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Air Mauritius plans to link Africa with Asia-Pacific

Air Mauritius plans to position itself as “a bridge or hub between Africa and Asia”, according to its chief executive. … Continue Reading

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Sture Myrmell Named as New CLIA Australasia Chair

Following its Annual General Meeting in Sydney today, Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA) Australasia announced the appointment of Carnival Australia President Sture Myrmell as the association’s new chair. … Continue Reading

Latest News under Category: Appointments
Dusit International appoints Mr Eric Piatti as General Manager of Dusit Thani Laguna Singapore
Traditional Owner appointed Tjapukai GM
Radisson Hotel Group Appoints Ramzy Fenianos As Chief Development Officer, Asia Pacific

Business News

Mint Announces Acquisition Of 8.6% Stake In Nh Hotel Group, Owner And Operator Of 382 Hotels

Minor International (“MINT”) announced today that it has reached agreement to acquire 30,000,000 shares in NH Hotel Group in a transaction valued at EUR 192 million, which together with its existing shareholding will increase MINT’s stake in NH Hotel Group to 8.6% on a fully diluted basis. … Continue Reading

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Australia’s privacy protection laws “unsustainable” in wake of tough new EU regulations
Gold Coast Helloworld Travel Festival Caters to the Locals


New Zealand Cruise Association announces 2018 Conference

Registrations are now open for the New Zealand Cruise Association’s 2018 Conference, to be held in Blenheim from 23 – 24 August. … Continue Reading

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Going large in Gangneung at the PATA Youth Symposium
Fewer traffic deaths – but will the downward trend hold?


New Report Reveals Australian Demand for Cruising Continues

More Australians than ever are taking to the seas for a holiday, with Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA) Australasia revealing that in 2017 the Australian cruise market grew by 4.4 per cent, equating to almost 6 per cent of the Australian population taking a cruise last year. … Continue Reading

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Peregrine Launches Adventure Cruising in South East Asia
O, The Oprah Magazine Editors Join New York Times Bestselling Author, Psychologist and Sound Therapist on Holland America Line’s Aug. 11 Adventure of Your Life Cruise to Alaska
Peregrine triples Europe cruise program in 2018 as overtourism concerns grow
Crystal to Livestream Christening of Crystal Debussy this Tuesday

Destination Hawaii

All Counties and All Classes of Hawaii Hotel Properties Reported Solid RevPAR and ADR Increases in April

April is a traditionally off-peak travel month, however, Hawaii hotels statewide reported solid increases in revenue per available room (RevPAR), average daily rate (ADR) and room occupancy, according to the Hawaii Hotel Performance Report issued today by the Hawaii Tourism Authority (HTA).

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Destination Thailand

Sustainability at the core of Cape Panwa Hotel Phuket Raceweek

Ocean waste is a problem of colossal proportions and China, Indonesia, the Philippines, Thailand and Vietnam together are responsible for 60% of the eight million tonnes of plastic that enters oceans annually. … Continue Reading

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Eaton Workshop: EATON HK

Founded by Hong Kong native Katherine Lo, Eaton Workshop is the first global brand merging hospitality with progressive social change. … Continue Reading

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Father’s Day Specials at Pirata Group for the Most Beloved Men
A New Culinary Journey – The Meat Launches Five-Course Tasting Menu
Studio M Hotel Singapore Opens New Outdoor Food & Beverage Venue

Hotel Deals

Best Western® Hotels & Resorts Launches Summer Promotion in Asia

Best Western Hotels & Resorts has launched its new Summer Promotion, offering a Best Western Travel Card® to its loyal guests all across Asia. … Continue Reading

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Grab your Caravan or Camper Trailer and explore Kangaroo Island for Free!

Hotel Developments

MIDA Assets Pcl. Announces Collaboration with Wellity Pte. Ltd. To Form MW WELLNESS MANAGEMENT COMPANY LIMITED,

MIDA Assets Public Company Limited, a fast growing real estate developer in the hotel and resort industry, collaborates with Singapore-based Company Wellity Pte. Ltd. – an innovative corporation incorporating medical wellness into the hospitality industry. Both parties have come together to organize the first official press conference, “MW WELLNESS MANAGEMENT COMPANY LIMITED – a joint venture between MIDA and Wellity” with the introduction of “AKSORN RAYONG, THE WELLITY COLLECTION”, Rayong’s first and only Concept Hotel combining “Lifestyle & Wellness”. … Continue Reading

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Hotel News

Drift Your Gypsy Soul Down The Mighty Mekong: Mekong Kingdoms Launches Ultra-Exclusive River Cruiser

Mekong Kingdoms is proud to announce the maiden Mekong River voyage of Gypsy, an ultra-exclusive two-cabin river cruiser, between the ancient Laos capital of Luang Prabang and Thailand’s Golden Triangle, in May 2018.  … Continue Reading

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Hotel Openings

Suning and MGM to Officially Unveil 5* Bellagio Hotel in Shanghai on 8 June

Suning Real Estate – a subsidiary of China’s commercial giant Suning Holdings Group – and MGM will officially launch a new Bellagio Shanghai on 8 June 2018, marking the first international hotel to follow the famous Bellagio Towers of Las Vegas. … Continue Reading

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Bookings now open for AYANA Komodo
Delta Hotels By Marriott Kicks Off European Expansion With First Hotel In Germany

Industry Deals

New World Millennium Hong Kong Hotel Launches Airline and Travel Agent Exclusive

New World Millennium Hong Kong Hotel, a five-star landmark on the Victoria Harbour waterfront, presents a special industry rate available only for airline and travel agent associates. … Continue Reading

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From a $223,000 case of pneumonia to a $104,000 case of chest pains: Biggest travel insurance claims of 2017 revealed

New data from online travel insurance provider InsureandGo has uncovered its top five claims for 2017, which range from a $223,000 bout of pneumonia in Italy to a $104,000 case of chest pains in Chile. … Continue Reading

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Luxury Hotels

A Bespoke Sensory Experience to Capture Melbourne Forever

This winter, let Grand Hyatt Melbourne guide your senses and capture your special Melbourne memories through a bespoke story-fragrance experience.   … Continue Reading

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Ulysses Motor Cycle Club 2021 Annual General Meeting Secured for Mandurah

Mandurah and the Peel Region of Western Australia have been selected as the destination for the Ulysses Motor Cycle Club 2021 Annual General Meeting against a field of national competitor destinations.  … Continue Reading

Latest News under Category: MICE
Connect Launches an Event Dedicated to Independent Planners
Meetingselect and NBTC Holland Marketing join forces

Mobile travel consulting

MTA Member ‘gets her man’

The Royal Canadian Mounted Police a.k.a ‘The Mounties’ famously say they always get their man. … Continue Reading

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Resort News

The Lost Camel returns to Ayers Rock Resort

The Lost Camel hotel, featuring contemporary studio-style rooms, will re-open at Ayers Rock Resort on 1 July 2018, creating one of the Resort’s most unique and surprisingly edgy accommodation options for guests enjoying a break in the Spiritual heart of Australia.  … Continue Reading

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River Cruising

Redesigns planned for Scenic Space-Ships for 2019 season

In 2017, Scenic introduced a new design for two of its Scenic Space-Ships cruising France –  Scenic Sapphire and Scenic Diamond. … Continue Reading

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Training with Tim Mannah and Technogym

A dedicated sportsman and Captain of the Parramatta Eels National Rugby League (NRL) Team, Tim Mannah, sheds light on his daily fitness regime – featuring Technogym’s high performance equipment and technology. … Continue Reading

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Fasten your seatbelts for a spectacular entertainment line-up at the FORMULA 1 2018 SINGAPORE AIRLINES SINGAPORE GRAND PRIX

Statistics & Trends

Reykjavik Rises, Barcelona Slips And Nice Rebounds As Top European Summer Travel Destinations In 2018

London and Paris continue to be the most popular European destinations for American travelers this summer, but the remaining spots on the Top 20 list saw significant movement from 2017, according to an analysis* by Allianz Global Assistance, a leading travel insurance provider. … Continue Reading

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Serko partners with Qantas to achieve NDC Level 3 Certification

Serko Limited announced today that Zeno, its next generation technology for travel and expense management, has been granted Level 3 Certification by IATA for native support of NDC with Qantas. Zeno becomes the first travel and expense platform globally to achieve this level of accreditation. … Continue Reading

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Tour Operator

Alan Doyle Joins Adventure Canada to Circumnavigate Home Province of Newfoundland

 On an east coast expedition powered by a robust team of local experts, Adventure Canada is thrilled to announce the addition of Newfoundlander Alan Doyle who will join Canada’s leading small-ship expedition operator as it circumnavigates Newfoundland, exploring the province’s small inlets and getting to know the people who make this province incredibly vibrant and festive. … Continue Reading

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Adventure World Travel Advises of Grizzly Bear Hunting Ban In British Columbia
CityPASS Launches San Francisco C3 Tickets: The Best Way for Shorter-stay Visitors to Both Experience and Save on Top Attractions
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Travel Deals

Last chance for Scenic Pre-Release prices on Canada, Alaska and USA

Scenic is reminding agents that its 2019 Canada, Alaska and USA Pre-Release pricing and offers must end 2 June 2018.   … Continue Reading

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Rail Plus Takes 50% off Companion Fares on the Eastern & Oriental Express

Whats On

Veriu Central Serves Up ‘Smoke & Lights’ for Vivid Sydney Festival

Sydney’s icons will light up for the 2018 Vivid Sydney Festival from 25 May for a month-long celebration of light, music and ideas and Veriu Central is celebrating with its own Vivid cocktail to tantalise the senses – the Smoke & Lights. … Continue Reading

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