Headline News

Is that a bomb in your bag or are you a DIY enthusiast?

A 26-year-old man travelling to Dubai triggered a major airport security scare on Tuesday – and the photo of what the scanners turned up shows why. As for his explanation, well, judge for yourself. … Continue Reading

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Industry alert as rumbling Bali volcano threatens to erupt
Winners and losers show up in domestic flight stats
New tool will cut waiting time for arrivals at LAX
Cathay Pacific Produce Under Pressure


Luxperience Award Winners Announced At Gala Dinner

Luxperience wishes to congratulate the Award winners announced at last night’s Gala Dinner at Doltone House Darling Island. In front of 450 luminaries from the global luxury travel arena, the finalists and winners were honoured for their excellence in the industry. … Continue Reading

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Marriott Executive Apartments Sukhumvit Park Bangkok Receives the Prestigious 2017 Thailand Labour Management Excellence Award
Finalists Announced for the 3rd Middle East Hozpitality Excellence Awards in Dubai
Munich Airport’s CEO voted “2017 Travel Industry Manager”
Mala Spa at Keemala Wins World Luxury Spa Awards

Airfare Deals

Qatar Airways extends spectacular ‘Global Travel Boutique’ promotion for two additional days

Qatar Airways is pleased to extend its ‘Global Travel Boutique’ promotion for two additional days, offering passengers from around the world amazing fares on flights in both Economy and Business Class. … Continue Reading

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British Airways Powers Its Future by Turning Household Rubbish into Jet Fuel

British Airways has entered a partnership to design a series of waste plants that convert household waste into renewable jet fuel to power its fleet.  The partnership, with Velocys, a renewable fuels company, is part of the airline’s plans to develop long-term, sustainable fuel options. … Continue Reading

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Air China to Launch New Beijing – Brisbane Route
Singapore Airlines Launches Book The Cook Service From Perth
Arrive in Style with Qatar Airways’ Luxury Global Chauffeur Service
World’s most efficient single-aisle for operation by Cathay Dragon


Al Hamra Group appoints new senior executives

Ras Al Khaimah’s largest real estate developer, Al Hamra Group, has announced four new senior appointments across its hospitality, retail, facilities management and finance operations to lead the company in its next phase of growth solidifying its position as the market leader in the Ras Al Khaimah. … Continue Reading

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Mövenpick Hotels & Resorts appoints Vice President Sales to support its business expansion plans
New General Manager for Prime Biz Kuta Hotel
LATAM Airlines Group appoints Valeria Alvano as Regional General Manager, Oceania

Business News

U.S. Business Travelers Are Confident Emerging Tech Will Improve Travel Experience, but Fear Impact on Mankind

Egencia, the business travel arm of Expedia, Inc., found surprising differences in the perceptions and confidence levels of global business travelers on the impact of emerging technologies such as artificial intelligence (AI) and virtual reality (VR) on corporate travel. Results from the 4th edition Egencia Business Travel and Technology Survey* show business travelers abroad remain much more pessimistic about the potential of emerging technologies to improve the business travel experience, compared to confidence levels of U.S. business travelers.

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ACTE Begins Using Cisco Collaboration Technology to Transform Operations, Training and Event Management


Laurent A. Voivenel – Svp Mea & India For Swiss-Belhotel International – Speaks on Growth Of Mid-Market Sector at The Hotel Show in Dubai

Laurent A. Voivenel, Senior Vice President, Operations and Development for the Middle East, Africa and India, Swiss-Belhotel International, was among the top speakers today at The Hotel Show being held at the Dubai World Trade Centre from 18 to 20th September, 2017. … Continue Reading

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Luxury expedition cruise meets Outback rail on Australia’s Deserts, Reefs & Rainforests

A great Australian expedition cruise combines with an outback rail adventure on this 21-night exploration that includes a journey to Darwin on the legendary Ghan train and an 11-night sailing on Ponant’s fabulous Le Lapérouse. … Continue Reading

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Destination Europe

The Original Emoji And World’s First Brand Discovered In Turkey Put A Smile On Country’s Tourism Recovery

Archaeologists in southeast Turkey unearthed the earliest example of the world’s most popular emoticon, the smiley, on a pot dating back 4,000-years. … Continue Reading

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Visit Oslo: Oslo bails out tourists in Europe, offering “A Great Escape”

Destination Global

Aussies Love to Holiday In NSW More Than Ever

NSW has achieved its highest annual growth in the last five years for domestic visitors, nights and expenditure, according to new figures released today by Tourism Research Australia. … Continue Reading

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Ngwenya Glass Celebrates 30 Years
The Future is Bright for the Whitsundays
Sunshine Coast celebrates 50th anniversary with record domestic visitor numbers

Destination North America

Los Angeles to host the 2028 Olympic Games

This will be the third time the City of Angels has hosted the world’s greatest sporting event, and L.A. is ready with infrastructure in place and the support of Angelenos.​ … Continue Reading

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Black Canyon River Adventures Offers Unforgettable Team Building Excursion, Just Minutes from The Las Vegas Strip

Destination North Asia

Documentary Series from China to Find the Next Generation of Marco Polos

“My Chinese Working Day”, a cultural documentary series pioneered by the “I’m in China” programme is available for viewing on 20 September 2017. … Continue Reading

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Thousands of Descendants of Jiang Ziya From Around the World Visit Linzi to Pay Respects to Their Common Ancestor

Destination Seychelles

Seychelles to welcome British Airways back in March 2018

British Airways has announced that it will be resuming scheduled flights to Seychelles as from March 2018. … Continue Reading

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Seychelles increases its visibility in Chengdu, in China’s southwestern Sichuan province

Destination Thailand

Lost in the City : Where is the Krungthep we were promised?

Let me make this clear. I love this Bangkok. I was born here. I live here. My grandfather emigrated to this city in the 1920’s and the city provided earnings for my family and a roof over our heads to live in. … Continue Reading

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TAT to target more Japanese first timers and female visitors


Hotel News

Hotel Openings

Grand Opening of iclub Ma Tau Wai Hotel Echoed the Concept of Inspired Choice Expanded Hong Kong’s Business to Four Hotels

iclub is a select-service hotel brand under the management of Regal Hotels International. To further expand its business in Hong Kong, it launched its fourth Hong Kong hotel in To Kwa Wan. … Continue Reading

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Sunway Velocity Hotel Welcomes First Guests Today, 20 September 2017


40 Day Giveaway For Travel Agents To Celebrate 40 Year Anniversary Of Travellers Choice

Allianz Global Assistance has today announced the launch of a national 40 day giveaway to celebrate the 40th birthday of one of their longstanding and industry-leading travel partners, Travellers Choice. … Continue Reading

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Small Luxury Hotels Of The World™ Relaunches Loyalty Programme – Invited

Small Luxury Hotels of the World has launched an evolved loyalty programme – INVITED. The free-to-join programme replaces The Club of SLH and offers all members access to exclusive rates, guaranteed benefits and ‘Small Luxuries’ right from their first stay at any of its 500 small, independently minded hotels worldwide. … Continue Reading

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Hilton Honors Members Can Now Shop with Points on Amazon

Luxury Hotels

The Murray, Hong Kong Launches Its First Niccolo Lecture With World-Renowned Trend Forecaster

The Murray, Hong Kong hosted its first Niccolo Lecture with international trend forecaster Cécile Poignant, editor of the influential Trend Tablet. … Continue Reading

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Mandarin Oriental, Taipei’s Recipe For Happiness
The St. Regis Langkawi Introduces The Nature Walk Experience And Offers A Breath Of Fresh Air


ICC Sydney’s Exhibition Performance takes Centre Stage

International Convention Centre Sydney (ICC Sydney) is making impressive gains in the exhibition sector according to new figures unveiled during an event to welcome the Global Association of the Exhibition Industry (UFI) last night. … Continue Reading

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Resort News

Enjoy Your Own Private Tropical Island Off the Mozambican Coast

Nestled on the Quirimbas Archipelago off the northern coast of Mozambique, Anantara Medjumbe Island Resort has just launched Naturally Exclusive, a rare opportunity to enjoy the tropical paradise with a hand-picked selection of your friends and loved ones. … Continue Reading

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Fusion Arrives on Phu Quoc with the Island’s First Ocean and River-Front Resort
Intercontinental Bali Resort Lights Up For Ihg Foundation Week

Serviced Apartments

Meriton Hotels Reach New Heights With Deliveroo

The largest Australian owner-operator of hotel apartments, Meriton, has today announced an exclusive partnership with Australia’s most-loved on-demand food delivery service, Deliveroo, giving guests easy access to a wide selection of great food from top-notch local restaurants while on business or holiday. … Continue Reading

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One Year Countdown Begins to Ruby Collection Unveiling
Surfers Paradise Apartments Fully Booked for School Holidays


Falls Creek and Nickelodeon team up for fun on the slopes

Falls Creek’s exceptional season continues to sizzle with the announcement of an industry-leading partnership with the number one kids’ entertainment brand in Australia, Nickelodeon. … Continue Reading

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Corporations could improve ROI from business travel spend by adopting IT-enabled best practices, says new LSE study

Travel is often at the heart of many businesses, independent of size or sector. This is because business leaders know the inherent value of getting out of the office and meeting people face-to-face, despite the cost. … Continue Reading

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Tour Operator

‘Places We Go’ Explores Canada with Travelmarvel

Join Places We Go and Travelmarvel, as presenter Clint Bizzell explores Western Canada on a trip of a life time, to the heart of the enchanting Canadian Rockies.  … Continue Reading

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Remembrance Day Centenary Tour
APT Partner with Gourmet Traveller for the Ultimate Foodie Tours

Trade Events

Get your business AIME right – Buyer interest opens

Organisers of the Asia-Pacific Incentives and Meetings Expo (AIME), have introduced an invitation only application process for Hosted Buyers interested in attending the show to increase the quality of new and existing buyers at the annual expo in Melbourne, 20 – 21 February 2018. … Continue Reading

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Whats On

Kidtopia Festival Announce Full Program of Crazy Spring Holiday Fun

The full program of crazy kid sized fun is here for Sydney’s coolest family event, Kidtopia Festival presented by Qantas Assure. From croc encounters, Pokemon Go tours, circus school, to hilarious theatre shows and rocking live music, the Festival promises to deliver an electrifying weekend of wonder for families this October School holidays (06-08 Oct)

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