking Deposits to Just $25

Just in time for Christmas, www.cruiseaway.com.au has launched a cracker of a cruise sale. … Continue Reading

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Destination Dubai

Relive the good times at The Red Lion English pub

the-red-lionThe Red Lion, regarded as one of the oldest and most-loved English pubs in Dubai returns at The Metropolitan Hotel Dubai, in its new location on Sheikh Zayed Road. … Continue Reading

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Destination Feature

O’reilly’s….The Place Where Wild Hearts Go

1There are places in Australia that still retain an aura of wilderness and isolation in this day and age of Google Earth and online web sites. … Continue Reading

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Destination Hawaii

HTA Teams Up with the L.A. Clippers on Hawaii Marketing Partnership Clippers to Hold 2017 Training Camp in Honolulu

The Hawaii Tourism Authority (HTA) announced today a partnership with the L.A. Clippers, promoting travel to the Hawaiian Islands and bringing the Clippers to Honolulu where the team will hold its 2017 training camp on the campus of the University of Hawaii. … Continue Reading

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Destination Seychelles

The Seychelles Islands Surpass Visitor Arrival Numbers in 2016 from the GCC Region

The Seychelles Tourism Board Office in Dubai is delighted to confirm that visitor numbers from the GCC region have shown impressive year-on-year growth over the past 12 months.  … Continue Reading

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‘Our ocean is a vital unique selling point for Seychelles,’ Minister St.Ange says

Dining

The Steakhouse Reopening December 9th Reformed Into a More Intimate, Authentic American-Style Steakhouse

unnamed-8On Friday December 9th 2016, the ANA InterContinental Tokyo (Akasaka, Minato Ward, Tokyo) is reopening The Steakhouse, in operation since 2008, under the same name but with a renewed interior and menu, for a specialty steak restaurant (115-seat capacity) that brings an authentic American style to the fore. … Continue Reading

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Food & Beverage

Zeta Bar Starts New Summer Trend with Belvedere Cocktail Popsicles

Hilton Sydney’s Zeta Bar launched the Belvedere Ice-Pop Bar what promises to be thedestination to cool down and enjoy this summer. Nestled amongst Sydney’s world-renowned skyline, the popular rooftop bar has transformed into a summer oasis featuring the city’s first frozen Belvedere Vodka cocktail popsicles. … Continue Reading

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llaollao Launches ‘Go Green with llaovasitos’ to Celebrate the Holiday Season
Visit The Kingdom Of Sweets At London Hilton On Park Lane

Gadgets

Stress free ideas for last minute Christmas gifts

During the silly season, there’s so much to do that keeping up with the gift list, parties and general revelry can get at times get overwhelming – even for the most organised. … Continue Reading

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Hotel Deals

Escape for a Weekend with Bernie at New Swiss-Belhotel Brisbane

Enjoy a mini festive break at Brisbane’s newest hotel, the Swiss-Belhotel Brisbaneby booking a Weekend with Bernie package. … Continue Reading

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Hotel Developments

Hotel Trends

STR: US hotel results for week ending 3 December

The U.S. hotel industry reported mostly negative results in the three key performance metrics during the week of 27 November through 3 December 2016, according to data from STR. … Continue Reading

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Lifestyle

15 Best Surfing Destinations in the United Kingdom

unnamed-4When we think of great surfing destinations, most of us think Hawaii, Bali, Australia, Portugal or something along those lines, right? … Continue Reading

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MAUD FRIZON Launches Brand New Activewear Line
Rhinomed and Boc Partner to Bring Sleep To Pharmacies
Barossa Valley Launches Its First Family Waterpark

MICE

Korea MICE Bureau’s Top Stories from 2016

unnamed-9The year 2016 has just flown by for Korea’s meetings industry, thanks to a productive twelve months of activity for the nation, which by early December had already welcomed over 16 million international visitors for business and leisure according to official figures. … Continue Reading

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Winners Picked for Korea MICE Bureau Website Event
Disney Business Solutions hosts the 100th edition of the M&I Forum

OTA News

Top eight tips for travellers going on ski and onsen trips in Japan by Hotels.com

hotels-com_wintersaleWhile it’s true that the winter this year hasn’t been all that wintery yet, the merry holidays are on their way! It’s one of the best times of the year to just leave it all behind (albeit temporarily) and spend some quality hours with your loved ones somewhere else. … Continue Reading

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Tis the season: 3 hot tips on where to travel this Christmas

Responsible Tourism

Sports

No time to waste in final preparations for a great Gold Coast Games as the countdown clock turns to 2017

The Commonwealth Games Federation (CGF) today concludes its sixth Coordination Commission (CoCom) meeting on the Gold Coast, Australia, after a week offering support and monitoring progress to the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games. It was the first CoCom attended by CGF President Louise Martin CBE. CoCom Chair and CGF Vice President Bruce Robertson said: … Continue Reading

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Technology

Aeromexico Introduces Aerobot, the First Airline Chatbot in the Americas

Aeromexico, Mexico’s Global Airline, today announced the launch of Aerobot, a chatbot (automated system which engages in conversation with a user) for Facebook Messenger which lets customers search for flight and other information.

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Fareportal partners with Amadeus to integrate preferred airline seat selection
More Brands, Positive Momentum for Room Key(SM)

Theme Parks

The Main Street Electrical Parade Returns Jan. 20, Lighting Up the Nighttime at Disneyland!

693-dlc-37-640x420The Main Street Electrical Parade, one of the most popular of all Disney parades, returns to Disneyland Park Friday, Jan. 20, 2017, with all the lights, sounds, music and fun that have made it a beloved icon. With nightly performances through Sunday, June 18, guests will have a limited time to enjoy the parade’s encore performance. … Continue Reading

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Miami Seaquarium Celebrates “Penguin Holidays” And The Introduction Of A New Penguin Encounter
New Star Wars Experiences Coming to Disney’s Hollywood Studios
Dan Fogler And Bonnie Wright Celebrate The Official Unveiling Of Warner Bros. Studio Tour Hollywood’s Harry Potter And Fantastic Beasts Exhibit

Tour Operator

Sens Asia Travel Pairs Travellers with Local Families for Ancient Rituals and Customs Such As “Tak Bat” In Luang Prabang, Laos

HONG KONG pioneering sensory travel company, Sens Asia, has unveiled its first full Laos immersion package with a 3D/2N Luang Prabang experience including pairing local families with travelers so they can enjoy a fully authentic experience of ancient customs and traditions such as Tak Bat. … Continue Reading

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Thrillophilia Launches a Messaging Service to Connect Local Travel Agents and Travelers
Top 2017 Millennial Travel Experiences Revealed

Travel Deals

Travellers’ Good Buys Compiled By John Rozentals

unnamed-21Until January 31 Aspire Hotel Sydney is offering accommodation in a premium room, with breakfast for two people and late checkout, from $169 per night (Sunday to Thursday) and from $189 (Friday to Saturday), based on a minimum two-night stay. … Continue Reading

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On The Go Tours forecasts a stronger year for tourism in Egypt
Hornblower Classic Cable Cars Introduce Holiday Nights And Sights Holiday Tours

Weird & Wacky

STRUTH!Robbers cool $7m in Paris car heist

unnamed-10IN a brazen daylight heist on one of the busiest motorways leading into Paris, two wealthy sisters from oil-rich Qatar have been robbed of a mind-boggling  AU$7m worth of personal treasures they were carrying with them. … Continue Reading

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Whats On

WanderLuxxe, New Concierge Service Kicking Off for Sundance 2017

With a launch timed to the 2017 Sundance Film Festival, WanderLuxxe, a revolutionary new luxury travel experience, offers custom curated travel packages and excursions for both industry insiders and outsiders looking for the ultimate festival experience. … Continue Reading

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