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Headline News

IHG to add its vibrant voco™ brand to Kirkton Park Hunter Valley in early 2019

IHG will give it’s stunning Kirkton Park property in the NSW wine region a refresh and rebrand it as voco™ Kirkton Park Hunter Valley, making it the fourth signing in Australia since IHG launched the upscale voco™ brand globally in June. … Continue Reading

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Accolades

Vietjet CEO Nguyen Thi Phuong Thao among top 50 in Forbes’ most powerful women

Vietjet’s President and CEO, Nguyen Thi Phuong Thao has been named in the ‘World’s 100 Most Powerful Women’ list by Forbes magazine for the second year running. … Continue Reading

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Exponet Named 2018 Best Supplier at The Eeaa Awards for Excellence
Traveltek Continues its Winning Streak at the World Travel Awards 2018

Aviation

Appointments

TFE Hotels Announces New CEO

TFE Hotels is pleased to announce the appointment of Antony Ritch as the new Chief Executive Officer following a global search. … Continue Reading

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Treasury Wine Estates Appoints Simon Carter As General Manager of Global Travel Retail

Attraction

8 reasons why you’re losing out on airline rewards points

Do you see little growth in your airline reward points balance each month? If you’re frustrated because you aren’t earning as many points as you think you could be through your flights or spending, one of Australia’s most popular point-hacking platforms can reveal the key reasons why. … Continue Reading

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Business News

New Book Calls for Common Sense Regulations, Provides Sweeping View of Home-Sharing Economy’s Positive Global Economic Impact

A new book out today presents a vast compilation of data that provides clear evidence on the massive growth and positive economic impact of the home-sharing market around the world. … Continue Reading

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Conferences

Holiday Inn® Melbourne on Flinders completes multimillion dollar refurbishment of conference and events spaces

Holiday Inn® Melbourne on Flinders has completed a multimillion dollar renovation of all five meetings and events spaces, bringing a recharged sense of joy to the hotel’s events offering. … Continue Reading

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UNWTO/UNESCO Conference: Cultural Tourism Sustains Communities and Living Heritage

Corporate

GEO-Data Specialist Fugro Selects Atpi As Travel Management Partner For Corporate And Crew Travel

Fugro and ATPI formalised a new agreement for global travel management services, following an intensive bid process between a large number of Travel Management Companies over a 12 month period.  … Continue Reading

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Cruise

Cruise Deals

Azamara Club Cruises Launches Huge Annual Sale: Buy One Get One Half Off, Plus Free Internet

Boutique cruise line, Azamara Club Cruises, has launched its mammoth annual sale, where guests can unearth the world and “Buy One, Get One Half Off”, plus receive free internet, on a huge range of worldwide sailings. … Continue Reading

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Destination ASEAN

Female Billionaire Nguyen Thi Phuong Thao Makes the World’s 100 Most Powerful Women list

Vietjet President and CEO, Nguyen Thi Phuong Thao was recently listed as one of the World’s 100 most powerful women by Forbes. … Continue Reading

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Destination Dubai

AVIAÂ Partners with Jetex to Launch Middle East Supplier Network

AVIAÂ, the international group purchasing organisation (GPO) for business aviation is expanding its presence in the Middle East with the signing of a new preferred supplier partnership with Jetex, the leading international ground handling specialist in the region. … Continue Reading

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Destination Europe

Strengthening Berlin as the gateway to Europe Mongolian Airlines and Berlin Brandenburg Airport expand their partnership

Flughafen Berlin Brandenburg GmbH (FBB) and Mongolian Airlines (MIAT), the state airline of Mongolia, are expanding their partnership. … Continue Reading

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Destination Feature

John Rozentals Wine Stuff For Week Beginning 3 December, With Pix Of Jason O’dea And All Three Wines Reviewed.

The wheel has certainly for organic or ‘natural’ wines. Just a few years ago winemakers who took on this task were labeled by the industry as crackpots dicing with failure chasing a tiny, very fickle market. … Continue Reading

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Destination Global

Mischievous monkeys and flying beetles run amok on overseas adventures

 Southern Cross Travel Insurance is urging Australian travellers to consider the local wildlife they may encounter after receiving a series of claims relating to animals. … Continue Reading

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Destination North Asia

OPP Alliance to reshape B2B travel landscape in Asia

A ground-breaking new B2B travel alliance has been created in Asia, which is set to reshape the travel landscape by sharing hotel content, caring for its clients and delivering exceptional benefits the entire travel trade.

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Food & Beverage

Indulge in festive flavours at Ramada hotels in Ajman

Savour the festive spirit with your loved-ones over a generous and sumptuous spread of yuletide treats atOrchid at Ramada Hotel & Suites by Wyndham Ajman, and King’s Grill at Ramada by Wyndham Beach Hotel Ajman. … Continue Reading

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Gadgets

Prepare for another off-grid CABN® Eco Hideaway

Imagine waking up on the edge of the earth, nestled in mountainous rugged Aussie bushland. Kookaburras laugh as your eyes adjust to the golden sunshine dancing through the trees and onto your sheets. … Continue Reading

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HOSPITALITY NEWS

Swiss-Belhotel International Signs a Management Agreement for Swiss-Belsuites Admiral Juffair with HRR Properties W.L.L. in Bahrain

Swiss-Belhotel International has signed a management agreement with HRR Properties W.L.L. for Swiss-Belsuites Admiral Juffair in Bahrain. Featuring 174 keys (studios, 1- 2- and 3-bedroom suites and 3 unique penthouses), equipped with outstanding facilities, the hotel is expected to begin operations by mid-2019. … Continue Reading

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Ariana’s Persian Kitchen To Open At The Royal Atlantis Resort & Residences
“It’s a basic truth of human condition that everybody lies. The only variable is about what?” – Dr House.
Ruby guests are the first in Australia to use the brand new Enzosystems Check-In Kiosks

Hotel Openings

Radisson expands in China with the opening of a stylish new hotel in Suzhou

Radisson Hotel Group™ today announce the opening of Radisson Suzhou, a stylish and contemporary new hotel that will elevate the quality of upscale accommodation in Suzhou, the historic city in eastern China’s Jiangsu province. … Continue Reading

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AC Hotels by Marriott opens first hotel in Middle East and Africa in South Africa’s Mother City

Lifestyle

Take Part in The Ultimate Chase Through Legoland Discovery Centre

Pick a side these school holidays at LEGOLAND Discovery Centre, where kids can embark on the ultimate Cops vs Robbers chase through a world of creativity, colour and adventure. … Continue Reading

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Luxury Hotels

Exclusive Banyan Tree Residences Debut at Laguna Lang Co

 Ambitious plans to position Laguna Lang Co as one of Asia’s most far-reaching integrated resorts are ratcheting up with the official launch of the property’s exclusive Banyan Tree Residences. … Continue Reading

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Motoring

Avis Australia launches its first Signature Series Luxury Utes

Today, Avis Australia announced the expansion of its Signature Series range with the launch of Luxury Utes. … Continue Reading

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Rail

Hit the Ski Slopes on a Train Adventure This Winter!

Ski season is in full swing and with travelers still booking their getaways for 2018/2019 it’s the perfect time to look beyond just flying to the destinations and hunkering down at a resort. … Continue Reading

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Resort News

First Five-Star Resort On Flores Island, Designed By WATG

One of the world’s leading integrated design firms, WATG, has unveiled its design for the recently launchedAYANA Komodo Resort, Waecicu Beach in Labuan Bajo, on Flores Island, the latest five-star offering in the Indonesian Archipelago. … Continue Reading

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Outrigger Konotta Maldives Resort to Feature Michelin Star Chef in January
Wanda Hotels & Resorts Unveils New Brand – Wanda Moments

Social Media

Single Click Booking Capability Around the Corner for Business Travellers

Artificial Intelligence (AI) powered recommendation engines combined with an increased level of trust in new technologies will see ‘one-click’ booking capability introduced for business travellers in the next two years. … Continue Reading

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Statistics & Trends

New data reveals unnecessary travel expenses incurred by 9 in 10 Aussies

Whether it can be put down to hunger, boredom, or the simple thrill of going on a holiday, new data reveals that Aussies are spending unnecessary amounts of money on easily avoidable travel expenses – potentially putting a dent in their holiday budget before they even get off the ground. … Continue Reading

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Tour Operator

QBT Successful in SA Government Tender

Helloworld Travel Limited (ASX: HLO) has announced that QBT Limited, a wholly owned business of Helloworld Travel, has been appointed as the sole provider of travel management services to up to 43 South Australian Government agencies for a minimum term of three years. … Continue Reading

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Travel Associates Toowoomba awarded Tourism Operator of the Year

Travel Deals

Mischievous monkeys and flying beetles run amok on overseas adventures

Southern Cross Travel Insurance is urging Australian travellers to consider the local wildlife they may encounter after receiving a series of claims relating to animals. … Continue Reading

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Scenic Releases New 2019/2020 India Brochure

Travel Feature

JOHN ROZENTALS is overwhelmed by the standards of Queenstown’s The Rees and loves its chef’s creative and highly original matching of food with some great Central Otago pinot noir.

Through confusion that The Rees Hotel at New Zealand’s Queenstown accepts full responsibility for, Felton Road winemaker Blair Walter is running decidedly late. … Continue Reading

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Whats On

The Vienna Boys Choir arrives in Bangkok for the kickoff of Celebrations of 150 years of Friendship between Thailand and Austria

The Vienna Boys Choir will begin their Asia Tour in Bangkok, Thailand. The sojourn of the Vienna Boys Choir ( “Wiener Sängerknaben”) in Bangkok from 9th to 10th January 2019 is set to be part of the kickoff event for the celebration of 150 years of Friendship between Thailand and Austria. … Continue Reading

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