Headline News

What rights do passengers have when the airline loses their bag?

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Shock and surprise at choice of world’s top destinations
‘No thanks!’ Aer Lingus snubs takeover by owner of BA
Winners of the Airline of the Year Awards announced
Win A Magical Trip To Magical Tanna, Vanuatu

Accolades

Aviation

Etihad Airways Goes Double Daily To Melbourne

Etihad Airways, the national airline of the United Arab Emirates, today announced plans for a second daily non-stop service between Abu Dhabi and Melbourne from 1 August 2015. … Continue Reading

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Boeing, Malaysia Airlines Celebrate 100th 737 delivery
Hong Kong Airlines Celebrates Inaugural Flight to Sapporo
Fly To Perugia Next Summer With Lufthansa
Aeromexico Begins New Service From Managua to Mexico City

Appointments

Ocean Park Appoints First-Ever Travel Representative In India Guests From India More Than Tripled Over Past Six Years

Photo 2aOcean Park today announced the appointment of Nijhawan Group as its first-ever sales and marketing representative in India. … Continue Reading

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Hawthorn Suites welcomes new team members

Apps

7 Million Travellers Connect With Else Globe App In 2015

The new Else Globe app, which allows travellers, backpackers, students and au-pairs to connect and meet each other as a group, will be used by 7 million people in 43 countries in 2015. The new 4.0 version, will be launched next week, 40 larger and smaller travel organisations and companies have partnered up with Else in order to spread the app among their clients. … Continue Reading

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Association

Holiday parks looking forward to peak season

Holiday parks are gearing up for their busiest weeks of the year and many are expecting to be busier than ever. … Continue Reading

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A4A Quarterly Passenger Airline Cost Index: U.S. Passenger Airlines

Attraction

FLYING HIGH IN THE ILLAWARRA: Illawarra dignitaries launch Australia¹s highest zipline at Illawarra Fly

Earlier today, Australia’s highest zipline was officially launched at Illawarra Fly Treetop Adventures by Kiama Mayor, Brian Petschler, and Kiama MP, Gareth Ward. … Continue Reading

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Corporate

Cruise

7 IN 7: MSC Cruises adds Malta to Western Med Sailing to make Seven Calls in Seven Days

MSC Cruises has added the stunning city of Valetta, Malta, to one of its top-selling western Med sailings in spring-summer 2015, to offer seven ports of call on a single seven-night cruise. … Continue Reading

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Cruise Deals

Cruise The Med And Save $3600

SAVINGS of more than $3600 per person are now available on a 16-night cruise taking in some of the Mediterranean’s most exciting cities if you book with ecruising.travel before February 14. … Continue Reading

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A ‘SAIL’ to Sizzle This Summer 

Destination ASEAN

Destination Dubai

Get Into The Festive Spirit At Holiday Inn Dubai – Al Barsha

Holiday Inn Dubai – Al Barsha, the 4-star hotel with a 5-star look, is all set to make your Christmas and New Year eve celebration an unforgettable affair. … Continue Reading

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Destination Global

Bring in the New Year in Sydney Style

447866_num1037603_600x600Sydney has long been on the list for travellers across the world as the place to be to bring in the New Year and with good reason.  … Continue Reading

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Tanjung Lesung Integrated Tourist Resort Developed To Become International Destination
Visitor Numbers To London’s West End Set To Soar This Christmas
Get Planning For A Safe And Memorable New Year’s Eve
Visitors Spend More in Noosa

Destination North America

Yellowstone’s Thermal Springs — Their Colors Unveiled

Researchers at Montana State University and Brandenburg University of Applied Sciences in Germany have created a simple mathematical model based on optical measurements that explains the stunning colors of Yellowstone National Park’s hot springs and can visually recreate how they appeared years ago, before decades of tourists contaminated the pools with make-a-wish coins and other detritus. … Continue Reading

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Destination Seychelles

Seychelles Minister Takes Time Off His Break To Hold Video Press Conference To Discuss The Island’s Tourism Industry Saying It Is Time For The Nation As A Whole To Embrace Tourism

Alain St.Ange,  the Seychelles Minister responsible for Tourism and Culture drew a number of tourism trade press to discover how this Minister continues to keep the islands of the Seychelles visible, and to hear from the Minister how he sees 2015 for the island’s tourism industry. … Continue Reading

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Destination Thailand

Exhibitions

MENA Travelers Spend $8,300 Per Trip On Luxury Holidays Says Yougov

atlantis-the-palm-2Luxury travel trends will once again be a highlighted feature at Arabian Travel Market (ATM) 2015, with the International Luxury Travel Market (ILTM) Middle East showcase matching luxury-focused exhibitors with travel buyers from around the world looking to discover the very best experiences in the region. … Continue Reading

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Food & Beverage

Hospitality

Wyndham Hotel Group Signs Deal for Seven Properties in Peru

Wyndham Hotel Group, the world’s largest hotel company with approximately 7,590 hotels and part of Wyndham Worldwide Corporation, today announced the signing of a franchise agreement with local partner Costa del Sol to open 1,000 rooms across seven Wyndham Hotels and Resorts® branded properties that will open within the next year in key destinations across Peru. … Continue Reading

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Colourful Christmas and New Year Festival Kicks Off at Shangri-La Hotel, Guangzhou
Grand Millennium Dubai Hosts A Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony
W Taipei First W Cook Book Reveals The Secrets Of Chefs
The Private Pool Villas At Civilai Hill Khao Yai Joins The Unique Collection Of Hotels & Resorts

Hotel Deals

Keio Plaza Hotel Offers Ballet Performance and Dinner Packages, Special Dinner Menus to Celebrate the Holiday Season

Keio Plaza Hotel Tokyo (KPH), one of Japan’s most prestigious international hotels located in Shinjuku, Tokyo, is providing a special opportunity to celebrate the yearend holiday season by offering special “Cinderella and a Night of Magic, Ballet and Dining” packaged plans. … Continue Reading

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Stay Atop In World’s Top Rated City With Chatrium

Hotel Developments

Crown Suites To Debut In Sydney

unnamed (34)An internationally renowned Australian property group is set to launch its first suites in Sydney. … Continue Reading

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Hotel Openings

The St. Regis Chengdu Hosts Extraordinary Grand Opening, Introducing The Ultra-Luxury Brand To Southwest China

The St. Regis Chengdu, Southwest China’s newest address for unparalleled luxury, celebrated its debut with a magnificent opening ceremony and gala event, as well as the unveiling of the St. Regis Chengdu mural. … Continue Reading

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Radisson Blu Kashgar Opens in Historic City of Kashgar in Western China

Industry Deals

Industry Rates On Tours Through China. See TIC For Your Discounts Now!

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MICE

Million Dollar Boost For Newcastle With City To Host Major 2016 Medical Conference

The Newcastle Convention Bureau has secured an early Christmas present for Australia’s eighth biggest city with news that the region and a new iconic venue will host a major medical student conference in 2016 attracting 600 delegates and injecting almost $1 million into the Hunter economy. … Continue Reading

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Online Travel Agents

Travel Tops Christmas Wishlist

More than a million Australians have busily packed their bags in the last week to leave the country for an overseas Christmas, according to a Galaxy survey commissioned by Airbnb. … Continue Reading

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Photo Gallery

Carnival Cruise Lines Agent Adrenalin Challenge

Carnival Cruise Lines Adrenalin Challenge raftingMembers of Carnival Cruise Lines’ sales team were joined by key travel agency partners for their second annual Agent Adrenalin Challenge earlier this month. … Continue Reading

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Responsible Tourism

Ski

Well-Priced Low Season Snow Package

With more than four and a half and a half metres at Hokkaido’s most popular ski areas there will be a very White Christmas. However, the other good news is with so much snow already it guarantees a very good season for Australian snow enthusiasts. … Continue Reading

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Social Media

Qatar Airways Secures Number One To Become The Most ‘Liked’ Global Airline On Facebook

Qatar Airways reached yet another milestone when it became the most ‘liked’ global airline on Facebook, the world’s most popular social media networking site. … Continue Reading

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Don’t book that flight! Save your summer holiday for January

Statistics & Trends

Australia’s Passion For International Travel Continues Despite Weakened Dollar


Australians’ demand for US and European currencies has increased year on year*despite the AUD weakening against major currencies, according to Travelex data released today. … Continue Reading

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Lower Australian Dollar A Positive For Tourism

Technology

Travelport Smartpoint Continues To Innovate With Further Enhanced Features To Grow Revenues For Travel Agencies

Travelport (NYSE:TVPT), a leading Travel Commerce Platform providing distribution, technology, payment and other solutions for the $7 trillion global travel and tourism industry, has today added further new features to its industry-leading agency desktop technology, Travelport Smartpoint. … Continue Reading

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Training

Dusit Announces New Hotel School

Dusit International’s pioneering Education division, responsible for Thailand’s first hospitality school, Dusit Thani College, and a first-of-its-kind joint venture with Le Cordon Bleu Dusit Culinary School, announces another first for the local hospitality education field. … Continue Reading

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Travel Law

Four rules for making sense of the confusing world of entry requirements and tourist visas

No visa / visa waiver, No entry into a country.

All countries protect their borders and restrict entry. The Australian Customs and Border Protection Service has ‘passport control’ checkpoints at airports and seaports. … Continue Reading

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