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Headline News

Huge gains and losses in visitation to Australia

Latest data just released by the Australian Bureau of Statistics for international visits to Australia shows alarmingly wide variations among states and territories, ranging from catastrophic plunges of over 20% to strong double-digit-percentage increases. … Continue Reading

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Bushfire victims may not realise for months they’ve been looted
A refreshing day in Evergreen Bali
Economic Impacts of Bushfires: What California’s Wildfires may Foreshadow in Australia
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ANA Receives Top Score Among Asia Pacific Network Carriers in Cirium’s 2019 On-Time Performance Review

All Nippon Airways (ANA), Japan’s largest and 5-Star airline for seven consecutive years, has been recognized by travel data and analytics firm Cirium for its exceptional service and reliability in providing on-time performance throughout 2019. … Continue Reading

Latest News under Category: Accolades
Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge – Awards and Recognition
NetDragon Wins “The Best Value Education Stock” at Golden Hong Kong Stocks Awards 2019


Appointments / Movers & Shakers

Brice Borin appointed General Manager of Mövenpick Resort Cam Ranh, a Spectacular New Beachfront Resort on Vietnam’s Sandy Shore

Mövenpick Hotels & Resorts has appointed Brice Borin as the General Manager of Mӧvenpick Resort Cam Ranh, a spectacular new beachfront resort nestled on a 600-metre-long stretch of sand in Khanh Hoa province, on Vietnam’s stunning south-central coast. … Continue Reading

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NEW Chief Executive Officer of Tahiti Tourisme
Singita Appoints Christine Cheng As New Sales Manager In Asia
Bruce Hanna Named ACTE Regional Director for EMEA
Melanie Degand appointed Managing Director of The Apartment Service


Korean Travel Meta Search App Allstay Selects Partnerize as Its Exclusive Partner Management Solution

Partnerize, the leading provider of partner automation solutions for global brands, today announced that Allstay Company Limited, the leading Korean travel metasearch company, has selected the Partnerize platform to manage all of its revenue-generating partnerships. … Continue Reading

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Picture this! Life through a royal lens A new exhibition at Kensington Palace for 2020

Opening on 15 May 2020, Kensington Palace will reveal a new exhibition exploring the British Royal Family’s enduring relationship with the camera. Included in palace admission, the exhibition will add value to group organisers and tour operator’s visits to the palace. … Continue Reading

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sky100 Presents “Twinkle Winter in the Sky” Chinese New Year Celebration Events Buy-1-Get-1-Free Ticket Offer Exclusive to HK Residents with Auspicious Carnival Games Partners with Café 100, The Ritz-Carlton, Hong Kong and The Royal Garden in Various Season-Limited Chinese New Year Feast Packages


Opera House announces new summer pop-up bar

Tudor-inspired glamour and regal decadence has descended on the Sydney Opera House with a new summer pop-up SIX Bar poured by Mumm at Portside Sydney, until 5 March. … Continue Reading

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Business News

Support needed to sustain Australian tourism’s ‘open for business’ mantra

Today’s Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) release of another record set of international visitor arrival numbers (for the year to November 2019) mustn’t inhibit the strong, necessary response by government and industry to counteract the stark anticipated falls in overseas visitors as a result of the devastating fires and the unprecedented negative global coverage they have received. … Continue Reading

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Global Travel Leaders Set To Descend On The UAE For The Pata Annual Summit 2020

In2 Consulting is delighted to be working with he Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA), the not-for-profit travel trade association serving government, tourism offices, hotels, airlines and other travel-related companies within the Asia Pacific region. … Continue Reading

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Viking Announces Launch Of Expedition Voyages

Viking has announced it is expanding its destination-focused travel experiences with the launch of new expedition voyages. … Continue Reading

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Virtuoso Shares Top Cruise Trends For 2020: Immersive Experiences In Distant Destinations And Conscious Travel

Cruise Deals

Save up to $6,400pp on G Expedition Antarctica with Eclipse Travel

Eclipse Travel has launched an exclusive offer on selected G Expedition cruises booked between 20 January and 16 February 2020. … Continue Reading

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Destination California

New tour map of Julia Child’s favorite Santa Barbara haunts and Santa Barbara Culinary Experience (March 2020)


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Destination Global

What’s New in February

February can be a little cold and dreary, but your social calendar doesn’t have to be! Impress your Valentine in London (or treat yourself) this year with one of the many fantastic events taking place. … Continue Reading

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Destination Middle East / Dubai

ATM to launch inaugural in-destination forum Arival Dubai @ ATM

Travel, tourism and hospitality professionals from around the world will have an opportunity to explore the next generation of in-destination trends and innovations at the Middle East’s first ever edition of Arival Dubai @ ATM, which will take place alongside Arabian Travel Market (ATM) 2020 at Dubai World Trade Centre from 19 – 22 April 2020. … Continue Reading

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Destination North America

Destination North Asia

Preserving and Revitalising Heritage while Creating the Future – A New Tokyo Emerges in 2020

In the run-up to Olympic and Paralympic Games Tokyo 2020, Japan is focused on rejuvenating large swaths of its already impressive capital. … Continue Reading

Latest News under Category: Destination North Asia
Travelling to Japan in 2020? Take a Day Trip from Osaka to Explore Foodie Paradise
Xinhua Silk Road: China’s national brand enterprises present at Harbin Ice-Snow World
Preserving and Revitalising Heritage while Creating the Future – A New Tokyo Emerges in 2020
34th Qinhuai Lantern Festival invites Global Netizens for Online Lighting Ceremony

Destination South Pacific & Oceania

Post Bushfires There’s Still Plenty on Offer in East Gippsland

There is no denying January has been tough for the residents and tourism operators of East Gippsland. Many natural forests, animals, homes and livestock in the north and far east of Gippsland have been lost in the terrible bushfires these past few weeks. … Continue Reading

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Tourists Encouraged to Return to the Blue Mountains

Destination Thailand / Mekong

Over 1,000 female leaders expected to attend 2020 Global Summit of Women in Bangkok

Preparations are being finalised for the prestigious 2020 Global Summit of Women (2020 GSW) that is scheduled to take place at the Centara Grand and Bangkok Convention Centre at CentralWorld in Bangkok, from 23 to 25 April, 2020. … Continue Reading

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World’s Largest Promotional Products Trade Show Shatters Records and Marks Milestones

Promotional Products Association International (PPAI; opened The PPAI Expo 2020 this Tuesday, January 14. The annual event is the world’s largest and longest running promotional products industry trade show and is projecting a pre-registered attendance of more than 13,000 distributors from more than 4,300 companies and 30 countries. … Continue Reading

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How To Take Control Of Your Money In 2020

So, you’ve packed away the Christmas tree, put away the good silverware and finally taken the time to think about where you are headed financially for 2020. … Continue Reading

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Food & Beverage

The Art of Tea Making By Mandarin Oriental, Taipei

Taiwan is known for producing some of the finest tea in the world, and Taiwan’s sophisticated tea culture has become an indispensable part of local daily life. … Continue Reading

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The Westin Melbourn and Four Pillars Gin Join Forces for ‘High Seas’ Seafood High Tea


Make It Your Galaxy: Customize Your Favorite Galaxy Devices with the Galaxy Store

From punch-hole displays to shimmering hues and multiple form factors, Samsung embraced individuality and creativity in its design approach. But no matter what device best suits your daily needs, you want it to suit your personal style.

Samsung makes customizing your Galaxy easy with a variety of wallpapers, fonts, themes, and watch faces available in the Galaxy Store. Here’s how you can add a personal flair to your device. … Continue Reading

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Golf Tourism

Summit Focus on Growing Golf Participation

Growing Golf Participation will be the theme of the Asian Golf Industry Federation’s (AGIF) first Club Management Mini Summit Series of 2020. … Continue Reading

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Asian Tour Stars Feted at Awards Gala

Health and Wellness

The Anam Spa Introduces Vietnamese Zodiac Spa Journeys

One of Vietnam’s most acclaimed resorts is ushering in 2020 in a state of zen, launching restorative spa packages tailored to guests’ birth years, zodiac signs and zodiac elements. … Continue Reading

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Hotel Deals

First Central Hotel Suites Unveils Exclusive Stay Offer for Arab Health

First Central Hotel Suites has announced the launch of an exclusive corporate offer for visitors to Arab Health. Travellers can enjoy 15% discount on their stay on the best available rates at the hotel during the show from 27th to 30th January. … Continue Reading

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Hotel Developments

Radisson Hotel Group Strengthens Its Presence in Istanbul

Radisson Hotel Group is proud to announce its 15th hotel in Istanbul with the signing of Radisson Hotel Apartments Delta Istanbul Esenyurt. … Continue Reading

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Hilton Expands Presence in Guiyang, Introducing Its Flagship Brand to the City

Hotel News

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Meliá Hotels International celebrates grand opening of Meliá Koh Samui, its first hotel in Thailand

On January 10th 2020, Meliá Hotels International and Asset World Corporation (AWC), Thailand’s leading integrated lifestyle real estate group celebrated the grand opening of Meliá Koh Samui, a stunning nautical-themed luxury beachfront resort in Koh Samui. … Continue Reading

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Early Bird Savings in Asia with Best Western® Hotels & Resorts

Are you planning a dream vacation in Asia? You could save up to 33 percent if you book in advance with Best Western Hotels & Resorts! … Continue Reading


Sydney Film Festival 2020 Submissions Closing Soon

Filmmakers across Australia and around the world have just weeks to finalise their submissions for the 67th Sydney Film Festival (3 – 14 June 2020). … Continue Reading

Latest News under Category: Lifestyle
Whooping cough evolving into a superbug
The PREPSTAR Compact Food Processor is your new, multi-functional best friend in the kitchen!
Bush fire victims may not realise they’ve been looted for months.

Luxury Hotels


Laffite / G-Tec X-Road: All-Terrain Supercar Now Available for Ordering

The First All-Terrain street-legal Supercar that delivers immense power, exceptional performance and a luxurious appeal, all in one package is now available for ordering. … Continue Reading

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OTA News

Hotelbeds publishes results of industry survey on rate integrity

 Hotelbeds, the world’s leading bedbank, has today published the results of an industry survey that reveals concerns about the challenge of managing the integrity of hotel room rates in the online environment. … Continue Reading

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Acomodeo brings serviced apartments to DER Corporate Solutions

Resort News

North Carolina Resort Points in a New Direction

In 2018 New Bern, located near the Outer Banks of North Carolina, was devastated by Hurricane Florence and the resort community was heavily damaged. … Continue Reading

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Responsible Tourism

Resort Ambassador Torah Bright Host the Mini Shred and Raises Fire Funds

There was no doubt who was the most popular Australian in Aspen Snowmass this past weekend, with over fifty 7 – 17 year-olds signing up to the first international Torah Bright Mini Shred at Lowdown Park at Snowmass. … Continue Reading

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Wyndham Destinations Asia Pacific Pledges $30,000 to the Red Cross and Free Holidays to Mt Hotham – Dinner Plain CFA Firefighters

River Cruising

Crystal River Cruises’ 2022 Deployment Features New Ports, New Itineraries & Special Programs

The award-winning fleet of Crystal River Cruises will take guests on journeys of cultural and historical discovery in 2022, exploring storybook villages, cosmopolitan international hubs, and towns hosting rare events and decked in seasonal delights. … Continue Reading

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ATPI Sports Events Celebrates Strong Growth In 2019 And Looks Forward to A Busy Programme In 2020

After a series of client wins, high-profile event success and team expansion throughout 2019, ATPI Sports Events, part of the leading travel and events business ATPI Group, celebrates another year of strong achievements, with a keen focus on continuing its global growth plans in 2020. … Continue Reading

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Statistics & Trends

Adobe Study: People Aren’t Ditching Bank Branches For Online Banking

Over the recent weeks, we’ve seen significant interest in the Singapore banking industry with 21 organizations submitting their applications for digital bank licences to the Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS). … Continue Reading

Latest News under Category: Statistics & Trends
Global Cloud Kitchen Industry to Reach $2.3 Trillion Value by 2026
Uncertainty surrounding Flybe highlights wider industry issues, says GlobalData

Theme Parks

Star Wars: Rise of the Resistance Invites Guests into an Immersive Adventure of Galactic Proportions

It is a dark time for the RESISTANCE. Following the devastating Battle of Crait, the freedom fighters have fled with General Leia Organa to an undisclosed location. … Continue Reading

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Star Wars: Rise of the Resistance Brings Even More Thrills to Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge at Disneyland Resort

Tour Operator

Contiki launches first plant-based trip this Veganuary

Whether you’re one of the estimated 500,000 vegans living in Australia* or embracing the new decade with new experiences, social travel expert Contiki has unveiled a new vegan-friendly tour of Europe this year, in response to growing demand from travellers seeking animal-free alternatives. … Continue Reading

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Crowne Plaza Dubai Marina opens its doors as newest flagship for the brand


Hilton to Provide Scholarship Opportunities for Timor-Leste Nationals in New Zealand

Hilton Dili Palm Springs today announced its partnership with the New Zealand Embassy based in Dili, Timor-Leste to provide short-term training scholarships to selected Timor-Leste citizens. The selected participants will be trained in Hilton-managed hotels in New Zealand. … Continue Reading

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Travel Deals

Inspiring Journeys Crafts New Trip In Partnership With Ultimate Winery Experiences

Australia’s leading small group immersive operator, Inspiring Journeys, has partnered with Ultimate Winery Experiences to create the brand new 5-day Flavours of South Australia trip. … Continue Reading

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Aurora Expeditions Celebrates the Launch of New Global Voyages With Generous Early Bird Offer
Intrepid Launches New Polar Voyages On Ocean Endeavour

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