Headline News

Storm fails to stop Vivid Sydney 2016 visitor record

egtmedia59A violent June storm which slammed into Sydney, blew down trees, triggered flooding and caused havoc at some city beaches failed to dull the appeal of Vivid Sydney, which has gone on to set an all-time attendance record. … Continue Reading

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Dramatic clip emerges of SIA plane blazing at Changi
World’s top travel firm says Brexit won’t change travel
Qantas promotes flight outside Australia by other airline
Meriton’s Triguboff will soon be top hotel room owner


​​​​​​​AirAsia’s #GREEN24 Climate Change movement wins recognition at prestigious Asia Responsible Entrepreneurship Awards

AirAsia’s #GREEN24 movement which aims to create climate change awareness in the region has won the Green Leadership award at the prestigious Asia Responsible Entrepreneurship Awards (AREA) held in Singapore yesterday. … Continue Reading

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President DAN ROGOSKI to be Honored at HSMAI Awards
Seychelles wins most scenic holiday award at Hong Kong’s travel fair


Emirates enhances its service to Dakar, Senegal

Emirates has announced that its service between Dubai and Dakar, currently operated by an Airbus A340-300, will be replaced with a Boeing 777-300ER from 2nd September 2016. … Continue Reading

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Queenstown Airport welcomes first international after-dark flight

b66ad7b4-a875-467f-bdb3-db2a5baaef7fQueenstown Airport welcomed its first international after-dark flight tonight, just in time for its passengers – predominantly Australian skiers and holidaymakers – to enjoy the opening night celebrations of the world-renowned American Express Queenstown Winter Festival.  … Continue Reading

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American Express Brings Flavor and Fusion to Houston’s George Bush Intercontinental Airport with the Opening of THE CENTURION® Lounge
New Aveda, Jo Malone London and MAC Cosmetics Stores Give DFW Airport Customers Luxury Beauty Options


Regent Chongqing General Manager-Roger Marcz

Regent Chongqing is proud to announce the appointment of Mr. Roger Marcz as the General Manager.

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Brin: The World’s First ‘On Demand’ Business Advisor In Your Pocket

BRiN is a new smart-phone App that provides business education for free. With 80 topics to choose from, BRiN provides access to the biggest library of high quality business videos with expert advice from leading business advisors. Users can create their own playlists and switch seamlessly from audio to video at the touch of a button. … Continue Reading

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Zimbabwe Tourism Authority signs landmark agreement with PATA

 The Zimbabwe Tourism Authority (ZTA) is the first national tourism organisation from the continent of Africa to join the Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA). The two organisations signed a Letter of Agreement during the annual Sanganai World Tourism Expo in Bulawayo held from June 16-18, 2016. … Continue Reading

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The Chinese Artist LAN Zhenghui Brings New Meaning to “East-Meets-West” For 2016

unnamed (7)“I want a front-row seat to personally witness this historic confrontation of ideas, politics and culture happening in the United States,” said Lan Zhenghui, one of China’s leading contemporary artists. “A time when society is hungry for more authenticity.” … Continue Reading

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Snow comes to Sunshine Coast for school holidays – Ice Age descends on normally ‘Sunny Coast’ as Australia Zoo turns into a winter wonderland

Business News

The impact of ‘BREXIT’ on UK Air Transport


In the referendum held yesterday, the UK voted to leave the European Union; the so-called ‘Brexit’ scenario has become reality. This decision has wideranging impacts throughout the UK and, to a lesser extent, more broadly through Europe and beyond. … Continue Reading

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Top AccorHotels Indigenous Job Ready graduates welcome Minister for Employment to Brisbane

AccorHotels welcomed the Federal Minister for Employment Senator the Hon. Michaelia Cash to the Sofitel Brisbane Central last week, discussing the organisations’ Indigenous Employment initiatives and introducing two of their top graduates from the AccorHotels Indigenous Job Ready program. … Continue Reading

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HSMAI Region Europe to Co-locate Revenue Optimization Conference With Premiere HITEC Amsterdam in March 2017

unnamedHSMAI Region Europe are announcing their partnership with Hospitality Financial and Technology Professionals (HFTP®), global leaders in the hospitality industry and producers of the world’s largest Hospitality Industry Technology Exposition and Conference (HITECSM). … Continue Reading

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Cowboys CEO to show support for small business
Asia-Pacific cities called on to increase action for sustainable development at UN urban forum in Seoul


Cruise Deals

Amazing Start to the 2016 Whale Season

2016 has seen the most amazing start to the whale watching season with Captain Cook Cruises reporting Whale sightings are up by 20% from last season and up to 20 Whales are being sighted each cruise. … Continue Reading

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Destination Europe

Feathers are set to fly as Roald Dahl tale is brought to life at Duff House

Duff House is to take centre stage and provide the backdrop for an open-air production of Danny the Champion of the World. … Continue Reading

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Destination Global

Fall in Love with Canberra’s Coolest Winter Festivals

With its generous spread of winter festivals, Canberra embraces the season and does it with style. Foodies and wine-lovers are well catered for with tasty events like The Truffle Festival – Canberra Region, the Fireside Festival and the World Curry Festival. … Continue Reading

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Your Guide to Canberra’s Best Winter Indulgences
Cairns Indigenous Art Fair Celebrates with Opening Night Party
A Practically Perfect Mary Poppins Festival!
11 Ways to Em…brrrr…ace the Chill

Destination North America

New Developments in Detroit

News of new restaurants, hotels, retail and other new developments in Detroit are being announced all the time. From the Cobo Square and the Little Caesars Arena to the Detroit Zoo and Motor City Harley Davidson, Detroit is bustling with new exciting activity. … Continue Reading

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OUE unveils OUE Skyspace LA and first-of-its-kind Skyslide at U.S. Bank Tower
Art Reigns in Scottsdale
Outdoor Play Pairs Perfectly With Craft Libations and Relaxation in Colorado

Destination Thailand

TAT welcomes Chinese couples with a White Romance Beach Party 2016

unnamed (22)The Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) hosted 51 Chinese honeymoon couples at the “White Romance Beach Party 2016” today at the Anantara Bophut Ko Samui Resort, Surat Thani, as part of its strategy to attract more weddings and honeymooners from Thailand’s largest source of visitor arrivals. … Continue Reading

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FEATURES Make a real connection to Thailand through Royal Projects
Discover the grassroots of Thainess at Chang Hua Man
Joining the annual gathering of ghosts at Phi Ta Khon festival in the hills of Loei


Celebrate Eid at Emirates Grand Hotel

5 (1)In celebration of the end of Ramadan, Emirates Grand Hotel Dubai, the 47-storey tall tower conveniently located in the heart of Dubai’s business and commercial district,  offers sumptuous Eid Brunch at Emirates Lobby Lounge and Garden restaurant. … Continue Reading

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Radisson Blu Hotel, Muscat celebrate Eid Al Fitr with special offers
Discover the Perfect Summer Sippers at Pirata
A Special Eid Al Fitr Celebration at Al Raha Beach Hotel

Food & Beverage

Celebrate National Chocolate Day with The Hotel Windsor’s Chocolate Decadence Afternoon Tea

The Hotel Windsor will be presenting the ultimate form of indulgence this July with its Chocolate Decadence Afternoon Tea, held for a limited time only from Thursday, 7 to Sunday, 17 July 2016, in celebration of National Chocolate Day on Thursday, 7 July. … Continue Reading

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“Smartphone Lenses Take on The Traditional Camera”

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Due to rapid advances in technology, the quality of smartphone cameras is now on a par, if not better, than some point-and-shoot cameras and entry-level DSLRs. … Continue Reading

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Hotel Deals

Explore the Quirky Happy World of Zlism by Zoie Lam at J Plus Hotel by YOO’s Latest Art Collaboration

unnamed (4)J Plus Hotel by YOO, the artistic boutique hotel with a celebrated art space, launches a new creative partnership with homebred artist, Zoie Lam this summer. An eclectic, colourful showcase of feel-good pop art, Zlism by Zoie Lam will grace the space at [email protected], luring guests and art lovers into her colourful, cartoon world from 1 July to 19 September, 2016. … Continue Reading

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Create unforgettable memories at Tilal Liwa Hotel with exciting Eid packages
AccorHotels Group Broadens its Summer Sale Offerings for Guests in the Middle East
Marco Polo Hotels’ Summer Special Offer Fish For Your Perfect Deal

Hotel News

Sunset Dreaming New glamping getaway for Port Stephens

Thou Wall Sunset Retreat view from glamping tent[2][6]A unique new glamping getaway just 2.5 hours from Sydney has opened in Port Stephens – and not only does it offer luxury accommodation, it also pays homage to the local environment, history and cultural significance. That, and it’s one of the few locations on the eastern seaboard where you can see the sun set over water. … Continue Reading

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HBA Architecture Takes a Comprehensive Approach alongside Partner Brands for Designs That Deliver
It’s the Start of a new Era for Layana Resort & Spa Koh Lanta with Improved Access through newly built Koh Lanta Bridge
A new height of sophistication: Summit Bar by Snøhetta opens at Radisson Blu Scandinavia Hotel, Oslo
New venue – The Deck – launches at Mercure Gold Coast Resort

Hotel Openings

Pullman Sydney Airport Opens With Nouveau Art Night

Bernie Bollar GM, Minister Stuart Ayres & Simon McGrath AccorHotels COOThe Pullman brand made a bold statement on Thursday evening to celebrate the opening of Pullman Sydney Airport with a Pullman Art Night – the first event of its kind in Australia. … Continue Reading

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The launch of ÊMM Hoi An Hotel
Hilton Garden Inn Debuts in Xi’an City, China

Hotel Trends

STR: Central/South America hotel performance for May 2016

Hotels in the Central/South America region recorded mixed May 2016 results in the three key performance metrics when reported in U.S. dollar constant currency, according to data from STR. … Continue Reading

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Industry Deals

Superstar Virgo 7 night cruises out of Hong Kong from only $1199 per person!

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12, 7 , 5 or 2 night cruise options ex Hong Kong or Guangzhou to China, Japan or Vietnam 7  Night Cruises – Ex Hong Kong

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Real estate developments using Crystal Lagoons technology total over US$20 billion in MENASA

e29bb612-da00-435a-a918-ba787df84475Crystal Lagoons, the multinational innovation company and developer of patented technology that makes giant crystalline lagoons a reality, has tallied up its current activity in the Middle East, North Africa and South Asia (MENASA) projects, revealing a presence in real estate developments worth a staggering US$20 billion. … Continue Reading

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Luxury Hotels

Mandarin Oriental, Paris Offers Paris By Marx

Mandarin Oriental, Paris is offering guests an opportunity to explore the favourite Parisian haunts of the hotel’s Michelin-starred chef, Thierry Marx. … Continue Reading

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Sweet Swiss Getaway – A Luxurious Family Experience At Mandarin Oriental, Geneva


Buffalo Tours announces dedicated MICE team – Buffalo Events

4aea1f6f-13a9-497f-80ea-956599e8cc83Today, Buffalo Tours is excited to announce the launch of Buffalo Events – a MICE division to support corporate clients and MICE agents in crafting meaningful events and incentives. … Continue Reading

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ICC Sydney Seeks World Class Wine Partners

Photo Gallery

Carnival Cruise Line Guests Wiggle for Westmead

Carnival Cruise Line’s guests have taken to the cruise line’s new charity partnership with The Children’s Hospital at Westmead with gusto – wiggling, wobbling and nutbushing their way through its inaugural Wiggle for Westmead dance parties. … Continue Reading

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City of Dreams and DFS Group Present the Most Unique, Eye-Opening Luxury Retail Experience in Macau

Melco Crown Entertainment Limited (“Melco Crown Entertainment” or the “Company”), developer, owner and operator of casino gaming and entertainment casino resort facilities in Asia, and DFS Group, the world’s leading luxury travel retailer, … Continue Reading

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Spa & Wellness

Swissôtel Launches New “Vitality On-The-Go” Wellness Packages In Partnership With Toms Bags

Travel doesn’t have to be all hustle and bustle, it can be an opportunity to recharge and reconnect to one’s mindfulness and wellbeing. … Continue Reading

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InterContinental Sanctuary Cove Resort Teams Up for its Third Gold Coast Marathon Run

Proving that work/life balance is more than a corporate buzzword, the InterContinental Sanctuary Cove Resort team has laced up their running shoes for the 2016 Gold Coast Airport Marathon this July. … Continue Reading

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Pagès crowned king of Madrid after 4th straight FMX win

Tour Operator

SpiceRoads relaunches Hidden Laos by Road Bike Tour

Spice RoadsSpiceRoads Cycle Tours, Asia’s premier bicycle tour operator, has relaunched the tour, Hidden Laos by Road Bike. Following a mandatory road closure and subsequent travel restrictions from March 7th, 2016 toJune 30th, 2016 in Laos’ Xaisomboun province, SpiceRoads delayed the launch to ensure the tour’s integrity. … Continue Reading

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Cosmos Offers More of the Great American Outdoors in New 2017 Brochure

Tourist Boards

Patrick Victor Artistic Foundation Project Is Presented To Minister Responsible For Culture of Seychelles

Minister Alain St.Ange, the Seychelles Minister responsible for Tourism and Culture this morning heard from Patrick Victor and Emmanuel D’Offay on their proposal for a new private sector foundation that will be called the “Patrick Victor Artistic Foundation” which is set to be launched on the 15th July. … Continue Reading

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Trade Events

ITE HCMC 2016 – Hosted Buyer’s invitation

We would like to invite you to a world of heritage sites. A world of splendid natural landscape, vibrant cultures, friendly people and fabulous cuisines. A world of quality hotels, good travel facilities and great value for money. A world of matchless travel experiences. A world of authentic tourism promises and exciting business potential. … Continue Reading

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TREE Alliance and M’Lop Tapang showcase young Khmer culinary talent at 2016 Mekong Tourism Forum

Travel Deals

Abercrombie & Kent’s Rail Journeys

Travel by rail is one of the most leisurely ways to get from point to point but more than just a means of transport it can be a sophisticated and timeless way of experiencing a destination. … Continue Reading

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