Headline News

Fierce crocs and and ’roos push Oz into world headlines

egtmedia59The horrifying death of a woman, seized by a crocodile in the Daintree National Park north of Cairns in far north Queensland, has propelled Australia into world headlines. … Continue Reading

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AFTA highlights vital points in new surcharges scheme
Avis agent scholarship turns 20 and seeks new talent
Attack by toilet python – an unexpected travel peril
Tourists die as Thai speedboat flips near Koh Samui

Accolades

Radisson strikes gold in Melbourne

Exterior LRRadisson on Flagstaff Gardens Melbourne has achieved Gold Certification in EarthCheck and won a place on the Star Ratings Gold Top Ten list for Melbourne accommodation properties. … Continue Reading

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Every Milestone is a Big Step: Cosmopolitan Hotel Hong Kong Receives 2015 Outstanding Hotel Partner Award

Airfare Deals

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Aviation

Cathay Pacific’s first A350 arrives in Hong Kong

cats2Cathay Pacific Airways’ first Airbus A350-900XWB aircraft arrived at Hong Kong International Airport from Toulouse, France on Sunday, 29 May. … Continue Reading

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China Southern Airlines and KLM mark first decade of joint venture.
Air New Zealand regional turbo-prop update
JAL Introduces New In-flight Japanese Menu Created by Chef Jun Kurogi on More International Routes
Oman Air Introduces A330s On Doha Route

Airport

Airport Construction Fee Effective on 1 August 2016

Airport Authority Hong Kong (AA) today announced that the airport construction fee (ACF) will be collected on air tickets issued on or after 1 August 2016. … Continue Reading

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Oman Air And Menzies Aviation Plan Partnership For Ground Handling At Omani Airports

Appointments

New Director to Chase MICE Business for key Hunter properties

Crowne Plaza Hunter Valley Conference and Events Centre_1Two of the Greater Hunter’s largest accommodation houses – Crowne Plaza Hunter Valley and Crowne Plaza Newcastle – have appointed a new Business Development Director, Donna Forbes, who will focus on building the business events market for both properties, … Continue Reading

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Anantara Vacation Club Appoints Maurizio Bisicky to Leadership Team

Business News

Australian airlines amongst the world’s most efficient and resilient – study

Australia’s major airlines are amongst the most efficient in the world and well position to manage fluctuations in the market and volatile oil prices, according to researchers at the University of Sydney Business School’s internationally respected Institute of Transport and Logistics Studies (ITLS). … Continue Reading

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New Regulations for Electronic Payments in Australia
Emirates signs tourism development MoU with Jordan Tourism Board
Passenger Demand Growth Slows Brussels Attacks Disrupt European Traffic
Aviation Leaders Gathering in Dublin 72nd IATA Annual General Meeting Opens on 2 June

Conferences

Brand longevity dependant on transformation towards sustainability

The environmental and social impact of brands are being increasingly scrutinised by stakeholders, employees and most importantly consumers, and the demand for new products, services and business models that deliver both purpose and profit, is soaring. … Continue Reading

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Cruise

Princess Cruises Debuts “Magic to Do: The Story Behind the Magic” Film

Princess Cruises EventPrincess has celebrated its partnership with award-winning Broadway composer Stephen Schwartz with the launch of a special documentary, Magic to Do: The Story Behind the Magic. … Continue Reading

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Crystal Yacht Cruises Unveils 2017 East Africa Safari Program
Princess Cruises Unveils New Club Class Mini-Suite Stateroom Category
Discover The World Launches Api’s

Cruise Deals

Wonderful Savings on Murray Princess Mid-Year Cruise Sale

Discover the enchantment and beauty of the Murray River and save 25% off selected three, four and seven night Murray Princess cruises from June to August 2016, with Captain Cook Cruises Mid-Year cruise sale.  … Continue Reading

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Destination Dubai

‘On The Go’ This Ramadan: Dubai-Based Travel Show Host Amy Kitchingman Divulge Her Top Summer Travel Destinations While Keeping Fit And Healthy

Ramadan is soon upon us and many people choose this time to travel. Whether it’s traveling to spend time with family during the religious month, or taking a vacation with friends to get away from the Dubai heat.   … Continue Reading

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Destination Global

Ajman sees 20% rise in visitors and tourism revenue in Q1 2016

ajman-tourism-1The number of guest arrivals into the Emirate of Ajman during the first quarter of the year has increased by 20 percent, generating total tourism revenue of AED108million, according to tourism statistics released today by the Ajman Tourism Development Department (ATDD). … Continue Reading

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Destination North America

Quebec’s Ice Hotel Joins Eastern Canada’s Largest Resort

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Quebec’s Hotel de Glace, one of the most iconic tourist gems in Canada, has joined Valcartier Vacation Village, with the hotel’s founder and key artisans committed to staying with the hotel under the new arrangement. … Continue Reading

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As Easy as One and Two, or Three: The District Presents Heritage Tours, Featuring Fort Lauderdale Heritage Sites and Water Taxi Pass, May 27 through Sept. 30
Destination BC Celebrates Tourism Week and Highlights the Importance of Tourism in BC

Dining

“meet me” at w taipei for tuesday BBQ night

W Taipei News Release- MEAT ME Tuesday BBQ Night (1)Seeking for the lust of the gourmet? W Taipei’s the kitchen table is presenting “Meat Me” BBQ night on Tuesday for all the meat lovers. Indulge in over 80 attractive meat dishes on the buffet counter and from the outdoor BBQ station. … Continue Reading

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Savor the True Balinese Taste in Paon Bali Resto & Bar’s New Specialty Dish, Bebek Betutu
Anniversary River Lobster Specials Luxurious seafood on the menu for Kata Group’s 36th birthday

Exhibitions

HOTELEX Shanghai 2017 officially kicks off booth sales

0861605109-aThe influence of 2016 HOTELEX Shanghai lingers on. The 26th Shanghai International Hospitality Equipment & Supply Expo (HOTELEX Shanghai) officially kicked off booth sales on May 18. … Continue Reading

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Food & Beverage

Dunkin’ Donuts Celebrates Global Donut Day on Friday, June 3rd by Offering Guests a Free Donut with the Purchase of a Beverage

Dunkin’ Donuts, one of the world’s leading baked goods and coffee chains, today announced a delicious deal for donut lovers across the Asia Pacific region. … Continue Reading

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Hotel Deals

Hotel News

Sedona Hotel Yangon’s New Collection of Luxury Suites

Anawratha Suite_01bSedona Hotel Yangon is pleased to announce the opening of 84 additional luxury suites in its new Inya Wing. Since it was unveiled in October 2015, the iconic 29-storey Inya Wing is already setting a new standard for modern hospitality in Yangon. … Continue Reading

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Worldhotels Unveils World Luxury – A Curated Collection of Iconic and Independent Hotels
Gold Coast resort Oaks Calypso Plaza enjoys $1.5 million refurbishments
AccorHotels introduces Australia’s first Indigenous-inspired ibis hotel
Lamington National Park: A Winter Wonderland for Fitness Folk

Hotel Openings

Nanchang triple hotel opening breaks new ground for AccorHotels in China’s Jiangxi Province

AccorHotels announces the opening of three new hotels under the Pullman, Novotel and Mercure branding with Wanda Group in Nanchang, as a key development of the Nanchang Wanda Cultural Tourism City, which is the largest investment project in three decades in Jiangxi Province. … Continue Reading

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Hotel Trends

China’s Young Travelers Emerge, Demanding Personalized Luxury and Digital Innovation

2 - The Chinese Luxury Traveler Report_Sinclair Lyu, Hurun (left),  Peggy Fang Roe, Marriott International (centre) and Rupert HMarriott International, Inc. (NASDAQ:MAR) and the Hurun Research Institute are delighted to release the Chinese Luxury Traveler 2016 today. This inaugural study marks the first-of-its-kind collaboration between an international hotel company and a leading authority on Chinese luxury travel. … Continue Reading

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Industry Deals

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Luxury Hotels

Banyan Tree Macau Welcomes Summer with Famous Thai Cooking Classes

Banyan Tree Macau’s award-winning Thai restaurantSaffron is proudly offering signature Thai cooking classes for just MOP 698 per person in Asia’s entertainment capital. … Continue Reading

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Meeting Venues

Hilton Sydney Continues to Increase Conferencing and Event Resources

Hilton Sydney will continue to add value to their leading conferencing and events offering, with key supplier and partner, Staging Connections launching a free event app that enables greater attendee engagement and interaction. … Continue Reading

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MICE

Business Events Infrastructure Is Vital For Tourism

Recognition of the importance of business events infrastructure to tourism by the Federal Opposition is a significant positive development, according to the business events industry. … Continue Reading

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Mobile travel consulting

One Lucky Personal Travel Manager Will Win A Car at TravelManagers National Conference

TravelManament logo 108x54TravelManagers’ personal travel managers have more than one reason to be excited about its national conference in Bangkok this August. … Continue Reading

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Online Travel Agents

44% of Hong Kong travellers are spending more time planning trips despite technological innovations

The increasing number of online travel services, higher accessibility to the internet across a variety of devices and raised consumer awareness have had a profound impact on the travel habits of Hong Kongers over the past decade. … Continue Reading

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How to Book a Long Summer Weekend Away on a Budget
SkyPicker rebrands globally; hello KIWI.com

Responsible Tourism

Emirates’ message against illegal wildlife trade goes around the world, and on a roundabout

Unveiled Emirates United for Wildlife, Heathrow, UK, 27th May 2016Emirates is on a mission to raise awareness about the threat that the illegal wildlife trade poses to the survival of some of the planet’s most endangered and iconic animals.  … Continue Reading

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River Cruising

Avalon Extends Single Offers Throughout 2016-2017

Avalon Waterways has extended its offers for solo travellers, waiving single supplements throughout its 2016 and 2017 seasons of European river cruises. … Continue Reading

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Ski

Best Early Season ‘Freshies’ in 10 Years at Porters

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Technology

Jovago partners with SiteMinder to introduce seamless online distribution for hotels

Africa’s No.1 hotel booking website, Jovago.com, has announced its partnership with the global hotel industry’s leading cloud platform, SiteMinder, to mark its first time enabling seamless online distribution for hotel clients. … Continue Reading

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Tour Operator

Scenic launches suite of Europe mini brochures

Scenic Europe Land 2017 CoverScenic has launched four mini brochures as part of its 2017 Europe portfolio – The Captivating Wonders of France, The Imperial Wonders of Russia and new for 2017 The Enchanting Wonders of Portugal and The Grand Wonders of Europe. … Continue Reading

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Tourist Boards

Seychelles receives press coverage at the Beijing Tourism Expo

The Seychelles Tourism Board’s (STB’s) Chief Executive Officer had the opportunity to update potential Chinese travellers about Seychelles at a Press conference organized by the Beijing Tourism Expo (BITE) which took place from 20th to 22nd May 2016 where Seychelles also had a booth space to exhibit the destination. … Continue Reading

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Trade Events

ILTM Asia 2016 to Define the Asian Luxury Traveller of the Future

unnamed (4)The 10th edition of ILTM Asia opened yesterday with the powerful message that affluent travellers from across Asia are set to significantly increase their overseas leisure travel during the next year. … Continue Reading

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Travel Deals

FLASH SALES ALERT: STA Travel Offers $50 Fares To Auckland

STA Travel, the world’s leading student and youth travel company, will offer 100 one-way flights (departing from Sydney or Melbourne) to Auckland for just $50 in two flash sale events – 15 June 2016 in Sydney and 29 June 2016 in Melbourne. … Continue Reading

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Essence Of Japan: Tauck’s New Itinerary for 2017

Whats On

Third Lotte Duty Free Guam Live International Music Festival A Sold Out Event

Pia Mia performs Hagu at Guam Live 2016The Guam Visitors Bureau (GVB) is pleased to announce the third Lotte Duty Free Guam Live International Music Festival on Sunday, May 29, 2016 made history with more than 7,000 people in attendance. The Governor Flores Memorial (Ypao Beach) Park in Tumon was filled with visitors and local attendees, along with about 3,000 delegates from the Festival of Pacific Arts (FestPac). … Continue Reading

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