Headline News

The delightful world of WELLTH and Beverly Hills

Top tourism representatives from Beverly Hills, one of the world’s most sought-after luxury destinations, visited Sydney this week to spread the word about the latest developments. … Continue Reading

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Video shows ‘hero’ stepping in and subduing rowdy
The lies they tell! Beware the CVs of jobseekers
New Zealand’s jet fuel crisis – when will it end?
Healthy domestic tourism growth parallels inbound


Patrick Huey Joins MSpa International as Group Director of Spa – Asia

From L.A. spa receptionist to global industry thought leader, Patrick Huey’s rise to the top has been anything but conventional. Currently on the Board of Directors of the prestigious International SPA Association (ISPA), Patrick joins Minor Hotel’s MSpa International in Bangkok from the Caribbean. … Continue Reading

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Hyatt Regency Sydney Succeeds at AHA National Awards for Excellence
Zadro Achieves Global Recognition


Singapore Airlines Celebrates One Year Of ‘Capital Express’ Service

Today, Thursday 21 September, marks one year since Singapore Airlines first touched down in Canberra, making history as the first regularly scheduled international airline to fly to the Australian capital. … Continue Reading

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AirAsia Treats Young Flyers to Free Inflight Meals
Citilink Indonesia sells in all major GDSs under Hahn Air Systems’ H1 code


Hainan Airlines’ inaugural Shenzhen flight touches down at BNE

Hainan Airlines’ first flight from Shenzhen, China touched down at Brisbane Airport (BNE) this morning, heralding the beginning of twice weekly flights for Brisbane’s newest airline partner. … Continue Reading

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Six Senses Appoints Julian Crane as Director of Sales & Marketing, Maldives and Seychelles

Six Senses Hotels Resorts Spas announces the appointment of Julian Crane as director of sales & marketing, Maldives and Seychelles. He brings to the role more than 20 years of international experience in the high-end hospitality sector. … Continue Reading

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Jim Dailey named next director of Arkansas Tourism
Appointment of Hotel Manager for Banyan Tree Bangkok
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Naked Drinking Hits Australia

Anyone trying to live a healthier life knows that one of the first treats to be shunned is soft drink – but it can be one of the most difficult to give up. … Continue Reading

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A Feast to All Senses at Shiki Japanese Restaurant
Raise a glass to Sofitel Wine Days across Australia and New Zealand

Business News

Women-Only Startup Hits Gender Inequality Where It Hurts

​​Inspiring​ ​Rare​ ​Birds​​ ​has​ ​made​ ​history​ ​today​ ​with​ ​the​ ​launch​ ​of​ ​the​ ​world’s first,​ ​full-service,​ ​women’s​ ​only​ ​talent​ ​agency,​ ​Rare​ ​Birds​ ​Speak.​ … Continue Reading

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Why tavellers with the environment, wildlife conservation and adventures at heart need to plan a trip to the seventh continent.

With the launch of the 2018-19 Antarctic cruise season, One Ocean Expeditions (OOE) takes the lead in the polar expedition cruise market. … Continue Reading

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Destination ASEAN

WATG Presents – The Great Architectural Bake-Off Award winning architectural firm, WATG, brings The Great Architectural Bake-Off to the sunny shores of Singapore

World renowned and award winning integrated design firm, WATG, is bringing The Great Architectural Bake-Off (GABO) to Singapore. Following the success of the event in London and New York, Singapore has been chosen to host Asia’s inaugural event. … Continue Reading

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Destination Global

World Cassowary Day throws spotlight on seaside town’s mission: please slow down

As Tropical North Queensland gears up to celebrate World Cassowary Day on September 24, 2017 to raise awareness of the threats against Australia’s second largest bird, Mission Beach conservationist, Liz Gallie, believes the best way to ensure the species survives is to “slow down”. … Continue Reading

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Destination North America

The Palm Beaches Rebounds Quickly After Hurricane Irma

One week after Hurricane Irma struck Florida, 98 percent of Palm Beach County’s hotels and 90 percent of the region’s cultural attractions are open, according to Discover The Palm Beaches, the official tourism marketing corporation for Palm Beach County.

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Philadelphia Experiences Hotel Boom with 20% Increase in Hotel Inventory By 2018

Destination Seychelles

The Seychelles Tourism Board unveils Tourism Week 2017 with a focus on sustainable tourism

Sustainable Tourism will be the main focus as Seychelles celebrates another Tourism Week. The 2017 Tourism Week will be celebrated from Tuesday 26th September to Tuesday 3rd October. … Continue Reading

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Destination Thailand

Australian Traveller’s Lost Money Returned by Thai Hotel Employees

An Australian traveller inadvertently left behind a large sum of money in his Bangkok hotel room after checking out, but the honest hotel employees tracked him down to return it. … Continue Reading

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Opus Bar & Grill Introduces Bourbon Whiskey Aged U.S. Tomahawk Steak at Hilton Singapore

Get ready to fire up those carnivorous appetites this October at Opus Bar & Grill with the introduction of bourbon whiskey-aged 1 to 1.2 kg U.S. California Tomahawk steak. … Continue Reading

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Hotel Deals

Giddy Up! Back a winning deal this racing season with Oaks Hotels & Resorts

It’s almost that time of year again – when thrill-seeking punters and extravagant stylistas all flock to Melbourne’s Spring Racing Carnival to revel in the excitement of the city’s world-class racing season. … Continue Reading

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Hotel Developments

Luneng Group and Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts Announce Plans for Four Seasons Hotel Dalian

Luneng Group, one of the major real estate developers in China, and Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts, the world’s leading luxury hospitality company, today jointly announced plans to open a luxury Four Seasons hotel in Dalian, located in the Liaodong Peninsula in northeastern China. … Continue Reading

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Scandic continues to expand in Copenhagen

Hotel News

Presenting A Culinary Evening with Audra Morrice, Chef and Judge on MasterChef Asia, at Pool Grill, Singapore Marriott Tang Plaza Hotel

Following her success as a finalist on MasterChef Australia in 2012 to a resident judge on MasterChef Asia, celebrity chef Audra Morrice will be regaling gourmands with a sensory journey of tastes and textures through an exclusive 5-Course Wine Dinner from 26 to 29 October 2017 at Pool Grill. … Continue Reading

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Hotel Openings

The Ritz-Carlton Unveils Tropical Paradise in Malaysia

 The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company, L.L.C. is pleased to announce the debut of The Ritz-Carlton, Langkawi, as the oceanfront resort opens today on the Malaysian island. Set in a tranquil private bay, the resort is surrounded by an ancient jungle, while its beachfront is sheltered by trees and gently lapped by the Andaman Sea. … Continue Reading

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Rosewood Hotels & Resorts to Open Second London Hotel In Qatari Diar’s Historic U.S. Embassy Building On Grosvenor Square


Baby boomer and millennial travel habits revealed

New data from online travel insurance provider InsureandGo has uncovered the travel attitudes of baby boomer and millennial travellers, highlighting some of the similarities and differences despite the age gap. … Continue Reading

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Luxury Hotels

The Peninsula Shanghai is awarded three Michelin stars for Sir Elly’s and Yi Long Court

The Peninsula Shanghai is proud to have maintained a total of three Michelin stars in the second edition of The Michelin Guide Shanghai that celebrated its inauguration in 2016. … Continue Reading

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The Great Australian Doorstep to air in China
Yong Yi Ting at Mandarin Oriental Pudong, Shanghai Proudly Retains One Michelin Star in the Michelin Guide Shanghai 2018
COMO Hotels and Resorts Celebrates World Food Day

Meeting Venues

Looking for a meeting and conference venue? OZO Wesley Hong Kong has it covered! Meeting packages start from HK$350 per head

With world-class connectivity and excellent tourism infrastructure Hong Kong has always been known as one of the best business cities in the world. … Continue Reading

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Harness the power of multi-sensory event experiences

One of the best parts of my role at Staging Connections, Asia Pacific’s leading event services provider, is to be constantly at the forefront of live event technology trends. … Continue Reading

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OTA News

Tripadvisor Recognizes Top Museums In The World With Annual Travellers’ Choice Awards

TripAdvisor®, the travel site that helps you find the latest reviews and lowest prices, today announced the winners of its Travellers’ Choice® awards for Museums. … Continue Reading

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Resort News

Phi Phi Island Village Beach Resort Launches Staycation Getaway Offer for Thailand’s Resident Urbanites

Phi Phi Island Village Beach Resort, the idyllic Thai island escape, is tempting Thai residents and expatriates to enjoy an upscale staycation with a special rate Thai Residents Package that’s available from now until 19th December 2017.
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Exotic Oceanfront Weddings at Anantara Kalutara Resort in Sri Lanka

Responsible Tourism

81 Canggu Volunteers Remove 50 Kilograms of Trash from Canggu as Part of World’s Largest Single-Day Beach Cleanup

Finns Bali was proud to be part of a group of 81 people in Canggu who participated in Ocean Conservancy’s 32nd International Coastal Cleanup (ICC), the world’s largest single-day volunteer effort to remove trash from local waterways, beaches, lakes and rivers. Since the first ICC 32 years ago, over 12 million volunteers have removed more than 228 million pounds (more than 103 million kilograms) of trash!  … Continue Reading

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Princess Cruises Donates $25,000 to the Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center

River Cruising

Crystal River Cruises Welcomes Crystal Mahler at Handover Ceremony in Germany

Crystal River Cruises, The World’s Most Luxurious River Cruise Line, officially welcomed Crystal Mahler to its award-winning fleet today in Germany during a handover ceremony held at MV WERFTEN Shipyard. … Continue Reading

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New For Canada’s 2017/18 Ski Season

A bumper season is forecast for Canada this winter with several iconic resorts in British Columbia, Alberta, Quebec and Ontario offering new experiences and expanded terrain: … Continue Reading

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Australian Skipper Set to Take First Line Honours In Biggest Round the World Yacht Race

Wendy Tuck, 52, from Sydney, Australia, is expected to take the first line honours in the Clipper 2017-18 Round the World Yacht Race, when her team, Sanya Serenity Coast, arrives in Punta del Este, Uruguay, tomorrow, some 32 days since setting off from Liverpool, UK.  … Continue Reading

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Virgin Trains customers can now bid for last minute First Class upgrades in global first

Virgin Trains customers can now bid on last minute upgrades for First Class tickets on east coast services via innovative upgrade app Seatfrog. The partnership is a world first for rail passengers and will enable more people than ever to enjoy the perks of First Class. … Continue Reading

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Saudia and SITAONAIR deliver unique inflight Wi-Fi Pax Ex with Internet ONAIR

Tour Operator

Trafalgar Hails Agents For Creating Shortcuts To Success

The old adage of success breeds success is ringing true for Trafalgar as the guided holiday brand is thanking agents for playing their vital part in making 2017 such a bumper year for business and setting the stage well for an even better 2018.  … Continue Reading

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Community invited to vote on Ziptrek locals day recipient in Queenstown
Insider Journeys will no longer offer Small Group Journeys or FIT Product Range for Thailand

Trade Events

ITE HCMC 2017 Closed with a Record of Attendance & Meetings

ITE HCMC (the International Travel Expo Ho Chi Minh City), the Greater Mekong subregion’s largest and most established international travel event, concluded its 13th annual event in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam on 9 September. … Continue Reading

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10th Edition of ITB Asia Looks to the Future of Travel
Luxperience concludes for another year

Whats On

NightFest hits Canberra this weekend Tickets on sale now

NightFest returns to Canberra this weekend, and as a special milestone birthday treat for turning  double figures, the team has doubled the fun. This year, visitors can experience NightFest across two weekends, 22 – 24 Sept and 29 Sept – 01 Oct. … Continue Reading

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Taste of Melbourne concocts festival of cuisine and culture

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