Headline News

Aussie woman sues airline – says she was refused water

An Australian woman who claims to have become dehydrated on a long-haul flight is suing one of the world’s biggest airlines, saying it refused her a glass of water. … Continue Reading

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AIME gets underway in Melbourne on 25th anniversary
Virgin Australia plans non-stop flights to Hong Kong
Sanctuary spinoff from discovery of new continent
ABF faces elephantine job as clients zip through airports

Accolades

Viking Ocean Cruises Dominates 2017 Cruisers’ Choice Awards

 After another year of impressive travel industry awards, Viking Ocean Cruises (www.vikingoceancruises.com) this week received a new set of accolades from the popular online cruise resource, Cruise Critic®. … Continue Reading

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The M/S Paul Gauguin Awarded Best Service For The Small Ship Category In The 2017 Cruise Critic Cruisers’ Choice Awards

Aviation

Delta Debuts Free Main Cabin Meals in 12 Markets

Delta (NYSE: DAL) is introducing complimentary meals on some of its longest domestic flights, including transcontinental routes between New York’s JFK and Los Angeles/San Francisco. The airline will be the only U.S. carrier to offer complimentary fresh meals from nose to tail on select coast-to-coast routes. … Continue Reading

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Air India becomes latest A320neo operator
Virgin Australia Announces Flights To Hong Kong And Landmark Alliance Agreement with HNA Aviation, Hong Kong Airlines and HK Express
KLM’s results for 2016 show that we’re on track
Boeing, Juneyao Airlines Finalize Order for Five 787-9 Dreamliners

Airport

Japan Airlines Opens Newly-Renovated Sakura Lounge for Domestic Flights at Okinawa (Naha) Airport

Japan Airlines (JAL) is pleased to announce that it will open the newly-renovated Sakura Lounge for domestic flights at Okinawa (Naha) Airport on February 28, 2017. … Continue Reading

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Appointments

Paul Stevens appointed as CEO, Accor Plus

Paul Stevens has been appointed Chief Executive Officer of Accor Plus, AccorHotels’ travel, dining and lifestyle program. … Continue Reading

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Dusit International appoints new Vice Presidents of Sales and Marketing departments
Hawaii Convention Center Announces Sales Team Additions And Promotion

Business News

McKay Brothers Distributes Osaka Securities Exchange Data in Singapore at Lowest Known Latency

McKay Brothers International (MBI) is now distributing Osaka Securities Exchange market data on its Quincy Extreme Data (QED) service. Select OSE futures are distributed at the SGX data center in Singapore in less than 31.5 milliseconds one-way, the lowest known latency. … Continue Reading

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Cirque du Soleil Resident Shows Division Expands Reach with Overseas Representation

Conferences

Capital of Ecuador to Host Routes Americas 2018

The capital of Ecuador, Quito, has won a highly competitive bidding process to host the Routes Americas air service development forum in 2018. … Continue Reading

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Singaporean PETC 2017: Bridging Investment Opportunities in Asian Companies

Cruise

Cruise Artfully on Vietnam’s First Five Star All Inclusive Cruises

After successful operations in Nha Trang Bay, Emperor Cruises is to launch its Emperor Cruises Bai Tu Long Bay, the 1st five-star all-inclusive cruise with butler and limousine services in Vietnam, The cruise will begin sailing on Bai Tu Long Bay by 16 March -2016. … Continue Reading

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Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings Announces Order for Next Generation of Ships for Norwegian Cruise Line
Introducing Azamara Journey – Azamara Club Cruises’ Newest Australian Ship

Cruise Deals

Cunard Offers up to 2-for-1† Savings for Presidents Day

In tandem with Presidents Day, luxury cruise line company Cunard will offer up to 2-for-1 savings off Launch Fares on select cruise itineraries on its three Queens – Queen Mary 2, Queen Elizabeth and Queen Victoria.

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Destination ASEAN

Human Capital Development a “Strategic Pillar” of Mekong Tourism

For the travel & tourism industry to be responsible, sustainable, high-yielding, and inclusive of local communities, it must view human capital development and human resource development as “strategic pillars”, according to Jens Thraenhart, Executive Director of the Mekong Tourism Coordinating Office (MTCO). … Continue Reading

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Destination Dubai

Dubai 10X – Dubai Crown Prince Directs all Government Entities to Disrupt Themselves and Position it 10 Years Ahead of all Other Cities

His Highness Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Crown Prince of Dubai and Chairman of the Board of Trustees at Dubai Future Foundation, today initiated planning for Dubai 10X with all of the Dubai government heads to position the Emirate 10 years ahead of all other cities.   … Continue Reading

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Destination Global

Sunshine Coast’s new destination campaign ‘comes to life’ with local musician singing Sunny Coast’s praises

Visit Sunshine Coast (VSC) has launched a new destination marketing campaign called ‘Come to Life’ building on the region’s ‘naturally refreshing’ branding. … Continue Reading

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Melbourne’s year of sport

Destination North America

New Research Project Coordinator for Arkansas Department of Parks and Tourism

Heather Huckeba has been named the Research Project Coordinator for the Tourism Division of the Arkansas Department of Parks and Tourism. … Continue Reading

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What’s New in Sonoma County, California: Winter 2017
Greater Palm Springs Art Scene Thrives This Season with Modernism Week and Desert X 2017 Events
Gov. Scott: Florida Sets Another Tourism Record

Destination North Asia

Good News to Inbound Tourists: Starting Fare for Tokyo Taxis Cut to 410 Yen

The starting fare for taxis in Tokyo’s 23 wards for the first 1.054 kilometers was reduced to 410 yen on January 30, 2017. … Continue Reading

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Financial

Australia’s two million small businesses to use Siri for the first time to pay bills

In an Australian first, business banking is now as easy as “Hey Siri” with the latest customer release from SME mobile banking challenger, Tyro. … Continue Reading

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Mantra Group Announces Results For The Half Year Ended 31 December 2016

Food & Beverage

Taste The Runway… At London Hilton On Park Lane

Take a well-deserved break from exploring the catwalks and enjoy a delicious collection of cakes & fancies in an Afternoon Tea inspired by some of the UK’s finest designers. … Continue Reading

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Hotel Deals

The Ritz-Carlton, Laguna Niguel Launches the Discover With You Package

The Ritz-Carlton, Laguna Niguel Invites Guests to Discover One Special Moment that Instills Lifetime Memories … Continue Reading

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Hotel Developments

Mapletree Acquires Oakwood Worldwide To Accelerate Its Corporate Housing And Serviced Apartment Expansion Globally

Mapletree Investments Pte Ltd (“Mapletree” or “the Group”), a leading real estate development, investment and capital management company, is pleased to announce that it has acquired Oakwood Worldwide (“Oakwood”), a premier global provider of corporate housing and serviced apartment solutions. The acquisition covers all of Oakwood’s global operations. … Continue Reading

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Thaiwoo and POMA Sign a Strategic Partnership to Develop Thaiwoo Ski Resort

Hotel News

Majestic Plaza hotel became part of the Le Hotels Group

With effect from 6th February 2017, the Le Hotels Group expanded its capacity thanks to its new member – Majestic Plaza hotel – which offers 182 rooms in the heart of Prague. … Continue Reading

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New member of the ‘board’ room
Pullman Bangkok King Power – Revamp of the World’s First Pullman Brings Brand to Life

Hotel Openings

St. Regis Hotels & Resorts Debuts in Changsha, Hunan’s Thriving Capital in Southern China

St. Regis Hotels & Resorts today announces the highly-anticipated opening of The St. Regis Changsha, the iconic luxury hotel brand’s eighth hotel in Greater China. … Continue Reading

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1 Hotel Brooklyn Bridge Opens, Sprouting A New Generation Of Nature-Led Luxury Hotels

Hotel Trends

New Study: Hoteliers Envision Similar Industry Technology in 2020 as in Early 2000s

While hoteliers anticipate highly-sophisticated and ‘digital native’ hotel guests in 2020, their plans for industry technology remain stuck in the early 2000s. … Continue Reading

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STR: US hotel results for week ending 11 February

Insurance

Australia’s Next Best Travel Instagram Account Revealed

Australia’s number one travel insurance provider, Travel Insurance Direct teamed up with Australia’s first professional Instragrammer, Lauren Bath and Olympus Cameras to hold a competition to find Australia’s best amateur travel Instagrammer. … Continue Reading

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Lifestyle

The Other Hundred Educators is now available in Hong Kong: Step into a world beyond stereotypes

Have you ever wondered in whose hands the future of the world actually lies? The Global Institute of Tomorrow (GIFT), a Hong Kong based independent think tank and executive education provider focused on advancing a deeper understanding of global issues, presents The Other Hundred Educators: a collection of present day educators who never make the headlines, but whose stories need to be told. In its 100 stories, the photo book challenges the common understanding of education and proves that, hidden from view, there are dedicated men and women with unconventional ways of passing on their knowledge – and who neither seek nor receive any special acknowledgement for their work. The third edition of The Other Hundred will be available globally March 2017. … Continue Reading

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Luxury Hotels

A Suite Escape to Park Hyatt Melbourne

Relax and unwind in the stunning surrounds of Melbourne’s most luxurious hotel. Renowned for personalised service and attention to detail, Park Hyatt Melbourne creates exceptional experiences every step of the way. … Continue Reading

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Digital Wellness Retreat At Mandarin Oriental, Singapore

MICE

Make It NYC In Queens, The World’s Borough For Meetings And Events

NYC & Company, New York City’s destination marketing organisation, invites meeting planners and attendees to be adventurous and “Make It NYC” in Queens, the City’s most culturally diverse borough.  … Continue Reading

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OTA News

5 Oscar Destinations Worthy Of An Academy Award

t’s that time of year again when Hollywood is preparing for the most star-studded night of the year – The Oscars, taking place on 26 February. … Continue Reading

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Egencia To Launch New Expense Product Suite

Photo Gallery

Two Princesses Meet on the Derwent River, Hobart

The picturesque Derwent River in Hobart set the scene this week for a rare Tasmanian meeting of two beautiful Princess Cruises’ ships. … Continue Reading

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Responsible Tourism

Adventure World Partner With Treadright And Happy Hearts Fund To Build School In Nepal

Adventure World have recently completed their TreadRight Foundation project for 2017, helping rebuilding a school in Nepal in collaboration with the Happy Hearts Fund. … Continue Reading

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River Cruising

Crystal River Cruises To Offer Exclusive Complimentary Event At Amsterdam’s Royal Concertgebouw

When Crystal River Cruises’ newest luxury vessel embarks on her maiden voyage this June, guests will be treated to numerous experiences specially designed to showcase the elegance and history of the destinations along the Rhine and Moselle River itinerary. … Continue Reading

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Statistics & Trends

U.S.-International Air Passenger Traffic A Record 220.8 Million In 2016

International air traffic to/from the U.S.(1) totaled 220.8 million passengers in 2016, a six percent increase over 2015. … Continue Reading

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Technology

Travelport continues car content partnership with Enterprise, Alamo, and National brands

Travelport (NYSE:TVPT), a leading Travel Commerce Platform, today announced a new, long-term renewal agreement with Enterprise Holdings, the world’s largest car rental company, as measured by fleet  and revenue. … Continue Reading

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Travelport and Emirates extend global partnership through the enhancement of Emirates’ Branded Fares with advanced seat selection

Tour Operator

SpiceRoads presents once-a-month tour in Kyushu

SpiceRoads Cycle Tours is excited to announce a new 6-day/5-night tour in Japan: “Kyushu Onsen to Onsen.” A fantastic ride from Fukuoka to the Kunisaki Peninsula, this tour features plenty of onsens, rugged volcanic scenery, and cultural sites spanning hundreds of years of Japanese history. … Continue Reading

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On The Go Tours Launch Four New Peru Tours To Expand Their South American Offering

Trade Events

Hawai‘I Shares Aloha Spirit At AIME 2017

Six Hawai‘i partners will be at AIME this year to share the Aloha Spirit along with the latest updates from the Hawaiian Islands. … Continue Reading

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Crown Hotels Capitalises on Growing MICE Market and Show Why it is the Leader in Australian Travel, Meetings and Events
Singapore’s Interactive Touch for MICE at AIME 2017

Travel Deals

Flash Sale! Fly Business Class To Europe For Only $4,999 Return

Leading premium escorted tour operator, Insight Vacations, has made it easier for clients to travel to Europe in ultimate style with their Business Class air offer of $4,999 return. … Continue Reading

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Travel Goods

DELSEY visuals unveil brand’s Parisian roots

DELSEY, the iconic French luggage brand known for seventy years of timeless quality and audacious design, unveils their Parisian roots and travel values with visuals that tell their story. … Continue Reading

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