Headline News

Strong Qantas result grows capacity, inspires new planes

egtmedia59Qantas will boost capacity by 1.5% to 2% in the six months to June after announcing a dramatic financial turnaround which many will see as vindicating the stern policies of chief executive Alan Joyce. … Continue Reading

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Event with unpleasant name may be ultimate Aussie rally
Qantas buys into data-harnessing and insurance risks
Latest Oasis-class ship is world’s biggest cruise vessel
List of world’s best airports includes a few surprises

Accolades

Fiji’s Likuliku Lagoon Resort And Malolo Island Scoop Aon Fiji Excellence In Tourism’s Top Awards

LLR Signature Hero 0860Ahura Resorts is delighted to announce two more significant tourism accolades to add to its collection. Likuliku Lagoon Resort won the 2014 AON Fiji Excellence in Tourism Award for Best Luxury Accommodation, and Malolo Island Resort received the award for Best Quality Accommodation. It is the fourth time that these two resorts have received these respective awards. … Continue Reading

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Les Clefs d’Or Honor for Park Regis Kris Kin Hotel Dubai
Hilton Receives Top Accolades At The 2014 HSMAI Adrian Awards
Greater Fort Lauderdale And M. Silver – A Division Of Finn Partners Win Gold And Two Silver HSMAI Adrian Awards

Aviation

JAL SKY Wi-Fi Service Onboard Its Boeing 767-300ers And Boeing 787-8s To Be Expanded Onto More International Routes

Japan Airlines (JAL) has been introducing in-flight Wi-Fi service since July 2012 with Boeing 777-300ERs (*1). The airline will start to include Boeing 767-300ERs and Boeing 787-8s to introducing JAL SKY Wi-Fi service on more Europe, North America and long-haul Asia routes from March 3, 2015. … Continue Reading

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United Airlines Introduces New Premium-Cabin Menu on United Express Flights
JAL to Enhance Its In-flight Entertainment Service in 2015
“Air Mos Burger–JAL Special” Introduced On Select International Routes

Airport

Airport Authority Signs Agreement For Sub-Lease For Hong Kong Airlines Flight Training Centre

Airport Authority Hong Kong (AA) today signed an agreement for sub-lease for Hong Kong Airlines Aviation Training Centre Limited to build a flight training centre at Hong Kong International Airport (HKIA). … Continue Reading

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Appointments

AirAsia X appoints Cheok Huei Shian as Chief Financial Officer

AirAsia X Berhad, the leading long-haul low-fare carrier today announced the appointment of Cheok Huei Shian as its Chief Financial Officer effective immediately. … Continue Reading

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Louis T Appoints General Manager for its First Property
Announcing A Change Of Guard For CEO
Four Seasons Hotel Washington, DC Welcomes Tony Dixon As Director Of Events

Association

ATEC Board Discovers Sunshine Coast’s International Appeal

The ATEC National Board held its meeting this week on the Sunshine Coast at Spicers Tamarind Retreat  which provided an opportunity for the board to gain a first hand appreciation of the Sunshine Coast as an inbound tourism destination.   … Continue Reading

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Corporate

Hogg Robinson Group Plc Introduces Fraedom

Hogg Robinson Group plc, the international corporate services company, today launched Fraedom, its new integrated technology and Software as a Service (SaaS) business. … Continue Reading

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Cruise

Ponant expedition includes Indonesia, New Guinea and the Solomon Islands

unnamed (11)Departing Manado (Indonesia) late November 2015 onboard the modern luxury expedition ship Le Soleal, this inaugural 14 night itinerary features destinations and cultural experiences specially selected to reveal the uniqueness of this fascinating and varied region.

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New Generation Oasis-Class Ship Harmony Of The Seas Unveils New Thrills And Adventures
Princess Cruises Debuts 2016 Alaska Cruise And Cruisetour Program
Princess Cruises Unveils New 2016 Europe Cruise Offerings
New Generation Oasis-Class Ship Harmony Of The Seas Unveils New Thrills And Adventures

Destination Global

Sunreef Mooloolaba gets set for 2015 Swimming with Whales Season

unnamed (8)As the humpback whales in the Antarctic are feeding and increasing their blubber stores ready for their annual migration up the Australian east coast, the Sunreef Mooloolaba crew are also gearing up for another Swim with Whales season on Queensland’s beautiful Sunshine Coast. … Continue Reading

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Whale sharks sighted off WA’s mid-north coast
Shitbox Rally Set To Take The Outback Stage
RiskMap 2015: Sub-Saharan Africa’s growth has outpaced political reform

Destination Seychelles

Tourism + Culture = Identity, An Essential Equation

Seychelles-TravelHRH Prince Sultan bin Salman bin Abdulaziz Al-Saud, Chairman of the Commission for Tourism and Antiquities of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, Alain St Ange, Minister of Tourism and Culture of the Seychelles & Dr Taleb Rifai, Secretary General of the UNWTO speak up through CNN’s TASK Group … Continue Reading

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Exhibitions

UNWTO Activities At ITB 2015

ITB Berlin Opening Ceremony (3 March, 18.00 – 20.00, CityCube Berlin Hall B)
UNWTO Secretary-General, Taleb Rifai, will deliver the opening speech at the ITB opening ceremony. … Continue Reading

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Food & Beverage

Hotel Deals

Shilla Stay Jeju Launches With Grand Opening Package

unnamed (4)Destined to be the hotel of choice for discerning travellers, Shilla Stay Jeju will welcome guests from March 1st. … Continue Reading

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Frasers Hospitality Celebrates SG50 With Charity Auction

Hotel Developments

Minor Hotel Group Partners With Dubai Properties Announcing New Anantara In Dubai

Minor Hotel Group (MHG), a hotel owner, operator and investor, currently with a portfolio of over 120 hotels and resorts in 22 countries across Asia Pacific, the Middle East, Europe, South America, Africa and the Indian Ocean, is pleased to announce a partnership with Dubai Properties (DP) to develop a new Anantara to open in Dubai in early 2018. … Continue Reading

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Hotel Openings

Centara Hotels & Resorts celebrates its success in Vietnam with a third property

Centara Beach Resort & Spa Phu Quoc is the latest Vietnamese property acquired by Centara Hotels & Resorts after a management contract was signed with the owners, Binh Le Xuan Ltd. Companies and Commercial Services. … Continue Reading

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Industry Deals

Lifestyle

The Legends of Cricket Art Deco Match

unnamed (17)As the ICC Cricket World Cup 2015 rolls on and into its third week, New Zealand – as always when it comes to a sports tournament – is consumed with the game, and not just in the main centre stadia.

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Luxury Hotels

Online Travel Agents

Record bookings flooding in for Schoolies on the Gold Coast

Surfers Paradise continues to go from strength to strength as the overwhelming favourite destination for Schoolies, with 20,000 students already locking in their end of year celebrations on the Glitter Strip for 2015. … Continue Reading

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River Cruising

The New MV Mekong Down is Bringing Back the Magic to Cruising on the Mekong

unnamed (21)The newly built MV Mekong Dawn has just completed her maiden voyage, cruising up the Tonle Sap River in Cambodia towards the jungle temples of Angkor Wat, and marks the first of many journeys for adventure-ready travellers. … Continue Reading

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Pandaw Announces New River Adventure On Burma’s Chindwin River ‘A Voyage To Nagaland’
Affordable Deluxe Russia River Cruise On Sale

Social Media

Tripadvisor Celebrates 15 Years Of Helping Travellers Plan And Book Better Vacations

TripAdvisor® today announced that it is celebrating its 15-year anniversary helping travellers plan and book the perfect trip. … Continue Reading

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Statistics & Trends

Hongkongers Top The Asia/Pacific Charts In Dining Spending And Travel Frequency: Mastercard Survey

Hongkongers continue to be among the most optimistic about their spending outlook on dining, travel and luxury shopping in the region, with both dining expenditure and outlook ranking. … Continue Reading

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STR Global: Europe Hotel Results For January 2015

Technology

Travelport signs new agreement with Bidvest Car Rental

Travelport, a leading Travel Commerce Platform providing distribution, technology, payment and other solutions for the $7 trillion global travel and tourism industry has today announced a new long term agreement with Bidvest Group, which has successfully run and managed the Budget Car Rental brand in Southern Africa for many years. … Continue Reading

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Travel Deals

Travellers Good Buys Compiled By John Rozentals

annapurnaAustralian adventure travel specialist World Expeditions has launched a network of permanent campsites in the Annapurna region of the Himalayas. … Continue Reading

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It’s The Weekend All Week Long At Citadines St Georges Terrace Starting At $115 Per Night
Final Countdown To Anzac Day Centenary Marks Opportunity For Agents

Wellness

Rejuvenate For Spring With Shell Power Treatment At The Ritz-Carlton Spa By Espa

The Ritz-Carlton Spa by ESPA launches a unique 80-minute Shell Power Treatment, optimizing the time-tested therapeutic benefits of tiger striped clam shells, and the latest addition to ESPA’s Advanced Tri-Phase line, Optimal Skin ProCleanser… Continue Reading

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Oasis Spa ‘Jumps’ into 2015 with an Upper Management Meeting

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