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Headline News

Ruby Princess Already A Big Hit In Australia

From Editor At Sea, Dallas Sherringham, onboard  Ruby Princess

Ruby Princess’s first deployment to Australian waters is proving to be a major success with tens of thousands of passengers already booked. Princess fans are a devoted group: I know because I am one of them. … Continue Reading

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Germany’s Romantic Road
Air New Zealand Appoints Walmart Boss as CEO
The solution to getting that amazing hotel upgrade has now arrived
Rosemount Estate claims Royal Adelaide Wine Show crown

Accolades

Aviation

Appointments / Movers & Shakers

Hilton Announce Scott Thomson as Cluster General Manager for Hilton Auckland & Hilton Lake Taupo

Hilton have announced Scott Thomson as Cluster General Manager for Hilton Auckland & Hilton Lake Taupo. … Continue Reading

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InterContinental Sydney Expands Team with New Appointments

Association

Know India Better- A joint session by India Tourism and Australia India Travel & Tourism Council (AITTC)

To motivate further growth of travel to India , India Tourism in joint collaboration with Australia India Travel & Tourism Council (AITTC) hosted a roadshow cum information session, titled ‘Know India Better’ on 10th October evening at the Pullman Quay Grand Sydney Harbour. … Continue Reading

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Business News

The Lux Collective latest account win for travel and lifestyle PR specialists, AWA

Independent communications agency Anne Wild & Associates (AWA) has secured the prestigious public relations account for The Lux Collective – an exclusive portfolio of 13 luxurious resorts and hotels located across Mauritius, Reunion Island, the Maldives and China – with future openings scheduled in Mauritius, Vietnam, France, Italy, the UAE and China over the next five years. … Continue Reading

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Boeing Invests in Human Spaceflight Pioneer Virgin Galactic
Roots and ClearVue to collaborate on greenhouse opportunities
Achieved profitability in Q1 driven by 41% revenue increase over the prior corresponding period (pcp)
One Girl takes hard-line on outdated parental leave policies!

Charity

Moving the Needle on textiles in landfill with Salvos Stores, Australian Red Cross and Vinnies NSW

As Australians enter their peak buying time for new clothes, the Minister for the Environment Sussan Ley, has joined the nation’s biggest charity retailers to encourage shoppers to Move the Needle on clothing waste.

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Competition

Scoot and Trip.com is giving one lucky person the chance to travel the world free for a year

Scoot and Trip.com are launching an incredible competition, giving one lucky winner a prize of twelve (12) return economy FLYBAG Scoot flights (taxes and 20kg check in luggage included) – to use within a year, and the winner can fly to anywhere on the Scoot network of 63 global destinations within 12 months. … Continue Reading

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Conferences

Inspirational speakers line up for CINZ Conference 2019 in Queenstown

Four more speakers have been announced for the 43rd Conventions and Incentives New Zealand (CINZ) annual conference to be held in Queenstown later this month. … Continue Reading

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World’s Most Disruptive Sports Tourism Start-Ups Celebrated at Global Tourism Economy Forum in Macau, SAR

Cruise

Viking Reveals Six New 2021 Ocean & River Cruise Combos

Viking has launched six new 2021 departures of its popular river/ocean combination cruises, offering a unique opportunity to explore Europe’s legendary rivers on an award-winning Viking Longship before seamlessly transferring to one of Viking’s state of the art ocean ships to discover Scandinavia. … Continue Reading

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Countdown to New Cunard Ship Begins as First Steel is Cut
Virgin Voyages to Feature On-Demand Champagne Delivery Service “Shake for Champagne™”

Destination ASEAN

PETRONAS remain Malaysia’s Most Valuable Brand while Digi become Malaysia’s Strongest

  • Total value of Top 100 Malaysia brands in 2019 has increased to US$56.1 billion, up 11% from US$50.6 billion in 2018.

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Destination Germany

Germany Retains Title of Third Most Valuable Nation Brand but Japan Closes In

Germany retains its position as the third most valuable nation brand, despite recording a 6% drop in brand value to US$4.9 trillion, according to the latest report by Brand Finance, the world’s leading independent brand valuation consultancy. … Continue Reading

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Destination Global

Pack Your Bags Melburnians: The Magical Margaret River Region Is Calling!

A long weekend to Western Australia’s jewel in the crown, the Margaret River region, just got a whole lot easier for Melbourne foodies, surfers and nature-lovers – with Jetstar this week announcing that direct flights between Melbourne and Busselton-Margaret River will commence on March 25 next year. … Continue Reading

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Communities urged to prepare now as Australia enters severe weather season
World Whale Heritage status declared for Hervey Bay!

Destination Middle East / Dubai

Discover the beauty of Saudi Arabia with tajawal

Bordered to the west by the majestic Red Sea and the east by the Persian Gulf, Saudi Arabia is a land of mysteries waiting to be discovered. … Continue Reading

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UAE and UNESCO Renew Partnership, Extending Efforts to Restore Historic Churches in Mosul

Destination North Asia

Visit Korea Committee: Promotions for Flight Ticket, Accommodation, Activity Program Now in Place for Korea Grand Sale 2020

Korea Grand Sale 2020, an annual shopping, culture, and tourism festival for foreign tourists, will be held by the Visit Korea Committee for 45 days from January 16 (Thursday) to February 29 (Saturday) next year across the country. … Continue Reading

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Dining

Ring In The New Year At Four Seasons Hotel Firenze With Michelin-Starred Cuisine And A Legendary Themed Party By Vincenzo Dascanio

With its festive atmosphere and profusion of cultural highlights, the city of Florence is a perfect destination to spend the holidays and enjoy a memorable New Year’s Eve celebration. … Continue Reading

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Fall Experiences From Four Seasons Hotel Chicago
Top UK Chef Jeff Tan to Showcase Modern Chinese Cuisine at Intercontinental Phuket Resort

Exhibitions

World’s Largest Electronics Marketplace Opens Today

The 39th HKTDC Hong Kong Electronics Fair (Autumn Edition), organised by the Hong Kong Trade Development Council (HKTDC), and the 23rd electronicAsia, jointly organised by the HKTDC and MMI Asia Pte Ltd, opened today at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre (HKCEC) and continue until 16 October.

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Global watch industry to converge on Dubai for Dubai Watch Week

Gadgets

One UI Beta Program: Enjoy Android 10 on Galaxy S10

Join the Beta Program and enjoy the new One UI with Android 10 features before its official release. Be one of the first to enjoy the new features and design, send us your feedback to help us create an exceptional experience.1
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Hotel Deals

Wyndham hotels in Ajman unveil spa daycation packages

As the temperature cools down, it’s time to head to Ajman and avail the unbeatable spa daycation packages at Ramada Hotel & Suites by Wyndham Ajman, Ramada by Wyndham Beach Hotel Ajman and Wyndham Garden Ajman Corniche. … Continue Reading

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Hotel Developments

Hyatt Announces Plans for Hyatt Regency Cairo West

Hyatt Hotels Corporation announced today that a Hyatt affiliate has entered into a franchise agreement with ALDAU Development group for a Hyatt-branded hotel in Cairo. … Continue Reading

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Hotel News

The Murray, Hong Kong Introduces “The Historic Murray Tour”

The Murray, Hong Kong introduces The Historic Murray Tour, a 60-minute guided walk to acquaint locals and travellers with the hotel’s rich history, architecture, art and contemporary chic facilities, available from October 2019 onwards. … Continue Reading

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Have a Spooky October At The Continent Hotel, Bangkok
Indulge in Memorable Experiences at LEVA Mazaya Centre Hotel Dubai
YTL Hotels announces transformation of The Starhill Gallery, Kuala Lumpur
Capella Curates: Foodie Adventures

Hotel Openings

ONYX Hospitality Group to open its first hotel in Japan with Amari Niseko

ONYX Hospitality Group, one of the region’s leading hotel management companies, is set to welcome its first hotel in Japan with Amari Niseko, following a management agreement signed with Metropoly Holdings Limited, a Hong Kong-based Asian real estate development, investment and asset management firm. … Continue Reading

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Accor debuts ibis budget brand in Singapore in a milestone partnership with Global Premium Hotels Limited
The Antique Door’s Gorgeous Debut at Grand Hyatt Hangzhou
Hyatt and San Francisco International Airport Proudly Announce Opening of Grand Hyatt at SFO

Lifestyle

Biff 2019 Announces Short Film Competition Winners

The winners of the 2019 Brisbane International Film Festival (BIFF 2019) Short Film Awards were announced yesterday at the Gallery of Modern Art (GOMA) during the Festival’s closing night party. … Continue Reading

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Luxury Hotels

Indulge In Sweet Romance With “Starry Vow” Room Package At Four Seasons Hotel Guangzhou

Luxuriate in a romantic getaway with truly five-star accommodation and service at Four Seasons Hotel Guangzhou. Acknowledged by Forbes Travel Guide with the highest star rating for five consecutive years, the Hotel has tailored a special romantic package, “Starry Vow,” for the occasion. With a romantic in-room dinner in the sky, couples can enjoy exclusive sweet moments on a starry night. … Continue Reading

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A Suite Indulgence At Four Seasons Hotel Bengaluru

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

Hotel Chadstone Melbourne shares MICE incentive, ahead of 1 November opening

Melbourne’s newest five-star address – the highly anticipated Hotel Chadstone Melbourne, MGallery by Sofitel – has unveiled an incentive offer for meeting and events planners, ahead of its official launch on Friday 1 November. … Continue Reading

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MICE

TCEB hosts 86th UFI Global Congress – Largest Meeting of the World’s Exhibition Industry

The Thailand Convention and Exhibition Bureau (TCEB) will host the largest global meeting of the exhibition industry, the 86th UFI Global Congress, taking place from 6-9 November 2019 in Bangkok. The event is a testament to the MICE industry’s strong private and public sector cooperation in support of the Thai government’s 4.0 initiative. … Continue Reading

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Photo Gallery

Ramada Hotel & Suites Dubai JBR reaches out to RTA taxi drivers

The team from the newly-launched Ramada Hotel & Suites by Wyndham Dubai JBR organised its first CSR activity by reaching out to RTA taxi drivers in the emirate. … Continue Reading

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Resort News

Chiva-Som Presents A ‘Wellness Journey Fundraising Gala Dinner’

Chiva-Som International Health Resort in Hua Hin, Thailand, is hosting its first ‘Wellness Journey Fundraising Gala Dinner’ to raise funds for Krailart Niwate, a mangrove preservation and environmental wellness project to protect Hua Hin’s last remaining mangrove forest. … Continue Reading

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Responsible Tourism

Hospitality with heart: IHG teams up with OzHarvest to help Australians in need

IHG® has today announced a national partnership with OzHarvest, Australia’s leading food rescue charity, propelling the company forward in its war on waste in bigger, bolder ways. … Continue Reading

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Millennium Airport Hotel Dubai to Support Breast Cancer Awareness Month with ‘Think Pink, Wear Pink’ Campaign
Plastic Free Rooms At Andbeyond Vira Vira – Chile
Serious Errors In IPCC Ocean Report Revealed

Statistics & Trends

Aussie kids bedtimes woes

Aussie households are in the midst of a sleep epidemic with 86% of Aussie kids suffering bedtime anxiety and sleeping issues. … Continue Reading

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Tech

Vietnam Airlines enhances loyalty management with Sabre Dynamic Rewards

Sabre Corporation (NASDAQ: SABR), the leading technology provider to the global travel industry, today announced that Vietnam Airlines is the first carrier in Asia Pacific to leverage the industry-leading loyalty redemption solution, Sabre Dynamic Rewards. … Continue Reading

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Tour Operator

Sanctuary Nile Adventurer regilded

The Sanctuary Nile Adventurer has long been regarded as one of the best boutique ships on the Nile, nominated by National Geographic as one of its ‘journeys of a lifetime’.  … Continue Reading

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Globus family of brands Announce First Ever Travel Champions Gameshow
Take travel to a different level with G Adventures’ new Active trips

Trade Events

Luxperience Celebrates Success of 2019 Program

The team behind Luxperience, Australia’s leading luxury travel business exchange, has reason to celebrate following a successful showcase at Sydney’s International Convention Centre. … Continue Reading

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WA on display for international travel agents at Corroboree West

Travel Deals

Brand new motorbike tour through southern India including visit to the home of the iconic Royal Enfield motorbikbe – Save US$500

Adventure seekers and motorbike enthusiasts can see the origins of the iconic Royal Enfield motorbike before taking the company’s 500cc Bullets on a brand new 14-day ride through south India to the golden beaches of Goa on Nomadic Knights’ ‘Bullets to Beaches,’ tour in 2020. … Continue Reading

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Thailand – 7 nights for under $250

Travel Feature

JOHN ROZENTALS throws his timetable out the window and lights a candle as he joins a Sydney-Melbourne vintage train jaunt.

Paul Kelly, arguably the finest Australian singer-songwriter, once recorded the memorable line: “Ah, you know and I know that love never runs on time”. … Continue Reading

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