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Headline News

North America’s tourism & leisure industry sees a rise of 15.7% in deal activity in Q3 2019

North America’s tourism & leisure industry saw a rise of 15.7% in overall deal activity during Q3 2019, when compared to the four-quarter average, according to GlobalData’s deals database. … Continue Reading

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Air New Zealand fills void left by Jetstar withdrawal
Tourism Thailand and THAI jointly celebrate turning 60   
5 Common Conditions That Can Send You to the Hospital this Christmas
Aussie Hoteliers Hone China / Asia Strategy as Market Shifts from Groups to Affluent FIT’s

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Airfare Deals

Sydney To Beijing From $590 Return

If you can make a date with a destination in advance, Trip.com has released some exclusive sale fares with Air China starting from $590 return to Beijing, and to Paris from $922 return. Sales fares also on offer include Tokyo, Seoul, London Chengdu, Harbin and Shenyang. … Continue Reading

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Aviation

Air New Zealand and National Geographic Society partnership to give underserved youth a voice through Photo Camps

Air New Zealand’s new partnership with the National Geographic Society is set to inspire youth from underserved communities around New Zealand to tell their stories through photography. … Continue Reading

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Jetstar Asia launches only direct service from Singapore to Hefei
MHI Aero Engines Makes First Shipment of Domestically Assembled Pratt & Whitney GTF PW1200G Engine for the Mitsubishi SpaceJet

Airport

The Chicago Department of Aviation Announces Seasonal Service from Norwegian to Paris, Rome

The Chicago Department of Aviation (CDA) today announced that low-cost carrier Norwegian will start new summer seasonal air service between Chicago O’Hare International Airport and Paris Charles de Gaulle Airport and Rome–Fiumicino International Airport “Leonardo da Vinci”.

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Appointments / Movers & Shakers

New member appointed to Tourism WA’s Board

Businessman Bruce Davis has been appointed to Tourism Western Australia’s Board for a one-year term. … Continue Reading

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Apps

BlackBook: Travel. Your Way

BlackBook, an all-new integrated travel ecosystem will be available worldwide by December 2019. Offering the largest hotel inventory of over 1.82 million hotel listings, trip planning and management features and many soon to be released travel-related services, BlackBook looks set to become the go-to app for travellers. … Continue Reading

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Association

Skal International Inaugurate Port Harcourt Club, Induct New Members (See Photos)

SKAL International Port Harcourt chapter was inaugurated by the SKAL World President Lavonne Wittmann on Friday, 8th November 2019 at the Prestigious Hotel Presidential in the Garden city of Port Harcourt, Nigeria. … Continue Reading

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Careers

Croatia’s Katarina Line Debuts Updated 2020 Cruise Program, Pricelist and Fleet-Wide Specials, Featuring Additional Departures on Popular Routes

Katarina Line, Croatia’s small ship cruise company and DMC, has introduced its updated 2020 program and pricelist.  … Continue Reading

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Conferences

United Nations Conference On Trade And Development

Armenia can aim for billion-dollar export sales over the next 10 to 20 years in several activities that, if properly leveraged through effective investment promotion, could help concretize the economic revolution promised by the country’s authorities. … Continue Reading

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Mastercard at Smart City Expo World Congress: Experience the Power of City Possible
Experts at HITEC Dubai Reveal How AI and Robotics are Transforming the Hospitality Business

Cruise

Norwegian Cruise Line Celebrated Encore’s arrival in NYC with a Massive Giveaway

Yesterday, Norwegian Cruise Line gave away 100 free cruises in celebration of the launch of our newest ship arriving in New York City. … Continue Reading

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Virgin Voyages Officially Embarking Australian First Mates
Carnival Cruise Line Celebrates 25 Years of Sailing from Tampa

Destination ASEAN

Gelam Gallery Alive November 2019

Gelam Gallery Alive, organized by Colorinc Pte Ltd and supported by Singapore Tourism Board, is a lively arts and craft market with numerous performances. … Continue Reading

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Destination Europe

Wonderful Winter Walks in Northern Ireland

Nothing beats a walk on a crisp winter’s day and when you throw in some spectacular Northern Irish scenery and a light covering of snow, it’s truly exhilarating. … Continue Reading

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Destination Laguna Phuket

Laguna Golf Phuket and Banyan Tree Phuket Shine at World Golf Awards 2019

Asia’s premier and first destination resort Laguna Phuket, part of Banyan Tree Group, celebrates double joy as its 18-hole championship course Laguna Golf Phuket and the Group’s flagship Banyan Tree Phuket are named Thailand’s Best Golf Course 2019 and Thailand’s Best Golf Hotel 2019 at the recent 6th Annual World Golf Awards held in Abu Dhabi on 29 October 2019. … Continue Reading

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Destination North America

This Year “Rock the Loop” with Enterprise or National Rental Cars

The Majestic Mountain Loop is a suggested itinerary that reminds visitors that you can see three of California’s National Parks; Sequoia, Kings Canyon and Yosemite, in as little as three days. … Continue Reading

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Destination North Asia

Xinhua Silk Road: NE China’s Heilongjiang launches winter tourism roadshow in Beijing

eilongjiang Province in northeast China held a winter tourism promotion on Sunday in Beijing, marking that a roadshow of the province’s winter tourism was launched. … Continue Reading

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Festive Getaways from Malaysia: From Walk Japan’s Winter Wonderland to New South Wales’ Enchanting Christmas Markets

Destination South Pacific & Oceania

What’s on in Tasmania This Summer?

Be at Constitution Dock to watch the salt-encrusted sailors cross the finish line victoriously after 628 gruelling nautical miles from Sydney, like sea warriors returning from battle. … Continue Reading

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Destination Thailand / Mekong

TAT and THAI Celebrate 60th Anniversary With New Campaign to Boost Inbound Tourists

Today (12 November 2019), the Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) and Thai Airways International Public Company Limited (THAI) held a joint press conference to announce cooperation between the two organizations in the areas of tourism and Thai aviation. … Continue Reading

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Dining

Festive Season Dining Got Lavish at The Continent Hotel, Bangkok

Festive Season 2019-2020 at The Continent Hotel, Bangkok, located directly at Asoke, will be a feast for the senses. Christmas including pre-Christmas festivities are themed around the celebration of a Sparkling Christmas while New Year’s celebrations portray the theme “Modern Gatsby Party”. … Continue Reading

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Good Ties and Good Times at Zuan Yuan Chinese Restaurant One World Hotel Petaling Jaya
Holiday Vibes At Zuan Yuan Chinese Restaurant One World Hotel, Petaling Jaya
Full of Cheer at Zuan Yuan Chinese Restaurant One World Hotel Petaling Jaya
Australia’s leading Sustainable Seafood Guide now includes restaurants, new species and a new look

Food & Beverage

Have A Belly – Good Christmas At Cinnamon Coffee House One World Hotel Petaling Jaya

As one of the most compelling buffet restaurants in town, the Christmas celebration at Cinnamon Coffee House this year promises to be a gastronomic treat! Be prepared to truly indulge as the culinary santas will be serving up a collection of exquisite festive specials that reflect the season’s gaiety. … Continue Reading

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Sweet Love At One World Hotel, Petaling Jaya

Golf Tourism

Hong Kong Open Invites Golfers to Beat the Pro in New Charity Drive

Members of the Hong Kong golfing public will have the opportunity to tee up alongside Major champions Francesco MolinariPatrick Reed and Henrik Stenson at this month’s 61st edition of the Hong Kong Open. … Continue Reading

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Singapore Golf Association Puts Golf Genius Software in Play

Hotel Deals

Travel Tips: What to eat before jetting off on your next flight

If you have a trip coming right up, you know that means it’s feast time and diet later. However, it might be best to enter into this indulgently wonderful routine of eating all you can see, once you land in your exotic and exciting destination. … Continue Reading

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Hotel News

Introducing a New Level of Luxury Accommodation to Christchurch

Touch of Spice are introducing a new level of luxury accommodation to Christchurch

Aptly timed alongside American Airlines launching their new direct flight from LA to Christchurch, Touch of Spice are bringing a new level of luxury accommodation to the region. … Continue Reading

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Unicorn Hospitality Helps Asian Hotel Owners Thrive In Uncertain Times, With Bespoke Brands And Intuitive Hotel Management Services
andBeyond’s refurbished Sossusvlei Desert Lodge
‘Being Well’ at Great Value in Bangkok During Holiday Season
Dr Jerry Schwartz purchases Gold Coast’s legendary Paradise Resort with upgrade planned

Hotel Openings

Centara opens first branded beachfront resort in Ao Nang, Krabi’s most popular tourism hotspot

Centara Hotels & Resorts, Thailand’s leading hotel operator, has celebrated the opening of Centara Ao Nang Beach Resort & Spa Krabi, a brand new upscale resort and the first branded beachfront property in Ao Nang, the popular tourism gateway in southern Thailand. … Continue Reading

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Hotel Trends

STR: Preliminary October data for Riyadh hotels

STR’s preliminary October 2019 data for Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, indicates significant growth in demand due to a strong event impact.   … Continue Reading

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STR: Preliminary October data for Melbourne hotels
STR: Preliminary October data for London hotels

Lifestyle

Older home owners choosing to stay put rather than downsize, new research finds

Despite Government encouragements to downsize, once older Australian home owners reach retirement age they are unlikely to move or downsize out of the family home until they have to, usually due to declining health, new AHURI research reveals.

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Loyalty

SWISS customers to enjoy the simplest-ever frequent flyer programme

The Lufthansa Group is to adopt an easy-to-understand and more transparent points system for its frequent flyer programme. … Continue Reading

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Medical Tourism

Knife-Less, Bloodless, Ultra Precise Spine Surgery: Use of The Colorado Microdissection Needle.

This is a story of microtechnology influencing knife-less, blood-less, ultra-precise minimally invasive spine surgery. … Continue Reading

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Meeting Venues

Meet & Stay With Us in 2020: Meetings Made Easy With Pan Pacific Hotels Group

Take your business meetings to the next level in 2020, with fantastic corporate packages on offer across Pan Pacific Hotels Group’s Melbourne and Sydney properties. … Continue Reading

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OTA News

Aussie pet lovers have the chance to experience unique house and pet sits all around the globe this Christmas

Idyllic getaways promising the company of pets and no-cost accommodation are proving to be a draw for animal lovers this Christmas — with hundreds of new house sits available on the world’s largest house and pet sitting platform, TrustedHousesitters.com. … Continue Reading

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Airbnb releases collection of close to 50 Australian and New Zealand Experiences ideal for work offsites along with new Airbnb for Work data

Rail

Plan Your Own Frozen 2 Adventure with a Norway Trip Through Vacations By Rail

With the upcoming release of Disney’s Frozen 2 on November 22, it’s hard not to get excited about the newest adventure of Anna, Elsa and Olaf in Arendelle. … Continue Reading

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Resort News

Banyan Tre Phuket Reopens Fine Dining Tre By the Hands of Chef Claudio Barzano

November brings back Tre, Phuket’s best kept secret, with its continued focus on locally sourced produce, innovative cooking techniques and beautifully presented flavors. … Continue Reading

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The Apurva Kempinski Bali Unveils Reef Beach Club
The Anam Schools Guests in Vietnamese Martial Art and Self-Defense

Responsible Tourism

Eradicating one plastic bottle is great, Hyatt Regency Delhi eliminates a million with in-house water bottling plant!

As the world wakes up to the burning need to save our planet from the effects of climate change, the incorporation of sustainable business practices and reduction of single use plastic waste is vital. … Continue Reading

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Ayana Komodo Welcomes New Marine Biologist To Help Protect Its Reef

River Cruising

The top four reasons why people are booking Le Boat cruises early for 2020

1.  The Early Bird Discount

Le Boat’s early bird discount means saving up to 20 percent on a range of self-drive cruises in 8 countries in Europe, and also in Canada. … Continue Reading

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Fresh Produce 365 Days A Year On Board Scenic Eclipse
Acclaimed broadcast journalist and television host, Meredith Vieira, named godmother of Avalon’s newest Suite Ship

Shopping

city’super’s ‘Festive Blessings’ from Hong Kong’s One-Stop Shop for Classy Christmas Celebrations

Gastromarket city’super is sending ‘Festive Blessings’ as Hong Kong’s one-stop shop for a classy Christmas at its four specialty stores … Continue Reading

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Sports

Oman Air Extends Partnership to Serve as the Official Carrier of the Sultanate’s National Football Team

Oman Air has extended its support for the Oman Football Association, continuing its role as the Official Carrier of the Sultanate’s national team for 2020. The organisations’ leaders signed the agreement on Wednesday in a ceremony at Muscat International Airport. … Continue Reading

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Whitsundays to host fourth Australian Superyacht Rendezvous in 2020

Theme Parks

Tour Operator

Beyond Travel launch dedicated Scandinavia & Beyond website

AUSTRALIAN owned and operated destination specialist Beyond Travel, celebrating 25 years of operation this year, have launched a dedicated website for the extremely popular region of Scandinavia; www.scandinavia-and-beyond.com.au … Continue Reading

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SeaLink Travel Group launches Brilliant Travels!
From sheep station to wildlife conservancy: Wild Bush Luxury property Arkaba Conservancy celebrates ten years of conservation

Travel Deals

Embark on An Epic Odyssey with Latitude 33’s Raffles, Tea Plantations and Golden Triangle Journey

In a journey that truly embodies the mind, spirit and soul, Latitude 33 has released an exquisite itinerary through some of the world’s most exotic destinations including Singapore, Sri Lanka and India. … Continue Reading

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STA Travel Frenzy Sale
Travel Associates Purple Ribbon Packages Week commencing 11th November 2019
From Australian Surfing to Tech-Free Tonga, Virtuoso Reveals Its Top 10 Wanderlist Experiences For 2020

Whats On

Persian Film Festival Returns For 2019

From a sensational psychological drama to captivating documentaries and graphically spellbinding animation, the Persian Film Festival returns for its eighth year from 4– 8 December 2019 to showcase the very best in Persian cinema. … Continue Reading

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Moonlight Cinema Returns for Another Sizzling Summer of Starlit Cinema

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