Headline News

Couple charged with stealing from missing MH370 passengers

egtmedia59Malaysian police have charged two people over the alleged theft of a sum equal to about AUD 29,000 from the bank accounts of four passengers on missing Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370. … Continue Reading

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Worrisome nut case keeps airlines vexed and perplexed
Flight turns back after co-pilot faints and then dies
Air NZ and Virgin to fly 250 travel agents to Middle-earth
Drone force spearheads new Sunshine Coast campaign

Accolades

Your Voice, Your Vote – travellers lead the People’s Choice for Responsible Tourism

From kayaking at dawn to safaris by night, travellers can choose their favourite responsible tourism organisation from a special selection in a unique awards category decided entirely by public vote. Everyone who votes will be entered into a competition to win 10-day holiday for two to Oman. … Continue Reading

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Lucky competition winners get up close with Wallabies legends
Accor stars at 2014 Accommodation Achiever Awards
World ATM Congress Wins Best Congress in 2013
Pan Pacific Perth Takes Home Three AHA Accommodation Industry Awards

Airfare Deals

Cebu Pacific seat sale – Have fun in the Philippines for less

The largest airline in the Philippines, Cebu Pacific Air, is launching an exciting seat sale from August 21-24 (or while seats last), so travellers from Australia can start planning their island getaway. … Continue Reading

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Aviation

Golden Myanmar Airlines to fly to Chiang Mai

Yangon-Chiang Mai flights will become more popular. Direct flights to Chiang Mai from Yangon will begin next month with another local airline, the first emerging Myanmar national owned low-cost carrier.

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From wingtip to cockpit – 800 workers in 80 days
Scandinavian Airlines arrives in Houston
Japan Airlines Introduces Autumn Menu in JAL KITCHEN GALLERY
Etihad Airways’ New Schedule Provides More Choice To And From South Africa

Appointments

Fiji Airways Chief Appointed New Chair Of Tourism Fiji

The Managing Director and CEO of Fiji Airways, Stefan Pichler, is the new Chair of Tourism Fiji, the organization that presides over the fortunes of the local industry and markets the country as a holiday destination. … Continue Reading

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Travellers Choice appoints new BDM for Victoria and Tasmania
Lufthansa Group with new Head of Communications in Asia/Pacific
IHG Announces Appointment Of Jolyon Bulley As Chief Operating Officer For The Americas
Renowned hospitality professional joins The Star

Apps

Conrad Hotels & Resorts Provides Meeting Planners with New Event Planning Tools within Conrad Concierge Mobile App

Conrad Hotels & Resorts introduced today the addition of a new and intuitive Conrad Meetings function to the award-winning Conrad Concierge mobile app. … Continue Reading

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Revamped Hyatt Mobile App Now Includes Integration with Uber
Airline offers door-to-door convenience via its mobile app

Association

Mainland Australia Is Free Of Travel Agent Licensing

Late last night the Western Australian parliament repealed the Travel Agents Act 1985 removing the need for licensing for travel agents in Western Australia.  … Continue Reading

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Corporate

Pete Air Company Ltd. Announces Official Name Change to ‘NokScoot Airlines Company Ltd.’ and Appoints ‘Piya Yodmani’ as Chief Executive Officer

Pete Air Company Ltd. today announced the official name change of the company to NokScoot Airlines Company Ltd., “NokScoot”, along with the appointment of Piya Yodmani as NokScoot’s Chief Executive Officer. NokScoot is scheduled to start operations in the first quarter of 2015. … Continue Reading

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American Express Serves Fans the Finest of the 2014 US Open with Innovative Digital and On-Site Services

Cruise

Royal Caribbean International Unveils Legend Of The Seas’ 2015 Singapore Itineraries

Royal Caribbean International has unveiled the details of itsnew Singapore season for Legend of the Seas in 2015, which offers a series of scenic itineraries to a rich variety of destinations in Asia from June to November.  … Continue Reading

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Carnival Pride To Operate Special 10- To 14-Day Caribbean Sailings, Five-Day Bermuda Cruises From Baltimore And San Juan In 2015-16
Cunard Announces Famous Faces for its Cruises

Cruise Deals

It’s a Wrap: Think Big this Fathers’ Day with Princess Cruises’ Sale

Princess Cruises has announced a seven-day sale just in time for Fathers’ Day, with big savings of up to 40 per cent on cruises to destinations far and wide, making a gift for dad this year a wrap. … Continue Reading

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Destination ASEAN

The 6th Pekalongan Batik Week: Preserving indonesia’s Precious Art of Batik

Showcasing and preserving the precious art of Batik from across the Indonesian Archipelago, the 6th Pekalongan Batik Weekwill be held from 8th to 12th October 2014 at the Jetayu Cultural Area, in Pekalongan City, Central Java Province. … Continue Reading

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The Spirit of Indonesia’s Independence Day Reverberates Across the Globe

Destination Global

Ko’ko’ Half Marathon & Ekiden Relay Goes The Distance in 9th Year

The Guam Visitors Bureau (GVB), along with the Pacific Islands Club, DFS, Docomo Pacific, Powerade/Fruita+, the Stations of KUAM and United Airlines, announced today that preparations are underway for the 2014 Guam Ko’ko’ Half Marathon and Ekiden Relay. … Continue Reading

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Teahupo’o Turns it On for Tahiti Surf Pro
Head Up North For Fun, Fashion & Racing In Tropical Cairns
Spectacular new Sydney Harbour walking track opens to the public
Lord Howe Island – Just Paradise

Destination North America

Three Perfect Days In Pacifica, California

Located just 15 minutes from San Francisco, the beautiful beach-front town of Pacifica is the perfect destination for a quick three-day getaway. … Continue Reading

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California Dreams Become A Reality Down Under
Cannasseur Draws New Tourism to Pueblo Area
Celine Dion Cancels Performances at The Colosseum, Caesars Palace in Las Vegas
Travel Channel Shares Positive New Consumer Insights at U.S. Travel Association Event

Destination Thailand

Global tourism report for 2013 shows Thailand up in both arrivals, earnings

AmazingThailand_NewThailand’s record-breaking visitor arrivals in 2013 helped it move into the list of the world’s top 10 tourism destinations in terms of both visitor numbers and visitor expenditure, according to a report by the Madrid-based UN World Tourism Organisation (UNWTO). … Continue Reading

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First Miss Amity Thailand-China Beauty Pageant to be held in Thailand
International Organisation of Good Templars chooses Thailand for first Asian Congress
Renowned Yoga master to hold two-month training course in Khao Lak hotel
Cooking with a Thai master chef

Exhibitions

Inaugural Association Day Takes Centre-Stage At IT&CM India 2014

The inaugural Association Day, launched at IT&CM India 2014 in collaboration with KW Conferences, opened to a full house of delegates with the first educational session helmed by esteemed expert speaker Martin Sirk, CEO of International Congress and Conventions Association (ICCA). … Continue Reading

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Financial

Exceptional Performance In Light Of Political And Rough Operating Environment

AirAsia Berhad (“AirAsia” or “the Company”) today reported its results for the quarter ended 30 June 2014 (“2Q14”). … Continue Reading

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Airberlin Achieves Positive Net Result In The Second Quarter

Food & Beverage

Mango Tree Ripe For Glitzy Mediterranean Growth as World’s Leading Thai Lifestyle Restaurant Brand Counts Down to Launches In ‘DC’ And Mumbai

unnamed (19)The global restaurant group behind a revolution in modern Thai dining, Mango Tree Worldwide, will finalise partners in Barcelona and Milan next month, just as the brand’s first US restaurant in Washington DC prepares to welcome its first diners.  … Continue Reading

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Australian chef Anthony Healy creates inspired seasonal menus at Laucala Island
An Exclusive Evening with Rang Mahal & GranMonte’s Wines
Gastro Bistro Sunday Nights @The Reflexions

Hospitality

View Hotels unveils refurbishment of the Riverview Hotel, Brisbane

unnamed (6)Tonight sees the relaunch of View Hotels iconic Brisbane establishment; Riverview Hotel following an $6 million dollar refurbishment. Completion sees the stylish renovation of all 90 spacious guest rooms in addition to public spaces including Plates restaurant and Chesters Bar. … Continue Reading

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Sule Shangri-La, Yangon Offers Complimentary Wi-Fi Access in All Hotel Limousines
Radisson makes classy glassy upgrade in Melbourne
Queenstown’s Millbrook Resort looks to expand
Scandic first hotel chain with EU Ecolabel certified hotels in Poland

Hotel Deals

Hotel Developments

Fairmont Hotels & Resorts bolsters Its hotel Portfolio In Eastern China

Fairmont Hotels & Resorts, a luxury brand in the FRHI Hotels & Resorts (FRHI) portfolio, and Golden Land Real Estate today announced the development of a new hotelin Suzhou,Jiangsu Province, Eastern China.Fairmont Suzhou, scheduled to open in 2018,will join the company’s growing portfolioof luxuryhotels and residences in China. … Continue Reading

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Hotel Openings

Centara opens first 5-star villa resort in Bali

Centara Grand Villas Nusa DuaCentara Grand Villas Nusa Dua Bali, the first five-star villa resort to be operated in Bali by Thailand’s Centara Hotels & Resorts, will open on 21 August 2014. … Continue Reading

Latest News under Category: Hotel Openings
Hyatt Place Celebrates 200 Locations and Momentum Continues with Development Worldwide
Four Points by Sheraton Steps up Growth in Nashville
IHG® Celebrates Staybridge Suites® Brand’s 200th Hotel Opening

Industry Deals

Meetings

The Mayuree’s Own Version Of Allure

unnamed (21)Dusit Thani Manila marries the classic Thai aesthetics and state-of-the-art amenities in the newly revamped Mayuree Ballroom in Makati, making it the ideal venue for momentous occasions and commemoration of your life’s milestones. … Continue Reading

Latest News under Category: Meetings
Regal Hotels Introduces New MICE Promotion – “Be Green and Enjoy More”
Atlanta Marriott Marquis is Reimagining Meetings
Delos® and MGM Grand Launch Stay Well® Meetings with Dr. Deepak Chopra
Have a very unique Hunter Christmas with Mercure Hunter Valley Resort

MICE

Auckland’s on a winning streak

Auckland has successfully bid to host the 4th World Journalism Education Congress, which will be held at Auckland University of Technology’s (AUT) central city campus in 2016. … Continue Reading

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Online Travel Agents

Taiwan Wins Our Hearts Among All Asia-Pacific Countries

According to the latest Hotels.com® Hotel Price Index™ (HPI), Hong Kong travellers’ top 3 favourite overseas destinations in the first half of 2014 are within the Asia-Pacific regions, which are namely Taipei, Seoul and Osaka. … Continue Reading

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River Cruising

European Waterways announces 2015 as ‘Year Of The Family’ with family-friendly cruises on many popular hotel barges

unnamed (11)European Waterways, Europe’s largest luxury hotel barge cruising company, have announced their 2015 cruise season as the ‘Year of the Family’ offering up to 10% off whole boat charters on ten of its most popular hotel barges. … Continue Reading

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Two New Burma River Cruise Ships Announced for 2016

Ski

September specials up to 50% off at Falls Creek

After significant snow falls throughout July and August there’s plenty of snow at Falls Creek until it closes its ski lifts in late September. That’s the first bit of good news. The next is even better!!   … Continue Reading

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Ziptrek goes from orange and green to rainbow in support of DNA Gay Ski Week QT 2014
Ski Vermont Resorts Launch Largest Snow Gun Efficiency Upgrade Ever for 2014-15 Season

Statistics & Trends

Market Metrix Hospitality Index Reveals Most Devoted Hotel Brands

Many hotel brands are devoted to providing their guests with a great experience. However, according to the Market Metrix Hospitality Index (MMHI), there are five hotel brands that outpace the competition. … Continue Reading

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Nation-Wide Survey Reveals Experiences We Put At Top Of Our ‘Bucket Lists’

Technology

TripCase and Uber partner to enrich the in-destination traveler experience

TripCase from Sabre announced today its integration with the new Uber API in its mobile travel management application. … Continue Reading

Latest News under Category: Technology
Clover Infotech Achieves Platinum Partnership with Oracle
MTR: Google Liberates Google Maps

Tourist Boards

Australia Set To Light Up Macau’s Sky

unnamed (15)Australia is among 10 specially selected countries invited to take on this year’s 26th Macau International Fireworks Display Contest with family-owned business, Skylighter Fireworks, preparing for hot competition in the race for the top three places. … Continue Reading

Latest News under Category: Tourist Boards
X-Factor Winner Dami Im Designated as Hon. Tourism Ambassador for Korea
Actions Taken To Prevent Ebola Outbreak In West Africa From Reaching Kenya And Suspension Of Kenya Airways Flights

Training

Triple your career options: get three diplomas in one year

William Angliss Institute Sydney today launched an exciting new qualification that rolls three diplomas into one year of study. … Continue Reading

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Wholesaler

Expanded Product For Travel Directors 2015 Brochure

BOUTIQUE travel company Travel Directors have expanded their all-inclusive tours range to include three new unique itineraries for southern Africa, the Baltic region and the Middle East in their just-released 2015 Adventure of a Lifetime brochure. … Continue Reading

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