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Headline News

Oops… bam! Disruption as pole crunches Cathay wing

A Cathay Pacific B777-300ER aircraft, being towed by a truck at Rome’s Leonardo da Vinci-Fiumicino Airport, has come to grief after its right wing smashed into a steel floodlight pole. … Continue Reading

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Travellers rush to gawk at ‘awful’ airline meals
InterContinental to debut in pivotal Australasian city
What’s that – over $20 billion a year from camping?
The Jaipur Literature Festival to be part of OzAsia in Adelaide

Aviation

Appointments

Bernd Rudigier appointed Executive Assistant Manager for Centara Grand & Bangkok Convention Centre at CentralWorld

Mr. Robert F. Maurer Loeffler, General Manager & Corporate Director of Operations (City Hotels Thailand) has announced the appointment of Mr. Bernd Rudigier as Executive Assistant Manager in charge Food & Beverage at Centara Grand at CentralWorld. … Continue Reading

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Apps

Redy2Go

Redy2Go welcomed its 1 millionth passenger at Sydney Airport since starting in 2014, a remarkable achievement for this shared ride shuttle product. … Continue Reading

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Association

PATA shares the secrets of storytelling with Nepal travel industry professionals

Travel industry professionals in Nepal are now better placed to effectively promote this idyllic destination, thanks to the Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA) and the generous support of the Nepal Tourism Board (NTB). … Continue Reading

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Conferences

Announcing The Australian Regional Tourism Convention 2018

Australian Regional Tourism (ART) is proud to announce the 2018 ART Convention will be held in the Tweed for the first time, from 23-25 October 2018.
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Cruise

Regent Seven Seas Cruises® Announces 2020-2021 Itineraries

Regent Seven Seas Cruises has revealed its 2020-2021 itineraries, which showcase 167 sailings including maiden calls to 11 new ports across Europe, Asia, and the Americas, four newly-released Grand Voyages, and new pre-and post-cruise land tours and accommodation for luxury ocean travellers. … Continue Reading

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NZ cruise sector swells in value by 18% to $434 million
Norwegian Cruise Line Continues To Raise The Bar For Its Award-Winning Beverage Program At Sea

Cruise Deals

Cruise & Maritime Voyages offers ‘sail of the century’ for Astor farewell season

Savvy agents can offer travellers up to 60% off fares on Cruise & Maritime Voyages’ Astor for her final Australian season – for new bookings made before 3 September. … Continue Reading

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Destination Europe

AccuWeather Special Report: Long-Range Fall Forecast for Europe

After a hot summer for much of western Europe and parts of the British Isles, warmth will keep on rolling into autumn. … Continue Reading

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France’s New Website Reveals The Unexpected

Destination Global

Destination Queenstown to lead tourism delegation to China in inaugural Tourism Exchange

Destination Queenstown is leading a delegation of Queenstown tourism businesses and officials to China in one of the first events celebrating the China-New Zealand Year of Tourism 2019 in October. … Continue Reading

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Discover festivals, concerts and camping in Centennial Parklands this spring
Epic Challenges For 4wd Enthuists On The Atherton Tablelands

Exhibitions

Passport ready? Network at the 2018 Travel Industry expo!

Networking and fun are two key aspects to travel, and the 2018 Travel Industry Exhibition on from 21-22 August at Sydney’s Darling Harbour, will be all that and more. … Continue Reading

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HKTDC Food, Tea, Beauty & Wellness, Home Delights Fairs Open Tomorrow
RetailEX ASEAN 2018 Press Conference Reveals How Event is ‘Transforming the ASEAN Retail Landscape’ with Brand-New Features

Financial

Vietnam Airlines turns over AU$82.4 million profit in the first six months of 2018

Vietnam Airlines has today announced a profit rise of 87 per cent in half-year on year results compared to the same period last year, pocketing AU$82.4 million since January 2018. … Continue Reading

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Hotel Deals

The beach is calling! Well Hotels & Resorts offers Weekday Saver promotion at its Pattaya properties

Thailand’s based hotel management company, Well Hotels & Resorts offers Weekday Saver promotion at the group’s properties in the eastern coastal Chonburi province, Costa Well Resort Pattaya and White Sand Beach Residences Pattaya. … Continue Reading

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ibis Hotels Australia Launches Touring Offer for Emerging and Established Artists with New Play ‘n’ Stay Offer

Hotel Developments

Flagship InterContinental Hotel to anchor One Queen Street development at Auckland’s Commercial Bay

Auckland will welcome a flagship InterContinental hotel in 2022 with IHG® and Precinct Properties, the largest city centre real estate owner in New Zealand, signing an agreement to open InterContinental Auckland. … Continue Reading

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Hotel News

Millennium Hotels And Resorts Announces Exclusive Global Hotel Partnership With Chelsea Football Club

Millennium Hotels and Resorts is delighted to announce an exclusive three-year global hotel partnership with Chelsea Football Club ahead of the Blues’ first home game of the season. … Continue Reading

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Mövenpick Resort & Spa Jimbaran Bali Welcomes Runners For Maybank Bali Marathon 2018

Insurance

Sydney Kings and Cover-More Travel Insurance announce new partnership

 Australia’s leading travel insurance provider, Cover-More, has signed a one-year partnership with the Sydney Kings basketball team for the 2018-19 National Basketball League (NBL) season. … Continue Reading

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Luxury Hotels

The Peninsula Tokyo Launches “Keys To The City”

The Peninsula Tokyo is pleased to announce its latest experiential initiative, “Keys to the City,” a program that provides hotel guests with exclusive and unique access to 10 of the best “only-in-Tokyo” experiences. … Continue Reading

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Meeting Venues

Prague Marriott Hotel Unveils New Conference and Events Floor

Prague Marriott Hotel has reimagined its Conference and Events floor with a two-million-euro renovation. … Continue Reading

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MICE

ICCA Members unite in Mexico to learn the intricacies of successful global bidding

Amsterdam, Netherlands: Leading global meetings industry suppliers gathered at ICCA’s Global Bidding workshop on 17 July 2018 at World Meetings Forum Vidanta – Riviera Nayarit 2018, Mexico, to discuss the best practices of bidding for international association meetings, using Houston’s successful bid for the 2019 ICCA Congress as the basis for discussion. … Continue Reading

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OTA News

Tripadvisor Names Australia As One Of The Best Countries In The World For Travel Experiences

TripAdvisor research today reveals that countries and destinations that put travellers in the heart of nature are the world’s top-ranked for travel experiences. … Continue Reading

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Resort News

Chinese Celebrity Wu Xiubo and family Enjoyed Winter Holidays at Club Med Valmorel

Club Med Valmorel welcomed Chinese film star Wu Xiubo and his family to the beautiful slopes of the French Alps for a wonderful winter holiday experience. … Continue Reading

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Couples Are The ‘Bee’s Knees’ At Nanuku Auberge Resort Wild honey harvesting inspires a new guest experience

Responsible Tourism

Teaching children important life values through volunteerism: Melco initiates volunteering series with Pou Tai Center for the Elderly

Youth development and volunteerism are fundamental elements of corporate social responsibility at Melco Resorts & Entertainment Limited (Nasdaq: MLCO). … Continue Reading

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River Cruising

Delfin Amazon Cruises ditches the single supplement for solo travellers

Delfin Amazon Cruises, the pioneers of luxury river cruising in the Upper Peruvian Amazon has decided to do away with the single supplement for solo travellers on two of their vessels, Delfin II and Delfin III. … Continue Reading

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Statistics & Trends

Strong Occupational Health & Safety Programs Can Provide A Business Advantage for Multinational Organisations In the Talent Driven India Market

Only 20% of India’s 465 million strong workforce are covered by the country’s existing health and safety legal framework.  This is despite the high level of infectious diseases and non-communicable diseases (NCDs) which account for an economic burden in India in the range of 5% to 10% of gross domestic product. … Continue Reading

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Tech

Tramada Systems Joins SAP Concur’s Global Partner Program

Tramada Systems, the technology leader specializing in travel data and process management, today announced it joined the SAP Concur Partner Program, opening the door to new networks of referral and partnership between Tramada Systems, its clients, and SAP Concur, the world’s leading provider of travel, expense and invoice management solutions. … Continue Reading

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Tour Operator

Tourist Boards

Solomon Islands rounds out Q2 2018 with strong VA performance

Following on from a strong May 2018 result which saw an 8.21 per cent upswing in international visitation, the Solomon Islands has rounded off Q2 in style with June 2018 visitor arrivals growing by 8.0 per cent over the same period last year. … Continue Reading

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Trade Events

IBTM World 2018 announces former Head of Comms at SpaceX as second keynote speaker

IBTM today announced Dex Torricke-Bartonformer Head of Communications at SpaceX, Executive Communications Manager at Facebook, and Executive at Google, as the second of three exciting keynote speakers lined up for IBTM World 2018, which takes place in Barcelona from 27-29 November. … Continue Reading

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Whats On

Passport ready? Network at the 2018 Travel Industry expo!

Networking and fun are two key aspects to travel, and the 2018 Travel Industry Exhibition on from 21-22 August at Sydney’s Darling Harbour, will be all that and more. … Continue Reading

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ICBC (Asia) e-Sports & Music Festival Hong Kong
The Gympie Muster: Making Music… And A Real Difference In Regional Communities

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