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Headline News

Air New Zealand sacrifices London in switch to New York

Air New Zealand will launch a non-stop service between Auckland and New York from  October 2020 using its 787-9 Dreamliner– but in the same month, a year from now, it will end its daily Los Angeles-London service, with the loss of up to 155 London-based jobs. … Continue Reading

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Airlines say report won’t deliver for consumers or economy
Victoria top pick for short holidays, NSW for longer ones
Huge Aboriginal art festival begins in South Australia
Australia’s Oceanic Cumbia Meets Northeastern Thailand’s Molam

Accolades

Airfare Deals

Vietjet offers an all-route promotion with millions of tickets priced from only MYR0

Vietjet is launching a mega promotion with millions of cost-saving tickets priced from only MYR0 (*) under a 3-day booking scheme from 22 to 24 October 2019, which is applicable to all domestic and international routes. … Continue Reading

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Aviation

Qatar Airways Shows its Support for Breast Cancer Awareness Month with an All-Female Crew on flight from Doha to Zurich

Qatar Airways showed its support for Breast Cancer Awareness Month with an all-female crew of 15 operating flight QR95 from Doha to Zurich on Wednesday 9 October 2019. … Continue Reading

Latest News under Category: Aviation
Qatar Airways Announced As Gulfstream G700 Launch Customer
New era for Air New Zealand’s International Network
THAI Reaffirms Company Not at Risk of Shutting Down
THAI Confirms Its Four ASEAN Destinations Remain Open

Airport

Hamad International Airport Expansion: Airport Capacity to Soar to More Than 60 Million Passengers Annually

Hamad International Airport (HIA) has revealed plans for its second expansion phase to an international audience of real estate investors at Cityscape Qatar, which is taking place from 22 to 24 October in Doha. … Continue Reading

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Destination Brisbane to shine in India
Qatar Airways, Hamad International Airport, and Qatar Duty Free team up to host the 2019 Trinity Forum
Lot 6 land to vest with Queenstown Airport Corporation

Apps

Traveltek Announces Strategic Partnership With Mobile App & Video Streaming Platform, Cruiseappy, To Enhance Cruise Customer Engagement

Traveltek, the market leaders in cruise retail & packaging technology today announces a long-term strategic partnership with new start up, CruiseAppy, providing a fully integrated mobile app solution to its platform for its global cruise customer base. … Continue Reading

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Spirit Airlines Debuts WhatsApp for Seamless Communication with Guests

Business News

New study identifies the benefits and barriers to truly integrated travel programmes – and advises on how travel buyers can achieve their objectives

End-to-end travel management, where every step – from booking to payments, expense management and reporting – is integrated into a single seamless process, has long been a goal for corporate travel buyers. … Continue Reading

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Remote sensing network will advance safety and security applications in the Arctic

Conferences

Billie Goat boss to shines light on travel agent well-being

The pressures of running a travel agency can be immense and it’s important that owners take care of themselves and their team, which is why Travellers Choice is inviting one of Australia’s leading advocates for small business well-being – and one of the country’s most successful entrepreneurs – to address its annual Conference in Adelaide next month. … Continue Reading

Latest News under Category: Conferences
Inaugural Asia-Pacific Creative Cities Conference Starts Today
European Association Summit 2020: two days dedicated to international associations
Global Travel Networks Join Forces To Host Itmc Summit 2020
Failure Not an Option for 2020 PCMA Convening Leaders Keynote

Cruise

Cruise Deals

Explore The Land Of The Long White Cloud On Ecruising’s New Zealand Explorer Journey

This November forget Spring Racing! Instead why not treat yourself to the ultimate Spring break with ecruising’s sensational 12-night New Zealand Explorer fly cruise package. … Continue Reading

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Destination Africa / Seychelles

African Parks: Prince Harry in Malawi

African Parks, a non-profit conservation organisation that manages 3 of Malawi’s main parks and also the Mangochi Forest Reserve, welcomed HRH The Duke of Sussex to Malawi recently and CEO Peter Fearnhead provided the following release regarding his trip: … Continue Reading

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Eswatini named one of the world’s top countries for 2020 by Lonely Planet
Seasonal update from Nyika Vwaza Trust

Destination ASEAN

Volocopter Air Taxi Flies Over Singapore’s Marina Bay

Volocopter, the pioneer in Urban Air Mobility (UAM), successfully completed its first manned flight over Singapore’s Marina Bay today. … Continue Reading

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Singapore Tourism Accelerator launches with a pioneer cohort of nine companies

Destination Europe

It’s official: Lonely Planet loves Galway, Ireland!

Lonely Planet has named Galway as one of the top ten cities to visit in their Best in Travel 2020 guide. And to celebrate, Tourism Ireland has released a brand-new video showcasing this vibrant and bohemian city and its location at the heart of the Wild Atlantic Way! … Continue Reading

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The Inaugural Helsinki Biennial 2020 Announces Preview List of Artists and Title: The Same Sea

Destination Global

Fans’ response to Perth Constellation Cup test match out of this world

Netball fans have snapped up the opportunity to cheer on Australia’s Samsung Diamonds in the final game of the 2019 Constellation Cup Series against the New Zealand Silver Ferns, with the encounter set to be played in front of a capacity crowd at RAC Arena this Sunday October 27. … Continue Reading

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Latest product and event updates for Western Australia
Tourism Fiji welcomes back The Today Show breakfast team

Destination Hawaii

HAWAII HOTEL PERFORMANCE REPORT through Third Quarter 2019

Through the first nine months of 2019, Hawaii hotels statewide reported slight growth in both revenue per available room (RevPAR) and average daily rate (ADR) compared to the same period in 2018. … Continue Reading

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Destination Middle East / Dubai

Dubai Business Events Secures Major Medical and Financial Conferences Among Bid Wins in Q3 2019

Dubai Business Events (DBE), the city’s official convention bureau, successfully secured 82 international meetings, conferences and incentive travel groups in the third quarter of 2019, contributing to the future line-up of business events which include key financial and medical conferences, among others. … Continue Reading

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Destination New York

World Famous Artist Arlin Graff’s Animal of the Amazon Mural at Central Park Zoo

World famous street artist Arlin Graff painted a mural at Central Park Zoo during Climate Week NYC to benefit the animals whose habitats have been destroyed in the fires ravaging the amazon. … Continue Reading

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STORY: 13 Scary Ideas for Last Minute Halloween Haunts
The Newly Expanded and Reimagined Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) Joins the New York CityPASS C3 Program

Destination North America

World Renowned Music Icons To Be Honoured At Annual Memphis Music Hall Of Fame Induction Ceremony

As Memphis’ bicentenary year draws to a close, the 2019 Music Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony gives travellers another reason to put the city of soul at the top of their destination lists. … Continue Reading

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Lonely Planet Names Washington, DC The Number Two City In The World

Dining

Bring Christmas Home With Festive Hampers from Anantara Siam Bangkok

Add some sugar and spice to your Christmas gifts with festive hampers from Anantara Siam Bangkok Hotel. Varieties of pre-made hampers are on offer or customise your own from a range of delectable festive treats. … Continue Reading

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The Chef Series: Discovery by Chef Darren Chin
AB Concept Designed A Selection of Opulent Restaurants in Century-Old Heritage Buildings

Financial

Mastercard Celebrates National Women’s Small Business Month Launching a Summit with Create & Cultivate

To celebrate National Women’s Small Business Month, Mastercard continued its commitment to spotlighting women entrepreneurs by gathering it’s Women’s Business Advisory Council for a retreat and kicking off its first ever Small Business Summit in partnership with Create & Cultivate in New York City. … Continue Reading

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American Express, Discover, Mastercard and Visa Implement Click to Pay to Make Online Checkout Simple and Secure
Mastercard Acquires SessionM to Broaden its Merchant Loyalty & Marketing Services
Hong Kongers missing out on HKD2.17 million potential retirement fund; delay retirement plans till age 42

Food & Beverage

Vive Cake Boutique Presents an Exclusive Collaboration with Sanrio Favourite, My Melody

Celebrity-loved Vive Cake Boutique blazes the path in cutting edge cake-making with an exclusive collaboration with My Melody, the beloved white bunny best known as Hello Kitty’s best friend from the Sanrio universe. Expect a whole lot of pink cuteness from 24 October 2019 to 31 January 2020. … Continue Reading

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Malaysian Companies Develop Ingredients for World’s First Healthy Bubble Tea

Golf Tourism

IMG’s Marrakech Meeting Point

IMG will have a strong representation at this week’s International Golf Travel Market (IGTM). … Continue Reading

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PGA National Properties Set for International Golf Travel Market

Hotel Developments

Kintetsu Miyako Hotels International Signs Agreement With D-EDGE To Achieve Strategic Plans

Kintetsu Miyako Hotels International, one of the leading hotel groups in Japan, has signed an agreement with D-EDGE Hospitality Solutions, the leading-edge cloud-based e-commerce solutions provider, to achieve its strategic plans to drive direct revenue. … Continue Reading

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NEW Crowne Plaza to open January 2020

Hotel News

Jerry Schwartz set to launch massive solar farm in the heart of Hunter Valley’s coal country to power his hotel and tourism assets

Australia’s largest private hotel owner, Dr Jerry Schwartz, is bringing a massive renewable energy source to the heart of coal country in NSW’s Hunter Valley. … Continue Reading

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Ramada Downtown Dubai partners with Rashid Centre for People of Determination
Who Gives A Crap? Ovolo Does!

Hotel Openings

Raffles Hotel Singapore Officially Marks Its Iconic Return

Raffles Hotel Singapore, which is owned by Katara Hospitality, global hotel owner, developer and operator based in Qatar; and managed by Accor, has officially celebrated its reopening (18 October 2019). … Continue Reading

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Club Med To Pioneer New Sustainable Resort In Secret Kota Kinabalu Location

Hotel Trends

STR: Oyo and Jin Jiang lead in Asia Pacific hotel presence

Oyo Hotels & Homes represents the largest hotel supply count in the Asia Pacific region, while Jin Jiang International leads in number of rooms in the development pipeline. As part of the STR 500, STR will release a list of the region’s 100 largest companies during this week’s Hotel Investment Conference Asia Pacific (HICAP) in Hong Kong.   … Continue Reading

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STR: Asia Pacific hotel performance for Q3 2019
STR: U.S. hotel performance for Q3 2019
STR: Middle East and Africa hotel performance for Q3 2019
STR: U.S. hotel performance for September 2019

Insurance

MEDIA ALERT: 1 in 20 Australian Properties Uninsurable by end of century – Spokes available

The number of uninsurable properties in Australia is projected to double to 720,000 or one in 20 by the end of the century if the escalating risk from extreme weather events and climate change are not addressed. That’s the conclusion of new analysis by Climate Risk. … Continue Reading

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Lifestyle

Sky’s the limit for street-style performers

One of Australia’s most adventurous performance companies is bringing its pioneering, high-intensity skate performance to the heart of Sydney for the first time. … Continue Reading

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IKEA to Open First Macau Store in 2020

Luxury Hotels

The Ritz-Carlton, Millenia Singapore Presents A “Nice” Or “Naughty” Christmas

Immerse in the holiday spirit with your loved ones at The Ritz-Carlton, Millenia Singapore and enjoy a whole host of festive dining, spa or staycation experiences. … Continue Reading

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MICE

TCEB launches ‘Meetings and Incentives Market Champion’ initiative

The Thailand Convention and Exhibition Bureau (TCEB) is partnering with Thailand Incentive and Convention Association (TICA) and Association of Thai Travel Agents (ATTA) in launching the first three-party initiative “M&I Redefine – M&I Market Champion”, aiming to gain more market insights that will help win more businesses for Thailand. … Continue Reading

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Announcement from Melbourne Convention Bureau

OTA News

Last minute cruise deals: Up to 38% off Webjet Exclusives’ summer cruise packages

Webjet Exclusives have launched four summer cruise package deals with massive savings of up to 38% per person. Travellers need to book before October 31st 2019 to secure these last-minute cruise deals. … Continue Reading

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Exclusive preview of Hotelbeds white paper
Trip.com Launches Exclusive Flight and Hotel Packages from Singapore to Bangkok

Resort News

Celebrate the festive season with luxury eco-retreat Bawah Reserve

Luxury private island eco-resort Bawah Reserve, located in the heart of the Indonesian Anambas Archipelago, has released their twelve day 2019/2020 festive program. … Continue Reading

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World-Renowned Wellness Resort Brand, Chiva-Som, Announces the Arrival of Zulal Wellness Resort, Qatar

Responsible Tourism

Mandarin Oriental Commits To Eliminating Single-Use Plastic Across Its Global Luxury Portfolio

Mandarin Oriental Hotel Group has pledged to eliminate all single-use plastic, across its entire portfolio of luxury hotels, by the end of March 2021. … Continue Reading

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From Drink To Ink – Klm Makes Tools From Pet Bottles

River Cruising

An Installation Of Graffiti On Board Scenic Eclipse

Scenic Luxury Cruises and Tours has unveiled three custom installations on board Scenic Eclipse by the famous British Graffiti Artist, Carl Hush. … Continue Reading

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European Waterways Launches 2020/21 Hotel Barge Cruising Brochure with 10% Off Early Bookings by 6 January 2020

Sports

Accor partner with International Tennis Federation ahead of 2019 Fed Cup final – Australia vs France

Accor and the International Tennis Federation jointly announce today that Accor has signed on as the ‘International Sponsor’ of the 2019 Fed Cup by BNP Paribas for the Australia vs France final, at RAC Arena in Perth from 9-10 November 2019. … Continue Reading

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Choice Hotels partners with Australian Sailing

Statistics & Trends

China-based companies see opportunities despite ongoing global uncertainty

More than half (55%) of China-based companies believe the country’s Belt and Road initiative is creating opportunities for business travel, according to the CITS American Express Global Business Travel’s 2019 China Business Travel Barometer (Barometer). … Continue Reading

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Tech

Theme Parks

Experience a Frozen-themed Winter Wonderland during “A Disney Christmas” at Hong Kong Disneyland Resort

From November 14, 2019 to January 1, 2020, visit Hong Kong Disneyland Resort (HKDL) to celebrate “A Disney Christmas” and make holiday wishes come true in perfect Hong Kong-winter weather! … Continue Reading

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Tour Operator

Bunnik Tours showcases the magic of the Middle East in their 2020 programs Earlybird savings of up to $250 for bookings by January 31, 2020.

Taking High Tea at the stylish Old Cataract Hotel on the sweeping banks of the River Nile, once a 19th century palace, is one of the many bucket-list moments included on the new luxury 27 day Egypt, Israel and Jordan In-Style tour just released by Bunnik Tours as part of their new Middle East small group tour programs for 2020. … Continue Reading

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Viva Holidays offers a Winter Wonderland with new dedicated Canada Winter brochure!
A&K’s new Europe portfolio

Trade Events

Teaser clip showcases vision AIME 2020

Coming to you today to share the first video teaser for the Asia Pacific Incentives and Meetings Event (AIME) 2020 event.

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Travel Deals

Travel Associates Purple Ribbon Packages Week commencing 21st October 2019

Stay 5, pay 4 at Daydream Island Resort from $939 per adult and $65 per child … Continue Reading

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