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Famils, contests, revelations at TravelManagers Hawaii

Famils, fun, a team-building challenge around the backstreets of Waikiki, workshops, surf, food and cocktails – over 320 personal travel managers (PTMs) visiting Hawaii for TravelManagers’ annual conference have lost no time enjoying the delights of Hawaiian hospitality.  … Continue Reading

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Luxury Escapes becomes a TravelManagers partner
GTC schedules inaugural convention in Egypt
Escapod takes glamping to new level
The Jaipur Literature Festival to be part of OzAsia in Adelaide

Accolades

Switzerland Tourism Named Best National Tourism Organisation

Switzerland Tourism received the prestigious “Tourism Board of the Year 2018” award at the annual Virtuoso Travel Week, in Las Vegas on 14 August 2018. … Continue Reading

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Virtuoso® Hotels & Resorts Names The World’s Most Exceptional Properties And Hoteliers
Travel Centre Coffs Harbour Wins Viking Cruise
Gold Coast’s Shannon Thwaites announced AACB Scholarship Winner

Aviation

Travellers Set To Benefit From Jetstar’s New Partnership With Online Travel Platform Fliggy

Travellers will soon be able to book Jetstar flights directly on Alibaba Group’s online travel service platform, Fliggy, following the formation of a new partnership between the two companies, which will give Jetstar access to some of Alibaba Group’s 617 million mobile active users in China. … Continue Reading

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Qantas Releases Video To Celebrate The Spirit Of Australia
AirAsia launches new services to the holy city of Amritsar

Airport

SWISS facilitates its customers’ departures from US airports

SWISS is now certificated for the TSA PreCheck programme of the USA’s Transportation Security Administration (TSA).  … Continue Reading

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Transforming the Passenger and Airport Experience

Appointments

Jared Green | Director of Sales and Marketing, The Sanchaya

Jared Green utilizes his near-two decades of international expertise in the luxury hospitality sphere as Director of Sales and marketing at The Sanchaya. Leading boutique resort, The Sanchaya, is a tranquil, beachfront bolt hole offering world-class service and experiences on Bintan island. … Continue Reading

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Anand Stanley to lead Airbus India from Oct 1, 2018

Apps

Fare Buzz Launches Mobile App to Help Travelers Save on Business Class and Coach Flights

Fare Buzz, the leading provider of the best travel deals for flights, hotels and car rentals, today announced the launch of the Fare Buzz mobile app for Android devices. … Continue Reading

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Beverage

Settle In, Let the Evening Be-Gin at Hyatt Regency Perth

Hyatt Regency Perth has partnered with Tanqueray Gin Australia to invite lovers of the distilled spirit to step back in time to 1920’s New York City at a Canapé Degustation & Tanqueray Gin Masterclass in the inimitable Gershwin’s themed private dining suite. … Continue Reading

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Business News

Serko and Uber partner to make corporate travel and expensing smarter

Serko Ltd and Uber are proud to announce a new partnership that will give Serko Zeno users an even easier way to process expense claims for Uber trips. … Continue Reading

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Conferences

Hotel Data Conference day one recap

The first day of the sold-out 10th Annual Hotel Data Conference looked at the impact of the past 10 years on the U.S. hotel industry while analysing current trends and forecasting future performance. … Continue Reading

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Cruise

Norwegian Escape Lights Up the Stage with Broadway Star Power

Norwegian Cruise Line today announced that three award-winning Broadway songstresses, Melinda Doolittle, Sharon Wilkins and Melba Moore, will be performing in the Tony Award®-winning musical, After Midnight, as well as their own Supper Club Cabaret Show, aboard Norwegian Escape beginning August 19, 2018. … Continue Reading

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New Cruise Dates for Fiji’s Remote North Discovery Cruises

Destination ASEAN

Bali’s best dining experiences packed into a deck of cards.

Bali with its lush landscape, rich cultural traditions and deep-rooted spirituality has long lured those in search of the exotic. Emerging in recent years as a bona fide gastronomic destination, it now also draws those looking for fabulous food and memorable, one of a kind dining experiences. … Continue Reading

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Upcoming live gigs in Singapore for Socialisers that you can’t miss!

Destination Germany

What did Elvis and Anne Frank have in common?

They both lived in the Frankfurt Rhine-Main region in Germany! This week, the celebration of The European Elvis Festival takes place in Bad Nauheim. … Continue Reading

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Destination Global

Flower season in the Northern Cape

The Northern Cape’s Namaqua region is famous for its bloom of flowers during the months of August and September, which cover the terrain in a carpet of colour. The landscapes of towns such as Springbok, Kamieskroon and Nababeep become covered by differently coloured flowers at this time of the year. … Continue Reading

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Western Australia Set for Bumper Wildflower Season

Destination Thailand

TAT encourages travellers to check weather updates during monsoon season

The Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) is encouraging travellers to remain extra vigilant by following all safety rules and guidelines during the country’s current monsoon season. … Continue Reading

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Phuket and Khao Lak surf spots offer visitors uncrowded, friendly waves and warm azure waters
TAT launches ‘Travel Thailand in Style, Reduce Plastic Waste’ initiative

Dining

Now Open: Chaiwala, Pirata Group’s Newest Concept

Chaiwala is now open just steps from Tai Kwun in Hong Kong’s new Central cultural district on Wyndham Street. Accessed through British salon Hugger Mugger, Chaiwala embraces the philosophy that Life is Chai and brings a dramatic backdrop of creativity for vibrant nights out. Serving modern Indian cuisine, Chaiwala is perfect for social dining experiences on any evening of the week.  … Continue Reading

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Exhibitions

Azimut Yachts at The Cannes Yachting Festival 2018 With A Fleet Of 18 Yachts and Three World Premieres

Azimut Yachts is gearing up for Europe’s leading boat show with a fleet of 18 yachts, including 3 new models that will be making their world debut at the Cannes Yachting Festival. … Continue Reading

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Fashionally Designers Set to Dazzle Centrestage 2018

Food & Beverage

A Match Made in Heaven / The Sweeter Side of Tasting

In a match already made in heaven, the award-winning 137 Pillars House Chiang Mai is bringing together the classic combination of chocolate and wine this month in a passionately curated event. … Continue Reading

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Golf Tourism

Record-Breaking Triumph for Indian Madappa

Viraj Madappa delighted the home crowd when he closed with a four-under-par 67 to claim a two-shot victory for his first Asian Tour title at the US$350,000 TAKE Solutions Masters. … Continue Reading

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Golf Tourism Gurus Golfasian Join Asian Golf Industry Federation
Le Golf National Trusts in Toro Irrigation

Hotel Deals

Enjoy Eid with a feast at Hawthorn Suites by Wyndham JBR

Hawthorn Suites by Wyndham JBR presents unbeatable deals for Eid Al Adha for those who are yet to decide on how to spend the holiday. … Continue Reading

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Explore Mauritius & South African Natural Beauty with The Oberoi Mauritius
Carlton Tel Aviv Launches Food-Focused Package For The Hungry Tourist
Free Night at U Zenmaya Phuket

Hotel News

The Prince Gallery Tokyo Kioicho Presents A New Art-Inspired Culinary Experience Supervised by A Reknowned Designer Hiroko Koshino

The Prince Gallery Tokyo Kioicho, A Luxury Collection Hotel, is proud to announce a special banquet menu titled SUSHI KAISEKI ‘Sumi no Toki’, with a collaboration with an international fashion designer Hiroko Koshino and a tableware manufacturer Nikko Company. … Continue Reading

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Created with Travellers’ Comfort in Mind Hong Kong-based Hotel COZi Invites Guests to Indulge in COZi Comfort and Feel at Home

Hotel Openings

Scandic Hotels to open Trondheim’s largest hotel

Scandic Hotels has signed a long-term lease agreement with Bane NOR Eiendom and Utstillingsplassen Eiendom to operate a new hotel in the Nyhavna area of Trondheim. The hotel will be the city’s largest conference hotel with 425 rooms and conference facilities covering close to 4,000 m2. The hotel is expected to open in 2022. … Continue Reading

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Hotel Trends

U.S. hotel forecast lifted for 2018 and 2019

The U.S. hotel industry is projected to exceed earlier forecasts and continue on its record-breaking performance run through 2019, according to STR and Tourism Economics’ revised forecast just released at the 10th Annual Hotel Data Conference. … Continue Reading

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STR: U.S. hotel results for week ending 11 August

Lifestyle

Fuel Solutions for Inland Holiday Park Guests

Reflections Holiday Parks are one step closer to restoring fuel station services to guests at six of their inland parks after they were closed at the end of May this year. … Continue Reading

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Holiday parks keen to be involved in camping decisions

Resort News

The Library Koh Samui Secret Pool Villas Offer

The Library in Koh Samui, Thailand is offering special discounts on its Best Available Rates (BAR) for bookings received by 20 October 2018 for guest stays in the stunning new Secret Pool Villas until 20 December 2018. … Continue Reading

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Residents Invited to Escape the City and Rediscover Paradise at Phi Phi Island Village Beach Resort

Sports

Archipelago International Appointed to Manage Asian Games Athletes’ Villages

Archipelago International, Indonesia’s leading hotel operator, has been appointed by the Asian Games Organizing Committee (INASGOC) as the operator of the Athletes’ Villages in Jakarta and Palembang. … Continue Reading

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Expedia Group To Become Official UEFA Champions League Sponsor

Statistics & Trends

Robo-advice will offer competitive advantage to traditional wealth managers, says GlobalData

Following the footsteps of WorthFM, SheCapital and Owners Advisory, New York-based avant-garde robo advisor Hedgeable has finally called it quits on 9 August 2018, just short of its 10-year anniversary.  … Continue Reading

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Tech

Luxury hotel in Ghana recommends RateTiger for online distribution

The Royal Senchi Hotel & Resort, a luxury property in Ghana has recommended RateTiger for streamlining online distribution. … Continue Reading

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Theme Parks

Disneyland Resort Gives Guests a Treat: More Days Than Ever to Celebrate Halloween Time at Both Disneyland and Disney California Adventure Parks, Sept. 7-Oct. 31, 2018

Halloween Time at the Disneyland Resort returns for more spook-tacular days than ever this year, enchanting guests of all ages with frightfully fun experiences themed especially for the season, from Sept. 7 through October 31, 2018. … Continue Reading

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Tour Operator

Contiki’s latest launch in Asia includes trips to Sri Lanka and Cambodia

From hitting the surf on the sun-drenched coastlines of Weligama to visiting a care facility for orphaned and injured baby elephants – Asia is a land of colourful contrasts with so much to explore! Contiki is delivering more incredible Asia trips packed with food experiences, accommodation and adventures that are authentic, unique and utterly unforgettable! … Continue Reading

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Spotted Hyena Project Launched at Andbeyond Phinda Private Game Reserve
Exclusive Departure 15 Day Treasures of NZ Tour
Discover the Kimberley Region and Fly Free with APT

Travel Deals

Taste Norfolk Island Back On Menu In 2018

The Taste Norfolk Island Food Festival is back from 26 – 30 November 2018 and once again will be showcasing magnificent locally grown, fresh, organic produce presented by a talented line-up of Chefs. … Continue Reading

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