Headline News

Ebola on travellers’ minds – even those from Australia

egtmedia59Fear of Ebola is lurking in the minds of prospective travellers, travel agents report. … Continue Reading

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Consultant wins prestigious award worth over $40,000
Angry men unloaded after cabin bag weight argument
Cathay celebrates 40 years since linking HK and Sydney
Drag superstar and ticket commissions for Mardi Gras

Accolades

Aviation

Etihad Airways Celebrates Graduation Of 1000th Flying Nanny

unnamed (4)Etihad Airways, the national airline of the United Arab Emirates, now has more than 1000 trained Flying Nannies helping families on flights across its network. … Continue Reading

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Emirates growth strategy on track
Korean Air to expand code-share with LAN on more routes
British Airways to Introduce First Class to Denver
THAI Launches Flights to Luang Prabang

Appointments

Outrigger Resorts Names Pascal Billon as Outrigger Konotta Maldives Resort General

Outrigger Enterprises Group is pleased to announce the appointment of Pascal Billon as general manager of the Outrigger Konotta Maldives Resort, slated to open in mid 2015. … Continue Reading

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Mark Kammerer Named Vice President, International Marketing And Sales For Holland America Line And Seabourn
Futian Shangri-La, Shenzhen Appoints Patrick Low as Area Manager and General Manager

Association

Travel Industry Supports ASTW Awards for Excellence

The Australian Society of Travel Writers (ASTW) is pleased to confirm its first round of committed sponsors and prize supporters for the 2014 Journalism Awards for Excellence. … Continue Reading

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Travel Industry Supports Administration’s Enhanced Ebola Screening
ACTE Announces Industry First Membership Benefit
Five-year Forecast Shows Improved Outlook for Air Cargo

Car

Savings On Car Leases From London With Globalcars

unnamed (11)EUROPEAN car leasing  experts globalCARS  have announced a new arrangement with French car maker Citroen that will allow the lease vehicles to be collected and returned at London’s Heathrow airport, and qualify for Early Bird savings of up to $540 at rates starting at just $31 a day. … Continue Reading

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Conferences

Sonata Announces Participation in TRAVELtech 2014 as Gold Sponsor

Sonata Software, a leading IT service provider for the travel industry, will be participating in the “Traveltech 2014″, Australia’s premier web travel business and technology conference being held at the Sheraton Sydney on 24th October 2014. … Continue Reading

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Corporate

Ebola Travel Alerts

Australia – Sydney – World Business Travel in association with e-Travel Technologies Inc, a leading provider of travel risk management services to the travel industry, today announced as a public service, a web based Ebola Travel Alerts information service for international travellers. … Continue Reading

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Australian insurance comparison welcomes AIG

Cruise Deals

Make The Most Of The Festive Season With A Cruise On Board The True North

unnamed (2)For those trying to make a departure from the Christmas norm, the four day Sydney Rocks on board the mighty True North might be just the ticket. … Continue Reading

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MSC Divina Celebrates The Holiday Season Caribbean Style
Travel the World Deal – Windstar in Europe
Norwegians Do The $500 Dash

Destination Global

Dubai Tourism inaugurates a Traditional Emirati restaurant Al Fanar in Jumeirah

Issam AbdulRahim Kazim, Chief Executive Officer of the Dubai Corporation for Tourism and Commerce Marketing, inaugurated the new Jumeirah Town Centre branch of Al Fanar Restaurant, offering traditional Emirati cuisine. … Continue Reading

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Four-Day CCB (Asia) Hong Kong Wine & Dine Festival Opening Party Launches Month-Long Festival
Lonely Planet Reveals Where to Go in 2015

Destination Thailand

TAT congratulates two Thai cycling champions, discussing bicycle tourism promotion with Thai Cycling Association

unnamed (6)The Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) and the Thai Cycling Association (TCA) are discussing ways to promote bicycle tourism in the country with the key objectives of encouraging eco- and community-based tourism. … Continue Reading

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Fifteen Local Youths to be Given a Life Changing Opportunity

Exhibitions

EIBTM exhibitors can now select their own appointments with hosted buyers

From October 22, EIBTM opens its online diary between exhibitors and Hosted Buyers. For the first time exhibitors will now be able to request additional appointments with Hosted Buyers following the initial appointment match. … Continue Reading

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Puebla, Mexico, Venue Of The 20th Mitm Americas, Meetings And Incentive Travel Market And 6th Cultourfair, International Cultural Travel Fair

Food & Beverage

Sparkling Culinary Delights The Bubbly Sunday Brunch At Espresso

Sunday Brunch is already one of the best parts of any week. At InterContinental Bangkok, the delights are boundless with outstanding selection of dishes in addition to free-flowing Champagne, sparkling wine and prosecco. … Continue Reading

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InterContinental Sydney delivers exclusive Penfolds pop-up bar to wine enthusiasts
Join Sheraton Melbourne Hotel To Celebrate Its First Christmas And Welcome 2015 In Style
All the Christmas Cheer under the Bridge
“Come 4 Pay 3” – Hot Promotion At Takumi

Hospitality

‘Business is a game. Play to win’ – IHG launches new marketing initiative in Australia

Crowne Plaza® Hotels & Resorts has launched a new integrated marketing campaign ‘Business is a game. Play to win.’ The campaign, which went live last week, will run until December and draws parallels from the sporting world by visually linking business to sport. … Continue Reading

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Choice Hotels Celebrates Continued System Growth in 2014
Best Western International Announces Instant Booking Partnership with TripAdvisor
Starwood Hotels & Resorts Continues Asset-Light Strategy with Sale of The St. Regis, Rome

Hotel Deals

QT Sydney Designer Baby Package Welcomes Bugaboo & Milk Baby to the Family

For families that are a little more Beckham or Brangelina than the Griswolds, QT Sydney has always offered, and continue to offer the ultimate package for design conscious parents, BabyQ – one that keeps both mum and dad entertained well after the bub has gone to bed! … Continue Reading

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Festive Weekend Break At Shangri-La’s – Eros Hotel, New Delhi
Shangri-La Hotel, Qufu Presents Rewarding Family Package
New Upcoming Feature at Cozy Stay Bali
Cool Party With Bie Sukrit’s Mini Concert At Sofitel Krabi Phokeethra Golf & Spa Resort

Hotel Developments

Southern Exposure for Atura Hotels – Victorian Expansion for Edgy, Design-Inspired Hotel Brand

A year after launching its flagship Atura Blacktown property in Western Sydney and just weeks after announcing expansion into regional NSW, Amalgamated Holdings Limited (AHL) unveils plans for a third Atura Hotel in Victoria’s Dandenong region. … Continue Reading

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Meliá Hotels International Continues to Grow in the Middle East and Asia-Pacific with New Hotels in Doha (Qatar) and Bintan (Indonesia)

Hotel Openings

Hilton Worldwide Enters Myanmar with First Hilton Hotel in Capital City

unnamedHilton Worldwide today made its debut in Myanmar with the opening of Hilton Nay Pyi Taw, in the country’s capital city. Set amid lush tropical landscaped gardens, the 202-key Hilton Nay Pyi Taw spans more than 100 acres of land and is situated within the developing Dekhina Thiri Township. … Continue Reading

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Karisma Hotels & Resorts Debuts Allure Caramel, By Karisma IN Belgrade
Autograph Collection Welcomes Atlantis, Paradise Island, Now Bookable on Marriott.com and Accessible to Marriott Rewards Members
Best Western Brings Sense of Style to Phuket

Industry Deals

LGBT

Courtney Act and Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras invite visitors to Sydney in 2015

Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras today launched its tourism campaign for the 2015 season. … Continue Reading

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Lifestyle

Virgin Australia Announces Return of Hat Valet Service for Spring Racing Carnival

Virgin Australia is celebrating one of Australia’s most popular sporting events by launching a number of unique and personalised services for guests travelling from Sydney to Melbourne in time for this year’s Spring Racing Carnival. … Continue Reading

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Is your luggage bringing you emotional baggage?
Icebergs New Year’s Day Party 2015, Sydney Australia
The 10th Edition of WOM guide launches in all major book stores
Full line-up revealed, 22 – 23 November 2014

Loyalty

United Airlines, Hertz Upgrade Partnership and Elevate Perks for a Richer Travel Experience

United Airlines today announced the airline is expanding its partnership withHertz to offer elevated travel benefits to members of the airline’s MileagePlus loyalty program, as Hertz and its Dollar and Thrifty brands become United’s exclusive car rental partners beginning Nov. 1. Special perks are also in store forMileagePlus Club and Presidential Plus Card members. … Continue Reading

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MICE

Event organisers need to keep changing their spots

The events industry must keep “changing its spots” if it’s to keep up with today’s digital-focused and communication hungry audiences, according to Felicity Zadro, managing director of strategic integrated communications agency Zadro. … Continue Reading

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Mobile travel consulting

Sales Awards Continue to Grow for TravelManagers

Sunlover Holidays recently announced TravelManagers for the second year in a row, as their number two best-selling Megastar travel agency for the highest value in sales for the 2013/2014 year. … Continue Reading

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Online Travel Agents

Get out of town! Australian couples aren’t taking enough time out together

Research by leading travel & lifestyle site lastminute.com.au shows nearly 1 in 3 Australians have never booked a holiday for their partner. Despite this, 77% of women and 72% of men admit they would like their partner to take them away on holidays more often. … Continue Reading

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Photo Gallery

Sydney travel agents hit the road with South Africa

Close to 150 travel agents from across Sydney joined South African Tourism last night in an exciting showcase of what South Africa has to offer the Australian tourist. … Continue Reading

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Responsible Tourism

iclub Wan Chai Hotel receives its 4th consecutive CarbonCare Champion Label

For the 4th consecutive year, iclub Wan Chai Hotel, the first Carbon Neutral hotel in Hong Kong received the CarbonCare Champion Label from Carbon Care Asia Limited. … Continue Reading

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Shangri-La Hotel, Nanjing Participates in Trek Activity to Help Protect Nanjing City Wall

Statistics & Trends

US hotel performance for September 2014

The U.S. hotel industry reported positive results in the three key performance metrics during September 2014, according to data from STR, Inc. … Continue Reading

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Technology

vCentric Successfully Completes Participation at the SAP’s – Multi City Roadshow ‘Innovation Express’

Hyderabad based vCentric, one of the fastest growing IT/ITES organization in India, with major focus on SAP & an acclaimed enterprise solution provider today announced its successful completion of the participation in the Northern Chapter at the SAP Innovation Express. … Continue Reading

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Wotif Group Completes 2-way XML Integration with eRevMax

Tour Operator

Tourico Holidays Introduces Technology Making Home Rentals a Viable B2B Product

Tourico Holidays, the fastest growing worldwide wholesale travel provider, has made booking a self-catering home rental as easy and seamless as booking a hotel. … Continue Reading

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Elevate Your Blue Mountains Experience
Leading Victorian walking operator becomes Twelve Apostles Lodge Walk

Travel Deals

Join A&K on an exclusive tour to Mongolia

Global travel company Abercrombie & Kent has launched an exclusive hosted journey to Mongolia’s Golden Eagle Festival in September 2015. An intimate group of just 24 guests will be joined by A&K’s Managing Director Sujata Raman on a rare journey to one of travel’s last frontiers. … Continue Reading

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Free authentic Indian Experience worth $200

Wholesaler

India Growing In Popularity

DUE to the introduction of “Deluxe India Holidays” and new fully inclusive group tours to Wendy Wu Tours’ range last year, passenger numbers increased in 2014 and forward bookings for 2015 point to another record year to the region. … Continue Reading

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