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Headline News

Vagrants, needles and a corpse horrify Aussie tourists

The shock experienced by an Australian tourist couple confronted with the corpse of a murder victim being loaded into an ambulance has highlighted the plight of one of America’s most popular tourist cities – where discarded needles and aggressively ranting vagrants are beginning to put some visitors off.

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The HAL and JAL show – airline link with a difference
Warm welcome for NSW budget’s tourism measures
Agents fined $150,000 for “inexcusable” behaviour
TTM+ 2018 in Pattaya fulfilled all high expectations

Accolades

Castaway Island, Fiji named Property of the Year

Castaway Island, Fiji was named Property of the Year at the annual Outrigger Resorts’ global Po‘okela Awards held recently in Hawaii. … Continue Reading

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Air New Zealand named New Zealand’s Most Attractive Employer
The Raweekanlaya Bangkok wins International Hotel Award 2018-2019 for Best Small Hotel in Asia Pacific

Aviation

THAI Operates Regularly Scheduled Flights to Osaka, Japan

Thai Airways International Public Company Limited (THAI) announced a ticket change waiver for passengers affected by the earthquake in Osaka, Japan. … Continue Reading

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Hainan Airlines Collaborates with Universal Studios to Host DreamWorks Theater Featuring Flight Activity
Oman Air receives its third new Boeing 737 Max 8

Airport

Munich Airport first to launch suite of ACI accredited cyber security courses at new state of the art training centre

Airports Council International (ACI) World has today marked its agreement with Munich Airport (FMG) to accredit and recognise a series of cyber-security courses offered by FMG’s Airport Academy under the ACI Accredited Training Institute (ATI).

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LAX’s secret to flying luxury – and it doesn’t cost a fortune!
HKIA Records Continuous Air Traffic Growth in May

Appointments

Apps

Local Measure launches real-time customer feedback tool for brick and mortar businesses, bridging the online and offline customer experience

Local Measure, the leading location-based customer experience platform, announced the launch of Pulse, a new real-time feedback tool for the hospitality, tourism and retail industries. … Continue Reading

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Beverage

Hong Kong and Bordeaux sign the first MoU on Wine and Food Tourism Promotion

The first Memorandum of Understanding between the Hong Kong Tourism Board (HKTB) and Bordeaux Greats Events — Office de Tourisme et des Congrès de Bordeaux Métropole on Wine and Food Tourism Promotion (MoU) was signed yesterday (16 June 2018) at the Bordeaux Wine Festival to further strengthen cooperation between the two cities on wine and food tourism promotion. … Continue Reading

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Business News

TTF Welcomes Soaring Public Transport Spend in NSW Budget

The NSW Government’s record investment in transformative infrastructure projects in its 2018-19 Budget will help to future-proof the State’s transport network as well as support a supercharged visitor economy, the Tourism & Transport Forum Australia (TTF) said today. … Continue Reading

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Conferences

Southeast Asia’s First: SingularityU Thailand Summit to Spark Conversations about Exponential Growth

Singularity University (SU), a Silicon Valley based global community of thinkers and innovators, focusing on empowering leaders to transform industries and solving global challenges through exponential technologies, holds its first summit in Southeast Asia (SEA). … Continue Reading

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Transforming the Global Tourism Industry in just Five Minutes

Cruise

Largest Sushi Roll at Sea Created by Holland America Line Culinary Council Member and Sushi Master Andy Matsuda Aboard Koningsdam

Today is International Sushi Day, and Holland America Line is celebrating the beloved delicacy by revealing the Largest Sushi Roll at Sea made on June 9 by Culinary Council Member Andy Matsuda while he sailed aboard Koningsdam on a special Food & Beverage Aficionado Cruise in Norway.

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Golden Princess Returns To Melbourne With Multi Million Dollar Enhancements, To Spearhead Princess Cruises’ Biggest Ever New Zealand Season
Azamara Club Cruises Ends First World Journey In London

Cruise Deals

Explore South America by Land & Sea with Ecruising

Travellers can explore South America in style with a 38-night Ecruising cruise holiday package to this fascinating collection of countries. … Continue Reading

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Destination Global

Mount Victoria wins Writing NSW’s perfect setting for a ghost story

Horror writers may soon be descending upon Mount Victoria, after the Blue Mountains town took out first place in Writing NSW’s competition to name the perfect setting for a ghost story.  … Continue Reading

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Dunedin’s Dazzling Winter of Events Ideal for School Holiday Fun

Destination North America

What’s New in San Francisco

The latest edition of “What’s New in San Francisco” is now available at www.sftravel.com/media. … Continue Reading

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MacGillivray Freeman Films and Brand USA Celebrate the Toronto Premiere of “America’s Musical Journey,” the Newest IMAX® Documentary Starring Grammy Award®-Nominated Singer and Songwriter Aloe Blacc

Dining

Now Open! TA Restaurant Group Welcomes Black Bear Diner Restaurant to Westminster, Colorado

The TA Restaurant Group (TARG), a division of TravelCenters of America LLC, has announced the opening of its third Black Bear Diner, located at U.S. Route 36(Church Ranch Boulevard) in Westminster, Colorado. … Continue Reading

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Punchbowl restaurant changes lives through true inclusion
Keep Warm and Indulge in QC Club’s New Winter Menu
The Star Gold Coast Plants the Seed for Yet Another New Premium Dining Venue
The Great American Buffet Returns to Triple Three this July!

Exhibitions

Sydney International Boat Show Returns to ICC Sydney: 2 – 6 August 2018

The Sydney International Boat Show returns to the International Convention Centre (ICC) Sydney and Cockle Bay from the 2nd until the 6th of August 2018. … Continue Reading

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Financial

Aussie travel trends revealed

The image of the laid back Aussie doesn’t always apply when holidays are concerned it seems, with our travellers proving to be meticulous planners, new research has shown. … Continue Reading

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Hotel Deals

Le Meridien Hotels & Resorts Is On Summer Holiday

Paris-born Le Méridien Hotels & Resorts today introduced Au Soleil: a Summer Soirée by Le Méridien – a global programme that brings the playful glamour of European summers to life at its more than 100 hotels around the world. Inspired by the brand’s French heritage and the allure of the Côte d’Azur, the global series of events invites guests to sip, sway and savour the journey of travel through all senses. … Continue Reading

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Hotel Developments

SB&G Hotel Group acquisition of Watermark Hotel & Spa Gold Coast complete with settlement announced today

Managing Director of Melbourne-based property investment firm SB&G Hotel Group, Mr. Paul Salter has today confirmed that settlement of the Watermark Hotel & Spa Gold Coast has occurred. … Continue Reading

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The Indian Hotels Company Limited Announces Its Second Hotel in Katra, Jammu & Kashmir

Hotel News

The Art of Slow – A Summer of Listening to Yourself at the Beau-Rivage Palace

A ray of sunshine brushes over your skin and suddenly everything is different. Your lips smile, your eyes close almost automatically, your breath and heart rate slow down. Let yourself be in the present, experience this deep sense of well-being that comes with the arrival of a new summer. … Continue Reading

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Summer at Millennium Airport Hotel Dubai
LaSalle acquires “Hotel ibis Styles Tokyo Bay” in Shin-Urayasu
Luxury Hotel Units Available for Purchase in Bitcoin at Al Mahra Resort by Cristal in Ras Al Khaimah

Hotel Openings

Hampton by Hilton Opens Nine Properties in the U.S. and Abroad in Advance of Summer Travel Season

Hampton by Hilton, Hilton’s upper-midscale brand and a longtime leader in the category, announced the opening of nine new properties, including Hampton Inn by Hilton Opelousas in Louisiana, Hampton Inn by Hilton Benson in North Carolina, and Hampton Inn by Hilton Bourbonnais Kankakee in Illinois. … Continue Reading

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Pullman To Open First Hotel In Singapore
Marriott International’s Disruptive Hotel Brand Moxy Makes Its Mark In Georgia With The Opening Of Moxy Tbilisi

Luxury Hotels

Cultural Tours and Complimentary Third Night Offered at Mandarin Oriental Pudong, Shanghai

Mandarin Oriental Pudong, Shanghai is offering guests a compelling combination of imaginative new cultural tours and its complimentary third night package.  … Continue Reading

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MICE

Monaco launches innovative MICE Knowledge Hub

 Monaco Convention Bureau has launched a new and innovative online resource for the MICE industry promoting the Principality’s unique appeal as a congress and events destination through a hub of engaging, expert-endorsed content. … Continue Reading

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Mobile travel consulting

City Sights, Spectacular Food and Stunning Scenery on TravelManagers’ Exclusive Famil

A team of six personal travel managers (PTM) who qualified for a famil in Northern California spent six memorable days exploring the highlights of Sonoma County, Yosemite National Park and San Francisco. … Continue Reading

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OTA News

Livn Launches Content Manager

Asia-Pacific’s super-aggregator of instantly bookable tours, activities and attractions – has launched Content Manager, giving its suppliers the ability to control the presentation of their products on the global distribution platform. … Continue Reading

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Traveltek Announces Addition Of Booking.Com Inventory To Its Award-Winning Platform
Airbnb open for multi-unit inventory via NextPax technology

Resort News

Pre-Register Now for 2019 Club Med Holidays

The premium all-inclusive resort provider Club Med, is encouraging all Travel Agents to pre-register now to avoid missing out on making their client’s 2019 holiday dreams a reality. … Continue Reading

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A New Look for Intercontinental Bali’s Resort’s ‘Taman Gita’ Breakfast Venue

River Cruising

Explore the world’s most beautiful canals and rivers with Le Boat’s Early Bird Specials

Canal side-walks are being prescribed by doctors to help people deal with depression and stress. So ditch the work stress and take a tour along France’s extensive canal network with a Le Boat comfortable self-drive Cruiser. Of course, you’ll get plenty of opportunity to moor and explore, run, walk or cycle along the canals for added health benefits. … Continue Reading

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Voyage of the Week: Crystal’s Jewels of the Rhine

Sports

World-Class Sporting Events Across the South East

The UK is a sports-mad country and the South East is home to many world-class sporting events, offering both participants and spectators the opportunity to enjoy the region’s beautiful landscapes and coastal views in their summer splendour. … Continue Reading

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Tech

Adobe delivers new Adobe Sign innovation; advances Microsoft partnership

Adobe today announced powerful new enhancements to Adobe Document Cloud with advancements for Adobe Sign and new PDF integrations across Microsoft Office 365. … Continue Reading

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Connected aircraft to save aviation industry $15 billion per year and 21.3 million tonnes of CO2 emissions by 2035

Tour Operator

Tourist Boards

Solomon Islands April visitor arrivals continue positive 2018 growth

For the fourth month in a row, international visitation to the Solomon Islands has shown double digit growth. … Continue Reading

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Trade Events

Danang, Vietnam Tourism Presentation in Hong Kong 2018

Danang Municipal Department of Tourism in co-operation with Vietnam Airlines, Jestar Pacific and other local businesses participated in The 32nd International Travel Expo and The 13th MICE Travel Expo in Hong Kong (ITE & MICE Hong Kong 2018). … Continue Reading

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Travel Deals

Traveling Around Russia by Train

The biggest country on Earth undoubtedly offers plenty to discover. Traveling the vast expanses of Russia on train is one of the options which has recently been gaining popularity among travelers as it gives the opportunity to not only cover the main Russian landmarks during land tours but to also enjoy the real authentic side of Russia. … Continue Reading

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How to Explore Mexico’s Most Amazing Ruins
Scandinavia Travel Tips: 5 Ways to Enhance Your Trip

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