Headline News

Consequences of underpaying a Korean backpacker

egtmedia59The Accommodation Association of Australia is alerting members to the case of a 24-year-old South Korean backpacker working in a Brisbane restaurant who was underpaid more than AUD 2200 in just seven weeks. … Continue Reading

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Return flight to London is cheaper than to Alice Springs
India announces Visas on Arrival and long term visas for Americans
More space than you ever imagined at Wyndham Vacation Resorts Sydney
Philippines showcases Island of Bohol


Omni Hotels & Resorts Named Top Luxury Hotel Brand by Harris Poll EquiTrend®

Omni Hotels & Resorts was named the Luxury Hotel Brand of the Year in the 2014 Harris Poll EquiTrend® study conducted by Harris Interactive. Omni also received the top ranking in 2011. … Continue Reading

Latest News under Category: Accolades
Regal Hotels Win Two Website Awards in WebAward 2014
Hotel Le Marais of the New Orleans Hotel Collection Receives Highest HolidayCheck Quality Selection Award
Luxperience has Ranked Among the SmartCompany 2014 Crow Howarth Smart50 Award Winners.

Airfare Deals

Fly to the heart of Britain for less with the world’s best airline Cathay Pacific Earlybird fares to Manchester now on sale from just $1,762*

If your travel plans for next year take you farther north than London – if you’re heading for the Lake District, the Yorkshire Dales, the Peak District, Liverpool, North Wales or even Scotland – you really should check out 2014 Skytrax Airline of the Year, Cathay Pacific’s Earlybird Sale with cheap flights to Manchester now on sale from $1,762* ex Perth. … Continue Reading

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Taste Asia With Cathay Pacific’s Delicious Flight Deals


Etihad Airways Rolls Out First Boeing 787-9 Aircraft

Etihad Airways and Boeing celebrated the roll out of the airline’s first 787-9 Dreamliner at an event in Seattle, Washington overnight. … Continue Reading

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Qantas Launches World’s Largest Aircraft On The World’s Longest Route
New SAS concept sees travelling as a way of life
Gulf Air Announces Upcoming Kuwait-Larnaca Flights
THAI’s Hong Kong Office Opens Normally


Plaza Premium Lounge Opens Its First Transit Hotel in Bengaluru of India

Plaza Premium Lounge Management Limited, the pioneer and industry leader in providing Premium Airport Services, introduces its first transit hotel in Bengaluru – theDay Hotel by Plaza Premium Lounge in Domestic Departures at Kempegowda International Airport. … Continue Reading

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Qatar Duty Free Opens Argo Tea At Hamad International Airport
CLEAR Supports TSA’s Goal of Strengthening Airport Security


Creative Holidays appoints new Head of Industry Sales & Customer Relationship Management

Creative Holidays is pleased to announce the appointment of Michael O’Leary to the role of Head of Industry Sales & Customer Relationship Management. … Continue Reading

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Mr.Thomas Reupke Appointed As General Manager Of Swissôtel Le Concorde Bangkok
HKTDC Announces New Executive Director


Kuaidi Taxi Clarification Announcement

Kuaidi Taxi refers to the news report published on the date of this announcement by Metro Daily regarding the legality of the HK$20 cash back campaign and free coffee giveaway promotion . … Continue Reading

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PATA and Travel Association “World Without Borders” Sign MoU

The Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA) is pleased to announce the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Travel Association “World Without Borders” of the Russian Federation (World Without Borders). … Continue Reading

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ATAS survey results in a 98% satisfaction rating
Leaders in the hot seat at 2014 TIA Summit



LATAM Airlines Group Becomes the First Airline Group in the Americas to Join the Dow Jones World Sustainability Index

LATAM Airlines Group, comprised of LAN Airlines and its affiliates and TAM Airlines, became the first airline group in the Americas to join the Dow Jones World Sustainability Index, after being chosen from a select group of companies leading in sustainability for its administration of economic performance, social responsibility and environmental management. … Continue Reading

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Azal’s Interest Convinces MANAFA LLC To Sell them its Stake in Arabian Explorers


Holy guacamole! Exotic Flavours of Mexico and Caribbean Spice Up Carnival Spirit

The fun factor on Carnival Spirit is set to go troppo with a Mexican cantina and Caribbean rum bar among the exciting new additions to the Australian ship during a massive $44 million dollar makeover. … Continue Reading

Latest News under Category: Cruise
P&O Cruises Banishes the Buffet to Start a Food Revolution
Set your clock to Royal Caribbean Time as Rhapsody of the Seas kicks off the summer season
Cunard Welcomes Record Number of Australians Onboard  
Princess Takes the Long Way Home with Two World Cruises in 2016

Cruise Deals

 “Last Chance” Savings On MSC Cruises European Sailings

MSC Cruises’ early bird specials are nearing an end with savings of up to $450 per person still available on selected European cruises until 30 November 2014. … Continue Reading

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Big Savings On Transatlantic Princess Cruise

Destination Global

450 Years On – Solomon Islands Commemorates Visit By First Ever Cruise Visitors

Almost 450 years after he discovered the Solomon Islands – and in the process introduced chickens to the region – Spaniard Álvaro de Mendaña’s landfall at Tuvalu has been officially commemorated with the unveiling of a bronze statue in Honiara. … Continue Reading

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Prime Minister of Samoa receives UNWTO/WTTC Open Letter on Travel and Tourism
Ebola: UN mission readies to start work as virus death toll surpasses 3,000
Chengdu Welcomes a “Magical” Visitor – Bonnie Wright – and Introduces her to its Most Famous Citizens: the Giant Pandas

Destination Philippines

Philippine Department of Tourism Announced as Host of Routes Asia 2016

It was announced today that in 2016 Routes Asia will head to the Philippines when the event takes place in the vibrant capital city of Manila, 06th-08th March. … Continue Reading

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Destination Seychelles

Haiti & Seychelles Ministers discuss cooperation through their respective country’s unique Creole Culture

Seychelles-TravelStephanie Villedrouin, the Minister for Tourism and Creative Industries from Haiti and Alain St.Ange, the Minister for Tourism and Culture  from the Seychelles met on the sidelines of IFTM Top Resa Tourism Trade Fair 2014. … Continue Reading

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French Association of Travel Professionals President meets Tourism and Culture Minister of the Seychelles
Tourism TV at IFTM Top Resa Tourism Trade Fair in France reports on interviews with Tourism Ministers from Haiti & Seychelles

Destination Thailand

Surat Thani Chak Phra Festival and Long Boat Races, an experience of a lifetime

unnamed (22)The Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) is joining hands with the Surat Thani provincial authorities and local stakeholders in organising the province’s most important annual religious event, the Chak Phra Festival and Long Boat Races, to mark the end of the three-month Buddhist Lent or Ok Phansa from 5 to 13 October. … Continue Reading

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TAT presented Thailand as a Platinum Sponsor for Miss Universe New Zealand 2014
Thailand Only 77 Province Photowalk project creating history on 27 September
APEC Capacity Building Workshop held in Dusit Thani Pattaya
Oasis Spa Joined Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) at Russian’s Biggest Travel Trade Event


TAT boosts Thailands image among Japanese travellers at JATA Tourism Expo 2014

unnamedThailand’s tourism operators in cooperation with the Ministry of Tourism and Sports and the Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) are participating in the JATA Tourism Expo 2014, held during 24-28 September, at the Tokyo Big Sight (Tokyo International Exhibition Centre) in Tokyo, Japan. … Continue Reading

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TAT Attends Vietnamese Travel Show to Spur Arrivals from Emerging Markets
Chamorro Culture Makes Impact at JATA
Guam Shines At JATA Tourism Expo Japan
Guam Thanks Japan For 25 Million Visitors

Food & Beverage

Global Travel Media TV

Deshadan enjoys great growth

egtmedia59The guys at Deshadan say that they have been offering the perfect holiday experience since inception, because at Deshadan hospitality is more than just good stay, cuisine and leisure … they say that it is the fine art of treating guests to a treasure trove of memorable moments. … Continue Reading

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A Capital Place to Indulge

Wellington’s only international five star hotel, InterContinental Wellington, is putting the finishing touches on its multi-million dollar refresh with the third phase of The Lobby Lounge, Chameleon Restaurant and reception now open for guests. … Continue Reading

Latest News under Category: Hospitality
One of Australia’s largest pools receives makeover at Oaks Pacific Blue Resort, Port Stephens
Traders Hotel Singapore Rebrands to Hotel Jen Singapore; Global First by Shangri-La

Hotel Deals

Advance Purchase – Plan Ahead, Save and Win! at Dusit Thani Laguna Phuket

unnamed (30)Dusit Thani Laguna Phuket launches the Advance Purchase promotion, inviting travellers to plan their Phuket holiday ahead to save — and even win! … Continue Reading

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Live The Suite Life At Fairmont Hotels & Resorts Across Asia Pacific
Casa Angelina Offer For Last-Minute 2014 And Early Bird Spring 2015
Dare To Be Fabulous

Hotel Developments

Starwood Hotels & Resorts Expands Presence in Nigeria with the Signing of Four Points by Sheraton Ikot Ekpene

Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc. today announced the signing of Four Points by Sheraton Ikot Ekpene, a new build hotel scheduled to debut in 2015. … Continue Reading

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Hotel Openings

Novotel Kolkata Hotel and Residences Opens First Novotel in East India and Largest Hotel in Kolkata

Novotel Kolkata Hotel & Residences opens its doors today to serve business and leisure travellers in the heart of prime New Town precinct.  … Continue Reading

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Industry Deals


Adventure World invites agents to exclusive preview of its 2015 Tailor-Made Worldwide Collection

Soft adventure specialist, Adventure World, is inviting agents to an exclusive preview of its new 2015 Tailor-Made Worldwide Collection at a series of signature events around the country between 13 and 28 October, 2014. … Continue Reading

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Mobile travel consulting

Insightful Night As MTA Earns National Elite Agency Status Award

mtatravelPictured, MTA co-managing director, Karen Merricks receiving a National Elite Agency Award from Insight Vacations managing director, Joost Timmer at the tour operators High Achievers Awards dinner in Brisbane. … Continue Reading

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Online Travel Agents

Wotif announces opera deals to get you singing

Australia’s favourite online travel destination, Wotif.com, has partnered with Opera Australia to offer exclusive theatre travel packages to next year’s spectacular Handa Opera on Sydney Harbour: Aida. … Continue Reading

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Rail Europe GSAs Release Super Autumn Pass Deals

From 1 Oct, Rail Europe GSAs (Rail Plus, Rail Tickets, CIT Holidays and Infinity Rail) will release three super pass deals that agents can pass on to their clients heading to Europe in the next few months. … Continue Reading

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Responsible Tourism

LAN Celebrates Five Years of the “Cuido Mi Destino” Program on World Tourism Day

On World Tourism Day, LAN Airlines corporate social responsibility  program Cuido Mi Destino(in English, “I Care for my Destination”), celebrates its five year anniversary, a span of time when more than 40 spaces in 17 tourist destinations in all of South America have been restored with the support of local youth groups. … Continue Reading

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River Cruising

Pandaw Cruise Opens up Laos

unnamed (17)Pandaw Expeditions, pioneers of river cruising in Southeast Asia, will launch a new cruise in November 2015 along one of the most ruggedly picturesque sections of the Mekong River  in Laos. … Continue Reading

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Additional Mekong departures in peak season

Social Media

Hellfire Pass Museum in Kanchanaburi named Top Museum in Thailand by TripAdvisor

unnamed (31)The Hellfire Pass Memorial Museum in Kanchanaburi has been named as the Top Museum in Thailand and the Fifth Top Museum in Asia in listings compiled by TripAdvisor, one of the world’s leading travel websites. … Continue Reading

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Skyscanner Reveals Destinations of the Future: Space Tourism, Underwater Resorts & Hyper-Personalisation

Statistics & Trends

Cash a liability for young Australian travellers

New research released today reveals that more than three quarters of young Australian travellers (78%) have lost cash whilst overseas. Some of the reasons cited for losing money included being deliberately short-changed (48%), confusion with the local currency (37%) and losing a wallet (26%). … Continue Reading

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Which state is most popular for a beach holiday?
STR and AHLEI offer Certification in Hotel Industry Analytics training prior to IHMRS


“The Mark” Safe Dining Scheme Steams Up in Luang Prabang

A growing list of Luang Prabang’s top hotels and restaurants are striving for “The Mark” certification, which ensures eateries meet strict Chartered Institute of Environmental Health (CIEH) global guidelines for food production and workplace safety and hygiene, while also raising the city’s stature as a high-end tourism destination. … Continue Reading

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Travel Deals


anzacHorizons Cruise and Tours is offering a fully escorted 14-day Anzac centenary cruise/tour to Gallipoli Cove and the Somme battlefield in France, departing Sydney April 15 next year. … Continue Reading

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Back-Roads Travel Deals
Trafalgar offers the best European air deal in the market


Wendy Wu Offers Competitive Prices To China In 2015

CHINA specialist Wendy Wu Tours have announced that their newly released 2015-16 China brochure has maintained its excellent value holiday options throughout China and is one of the most competitively priced range on the market. … Continue Reading

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