Headline News

How to avoid drunks and air-rage maniacs on flights

egtmedia59An American consumer advocate and travel expert has imparted a few smart ideas about how to avoid some of the wilder in-flight behaviour being increasingly reported around the world. … Continue Reading

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Virgin Galactic passes test hurdle after fatal accident
NSW injects AUD 13 million into regional tourism
Jetstar running late as Tigerair and Virgin Oz toe the line
SIA load factor low on new route but airline ‘pleased’

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Airfare Deals

Jet Airways Announces Exciting Global Sale Across Its Network

Jet Airways, India’s premier international airline, today announced a year end fare sale, for guests planning their travel. … Continue Reading

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Aviation

Boeing, AerCap Celebrate Delivery of Air France’s First 787

Boeing (NYSE: BA) and AerCap, a global leader in aircraft leasing, celebrated the delivery of the first 787 for Air France. The airplane, a 787-9, signifies the delivery of AerCap’s 50th Dreamliner and will be deployed on Air France’s Paris to Cairo route starting in January. The airplane is also the 500th 787 produced on Boeing’s production lines. … Continue Reading

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South African Airways takes delivery of its first A330-300 aircraft
SkyTeam launches China Corporate Connection
Starting from December 6: Travelers Can Drop Off Baggage or Check in Themselves
Hawaiian Airlines Optimizes Fleet Plan

Appointments

Lido appoints Jon West to new Chief Commercial Officer role

Australia’s leading hotel booking and payment solutions provider, The Lido Group, is today pleased to announce the appointment of Jon West – former Managing Director of HRS’ operation in the United Kingdom – to the newly-created role of Chief Commercial Officer, based in Sydney. … Continue Reading

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KDS Names Roxana Bressy CEO
Historic Skirvin Hilton Hotel Names New Director of Sales and Marketing

Business News

GBTA Unveils New Airline RFP

At GBTA’s annual Convention this July, the Aviation Committee unveiled a new Airline Request for Proposal (RFP). GBTA is excited to announce that it is making this new RFP toolkit available free of charge to all in the industry. … Continue Reading

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My Travel Group (MTG) unveils new portal
Julie Denovan Reps IC Bellagio
Historic day for Tourism and Hospitality industry
Transdev Australasia Acquires 100% Of Harbour City Ferries

Careers

Time Taking Established Careers to the Next Level

TIME encourages industry professionals of any age or experience level to apply for its 25th mentoring intake, reminding potential applicants that there are no age or experience restrictions on the program. … Continue Reading

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Conferences

WWT Global Conference Success

wwts-australian-team-and-top-sellers-with-wendy-wu-and-joe-karboWORLDWIDE Asia holiday tour operator, Wendy Wu Tours, has just completed its annual global leadership team conference at the modern Club Med in Guilin, to develop plans for even greater growth over the next five years. … Continue Reading

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Mayors of Paris, Madrid, Athens & Mexico City Stumble; African Nations Get It Right on Policies for Cleaner Air with Cleaner Diesel Fuel & Technology

Cruise

Cunard Offers Upgrades on Us on Queen Mary 2, Queen Victoria and Queen Elizabeth

Last week, luxury cruise line Cunard announced the Upgrades on Us promotion. Now until February 28, 2017, new bookings on select voyages will receive Free Double Upgrades from Inside to Balcony, 50% Reduced Deposit, Free Drinks in Grill Suites and Past Guests will receive Free Gratuities. Guests can select itineraries on a wide range of voyages on all three Cunard Queens – Queen Mary 2, Queen Victoria and Queen Elizabeth. … Continue Reading

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Bookings with Norwegian Cruise Line Just Got Easier with eNett Payment Feature for Australian Travel Agents
Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings Ltd. Brands All Receive Approval To Sail To Cuba

Cruise Deals

Warped Rewind At Sea To Set Sail In 2017!

Vans Warped Tour®, in partnership with Sixthman, the industry leaders in music festivals at sea, and music management firm MDDN, will launch the inaugural Warped Rewind At Sea in 2017! … Continue Reading

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Destination Global

Paint the Township Red at Sovereign Hill These School Holidays

sovereign-hillStep back in time as Sovereign Hill celebrates summer fun with a full-program of special school holiday activities, from seeing the famous Redcoat soldiers in action to panning for real gold. … Continue Reading

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Puerto Rico Tourism Holds Steady In 2016
Videos show 360 degree TNQ views

Destination North America

Alcatraz Cruises’ Brings In The New Year With Guaranteed Lowest Prices And Availability For Alcatraz Tickets

For those that want to visit San Francisco’s notorious Alcatraz Island, planning ahead is a must.  As the official website for Alcatraz Tours,www.alcatrazcruises.com provides the guaranteed lowest price for Alcatraz tickets, which are only $35.50 per person for adults/juniors (12-61). … Continue Reading

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The Banff Gondola Wins Two Top Project Awards
The City of Gatlinburg Sets Official Date to Reopen to the Public – VisitMySmokies.com
Caesars Entertainment and Rewards Network Partner to Launch Total Rewards Dining
Winter Wonderfully: Spend the December Holidays in Washington, DC

Destination North Asia

Hong Kong: A Springboard for Brand-building in Asia

The Hong Kong International Franchising Show, organised by the Hong Kong Trade Development Council (HKTDC), has concluded successfully. … Continue Reading

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Destination Seychelles

Seychelles delegation attend ICAN 2016 in Nassau, Bahamas

Mr Gilbert Faure, CEO, SCAA, accompanied by officials from the SCAA and Air Seychelles is in Nassau, in the Commonwealth of the Bahamas to participate in the annual Air Services Negotiations Conference which is organised by the International Civil Aviation Organisation (ICAO). … Continue Reading

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Destination Thailand

Italics Bangkok Restaurant Unveils “The Movement of Color” Experimemtal Art Exhibition

unnamed-34Mirroring the sentiments of Oscar Wilde when he said “Mere color, unspoiled by meaning, and unallied with definite form, can speak to the soul in a thousand different ways,” Samantha Marion’s artwork, which is on display at Italics Bangkok from 8 December, invites diners to unleash their imagination. … Continue Reading

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Financial

Chinese Mobile Payment Giant Alipay to Hit Australian Stores Through Collaboration with Quest Payment Systems

Quest Payment Systems Pty Ltd, an innovative Australian payments provider has collaborated with Alipay, the largest mobile and online payment company in the world, to launch Alipay in Australian stores. … Continue Reading

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Hotel Developments

Sale of Carlson Hotels Inc. to HNA Tourism Group is Completed

Today, the Chinese group HNA Tourism Group Co, Ltd. (“HNA”) announced the successful completion of its purchase of Carlson Hotels Inc. from Carlson Hospitality Group, Inc. … Continue Reading

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Banyan Tree and AccorHotels announce strategic partnership

Hotel News

Worldhotels Creates Holiday Magic and Motivates Guests to Celebrate the Festive Season Differently

unnamed-20Tis’ the season to be jolly and Worldhotels inspires all guests to celebrate the season of giving, by gifting their loved ones the most precious festive present of all – quality time spent together. Offering an array of enticing travel destinations with invitingly festive experiences to boot, guests now have the luxury of ushering in Christmas and the New Year at a magical destination of their choice. … Continue Reading

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Atlantis, the Palm Takes the Title as the Most Instagrammed Hotel in the Middle East
Autograph Collection Hotels Leaves Lasting Impression on 2016
Deck The Halls At The Drake Hotel

Hotel Openings

Hyatt Regency Brand Makes Its Debut in Colombia

www.tbfoto.com.brHYATT REGENCY CARTAGENA - Cartagena/COLOMBIA -Hyatt Hotels Corporation (NYSE: H) today announced the opening of Hyatt Regency Cartagena, the first Hyatt-branded hotel in Colombia. The opening of the first Hyatt Regency hotel in Colombia is a milestone for Hyatt as it continues to focus on the development of the Hyatt Regency brand across Latin America. … Continue Reading

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Marriott Downtown Abu Dhabi Celebrates Official Opening in Grand Style
Al Habtoor Group Chairman Officially Inaugurates Al Habtoor City Hotel Collection at VIP Event with Marriott International
Marquee Openings Across Europe Mark a Milestone Year for The Luxury Collection

Industry Deals

New Deals From Your Travel Club

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Luxury Hotels

The Landmark Mandarin Oriental, Hong Kong Hosts Yuna’s Hong Kong Debut Performance at Mo bar Unplugged Concert

unplugged-concert-with-yunaMalaysian pop sensation, Yuna, performed her first ever Hong Kong gig at The Landmark Mandarin Oriental, Hong Kong, on 25 November. … Continue Reading

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MICE

AIME launches new city experiences for 25th anniversary

unnamed-4The Asia-Pacific Incentives and Meetings Expo (AIME), launches ten Melbourne City Experiences, a new and exciting addition to the 2017 Hosted Buyer program. … Continue Reading

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Forum Group Events Celebrates 20 Year Milestone in Style
Christmas cheer wraps up successful year for Brisbane Showgrounds

Photo Gallery

Texas Tourism’s Australia and New Zealand roadshow a success

unnamed-1Travel agents in Sydney were inspired last night by tales of the Lone Star State at the final city stop on Texas Tourism’s 2016 Australia/New Zealand Roadshow. … Continue Reading

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Resort News

Responsible Tourism

Earth Hour founder to lead Citizens of the Great Barrier Reef

Earth Hour founder Andy Ridley has been appointed Chief Executive Officer of the Citizens of the Great Barrier Reef Foundation. … Continue Reading

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The Ritz-Carlton Goes On Volunteer Missions To Bring Back Smiles In Remote Corners Of Asia

Sports

General Pants BOWL-A-RAMA unveils 2017 rider line-up

General Pants BOWL-A-RAMA has confirmed its status as Australia’s biggest and best skateboarding competition – today announcing the first release line-up of riders set to compete at this year’s event. The best skaters from all around the world will converge on Sydney’s iconic Bondi Beach, February 18 & 19, to compete for more than $80,000 in prize money. … Continue Reading

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Statistics & Trends

Half of business executives expect Hong Kong to be overtaken

Half of business executives in mainland China and Hong Kong (50%) believe that Hong Kong will be overtaken as Asia’s leading financial hub, according to a new survey by London Business School in partnership with University of Hong Kong. … Continue Reading

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October Passenger Demand Moderates
Airlines for America Forecasts 45.2 Million Travelers to Fly During 21-Day Winter Holiday Season
More than 40 Percent of Business Trips are Extended for Leisure Purposes

Tour Operator

Meet National Geographic’s “Earth Changers”

There are many hospitality awards out there, but only a handful that are for real – meaning you don’t have to “pay to play”.  One of them is the World Legacy Award by National Geographic.  Honored to be named as finalists in the “Earth Changers” category are the Cayuga Collection, along with Finch Bay Eco Hotel in Galapagos and ITC Hotels in India. … Continue Reading

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Travel Deals

Exotic Voyages launches a 111-day spiritual journey across Asia

unnamed-12The new package from Exotic Voyages, “The Razor’s Edge: A Spiritual and Cultural Quest,” is a once-in-a-lifetime 111-day journey spanning 13 countries across Asia and the Middle East. … Continue Reading

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Walk Japan’s new Tea Tour highlights the cultural and social significance of tea for Japanese people

Whats On

iclub Sheung Wan Hotel Christmas Green Bazaar 2016

hotel-exteriorTo share the festive joy of Christmas and to promote green living, iclub Sheung Wan Hotel will host its first “Christmas Green Bazaar” on December 10 & 11, 2016.  … Continue Reading

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Defying Gravity and Standing Ovations – All in a Day’s Work Meet the extreme circus artist making Brisbane cover their eyes

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