Headline News

Share jump and brand adjustment from Flight Centre

Flight Centre has posted a positive half-yearly result, leading to a jump in its share price yesterday – and at the same time it has announced brand changes to its EscapeTravel and Cruiseabout stores. … Continue Reading

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‘Turn your backs!’ Crackdown bans gawking and photos
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Qantaslink Turboprops To Receive Cabin Upgrade
Visit Britain Launches Campaign To Boost Visitation


Silks Club Scoops Best Cutting-edge Design Award at The Best D.E.S.I.G.N. Hotels Award

The 9th Best D.E.S.I.G.N. Hotels Award ceremony, a prestigious award for luxury hotel design organized by The Bund China, was held on 22nd January in Shanghai. Yui-mom Group’s Silks Club, officially launched on 5th November 2017, won the Best Cutting-edge Design Award and was the only winner from Taiwan in 2018. … Continue Reading

Latest News under Category: Accolades
Forbes Travel Guide Announces 2018 Star Rating Awards
Likuliku Lagoon Resort First To Enter Fiji Tourism Hall Of Fame
Korean Air Wins Top Award For ‘Best Business Class Red’ in ‘Cellars in the Sky 2017’ Airline Wine Awards
Hawthorn Suites by Wyndham JBR named Best Short Stay Accommodation


Perth first Australian city to be served by Singapore Airlines’ new 787-10s

Perth will become the second scheduled destination to be served by Singapore Airlines’ new Boeing 787-10 fleet and the first Australian destination to welcome the new aircraft, with flights expected to commence in May 2018, subject to regulatory approvals. … Continue Reading

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Air New Zealand takes off to Taipei
JAL Announces New “AIR Japanese Soba Noodles Tsuta” Menu
Oman Air continues its dynamic network expansion announcing three new routes in 2018 – Casablanca, Istanbul and Moscow
Emirates A380 returns to Houston


Qantas Announces New Sydney International Business Lounge

The national carrier’s Sydney International Business Lounge will undergo a multimillion dollar rebuild, providing travellers with a completely new design, at least 30 per cent more seating and a new signature dining experience. … Continue Reading

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Virgin Atlantic Appoints Gia Acitelli As Commercial Manager, Australia And New Zealand

Virgin Atlantic is delighted to announce the appointment of Gia Acitelli, who returns to the airline as Commercial Manager, Australia and New Zealand. Based in Sydney, Gia will build and manage sales and distribution strategies across the region. … Continue Reading

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Cool new role for Adrian Grenier


Sydney to host internationally-renowned peace builders at Presidential Peacebuilding Conference March 17th Sydney Town Hall

This March Sydney will host the fourth of six Presidential Peacebuilding Conferences taking place globally. Senator Jim Molan AO DSC Major General joins an incredible line-up of internationallyrenowned experts, entrepreneurs, political and business leaders and peace builders who will deliver over 20 keynote lectures and presentations. … Continue Reading

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Colonial Holiday Cruise Aboard Brand New 2018 Ship, American Constitution

American Cruise Lines, is pleased to announce a brand new Colonial Holiday cruise aboard American Constitution. Round-trip from Baltimore, departing December 23rd only, this festive 11-day cruise will highlight both Christmas and New Year’s as it travels along the Line’s immensely popular American Revolution itinerary in Chesapeake Bay. … Continue Reading

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Expedition Cruise Specialist Expands Art Programming in Exclusive Partnership with Mcmichael Canadian Art Collection
RCI Expands its Global Vacation Offerings with More Than 135 New Resorts in 2017
Norwegian Cruise Line’s Hawaii 2018/21 Cruising Guide Out Now
Viking Launches Sixth Ocean Ship – Viking Jupiter

Destination ASEAN

Aussie And Singaporean Foodies Dine Together At Virtual Dinner Party

Singapore Tourism Board last night hosted media and influencers from both Australia and Singapore at a simultaneous virtual dinner party, uniting both countries over their shared passion for good food. … Continue Reading

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6 Places That Will Make You Want to Visit Indonesia This Year

Destination Global

Foods, Festivals and Facelifts: News Tidbits from the Northern Territory

The Northern Territory is set to turbo-charge its way into 2018 with an unprecedented $103 million investment to increase visitation; to stimulate the Territory economy by accelerating infrastructure and tourism experience development including the implementation of a Visitor Experience Enhancement Program which will provide grant funding for existing infrastructure and tourism businesses. … Continue Reading

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Destination North America

Yukon’s Endless Days Inspire World-Class Festivals

Australian visitors to Canada’s Yukon Territory are basking under a sun that never sets during the long summer months. With so many daylight hours to fill, Yukoners know how to kick up their heels. Check out three of Yukon’s most unique cultural and music festivals taking place during summer. … Continue Reading

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World’s Finest Epicurean Talent Returns To The Las Vegas Strip For 12th Annual Vegas Uncork’d By Bon Appétit

Destination Thailand

Submit best travel videos to win ‘Thailand Footage Trading Project’ competition

The Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) is calling all visitors to submit their best trip-in-Thailand videos for its latest content competition to enjoy the chance to win exciting prizes. … Continue Reading

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Phi Phi Remains Open as Thailand’s National Park System Starts Annual Seasonal Closure


Azimut To Launch “World’S Finest” Flybridge 66 Yacht At Thailand Yacht Show

MGC-Marine (Asia) Co., Ltd. has announced it will display the Azimut Flybridge 66 and Azimut Atlantis 43 at the Thailand Yacht Show (TYS) 2018 in Phuket later this month. … Continue Reading

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Qantas Delivers Record First Half Profit, Invests In Aircraft And Training

The Qantas Group has delivered its highest-ever first half Underlying Profit Before Tax of $976 million for the six months ending 31 December 2017. … Continue Reading

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Air New Zealand reports $323m interim result, on track for second highest profit in company history
Tourism Holdings Limited (thl) Half Year Results To 31 December 2017

Golf Tourism

Thai players ready to challenge for Honda LPGA THAILAND 2018 victory

“Thai Sisters” Moriya and Ariya Jutanugarn assured they are going to put their best foot forward to clinch the first LPGA title in homeland as a gift for fans.   … Continue Reading

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World’s top four says ready for Honda LPGA THAILAND 2018

Hotel Deals

Great value Family Package at Metro Aspire Hotel Sydney


With Easter and April school holidays not too far away, the refurbished Metro Aspire Hotel Sydney is making it easy for families to have an affordable, action-packed holiday in Sydney close to all major attractions. … Continue Reading

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Get More for Less with Stay & Dine Package at Marriott Executive Apartments Mayfair Bangkok

Hotel News

One World Hotel Petaling Jaya Ushers Lunar New Year With Energetic Lion Dance Performance

In conjunction with the ‘paws-perity’ year, guests and associates of One World Hotel witnessed a spectacular lion dance performance by Khuan Loke Dragon and Lion Dance Association troupe today. … Continue Reading

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Courtyard by Marriott teams up with FC Bayern to Give Guests a Front Row Seat

Hotel Openings

Tang’s Living Group Adds a New Member to the Hotel COZi Portfolio Hotel COZi.Harbour View Opens in Kwun Tong

Tang’s Living Group, a vibrant young hospitality group with a growing range of hotel brands and clubhouse, is delighted to announce the second hotel under its midscale Hotel COZi brand, Hotel COZi.Harbour View is officially opened on 8 February 2018. … Continue Reading

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Banyan Tree New Opening: Angsana Zhuhai Phoenix Bay


US travel policies set to prioritise medical cover

In the wake of a leading US travel insurance comparison site launching a new travel plan and provider with medical cover the top priority, travel insurance technology specialist, Aquarium Software, says such plans are the shape of things to come, and set to leave insurers offering only basic cover, out in the cold.  … Continue Reading

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Luxury Hotels

Mandarin Oriental To Manage Luxury Residences in Barcelona

Mandarin Oriental Hotel Group has announced an agreement to brand and manage 34 luxurious Residences by Mandarin Oriental, Barcelona housed in a 20-storey tower, with a prime location at the intersection of Passeig de Gràcia and Avinguda Diagonal. The Residences are scheduled for completion in 2020. … Continue Reading

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GQ Bar Pop-Up Lands In Badrutt’s Palace St. Moritz
The Ritz-Carlton, Hong Kong and The Ritz-Carlton Spa, Hong Kong Named Five-Star Hotel and Five-Star Spa by Forbes Travel Guide on its 2018 Annual Star Rating List


NSW Announces First Regional Partnership with Meetings and Events Australia

The NSW Government has today announced a partnership with Australia’s peak industry body for business events, Meetings and Events Australia (MEA), to support aspiring event managers living in rural and regional NSW get a head start in their careers. … Continue Reading

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AIM Group International on the IAPCO Council

Mobile travel consulting

Astronaut lands as Travel Counsellors launches ‘TC Talks’

Travel Counsellors, the provider of bespoke travel services, has launched ‘TC Talks’, an inspirational speaker programme as the business builds on its commitment to its 2,000 people globally. … Continue Reading

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Resort News

Anantara Vacation Club enhances partnership with Emirates Skywards

When booking with Anantara Vacation Club, Asia’s leading luxury vacation ownership concept, Emirates Skywards members will earn 3,000 Skywards Miles, receive discounts of up to 70% and enjoy additional benefits in Bangkok and Phuket. … Continue Reading

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Early Bird Offer at The Library, Koh Samui


Rugby Sevens match schedule released for GC2018

The best women’s Rugby Sevens nations in the world will kick-off the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games (GC2018) Rugby Sevens competition under lights on Friday, 13 April at Robina Stadium, following the release of the full match schedule for the competition. … Continue Reading

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Tour Operator

Contiki Reveals The Best Rock Incentive Yet

1998 will always go down in history as the year Contiki introduced the greatest agent incentive, ROCK Around the World. 20 years later Contiki is looking into the future, uniting top selling agents this July at the biggest music festival in Europe – Belgium’s Tomorrowland! … Continue Reading

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Shinta Mani Foundation Commences 2018 Hospitality Training School with Intake of 27 Students

Shinta Mani Foundation (SMF) has commenced its Hospitality Training School for year 2018 with an intake of 27 students which is highest number they have had since the school started in 2004.

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Qantas Group Announces Pilot Academy

Whats On

Experience one of the world’s most spectacular opera events

Described as one of the top four open-air opera events in the world, Handa Opera on Sydney Harbour is now celebrated as one of the highlights of the Australian cultural calendar. … Continue Reading

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