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Oops! Cathay’s giant typo spells own name wrong

Calling spellcheck. Cathay Pacific needs you. The Hong Kong-based airline accidently let one of its new planes take to the air with the spelling error “Cathay Paciic” painted on its side. … Continue Reading

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HK supertrain starts Sunday as ‘missing link’ to China
Bullion-in-bottom smuggling trick sparks crackdown
Top event seeks best and brightest concepts for 2019
JOHN ROZENTALS only jokingly gnashes his teeth as Mudgee riesling continues its rise in a district best known for its full-bodied reds.

Accolades

Armani Hotel Dubai wins ‘Best Global Spa Brand of the Year’ honour at SpaChina Awards 2018

Armani Hotel Dubai, located in the iconic Burj Khalifa has been awarded the impressive title of ‘Best Global Spa Brand of the Year’ at the 9th SpaChina Awards 2018, highlighting its commitment to provide guests with outstanding rejuvenating experiences and superior lifestyle service. … Continue Reading

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Airfare Deals

Vietjet launches promotional tickets for travel during the Lunar New Year holidays and beyond

Vietjet has launched millions of low-fare tickets for all flights within the Lunar New Year period from January 22, 2019 to February 18, 2019. … Continue Reading

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Aviation

Emirates launches exclusive Food and Wine channels for its award-winning inflight entertainment system

Emirates has launched its own Food and Wine Channels to give customers a behind-the-scenes look at how it creates its onboard menus and works with its global partners. … Continue Reading

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Qatar Airways GCEO Tours Boeing Factory in Everett, Washington
Oman air unveils the first of several new routes to be launched in 2019
Airbus delivers first aircraft from Mobile powered by sustainable jet fuel blend

Airport

Plaza Premium Lounge Opening at Helsinki Airport in February 2019

Helsinki Airport’s wide range of services will be topped up with a new pay-in lounge, Plaza Premium Lounge, opening in February 2019 at non-Schengen terminal as a part of the terminal extension opens. The new lounge operator was selected through a public tendering process. … Continue Reading

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Appointments

Beverage

Australia’s best-known Bavarian restaurants celebrate biggest Oktoberfest yet

Don the lederhosen or dirndl, raise a stein and get ready for Australia’s biggest and best Oktoberfest bash, taking place over six weeks at Munich Brauhaus, The Bavarian and The Bavarian Beerhaüs in New South Wales, Queensland and Victoria. … Continue Reading

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Business News

AIM Group International celebrates 10 years of its Madrid Office and opens in Barcelona

AIM Group International, a leading agency in the organisation of congresses, meetings and events, celebrates its 10th anniversary in Spain with its Madrid office and announces the opening of a new office in Barcelona. … Continue Reading

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CA ANZ Welcomes New Start Date For Small Business CGT Concessions Changes

Conferences

Australia’s Biggest Regional Tourism Convention Travels to The Tweed Next Month

The Australian Regional Tourism Convention 2018 will bring together more than 150 tourism professionals from across the nation to discuss the future of regional tourism in Australia. 
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UNWTO Conference in Valladolid to Discuss Innovative Tourism Experiences in Urban Destinations

Cruise

‘Strawberry Fair’ Across P&O Cruises Fleet Joins Guests In Standing Behind Local Strawberry Producers

As Australia’s homegrown cruise line and a major purchaser of Australian strawberries, P&O Cruises is joining guests in backing Australia’s strawberry producers during the current challenging period. 
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First citizen science collaboration between SeaTrek Sailing Adventures and Indigo V a huge success
The industry bible for millions of cruise-goers, travel agents and crew members worldwide
Royal Caribbean Guests Enjoy a One-of-a-Kind Scuba Experience
Crystal Cruises’ 2021 ‘Ancient Dynasties & World Wonders’ World Cruise Open For Booking

Destination Hawaii

Hawaii Timeshare Occupancy Grew to 91.5 Percent in Second Quarter 2018

Timeshare properties in the Hawaiian Islands reported an average occupancy rate of
91.5 percent (+1.6 percentage points) in the second quarter of 2018, according to the Hawaii Timeshare Quarterly Report: April-June 2018, issued today by the Hawaii Tourism Authority (HTA).

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How Sustainability, Global Trends, and Culture Relate to Tourism’s Future Being Featured at Hawaii’s Global Tourism Summit, October 1-3

Destination North America

SoMa showcases thriving hot spot in Little Rock

Southside Main Street, SoMa, in Little Rock is a historic district located south of Interstate 630 from the core of downtown. … Continue Reading

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Most vibrant fall foliage in the US predicted to grace the Northeast this year

Destination North Asia

Taipei City Govt. Dept. of Information and Tourism

According to new statistics released by the Taiwan Tourism Bureau, Ministry of Transportation and Communications, the number of visitors to Taiwan from the countries of Southeast Asia in the first half of 2018 broke through the 120,000 mark, growth of 17% over the same period last year. … Continue Reading

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Destination Thailand

TCEB launches new brand campaign “Thailand REDEFINE Your Business Event”

TCEB today announced a launch of its new brand campaign entitled “Thailand Redefine Your Business Events” aiming to match and meet shifting demands of business travellers with a fresh perspective of corporate events that enhance success through experimental and unique experiences. … Continue Reading

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Food & Beverage

Mövenpick Hotels & Resorts unveils a global menu of seven savoury dishes with a touch of the finest Swiss chocolate

Mövenpick Hotels & Resorts, an upscale brand within the  AccorHotels Group,  is celebrating Swiss cuisine and the culinary versatility of chocolate with a new global menu of savoury dishes featuring a sweet twist. … Continue Reading

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Health and Wellness

Chiva-Som Natural Hair Health Tips

Hair loss and thinning is a shared cosmetic concern of both men and women, clearly evident through the wide variety of hair-care products and supplements sold over-the-counter, promising to “restore healthy hair”, “hair-fall control”, etc…  People may wish to flaunt a healthy mane for aesthetic reasons, … Continue Reading

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Wellness Through Water: Maldivian Resort Launches Innovative Ocean Healing

Hotel Deals

Celebrate Oktoberfest at Biggles in Millennium Airport Hotel Dubai

It will soon be celebration time at the Biggles Pub in the Millennium Airport Hotel Dubai as the Oktoberfest party kicks off at the outlet. … Continue Reading

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Hotel Developments

Hotel News

Danang Tourism Boosts for Hong Kong Market

Danang industry eyes the potential of Hong Kong market in 2018, and aim to boost further actions for a sustainable development besides its recent strong markets of China and Korea. … Continue Reading

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Hotel Openings

Novotel sets new footprint in the capital of Mongolia

Novotel, AccorHotels first global brand, announces its debut in Ulaanbaatar, the beautiful city of Mongolia.  … Continue Reading

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Hotel Trends

STR: U.S. hotel performance for August 2018

The U.S. hotel industry reported positive results in the three key performance metrics during August 2018, according to data from STR.  … Continue Reading

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Mobile travel consulting

MTA team glams up for Luxperience 2018

Pictured the MTA-Mobile Travel Agents’ team attending Luxperience 2018 in Sydney this week. … Continue Reading

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Photo Gallery

JNTO honoured with Destination Award at Luxperience

Japan National Tourism Organization (JNTO) has won the ‘Destination Award’ at Luxperience 2018, one of the leading luxury travel trade shows in Australasia and the Asia Pacific. … Continue Reading

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Travel Associates’ host successful Industry Partner Showcase
The St. Regis Singapore welMyconian Collection Agent Familcomes new Director of Marketing Communications Denice Lim

Resort News

The Library Completes A Fascinating Sequel

The Library has unveiled the final additions to its award-winning ‘Secret Chapters’ with the opening of The Writer and The Editor ultra-luxurious villas in September 2018 at the acclaimed Thailand property situated on Chaweng Beach in Koh Samui. … Continue Reading

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Club Med And France Synergize In Promoting Winter Sports To Contribute To The Ambition Of 300 Million Enthusiasts

Responsible Tourism

Travel Associates set to help make sure our farmers R OK Refer a client for $100 donation

Travel Associates launched on RUOK day, a new initiative that gives a $100 donation to either of two charities, R U OK and the National Farmers Federation.   … Continue Reading

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River Cruising

Go on safari in India by land and river. Explore the national park made famous in “The Jungle Book’ and the world’s biggest – and smallest – river islands.

Australians can take an Indian river and overland safari and save more than $2700 per couple, thanks to a new package from Cruise Traveller and Adventure Resorts and Cruises (ARC). … Continue Reading

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Sports

Virgin Australia And The AFL Kick Off New Five-Year Partnership

Virgin Australia and the Australian Football League (AFL) today announced a new five-year agreement, extending the partnership until the end of 2023. … Continue Reading

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Tour Operator

Trade Events

Seatrade Cruise Med 2018 opens in Lisbon

Seatrade Cruise Med – the world’s largest cruise industry event focussed on the Mediterranean and its adjoining seas – opened today in Lisbon, Portugal and continues until Thursday 20th September at FIL – Lisbon Exhibition and Congress Centre. … Continue Reading

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Training

Scholarships to support final year tourism students

Tourism students planning their final year of study in 2019 are invited to apply for two $4000 scholarships. … Continue Reading

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Travel Deals

Save $2000 On Tour And Fly To Sri Lanka From Only $775

SRI Lanka & Beyond, part of Australian owned Beyond Travel Group, is offering Australian travellers set on seeing the Indian Ocean’s tear-drop island in 2019 the chance to save over $2000 per couple plus a special return airfare rate from only $755 per person from all Australian capital cities. … Continue Reading

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