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Headline News

Shaming people for flying won’t cut airline emissions. We need a smarter solution

“Fake news”, the chief executive of Lufthansa has called it. But his counterpart at Air France calls it the airline industry’s “biggest challenge”. So does the president of Emirates: “It’s got to be dealt with.” … Continue Reading

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Govt rescue package as tourism operators plead for business
John Rozentals checks out the week’s travel bargains.
IATA calls for “thorough and transparent” investigation into Iran plane crash
Hong Kong Protest Monitor – 17 January 2020


Accolades

Melco wins five awards at CEM Macau Energy Saving Activity 2019

Melco Resorts & Entertainment announces three of its properties, namely City of Dreams, Studio City and Altira Macau, have won a total of five awards at Macau Energy Saving Activity 2019 organized by Companhia de Electricidade de Macau (CEM) and Office for the Development of Energy Sector of Macau SAR. … Continue Reading

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Airfare Deals

Happy New Year! Royal Brunei Airlines kicks off 2020 with Fare Sale ex Australia

Royal Brunei Airlines has kicked off 2020 with a network-wide New Year sale on flights from Australia to London, Dubai, Tokyo, Seoul, Beijing, Jakarta and Brunei, with connections to six cities on Borneo – Kota Kinabalu, Kuching, Sandakan, Bintulu, Sibu and Tawau. … Continue Reading

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Aviation

First of Its Kind Jet to Shuttle Travelers Between the Beltway and the Big Apple

United Airlines today announced a new hourly shuttle service between Washington’s Reagan National Airport and New York/Newark Liberty International Airport. … Continue Reading

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Vietjet Expands Flight Network to Northeast Asia with Launch of Da Lat – Seoul Route
Royal Air Maroc to join oneworld on 1 April
New Air France travel cabins to the Caribbean and Indian Ocean
SAS and Apollo renew partnership agreement

Airport

Construction of Sky Bridge at HKIA Achieves Major Milestone

The main structure of Sky Bridge at Hong Kong International Airport (HKIA) has been successfully delivered to its final position, concluding the prefabrication phase of the construction programme to mark an important project milestone. … Continue Reading

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The Philadelphia Tribune Store Now Open in Philadelphia International Airport
Topping-out ceremony for the Federal Police building

Appointments / Movers & Shakers

Attraction

My Brush – an Inaugural Exhibition by Johnny Quek

Merlin Gallery is proud to present My Brush, an inaugural solo exhibition of calligraphy works by Johnny Quek – gallerist, entrepreneur, art collector, and calligrapher. … Continue Reading

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Beverage

Singapore Cocktail Festival Returns with a Sixth Edition from 15 to 22 May 2020

Singapore Cocktail Festival (SGCF) returns from 15 to 22 May 2020, marking the celebrations with the Festival Village’s new home at Bayfront Event Space (next to Marina Bay Sands). … Continue Reading

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Business News

Charity

$780,000 raised by ‘ALL IN’ retailer initiative

On the 9th January the Australian retail community came together and went ALL IN to support those affected by the bushfire crisis. Collectively, through the support of their customers, they raised $780,000 for the Australian Red Cross Disaster Relief and Recovery Fund. … Continue Reading

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Conferences

Bangkok Design Week is back intown with new potential for living 1-9 February!

Bangkok’s creative playground that showcases potential ideas for a better urban future is back in town once again. … Continue Reading

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Cruise

Celebrity Cruises Announces Reshma Saujani, Ceo Of Girls Who Code And Best-Selling Author Of “Brave, Not Perfect,” As Godmother Of Celebrity Apex

Celebrity Cruises today announced Reshma Saujani, founder and CEO of international non-profit Girls Who Code and author of international bestseller, “Brave, Not Perfect,” as the Godmother for Celebrity Apex, the second ship in the brand’s industry-changing Edge Series of vessels. … Continue Reading

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Silver Origin Floats Out and The Countdown Commences: Immersive Travel In The Galapagos Is Set To Evolve

Cruise Deals

Spectacular Australia Day Captain Cook Lunch & Dinner Cruises

Captain Cook Cruises has released a range of Australia Day lunch and dinner cruises aboard flagship MV Sydney 2000, guaranteeing the best seats on Sydney Harbour to see all the spectacular Australia Day action on 26th January 2020. … Continue Reading

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Chimu joins industry associates offering compassionate discounts to travellers affected by One Ocean Expedition collapse

Destination California

What’s New: Los Angeles Tourism

HOTELS: The city has seen a number of historic buildings reborn as trendy new properties, breathing new life into the Downtown Los Angeles area. … Continue Reading

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Destination North America

Aussie agents score tickets to KURIOS – Cabinet of Curiosities by Cirque du Soleil

The Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority (LVCVA), in partnership with Viva Holidays, recently rewarded eight Queensland agents with a taste of the Entertainment Capital of the World – in their own backyard – with a spectacular performance of KURIOS – Cabinet of Curiosities. … Continue Reading

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Seattle Museum Month Offers Big Savings in February
Baltimore: A City Where Art Lives and Breathes
Eagle Awareness Month, Explore Mount Nebo State Park, & First Day Hikes Gallery

Destination North Asia

Preserving and Revitalising Heritage while Creating the Future – A New Tokyo Emerges in 2020

In the run-up to Olympic and Paralympic Games Tokyo 2020, Japan is focused on rejuvenating large swaths of its already impressive capital. … Continue Reading

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Destination South Pacific & Oceania

Year of the Rat Heralds Fresh Start for the Blue Mountains

Scenic World is inviting visitors from near and far to celebrate Lunar New Year in the Blue Mountains this January and February, with a range of exciting activities on the agenda to usher in the Year of the Rat. … Continue Reading

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WA’s visitor numbers and spend the highest on record
More Aussies Come to Play on the Gold Coast
2020 News & New Products In The NT

Destination Thailand / Mekong

TAT stages Chinese New Year 2020 celebrations for all to enjoy

The Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) is inviting all to join in its unique Chinese New Year (CNY) 2020 celebrations organised in Bangkok, Chiang Mai and Phuket to ring in the auspicious ‘Year of the Rat’. … Continue Reading

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Dining

Celebrate The Year Of The Rat At The Best Buffet Dining Experience In The City Of Sydney

Kitchens on Kent at The Langham, Sydney celebrates the auspicious arrival of the Year of the Rat with extravagant culinary festivities throughout January and February 2020. … Continue Reading

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A Prosperous Year of the Rat Awaits at Sheraton Grand Macao
Chef Dev Biswal announces 10th Anniversary Celebrations Ambrette Tours launch for gastro tours to India

Exhibitions

Golf Travel Takes Centre Stage at PGA Merchandise Show

Premier golf destinations, resorts, tour services, products and a new golf travel presentation on the PGA Forum Stage will be featured at next week’s PGA Merchandise Show. … Continue Reading

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Financial

Fortune Favors the Bold Podcast Inspires Listeners to Question Everything

 It’s a new decade, and that means new beginnings and inevitably, new outlooks on how we approach money. … Continue Reading

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Golf Tourism

Player Commits to Inaugural Golf Saudi Summit

King Abdullah Economic City, Saudi Arabia: Nine-time Major champion Gary Player will join a host of golf’s most influential figures at the Golf Saudi Summit, taking place in King Abdullah Economic City, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia from February 2-4. … Continue Reading

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Hong Kong Golf Club Captain Hails ‘Wonderful Week of World-Class Golf’
Hunar in the Pink After Jaypee Greens Success

Hotel Deals

Courtyard By Marriott Culminates Once-In-A-Century Celebration At Super Bowl LIV With Super Bowl Sleepover And Dream NFL Fan Experiences

Courtyard by Marriott, the Official Hotel of the NFL, announced today the winner of its Super Bowl Sleepover Contest – Denise Ammon. … Continue Reading

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Hotel News

Join the Animals at Studio City to Celebrate the Year of the Rat An Enchanting Array of Animal-themed Offerings Awaits You

Studio City is ringing in the Year of the Rat with a captivating collection of animal-themed offerings along with a host of tempting entertainment, dining, spa and hotel promotions to kick off the New Year in style. … Continue Reading

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Hilton Unveils ‘Tempo by Hilton’ – An Elevated and Approachable Lifestyle Brand Offering Thoughtful Design, Efficient Service and Exciting Partnerships

Hotel Openings - in Association with COSIHotels.com

Villa De Pranakorn, The Elegant New Boutique Hotel In Old Bangkok, To Open For Reservations

Unicorn Hospitality, the forward-thinking Thai hotel management company, has announced that Villa de Pranakorn, its elegant new luxury boutique hotel in Bangkok’s historic Sam Yot district, will open for bookings on 14th of February 2020. … Continue Reading

Avani Ao Nang Cliff Krabi Resort Opens in Thailand
Fusion Hotel Group Opens Fusion Suites Vung Tau in the South of Vietnam
Mövenpick Debuts In Cam Ranh, Vietnam

Lifestyle

A Multifunction Cooking Pot That Grills, Slow-cooks, Steams and Fry’s All at Once!

Why buy ten different products when you can create a variety of delicious meals with just one pot! … Continue Reading

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MICE

Increased accessibility & launch of new Convention Centre drive record expenditure for Sunshine Coast tourism

Additional flights to Sunshine Coast Airport and the opening of the Sunshine Coast Convention Centre have contributed significantly to record tourism expenditure in the region in the year to September 2019. … Continue Reading

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OTA News

Travel providers’ priorities at odds with today’s travelers’ needs, claims new report from Expedia Partner Solutions

Expedia Partner Solutions (EPS), one of the B2B brands of Expedia Group, has found that travel providers are falling short of travelers’ expectations and failing to deliver on their top priorities, according to its new report ‘Global traveler expectations: how to deliver on what travelers really want’.* … Continue Reading

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Resort News

Mai Khao Beach Phuket Comes Together For Australia

This January, a selection of Phuket’s premier resorts, situated on Mai Khao Beach will collaborate on a weeklong festival of special events, offerings and activities to celebrate all things Australian. … Continue Reading

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Responsible Tourism

Norman Partners with American Australian Association to Launch Bushfire Relief Fund

Greg Norman has announced a partnership with the American Australian Association (AAA) to launch a Bushfire Relief Fund in response to the devastating wildfires across the country wherein 100% of the proceeds will go the Australian Red Cross bushfire relief efforts. … Continue Reading

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Bushfire Relief Benefits from Presidents Cup International Team Donation
Emirates pledges funds to bushfire relief in Australia

Sports

FC Bayern München Conclude Successful Winter Training Camp in Qatar

FC Bayern München men’s senior team spent last week in Qatar at their annual winter training camp. … Continue Reading

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Naomi Osaka launches the Breakthrough Room at Australian Open 2020

Tech

Singapore Expo & Max Atria Delivers On Commitment To Enabling Communities With Refreshed Brand And Offerings

Singapore EXPO & MAX Atria, operated by SingEx Venues, has revealed a refreshed brand as well as new facilities and services that were born out of a commitment towards enabling communities. … Continue Reading

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AI-Enabled Metering and Surveillance to Dominate IoT Smart City Market
Gogo and Hispasat Sign Capacity Deal to Meet Rising Inflight Connectivity Demand

Tour Operator

Kangaroo Island First Port of Call for New SeaLink Travel Group CEO

ASX listed SeaLink Travel Group (SeaLink) has now completed the multi-million dollar acquisition of Transit Systems Group, and incoming Group CEO Clint Feuerherdt has made a visit to Kangaroo Island a priority. … Continue Reading

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Live Fully in Europe with APT’s New 2021 Pre-Release Brochure

Travel Deals

Celebrate Valentine’s Day at Wine & Chocolate Weekend

On February 8 and 9, the Madera Wine Trail will host its 18th annual Wine & Chocolate Weekend. Visitors can travel to participating wineries and enjoy a premium wine tasting experience using a keepsake passport wine glass, sample local and handmade chocolates, enjoy live music concerts and specialty gift shopping. … Continue Reading

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Whats On

What’s On At The Star Sydney In January/February

The Star Sydney is kicking off the New Year with an action-packed calendar of thrilling entertainment and dining offers including Lunar New Year celebrations, live acts at Rock Lily this Australia Day long weekend, Sydney’s biggest Super Bowl party, romantic Valentine’s Day experiences and so much more. … Continue Reading

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