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Carnival launch has travel agents jumping for joy

Travel agents were jumping for joy on Wednesday night at Holey Moley in Sydney’s Newtown – and for good reason. … Continue Reading

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Weird smell in cabin makes Tigerair divert to Brisbane
Where are domestic fares headed? Here are the clues!
New cruise ship reaches for the stars
Long-haul airfares fall – and as for domestic airfares…


Australia’s ‘Best Wedding Reception Venue’ is Showtime Events Centre

Showtime Events Centre was announced – Winner, ‘Best Wedding Reception Venue’ at the Australian Bridal Industry Academy (ABIA) Awards. … Continue Reading

Latest News under Category: Accolades
The Library’s Secret Chapters Take Top Honours In Interior Design
Norwegian wins three awards at 2018 APEX Passenger Choice Awards


KLM To Launch New Economy Class Service

KLM Royal Dutch Airlines will offer a new Economy Class service concept aboard its intercontinental flights. At the start of an intercontinental flight, Economy Class passengers will receive a bottle of water, a refreshing towel and earphones, which means they can immediately get set for their journey.  … Continue Reading

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Emirates to deploy a one-off A380 service to Muscat
SAS opens new route from Copenhagen to Hong Kong
Enjoy the very best of Europe flying Emirates


Timothy Bruce General Manager, Grand Hyatt Macau

Grand Hyatt Macau is pleased to announce that Timothy Bruce has been appointed General Manager of the property effective immediately. … Continue Reading

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Ultimate Winery Experiences Australia Announces Search for Its Next Executive Officer

Tourism Australia this week announced the appointment of Sally Cope as its new Regional General Manager for the UK, where she will oversee Australia’s fourth largest international inbound tourism market. … Continue Reading

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Destination Europe

Unprecedented Mediterranean-Focused Luxury Tourism Campaign Launches in Southeast Asia

In an unprecedented collaboration, France, Monaco and Spain, together with the region of Catalonia, Avis Car Rental and Turkish Airlines, have launched the Mediterranean Luxe tourism campaign in May 2018. … Continue Reading

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An Australian first: Pardoned U.S. soldier Chelsea Manning will tour Oz with the truth

Destination Germany

Serviced apartments up to 55 percent cheaper than hotel rooms: Acomodeo presents new apartment price radar

Frankfurt am Main/Munich (w&p), June 20, 2018  Serviced apartments are significantly cheaper than hotels: This is the conclusion of a recently published comparative study for long-term stays by Acomodeo … Continue Reading

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Destination Global

Climate-friendly initiatives and actions essential for tourism, says UNWTO

Adding his voice to that of the host country, Mr. Pololikashvili advocated for stronger partnerships and incentives for governments, businesses and crucially tourists themselves to make a difference in climate action efforts. … Continue Reading

Latest News under Category: Destination Global
Forced displacement above 68m in 2017, new global deal on refugees critical

Destination North Asia

2018 Taiwan International Hot Air Balloon Festival Begins on June 30

The eighth annual Taiwan International Hot Air Balloon Festival is scheduled to begin on June 30 at Luye Highland, and will run through until August 13. … Continue Reading

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DreamTrips Platinum Now Available in the People’s Republic of China


UnionPay International launches its biggest-scale summer marketing campaign

As the summer approaches, China’s outbound tourism market will usher in an annual peak. A recent report released by China CYTS shows that over 60% of Chinese tourists traveling this summer will travel abroad. … Continue Reading

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Hotel Deals

The Murray, Hong Kong Presents Exclusive Summer Package

The Murray, Hong Kong, a Niccolo Hotel, invites guests to celebrate the season in style with the Summer Staycation package*. … Continue Reading

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Hotel Developments

Event Signs Management Agreement For The Watermark Hotel Brisbane

Event Hospitality & Entertainment Limited (EVENT), today announced it has entered into an agreement to manage The Watermark Hotel, Brisbane.  … Continue Reading

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AccorHotels signs agreement with Khaolak Inter Co., Ltd. to launch Pullman Khao Lak Resort
Hyatt Announces Plans for Hyatt Regency Almaty, Rahat Palace

Hotel News

Two Do-It-Yourself Walking Tours to Take in Sri Lanka

This guide is for explorers who relish the thought of catching the little details that make up a city, from the colourful street art in an alleyway to the sweet scent of fresh fruits and flowers from the morning marketplace. Travellers who carry cameras to capture candid smiles from cheeky children and enjoy striking up conversations with locals do not see the need to rush the experience. … Continue Reading

Latest News under Category: Hotel News
Kids Club Now Confirmed for Stage 1 of The Ruby Collection
Fun-Filled Family Vacations at DoubleTree Resort by Hilton Penang, Home of Malaysia’s First Teddy Bear Museum
Rydges Sydney Central Reimagined as Urban Oasis
Marriott Caribbean & Latin America Resorts Encourage Travelers to Uncover Their Place in the Sun

Hotel Openings

Ascott Marks 20th Year in China with The Opening of Nantong’s First International-Class Serviced Residence and Its Fourth Property in Suzhou

CapitaLand’s wholly owned serviced residence business unit, The Ascott Limited (Ascott), has opened its first property in Nantong and fourth property in Suzhou – two fast-growing cities in the Yangtze River Economic Belt, a key economic region that accounts for more than 40% of China’s Gross Domestic Product1. … Continue Reading

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IHG® opens 1000th hotel in EMEAA region
Wyndham Grand Yangon Royal Lake Hotel


Half Of Americans Are Unlikely To Use Sharing Economy Services For 2018 Summer Travel, Despite Reporting High Familiarity And Better Value For Money

While Americans are growing more familiar with sharing economy services, the intention to use these services is declining in favor of more traditional services. … Continue Reading

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Patrizia Semprebene Buongiorno, AIM Group: “PCOs must change their value proposition”

How can PCOs face the urgent challenge to recognise the value of services offered to clients, avoiding a mere price competition? … Continue Reading

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Mobile travel consulting

Video focus: Your now a Personal Travel Manager – “Day in the life” now you have Transformed your life and become a Personal Travel Manager

Transform your life with TravelManagers – Week 4.  You’ve made it!  Induction has been completed and you are ready to transform your career and your life as a personal travel manager.  Learn how to get started in your own travel business through our series of 4 videos.  … Continue Reading

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OTA News

The Best Winter Escapes for Wellness Travellers

As temperatures begin to drop, it’s time to escape the cold and jet off on a sunny wellness getaway. When looking for a holiday inspiration, we’re all searching for the perfect place to relax. … Continue Reading

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School’s out, summer is here; Agoda shares where independent travelers are heading
Take a first look at TripAdvisor’s all-new ‘Waking up the Vatican’ experience

Resort News

New time-lapse footage of Australia’s spiritual heart released

Amazing new time-lapse footage has been created to capture the essence of the living cultural landscapes of Uluru and Kata Tjuta, showing the changing colours of the desert as day turns to night. … Continue Reading

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Daydream & GSL Partnership 190618


Wanaka’s Treble Cone ski area fired up for opening this weekend

Snowguns are firing, temperatures dropping and excitement’s building for Treble Cone ski area’s official opening this Saturday (June 23). … Continue Reading

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Catch all the action of FIFA World Cup 2018 LIVE at Café Society

The stage is set for the much-anticipated FIFA World Cup tournament and Café Society, your sophisticated and luxurious dining destination located at TAMANI Marina Hotel & Hotel Apartment in Dubai, is all geared up to welcome football fanatics and enthusiasts who will be watching the games. … Continue Reading

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Statistics & Trends

Argentina’s economic turmoil hits international travel

The fall-out from Argentina’s financial turmoil is having a huge impact on travel to and from the country, according to latest figures from ForwardKeys which predicts future travel patterns by analysing 17 million booking transactions a day. … Continue Reading

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Tour Operator

Contiki’s Legendary Gasthof Schoneck Is Back

Nestled deep within the Austrian Alps, you’ll find something very special. Yes that’s right, Contiki’s legendary Austrian Gasthof Schoneck is back and it’s undergone the mother of all renovation projects! … Continue Reading

Latest News under Category: Tour Operator
Travel to Europe And Britain In Style with Insight Vacations Unbeatable 2019 Preview Collection
Your First Look at Trafalgar’s Europe & Britain 2019 Trips
Transformational Travel reaches new heights in the family travel market

Tourist Boards

Guam shows strong presence at two travel shows in Korea

The Guam Visitors Bureau (GVB) and its tourism partners recently returned from promoting the island at the annual Hana Tour International Show held in KINTEX, Seoul from June 7 – 10, 2018 and Korea World Travel Fair (KOTFA) held in COEX, Seoul from June 14 – 17, 2018. … Continue Reading

Latest News under Category: Tourist Boards
Sri Lanka Tourism Embarks a Multi-city Roadshow in India to Boost Tourism

Whats On

Sensory feast sets the scene as 2018 Real Journeys Queenstown Winter Festival kicks off in style DAY ONE: Thursday 21 June 2017

A symphony of light and sound heralded the launch of the four-day Real Journeys Queenstown Winter Festival as it kicked off for its 44th year this evening.  … Continue Reading

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113 Outstanding Events Announced In Huge 2018 Darwin Festival Program
NZ on Show – Coach Holiday Expo

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