Headline News

Smoke mystery – did Emirates burn the bread?

egtmedia59An Emirates B777-300 has made an emergency diversion after the crew reported smoke in the cockpit, but mystery surrounds the reason. … Continue Reading

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Winning Photos Announced in 2016 ‘Shutterfest’ Contest For Budding Photographers

Shutterfest 2016 winner 8-13 - Cassandra Stubbs - RocksA record number of evocative images showcasing Port Stephens’ natural charm in winter were taken by young and, for the first time, adult photographers, from Port Stephens and beyond as part of the 2016 Shutterfest photo competition, with the winners now released. … Continue Reading

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Wyndham Rewards Named a Winner at Loyalty and Engagement Awards 2016
Windstar Cruises’ Earns Two ‘World’s Best Awards’ from Travel + Leisure Readers
Meliá Hanoi Named One of the Best 5-Star Hotels in Vietnam at the Vietnamese Tourism Awards
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SWISS’s new Bombardier C Series to make ‘flypast’ appearance at next week’s Geneva Lake Festival

When the city of Geneva holds its first-ever new-style Geneva Lake Festival next week, Swiss International Air Lines will be well to the fore. … Continue Reading

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CEB breaks 10M mark in passenger volume for 1H 2016


DFS Group Brings The Art Of Wines And Spirits To Life With Its Latest Duplex At Singapore Changi Airport’s Terminal 2

DFS Group, the world’s leading luxury travel retailer, unveiled today its second Wines and Spirits Duplex store at Changi Airport, Singapore. … Continue Reading

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IHG’s Karin Sheppard appointed to Tourism Accommodation Australia Board

The Chief Operating Officer of one of Australia’s largest and most established hotel groups –  InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG) – has been appointed to the Board of Tourism Accommodation Australia (TAA). … Continue Reading

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SAS and Samsung make flying simpler

SAS is continuing its focus on innovations, digitalization and producing new, smart solutions that make traveling easier. … Continue Reading

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Region’s Top Brands Reimagine the Experience-Led Business at Adobe Symposium

Adobe Symposium 2016, the annual digital marketing conference that drives the future of marketing and business transformation through Adobe Marketing Cloud, will be held today in Singapore. … Continue Reading

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Norwegian Cruise Line’s First-Ever Ship For China To Feature Custom Artwork By Chinese Artist Tan Ping

unnamed (3)Norwegian Cruise Line announced today that it has commissioned renowned Chinese artist Tan Ping to design the artwork to be featured on the hull of its soon to-be-unveiled Breakaway-Plus class vessel Norwegian Joy. … Continue Reading

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Cruise Deals

Emmylou Harris, Brandi Carlile, The Wainwright Family, Patty Griffin, Richard Thompson, Buddy Miller, Rodney Crowell, Steve Earle, Kacey Musgraves and more to set sail on the 10th Anniversary of Cayamo – A Journey Through Song

unnamed (5)A true musical paradise, the 10thEdition Cayamo Cruise – A Journey Through Song,brings together 2,200 passionate music lovers with over 20 all-star Americana singer-songwriters for seven days of rare artist collaborations, community and carefree Caribbean fun! Sailing February 19 – 26, 2017aboard Norwegian Jade from Tampa to Cozumel, Mexico and Roatan, Honduras. The ship is already full but eager guests can still sign up for the wait list! … Continue Reading

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Destination Europe

Maserati: Luxury, Sport and Style at the Hôtel de Paris Monte-Carlo

unnamed (4)From now till 30th September, Hôtel de Paris in Monaco launches a partnership with Maserati. During the renovations of Hôtel de Paris Monte-Carlo, the hotel has invited the most prestigious designers to take up Suite 321-322, to create a space where two synonymous brands collaborate to reach new heights. … Continue Reading

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Destination Global

Power, Passion and the Palace: Versailles at the NGA This Summer

For the first time ever, treasures will travel from Versailles, France to Canberra, Australia to entice visitors into a world of power, passion and luxury through an epic exhibition. … Continue Reading

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Destination Seychelles

Denis Island in the Seychelles intensifies its drive to bring back the Brown Noddy Birds

The end of May marked the arrival of the sooty terns in the Seychelles. Hundreds of thousands individuals are currently breeding on nearby Bird Island and there are many sooties flying around Denis. … Continue Reading

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New Harley-Davidson Event Secured For WollongongNew Harley-Davidson Event Secured For Wollongong

Wollongong’s stunning scenery, accommodation and local produce will be on show at Harley Days 2016, a new three-day festival bringing together Harley-Davidson bike owners and motorbike enthusiasts from around Australia. … Continue Reading

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Marriott International Reports Second Quarter 2016 Results

Marriott reported net income totaled $247 million in the second quarter of 2016 compared to $240 million in the year-ago quarter. Reported diluted earnings per share (EPS) was $0.96 in the second quarter of 2016 compared to $0.87 in the second quarter of 2015. … Continue Reading

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Food & Beverage

Kowloon Shangri-La, Hong Kong Offers Diners August Delights

Nadaman KaisekiKowloon Shangri-La, Hong Kong celebrates mid-summer with a host of new tempting delights and special culinary experiences at Angelini, Café Kool, Nadaman, Shang Palace and Déli Kool. … Continue Reading

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Hotel Deals

New health & wellness weekend retreats at Fairmont Resort Blue Mountains

c5cdb08a-cbf5-4d65-be11-68ee8038a61eWith health, wellness and self-care increasingly top of mind, Fairmont Resort Blue Mountains – MGallery by Sofitel have designed a spectacular calendar of health and wellness weekend retreats set to energise and revitalise the mind, body and soul. … Continue Reading

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Hotel Developments

The Luxury Collection® Hotels & Resorts To Debut In Changsha

423a5f62-fc2b-4aa1-bb62-f491e839b73eThe Luxury Collection® Hotels & Resorts, has announced it will open The Luxury Collection Hotel, Changsha, an elegant and iconic property that will rise high above the Xiangjiang River in the epicenter of where urban culture and commerce meet 3,000 years of history.  … Continue Reading

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Hotel Trends

South Africa’s Hotel and Tourism Sector Set for Steady Growth as Visitor Numbers Continue to Grow: PwC Outlook

South Africa’s hotel industry is set for steady growth in the next five years driven by an increase in the number of foreign visitors into the African continent. … Continue Reading

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If You’re Going To Catch ‘Em All, Catch ‘Em Safely Urges Allianz Global Assistance

Pokémon Go is the hottest craze right now. Since its release earlier this month, the reality game has been rolled out in over 35 countries and attracted over 30 million users globally. … Continue Reading

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Jason’s Cradle Makes It Into Hollywood

We are very proud and delighted to announce that the Jason’s Cradle will feature in the new Clint Eastwood and Tom Hanks movie “Sully” to be released this autumn. … Continue Reading

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Online Travel Agents

Essential Tips and Suggestions for Solo Travelers

Booking a trip for solo-adventure might seem rather daunting. Will you be able to stay safe? Can you figure out a solution to problems without a companion? What if you start feeling lonely? … Continue Reading

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Photo Gallery

Travel Oregon says “cheers” to agents for an Australia and New Zealand trade mission

BridgePort Brewing - Photo Credit Torsten KjellstrandIf there’s one thing Aussies and Kiwis can relate to its beer. So when Travel Oregon announced the focus of their trade mission for 2016 was to bring craft beer producers Downunder, travel agent attendance interest spiked. … Continue Reading

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Resort News

Stay 4 nights, Pay for 2 at Daydream Island

north_beach (re-size)Escape the winter blues by staying four nights and paying for only two at Daydream Island Resort and Spa in the Whitsundays, priced from only $380* per person, twin share.  … Continue Reading

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River Cruising

Special Christmas & New Year offers exploring the rivers of Southeast Asia

Asia river cruise pioneer Pandaw is offering limited availability savings on Christmas-time expeditions, including a spectacular 50% reduction offer on a unique Burmese double. … Continue Reading

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Snowstorm blankets powder on Queenstown ski fields

cf468b2d-e5ce-48de-868f-a39fb471f703The ‘pow pow’ is here – skiers and snowboarders at Queenstown’s Coronet Peak and The Remarkables are enjoying “the best bluebird powder day” of the season thanks to an overnight storm. … Continue Reading

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Statistics & Trends

2016 Beach Price Index: 2 Sydney beaches ranked among the top 250 worldwide

Package holiday specialists TravelBird have released a study offering the most comprehensive information regarding summer holidays: a Beach Price Index of 250 of the world’s most popular beachfronts. … Continue Reading

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Tour Operator

Making the most of Adelaide to Guangzhou direct

unnamedIn celebration of the proposed launch of direct flights between Adelaide and Guangzhou with China Southern Airlines from December this year, Asia travel specialists Insider Journeys have prepared a list of the top reasons for Adelaideans to visit China. … Continue Reading

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Trade Events

The Visit USA Organisation Regional Expos Hailed a Success

For the first time in two years Visit USA Travel Agent regional Expos kicked off at the Gold Coast. Last week over 80 enthusiastic local agents mingled with 15 USA experts and dined on a two course dinner at Oskars at Burleigh.  This week was Newcastle’s turn with more than 100 agents in attendance at the Crowne Plaza.  … Continue Reading

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oneworld Training Academy expanded to cover all alliance fares

oneworld®, the leading global airline alliance, has expanded its online training resources for travel agents to cover its full suite of fare products. … Continue Reading

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Whats On

Australian Festival of Chamber Music

North Queensland is set to take centrestage as some of the world’ leading chamber musicians arrive in Townsville for the acclaimed Australian Festival of Chamber Music (AFCM) from July 29 to August 6 2016. … Continue Reading

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