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Flying blind – two pilots temporarily lose eyesight in cockpit

On two recent separate flights operated by the same airline – including an international sector out of Perth carrying 283 people – the pilots suddenly and inexplicably lost their eyesight, forcing co-pilots to take command of the aircraft and issue urgent calls to air traffic control. … Continue Reading

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OMG it’s an OMCG – airports crack down on bikies
Ensemble names new general manager Australia and NZ
Light-fingered airline staff ‘lifting more than just peanuts’
JOHN ROZENTALS salutes Peter Lehmann, a truly great member of South Australia’s Barossa Valley community.

Accolades

HKIA’s Innovative Solution Receives Grand Award at Hong Kong ICT Awards 2019

Hong Kong International Airport’s (HKIA) on-going efforts to adopt the latest technologies and transform itself into a smart airport were recently recognised at the prestigious Hong Kong ICT Awards 2019, at which it clinched four awards. … Continue Reading

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THAI Wins 2019 PAX International Readership Award for Outstanding Food Service by a Carrier in Asia
Finalists Announced for Seatrade Awards 2019
The finalists of the 3. ITB China Startup Award 2019 have been chosen!
Aeroflot Named China’s Favourite International Airline for the Third Consecutive Year

Aviation

First KLM flight to depart for Naples

On Easter Sunday, KLM officially inaugurates Naples as its newest destination. The Italian port city of Naples will be KLM’s tenth destination in Italy, which we will only serve during the summer months. KLM will use its Boeing 737-700/800 for the flight. … Continue Reading

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Emirates to deploy its latest Boeing 777-300ER to Malé from 1st June
SAS launches new direct route from Brussels to Tromsø
Oman Air receives certificate of recognition from KLM
Emirates to expand reach in India with SpiceJet codeshare partnership

Appointments

Ensemble announces new General Manager for Australia and New Zealand

Ensemble Travel Group has today confirmed Katy Muyt as General Manager Australia and New Zealand.  … Continue Reading

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Beverage

JOHN ROZENTALS sheds no tears over this discovery of a sense of place, and comes out squarely on the side of Mudgee shiraz.

Peter Logan’s 2017 Mudgee Ridge of Tears Shiraz and 2017 Orange Ridge of Tears Shiraz are really chalk and cheese — quite different reds in style, given that the vineyards they’re made from are only 70 kilometres or so apart as the crow flies. … Continue Reading

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Business News

Virtuoso® Incubator Amps Up Advisor Efficiency With Class Of 2019

Leading global luxury travel network Virtuoso® has accepted four promising travel technology companies into its 2019 Incubator program, with a focus on tools that enhance efficiency for busy multitasking advisors. … Continue Reading

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ACI Asia-Pacific Announces Regional Director to Depart at the End of the Year

Conferences

More than 40 airlines and over 60 represented airports confirmed for inaugural CONNECT Middle East, India & Africa forum in Dubai

More than 40 airlines and over 60 represented airports have confirmed their participation at the inaugural CONNECT Middle East, India and Africa – co-located with Arabian Travel Market 2019 and taking place at Dubai World Trade Centre on Tuesday 30th April and Wednesday 1st May. … Continue Reading

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Melbourne & Olympic Parks Presents New Events Spaces At Executive Pa Summit
Seminar reveals latest trends in houseware design
‘Security & AI Forum’ to highlight new market opportunities as part of extensive Secutech 2019 fringe programme

Cruise

Destination Global

Discover the Sunshine Coast Hinterland on new Farm to Fork Tour

 A new food tour has launched in the Sunshine Coast Hinterland, inviting foodies behind the scenes to discover why the region is fast becoming one of Australia’s premier taste destinations. … Continue Reading

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Destination North America

Visit Temecula Valley Announces 10 Best Wellness Experiences in Southern California Wine Country

Vacationers searching for wellness travel are discovering Temecula Valley Southern California Wine Country’s pure life experiences. … Continue Reading

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2017 Visitation Estimates, Country Profiles and Spending Available
Why Travel Matters in Arkansas

Dining

Mango Tree Rolls Out Mango Tree Grab & Go At Busy Transport Hub in Thailand

Leading Asian restaurant operator, Mango Tree Worldwide, has launched an exciting new “Grab & Go” concept to provide diners with freshly-made Thai and International cuisine, perfectly in step with their busy modern lifestyles. … Continue Reading

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Not All Wagyu Is Created Equal

Exhibitions

HKTDC Hong Kong Houseware Fair and Home Textiles Fair draw close to 47,000 buyers

The 34th HKTDC Hong Kong Houseware Fair and the 10th HKTDC Hong Kong International Home Textiles and Furnishings Fair, both organised by the Hong Kong Trade Development Council (HKTDC), drew to a successful close today. … Continue Reading

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Financial

First-quarter 2019 revenue of €987 million up 34.2% as reported and 8.8% like-for-like

Sébastien Bazin, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, said:

“In a turbulent macroeconomic environment, the Group’s first-quarter revenue performance highlights the effectiveness of our transformation and the soundness of our strategy.  … Continue Reading

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Vietnam Airlines Group achieves $91.3M AUD consolidated profit in the first quarter of 2019
Five Years and Growing… Mastercard Commits to Reaching 1M Girls Globally by 2025 with Signature STEM Education Platform
Traditional Financial Institutions Embrace Fintech Disruption

Health and Wellness

Long haul flight coming up? You are going to want this!

Long Haul Group launches Long Haul Spa™ – at the intersection of beauty and travel.  Skincare created specifically to combat the ravages of an overseas flight. … Continue Reading

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Hotel Deals

Summer like never before in Dubai with Emaar Hospitality Group’s exceptional stay packages

Summer is on the way and it’s time to start making those holiday plans. Look no further as Emaar Hospitality Group has rolled out spectacular summer offers to share the joy of the sunny season.

… Continue Reading

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Hotel Developments

Minor Hotels and NH Hotel Group Announce the Forthcoming Debut of Luxury Anantara Brand in Spain

Minor Hotels and NH Hotel Group are pleased to announce the signing of an agreement to operate the Villa Padierna Palace, a hotel located in Marbella in the south of Spain. … Continue Reading

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Hotel News

Hotel Openings

Emaar Hospitality Group to open 5 new hotels in Dubai this year

Emaar Hospitality Group, the hospitality and leisure business of global developer Emaar Properties, today announced that it will open four new hotels in Dubai under its premium luxury Address Hotels + Resorts and upscale lifestyle Vida Hotels and Resorts, this year. … Continue Reading

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Toyoko Inn Daegu Dongseung-ro Opening on May 3, 2019
The Day Starts at EAST EAST, Hong Kong introduces EAST Residences, formerly Taikoo Place Apartments

Loyalty

UOB and KrisFlyer launch industry-first credit card and savings account solution for travellers to earn miles for every dollar they spend and save

United Overseas Bank Limited (UOB) and KrisFlyer[1] today announced the launch of the KrisFlyer UOB Credit Card. This is the first credit card in Singapore which can be combined with a savings account to earn bonus KrisFlyer miles when customers spend and save. … Continue Reading

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Luxury Hotels

Peninsula Boutique Collaborates with Karena Lam to Launch “DIP IN LOVE” Gift Set

This season, The Peninsula Boutique collaborates with Golden Horse Best Actress Karena Lam and her two daughters to launch the limited-edition “Dip in Love” Hand-dipped Chocolate Cookies gift set. … Continue Reading

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Four Seasons Launches Bali’s First Hotel Arrival by River Raft

MICE

Arenas: Reinventing the Business Event Experience

Arenas are home to Australia’s iconic sporting events, world-class performances and shared moments powerful enough to inspire thousands. … Continue Reading

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OTA News

American Express Global Business Travel expands accommodation programme to offer more than 2 million properties

American Express Global Business Travel (GBT) has expanded its online accommodation programme to give companies and business travellers access to more than 2 million properties worldwide. The additional content is a result of GBT opening up more inventory through its existing partnership with Booking.com. … Continue Reading

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Resort News

Marie France Van Damme Announces A Pop-Up at The Exclusive Le Bon Marché In Paris

Marie France Van Damme, the Hong Kong-based designer known for her globally influenced line of luxury resort, swim, and ready-to-wear, announces the opening of a Paris pop-up inside Le Bon Marché on May 1 through May 31. Best known for her silk caftans and timeless collection of luxury resort wear, Marie France Van Damme’s designs have become a “must-have” for the jet set. … Continue Reading

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SALA Hospitality Group Preserves Koh Samui’s Idyllic Island Environment with Eco-Friendly Initiatives, Eliminating Over 180,000 Pieces of Plastic Per Year

Responsible Tourism

Farnek – Green Globe sustainability partnership, saves MENA hotels $25 million in energy and water bills over 10 years

Leading UAE-based technology and sustainability-driven facilities management (FM) company Farnek is celebrating a decade of achievement with international sustainability certification body Green Globe. … Continue Reading

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Sports

Australia’s biggest horse-racing events

Australia loves horse-racing, this much we know. Thoroughbred horse-racing is without a doubt one of the most popular pastimes on the continent, drawing millions of fans to the tracks and seeing billions of dollars in wagers every single year. … Continue Reading

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Tech

Upscale hotel in Dubai recommends RateTiger, powered by LiveOS

Dubai based Golden Tulip Media Hotel, has recommended eRevMax distribution solutions for smooth and seamless connectivity with all its online sales channels. The property, which has been using RTConnect – the XML gateway for online distribution, has increased its market penetration resulting in revenue and occupancy growth. … Continue Reading

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Tracking Bags Drives 66% Improvement in Baggage Delivery

Tour Operator

Smoky Mountains PINK® Jeep Tours Invites Media to Grand Opening, Celebrating Company’s First Expansion Beyond Southwest

WHAT:
What started as America’s first Jeep® tour more than 60 years ago, offering signature excursions in Sedona, the Grand Canyon, and Las Vegas, is now opening in the Smoky Mountains. … Continue Reading

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Trade Events

Arabian Travel Week launches in Dubai

Reed Travel Exhibitions will launch Arabian Travel Week – an umbrella brand comprising four co-located shows – during the 2019 edition of Arabian Travel Market (ATM) which opens its doors on Sunday 28th April for four days of business networking opportunities and insightful seminar sessions at Dubai World Trade Centre. … Continue Reading

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JTB Group confirmed as official Sports Travel Partner of ITB China 2019
From Aotearoa’s sacred island to world-first daredevil catapult – new products at TRENZ 2019

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