Headline News

Jetstar’s friendly tip-off to drug-carrying pax falls flat

egtmedia59Jetstar has apologised after a “casually employed crew member” serving as a flight attendant gave passengers who may have been carrying drugs a friendly tip-off to flush their stashes away before sniffer dogs checked them at the airport. … Continue Reading

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Demands mount for governments to re-route flight paths
MAS flight aborts take-off at Adelaide to avoid Tigerair
Word is getting out about South Australia’s national parks
ASTW sackings: A Kangaroo Court?


Centra Taum Seminyak Bali awarded Best Service Excellence award by Tourism Ministry

Centra Taum Seminyak Bali - Private Pool DuplexThe Indonesian Ministry of Tourism has presented Centra Taum Seminyak Bali with the Best Service Excellence of the Year Award 2014 as part of Indonesia’s Best 50 Hotels and Restaurants Awards. … Continue Reading

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Margaret River Region scoops top Halliday awards

Airfare Deals

2014 Aircalin’s “Escape The Winter” Sale

Aircalin is pleased to announce the release of a sale to “Escape the Winter” in New Caledonia which can be booked and purchased from Monday 4th August through to Monday 25th August. … Continue Reading

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Qantas To Refresh Boeing 737 Fleet

Qantas will refurbish its fleet of Boeing 737-800 aircraft, providing customers with a greater level of comfort and enhanced in-flight entertainment
options. … Continue Reading

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Finnair announces new scheduled routes for summer 2015
Qantas Expands Codeshare With LAN Across South America
Boeing, All Nippon Airways Finalize Order for 40 Widebody Airplanes
THAI Smile Adds Service from Don Mueang Airport


Travel Indochina appoints General Manager, Customer Experience and Marketing

Travel Indochina has announced the appointment of Joe Ponte to the newly established role of General Manager, Customer Experience and Marketing, effective early August 2014. … Continue Reading

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New Sales Manager for Aurora Expeditions
New Sales and Marketing Manager for Sigatoka River Safari and Off Road Caves Safari
GHM Appoints New General Management in Bali
Abacus appoints GM for Hong Kong


Airline Trade Groups File Lawsuit Against TSA to Protect Customers from Higher Taxes

-Airlines for America (A4A), the industry trade organization for leading U.S. airlines, and the International Air Transport Association (IATA), an international industry trade association representing some 240 airlines or 84 percent of global air traffic,filed a petition with the U.S. … Continue Reading

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Discover Nature Aboard New River Safari Cruise From 1 August

From 1 August, visitors to River Safari can go on a relaxing nature cruise along the Upper Seletar Reservoir and enjoy views of clear blue skies, lush green forests and chance upon wildlife with the launch of the park’s latest attraction – theRiver Safari Cruise. … Continue Reading

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GBTA Foundation Announces “Gift of Knowledge” Initiative: Delivering Business Travel Education in China

The GBTA Foundation – the education and research arm of the Global Business Travel Association – announced today at GBTA Convention 2014, “The Gift of Knowledge” initiative and United Airlines’ $75,000 commitment as a founding leadership partner. … Continue Reading

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Princess Cruises to Add New Ship to Fleet

Today Princess Cruises, a subsidiary of Carnival Corporation & plc, announced that it has reached an agreement with the Italian shipbuilder Fincantieri to build a new ship, which will enter service in 2017. … Continue Reading

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New Off The Beaten Path Tours Highlight Silversea’s 2015 Voyages
Windstar Cruises Launches New Cruisetours, Including a Four-Day Myanmar Experience
New Boutique Adventures for Crystal’s New England and Canada cruises, September and October 2014

Cruise Deals

Uncovering Asia Sale Book select Swan Hellenic Asia Cruises by 31 August 2014 and SAVE!

UntitledSwan Hellenic have extended their Uncovering Asia Sale until 31 August 2014! Book select exotic Orient itineraries before 31 August 2014, and receive UP TO 25% OFF* the cruise fare per couple with our Uncovering Asia Sale!
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Destination Global

Red carpet ready to be rolled for CinéfestOZ

CinéfestOZ, the Australian and French film festival held in Western Australia’s South West in August is gearing up to welcome filmmakers, stars and diverse audiences to enjoy film screenings and events in centres around the region. … Continue Reading

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New Look for Destination Port Stephens
Top Aussie Chefs Descend on Barnbougle
Rilean Construction starts work on new state-of-the-art pergola at Walter Peak

Destination North America

Montauk Is New York’s Most Expensive Destination

Montauk, located at the easternmost point of Long Island, is the most expensive summer destination in New York State. That’s according to a recent survey from NewYorkHotels.org, which compared 20 main destinations in the state of New York based on the cost of their lodging. … Continue Reading

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Enhancements at Elvis Presley’s Graceland to Revolutionize Guest Experience with New Hotel, Multimedia iPad Tour and Archives Studio
Things to Do in NYC August 2014: NYCTourist.com Announces the Top Concerts, Events, Movies in the Park, and Attractions in New York City This August

Destination Seychelles

All is on the right track for the first-ever Praslin Culinary and Arts fiesta in the Seychelles as the Minister says

Seychelles-TravelThe team working on the first-ever Praslin Culinary and Arts Fiesta to be held on September 5 to 7 in the Seychelles are putting the final touches to the three-day event. … Continue Reading

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Destination Thailand


Boat Show Sails Into Glebe Island

Sydney Exhibition Centre @ Glebe Island’s biggest public show yet was officially opened today by NSW Deputy Premier Andrew Stoner as the first of 60,000 visitors arrived by water and by land for the 47th Sydney International Boat Show. … Continue Reading

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Lufthansa Group raises operating profit for first half-year

Improved cost structures and lower depreciation help increase operating profit by EUR 41 million to EUR 114 million / competitive pressures on fares, devaluation of the Venezuelan bolivar and pilots’ strike depress … Continue Reading

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Singapore Airlines first quarter operating profit $39 Million

Food & Beverage

Shangri-La Hotel, Sydney Sweet Talks Foodies with Launch of Sydney’s First Dessert Festival

Shangri-La Hotel, Sydney’s Executive Pastry Chef Anna Polyviou is joining forces with leaders in the Australian pastry industry to bring to life Sydney’s first-ever dessert festival, Sweet Street at Shangri-La. … Continue Reading

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Get Fatty with them Steamed Buns Fatty Crab introduces all you can eat Buns… and keeps them coming
Invisible Kitchen Now Available for Effortless Gourmet Dining
Exquisite Mooncakes For Mid-Autumn Festival Enjoyment

Golf Tourism

Hyatt Open Golf Tournament 2014 6 – 7 September 2014

Hua Hin is known as a beach, spa and golfing destination, but all in all it is a destination for everyone. In September this year, fun and happiness will once again be created for golf enthusiasts by Grand Hyatt Erawan Bangkok, Hyatt Regency Hua Hin and our new resort: Hyatt Regency Phuket Resort. … Continue Reading

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For The Ultimate Female Traveler Destination, Look No Further Than Sireeampan Boutique Resort & Spa in Chiang Mai

unnamed (9)Sireeampan Boutique Resort & Spa is the quintessential escape for solo and group female travelers.  Thailand, recently rated one of the top 25 travel destinations in the world for 2014, is one of the most sought-out exotic countries in the world.  … Continue Reading

Latest News under Category: Hospitality
Exclusive: Hilton Declares Room Service Overhaul Successful
Best Western Reports Solid Sales and Loyalty Program Growth
Renaissance Harbour View Hotel Hong Kong Presents an Array of 25th Anniversary Promotions
RCI Adds 70 Affiliated Properties to World’s Largest Exchange Network During First Half of Year

Hotel Deals

So Cultural – Meet The Archibald Artists At Sofitel Sydney Wentworth

Sydney’s ‘hotel for the arts’, the Sofitel Sydney Wentworth, has once again signed on as hotel sponsor of the often controversial and always exciting Archibald Exhibition for 2014, on now at the Art Gallery of New South Wales until the 28th of September. … Continue Reading

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Outrigger Mauritius Launches ‘Endless Sunshine’ Promotion
Tween Trap at Eventi, A Kimpton Hotel

Hotel Openings

JW Marriott Hotels & Resorts Soars to New Heights in China

6a0128763ee05d970c01a3fd3c4788970b-800wiJW Marriott Hotels & Resorts today expanded its luxury portfolio in China with the unveiling of the highly anticipated 416-room JW Marriott Hotel Zhengzhou in Henan Province. … Continue Reading

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Hyatt Place La Paz Opens in Mexico
Starwood Hotels & Resorts to Debut Eco-Wise Element Brand in Aspen Valley

Industry Deals


tic® – The modern age needle and thread

After hitting the snooze button one too many times this morning, you are flying out the door to make it to work on time when you have a realisation that your shirt has missing a button. … Continue Reading

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Loyalty Programmes Make Holiday Dreams Come True

According to new research released today by InterContinental® Hotels Group (IHG®), 62% of global travellers said that it felt like a dream come true when redeeming points from their loyalty programme all in one go. … Continue Reading

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The Menzies Sydney unveils a brand new look Ballroom

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAThe Grand Dame of Sydney hotels, The Menzies Sydney just yesterday launched the new look ‘Australia Ballroom’ in a glitzy affair, after a radical facelift. … Continue Reading

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The Westin Peachtree Plaza Launches Innovative Meeting Enhancements

Responsible Tourism

Otway Fly Treetop Adventures lays down the roots for a greener future

Today at Otway Fly Treetop Adventures, mascot Otway Ollie was joined by students from Colac South West Primary to celebrate Otway Tree Week – an initiative aimed at encouraging tree lovers far and wide to take a hands on role in ensuring the future of the rainforest by planting a tree.  … Continue Reading

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Amadeus continues growth in Asia Pacific as JAL signs for Altéa as part of IT transformation programme

Amadeus, a leading technology partner for the global travel industry, and Japan Airlines (JAL), one of the leading Asia-Pacific carriers which operates more than 220 aircraft domestically and overseas, today announce that an agreement has been reached for Amadeus to provide the airline with its full Altéa Suite of IT solutions.   … Continue Reading

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Travelport and Air India sign milestone agreement
Flytxt platform goes live in3 MTN OpCos

Tour Operator

SpiceRoads launches Agent Portal

SpiceRoads Cycle Tours launches a new Agent Booking Portal that will make booking bicycle holidays for clients by agents efficient and timely, resulting in instant confirmations. … Continue Reading

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