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Headline News

We’re not spying on you – honest, says Singapore Airlines

Singapore Airlines is fending off passenger concerns about the tiny cameras that have been noticed in the seatback monitor screens of its planes. Why are they there? … Continue Reading

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Cathay pulls it off – shares surge at likely profit turnaround
Upscale move will let Best Western cover the whole field
Webjet rental car firm harnesses artificial intelligence
STRUTH Little Car’s Tiny 227km In 41 Years

Accolades

Agents Incentives

Chance to win cruise onboard new ship Sky Princess sees 52% increase in travel agents achieving “Commodore” status

Travel agents achieving “Commodore” status in Princess Cruises’ Princess Academy program have soared by 52% during the “Aim High to Reach the Sky” engagement drive. … Continue Reading

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Aviation

Emirates Expo 2020 themed livery aircraft model collection takes off

The Emirates Official Store has launched a new limited edition collection of Expo 2020 themed aircraft models for aviation enthusiasts and passionate scale-modellers. … Continue Reading

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Bangkok Airways introduces new in-flight menus for 2019 “Boutique Street Food”
Medaire & Control Risks Publish Best Practice Position Paper on Aviation Security

Airport

Appointments

Beverage

A draft beer is always a good call in Rio’s evening

Those who think that only Rio’s beautiful beaches are packed in the summer couldn’t be more wrong. With temperature around 41ºC in January, the country’s second largest metropolis is a draft beer consumption champion. The average here is two times higher than that registered in other capitals of the country. … Continue Reading

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Business News

Tourism Bodies Join Forces to Support Visitor Information Centres

The Tourism Industry Council South Australia (TiCSA) and the South Australian Accredited Visitor Information Centre Network (SAVICN) have joined forces to represent visitor information centre (VIC)s in South Australia. … Continue Reading

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Careers

Emirates hosting Cabin Crew recruitment days in Australia this week

Emirates Cabin Crew members are offered a complete employment package, which includes a variety of premium benefits such as tax-free income, … Continue Reading

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Cruise

Regent Seven Seas Cruises® and Shipbuilder Fincantieri Float Out Seven Seas Splendor TM

 With a ceremonial good luck champagne bottle shattered against the freshly-painted Seven Seas SplendorTM hull, the highly anticipated new Regent Seven Seas Cruises® luxury ship celebrated a major construction milestone on the 9th of February, as she floated from the building dry dock to touch the sea for the first time. … Continue Reading

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Crystal Endeavor to Transit Northeast Passage In 2021

Destination ASEAN

Alipay: Singapore ranks 3rd in Southeast Asia for Chinese tourist transactions over CNY period

We’re delighted to share additional findings from Alipay, the world’s leading mobile and online payment and lifestyle platform operated by Ant Financial Services Group, following the joint report released by Nielsen and Alipay last month. … Continue Reading

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Destination Europe

Austria’s Hidden Gems

Away from the well-trodden path of Vienna, Salzburg and Innsbruck, you can experience the raw culture of the Alps or the charming day-to-day life in the towns and villages. Here is a guide to Austria’s lesser-known destinations, yet worth visiting. … Continue Reading

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Destination Global

What’s New on the Sunshine Coast in 2019!

Ignite your senses with a culinary feast like no other on the Sunshine Coast in 2019. … Continue Reading

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Tourism New Zealand Taps Nat Geo and Travel Advisors to Experience Manaakitanga
Discover the Lakes of Fraser Tour

Destination North America

Dolly Parton’s Stampede Dinner Attraction Marks Significant Milestones in 2019

When Dolly Parton created her Stampede Dinner Attraction, she envisioned a unique entertainment experience for families, combining a spectacular show with a delicious home-cooked meal. She wanted it to be “The Most Fun Place to Eat” anywhere – a place where memories are made that folks hold onto for a lifetime. … Continue Reading

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The Future of Colorado Adventure is Female
Area15, Immersive Entertainment, Retail Destination Opening This December, To Offer Las Vegas’ Most Distinctive, Special Events Space
Arkansas highlights sites and events for Black History Month

Destination North Asia

Dining

Bali’s Leading Steakhouse Heads to the Next Level

Bringing nineteen years of experience, Chef Daniel H. Chaney has sourced some of the US and Australia’s finest imported beef, paired with locally grown produce and all matched with Henry’s signature drinks. … Continue Reading

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Take Your Tastebuds On A Journey Through China
Three’s Company at Capitol Bar and Grill – QT’s Executive Chefs Collaborate on an Exclusive Good Food Month Event
China Restaurant Week Spring 2019 Kicks Off With More Than 450 Top Restaurants

Exhibitions

World’s Largest Jewellery Marketplace Opens Next Week

Two major jewellery shows organised by the Hong Kong Trade Development Council (HKTDC) will open next week. … Continue Reading

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Financial

Global Cyber Alliance and Mastercard Launch Cybersecurity Toolkit to Enable Small Businesses to Stay Protected

The Global Cyber Alliance (GCA) and Mastercard today released a new Cybersecurity Toolkit specifically designed for small and medium businesses. … Continue Reading

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CTM on track for top end of guidance after strong 1H growth

Food & Beverage

The Hilton F&B Masters 2019 Got Off to a Great Start — Conrad Hong Kong Selected Representatives to Compete in Regional Finals

Every year, the F&B Masters is held by Hilton to celebrate the future leaders from the food and beverage industry, as team members of Hilton unleash their talent through a series of challenges. … Continue Reading

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Golf Tourism

The Sanchaya Open: A Gourmet Golfing Getaway

Bintan’s most suave estate has launched The Sanchaya Open – a weekend experience combining golfing with exceptional gourmet experiences. … Continue Reading

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Atthaya ‘Jeen’ and Ryan O’Toole join practice to gear up for Honda LPGA Thailand

Hotel Deals

Emaar Hospitality Group launches epic 72-hour flash sale 20 to 22 February 2019

Whether you’re planning a family summer holiday, weekend staycation or romantic gateway in Dubai, Emaar Hospitality Group has you covered with the launch of an incredible 72-hour flash sale, bringing you special rates to make your next memorable stay more rewarding with 25 per cent off for bookings between 20 and 22 February 2019. … Continue Reading

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Shangri-La’s Villingili Resort & Spa, Maldives Presents an Exciting Easter Programme Beyond Paradise
Island Shangri-La Hong Kong Hosts The 2019 Enchanted Wedding Bridal Fair

Hotel Developments

DoubleTree by Hilton Focuses on Asia Pacific in Expansive Global Development

Sustaining its tremendous growth into 2019, DoubleTree by Hilton will expand its footprint around the world, with nearly half of its 200 planned hotels located in the Asia Pacific region. … Continue Reading

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Hyatt Announces Plans for Hyatt House Niseko, Japan
KT and MVI Partner for AI Hotel Business in Asia, M. East
TIME to manage Dunes Hotel Apartments in Dubai

Hotel News

Galle Face Hotel Celebrates The Diversity Of Sri Lanka With The Launch Of Galle Face Expeditions

The legendary Galle Face Hotel has launched Galle Face Expeditions, a series of insightful journeys to Sri Lanka’s cultural and adventure travel hot spots. … Continue Reading

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Signs Increase Hotel Front Desk Efficiency
“Melia Bali Announces Official Partnership With Wechat Pay”
“Artist in Hotel” Project B2F Elevator Hall Completed at Park Hotel Tokyo

Hotel Openings

Shaza Hotels Expands in KSA with the Opening of ‘Shaza Hotel Residences, Riyadh’

Shaza Hotels, a member of the Global Hotel Alliance, has announced the opening of Shaza Hotel Residences, Riyadh. The property is the first for the brand in Riyadh and its third in KSA. It is also the first extended stay property to open for Shaza Hotels. … Continue Reading

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Four Points By Sheration Sharjah Celebrates Its Offical Opening
Radisson Hotel Group enters Bursa with Turkey’s first Radisson branded hotel
Renaissance Hotels Debuts in Mexico

Lifestyle

Visiting Victoria – Top Places To Go Camping Near Melbourne

What can be more fun than a weekend outdoors, camping under the stars. If you’re a Melbourne resident or visiting from out of state, there are some incredible camping spots not far from the big smoke that must be explored.  … Continue Reading

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Four Hong Kong designers debut at London Fashion Week
New Book to Commemorate the 75th Anniversary of the Liberation of Europe

Luxury Hotels

Mandarin Oriental Teams Up with Abercrombie & Kent To Offer Exclusive Luxury Travel Experiences at Select Destinations Worldwide

Mandarin Oriental Hotel Group has announced an exclusive partnership with leading luxury tour operator Abercrombie & Kent to provide guests with a variety of curated experiences, when they stay at selected Mandarin Oriental hotels worldwide. … Continue Reading

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The Ritz-Carlton dazzles in Saudi Arabia
Mandarin Oriental To Manage Luxury Residences on Fifth Avenue, New York

Meeting Venues

Denver Hyatt Meeting Package Invites Planners to Select a Complimentary Conference Inclusion

Grand Hyatt Denver and Hyatt Regency Denver at Colorado Convention Center announce an exclusive offer for meeting planners with the Sunshine Meeting Package … Continue Reading

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MICE

Royal ICC menu on-trend with live food stations

The Royal International Convention Centre’s (Royal ICC) 2019 menu stays on the cutting edge of the latest food trends, offering new live food stations. … Continue Reading

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Mobile travel consulting

Cruise Accolades for Personal Travel Managers

Sales in cruise holidays are steadily on the increase for leading home-based travel firm, TravelManagers, with two of their personal travel managers (PTMs) recently receiving major recognition for their achievements in 2018.  … Continue Reading

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Motoring

Hertz And Tickford To Celebrate Original Hertz Mustang

Hertz Australia has collaborated with Tickford, Australia’s leading aftermarket vehicle personalisation company, to customise a limited number of Mustangs in its fleet. The collaboration also pays homage to the limited-edition Shelby GT350H that Shelby created for Hertz over 50 years ago in 1966. … Continue Reading

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Avis Budget Group Announces First-to-Market Business Intelligence Solution for Corporate Travel

OTA News

Agoda’s film-inspired holiday ideas: ‘Reel’ travel locations for every movie lover’s bucket list

To mark the end of the film awards season next week, Agoda, one of the world’s fastest growing digital travel companies, shares its list of holiday ideas inspired by the past year’s blockbuster hits and award winners. … Continue Reading

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New skills, wellness, shore excursions, and family activities are travellers’ focus for 2019

Photo Gallery

Us Consul General Meets Agents at Visit USA Expo Brisbane

Prizes, presentations and a celebrity vibe brought Brisbane travel agents out in droves to the Visit USA Expo in Brisbane last night with over 250 agents attending. … Continue Reading

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Resort News

Six Senses Kitzbuehel Alps Offers Electrifying Ride for Residential Buyers

There’s a whole new meaning to freeriding at Six Senses Kitzbuehel Alps. Residential owners who purchase a chalet at the sustainable resort development, which is set to open in summer 2021, will be among the first to own and drive the latest all-electric Porsche Taycan. … Continue Reading

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Glamping in the Red Centre: Plans Revealed for Kings Canyon Resort

River Cruising

Save 25 per cent on five Indian river cruise departures Save up to $2800 per couple – Available until sold out

Experience the remote and culturally intact state of Assam in northern India on one of five boutique river cruises on the sacred Brahmaputra River, with Adventure Resorts and Cruises (ARC) and small cruise specialist, Cruise Traveller, offering 25 per cent discounts. … Continue Reading

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Three Nights from Saigon to Phnom Penh – Press Release

Serviced Apartments

Top Serviced Apartment Operators Jet In For London Summit

The cream of the world’s serviced apartment industry gathers in London to discuss the sector’s medium to long term future at the TAS Alliance summit 19th February. … Continue Reading

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Sports

TANAKA to provide Pure Gold, Pure Silver, and Pure Bronze Medals to the top three men and women finishers at the Tokyo Marathon 2019 (March 3)

TANAKA HOLDINGS Co., Ltd. will produce and donate gold, silver, and bronze medals to the top three men and women finishers of the marathon and wheelchair marathon events of the Tokyo Marathon 2019 (a total of 12 medals). … Continue Reading

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Statistics & Trends

Chinese tourists flock to Europe

Chinese tourists continue to put Europe at the top of their favourite destinations despite the relative slow-down in the Chinese economy and any concerns about Brexit, according to the latest figures from the European Travel Commission (ETC) in collaboration with the leading air travel analyst ForwardKeys, which monitors 17 million flight bookings a day. … Continue Reading

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Tech

MyDefence introduces a modular anti-drone solution for airports, prisons and military bases

For the past three years, MyDefence has been hard at work with development of a new type of anti-drone system that can effectively solve the problem of protecting large scale areas against the threat of drones. … Continue Reading

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Tour Operator

Trafalgar Launches Italy’s Finest Foodie Trip with Celebrity Chef Host Adam Swanson

In celebration of the 10th anniversary of Trafalgar’s signature Be My Guest dining experiences across the globe, … Continue Reading

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Abercrombie & Kentand the Sydney Symphony Orchestra partner to take audiences and guests on inspiring journeys

Trade Events

Arjaan by Rotana Completes Successful Annual Roadshow Across GCC

Arjaan by Rotana, Dubai’s finest hotel apartments located in Media City, has successfully concluded its annual GCC roadshow across key markets in the region. … Continue Reading

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Al Bustan Centre & Residence exhibits at Arabian Travel Market 2019

Travel Deals

Fly Free To Galápagos With Lindblad Expeditions-National Geographic

Lindblad Expeditions-National Geographic has made it easier than ever for travellers to visit the stunning natural oasis that is the Galápagos with the launch of an incredible fly free offer available until the 30th of June on select 2019 departures. … Continue Reading

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Upgrade from Tourist to Explorer on National Geographic’s Expert-Led Ocean Cruise Expeditions

Weird & Wacky

STRUTH cells to cellars, a pentridge story

NO doubt the crims who once occupied the cells of D Division in Victoria’s tough Pentridge Prison had plenty of colourful names they associated with the D in their block’s identification – and most of which, as a family publication, we shouldn’t even contemplate printing here. … Continue Reading

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Whats On

Mallacoota Wild Harvest Seafood Festival 12th-14th April

Come along and immerse yourself in a weekend of all things seafood. From Abalone to Sea Urchins, Prawns to Oysters and everything in between the WILD HARVEST SEAFOOD FESTIVAL 12th – 14th APRIL 2019 caters for everyone and promises to show off the very best of what Mallacoota and the surrounding areas have to offer.  … Continue Reading

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The Grampians Will Burst With Flavour Again This May At The Biggest And Most Delicious Grampians Grape Escape To Date!

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