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Headline News

‘Work-hard, party-hard’ Flight Centre cops a serve in NZ

Flight Centre is under fire in New Zealand for what a major media outlet there has called “a booze-soaked culture and murals that suggest women should carry condoms and become ‘Naughtywise’ ambassadors at the company’s leading global event”. … Continue Reading

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Pan Pacific chief outlines future, keeps calm on Airbnb
ACCC hits motorhome firm over excessive surcharges
Rankings shift in 2018 Skytrax World Airline Awards
Pleasant invoke of senses on-board Garuda

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Airfare Deals

Etihad Airways Innovates Upgrade Programme To A Dynamic Live Auction

Etihad Airways has enhanced its upgrade offering to a dynamic live auction which will make it easier for customers to secure a premium seat in a higher cabin class. … Continue Reading

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Aviation

Virgin Australia And Newcastle Airport Announce Direct International Flights To Auckland

Virgin Australia, Newcastle Airport and Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Infrastructure and Transport Michael McCormack MP, today announced that for the first time in 16 years, travellers will be able to fly directly between Newcastle and Auckland, opening up a range of travel and tourism opportunities. … Continue Reading

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Singapore Airlines to Boost Services to Japan
Scoot Airlines chooses Qualtrics for a three-year partnership to deliver world-class customer experience
Air Tahiti Nui Adds Helicopters to its Air Fleet
Qatar Airways Launches Qsuite on Mumbai and Bengaluru routes

Airport

National Geographic launches Asia premiere of Inside T4: Terminal of Tomorrow

National Geographic and Singapore’s Changi Airport Group (CAG) proudly announce a new partnership dedicated to sharing the story of Singapore. … Continue Reading

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Emirates receives IATA 753 compliance certification for baggage operations in its Dubai hub

Appointments

Radisson Hotel Group Appoints Kristen Richter as Vice President of Revenue Optimization for The Americas

Radisson Hotel Group today announced the appointment of Kristen Richter as Vice President of Revenue Optimization in the Americas. In this role, Richter will drive the overall Revenue Optimization vision and strategies in the Americas, working closely with global partners to define new best practices. … Continue Reading

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Tourism and Hospitality Industry Leader Graham Perry Appointed Managing Director of Best Western Australasia
Ghaith Mohammed Al Darmaki appointed as new Senior Vice President of IT, Oman Air
Tourism Australia Confirms China Appointment

Association

Networking with Skål International Sydney

Skål International Sydney (SIS) members have been networking across the world this past month, meeting up with fellow international Skålleages in Paris, Beijing and Sydney. … Continue Reading

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Business News

Why a good brief is key to planning your best-ever holiday

Even the world’s best travel agent may struggle to create the itinerary of your dreams without a solid brief. To help ensure your communication is king, travel experts, The Goldman Group have put together a guide to drafting a foolproof brief to help your travel advisor build your ultimate holiday in any destination. … Continue Reading

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New Research Reveals Shortfalls in Hotel Safety Planning
Emerging Tourism Professional Program Launch
World Tourism Day Places Focus on Innovation & Digital Transformation

Cruise

Cruise Deals

Special offer for cruisers! 40% off New York to Montreal by Small Ship

Travelers can set sail with Blount Small Ship Adventures and experience spectacular fall foliage during the height of this year’s leaf peeping season in the Northeast. … Continue Reading

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Seabourn Announces “2020 World Cruise: Extraordinary Destinations” On Seabourn Sojourn – An Unfortgettable 146-Day Voyage Visiting 62 Ports In 36 Countries On Five Continents
A Magical Winter Holiday Awaits Aboard Disney Cruise Line

Destination Europe

European Air Traffic Control Delays Loom over Summer Air Travel

Geneva – The International Air Transport Association (IATA) called on the governments and air navigation service providers of Europe to address the region’s airspace bottlenecks, as new data revealed that delays so far this year have more than doubled compared to 2017.  … Continue Reading

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Destination Germany

Discover 100 Years of Bauhaus in Germany

The German National Tourist Board (GNTB) is placing next year’s 100th anniversary, of the founding of the legendary Bauhaus movement in Weimar, at the centre of its worldwide marketing campaign for 2019. … Continue Reading

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Destination Global

Skydivers have taken sightseeing to new heights in the Whitsundays, building the largest freefall formation over Whitehaven Beach. And the results are spectacular!

Dozens of Australia’s most skilled skydivers are spending a week defrosting in the skies over Bowen, as part of their training to attempt a new national record next year. … Continue Reading

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Destination Seychelles

Seychelles’ Alain St.Ange joins China, Tenerife & Ghana experts on stage at Routes Africa 2018

Routes Africa 2018 taking place in Accra Ghana saw the Seychelles former Minister St.Ange on stage to discuss aviation and tourism alongside representatives from China, Tenerife and Ghana.

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Dining

TokyoLima Of The Skies Summer Collection: Bold, Colourful and Refreshing

Cool off this summer with bold, colourful and refreshing dishes at TokyoLima. Executive Chef Arturo Melendez presents a selection of ten new dishes designed to melt the summer heat away. … Continue Reading

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Greater China Club’s Cadenza Presents Classic French ‘Bistronomy’ by New Executive Chef Masahito Kawabata from Okinawa
The Heritage Series – The Legendary London Porker Arrives in Hong Kong

Exhibitions

Pattonair at Farnborough Airshow: More geographic territories, new service offerings highlighted

Pattonair, the leading global supply chain provider to the aerospace industry, has seen a very positive start to 2018 and it returns to Farnborough Airshow this week –Hall 1 1140  (16th to 22nd July) with a much larger exhibition space than 2016, featuring some new tech products designed to help its customers be more efficient and cost effective.   … Continue Reading

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Golf Tourism

Successful week for golfers at Centara World Masters Golf Championship

Close to 600 golfers from 24 countries travelled to Thailand in June for yet another successful Centara World Masters Golf Championship. … Continue Reading

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Hotel Deals

Dorsett Wanchai Launches the “Dorsett Little Artist” Family Package

The award-winning family-friendly hotel, Dorsett Wanchai, Hong Kong is excited to announce a partnership with Hong Kong Youth Arts Foundation and aspiring Hong Kong-based artists to launch a charitable Fantastic 4 Family package that tells “a vibrant stay for a cause”. … Continue Reading

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Hotel News

Hotel Openings

Pullman debuts in Laos

Pullman announces the opening of its first hotel in the former royal capital town of Luang Prabang.  The 16-hectare resort overlooks a lush greenery with a backdrop of beautiful mountain views and paddy fields along meandering streams and ponds in the rustic countryside. … Continue Reading

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Luxury Hotels

Warhol, Basquiat, Haring and More: The Peninsula New York Debuts Curated 1980s Art Exhibition in Honor Of 30th Anniversary

After opening our doors in 1988, The Peninsula New York is proud to celebrate our 30th Anniversary with a curated art exhibition celebrating artists who were prominent in the 1980s. … Continue Reading

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Mandarin Oriental, Hong Kong Heats Up with New Ganbanyoku Journey

Meeting Venues

Dedicated Great Barrier Reef events venue opens

The first dedicated events venue on the Great Barrier Reef has been launched in Cairns offering bespoke corporate events and private parties in the middle of the Coral Sea. … Continue Reading

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OTA News

Chinese travellers increase travel expenditure by 40 per cent, as Australia tops the list as most popular destination for first-time visits

Research from Hotels.com™ has revealed that Chinese travellers have significantly increased their travel expenditure – spending 40 per cent more than last year as they opt for lengthier vacations and more long-haul travel – with Australia taking out the top position as the most popular country for first-time visits. … Continue Reading

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The Edge-eneration: Chinese millennials pushing the boundaries and the button on edgy international travel

Photo Gallery

Hello Training and Leadership

Over the last few months Helloworld Travel has embarked on an expansion of their Learning & Development opportunities and programs by offering their agents face to face training in areas of negotiation, selling skills and leadership. … Continue Reading

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Resort News

Banyan Tree Hotels & Resorts Introduces Rangers’ Club for Kids

This July, Banyan Tree Hotels & Resorts will debut the Rangers’ Club, a new programme that aims to immerse children in an educational adventure which will enhance their overall development and communication skills, while learning important themes that align with the Group’s sustainability ethos to boost their love for the environment.

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Now Even More to Love at Nanuku Auberge Resort
Escape to the Ultimate Private Island Sleep Out With Anantara Medjumbe Island’s Star Bed Experience

Tech

Inmarsat and European Space Agency (ESA) complete major milestone toward air traffic modernisation

Inmarsat, the world’s leading provider of global mobile satellite communications, and the European Space Agency (ESA), have successfully completed the first test flight using the world’s most advanced aviation satellite technology for their Iris programme in support of European air traffic modernisation. … Continue Reading

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Artificial intelligence is evidently not just hysteria, says GlobalData
Veturis Travel partners with SiteMinder to fuel Asia and Europe growth
VisiConsult X-ray Systems & Solutions GmbH
The Pavilions Hotels & Resorts Deploys Infor HMS and SunSystems to Streamline Operations and Expand Global Reach

Tour Operator

Whats On

Sydney Opera House Presents Antidote: New Speakers and Artists Added To 2018 Lineup

Sydney Opera House today announced new speakers, performances and visual art elements to the ANTIDOTE 2018 lineup. Taking place over the weekend of 1-2 September, ANTIDOTE is a festival of pioneering ideas, action and change focusing on global, local and personal issues of the day. … Continue Reading

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The Australian Ballet brings globally acclaimed blockbuster production Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland© to Brisbane in 2019

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