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Headline News

Fiji Airways new long-range aircraft set to arrive in Sydney

Fiji Airways’ newest wide-body plane, the Airbus A350 XWB (billed by Airbus as “the world’s most modern all-new wide-body aircraft”) will fly into Sydney tomorrow before being deployed on the airline’s Nadi-Sydney and Nadi-Los Angeles routes. … Continue Reading

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Certification opens doors to customers with dietary requirements
The Rise of Orpheus
5 Free Things to do in Pattaya
Warren Randall buys four more McLaren Vale vineyards


Accolades

iExpedition WINS at the 25th Annual Sunshine Coast Business Awards, taking out the Tours and Transfers Category

iExpedition beat some of Australia’s top tourism competitors to take home the highly coveted Transfers and Tourism award for the second consecutive year – and on the company’s second birthday no less. … Continue Reading

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Double awards celebrations for tourism leaders Go Orange
Hat-Trick for YHA in Adventure Tourism Awards 2019
G Hotel Gurney closes the year as the Top Business Hotel in Malaysia 2019
EDAM Group wins at M.E.N. Business of the Year Awards 2019

Aviation

ANA to increase frequency on Sydney to Haneda route

All Nippon Airways (ANA) will be increasing the frequency on the Sydney to Tokyo (Haneda Airport) from next year with an additional daily daytime flight. … Continue Reading

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Emirates announces US$ 16 billion order for 50 A350 XWBs at Dubai Airshow
SAA Reinstates Regional Flights
Hahn Air issues first airline ticket on the blockchain
Boeing, Air Astana Announce Intent To Buy 30 737 MAX Airplanes

Airport

Gold Coast Airport Extends Partnership With SITA To 2024

Gold Coast Airport has extended its partnership with global IT provider SITA for passenger and baggage technology until 2024. … Continue Reading

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Munich Airport opens its annual Christmas and Winter Market
New Facilities, New Destinations Make Holiday Travel Season Bright at SFO

Appointments / Movers & Shakers

Nick Bray appointed Chief Financial Officer at Travelport

Travelport, the leading technology company serving the global travel industry has today welcomed Nick Bray as its new Chief Financial Officer. Mr Bray will be based in Travelport’s global headquarters in Langley, Berkshire, UK. … Continue Reading

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ICS Welcomes Bob Daniel – New Sales Manager for Australia and New Zealand

Apps

Spotify’s Annual Premium Holiday Offer is Here!

Back once again by popular demand! It’s the holiday offer that will help you listen to music like “Last Christmas” and “All I Want for Christmas is You” ad-free: it’s the global Spotify Premium holiday offer. … Continue Reading

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Association

Travel Books from the Best in the Business

CHRISTMAS is around the corner and what better gift than one that inspires, immerses and guides us through experience and words – travel books. … Continue Reading

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Attraction

Christmas Bricktacular returns to LEGOLAND® Discovery Centre!

Experience the magic of the festive season with a LEGO® twist at LEGOLAND® Discovery Centre with Christmas Bricktacular running every day from 1-24 December. … Continue Reading

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Terry O’Neill CBE Last Exhibition ‘Hollywood Re-Loaded’ to be Extended in Honour of the Photography Icon
Design Museum Holon presents: State of Extremes

Beverage

InterContinental Sydney Celebrates 170-year Heritage with Limited-Edition Cocktail, The Treasury Martinez

InterContinental Sydney is proud to announce the launch of a limited-edition cocktail, The Treasury Martinez, created to celebrate the 170th anniversary of The Treasury Building in which the hotel stands today. … Continue Reading

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Business News

Forth & Wonder appoints Hotels & Journeys of Distinction as sales and marketing representative

Katey Matthews, Director of Hotels & Journeys of Distinction, has been appointed Australia and New Zealand sales and marketing representative for Luxury Travel Designers, Forth & Wonder. … Continue Reading

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Cruise Deals

Half Price Second Suite On Select Voyages With Silversea Cruises

To celebrate Black Friday, Silversea Cruises is currently offering guests 50% off their second suite* when booking select voyages departing in 2019 and 2020. … Continue Reading

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Destination Africa / Seychelles

Visitor numbers to the North Africa region will reach 37.4 million by 2022, says GlobalData

By 2022, international arrivals to the North Africa region will grow from 31 million in 2018 to 37.4 million, posting a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 4.8% says GlobalData, a leading data and analytics company. … Continue Reading

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Destination ASEAN

The Launch of So Cantai Market in November 2019

As part of the Singapore Tourism Board’s initiative on celebrating Art and Heritage in Singapore, several art related activities will be launched in November 2019. … Continue Reading

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Destination Europe

Music of the soul

Down there, to the southeast of the Old Lady of Europe, on the hilly Balkans, is the entrance to Macedonia, the wine country where the sun shines forever… Thanks to the bright sun, Macedonian wines are on the top of the world map of (un)discovered treasures, which conceal a centuries-old tradition filled with memorable authentic tastes and experiences. … Continue Reading

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Destination Middle East / Dubai

Emirates and ATP renew Premier Partnership

Emirates and the ATP today announced a renewal of their highly successful partnership, with the award-winning airline signing on as Premier Partner and Official Airline of the ATP Tour for an additional five years, beginning in 2021. … Continue Reading

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Emirates offers a sneak peek inside its Expo 2020 pavilion

Destination North America

KAMU – Ultra Karaoke Hits the Right Notes on the Las Vegas Strip

Sing your heart out at KAMU – Ultra Karaoke, the first high-end karaoke club on the Las Vegas Strip and the most ‘note’-able in the world. … Continue Reading

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Destination North Asia

Develop Cultural Interaction Based on Economy, Deepen Sino-Chile Exchanges and Cooperation

“I have taken pictures about the Canton Fair and the daily life in Guangzhou for five years, and I am very proud of that,” said Rodrigo Aballay, President of Institute of Asian Culture of Chile, in an interview at the 126th Canton Fair. … Continue Reading

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Destination South Pacific & Oceania

Looking for an Unforgettable Summer Holiday? We Know Just the place…

In search of the perfect beach holiday with a dash of pristine rainforest? How about an exciting up-close wildlife encounter complimented by a local vibe that is always welcoming? Looking to enhance your urban art repertoire and spend days indulging in delectable culinary delights? … Continue Reading

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Destination Thailand / Mekong

Watersports Fun in Pattaya

If you are a fan of water sports and high-octane adventures on the waves, you need to get yourself over to the Amara Windsurfing Club at Na Jomtien. … Continue Reading

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Dining

Chinese New Year Dinner at Jia

As another icy Beijing winter beckons, NUO has prepared a feast of activities and delicious culinary surprises to warm you up. Celebrate the holidays in style with NUO Hotel Beijing. … Continue Reading

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Thanksgiving Feast at Millennium Airport Hotel Dubai

Gadgets

Celebrate the Season with the Samsung Galaxy Anniversary Premium Package

The holiday season is all about connecting with family, friends and loved ones, and there’s no better way to make those connections than with the latest Samsung technology. … Continue Reading

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Samsung Joins Forces with Star Wars™ for Holiday Collaboration

Golf Tourism

Registration Opens for 2020 World Conference and Club Business Expo

The Club Management Association of America (CMAA) has announced the opening of registration for its 2020 World Conference and Club Business Expo. … Continue Reading

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SMBC Singapore Open Tickets On Sale
Environment Top Priority at Award-Winning Hoiana Shores Golf Club

Health and Wellness

QT Hotels & Resorts Launches Power Down, (Like Flight Mode IRL)

QT Hotels & Resorts are offering to take charge of devices across Australia and New Zealand with the launch of the Power Down, its first digital detox package. … Continue Reading

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Hotel Deals

Great value Rock & Stay Package just released

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Sydneysiders and regional visitors to Sydney now have an added incentive to book tickets to School of Rock at Sydney’s Capitol Theatre, with the release of a great value accommodation package directly across the road! … Continue Reading

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The Peninsula Paris – More Time… With our Compliments
W Brisbane Summer Lovin’
Save At Least 20% On IHG® Hotels & Resorts Around the Globe This Holiday Season
Swiss-Belhotel International Offers Amazing Savings in Black Friday And Cyber Monday Sales

Hotel News

An Industry First: Fairmont Singapore and Swissôtel The Stamford Debuts Urban Aquaponics Garden

In a concerted move that belies its strong commitment to sustainability, Fairmont Singapore and Swissôtel The Stamford announced this weekend the launch of the Industry’s first urban aquaponics garden, that will not only cater to a rising demand among guests for fresh quality produce, but also actively supports Singapore’s goal of producing 30% of its nutritional needs locally by 2030. … Continue Reading

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Accor strikes deal in Victoria’s former gold rush boom town
Celebrate the Festive Season Under the Stars at Mövenpick BDMS Wellness Resort Bangkok
Crowne Plaza® Hotels & Resorts Announces Worldwide Partnership With The Global Entrepreneurship Network
Accor and HRS Sign Multi-Year Strategic Agreement

Hotel Openings

SureStay Hotel Group® Arrives in Laos with New Hotel in the Heart of Vientiane

Best Western® Hotels & Resorts continues to introduce its innovative SureStay Hotel Group to exciting new destinations across Asia, with the signing of the brand’s inaugural property in Laos. … Continue Reading

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J-Hotel by Dorsett Soft Opens on 12.12.2019

Hotel Trends

STR: Caribbean/Mexico hotel construction up 16.8% in October

STR’s hotel pipeline data for the Caribbean/Mexico region showed 151 projects accounting for 30,809 rooms in construction as of October 2019. … Continue Reading

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STR: Central/South America hotel construction down 9.0% in October
U.S. hotel performance growth forecasted to fall below 1%

Lifestyle

Multimedia News Release: Disney+ Lifts Off, Ushering in a New Era of Entertainment from The Walt Disney Company

Disney+, the highly anticipated streaming service from The Walt Disney Company, launched today in Australia and New Zealand. … Continue Reading

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Travel comfortably these holidays with the Ecosa Pillow

Loyalty

8 flights you can easily grab with your frequent flyer points

Have you accumulated a significant amount of frequent flyer points, but haven’t been able to find an available award flight? One of Australia’s leading frequent flyer experts has done the research and found popular flights that will maximise your chances of finding a seat when redeeming your points. … Continue Reading

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Luxury Hotels

The Ritz-Carlton Debuts Its 100th Hotel, Bringing The Iconic Brand To The Capital of Western Australia, Perth

The Ritz-Carlton Hotel CompanyL.L.C today announced the opening of The Ritz-Carlton, Perth, in the capital city of Western Australia. … Continue Reading

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MICE

Avani Hotels & Resorts takes MICE in Thailand to the next level, from the city to the seaside

Avani Hotels & Resorts (www.avanihotels.com) proudly showcases Thailand as the ideal MICE (meetings, incentives, conventions, and exhibitions) destination. … Continue Reading

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ICCA increases footprint in China at Xiamen International MICE Week

Mobile Travel Advisor - Sponsored by TravelManagers - Australia

Tasmanian Personal Travel Manager Wins Avis Scholarship

TravelManagers’ Melanie Whyte was announced as the winner of this year’s Avis Travel Agent Scholarship on 13 November. … Continue Reading

MTA’s Adviser privileged to meet ‘the voice behind the walls’ in Cambodia

OTA News

Photo Gallery

ANA Famil on new ex Perth Services

ANA wanted to provide the Western Australian travel industry partners with a hands-on experience flying ANA’s new daily direct Perth services to Tokyo. … Continue Reading

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Resort News

Six Senses Ninh Van Bay Unveils The Water Retreat

Six Senses Ninh Van Bay is thrilled to premier the latest addition to the resort – The Water Retreat. The three-bedroom villa is set at the water’s edge on the dramatic rock formations of a private bay and spreads over 9,687 square feet (900 square meters) with spectacular and uninterrupted sunset views. … Continue Reading

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New Lagoonfront Dining @ The Rarotongan

Responsible Tourism

4 Ways Radisson Blu Plaza Hotel Sydney Are Supporting Australian Drought Victims This Summer

Radisson Blu Plaza Hotel Sydney is proud to announce their support toward Australian drought victims through many initiatives within the hotel in November and December 2019. … Continue Reading

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River Cruising

Scenic announces changes in river fleet management

Scenic Luxury Cruises & Tours today announced that it was taking on full management of its entire river ship fleet cruising the Rhine, Main and Danube rivers and the Douro River in 2020, as part of a drive to ensure consistency and excellence in product delivery across the entire fleet. … Continue Reading

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Sports

Sports Events 365 expands to dozens of new markets in Europe, Latin America, the Middle East and Africa amid growing interest

Sports Events 365 (www.sportsevents365.com), the provider of tickets for sports and music events worldwide, is expanding its reach beyond the company’s traditional markets to encompass countries where there is growing interest of tourists in sporting events. … Continue Reading

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WSL Sydney Surf Pro “Drops In” To Manly For 2020-2022

Statistics & Trends

Helsinki, Budapest and Bucharest are top of the shops for Christmas

Research undertaken by ForwardKeys, the travel analytics firm, which analyses 17 million flight bookings and 7 million flight searches a day, has revealed that the most strongly trending EU destination for long-haul visitors this Christmas is Helsinki, with 29.6% growth in flight bookings over the period 15th December 2019 – 15th January 2020. … Continue Reading

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Tour Operator

Europe By Boat: What’s New In 2020

With boat-based itineraries consistently ranking among its most popular trips year after year, European active holiday specialist UTracks has announced a series of new additions for summer 2020, from the meandering rivers of Burgundy to the lesser-known Saronic Islands in Greece… … Continue Reading

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Pacific World Reveals New Programs For #bringchangewithME
Discover the World on Wheels or Your Walking Shoes with Explore

Trade Events

Indian visitors to GCC to increase 81% by 2024, says new ATM report

The number of Indian tourists travelling to the GCC is expected to increase 81% from 5.4 million in 2018 to 9.8 million in 2024, growing at a Compound Annual Growth Rate (CAGR) of 10%, according to the latest data published ahead of Arabian Travel Market (ATM) 2020 … Continue Reading

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Travel Deals

Take a Punt with SeaLink for the Kangaroo Island Cup

The SeaLink Kangaroo Island Racing Carnival is a three-day celebration of racing, entertainment, and food and wine from Thursday 20 to Saturday 22 February 2020 at Cygnet River Racecourse. … Continue Reading

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Whats On

Jessica Mauboy and Jon Stevens headline the 20th Aviair HeliSpirit Kimberley Moon Experience

The Aviair HeliSpirit Kimberley Moon Experience on Saturday 16 May will again be the highlight of the 10-day Argyle Diamonds Ord Valley Muster held in Kununurra, Western Australia, from 15 to 24 May 2020. … Continue Reading

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