Headline News

Engine cover flies off on ‘scariest flight of my life’

Alarming footage has appeared of what a female passenger described as the “scariest flight of my life” – after an engine cover flew off mid-flight and United Airlines had to make an emergency landing in Hawaii. … Continue Reading

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Qantas backs new system to end overbooking torment
Pattaya violence erupts after Aussie beaten to death
Norwegian launches to Argentina and will expand Asia
Australian Women’s Golf Open to remain in Adelaide until 2021


Viking Sweeps Cruise Critic’s 2018 Cruisers’ Choice Awards

After a year of dominating nearly every major international travel industry award ceremony, Viking this week received a new set of accolades from the popular online cruise resource, Cruise Critic. … Continue Reading

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Three Centara resorts are the best hotels for families
Prague Improved Its Scoring Within the Ranking of the European Meeting Destinations
Wyangala Waters tops list of Cowra Contenders

Airfare Deals

Tigerair ‘Valentime To Fly’ Valentine’s Day Sale Network Wide 2for1 Sale, Available Across All Routes

Wednesday 14 February: It’s ‘Valentime to fly’ with Tigerair’s network-wide airfare sale offering two for the price of one fares on all domestic routes* commencing midday (AEDT) today. … Continue Reading

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Sashay through the streets of Rio de Janeiro, hike the dramatic landscapes in Chile or treat your tastebuds in Peru for less with LATAM’s new year sale


Savour Festive Flavours Inflight and On The Ground This Lunar New Year

Emirates’ travellers are in for a treat this February with a specially curated selection of festive Lunar New Year goodies. … Continue Reading

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Alliance Airlines announces three year aviation charter services contract with JTB Corporation
Qantas Unveils Special Indigenous Aircraft Livery
A New Airline Flying High In Fiji Norther Air – Fiji


ODG Creates a New Onboard Duty Free Ferry Experience in South America

ODG, the award-winning global retail and branding design consultancy headquartered in Dubai, has been commissioned by duty-free concessionaire Bernabel Trading to create a new 3,000sqm onboard duty-free store on a ferry boat that transits between Uruguay and Argentina. … Continue Reading

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Captain Cook Cruises Fiji Appoints Sales Representative in New Zealand

Captain Cook Cruises Fiji is delighted to announce the appointment of Laura Wadsworth from Sunseeker Travel Marketing and Representation as their New Zealand Sales Representative, following the retirement of Anne Radonich. … Continue Reading

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Giselle Radulovic Appointed as New Country Manager Australia for Hawai’i Tourism Oceania
Roland Svensson appointed Group General Manager, Alba Hospitality and General Manager, Alba Wellness Resort Hue in Vietnam.
Qantas CEO Becomes New Patron Of LGBTI Workplace Inclusion Program


Pig The Dugong Finds Love After Sophie Monk Heartbreak

He first won the hearts of the nation when he appeared on Sophie Monk’s season of The Bachelorette Australia, and consequently had his heart broken when Stu was the last man standing. … Continue Reading

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The ultimate Barossa Valley getaway, as experienced by Chris Hemsworth

Australian born and bred country boy turned Hollywood star, Chris Hemsworth, knows that South Australia’s Barossa Valley is the best choice when it comes to wine, having recently been a guest of Jacob’s Creek for their Double Barrel range.  … Continue Reading

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Hilton Sydney partners with Veuve Clicquot to present ‘Yellow Hour’

Business News

Australian tourism set for another strong Chinese New Year

As Chinese ready themselves for their overseas holidays to mark the Chinese New Year, Australia is ranking high as the 6th fastest growing destination for New Year celebrations according to international travel market analysts, ForwardKeys. … Continue Reading

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Luxury marketing not hitting the mark in Australia and New Zealand
Parliamentary Committee Hears About Damaging Impact Of Online Giants


CeBIT Australia 2018 conference program announced

CeBIT Australia, Asia Pacific’s largest and longest running business technology conference and exhibition, has released the 2018 conference program. … Continue Reading

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Cruise Executives Want to Host You for Dinner during Seatrade Cruise Global


Coral Expeditions launches 2019 brochure for Kimberley and Cape York & Arnhem Land sailings

Coral Expeditions, Australia’s pioneering cruise line, has released a new brochure for their 2019 Kimberley and Cape York & Arnhem Land sailings with the inclusion of their latest fleet addition, the Coral Adventurer. … Continue Reading

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Norwegian Cruise Line Announces New Cuba And The Caribbean Itineraries From Miami

Cruise Deals

Oceania Cruises’ acclaimed Regatta returns to Australian waters

As part of Oceania Cruises’ 15th anniversary sailings in 2018, the flagship vessel of the brand’s intimate, luxurious fleet – Regatta – is returning to Sydney as part of the continuation of her summer season, visiting Australia and New Zealand for the first time since 2012. … Continue Reading

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Seabourn Ovation To Host Distinguished Speakers During Maiden Season As Part Of Seabourn Conversations Program
Princess Academy Gains More Commodores Than Ever with The Successful Launch of The Yearly Engagement Promotion!
SeaLink’s $42 return to Kangaroo Island Offer

Destination Global

A visitor’s guide to falling in love with the Riverland

It seems appropriate that a guide designed for visitors to fall in love with the Riverland, is released on Valentine’s Day. … Continue Reading

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Destination North America

Dangerous Women: Electrifying New Exhibition Premieres at The Patricia And Phillip Frost Art Museum FIU

Courageous heroines and deceptive femmes fatales abound in the Old and New Testaments. From Judith to Esther, Salome to Mary Magdalene, Delilah to Lot’s Daughters and Potiphar’s wife, these women — perceived as dangerous to society — shaped biblical history. … Continue Reading

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There Are A Few Good Men And Women Who Did Indeed Survive Their Departure From Alcatraz Prison

Destination Thailand

BBDO Bangkok Launches New Global Campaign for Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT)

BBDO Bangkok, in partnership with Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT), has officially unveiled an exciting, new global campaign under Amazing Thailand, titled‘Open to the New Shades at World Travel Market (WTM), London, United Kingdom, in 2017 … Continue Reading

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Third quarter operating profit up 13% to $330 Million


Third Quarter 2017-18

The SIA Group reported an operating profit of $330 million in the third quarter of the 2017-18 financial year, $37 million (+12.6%) higher than last year. … Continue Reading

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Fortune Favors the Bold: You 2.0


Latest LUMIX travel zoom camera sets the standard: DC-TZ220 delivers with 15x zoom and 1-inch MOS sensor

Panasonic is proud to introduce the LUMIX DC-TZ220, the latest flagship in its popular ‘Travel Zoom’ series. The ultimate in travel compacts, this premium camera delivers impressive performance and versatility with 15x zoom LEICA lens, 1-inch MOS sensor, and 2.3 million-dot Live View Finder with 0.53x magnification. … Continue Reading

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Panasonic releases impressive LUMIX DC-GX9 camera for the enthusiast
Panasonic celebrates 10 years of innovation for the LUMIX Digital Single Lens Mirrorless Camera system

Golf Tourism

Laguna Lang Cô hosts the 12th Faldo Series Asia Grand Final

Laguna Lang Cô, the “Best Golf Resort in Vietnam 2017” by Golf Digest, will be hosting the 12th Faldo Series Asia Grand Final following the success of last year’s event. … Continue Reading

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Health and Wellness

Five-star wellness at Sofitel Darling Harbour

The newly unveiled Sofitel Darling Harbour (SDH) has introduced ‘SoFit’, a world-class fitness centre featuring state-of-the-art Technogym equipment, and boasting one of the best views in Sydney. … Continue Reading

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Ayana’s World-Famous Spa On The Rocks Receives A Stylish Makeover And Revamped Treatment List

Hotel Deals

Al Hamra to celebrate the Ras Al Khaimah Happiness Festival

Ras Al Khaimah property developer, Al Hamra, is set to put a smile on the face of residents as part of Ras Al Khaimah’s (RAKs) inaugural Happiness Festival, by welcoming guests and residents to the Al Hamra Marina & Yacht Club from February 14 – 16. … Continue Reading

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Exquisite Emporium package announced
Experience An Urban Safari At Shangri-La Hotel, Colombo
Royal Wedding Package at The Arch London

Hotel Developments

Travelodge Announces Debut in Vietnam

CEO of Travelodge (Thailand) Mr. Jonathan Wigley is delighted to announce the first Travelodge hotel in Vietnam. The hotel is also the first Skye by Travelodge, which is the upper midscale brand of Travelodge Asia’s brand portfolio. Skye by Travelodge Arena Nha Trang will be ready to open in 2020. … Continue Reading

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The Ritz-Carlton Slated to Debut in St. Kitts
Le Méridien Hotels & Resorts marks a milestone with new signing in Melbourne

Hotel News

Melco Resorts & Entertainment Announces Discretionary Bonus Payment and Pay Increment For Non-Management Employees

Melco Resorts & Entertainment Limited a developer, owner and operator of casino gaming and entertainment casino resort facilities in Asia, today announces that a one-month discretionary bonus has been paid to all eligible non-management employees in advance of the Lunar New Year, … Continue Reading

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Hotel Openings

Marriott Hotels Enters Indonesian Market With Yogyakarta Marriott Hotel In World Heritage City

Marriott International, INC announces the opening of the first Marriott branded hotel in Indonesia that is also the latest internationally branded hotel in Yogyakarta, the Yogyakarta Marriott Hotel. … Continue Reading

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Tribute Portfolio Debuts In New York With The Wick Hotel
The Chief Executive, Mr. Chui Sai On Officiates the Grand Opening Ceremony of MGM COTAI


IHG® Business Rewards Launches Booker Bonus Promotion

Loyal members of IHG® Business Rewards can now earn double the bonus points on bookings made through participating IHG hotels worldwide, thanks to the launch of the Booker Bonus promotion by InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG®). … Continue Reading

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Meeting Venues

InterContinental Sydney Unveils Reimagined Meetings and Events Spaces

This month, InterContinental Sydney will reveal its highly anticipated renewed meetings and events spaces, housed within the 1851 heritage Treasury Building. Late last year, the rooms commenced a renovation that saw all 15 spaces beautifully refurbished and reimagined in a transformation that set the scene for the hotel’s new events direction – The Entertainer’s Life.   … Continue Reading

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OTA News

TravelCube spreads the love with Valentine’s Day promotion

TravelCube is celebrating Valentine’s Day – and its enduring love of travel agents – by giving consultants a $25 voucher for every $1000 worth of bookings they make between 14 February and 13 March 2018. … Continue Reading

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Mark the Calendar and Save Your Dollars – The Most Affordable Months to Travel with Booking.com


Rail Plus Announces ‘12 Destinations in 12 Weeks’ Promo

Until the end of April, Rail Plus will feature a different destination each week along with exclusive network deals to equip travel agents with value-added incentives and information that will come in handy when assisting holidaymakers plan their upcoming 2018 European itineraries. … Continue Reading

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Resort News

Club Med announces Meituan Travel partnership to provide users with a one-stop vacation booking service

World-renowned holiday group Club Med and Meituan Travel announced today a global partnership on the theme of “Quality life, amazing you” at Club Med Joyview Golden Coast resort. … Continue Reading

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Responsible Tourism

EdUHK-led team brings sustainable ecotourism to threatened Sichuan nature reserve

In the aftermath of the devastating 2008 Sichuan earthquake, a group of Hong Kong-based scholars introduced customised ecotourism development guidelines to a renowned national nature reserve that is home to the vulnerable giant panda. … Continue Reading

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Ten years and 1,200 wells: AKP’s Clean Water for Cambodia

River Cruising

Acclaimed Australian Chef, David Thompson Hosting Aqua Mekong 2018 Cruises

Guests booking Aqua Mekong cruises in 2018 being hosted by acclaimed Australian Chef, David Thompson, will be able to take advantage of 30% savings on normal cruise prices for these special June and August departures. … Continue Reading

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Serviced Apartments

Add some glitz and glam to your stay at Fraser Suites Sydney

Be a part of the glitz and glamour at this year’s Mardi Gras and stay right in the heart of Sydney’s CBD at Fraser Suites Sydney. To celebrate the festival’s 40th anniversary, Fraser Suites Sydney are offering 15% off their best flexible price when staying a minimum of two nights between 2 – 4 March 2018. … Continue Reading

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Statistics & Trends

Tour Operator

Ninth property joins expanding NSW outback tourism stable

Pub to offer new dining and entertainment in Broken Hill with half-priced meal offer 

Outback NSW tourism operator, Out of the Ordinary Outback, launched in 2016, has expanded its portfolio of tourism and leisure assets with the purchase of its ninth property – The Alma Hotel in South Broken Hill. … Continue Reading

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Under the Stars with Grand American Adventures
Diethelm Travel Reveals New Webinar Series for 2018/2019
Two on the Camino

Trade Events

Korea to Introduce Two New Projects for Business Events at AIME

Amid the 2018 PyeongChang Winter Olympics Games, Korea is set to introduce two new projects at the Asia-Pacific Meetings and Incentives Expo (AIME) this coming February 20-21. Those who visit the Korea Pavilion (stand 2710) can expect to learn about Korea MICE Ambassadors and the Korea UNIQUE Venues first hand. … Continue Reading

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Melbourne Edge Event Series Returns to AIME

Travel Deals

‘The Blue Walk’ Appeals to Solo Travelers with Art Walks That Paint a Rosy Picture of France and Italy

Walking vacation specialist The Blue Walk has announced the dates for a variety of Art Walks in France and Italy that have proven to be a hit with solo travelers. … Continue Reading

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David Evans’ escorted photographic tour of Norway puts Nordic Travel Specialist in the spotlight!

Whats On

Gympie Music Muster Announces 2018 Line-Up Packed with Crowd Favourites

The Gympie Music Muster has launched its brand new line-up for 2018, upholding its 37-year tradition of bringing patrons true, grassroots country favourites. … Continue Reading

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Recipes: Fresh, Seasonal & Simple Multi-award-winning chef returns for Tomato Festival Sydney 2018
March into Moonlight for A Final Month of Fun, Food, And Films

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