Headline News

Mum’s nightmare as heat nearly bakes baby on United

United Airlines is facing yet another outraged passenger – a mother who feared her baby son was going to die from heat prostration while a plane was stuck for two hours on the tarmac during a heatwave. … Continue Reading

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DFAT issues new terror alert for Belgium
Flight Centre/Airbnb pact gives average rate of $80
Vandals demolish troll’s penis! Landmark outrage
Win for Trump on travel ban covers six countries

Accolades

Centara Wins Recognition of Chinese Guests with “Best City Hotel” Award

Over 10 million Chinese tourists visit Thailand each year. The Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) polled many of them for the 2017 Peoples Choice Awards and Centara Grand & Bangkok Convention Centre at Central World was voted Best City Hotel.” The poll, just completed in June, is evidence of Chinese visitorsgrowing importance to Thailand, and Centaras success in meeting their needs. … Continue Reading

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Best Western Celebrates 13 TripAdvisor Certificates of Excellence in Asia
Azul named Best Low Cost Airline in South America Seven Years in a Row!
Norwegian once again named ‘World’s Best Low-Cost Long-Haul Airline’ and ‘Best Low-Cost Airline in Europe’
NZ Hotel Industry Awards – 33 finalists named

Aviation

Jetstar Pacific welcomes the first of 10 brand-new Airbus A320s

Vietnam’s low fare airlines, Jetstar Pacific, has officially received its first brand new Airbus A320ceo aircraft at Airbus’ factory in Toulouse, France, as part of the airline’s long-term goal to further expand its domestic and international footprint. … Continue Reading

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KLM Cityhopper orders two additional E190s
Deer Jet: Where the 787 Dream Jet Will Land Next?

Appointments

Shangri-La’s Rasa Sentosa Resort & Spa, Singapore Welcomes Tane Picken As General Manager

Tane Picken was appointed general manager of Shangri-La’s Rasa Sentosa Resort & Spa, Singapore on 11 May 2017. He brings over 16 years of hotel experience across Africa, the Middle East and Asia to his new role at the helm of the only beachfront resort in Singapore, with 454 rooms set amidst idyllic surroundings on Sentosa island. … Continue Reading

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Destination NSW Appoints New Manager, Regional Conferencing
Sofitel Legend Metropole Hanoi Names New GM
Regent Hotels Group Welcomes Venessa Koo as Senior Vice President of Development and Technical Services
Shangri-La’s Rasa Sentosa Resort & Spa, Singapore Introduces Bobby Krishnan As Executive Chef

Business News

Regional Rail Commitment on Track To Power Victoria’s Visitor Economy

The agreement between the Federal and Victorian governments to deliver the long-awaited $1.6 billion commitment revamp of Victoria’s regional rail network will help to unlock regional Victoria’s tourism potential and support stronger visitor economies in local communities, the Tourism & Transport Forum said today. … Continue Reading

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ACTE Statement on Supreme Court’s Travel Ban Ruling
Visa reforms a positive for tourism
Tourism front of mind for NSW Government
2017’s Best E-Commerce Marketing Tips

Conferences

EXIT Festival Partners with WYSE Travel Confederation on global study of Youth Travel

The World Youth Student and Educational (WYSE) Travel Confederation is pleased to announce its partnership with EXIT Festival of Novi Sad, Serbia for the only recurring global study of youth and student travel, New Horizons. … Continue Reading

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Space still available for CLIA Masters Conference Onboard Genting Dream

Cruise

Princess Cruises Expands Ocean Medallion to Australia and More Destinations within North America

Princess Cruises, the world’s largest international premium cruise line, announced today that Golden Princess, Crown Princess and Ruby Princess will be the next three ships to feature the Ocean Medallion™. … Continue Reading

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Windstar Launches New Star Collector Voyages

Cruise Deals

Asian Delights and Australian Sights with CruiseAway

To celebrate the Ovation of the Seas’ return to Sydney, CruiseAway.com.au is offering a specially created cruise package onboard the ship as she repositions from Singapore to Sydney for the 2018/19 summer season. … Continue Reading

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New Nepal Cruise Tour- Kathmandu To Singapore

Destination Europe

Scotland’s New National Building Conservation Centre Officially Opens

An exciting new chapter for Scotland’s heritage sector begins today as Historic Environment Scotland unveils The Engine Shed, its pioneering £11m national building conservation centre. … Continue Reading

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Destination Global

It’s All Happening Here in the Northern Territory!

With the dry season and cooler temperatures in full swing, the Northern Territory is abuzz with activity. Take a look at what’s happening in the NT over the next couple of months… … Continue Reading

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An Auckland island in New Zealand is awarded rare international dark sky sanctuary status
Enjoy The Culture And Taste Of Jamaica At Summer Events Across The U.S.
Great Barrier awarded rare international dark sky sanctuary status

Destination North Asia

Hong Kong Retail Sales Rebound After 21 Months of Negative Growth: Mastercard SpendingPulse

Hong Kong retail sales turned positive in May for the first time since July 2015, up 1.8 percent year-on-year, according to the latest Mastercard SpendingPulse™ Hong Kong Report.  Sales in May saw an improvement thanks to the Labor Day Golden Week and the Dragon Boat Festival. … Continue Reading

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Destination Thailand

Tourism Authority of Thailand upgrades mobile apps for tourists

The Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) recently upgraded its Amazing Thailand and Tourism Thailand mobile apps to ensure accurate and timely travel information at the fingertips of local and international tourists. … Continue Reading

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Dining

Mode Kitchen & Bar to Open at Four Seasons Hotel Sydney in July

Four Seasons Hotel Sydney today announces the launch of Mode Kitchen & Bar this July with Francesco Mannelli, ex Balla, est. and Uccello, as Head Chef. … Continue Reading

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One Wine Weekend: The Fireplace and Taylors Wines Partner to Create Incredible Food & Wine Experiences This Winter
Jade Temple brings classic Cantonese flavours and tiki-inspired cocktails to Sydney
Street Food 101: A Guide to Eating Your Way around Amari Destinations

Exhibitions

Hong Kong Book Fair Opens Next Month with About 670 International Exhibitors

About 670 exhibitors from 35 countries and regions will present books on a wide range of topics and in various languages at the 28th edition of the HKTDC Hong Kong Book Fair, which will be held 19-25 July at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre (HKCEC). … Continue Reading

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The 7th Annual Dunhuang Silk Road International Tourism Festival Kicks Off!
Brintons Bringing Indian Bazaar to Sydney
Sports and Leisure Expo to Debut Alongside Hong Kong Book Fair

Golf Tourism

Half Moon Bay Golf Links Signs with Inntopia to Sell Stay and Play Packages

Half Moon Bay Golf Links, which operates a pair of world-renowned destination golf courses in the San Francisco area, plans to implement the Inntopia Commerce system to sell golf and lodging packages to their destination guests starting this summer. … Continue Reading

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Health and Wellness

The Dhara Dhevi Chiang Mai Takes Big Steps towards Sustainable Health and Wellness

Dr. Wichai Thavornwattanayong, Chairman of Inter Far East Energy Corporation (IFEC) and Director of Dhara Dhevi Hotel Co., Ltd, is pleased to announce a partnership between The Dhara Dhevi Chiang Mai and the internationally recognized independent Spa Consulting firm, Spa Origins Co., Ltd, headed up by Naphalai Areesorn and Andrew Jacka.  … Continue Reading

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Hotel Deals

iclub Sheung Wan Hotel – Third Anniversary “Trio of Bonuses”

iclub Sheung Wan Hotel is 3 years old today! To celebrate the third anniversary, the Hotel is offering 3 extra bonus items to our guests including further booking discount, complimentary Airport Express tickets and complimentary bottle of wine. Book now and enjoy the fabulous privileges! … Continue Reading

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Sala khaoyai Offers Summer Buyout Promotion for Exclusive Parties and Private Celebrations
Enjoy 40% Off Your Weekend Stay At Banyan Tree Ungasan, Bali
ibis Styles Hobart treats its first guests to packages from $109 per night
Long Weekends and Staycations in Southeast Asia with Bed & Breakfast Deals from Preferred Hotel & Resorts

Hotel Developments

Hotel News

Partnership launches Indigenous hospitality jobs strategy

This month saw the launch of a ground breaking partnership led by Indigenous Business Australia (IBA) with TFE Hotels and the Indigenous Land Corporation (ILC) at Adina Vibe Hotel Darwin Waterfront is set to increase Indigenous employment opportunities in the Northern Territory. … Continue Reading

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Hotel Openings

Pick And Mix Your Ideal Holiday Adventure At Cassia Bintan Opening This August

The second property under Banyan Tree Group’s stylish hotel residence brand Cassia will open in Bintan, Indonesia in August 2017.  … Continue Reading

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Shangri-La Hotel, Yiwu Opens at the Gateway of China’s New Silk Road

Insurance

Cover-More Launches Pre-Travel GP Consultations For Overseas Travellers

Cover-More, Australia’s leading travel insurance and medical assistance provider, today announced the launch of Pre-Travel GP consultations for customers, provided under their travel insurance policy. … Continue Reading

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Lifestyle

From London to Brisbane – The Royal Ballet has landed

From London to Brisbane, The Royal Ballet has landed

The wait is over as members of The Royal Ballet arrive in Brisbane, in the Company’s first Australian visit for 15 years. … Continue Reading

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Luxury Hotels

Mobile travel consulting

Personal Travel Manager Goes Above and Beyond Achieving Clients for Life

When loyal clients Rob & Liz Dunstan needed to cancel their $56,000 European holiday of a lifetime, it was their personal travel manager Leisa Burdette they immediately turned to for help with their Medibank Travel Insurance claim. … Continue Reading

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OTA News

Airbnb and Flight Centre Travel Group Partner to Expand Accommodation Options for Business Travellers

In an Australian and New Zealand first, Airbnb, the world’s leading community driven marketplace, has partnered with Flight Centre Travel Group’s (FCTG) corporate division to provide corporate customers with more options when travelling for business. … Continue Reading

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Expedia® Launches Rev+, a Revenue Management Tool, Worldwide

Photo Gallery

Insider Journeys team up with The Living Room to host top agents!

Following Dr Chris Brown’s recent visit to Vietnam with Insider Journeys, Network Ten’s ‘The Living Room’ and Vietnam Airlines, the four top-selling agents who sold the most Vietnam trips were whisked away to take part in an exclusive experience with The Living Room, all thanks to Insider Journeys. … Continue Reading

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Resort News

Experience Remarkable Undersea Adventures at Mozambique’s Anantara Island Resorts

The islands that speckle Mozambique’s coastline are a welcome vision of paradise for every guest. Equally as breath-taking as these stunning ocean views are the extraordinary sights that lie just below the surface. … Continue Reading

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Burmese Cuisine Takes Centre Stage at Sanctum Inle Resort
Unwind in luxury at one of these top wellness destinations this season

Responsible Tourism

The oldest rainforest on earth is under threat and needs Australia’s help

The Daintree Rainforest located in QLD, Australia is the oldest surviving tropical rainforest on earth and contains some of the most biologically diverse flora and fauna. … Continue Reading

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Sports

Birdsville Races Announce 2017 Program

Now in its 135th year, the 13-race program offers up a combined $200,000 prize-purse, plus a further $12,500 in QTIS (Queensland Thoroughbred Incentive Scheme) bonuses – making it one of the most lucrative and unique outback thoroughbred race experiences in Australia. … Continue Reading

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Optimist World Championship 2017 breaks record to welcome 280 sailors from 62 countries to compete in Pattaya

Statistics & Trends

International Visitation Down Marginally in October 2016(P)

The U.S. Department of Commerce today announced that 6.6 million international visitors(1)(2) traveled to the United States in October 2016, down slightly (-4,955 visits) from October 2015. … Continue Reading

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April 2017: Passengers up 8% and 13% respectively in Asia-Pacific and Middle East

Theme Parks

Universal Studios Hollywood Casts a Dazzling Spell on “The Wizarding World of Harry Potter” with Its All-New Summertime Enhancement, “The Nighttime Lights at Hogwarts Castle,” Inviting Guests to Experience the Immersive Land in a Whole New Light, Now Open

Beginning this evening, guests are invited to see “The Wizarding World of Harry PotterTM” in a whole new light when Universal Studios Hollywood debuts its all-new “The Nighttime Lights at Hogwarts TM Castle,” featuring a dazzling light projection experience against the backdrop of Hogwarts™ School of Witchcraft and Wizardry. … Continue Reading

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Tour Operator

La to Vegas Adventure With Celebrity Style

For a memorable taste of some of North America’s most incredible highlights when time is short, choose an action-packed short break such as Los Angeles to Grand Canyon Mini. … Continue Reading

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U by Uniworld Gets Set To Change The Way Millennials See The World – Launching Its Much Anticipated 2018 Brochure

Tourist Boards

Philippine Department of Tourism and Philippine Airlines support Habol Ilonggo Fashion Festival in Australia

On Saturday 24th June 2017, the Philippine Department of Tourism, Philippine Airlines, the Philippine Embassy in Canberra and the Philippine Consulate General in Sydney were delighted to support the Habol Ilonggo Fashion Show at the Art Gallery of New South Wales. … Continue Reading

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Travel Deals

Gorilla Thriller. Best value Gorilla trekking to be had in Uganda.

For a truly sublime wilderness escape, it is hard to surpass Uganda, the undiscovered pearl of Africa. A lush landscape of deep lakes, glacial alpine mountains, wide-open savannah and dense rainforests, the country boasts wildlife not found anywhere else, making a safari here an unforgettable one. … Continue Reading

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Wine Weekend Returns to Tasmania

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