Headline News

Urgent toilet stop gets man booted from flight


Weird happenings on US airlines just keep coming, and acting on lawyers’ advice, passengers avidly film the incidents on mobile phones for possible later use. … Continue Reading

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New China tourism drive will benefit agents and airlines
Sydney: fix cruise infrastructure or miss the boat
Air NZ takes top reputation slot on both sides of Tasman
Part Four: P&O Events and Parties

Airfare Deals

Qantas Puts The New Kangaroo Route On Sale

Australians can now book non-stop flights* from Australia to Europe for the first time, with tickets for Qantas’ Perth-London (Heathrow) route going on sale today. … Continue Reading

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Qatar Airways Launches Latest Global Sales Campaign


Dishes Signed By Olivier Falchi On Departure From Argentina

To continue to surprise its customers while affirming its role as ambassador of fine French dining in the sky, Air France works together with renowned chefs to develop exclusive menus on board its long-haul flights. … Continue Reading

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Emirates goes all A380 to Melbourne
Delta Launches LSTN Headphones in Premium Cabins, Gives the Gift of Hearing to Those in Need
SAS launches new year round route between Helsinki and Malaga
Etihad Airways And Emirates Red Crescent Partnership Launches New UAE Year Of Giving Initiative

Business News


Holland America Line Introduces 2018 Signature Experiences in Montréal and Five European Departure Cities

Holland America Line recently unveiled new culturally immersive Signature Experiences on select 2018 cruise itineraries departing from Montréal, Québec, Canada, and five of the most popular cities in Europe: Amsterdam, the Netherlands; Barcelona, Spain; Copenhagen, Denmark; and Rome and Venice, Italy.

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Royal Caribbean Announces 2018/19 Deployment
Cunard Provides Inside Look at Additional Plans for $40M Refurbishment of Queen Victoria
Savoir Beds Furnish Silver Muse Suites
Holland America Line Introduces New Beverage Packages

Cruise Deals

Chimu launches Arctic Sale

Chimu Adventures, Australia’s leading Latin America and Polar Specialists, have unleashed fantastic deals on selected Arctic 2017/18 departures. … Continue Reading

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Destination Dubai

Dubai Tourism Champions Vocational Education With The Launch Of Dubai College Of Tourism

Dubai’s Department of Tourism and Commerce Marketing (Dubai Tourism) has announced the launch of Dubai College of Tourism (DCT), an institution dedicated to training the next generation of tourism professionals and providing school leavers with an alternative option for further education, that bridges the gap between in-house training and a full bachelor’s degree. The Government backed vocational college will be accepting its first batch of students in September 2017. … Continue Reading

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Dubai among World’s Top 5 Maritime Clusters in Competitiveness and Attractiveness
Dubai Parks and Resorts Introduces Largest, Most Unique Conference and Event Space in Region
Dubai Parks and Resorts and Omnico Create a ‘Smart Resort’

Destination Europe

Celebrate Whisky Month With A Wilderness Scotland Adventure

May is Scotland’s Whisky Month, a celebration of this iconic drink where every drop reflects the country’s wild and rugged landscapes, from heady peat moors to salty, windswept coastlines. … Continue Reading

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Routing for tourism New airlines provide multimillion boost to Scottish economy
Scotland the perfect getaway

Destination Global

TripAdvisor Reveals Most Visited Spots by Travelers vs. Locals in Top Tourism Destinations Around the World

TripAdvisor today launched its first-ever mobile Check-Index revealing travelers’ and locals’ most frequented hotels, restaurants and attractions in major world tourism destinations. The study was based TripAdvisor’s massive trove of mobile location data.

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UNWTO Commission for Africa analyses the potential of Chinese tourism in the continent
Giant Panda Trek around Australia to promote Aussie-China Tourism in Sydney today!

Destination North America

Mapping Out a Montana Adventure

In Happy Trails, the newest installment in the Discover Your #MontanaMoment video series from the Montana Office of Tourism and Business Development, Amelia Hagen-Dillon uses her love for trail running to create detailed maps of Montana’s backcountry. … Continue Reading

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Fremont Street Experience Announces Additions to its Downtown Rocks Summer Concert Series, Including Theory of a Deadman, Ann Wilson of Heart and Good Charlotte
West Volusia’s Wildlife and Parks: The Best of Florida’s Great Outdoors

Destination Thailand

Thai Prime Minister delivered opening remarks at 2017 WTTC Global Summit in Bangkok

H.E. General Prayut Chan-o-cha, Prime Minister of Thailand, today presided over the opening of the 2017 World Travel and Tourism Council (WTTC) Global Summit and delivered opening remarks to more than 800 delegates attending the event on 26-27 April. … Continue Reading

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Visa and Thailand Ministry of Tourism and Sports Celebrate 20 Years of Cooperation
Qatar Airways and TAT sign agreement to boost tourism to Thailand


Food & Beverage

DAY OF THE DONUT : TWILIGHT EDITION A Melbourne Central x Flour Market event

Looking for a little afternoon doughlight? Melbourne Central is teaming up with FLOUR MARKET to bring you DAY OF THE DONUT: TWILIGHT EDITION. … Continue Reading

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Hotel Deals

Banyan Tree Phuket Offers Magnificent ‘Babymoon’ Package for Expecting Couples

From 1st  May onwards, couples expecting a child are invited to Banyan Tree Phuket to celebrate with a relaxing Babymoon holiday. … Continue Reading

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Summer Chic at Regent Porto Montenegro
Spend A Fun and Cultural Dragon Boat Festival Holiday with Regent Taipei

Hotel Developments

Swiss-Belhotel International Continues Expansion in Egypt with Signing of Swiss-Belresort Marseilia Beach 4

Global hotel management company, Swiss-Belhotel International (SBI), has announced its further expansion in Egypt with the signing of Swiss-Belresort Marseilia Beach 4 on the country’s stunning north coast. The agreement was formalised today at the Arabian Travel Market in Dubai in the presence H.E. Mohamed Yehia Rashed, Minister of Tourism for Egypt. … Continue Reading

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HMH – Hospitality Management Holding Launches ‘Bahi Hotels & Resorts’ – A New Luxury Hotel Brand
Hyatt Plans to Double Brand Presence in the Middle East
HMH – Hospitality Management Holding Continues Expansion in Sudan with EWA Port Sudan Hotel & Apartments Opening in Q4 2017
First Investor Group Hospitality Division Carlton Hotel Management Targets 2000 Rooms by 2020

Hotel News

Hotel Openings

First Light Mooloolaba opens on Queensland’s Sunshine Coast

The new First Light Mooloolaba holiday apartments has opened its doors in the heart of the Sunshine Coast’s popular holiday and aquatic playground. … Continue Reading

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Camlux Hotel Celebrates Soft Opening in Kowloon Bay
Holiday Inn Express opens its doors in central Brisbane
Jeju Shinhwa World Announces Grand Opening of Somerset Jeju Shinhwa World

Hotel Trends

Adele sings up a storm for Brisbane hotels, as Australian accommodation sector enjoys an events-led boom

Latest STR occupancy figures released today showed significant growth for Australia’s hotel sector as Adele’s record breaking tour of Australia produced an events-based boom for the cities where she performed. … Continue Reading

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Brussels hotels continue performance growth one year after attacks
STR: Middle East and Africa hotel performance for Q1 2017
Canada hotel performance for Q1 2017

Meeting Venues


Turkey Opens Doors To India’s Event Management Industry

EEMA, India’s apex association of the events and experiential marketing industry announced a major tie-up with Turkey’s largest MICE operator, INVENTUM GLOBAL to open the doors to Antalya for the hosting of Indian outbound events, weddings and corporate meetings, incentives, conferences and exhibitions. … Continue Reading

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TCEB Launches Spice Up Thailand 2017 Campaign With Special Privileges for MICE

Mobile travel consulting

Travel Counsellors see New Zealand’s food, wine and cultural scene in action in Marlborough and Wellington

Last month, a group of Travel Counsellors travelled to New Zealand to be schooled on the phenomenal range of opportunities to relax, dine, pursue adventure and soak up culture in New Zealand’s Wellington and Marlborough regions.   … Continue Reading

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Resort News

Six Senses Qing Cheng Mountain Launches Presidential Villa

Located at the gateway to the country’s majestic Qing Cheng Mountains, Six Senses Qing Cheng Mountain is situated near the UNESCO World Heritage & Natural Cultural site of Dujiangyan, also known as the homeland of the Giant Pandas. … Continue Reading

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Amatara Wellness Resort takes the Amatara luxury wellness concept to Europe to grow inbound audiences
One&Only Announces Plans For Brand Evolution
The Debut of Hakone Kowakien Ten-yu: A New and Unique Japanese “Onsen” Resort
Sri panwa welcomes pop-ups by Japanese food icons – Wagyu Mafia & Sushi Tokami


Corporate consultants get productivity boost with tramada® GDS App tramada® GDS App embedded within GDS triggers tramada® workflow automation

Tramada Systems announces tramada® GDS App to trigger mid-office workflow automation directly from the GDS workspace. The tramada® GDS App assists corporate consultants with manually created bookings by completing the end-to-end booking process within the GDS workspace. … Continue Reading

Latest News under Category: Technology
Taiwan’s Startup Wogogo Launches Tour Guide Platform
Tyro’s Andrew Rothwell departs for new opportunity in technology start-up
Go4Travel and Travelport renew partnership to benefit Portugal’s customers

Tour Operator

ASIA DMC Ups The Ante In The UK

Leading regional tour operator ASIA DMC has weighed in in support of the UK outbound travel market by setting up representation in the country to offer its luxury programme of personalised travel itineraries into Southeast Asia. … Continue Reading

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Wild Bush Luxury unveils its first immersive experience in Kakadu National Park
Venture’s 2017-18 Singapore & Malaysia Brochure Out – Explore the Lands Rich in Cultural Diversity
Enjoy Europe Your Way: APT launches Europe cruising and touring for 2018

Trade Events

Oman Air Hails Successful Participation at ATM 2017

Oman Air, the national carrier of the Sultanate of Oman, has hailed the success of its participation at Arabian Travel Market (ATM) 2017, the key travel and tourism event held at the Dubai International Convention and Exhibition Centre from 24-27 April. … Continue Reading

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Middle East experiential travel is now ‘The Real Deal’
Dubai Culture Highlights Dubai’s Thriving Artistic and Cultural Scene at Arabian Travel Market 2017
Dubai Tourism Unveils Innovative Training Tool For Travel Agents At Atm 2017


Time Launches Mentoring Program For Industry Leaders

  • Travel Industry Mentor Experience (TIME) launches new Executive Mentoring Program.
  • TIME’s 24th graduating group acknowledged in Sydney.

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Whats On

The Visit USA Australia Final Nationwide Expos For The Year

Next week Visit USA Australia will be hosting its final nationwide expos for this year.  Our USA experts will host breakfasts in Newcastle on 02 May and on the Gold Coast on 03 May. An evening event will be held on 03 May on the Sunshine Coast. … Continue Reading

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Korea’s Largest Urban Cultural Event, C-Festival 2017, Kicks off May 3

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