Headline News

MH370 hacked, shot down by US military – new claim

The reasons behind the disappearance of Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 have been covered up, according to former airline chief executive and French author Marc Dugain. … Continue Reading

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Computer glitch causes Jetstar delays on busiest day
Sydney attack prompts US to issue rare travel alert
Fully commissionable cabins still available on Gallipoli Cruise n’Tour
Win a magical trip to magical Tanna, Vanuatu … and discover Vanuatu

Accolades

Aviation

Airport

SkyTeam Completes SkyPriority Rollout, Announces Fast-Track Service at Select Airports

SkyTeam, the global airline alliance, has completed the rollout of SkyPriority across its global network, offering the ‘red carpet treatment’ to Elite Plus, First and Business Class customers at more than 1,000 airports worldwide. … Continue Reading

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Appointments

Apps

Top 5 Ways the United App is Your Best Holiday Travel Companion:

1. Timely, updated alerts – This time of year, severe winter weather can put a wrinkle in travel plans. When checking in via the mobile app, turning on the “Send Notification” functionality ensures travelers receive alerts about changes, delays or cancelations so customers have information at their fingertips for quicker solutions and better planning. … Continue Reading

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LoungeBuddy Brings Instant In-App Airport Lounge Bookings to the US and UK

Association

Tourism operators can help keep visiting drivers safe

Tourism operators around the country are being asked to play their part in a campaign to improve safety for visiting drivers this summer. … Continue Reading

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Car

Avis Budget Group Agrees to Acquire Its Avis and Budget Licensee for Norway, Sweden and Denmark

Avis Budget Group, Inc., a leading provider of vehicle rental services, announced today that it has agreed to acquire its licensee for the Avis and Budget brands in Norway, Sweden and Denmark for approximately $50 million. … Continue Reading

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Conferences

Asia’s World City To Host 2015 Virtuoso® Symposium

Hong Kong, one of the world’s premier travel destinations, will host luxury travel’s most influential individuals from around the world during the 2015 Virtuoso® Symposium. … Continue Reading

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PATA to Support the Pacific Asia Indigenous Tourism Conference 2015

Corporate

AIRFRANCE-KLM Revision to 2014 EBITDA target, reinforcement of the Perform 2020 plan.

AirfranceDuring its meeting on 18 December 2014, the Air France-KLM Board of Directors reviewed the updated financial outlook for the fourth quarter 2014. … Continue Reading

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Air China Hosts The Market Opening Ceremony At The Stock Exchange Of Hong Kong To Celebrate The 10th Anniversary Of Its Listing In Hong Kong
Cover-More Group partners with IAG in New Zealand
Make Five Tourism Marketing Resolutions for 2015
Quest appointed primary Australasian partner of The Apartment Service & The TAS Alliance

Cruise

Carnival Corporation Announces Two New Ship Orders with Fincantieri

Carnival Corporation & plc, the world’s largest travel and leisure company, today announced new cruise ship orders for two of its brands with Fincantieri S.p.A., the world’s largest cruise ship building company. … Continue Reading

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Crystal Debuts Brand New Billy Joel Concert Production On Board, Welcomes Renowned Broadway & West End ‘Piano Man’ To Star
Travel Boom To Cuba Expected In Light Of Historical Shift In U.S. And Cuba Relations

Destination ASEAN

ADB Supports Greater Mekong Subregion Initiatives to Promote Role Of Youth

In an effort to highlight the contribution of youth to the Greater Mekong Subregion (GMS), Asian Development Bank (ADB) is assisting 36 national youth representatives from Mekong countries on a journey of learning, to culminate in a youth message to the 5th GMS Summit to be held in Bangkok, Thailand next week. … Continue Reading

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Bali among TripAdvisor’s Most Popular Year End Holiday Destination in Asia Pacific
Myanmar Becomes Full Member Of ASEAN Infrastructure Fund
2015: The Year To Visit Penang!

Destination Dubai

Dubai tops YouGov luxury travel survey

unnamed (12)Luxury travel trends will once again be a highlighted feature at Arabian Travel Market (ATM) 2015, with the International Luxury Travel Market (ILTM) Middle East showcase matching luxury-focused exhibitors with travel buyers from around the world looking to discover the very best experiences in the region. … Continue Reading

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Destination Global

Destination Japan

JATA Year-End & New-Year Ranking The Most Popular Destination Is Hawaii

The Japan Association of Travel Agents (Address: Tokyo, Chiyoda-ku, Chairman: Hiromi Tagawa) conducted a study among its member companies and determined the most popular destinations for the year-end and New-Year period. … Continue Reading

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Japan Tourism Is Ready For 2015 With Attentions To Hokuriku Region

Destination North America

International Visitors Spend $18.5 Billion in October 2014

U.S. Secretary of Commerce Penny Pritzker announced that international visitors spent $18.5 billion on travel to, and tourism-related activities within, the United States in October, an increase of nearly 3 percent when compared to October 2013. … Continue Reading

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San Francisco Launches the New Year in Style
Philadelphia’s New Americans Tour Launches
Starline Tours World’s First Movie Stars’ Homes Tour Turns 80 with a Year Long Party for All Ages in Los Angeles
Santa Barbara’s Film Feast 2015 Celebrates 30 Years of Filmmaking

Destination Philippines

Shangri-La’s Boracay Resort & Spa, Philippines Named One Of The ‘World’s Best Beach Resorts In 2014 By Conde Nast Traveler’s Readers

The readers of Condé Nast Traveler have cast their votes and awarded named Shangri-La’s Boracay Resort & Spa, Philippines as one of the 40 best beach resorts around the world in 2014. … Continue Reading

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Destination Thailand

Thai Tourism Recovery Continues in November 2014

unnamed (19)The number of the international visitor arrivals has continuously risen for the second month. Visitor arrivals to Thailand in November totalled 2,438,301, a growth of 2.53 percent over November 2013. … Continue Reading

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TAT promotes Muay Thai boxing in Indian Market
First Thailand Halal Assembly to help boost trade, travel with Islamic World
Thanyapura Pia Phuket Swimming Stars Shine At Thailand National Games

Exhibitions

AIME Visitor Registration, Where Inspiration Begins

447619_num1037434_600x600Visitor registration for AIME (Asia-Pacific Incentives & Meetings Expo) 2015 has opened today with a brand new program promising to inspire everyone in attendance. … Continue Reading

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Financial

FGB and NCB Finance Etihad Airways’ Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner Aircraft

Etihad Airways, the national airline of the UAE, has selected Abu Dhabi-based FGB and The National Commercial Bank (NCB) of Saudi Arabia to provide financing for the purchase of a number of its Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner aircraft, the first of which was on show today at Abu Dhabi International Airport.  … Continue Reading

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Mastercard Continues To Drive Financial Inclusion In Myanmar

Food & Beverage

Hospitality

Hotel Developments

Hard Rock International Announces Hard Rock Hotel Tenerife

Followings its successful European debut with Hard Rock Hotel Ibiza earlier this year,Hard Rock International – owner of one of the world’s most iconic and recognized brands – announces plans for the beachfront Hard Rock Hotel Tenerife, set to open in mid-2016. … Continue Reading

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Hotel Openings

Industry Deals

Blue Lagoon Cruises Through The Islands Of Fiji At Industry Discounts!

IndustryCruise Fiji’s Spectacular Mamanuca & Yasawa Islands on MV Fiji Princess. … Continue Reading

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Luxury Hotels

Book A Delightful Stay And Explore The City Or Celebrate The Festive Season In Style At Mandarin Oriental, Taipei

image003Mandarin Oriental, Taipei invites you to relax with a Delightful Stay or celebrate the holiday season in luxurious style with two specially designed room offers. … Continue Reading

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Photo Gallery

Hong Kong Pulse 3d Light Show Gets Christmassy

The iconic façades of Hong Kong’s Cultural Centre and Clock Tower have undergone a Christmas makeover and are illuminated as a “giant gift box” during the city’s Winterfest celebrations. … Continue Reading

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Rail

Swiss Travel System Launches New Product Range In 2015

As of 1 January 2015, the Swiss Travel System will be marketing its new and improved product range that aims to better cater to the changing needs of visitors to Switzerland including shorter holiday stays and the need for increased travel flexibilities. … Continue Reading

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Ski

Why should you ski in Austria?

Thinking about dusting off your ski jacket for a trip to the slopes this year? You’ve tried the same half dozen purpose-built resorts that everyone in the UK goes to, but there has to be more to ski holidays than that, right? … Continue Reading

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Epic Snow – Over Four And Half Metres At Niseko

Social Media

Win A Dream Family Holiday To O‘Ahu & Hawai‘I Island

Hawai‘i is becoming an increasingly popular holiday destination of choice for families of all ages. You’ll find the culture of Hawai‘i to be very family-friendly. The Hawaiian word for “children” is “keiki” and fun for your keiki isn’t hard to find no matter which island you visit.  … Continue Reading

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Intercontinental Hotels Group Follows In Footsteps Of Lady Gaga With Interactive Social Media Platform Shuttlerock
Triptogether Names The Most Traditional Cities For The Winter Holidays
Prize Competition With FOUR Magazine On Social Media

Technology

Hyatt’s Technology Strategy Will Save Thousands While Benefitting Guests

Last month, the Hyatt Regency Bellevue on Seattle’sEastside became the first hotel able to use SMS two-way communication between guest and staff from a system that powers multiple technologies at one source. Connect CMS, a product created by Bellevue’s technology partner Monscierge, provides a single hub where the hotel’s staff can manage several products as one. … Continue Reading

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Travelport Enhances The Visual Hotel Content In Its Travel Commerce Platform
Travelport Announces New Investments In Turkey

Travel Deals

Travellers’ Good Buys Compiled By John Rozentals

activeSoft-adventure specialist Active Travel is offering a new 13-day autumn-hued walking tour in Japan next September, when travellers can visit mountain-top temples and sacred waterfalls, soak in hot springs, join in dawn Buddhist ceremonies, sample local dishes and stay in traditional Japanese inns. … Continue Reading

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Wholesaler

New Horizons Launches New Asia Brochure

New Horizons has released its 2015 Asia brochure, combining Singapore, Malaysia, Hong Kong and China. Following increased demand over the past twelve m­­onths, the brochure has expanded to include more flexible cruising product and new day touring options such as Legoland, the River Safari in Singapore, a Historic Malacca tour from Kuala Lumpur and a Coral Islands tour in Sabah. … Continue Reading

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