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Rescuers work to lift 1300 people off stranded cruise ship

Floundering in heavy seas after engine failure, a cruise ship off the west coast of Norway became a focus of world attention over the weekend as authorities used helicopters in a bid to rescue over 1300 passengers and crew. … Continue Reading

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Senior US judge will sentence Aussie woman for flight assault
Woe for Boeing as Garuda cancels big 737 MAX order
Lawsuit says pilots drugged and raped two crewmembers
Indigenous art moves out of the shadows and onto smartphones

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Airfare Deals

Fly To More Fun In The Philippines For As Low As $208

The destination on everyone’s bucket list, also highlighted by Channel 9’s Travel Guides this week, the Philippines, is now, even more, pocket-friendly, thanks to Cebu Pacific’s Crazy Seat Sale for seven days only.

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Aviation

Arsenal enroute to Dubai on Emirates special livery for friendly match with Al Nasr Sports Club

Arsenal Football Club has boarded a newly branded Emirates A380 with a livery featuring a montage of Arsenal first team players. … Continue Reading

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Successful HAI Heli-Expo debut for Aero Asset as it signs four exclusive helicopter remarketing agreements
Lufthansa with seven new European destinations from Munich
All Nippon Airways Launches New Dynamic Podcast Featuring Grammy Nominated Global DJ and Producer Steve Aoki
Singapore Airlines Unveils New Approach To Wine Sourcing With Extensive Selection Of Artisanal Offerings

Association

Don’t miss your chance to inspect Ovation of the Seas

Royal Caribbean’s Mega ship, Ovation of the Seas, ignites the imagination about what is possible on a cruise holiday. From skydiving in the middle of the ocean, robot bartenders, to North Star, an observation capsule that transports you more than 90 metres above the sea providing stunning 360-degree views. … Continue Reading

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Cruise

Adam D. Tihany To Design Seabourn’s New Ultra Luxury Purpose-Built Expedition Ships

Seabourn, the world’s finest ultra-luxury cruise line, has contracted hospitality design icon Adam D. Tihany to create the indoor and outdoor guest areas of its two new ultra-luxury purpose-built expedition ships being built by T. Mariotti and due to launch in June 2021 and May 2022, respectively. … Continue Reading

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Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings Ltd. Announces Plans for New, State-of-the-art Staff Training Facility

Destination California

Los Angeles Tourism & Convention Board successfully winds up 2019 China roadshow in partnership with Hainan Airlines

Los Angeles Tourism & Convention Board (LATCB), in partnership with Hainan Airlines Holding Co., Ltd. (“Hainan Airlines”), completed its 2019 China roadshow with the last stop of the tour taking place in Xi’an on March 8, 2019. … Continue Reading

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Destination Europe

Portugal fast becoming culinary capital of Europe

While neighbouring Spain often steals the limelight as a foodie destination, Portugal shouldn’t be overlooked. Michelin has recently awarded three restaurants in Portugal with their first star. … Continue Reading

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Destination Florida

VISIT FLORIDA Announces Additional $229K to Promote Tourism in Communities Affected by Hurricane Michael

VISIT FLORIDA, the state’s official tourism marketing organization, announced another round of hurricane recovery grants totaling nearly $230,000 to communities recovering from Hurricane Michael.

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Destination Global

More Eyes on NSW as New Retail Travel Store Opens in China

Destination NSW has chalked up another tourism first, with a NSW-themed retail store opening in Shanghai this week. Chinese travellers will be provided with face-to-face information on Sydney and regional NSW destinations, events, experiences and travel itineraries. … Continue Reading

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Garden Art Month returns this April to the Royal Botanic Garden Sydney
The Bahamas Is Enjoying Historic Visitor Numbers
An exhibition shows articles rescued from National Museum fire
Mt Buller Confirm New Transit Provider

Destination Hawaii

Los Angeles Rams to Play Dallas Cowboys at Aloha Stadium in Hawaii on August 17

The Los Angeles Rams will host the Dallas Cowboys on Saturday, August 17, 2019 at 4PM HST at Aloha Stadium in Honolulu, it was officially announced today.

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Destination North Asia

Hoshino Resorts: Updates & Media Support Program MAR 2019

Spring has arrived in Japan and the cherry blossoms are expected to bloom soon. Culturally, the Japanese believe spring represents new beginnings and it is also the start of the fiscal year in Japan. … Continue Reading

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Odakyu Group Starts “2019 SAKURA Campaign”
Hong Kong to have its first Superyacht Management Services Center

Destination Thailand

15th World Wai Kru Muay Thai Ceremony attracts record numbers to Ayutthaya

The 15th World Wai Kru Muay Thai Ceremony attracted a record number of participants to Ayutthaya with over 1,500 Muay Thai practitioners from 70 countries attending the event from 16 to 17 March. … Continue Reading

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UNESCO-inscribed Khon performance added to Grand Palace ticket
Picture yourself in Phrae

Dining

Leung Kin Wai Dim Sum Chef

With over 27 years of experience in making dim sum, Leung Kin Wai has taken the helm as Dim Sum Chef at Shang Palace under the guidance of Executive Chinese Chef Daniel Cheung since April 2018. … Continue Reading

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Award-winning Queensland restaurant and pizzeria Augello’s first to benefit from iconic brand Rosella launching into foodservice market
Food & Wine Meets Opera

Golf Tourism

Reigning Champion Priming Herself for Royal Performance

Defending champion Atthaya Thitikul will lead a host of emerging stars from the region when the second edition of the Women’s Amateur Asia-Pacific (WAAP) is played at The Royal Golf Club in Ibaraki Prefecture. … Continue Reading

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‘Lefty’ Chen Takes Aim at Faldo Series Double
Can Golf Fit into Modern Family Life?

Hotel Deals

Stay with Me, Free Breakfast at Well Hotel Bangkok Sukhumvit 20

The award winning lifestyle wellness hotel invites you to live large and indulge in a little bit of luxury in your next staycation. Breakfast for two is on the house when making reservations in Executive Suite (50 sqm.) or Executive Room (38 sqm.) Other benefits include free in-room minibar, Tuk Tuk shuttle to BTS/MRT, daily exercise class including Muay Thai Cardio and Wifi. … Continue Reading

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Renaissance Koh Samui Unveils ‘Holiday Stay & Save’ Package For All Holiday Makers
Mother’s Day spa packages from Bluegreen Vacations
Big Discounts Mean Huge Savings On Spring Vacations To The U.S., Caribbean, Mexico, Europe And Asia
Enjoy Easter Family Getaway With Melia Bali

Hotel Developments

Global Boutique Leader Kimpton Hotels & Restaurants® Makes its Debut in Asia Pacific

IHG’s boutique luxury brand, Kimpton Hotels & Restaurants, delivers a new luxury hotel experience in Asia Pacific, with the opening of Kimpton Da An Hotel in modern Taipei (Taiwan).  … Continue Reading

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Hotel News

Hotel Openings

The Luxury Collection Debuts In Armenia With The Opening Of The Alexander, A Luxury Collection Hotel, Yerevan

The Luxury Collection®, part of Marriott International, Inc., today announced its entry into Armenia with the opening of The Alexander, a Luxury Collection Hotel, Yerevan. … Continue Reading

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Hotel Trends

STR: U.S. hotel results for week ending 16 March

The U.S. hotel industry reported mixed year-over-year results in the three key performance metrics during the week of 10-16 March 2019, according to data from STR.  … Continue Reading

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STR: Asia Pacific hotel performance for February 2019

OTA News

Backpacking – the unsung hero of travel: KAYAK.com.au reveals

Leading travel search engine, KAYAK.com.au recently launched a survey on Aussie travellers, and which revealed that only 1 in 10 Aussies are planning a backpacking holiday this year, pondering the question, is this once-popular low cost travel trend on the decline? … Continue Reading

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Nearly Half of British Women in Tech Say Their Company Is Still Not Prioritising Diversity, Reveals Research by Booking.com
Nearly Half of Women in Tech say their Company is Still Not Prioritizing Diversity, Reveals Research by Booking.com

Resort News

Qamea Resort & Spa Praised by Travel Experts as One of the Top Properties in Fiji

Resort Representation Agency, World Resorts of Distinction (WRD), is honoured to announce that Qamea Resort and Spa has been recognised as one of the best hotels in Fiji, with the recent receipt of a 2019 Experts’ Choice Award from TripExpert, which less than 2% of hotels worldwide have received. … Continue Reading

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Responsible Tourism

Sports

FAN+ Teams Up With The Brooklyn Nets To Make Aussie Holidays Even Better!

Sports and Entertainment experience platform FAN+ have today announced a partnership with the Brooklyn
Nets NBA Basketball team. … Continue Reading

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Tech

ZUZU Hospitality Solutions secures Series A to boost regional growth

ZUZU Hospitality Solutions, (ZUZU) the ‘yield management as a service for independent hoteliers’ today announced its regional expansion on the back of completing a S$5M (US$3.7M) Series A investment round. … Continue Reading

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Amadeus set to transform the airport passenger experience with agreement to acquire ICM Airport Technics

Tour Operator

Explore Puts Lebanon Back on The Map

Using local, knowledgeable guides, Explore is putting Lebanon back on the tourist map with a new eight-day Highlights of Lebanon trip… Continue Reading

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Be Inspired by North America with APT

Travel Deals

Duo Destinations: One Trip, Two Vacations

Scott Dunn introduces ‘Duo Destinations’ – a showcase of two distinctively different places within one exceptional trip. Offering a new way to travel, Scott Dunn’s ‘Duo Destination’ experiences explore a destination through two different lenses, specifically tailored to individual interests. … Continue Reading

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