Headline News

Two anniversaries and many winners at NTIA gala night

Here they are, the winners! AFTA’s National Travel Industry Awards (NTIA) celebrated its 10th anniversary in style on Saturday at Sydney’s spectacular new International Convention Centre – with ladies looking glamorous and elegant, men looking dashing, and a host of winners on hand to collect their prizes. … Continue Reading

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NZ flood emergency and rescue of trapped drunks
BA bursts onto the wacky safety video scene
Airlines rise to bait over Qatar chief’s cruel jest
Tour operators resent ‘kidnap’ of popular crocodile


Norwegian Cruise Line Rounds Out First Half Of 2017 With Outstanding Beverage Accolades

Following Norwegian Escape’s Head Mixologist Marc McArthur’s win at the Diageo World Class Bartender of the Year semifinals competition on June 20, Norwegian Cruise Line is once again in the spotlight for its outstanding onboard beverage program. … Continue Reading

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The Star Sydney scoops the pool at the prestigious TAA NSW Awards for Excellence
oneworld is Trazees’ favorite airline alliance
NZ Hotel Industry Awards – women wow judges
APT’s Club Magazine, Voyage, Wins Global Recognition

Airfare Deals

Fiji Airways Economy Guests Now Get to Bid for Business Upgrades with Bula Bid

Fiji Airways, Fiji’s National Airline, has introduced, Bula Bid, a new initiative which allows its Economy Class customers to bid for upgrades to Business Class on international flights. Guests can bid for an upgrade between seven days and 24 hours before their scheduled flight departure. … Continue Reading

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Air New Zealand takes off for downtown Tokyo

Air New Zealand’s inaugural service to Haneda Tokyo has departed with the Boeing 787-9 aircraft scheduled to touch down in Tokyo at 11.00pm (local time). … Continue Reading

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SriLankan Airlines Celebrates the Launch of Non-stop Flight from Hong Kong to Colombo
Lufthansa is expanding its European network this winter
Emirates to operate one-off A380 flight to Colombo
Young And Connected… Discover Joon!


IATA Urges Mexico to Embrace Global Standards for Slot Management

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) called on Mexico to apply global standards for the management of airport slots to maximize the country’s air infrastructure and ensure its flourishing air industry remains competitive. … Continue Reading

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David Monson Appointed General Manager at COMO The Halkin, London

COMO Hotels and Resorts is pleased to announce the appointment of David Monson as the new General Manager of COMO The Halkin — COMO’s 41-bedroom boutique hotel in Belgravia, London. … Continue Reading

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New General Manager For Hilton London Metropole
Dorchester Collection promotes Eugenio Pirri to chief people and culture officer
Mark Smith Appointed New General Manager Of Hilton Milton Keynes


ACTE Statement Regarding End of Laptop Ban

Late Wednesday evening, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security announced the end of its ban on laptops on flights originating from the Middle East. Greeley Koch, executive director of the Association of Corporate Travel Executives, has issued the following statement:  … Continue Reading

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Paradise Cooks Up Exclusive Experience

One of France’s leading chefs will be in Halong Bay on Aug. 23 when Paradise Vietnam celebrates the launch of its newest cruise line — Paradise Elegance — with the first of three ‘Haute Cuisine on the High Seas’ experiences this year. … Continue Reading

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MSC Cruises Caribbean combo- making it easy!

Destination Europe

Lewis Chessmen become part of ‘25 objects that shaped Scotland’s history’ on International Chess Day. VisitScotland reveals unique list for 2017 Year of History, Heritage and Archaeology

From a Roman distance slab to a medieval football, Antarctic goggles to a dancing fiddle- VisitScotland has today revealed the top 25 objects that have shaped Scotland’s history in a stunning new e-book.

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Destination Global

Tourism NT Launches New Domestic Campaign, ‘Get Out of the State You’re In’

The light-hearted Get out of the State You’re In features Australian comedians comparing the NT to their homes in Sydney, Melbourne and Adelaide. … Continue Reading

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Destination North Asia

Hong Kong Debut of The Royal Ballet of Cambodia

Inscribed as a UNESCO Intangible Heritage, the Royal Ballet of Cambodia is a dance form and heritage descended directly from the Royal Court of The Kingdom of Cambodia and has previously graced Marseille, New York and Monaco. … Continue Reading

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Destination Thailand

Montazure Upscale Mixed-Use Community on Phuket Welcomes Major New Partnerships as It Forges Ahead With Development

 An upmarket senior living village valued at approximately THB 3.5 billion (USD100 Million) will be integrated into Phuket’s rapidly expanding MontAzure mixed-use development in Kamala as the project fast evolves into one of Asia’s most exceptional luxury lifestyle communities.  … Continue Reading

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Thai tourism to strengthen links with agriculture sector


The Optimist Makes Summer Sizzle with New Charcoal-grilled Dishes

Summer is the perfect time for a barbecue, and there’s nowhere better in town to light up the grill than at The Optimist. … Continue Reading

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Taste of JW – Ancient Wild Menu Taste the Journey@ JW Marriott Phuket Resort & Spa
10 Days of Epicurean Finesse with 2-star Michelin Guest Chef Stefan Heilemann at Banyan Tree Bangkok and Banyan Tree Phuket
Ultimate Summer Fiesta at The Drunken Pot
Zing’s tasty and healthy menus coming fresh from the garden


UnionPay International issues a report on the spending of Chinese students abroad

UnionPay provides more secure and convenient payment services for students studying abroad … Continue Reading

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Samsung Expands Bixby Voice Capabilities in U.S. English

Today, Samsung is taking another step forward towards helping people get more out of their connected lives by introducing Bixby voice capabilities for U.S. English in the United States and Korea. … Continue Reading

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Hotel Deals

Create incentive trips and events with exclusive offers from Dorchester Collection

The iconic hotels of Dorchester Collection provide enticing incentive offers with engaging and memorable experiences across the globe. … Continue Reading

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Hotel Developments

Swiss-Belhotel International Expands In Vietnam

Swiss-Belhotel International has signed an exciting 175 luxury villa development in Nha Trang, Vietnam.  … Continue Reading

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Hotel News

Well Hotel Bangkok Sukhumvit 20 Introduces New Water Exercise Classes

Well Hotel Bangkok Sukhumvit 20 launches two new water exercise classes this July. The new classes include Aqua Bike and Aqua Latin Dance kicking off this July 24th. … Continue Reading

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Kew Green Hotels by HK CTS Held “Road to Euphoria” Sharing Campaign
Sustainability pioneers – The HUBERTUS Alpin Lodge & Spa
Hotel Chinzanso Tokyo Joins Preferred Hotels & Resorts’ LVX Collection

Hotel Openings

Hasegawa Hotel & Resort: Y’s Cabin Osaka Namba Grand Opening Set for Wednesday, August 9!

Y’s Cabin Osaka Namba, a new 162-room cabin hotel constructed by Hasegawa Hotel & Resort Co., Ltd. (Toshima-ku, Tokyo; Representative Director: Natsuki Abe) in Dotonbori, Chuo-ku, Osaka (one-minute walk from Namba St., Midosuji Subway Line), will start operations on Wednesday, August 9. … Continue Reading

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Scandic to open hotel in the classic Helsinki central railway station
Sofitel Sydney Darling Harbour Counts Down to Opening
Hyatt Centric Guatemala City Officially Opens
Best Western® Hotels & Resorts Arrives in the Philippines’ Culinary Capital

Hotel Trends

STR: US hotel results for week ending 15 July

The U.S. hotel industry reported mostly positive year-over-year results in the three key performance metrics during the week of 9-15 July 2017, according to data from STR… Continue Reading

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STR: US hotel performance for Q2 2017

Industry Deals

Great trade rates at Berjaya Makati Hotel in the Philippines

Berjaya Makati Hotel are offering great rates for trade visiting the Philippines capital. You can grab yourself a Deluxe Room with breakfast from only $82 or $147 for a two-bedroom suite also including breakfast. … Continue Reading

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10 Hiking Holidays: Time to Beat It with Mother Nature

We’re telling you to ‘Take a Hike’ today – go on, get lost! As far away as possible and preferably in one of these jaw-droppingly stunning locations.   … Continue Reading

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OTA News

Travelling off the ‘grammed track

Today Expedia, one of the world’s largest full service online travel sites, releases its latest report, revealing how many Millennial and Gen X Australians are living in a social media bubble. … Continue Reading

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Resort News

Embrace Your Inner Goddess with Mel Wells At Anantara Layan Phuket Resort

Anantara Layan Phuket Resort is pleased to announce the launch of a unique wellness retreat in partnership with nutritionist, body coach and the UK’s Goddess of wellness Mel Wells. … Continue Reading

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Terroir by Chef Ljubomir Stanisic, the New Plant Based Menu at Six Senses Douro Valley

River Cruising

New Itineraries Added To Crystal Mahler’s 2018 Spring Season

Crystal River Cruises, the World’s Most Luxurious River Cruise Line, has unveiled four new 2018 itineraries for its second “Rhine Class” vessel, Crystal Mahler. … Continue Reading

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T Galleria By DFS, City of Dreams Kicks Off Fall with Curated Collection From Declan Chan, Tina Leung And Faye TSUI

T Galleria by DFS, City of Dreams kicked off the Fall 2017 season with an evening of fashion and fun on July 15, co-hosted by some of the fashion world’s best-known international stylists. … Continue Reading

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New WOW Winter Experience Includes Heli-Skiing, Private Guides, Michelin Dining, Luxe Chalet & More From Luxo Italia

Complete with heli-skiing, private guides and Michelin star dining, five-star luxury merges seamlessly with the rugged Italian wild this winter in a new week-long experience from Luxo Italia. … Continue Reading

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New World Youth Sailing Champions honoured at end of Regatta Optimist World Championship 2017 Royal Varuna Yacht Club, Pattaya

The Optimist World Championship 2017 ended successfully with all 281 young sailors from 62 countries contributing to make the event a resounding international success. … Continue Reading

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Tour Operator

Join Intrepid For Priceless Gorilla Experience At Half The Cost

Intrepid Travel is advising travellers that it is still offering permits to see the gorillas in Rwanda for US$750 despite local authorities announcing that prices would double from May. … Continue Reading

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Trade Events

How to ditch the daily to do list and think strategic – high level learning for association and event professionals at IMEX America 2017

Association and corporate event and travel professionals are invited to set aside their daily to-do lists and focus on strategic development and sharing knowledge with their peers at dedicated new sessions as part of IMEX America, taking place October 10 – 12 in Las Vegas. … Continue Reading

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Teachers Gain Resources to Enhance Hospitality Education in China

During their summer break, 310 hospitality teachers from 129 vocational schools and universities in 23 Chinese provinces attended the annual China Hospitality Education Initiative (CHEI) Teaching Conference. … Continue Reading

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Travel Deals

Hotels & More Expands Expertise in Ireland with Irish Welcome Tours Deal

Hotels & More, a leading Inbound Tour Operator for group tours and individual travellers to the United Kingdom and Ireland, is pleased to announce a merger with Irish Welcome Tours, one of Ireland’s leading Inbound Tour Operators. … Continue Reading

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Whats On

Countdown to Airlie Beach Race Week Festival of Sailing

Whitsunday Sailing Club is gearing up for its signature event, Airlie Beach Race Week Festival of Sailing, putting the final touches to its activities and entertainment program ahead of the August 10 start date. … Continue Reading

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