Headline News

Dutch girl, 14, arrested over airline Twitter bomb prank

egtmedia59A 14-year-old Dutch girl has reportedly been arrested in the Netherlands for posting a Twitter threat against a major international airline. … Continue Reading

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Austria’s Moments of Bliss comes alive in Sydney
Airline sorry for tweeting outrageously rude photograph
Is it possible to fly an aircraft from the ground?
Next in-flight essential – hi-speed Wi-Fi, hopefully free

Accolades

Qamea Resort And Spa Featured In Top Ten Travellers Choice “Best Small Hotels”

The people have spoken and Trip Advisors “Travellers Choice” award results have been released. The management and team at Qamea Resort & Spa are delighted to announce the Resort is featured in the TOP 10 “Best Small Hotels” in the Fiji Islands. … Continue Reading

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Kamalaya Koh Samui Awarded ‘Best Overseas Health & Wellness Property 2014’ Luxury Travel Magazine’s Gold List Awards

Aviation

Fiji Airways and Etihad Airways Sign Groundbreaking Interline Agreement

Fiji Airways and Etihad Airways, the national airline of the United Arab Emirates, today announced a new and far reaching interline agreement between the two carriers. … Continue Reading

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Kenya Airways Celebrates First Black Female Boeing 787 Captain In The World
GOL and TAP Enter Into a Codeshare Agreement

Appointments

John Ozinga is appointed COO of HotelInvest

John Ozinga joins Accor as COO of HotelInvest. He will be a member of the Group’s Executive Committee and his appointment will be effective as of June 18th, 2014. … Continue Reading

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Trump International Hotel™ Waikiki Beach Walk® Names Lydia Cornett As Account Director For Australia And New Zealand Markets
Gulf Region DMC Aims At Australia
Kathy Hansberry Promoted to Promotions and Public Relations Manager

Apps

TripAdvisor is now the world’s most popular travel app

TripAdvisor®, the world’s largest travel site*, today announced it has reached the mobile milestone of 100 million downloads for its free app for iPhone and Android. … Continue Reading

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Attraction

Get face-to-paw with the furry, fluffy and feathery residents of WILD LIFE Sydney Zoo

WILD LIFE Sydney Zoo has today released an exciting new schedule of animal encounters that will be available across the week on a permanent basis*, allowing zoo visitors to get closer to the unique Australian animals than ever before. … Continue Reading

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Only Flying B-29 Superfortress Arrived At New Home in Fort Worth

Corporate

Sojern Doubles Year-on-Year Revenue and Increases Global Data Footprint to Over 200M Traveler Profiles

Sojern, the world’s leading data-driven travel platform, today announced that it achieved record growth in 2013, more than doubling revenue year-over-year. … Continue Reading

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theREVpeople and ACI HR Teams Up to Find Industry Revenue Management Talents
The Legendary Pacific Coast And Fly Scoot Launch A Major Tourism Campaign Today
Dropbox Establishes Office in Sydney

Cruise

Lindblad Expeditions-National Geographic Celebrates Centennial Of Shackleton’s Legendary Imperial Trans-Antarctic Expedition

Lindblad Expeditions-National Geographic is bringing to life one of the most storied expeditions in modern history, with exciting enhancements to the 2014/15 voyages to celebrate the Centennial of Sir Ernest Shackleton’s Imperial Trans-Antarctic Expedition. … Continue Reading

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P&O Cruises Thanks Newcastle and the Hunter For Welcoming Pacific Dawn Passengers
Compagnie Du Ponant: April-October 2015 Itineraries On Sale From 15 April 2014
Paul Gauguin Cruises Presents Its Voyages By Gauguin 2015 Collection Brochure
P&O Cruises’ Latest Program Offers New Cruises Across Australia

Cruise Deals

Crystal’s Bicycle Adventures Pave New Ways To See Europe

Luxury cruise innovator Crystal Cruises is expanding its roster of active, immersive experiences ashore with 16 bicycle Crystal Adventures in 2014.  … Continue Reading

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Cruise Deals from Royal Caribbean International, Celebrity Cruises and Azamara Club Cruises

Destination Global

Savour a feast of colourful festivals on the Fraser Coast

As the weather cools, the events season starts to sizzle on the Fraser Coast. … Continue Reading

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Kingscliff Welcomes Visitors At New Information Centre
Aruba, One Happy Island For Families

Destination Hawaii

Hawai’i Tourism Oceania encouraging agents to become Oahu Island Experts

Hawai’i Tourism Oceania is encouraging all travel agents to learn more about the island of Oahu through its Hawai’i Destination Specialist Program, an online training program designed for trade to become Hawai’i Experts. … Continue Reading

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Destination North America

Destination Seychelles

India Will Be Present In The Carnaval International De Victoria In Seychelles

Seychelles-TravelThe participation of an Indian Cultural Troupe in this year’s Carnaval International de Victoria in the Seychelles has been confirmed. … Continue Reading

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Carnival International de Victoria in the Seychelles moves official opening ceremony to accommodate larger crowd

Destination Thailand

Celebrate Easter Sunday by the Chao Phraya River at Feast Restaurant, Royal Orchid Sheraton Hotel & Towers

unnamed (10)Celebrate Easter Sunday on April 20, 2014 at Feast Restaurant where you will be enjoying the best brunch in town! Indulge in one of Bangkok’s biggest seafood selection and a wide variety of food from around the world. … Continue Reading

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ASEAN Ground Barred Dove Festival: A Major Cultural Event in Yala Province

Exhibitions

IT&CM China 2014 Delegates First To Experience Special Events Venue – The River Mall

IT&CM China 2014 delegates experienced this evening’s official Opening Ceremony and Welcome Dinner for the first time at a special venue – The River Mall, sited within the Shanghai Expo arena. … Continue Reading

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Food & Beverage

Fabulous Food Shopping & Picnic at W Taipei’s Farmers Market in Spring

To celebrate the spring in the air, W Taipei launches “Farmers Market” at the kitchen table outdoor sky garden every sunny Saturday & Sunday at 12pm – 5pm from April 12 to May 11. … Continue Reading

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Kerry’s Kitchen Launches Feasti-ival For Dinner
El Bulli Chef Ferran Adria Checks In With Sofitel
From The Creators Of Rock Bar: Unique Rooftop Bar & Restaurant

Global Travel Media TV

Thailand To Stem China’s MICE Drop

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Hospitality

Home Valley Station re-opens on 1st May for 2014 season

unnamed (5)On 1st May, Home Valley Station, a unique working cattle station in Western Australia’s East Kimberley, will re-open its doors to guests following its annual hiatus over the wet season.  … Continue Reading

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Heritage Auckland celebrates 100 years
Millennium Plaza Dubai Rolls Out The Green Carpet …
The Peninsula Hotels introduces new interactive website
The Official Chobe Game Lodge Website Launches

Hotel Deals

Sizzling Summer Special at JW Marriott Phuket Resort & Spa 72 Hours Only – Paradise at Half Price Promotion at Luxury Resort

Plenty of exciting stories await you to experience on an idyllic coast of the Andaman Sea at Mai Khao Beach of Phuket. Plan your upcoming summer vacation at JW Marriott Phuket Resort & Spa with a special offer that is sizzling more than ever. … Continue Reading

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Traders Hotel, Singapore Invites Guests To The Great Singapore Sale 2014
Cool Season Deals at Baillie Lodges
Your Villa, Your Pool and Your Personal Butler Awaits You at Ametis Villa Bali in April at a Massive 40% Discount

Hotel Openings

Australia’s Peppers Retreats & Resorts Open First Hotel In Asia

Renowned throughout Australia and New Zealand for their captivating locations and world-class cuisine, Peppers Retreats & Resorts have now added Bali to the portfolio with the rebranding of the former Sentosa Seminyak all-villa luxury resort. … Continue Reading

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WATERTABLE to Open at Hyatt Regency Huntington Beach Resort & Spa
Oaks Hotels & Resorts to open first Mackay property – Oaks Rivermarque Mackay
Crowne Plaza® Hotel Opens in Kitchener-Waterloo for Productivity-Minded Business Travelers

Industry Deals

Grab a Pacific Island cruise bargain on Carnival Spirit at Industry rates.

Spirit-Pool-148x148Carnival Spirit – 10 Night Pacific Islands From Sydney – 28 May 14 … Continue Reading

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Invitations

APT Announces Exciting Line Up for Australia-wide Information Sessions

APT has announced the dates and cities for its latest series of Information Sessions, which will feature Europe River Cruising, Luxury Small Ships, South America and Antarctica. … Continue Reading

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Lifestyle

New, Extreme Cycling Challenges Arrive In Hong Kong – Mad Dogs: Are You Mad Enough?

“Mad Dogs”, Hong Kong’s newest adventure cycling challenge company, today announces its 2014 program, including “Singapore to Krabi”, “Tokyo to Sapporo” and “Hong Kong to Hanoi”, among other extreme challenges.  … Continue Reading
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Flavours Of Spain Launches 1st International Spanish Paella Championships
Strictly Ballroom The Musical – Now Playing!

Loyalty

Singapore Airlines Frequent Flyers To Benefit From New Partnership With Chic Outlet Shopping®

COS London Bicester VillageChic Outlet Shopping® and Singapore Airlines have announced a new partnership that will enable every PPS Club and KrisFlyer member to earn KrisFlyer miles at each of the nine Chic Outlet Shopping® Villages in Europe. … Continue Reading

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United is first airline in the U.S. to offer mileage redemption for carbon offsets

Medical Tourism

Deer Jet Medical to Establish the Largest Air Medical Base in Shanghai to Promote Growth of Medical Tourism

Deer Jet Medical Co. Ltd., China’s largest air medical service business announced at “ABACE”, Asia’s Largest Premier Business Aviation and Exhibition, to establish China’s largest air … Continue Reading

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MICE

Book and win a tropical getaway with Pullman Melbourne Albert Park

Melbourne’s largest hotel based conference facility Pullman Melbourne Albert Park is offering planners the chance to win a tropical getaway to Pullman Port Douglas Sea Temple Resort and Spa when they book their next conference. … Continue Reading

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NEWS

Etihad Airways Increases Flights To Key Mediterranean Destinations

Etihad Airways, the national airline of the United Arab Emirates, today announced it would boost frequency and capacity to Athens and Larnaca, adding depth to its expanding network and enhancing connectivity over its Abu Dhabi hub. … Continue Reading

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Photo Gallery

Acteing Up In New Zealand.

Another 70 from New Zealand’s Corporate Travel & Meetings/Events Community attended ACTE’s recent Auckland Networking Reception. … Continue Reading

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Ramada Downtown Dubai Hosts Travel Agents from Slovakia

Responsible Tourism

The Ritz-Carlton, Beijing Announces the Participation of Smile Asia Week in May to Support Operation Smile

The Ritz-Carlton, Beijing has announced the participation of Smile Asia Week from May 5 – 11, 2014 to sell specially-created cakes to raise funds for Operation Smile, an international children’s medical charity which helps give children worldwide with cleft lips or palates a reason to smile again. … Continue Reading

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Wilderness Botswana Camps Score High In Ecotourism Certification
Sustainable tourism to ensure growth of Sacred Valley village

Social Media

Tokoriki Island Resort – Awarded Top Tripadvisor Rankings

Tokoriki Island Resort, Fiji, was today ranked #1 by travellers of the world’s largest travel site TripAdvisor as THE BEST OF THE MAMANUCA ISLANDS, TOP TEN HOTELS IN FIJI, HOTELS FOR ROMANCE IN FIJI and  #1 BEST RESTAURANT IN THE MAMANUCAS for “Oishii’ Teppanyaki. … Continue Reading

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Domestic travel market boosted by last minute holiday getaways

Statistics & Trends

Leading Travel Ecommerce Sites Struggle with Digital Marketing Data Quality, According to New Research

In the second installment of The Return on Marketing Technology research series, Lima Consulting Group and ObservePoint conducted extensive research on the top 140 global travel websites to get a granular look at their digital marketing technology deployments. … Continue Reading

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STR Global: Europe hotel pipeline for March
STR Global: March 2014 Asia Pacific pipeline
STR Global: MEA pipeline for March

Technology

New Approach to Technology Gives Hotels Competitive Edge

Hotels can now offer guests free Wi-Fi, and local and STD calls, while reducing their overall operating costs, thanks to a brand new approach to telephony technology developed by Broadband Solutions, one Australia’s most successful business internet service providers. … Continue Reading

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Tripleseat Captures Half A Billion Dollars in Private Dining and Event Business Leads
Outrigger Enterprises Group Drives 86% More Mobile Bookings with Website Optimised by Mobify
Amadeus Signs New Global Agreement with United Airlines for Distribution Services and Ancillary Offerings

Tour Operator

Bragging rights drive Gen Y festival fever

Young travellers are increasingly booking a ticket to some of the world’s craziest festivals to boost their bragging rights, according to youth travel brand Topdeck. … Continue Reading

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Training

Les Roches International School Launches Master of Science in Hospitality Leadership

Les Roches International School of Hotel Management is launching a Master of Science in Hospitality Leadership. Classes will start in January 2015. … Continue Reading

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