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Aussie woman who slapped attendant faces 21 years prison


An Australian woman who assaulted a flight attendant while apparently drunk during a United Airlines flight from Melbourne to Los Angeles earlier this year, has been found guilty of serious charges under US federal law.

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D.I.Y. Can Operators Build Their Own Group Booking System?
The branch we’re sitting on: International Forest Day
John Rozentals’ Travellers’ Good Buys
New deals From Your Travel Club


Unilode Aviation Solutions Wins 2019 IATA Air Cargo Innovation Award

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) announced that Unilode Aviation Solutions is the recipient of the IATA Air Cargo Innovation Award for 2019. … Continue Reading

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Amirandes, Grecotel Exclusive Resort, Scoops British Airways Award for Excellence


Hainan Airlines to Launch Guiyang-Paris Non-Stop Service on March 24

Hainan Airlines Holding Co., Ltd. (“Hainan Airlines”) will launch non-stop service between Guiyang, Chinaand Paris on March 24, its fourth non-stop route from mainland China to Paris following Xi’anParisChongqingParis and ShenzhenParis.

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Latest News under Category: Aviation
Singapore Airlines Significantly Stepping Up In-Flight Sustainability Initiatives
2019 Summer Schedule – A 2% Increase In Capacity
Delta taps Forbes 30 Under 30 visionaries for future flight experience
JetBlue’s Future Lands Today as Airline Introduces All-New, Ultra-Comfortable and Fully Connected Core Experience on Airbus A320 Aircraft


Marriott International Appoints Margaret McCarthy to Board of Directors

The Board of Directors of Marriott International, Inc. said today it has appointed Margaret M. McCarthy, Executive Vice President at CVS Health Corporation, as an independent director of the company, effective March 19, 2019. … Continue Reading

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Six Senses Qing Cheng Mountain Welcomes Sabrina Ding as Director of Sales and Marketing
Thales Appoints Nicolas Bouverot as Vice-President to Drive Growth in South East Asia


There’s work to be done at Sovereign Hill these school holidays

The blacksmith needs a new apprentice. There’s animals to be fed. And Brown’s Confectionery Manufactory has lollies to make. … Continue Reading

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Eight days. Eight distilleries. Three hundred miles.

Having been named one of the Lonely Planet’s ‘Best In Travel’ destinations in 2019, eight Highland Distilleries are proud to introduce a brand-new Whisky Festival to celebrate the established Highland Whisky Trail. … Continue Reading

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Cargo & Freight

For six very special pianos, a historic journey home on Emirates SkyCargo

In January 1788, a square piano made by Frederick Beck, one of the leading piano makers of the time in London, became the first keyboard instrument to arrive on Australian soil. … Continue Reading

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Destination ASEAN

FastGo prepares to launch its ride-hailing application in Singapore with its ambition of winning Southeast Asian market

FastGo – Vietnamese car hailing application will launch in Singapore market in April 2019. This is the third country, in which FastGo is going to officially operate its service after Vietnam and Myanmar. According to FastGo’s announced plan, FastGo application is going to be available in 6 Southeast Asian countries in 2019 including VietnamMyanmarSingaporeIndonesiaThailand, and Philippines. … Continue Reading

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Destination Europe

National B&B Week and The World’s Best B&B – ‘The 25 Boutique B&B’

We all could do with some spring cheer, this week is B&B Week, 18-24 March, the national initiative championing the £2billion contribution B&B’s make to the UK economy and the 21st century benefits B&B’s bring guests. … Continue Reading

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Destination North America

North Lake Tahoe: What’s New Spring 2019

The best of North Lake Tahoe’s mountain and lakeside experiences combine this spring with “dual sport day” opportunities, high-altitude training, new underwater and mountain trails, wellness retreats and signature events. … Continue Reading

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Marijuana Now Has a Tour Guide in the U.S.

Destination North Asia

Korea’s Templestay, the perfect getaway for anyone who needs a break from their daily routines

Templestay, one of Korea’s representative traditional tourism programs, is coming to Hanoi, Vietnam. Templestay literally means “staying at a temple” and it allows participants to experience a day of Buddhist monks, learning Korea’s Buddhist culture. … Continue Reading

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Dim sum Chef Leung Kin Wai raises the bar for dim sum at Shang Palace

A dim sum lover and trendsetter, Chef Leung Kin Wai, dim sum chef of Shang Palace, revisits the authentic flavours of Canton by creating a selection of new dim sum with an innovative twist, available from March onwards. … Continue Reading

Latest News under Category: Dining
Mango Tree Café Opens in Fukuoka, Bringing An Exciting New Era Of Thai Dining To Kyushu Island
Aerial Eats with Chef Stefan Heilemann


Safeguarding Consumers from Counterfeit Goods

As e-commerce options have grown exponentially, consumers are increasingly buying everything from food to medicine, apparel to designer goods through online retailers and marketplaces. … Continue Reading

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Golf Tourism

The Caribbean’s Best Golf Course in 2019: Old Quarry at Santa Barbara Beach & Golf Resort, Curaçao

Santa Barbara Beach & Golf Resort’s Old Quarry golf course is the #1 rated course in the Caribbean, according to USA Today 10Best Readers’ Choice Awards for 2019. … Continue Reading

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Hotel Deals

Celebrate Mother’s Day at Millennium Airport Hotel Dubai

Millennium Airport Hotel Dubai will pay tribute to all wonderful mothers with an unforgettable dining experience at Loumi Restaurant & Da Vinci’s on 21 March 2019. Treat your Mother to a delightful evening with the family in celebration of Mother’s Day. … Continue Reading

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Hotel Developments

Four Seasons Hotel and Private Residences Coming to Nashville

Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts, the world’s leading luxury hospitality company; Congress Group, a Boston-based real estate investment and development firm; and AECOM Capital, the investment arm of AECOM, today announce that a Four Seasons Hotel and Private Residences will be coming to downtown Nashville. A groundbreaking for the development, which will be the first Four Seasons in Tennessee, is expected in April 2019. … Continue Reading

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Hotel News

Expeditions Into The Heart Of Romance: Dream Weddings At The Iconic Galle Face Hotel

There are weddings, and then there are weddings at Galle Face Hotel; unique, bespoke, utterly enchanting and reminiscent of romance, charm and adventure, with the only limit being your imagination. … Continue Reading

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Seven Stars Resort & Spa, Grace Bay Beach, Turks & Caicos Rolls Out $12 Million In Property Enhancements In 2019
ZUZU Hospitality Solutions secures Series A to boost regional growth
A pearl on the Black Sea joins Radisson Collection

Hotel Trends

STR: U.S. hotel performance for February 2019

The U.S. hotel industry reported positive results in the three key performance metrics during February 2019, according to data from STR.  … Continue Reading

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STR: Europe hotel performance for February 2019

Industry Deals

New Deals From Your Travel Club! New sailings for TIC
Uniworld- Amazing Rates for more sailings
Seabourn- 40% Discount for TIC Members
Azamara- Interline Rates further reduced on selected sailings … Continue Reading

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Surf Dog Ricochet Stars in Imax Film ‘Superpower Dogs’, An Inspiring True Story of Extraordinary Dogs and Their Life Saving Super Powers

The World Premiere of the documentary, Superpower Dogs, an inspiring true story of extraordinary dogs and their life-saving superpowers, opened on March 9th at the California Science Center in Los Angeles.

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Latest News under Category: Lifestyle
Rough Guides research reveals older travellers still want adventure
You’ve Seen Surfing Dogs Before, But Not on A Giant Imax Screen In 3d!


Getting the Gold: 8 tips to achieve frequent flyer royalty

Say goodbye to restrictive baggage limits, jostling for space at airport food courts and battling boredom at the departure gate. … Continue Reading

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Emirates Skywards invites members to fly more and earn more

Luxury Hotels


Connect Introduces the ConnecTECH Showcase

Connect is pleased to announce the launch of the ConnecTECH Showcase this August at Connect 2019. … Continue Reading

Latest News under Category: MICE


Mercedes Keeps Accelerating as World’s Most Valuable Auto Brand

Mercedes continues to be ranked the top auto brand in the world after its brand value increased 26% to US$60.3 billion, according to the latest report by Brand Finance, the world’s leading independent brand valuation and strategy consultancy. … Continue Reading

Latest News under Category: Motoring
Avis Budget Group Launches Nationwide Workplace Partnership with R U Ok?
RV Rental Connection Releases the List of The Top 8 Most Listed and Most Requested RV Rental Types
Watch out for toll charges in rental cars!

Responsible Tourism

Bali Children Foundation to deliver sustainable educational programs to schools in Lombok and Gili Islands impacting 1,674 students in areas damaged by natural disasters

In response to the earthquakes that devastated parts of Lombok Indonesia last year, the Bali Children Foundation, founded by Australian Margaret Barry OAM, has commenced extending its work in the Lombok region to assist children who have been affected. … Continue Reading

Latest News under Category: Responsible Tourism
Campaign launched to recruit champions for Australia’s sharks and rays
The TreadRight Foundation & WE Celebrate World Water Day 2019
Hilton Brands to Recycle 1 Million Bars of Soap by Global Handwashing Day

Statistics & Trends

Travel Agency Air Ticket Sales Total $8.3 Billion in February 2019

Airlines Reporting Corp. (ARC) announced today that the consolidated dollar value of airline tickets sold in February 2019 by U.S.-based travel agencies increased 2.8 percent as compared to February 2018, totaling nearly $8.3 billion vs. $8.1 billion.* The average U.S. round-trip ticket price was $486, the same price as February 2018. … Continue Reading

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84% of parents allow under 12s to take part in potentially risky activities when travelling
Millennials are increasingly using ‘WeChat’ and ‘WhatsApp’ to discuss their investments with wealth managers, says GlobalData
Nearly Half of Australian Women in Tech Say The Industry is Not Prioritising Diversity


Theme Parks

Travel Deals

India’s wildlife showcased on new safari and river cruise package Save up to A$1120 per couple – Book by June 30, 2019

Search for some of India’s rarest, iconic animals, stay amongst the treetops like the ‘Jungle Book’ character, Mowgli, and cruise along the remote and sacred Brahmaputra River as part of a new river cruise package to the sub-continent in 2020. … Continue Reading

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Travel Goods

Wellness and GO-bags, They Pair Perfectly and Lead to Physical and Emotional Well Being

VLES designs understands first hand that being prepared is empowering and leads to emotional and physical wellness. Their goal is simply to help people get prepared. … Continue Reading

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Whats On

Get creative with aromatic Asian flavours: hands-on cooking demonstrations at Box Hill Central for Melbourne Food & Wine Festival

Box Hill Central will explore the exotic and authentic flavours of Asia when taking part in this year’s Melbourne Food and Wine Festival. … Continue Reading

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