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Headline News

Plane made emergency landing for very good reasons

What happens if almost all of a plane’s vital navigation instruments suddenly fail simultaneously, just as the aircraft is coming in to land? It happened on an international flight carrying 370 people last week.

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Expert team backs Ponant’s 2020 Kimberley voyages
All Shook Up! Elvis Festival gets 3 more years support
Suitcase of sex toys and 20 snakes in carry-on bag
Thai Airways SYD – BKK Everything Old Is New Again  Flight Review 


Airfare Deals

Cathay Pacific’s Earlybird 2019 Sale is on now

Today, Cathay Pacific launched its Earlybird 2019 Sale, an exciting promotion on fares from all Australian ports to over 20 popular cities across the UK, Europe, USA, Canada and Israel. … Continue Reading

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Malaysian travelers find their dream destination with KLM Dream Deals


Aloha Beantown! Hawaiian Airlines to fly nonstop to Boston Logan International Airport starting in April

Australians wanting to fly to the US East Coast will have an exciting new option available from next April when Hawaiian Airlines – one of the United States’ best carriers – launches non-stop services from Honolulu to Boston’s Logan International Airport. … Continue Reading

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Qatar Airways Now Offers Exclusive On-Board Entertainment Access To The Most Iconic Global Brands – GQ and VOGUE


marhaba celebrates first anniversary of its Melbourne lounge Premium quality lounge at Melbourne Airport for passengers of all airlines and travel classes

marhaba, one of the world’s fastest growing passenger services providers, celebrates the first anniversary of its Melbourne lounge. Offering excellent value services for passengers of all airlines and travel classes, the marhaba lounge has been the first pay-as-you-go lounge at Melbourne Airport. … Continue Reading

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TUMI’s First Pop-Up Store in the Middle East Launches at Qatar Duty Free



Destinations and policymakers need to embrace digital platforms and facilitate free data flows, according to new report published by PATA and Tourism Economics

Over nine million new jobs can be created within Asia Pacific destinations over the next five years by fully embracing digital platforms and data driven innovation in the tourism sector, according to ‘Data & Digital Platforms: Driving Tourism Growth in Asia Pacific’, a new research report published by PATA and Tourism Economics, an Oxford Economics company, with the support of Google. … Continue Reading

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New Scenic Cableway now welcoming visitors following $4m upgrade

We are so excited to open the doors of the new Scenic Cableway to the public tomorrow Tuesday 18 September 2018 following its recent four million dollar upgrade. … Continue Reading

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Australia’s best-known Bavarian restaurants celebrate biggest Oktoberfest yet

Don the lederhosen or dirndl, raise a stein and get ready for Australia’s biggest and best Oktoberfest bash, taking place over six weeks at Munich Brauhaus, The Bavarian and The Bavarian Beerhaüs in New South Wales, Queensland and Victoria. … Continue Reading

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Business News

Helloworld Travel Festival takes over Toowoomba!

Travel was the talk of the town in Toowoomba recently at the Helloworld Travel Festival, held at Toowoomba’s newest up and coming venue, Blank Space. … Continue Reading

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One question can change the course of a life


Speaker Update:, Qantas Hotels, SiteMinder, and TripAdvisor to speak at Accommodation Industry Conference in Sydney!

Maximum Occupancy, Australasia’s leading accommodation industry conference, adds more experts speakers from leading organisations to its powerful lineup.

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Destination ASEAN

Bringing Europe to Myanmar: 2018 European Film Festival Yangon Showcases Best of European Cinema

Catch 17 contemporary films from across Europe at the 27th European Film Festival in Yangon. Organised by the Delegation of the European Union to Myanmar and the Goethe Institute Myanmar, with contributions from 17 European countries, the European Film Festival Yangon 2018 takes place from 21-30 September. … Continue Reading

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Destination Dubai

Atlantis, The Palm joins forces with hospitality powerhouse Solutions Leisure to launch Dubai’s ultimate entertainment destination, Wavehouse (Q1 2019)

Atlantis, The Palm and leading F&B operator, Solutions Leisure, have joined forces to create a revolutionary dining and entertainment venue, called Wavehouse. … Continue Reading

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Destination Europe

Five Tips to Enjoying Switzerland for First Timers

In order to help first time travellers to Switzerland make the most of their stay, Switzerland Tourism has shared five hot tips, which agents can pass on to their clients.  … Continue Reading

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News and events from Plymouth, Britain’s Ocean City

Destination Global

Are People in Major Tourism Destinations Happy?

ARE people living and working in major tourism destinations happy and content, or miserable due to tourism? Or somewhere in between? We will soon find out. … Continue Reading

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Destination North America

Florence to lash Carolinas with coastal battering, hammering winds and inland flooding through weekend

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Reports: Florence kills at least 5, triggers flash flood emergencies in North Carolina as ‘frightening’ rainfall ensues
Hurricane Florence’s excessive rainfall to trigger natural disaster in the Carolinas

Destination North Asia

Revolutionizing Macau’s Art & Culture Scene with a Global Vision

With a strong dedication to disrupting Macau’s traditional Art & Culture scene, the award-winning, forward-thinking, youth-empowering Chiu Yeng Culture (CYC), is eager to transform the city’s often-overlooked conversation from conservative to empowered, innovative, and collaborative by launching the third “Y Show” and “6075 Macau Hotel Art Fair” from 11th-14th October at the Regency Art Hotel Macau. With a mission to empower the city’s next generation of leaders, and ensure they have the opportunity to become changemakers, CYC is set to ignite and elevate what Macau’s creative scene has been missing by “Investing in Creativity”. … Continue Reading

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Destination Seychelles

Saint Ange Tourism Report 17th September 201

The Editorial this week highlights:- a. World Tourism Day 2018 marked by UNWTO and a Tourism Festival in Seychelles. b. 4th volcano eruption in Reunion Island in 2018. … Continue Reading

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The Ritz-Carlton Launches Stellar Dining Series

The Ritz-Carlton invites guests to indulge their culinary senses at the first Stellar Dining Series, where Michelin-star chefs, mixologists and patissiers will tour four of Asia Pacific’s gourmet cities from November 1 until December 1, 2018… Continue Reading

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Where to Eat Out on Christmas Day in Melbourne
Clareville and Miguel Neves of Social Media Chefs form partnership


The 5th Sichuan International Travel Expo opens in Leshan, China

The 5th Sichuan International Travel Expo opened in Leshan, a city in China’s Sichuan province, on September 7. Deputy Party Secretary and Governor of Sichuan Province Yin Li attended the opening ceremony and inaugurated the expo. … Continue Reading

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Food & Beverage

An Enchanted Sunday Picnic Brunch Surrounded with Nature’s Charm

Situated in the heart of the hotel on the lower ground at Hyatt Regency Beijing Wangjing, Market Café is another proud creation of world-renowned architect Kengo Kuma, impressing the city’s discerning gourmets with what it has to offer at the heart of this urban forest. … Continue Reading

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Golf Tourism

Intercontinental Fiji Golf Resort & Spa Launches Hoteliers Fun Day

InterContinentalFiji Golf Resort & Spa hosted the inaugural Hotelier’s Fun Day with Outrigger Fiji Beach Resort and Fiji Marriot Resort Momi Bay on Friday 14th September 2018. … Continue Reading

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Health and Wellness

Spring Clean Your Beauty Regime at Body Temple Bali

September means Spring spa specials time and Body Temple has some blooming good deals to take you into to the lead up to the festive season that’s lurking around the corner! … Continue Reading

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Eminence Spa at Wyndham Garden Ajman unveils new facial treatments

Hotel Deals

Royal Central Hotel The Palm Offers the Ideal Beach Escape

Summer is finally on its way out ushering in cooler days and balmier evening. The Royal Central Hotel The Palm enjoys the perfect coastal setting on one of Dubai’s most idyllic private beaches for the ultimate escape. … Continue Reading

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Hilton has been announced as Australia’s 4th best place to work!

Hotel Developments

Hotel News

Designs Group Sets Up a New Plant in Turkey for Manufacturing Hotel Minibars and Safe Boxes

Saudi based Designs Group, a pioneer in providing integrated hotel solutions as well as construction and management services, has set up a new plant in Turkey for manufacturing minibars and safe boxes for hotels. … Continue Reading

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Al Raha Beach Hotel uplifts the spirit at Black Pearl
TFE Hotels Partners with Innovative Start-Up Leezair Bookable Adventures Create Hotel Stays to Remember

Hotel Openings

Novotel and ibis Melbourne Central now taking bookings

One of Melbourne’s most anticipated hotel openings, the new-build Novotel and ibis Melbourne Central, is now live on and is taking bookings for stays from 1 December 2018. … Continue Reading

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Yoga in the sky with Westin Hotels & Resorts and Rachael Finch

Hotel Trends

Newly Released 2018 Guest Experience Assessment Provides Valuable Insights to Hoteliers on Guest Engagement

StayNTouch, Travel Tripper, and TrustYou have partnered to launch a new report that examines guest experience trends and their adoption in the hotel industry. … Continue Reading

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STR: U.S. hotel results for week ending 8 September


Self-Driving Cars Hit A Speedbump, Interest In Autonomous Vehicle Technology Slows Down

Less than half of Americans (43 percent) are interested in utilizing self-driving cars, down from 53 percent last year, according to the fourth annualSharing Economy Index* released by Allianz Global Assistance. … Continue Reading

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Mobile travel consulting

Travel Counsellors connect across the country

Travel Counsellors around the country are returning to their desks this week feeling energised and enthused following a nationwide face-to-face training program delivered by the Head Office team last week. … Continue Reading

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MTA team enjoys top night at Top Golf Gold Coast

OTA News

Half of Australians prefer to use home-sharing apps like Airbnb when travelling for work

 A desire for more flexible solutions, better quality service and convenience are just some of the reasons why one in two Australian employees prefer to use home-sharing apps like Airbnb and Couch Surfing over traditional accommodation choices when travelling for business. … Continue Reading

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Rail Plus Launches 2019 Great Train Journeys Brochure with Counting Contest

Rail Plus has released its brand spanking new 2019 Great Train Journeys, featuring the world’s most incredible and unmissable train experiences.
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Resort News

More Value-Added Services Included at Outrigger Mauritius Beach Resort

The Outrigger Mauritius Beach Resort is introducing a raft of value added services and features for guests staying at the property after 19 November 2018. … Continue Reading

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Responsible Tourism

Natural Habitat Adventures Creates World’s First Zero Waste Travel Adventure

Natural Habitat Adventures is spearheading the world’s first zero waste trip—a travel-industry first. On the 6th-12th of July 2019 departure of Safari America: Yellowstone Country, 14 travellers will join this pioneering endeavour in which Nat Hab’s goal is to divert (refuse, recycle, compost, upcycle, or re-use) 99% or more of all waste produced as part of Nat Hab-sponsored trip operations.* … Continue Reading

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Arctic cruise operators celebrate World Cleanup Day


25 years of partnership between TCS and KLM has helped the airline become the best-in-class for customer service

Tata Consultancy Services (TCS) (BSE: 532540, NSE: TCS), a leading global IT services, consulting and business solutions organization, is today marking the 25th anniversary of its business partnership with Dutch airline KLM – one of the world’s leading airlines in reliability, social media, and customer service.  … Continue Reading

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Tour Operator

APT Launches Adventurous New Expedition to Papua New Guinea

 Recently, APT, the leaders in Luxury River Cruising and touring, announced their new one off, Papua New Guinea expedition cruise in 2019. With white sand beaches, lush landscapes, traditional villages and rich history, the fascinating adventure from Cairns to Port Moresby is ideal for the adventurous traveller. … Continue Reading

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Topdeck release 2019/20 Europe brochure with brand new product range
Busabout launches new Small Group Adventures in Europe 2019/20 program
Peregrine Adventures to Foot the Flight Bill for Adventure Cruisers
SOUTHERN SERENGETI STYLE. Sanctuary Kusini Camp reopens for business.

Trade Events

AIME Launches New Exhibitor Model to Deliver Results

Asia Pacific Incentives and Meetings Event (AIME) has overhauled the way that exhibitors take part in the event, sharpening the focus to a positive return on investment. … Continue Reading

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Luxperience 2018 Has Arrived!


Travind Institute Delivers 3rd Batch for convocation of the academic year 2016-2017

Travind Institute of Travel and Tourism Management I.Pvt.Ltd an institute based in Pune and academic division of, BTW Group of companies ,Pune’s premier academy of Tourism Management successfully awarded “Sandwich Diploma In Travel and Tourism Management “to a batch of 50 students along with official certification from Amadeus and Birds Group for completing the CRS training. … Continue Reading

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