Headline News

Beware of international surrogacy pitfalls, DFAT warns

egtmedia59Australia’s Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT) has issued advice on surrogacy, the practice by which a woman carries and gives birth to a baby in order to give it to someone who cannot have children. … Continue Reading

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Terror fears hit tourism and travel alerts follow
Accor’s Technology Shapes Guest Experiences
Revolting details of trashed mansion may rattle Airbnb
Qantas now rewards people for walking, not just flying


Arkaba Private Wildlife Conservancy Announced As Finalist In National Geographic World Legacy Awards

unnamed (3)Wild Bush Luxury’s South Australian property, Arkaba, has been announced as one of only three finalists in the Conserving the Natural World category of the esteemed National Geographic’s World Legacy Awards, recognising the important conservation efforts Arkaba continues to make. … Continue Reading

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Voyages Awarded Brolga For Indigenous Tourism For Third Consecutive Year
QT Falls Creek Shines at the 2015 World Ski Awards
APT Founder Geoff McGeary Honoured at Brolga Awards 2015
Aroma Garden Serviced Suites by Lanson Place Named“Best New Serviced Residence in China” In 2015 Business Traveller China Awards

Airfare Deals

United Airlines Thanks You This Thanksgiving!

United Airlines is showing its appreciation to Aussie travellers for their on-going support, by today announcing special Thanksgiving fares between Sydney and more than 200 destinations across North and Central America, including Los Angeles, San Francisco, New York City, Las Vegas, and top ski destinations such as Vail.  The fares are on sale until December 4, 2015. … Continue Reading

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AirAsia Travel Advisory: Self check-in & arrive early at the airport this year-end holiday period

AirAsia and AirAsia X would like to encourage all guests travelling during the year-end school holiday period to conduct self-check-in and arrive at the airport earlier to clear all travelling formalities and avoid the expected congestion due to the surge of passenger numbers throughout this period. … Continue Reading

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Garuda Indonesia Opens Denpasar – Guangzhou vv Direct Flight to Expand Chinese Market
Etihad Airways And Masdar Institute Sign Agreement To Develop Fog Prediction System To Reduce Flight Disruptions And Enhance Passenger Experience



Flexiroam Launches New Mobile App To Eliminate ‘Bill Shock’

Flexiroam Limited (“the Company”) today announced its wholly owned subsidiary Flexiroam Sdn Bhd (“Flexiroam”) has launched its new free smart roaming mobile application for Android and iOS. … Continue Reading

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Hangzhou Gears Up to Host 2016 G20 Summit

While leaders of the world’s nations gathered in Antalya, Turkey to discuss key issues like global economic growth, preparations for the 2016 G20 Summit inChina have begun in Hangzhou, China. … Continue Reading

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International Destination Specialist to Reveal Smart Marketing Strategies


Fathom Unveils Onboard Experience Details

Fathom, the pioneer in social impact travel and Carnival Corporation’s (NYSE/LSE: CCL; NYSE: CUK) 10th and newest brand, today shared details on its unique onboard facilities and amenities that will create an enjoyable, memorable experience for travelers. … Continue Reading

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White Bay Cruise Terminal To City Ferry To Commence 27 November 2015
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Princess Cruises Announces 2017 Inaugural European Sailings of Majestic Princess
Pack It All In – Quick-Fire Offer from Blue Lagoon Cruises

Destination Laguna Phuket

XANA Beach Club’s Legendary DJ Festival To Rock Phuket In December

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Two World-Class Triathlon Races Kick into High Gear at Laguna Phuket

Destination North America

Joy To The Hills! Beverly Hills Kicks Off The Holiday Season With Annual Rodeo Drive Lighting Ceremony

cats6Beverly Hills will transform into a winter wonderland for the holiday season, offering festive events, stunning décor and holiday cheer for all. … Continue Reading

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Park City Now Open For The 2015-16 Season
Northwest Territories tops Canada’s ultimate bucket list

Destination Thailand

“Ratchaparsong Winter Fest 2015” to spur economy, attract tourists with district-wide festivities and promotions

Ratchaprasong Square Trade Association (RSTA) launched its major campaign “Ratchaparsong Winter Fest 2015” today to help spur the economy during the season of joy through a festive program packed with great happenings, happiness and surprises. … Continue Reading

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Visitor numbers to Thailand for 2015 rose from 25 million to 26 million in just 10 days


Westpac Offers Customers’ Access To Atms In Indonesia And Malaysia With No ATM Withdrawal Fee

Westpac and CIMB Group have established a partnership that will deliver access to CIMB Group ATMs without ATM withdrawal fees for Westpac customers throughout Indonesia and Malaysia1 . … Continue Reading

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Food & Beverage

This Summer, Sesame Street Comes to Southbank Avenue

During the summer school holidays, Sesame Street will come to Southbank Avenue at The Langham, Melbourne. … Continue Reading

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China World Hotel, Beijing Partners With LEGLE FRANCE To Introduce New Three-Tier Lotus Afternoon Tea

Hotel Deals

Book a dream getaway in Phuket and save with the ‘Amatara Direct Booking Privileges’ Package

unnamed (32)From now until March 30, 2016, Amatara Resort & Wellness (formerly Regent Phuket Cape Panwa) is offering guests the ultimate luxury getaway with its ‘Amatara Direct Booking Privileges’ package. … Continue Reading

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Delight In Holiday Offers From Mandarin Oriental Hotels In The U.S. This Winter
Let Sanctuary Retreats Help Put Botswana At The Top Of Your Bucket List For 2016.
Jin Jiang International Hotels Kicks Off a Winter Promotion

Hotel Developments

Rosewood Luang Prabang In Laos To Open 2017

Rosewood Luang Prabang Arrival ManorRosewood Hotels & Resorts® has been appointed by Waterfall Management Sole Co., Ltd. to manage Rosewood Luang Prabang in Laos, scheduled to open 2017 as a luxury escape that will epitomize the collection’s A Sense of Place® philosophy. … Continue Reading

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Hotel News

Sri Lanka’s Grand Dame, Galle Face Hotel, Completes Major Restoration

unnamed (1)More than 150 years after its debut on the shores of the Indian Ocean, Galle Face Hotel has emerged from a 30-month long restoration of the North Wing’s 72 rooms and suites, restaurants and bars, lobby, ballrooms and executive lounge. … Continue Reading

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Hotel Jen Introduces the World’s Shortest City Guides
Worldhotels Celebrates INAYA Putri Bali Into Its Acclaimed Alliance Of World Class Hotels And Resorts
Introducing Carillon Miami Beach

Hotel Openings

Best Western Plus Oceanside Kawana Hotel Readies for Grand Opening

Best Western Hotels & Resorts’ $15million new-build Best Western Plus Oceanside Kawana Hotel will become the Sunshine Coast’s only full service corporate hotel after its grand opening on November 26. … Continue Reading

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Starwood Hotels Debuts Four Points Brand in Algeria with Opening of Four Points by Sheraton Oran
Best Western debuts in Bandung, Indonesia with new Premier hotel
Starwood Hotels & Resorts Opens 10th Le Meridien Hotel In India
JW Marriott Minneapolis Mall of America Debuts

Industry Deals

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Travelers Select Chicago And Cancun, Mexico As Top Domestic And International Thanksgiving Destinations

Allianz Global Assistance, a leading travel insurance* provider, today revealed Chicago and Cancun, Mexico, as the top domestic and international destinations booked by travelers for Thanksgiving.   … Continue Reading

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Mobile travel consulting

Personal Travel Managers Support Paris Impacted Clients

TravelManament logo 108x54The terror attacks that were carried out just over a week ago were the worst terror attacks to have taken place in Paris in over 70 years.  … Continue Reading

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Online Travel Agents

TripAdvisor reveals Golden Week travel trends by Chinese outbound travellers

TripAdvisor, the world’s largest travel site, has revealed travel data specific to Chinese mainland users on its official Chinese site during the holiday period starting from Mid-Autumn Festival to the national Golden Week for 2015*. … Continue Reading

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River Cruising

Uniworld Launches Dedicated Generations Family River Cruise Collection Programme

Now with a dedicated online Generations Family River Cruise Collection programme for 2016, Uniworld Boutique River Cruise Collection is leading the charge for the growing trend of multi-generational travel. … Continue Reading

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European Waterways offers 2017 hotel barge bookings at 2016 prices


Sydney Hotels Set To Surge As Football Fans Flock To Sydney To See Liverpool Legends

Liverpool Legends announcement_02_Destination NSWFootball fans are being urged to book tickets and accommodation fast for the star-studded football friendly between Liverpool Legends and Socceroos Legends at ANZ Stadium on 7 January, the latest event to be added to Sydney’s Summer of blockbuster events. … Continue Reading

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UoN Central Coast Sevens Central Coast Sports Event of the Year
Australian Turf Club Partners With Parker Travel Collection In Bid For Tourism Market Share
YAS Marina Circuit Unveils The Secrets Behind The 2015 Abu Dhabi Grand Prix In Numbers


Tigerair Taiwan and Travelport announce new global agreement

Travelport  a leading Travel Commerce Platform providing distribution, technology, payment and other solutions for the global travel and tourism industry, and Tigerair Taiwan, the first Low Cost Carrier (LCC) based in Taiwan, today jointly announce their first ever global content and merchandising agreement. … Continue Reading

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Lion Travel selects technology partner Sabre for faster innovation and long-term growth

Tour Operator

UTracks Making Tracks in the Baltics

PastedGraphic-2According to UTracks, the specialist active European holiday division of World Expedition, travellers’ interest in the relatively untapped Baltic states of Latvia, Lithuania and Estonia is on a steady and healthy growth among Australian travellers. … Continue Reading

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Special offer for 2016 Bali Mountain Bike tours

Tourist Boards

Tourism In Seychelles Reaches New Heights As October 2015 Is Recorded As A Boom Month For Seychelles

Tourism in Seychelles has become a success as never seen before. According to statistics, the month of October 2015 has become another record month for Seychelles tourism with a total number of 27,477 tourists landing on our shores which shows an increase of 18% over October 2014. … Continue Reading

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Seychelles Welcomes Largest Floating Book Fair To Port Victoria
Seychelles Beauty Queen’s Beauty With A Purpose Project Becomes A Dream Come True

Travel Deals

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We love the excitement of travel. Sharing over 30 years experience between us and a passion for the ultimate travel journey, we have created Ladies Escapes … Fun, tropical, cultural getaways for ladies only and always on Fiji time! … Continue Reading

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Travel Law

Court finds Jetstar and Virgin Australia guilty of drip pricing

egtmedia59Australia’s Federal Court has found that Jetstar and Virgin Australia have engaged in misleading and deceptive conduct though a practice colloquially known as ‘drip pricing’, which confuses consumers and slugs them with surprise booking and service fees when they buy tickets online. … Continue Reading

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