Headline News

Qantas Alibaba Fliggy flagship – say it five times fast

It may be a tongue-twister, but travellers are set to benefit from a new agreement between Qantas and Alibaba Group’s online travel service platform, Fliggy, which will allow customers to book Qantas flights directly on the site. … Continue Reading

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IHG delegation outlines new resort developments
Air Berlin enters administration, Ryanair furious
Melbourne wins on livability and on UberX
Half price Luxury cruise to French Riviera, Monaco


Cruise Whitsundays Honoured At The Australian Business Awards 2017

Cruise Whitsundays has been recognised as a winner for Employer of Choice (EOC) in The Australian Business Awards 2017. The EOC accolade recognises organisations which have developed leading workplaces that maximise the full potential of their workforce through practices that demonstrate effective employee recruitment, engagement and retention. … Continue Reading

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The Naka Island, A Luxury Collection Resort & Spa, Phuket Receives 4 Best “Luxury Spa Awards 2017”



AirAsia X Introduces Check-In Kiosks at Gold Coast Airport

AirAsia X, the long haul affiliate of AirAsia Group has introduced check-in kiosks at Gold Coast Airport as part of the airline’s continuous quest for innovation to enhance the guest experience. … Continue Reading

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NAIA Terminal Fee exemption available across all CEB booking systems


Miller Moves to Adventure World

Adventure World is delighted to announce the appointment of Elliott Miller as their company Head of Sales. Miller is well known in the travel industry through his previous roles as Director of Sales, Australia and New Zealand for the Aman Resorts & Hotel Group and Regional Director of Sales (Australia & South Asia) for the COMO Hotel & Resort Group. … Continue Reading

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Robert Swenson Appointed General Manager At Hilton Santa Fe Buffalo Thunder


40 Years Later: Spotify Remembers Elvis Presley

August 16th marks the 40th anniversary of Elvis Presley’s death. To commemorate the legacy the King of Rock N’ Roll left behind, Spotify has taken a look at the musical impact he continues to have today. … Continue Reading

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Shangri-La Hotel, Colombo Set to Introduce a New Level Of Luxury In Sri Lanka

Shangri-La Hotels and Resorts today announced that Shangri-La Hotel, Colombo is set to open on 16 November 2017. The hotel will begin taking bookings from 1 September 2017 for stays from 1 December 2017. … Continue Reading

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Business News

BARAYAMAL Australia’s Indigenous Business Accelerator

A leading Indigenous Entrepreneur and Griffith MBA student is a finalist for the 2017 Indigenous Digital Excellence (IDX) Awards in Sydney. … Continue Reading

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Royal Caribbean Marks First Major Construction Milestone Of The New Quantum Ultra

Excitement was in the air today at the Meyer Werft shipyard in Papenburg, Germany, as Royal Caribbean International marked the official start of construction by cutting the first piece of steel for its new Quantum Ultra ship. The next engineering marvel in the
innovative cruise line’s lineup will officially be named Spectrum of the Seas. … Continue Reading

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Carnival Corporation Launches Sustainability Website, Releases 2016 Sustainability Report
Regent Seven Seas Cruises Announces New 2019/20 Itineraries
Cunard Prepares to Set Sail for QE2 50th Anniversary Celebrations

Cruise Deals

Rail and Sail through Australia with CruiseAway

Embark on a transcontinental journey with the Indian Pacific railway and return along the beautiful Australian coast with Cruise & Maritime Voyages’ Astor. … Continue Reading

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RETAIL DEAL: Carnival Cruise Line 72-Hour Sale

Destination Dubai

Dubai Business Events Gathers Momentum After Strong H1

Dubai Business Events (DBE), the city’s official convention bureau, has reported strong results for the first half of 2017, with 97 bids submitted to host business events being successfully awarded to the city. … Continue Reading

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Destination Europe

Plana Cànain aig Àrainneachd Eachdraidheil Alba a-mach gu co-chomhairleachadh Poblach

Tha Àrainneachd Eachdraidheil Alba (ÀEA) air a’ Phlana Chànain airson 2018-2023 a chur a-mach gu co-chomhairleachadh poblach. … Continue Reading

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Historic Environment Scotland Launch Gaelic Language Consultation

Destination Global

Melbourne Named World’s Most Liveable City for 7th Consecutive Year

The business events sector in Melbourne is celebrating with Melbourne named the World’s Most Liveable City for the seventh consecutive year by the annual Economist Intelligence Unit’s EIU Global Liveability Index. … Continue Reading

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Grampians Tourism launch latest Destination Marketing Campaign
Spring into spring for new season adventures in Lake Macquarie
2017 Safest Cities in the World Announced: Abu Dhabi Takes Top Spot

Destination North America

Gov. Scott: Florida Sets All-Time Tourism Record in First Half of 2017

Today, Governor Rick Scott announced that Florida set another record by welcoming the highest number of visitors of any six months in the state’s history with 60.7 million visitors, according to VISIT FLORIDA. … Continue Reading

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Destination North Asia

Sanya Tourism Development Commission: China’s renowned tropical coastal city is emerging as an international vacation destination

China has been attracting tourists from around the world as the country has become one of the world’s most popular tourism destinations. Located at the southernmost point of Hainan province, Sanya is the country’s sole international seaside vacation destination. … Continue Reading

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TokyoLima: The Hotspot in Town for a Midnight Bite

When late-night hunger strikes, there’s no reason not to satiate the appetite in style. Tucked away on Lyndhurst Terrace, TokyoLima’s buzzing kitchen is one of the few the heart of central to stay open late every night of the week. … Continue Reading

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Fratelli Fresh brings fresh Italian flavours, hand-tossed pizzas and craft beer garden to the Entertainment Quarter

Hotel News

Hotel Openings

Le Méridien unveils its latest hotel in Goa, Calangute

Le Méridien Hotels & Resorts, a part of Marriott International Inc, today announced the opening of the Le Méridien in Goa, Calangute further strengthening the Paris-born brand’s presence in India with its 10th property. … Continue Reading

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Hotel Trends

STR: US hotel pipeline for July 2017

STR‘s July 2017 Pipeline Report shows 591,865 rooms in 4,899 hotel projects Under Contract in the United States. The total represents an 11.7% increase in the number of rooms Under Contract compared with July 2016. … Continue Reading

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STR: Asia Pacific hotel pipeline for July 2017


American Express Meetings & Events Examines Top Meetings Trends Poised to Reshape Healthcare Congresses

American Express Meetings & Events today published a research and insights-based report into the top trends impacting large-scale congresses in the healthcare and pharmaceutical space, called “On The Horizon: Healthcare Congress Trends to Watch.” … Continue Reading

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OTA News

Traveloka Takes SEA Games to Greater Heights with Exclusive Flight and Hotel Deals

Traveloka, a leading travel booking app for domestic and international destinations in Southeast Asia, has announced its participation in the upcoming 29th SEA Games and 9th ASEAN Para Games as a Gold Sponsor. … Continue Reading

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Aussies name the “stinky traveller” as their top travel pet peeve
Tripadvisor Highlights The Best “Skip The Line” Tours To Access Popular Attractions With The World´S Longest Queues

Resort News

The Oberoi Lombok’s Snorkeling Trip to The Gili Islands

Lying just off the northwest coast of Lombok is a trio of tiny, idyllic atolls, known as the Gili Islands. From the distance the islands look like no more than minute specks of green vegetation encircled by dazzling white sand and a deep turquoise sea. … Continue Reading

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The Nai Harn Phuket Creates Bespoke Private Dining Experiences to Complement Its Spacious Terraces and Inspiring Ocean Views
Indulging in The Abundant Dining Experiences in Banyan Tree Lăng Cô & Angsana Lăng Cô
Dive into Paradise In The Maldives: Club Med Relaunches Manta Exclusive Space At Club Med Kani

Responsible Tourism

G Hotel Donates Furniture to Tenaganita for Their New Working Office

G Hotel donated some furniture to Tenaganita (Women’s Force) Penang, a Malaysian human rights and non-government organization to further enhance their new working space and office facilities so that they can have a better working environment to continue helping the female community. … Continue Reading

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River Cruising

European Waterways offers up to 20% off on hotel barge cruises in France during 2017 grape harvest season

European Waterways, luxury hotel barge cruising specialist, is offering a wide selection of 2017 autumn season specials that are up to 20% off for cabins and whole boat charters. … Continue Reading

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New Beginner Area, Gondola and Ski-In Ski-Out Hotel Round Out Taos Ski Valley’s 2017-2018 Season Enhancements

Taos Ski Valley will begin the 2017-2018 winter season with a new beginner area, a fully renovated Children’s Center, a pulse gondola to improve transportation around the resort, and the first full winter of its new premier alpine hotel, The Blake, all which give visitors a more convenient and enjoyable experience in this intimate and celebrated setting. … Continue Reading

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Travelport and Ugo Transfers ease ground transport bookings for agents

Travelport (NYSE: TVPT), a leading Travel Commerce Platform, is delighted to announce an interconnect arrangement with Ugo Transfers, a service providing aggregated content for ground transfers. … Continue Reading

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Theme Parks

Lionsgate and Landing Jeju Announce Plans for Lionsgate Movie World at Jeju Shinhwa World

Landing Jeju Development Co., Ltd. (LJDC), a wholly owned subsidiary of Landing International Development Limited (HKSE Code: 582) and the developer and operator of Jeju Shinhwa World, and global content leader Lionsgate (NYSE: LGF.A, LGF.B) today announced plans to develop Lionsgate Movie World at Jeju Shinhwa World, Korea.

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Tour Operator

Scenic Releases New 2018 Europe Tour Brochure

Scenic has revealed an array of travel incentives to mark the release of its Grand Wonders of Europe 2018 brochure, offering savings of up to $5,760* per couple on selected bookings. … Continue Reading

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Anantara Hoi An Resort and EMM Hotel Saigon Add Value to Corporate Bike Challenge
Step back in time on new Flinders Ranges Outback Tour

Travel Deals

Escape the Summer Heat With a Cool European Ski Deal

For those wanting a break from the scorching Australian summer sun, with a holiday that delivers a perfect combination of culture, scenery and activity, look no further than skiing in Europe this year. … Continue Reading

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As Thousands Plan Schoolies Trip, Adventure Firm Urges Students to Look Further Afield

Whats On

NoVacancy Accommodation Business Expo announces new dates

National Media, the new owner of NoVacancy Accommodation Business Expo, has announced news dates for the first ever dedicated accommodation industry trade show.

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