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Headline News

Travel agency ‘issued hundreds of fake tickets and went bust’

Calls are mounting for greater regulation of the travel industry, after a travel agency allegedly spent months issuing customers with fake plane tickets and itineraries – before going bust and leaving travellers stranded overseas. … Continue Reading

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Trivago misled consumers about hotel room rates
Singapore EXPO & MAX Atria scales new MICE innovations
Kangaroo Island gourmet producers look to the future
Bushfire rains could bring devastation to our estuaries and coasts


Nominations Now Open For The 2020 National Travel Industry Awards

Nominations for the 2020 AFTA National Travel Industry Awards are now open. … Continue Reading

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Airfare Deals

Switch your summer festival for a cultural celebration in the Philippines for a fraction of the price

Young Aussies could have a holiday and attend an overseas festival for the price of attending a festival in Australia research has found. … Continue Reading

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Enjoy a Taste of Tradition this Lunar New Year with Emirates

Travellers flying with Emirates to and from China, Hong Kong, Taiwan, Singapore, Malaysia & Vietnam are in for a treat this Lunar New Year. Available for a limited time only, a specially curated selection of festive goodies and traditional Chinese fare will be available onboard, as well as on ground at select Emirates airport lounges. … Continue Reading

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Appointments / Movers & Shakers


PATA: One billion international visitor arrivals into Asia Pacific on the horizon

Asia Pacific remains solidly on the path to welcome close to one billion international visitor arrivals (IVAs) over the next five years. … Continue Reading

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Sunrise SKYWALKS launched for one weekend only to celebrate Lunar New Year from Sydney’s ultimate viewpoint

Get ready to set your alarm clock, because for one weekend only – Saturday 25th and Sunday 26th January — Sydney Tower Eye will host a series of sunrise and early morning SKYWALK sessions to bring in the Year of the Rat (otherwise known as ‘Yang’) which symbolises the beginning of a new day! … Continue Reading

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K11 MUSEA Welcomes Its First Chinese New Year with Artisanal Red Packets, a Cheongsam Heritage Exhibition and Experiential Workshops
Ferrari Museums welcome over 600,0000 visitors in 2019

Business News


Aussies Raise Much Needed Funds through Bushfire Relief Auction

In an online auction event last night, Australians from all over the country bid online to raise much needed funds for those fire affected communities. … Continue Reading

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10-Day Alaskan Fjord Sojourn

Sail deep into the forested Misty Fjords, cruise Tracy Arm or Endicott Arm, the remote Inian Islands and majestic College Fjord, as part of Seabourn’s Signature Savings Event. … Continue Reading

Latest News under Category: Cruise
Holiday like part time royalty around Vancouver Island on a Sunsail yacht
CMV announces farewell 2020 season for Astoria
Regent Seven Seas Cruises® Announces 7 New Pacific Rim Voyages For 2022
Carnival Celebrates the Inauguration Of ‘Splashy Cove’ With The Children’s Hospital At Westmead

Cruise Deals

Star Clippers new themed sailings for 2020 with up to 30 percent discount

Star Clippers has revealed 21 new themed sailings departing in 2020 on board its three tall ships during voyages in the Mediterranean, South East Asia and the Caribbean. … Continue Reading

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Destination ASEAN

Emerging: Collecting Singapore Contemporary – Selections from the DUO Collection

The Private Museum (TPM) is pleased to present Emerging: Collecting Singapore Contemporary – Selections from the DUO Collection by the DUO collectors, who have been semi-anonymously collecting the art of Singapore-based emerging artists over the past 5 years. … Continue Reading

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Destination Europe

Final instalment of Star Wars trilogy closes the story that made Ireland a screen star

As the Star Wars trilogy finally draws to a close with the global release of Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker, audiences around the globe are set to discover the destinies of their most beloved characters. … Continue Reading

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Destination Global

Youngest Person and First Nigerian Reach South Pole

Action Aviation chairman and world record holder/explorer Captain Hamish Harding has returned from the South Pole with his son Giles Harding, 12, and Prince Ned Nwoko of Nigeria. … Continue Reading

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Destination North America

Memphis Music Must-Dos

Known for its musical heartbeat, the city of Memphis is home to some of the world’s most influential musicians. In recognition of the draw that the music of Memphis has for travellers, Memphis Tourism has this week launched a dedicated Music Hub, designed to help visitors find their perfect music experience. … Continue Reading

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Destination North Asia

Invest Hong Kong assists record number of overseas and Mainland companies setting up or expanding in Hong Kong

Invest Hong Kong (InvestHK) today (January 21) announced that the department had assisted 487 overseas and Mainland companies to set up or expand in Hong Kong in 2019. … Continue Reading

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Xi’an extends a global invitation to celebrate the Chinese New Year in the ancient capital city

Destination Thailand / Mekong

Bang Bang: “Thailand’s Tourism Industry Doomed If We Don’t Embrace Nature”, World Leading Designer And Architect Bill Bensley Tells 1,000 Travel Leaders At TTF 2020

Thailand’s tourism industry stands on the brink of disaster if it continues along its destructive path of unsustainable growth and can only be saved if it learns from nature, the celebrated architect, landscape designer and disruptor Bill Bensley has warned. … Continue Reading

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Como Culinary Journeys Launches With Five-Day Culinary Retreat At Como The Treasury, Perth

COMO Hotels and Resorts has announced a new collection of experiences for 2020, designed to blend the lines between travel and food by combining cooking classes and culinary experiences with relaxing stays at the brand’s luxury portfolio of hotels and resorts. … Continue Reading

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Singapore ranked global leader in mobile payment usage among Chinese tourists, fueled by the country’s maturity in mobile payment solutions

Nielsen and Alipay have jointly released a new report on the latest trends in Chinese outbound tourism and the consumption habits of Chinese travelers for the third consecutive year. … Continue Reading

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The Pitfalls of Payment Platforms


‘Keep on Camping’ initiative to drive regional tourism following bushfires

In the aftermath of Australia’s bushfire crisis, Caravan Industry Association of Australia’s new ‘Keep on Camping’ initiative is urging travellers to consider visiting an affected area on their next caravan and camping trip.  … Continue Reading

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Glamping on the NSW South Coast: Pay for two nights, stay for three – until the end of summer

Golf Tourism

Asian Tour Players Buzzing at Sentosa Golf Club

Asian Tour players joined Sentosa Golf Club for a spot of beekeeping, helping the club unveil its intentions for a new campaign called GAME ON, designed to make the golfing community aware of the global threat of climate change … Continue Reading

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Rutgers University Senior Jiang Earns Full Status on PGA Tour Series-China
IMG-Managed Dreamland Launches New Website

Health and Wellness

LOVE ENCHANTED Spa Cenvaree at Centara Grand at CentralWorld

New decade, new you? Well, along with eating well and keeping fit, part of keeping healthy and happy involves taking some well-earned time out to relax and rejuvenate your mind and body. … Continue Reading

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Hotel Deals

Azerai Presents Special Offers for Chinese New Year

In the spirit of exalting the start of a new lunar year, Azerai presents a series of offers and activities especially for Chinese New Year at Vietnam’s most beautiful destinations. … Continue Reading

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Villa’s without the price tag
Vivacious Valentine’s Venues in Asia

Hotel Developments

IHG and Pro-invest to bring the sustainable voco™ brand to New Zealand in 2021 

IHG’s colourful voco™ brand is coming to New Zealand in mid-2021, following the signing of a franchise agreement between IHG and Pro-invest.   … Continue Reading

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Hotel News

Accor announces new partnership with Grab to help members Live Limitless

Accor has announced a new strategic partnership between its new lifestyle loyalty programme, ALL – Accor Live Limitless and South East Asia’s leading super app, Grab. … Continue Reading

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WorldHotels Redefines Luxury with Forbes Travel Guide Partnership

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Crowne Plaza Dubai Marina Opens Its Doors

IHG® (InterContinental Hotels Group®), one of the world’s leading hotel companies, has announced the opening of Crowne Plaza Dubai Marina, part of the newly designed flagship properties launching globally offering a new distinctive stay experience, designed to meet the needs of the modern business traveller. … Continue Reading

First Mercure opens in Southern Vietnam
Ascott Expands In Japan With The Opening Of Its First Citadines Property In Osaka
Swiss-Belboutique Bneid Al Gar Kuwait Opens its Doors


Accor goes ALL in for Australian Open 2020 with launch of new loyalty campaign

Now in its fifth year as Official Partner of the Australian Open, Accor is using one of the world’s greatest sporting events to launch a new campaign around its innovative lifestyle loyalty programme, ALL – Accor Live Limitless. … Continue Reading

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Luxury Hotels

Valentine’s Day Program 2020


“Ultimate Romance” Dining Experience

Whether you are planning a proposal or simply want to show your other half how much you treasure them this Valentine’s Day, the “Ultimate Romance” dining experience at Ozone ensures a sumptuous evening of romance. … Continue Reading

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The first luxury hotel in Europe to move to 5G technology Badrutt’s Palace a step ahead


TCEB in partnership with Bangkok Airways and Central Department Store introduce “Fly, Meet, Shop” campaign for CLMV corporate travel markets

Thailand Convention and Exhibition Bureau (TCEB) led by Ms. Nooch Homrossukhon, Director – Meetings and Incentives Department, together with Bangkok Airways’ Vice President – Marketing, Mr. Varong Israsena Na Ayudhaya and Ms. Tippamas Kaysee, Vice President – Tourism Marketing for Central Department Store Limited … Continue Reading

Latest News under Category: MICE
Horizon Lake View Resort at Naypyitaw Congratulate PRC and Myanmar on Successful Bilateral Meeting
Art Moments Jakarta 2020 Announces 7 “Moments” Programmes
MICE news -Outback NSW tourism business launches bid for more events and conferences in far western NSW

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Personal Travel Managers Explore Backroads of Portugal

Nine days exploring the highlights of Portugal was an appealing prospect for six personal travel managers (PTMs) who signed up to represent TravelManagers on a recent Back-Roads Touring famil. … Continue Reading

OTA News

Thailand, Japan, and Singapore top Hotelbeds’ Chinese New Year travel ranking

 Hotelbeds , the world´s leading bedbank, has today revealed the top international destinations for Chinese travellers during the seven day Chinese New Year holiday period starting on Friday 24th January. … Continue Reading

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Resort News

Six Senses Con Dao Welcomes Visiting Practitioners in 2020

Set on one of the few remaining pristine islands of Vietnam, Six Senses Con Dao is the access to the tranquility of nature, where the verdant hills of Con Dao National Park, the sandy beach and turquoise water create the ultimate sanctuary for wellness retreats. … Continue Reading

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Gold Coast’s Iconic Sanctuary Cove Resort Unveils Luxe New-Look Rooms And Suites
Vakkaru Maldives Unveils Enhanced Villas to Welcome the New Decade

Responsible Tourism

Turning a Hotel ‘Plastic-Free’

The tipping point for Banyan Tree Samui might have been the 213,314 plastic bottles the resort passed out to guests in 2017. … Continue Reading

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Kanda Voluntary Tourism- A life-changing activity

River Cruising

Kids Sail Free On Sanctuary Yangzi Explorer On Select 2020 Sailings.

Looking for the perfect family holiday? Well how about China? And what better way to introduce your children to this amazing land than a cruise along the mighty Yangtze River. … Continue Reading

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Polynesian Football Stars to Visit Students at Kaimuki and Campbell High Schools

 Alabama Crimson Tide quarterback Tua Tagovailoa, “Juju” Smith-Schuster of the Pittsburgh Steelers, Ronnie Stanley of the Baltimore Ravens, and Outland Trophy Winner Penei Sewell of the University of Oregon are part of a group of Polynesian Football Hall of Fame honorees who will speak at two public high schools in Hawaii this Friday, January 17.

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Federal Government spends another $15m on sports


Core Avionics & Industrial Inc. Announces Suite of Safety Critical GPU Accelerated Compute Libraries Using Vulkan® API

Core Avionics & Industrial Inc. (“CoreAVI”) announced today the release of ComputeCore™, a suite of safety certifiable compute libraries supported on the company’s Vulkan compute and graphics platform. … Continue Reading

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Assistance requests for airline passengers with intellectual disabilities up 762% in Asia, following Travelport awareness campaign

Tour Operator

Lonely Planet partners with Intrepid Travel to launch Lonely Planet Experiences

World-leading travel publisher and digital travel media company, Lonely Planet, has joined forces with Intrepid Travel, a leader in sustainable adventure travel, to launch Lonely Planet Experiences. … Continue Reading

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A whole new frank world: Topdeck introduces ‘Feel Real’ brand proposition
Three new destinations announced in Topdeck’s Feel Real global overhaul

Trade Events

Latin American Luxury Travellers Search For ‘Purpose’ In Their Trips

Since 2011, ILTM Latin America has been sanctioning the value of outbound luxury travel business from the continent and now confirms its pivotal role in delivering high net worth Latin American travellers to the world with this year’s event in Sao Paulo, 5 – 8 May 2020.  … Continue Reading

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Travel Deals

Ten-day countdown to savings with Bunnik Tours

The ten-day countdown has begun with earlybird savings for Bunnik’s Middle East and Africa tours finishing on January 31, 2020. … Continue Reading

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Fly Free To Antarctica With Lindblad Expeditions
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Whats On

Yorke Peninsula King Prawn Carnivale 2020

The operators of North Beach Kitchen in Wallaroo launch their new Food & beverage event “Yorke Peninsula King Prawn Carnivale” bringing the freshest local Spencer Gulf King prawns direct from the fisherman, prepared by local chefs with a beach front festival vibe. … Continue Reading

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Australia’s only UNESCO City of Music celebrates International Jazz Day
Bad Friday Bigger Than Ever, Now Two Day Weekender + Reveal 2020 Line Up

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