Headline News

Back to Nature! Switzerland launches its latest call

Wonderful Swiss mountain huts, with superb alpine views, can be hired from about AUD 240 a week (commissionable to agents) as one of the elements in ‘Back to Nature’, Switzerland’s 2017 northern summer tourism campaign. … Continue Reading

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Take out a seat, say critics of new Qantas initiative
Sydney Fish Market set to scale new heights
Surprise as Qatar Airways buys into American Airlines
Brave work protects travellers and citizens

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Aviation

Airbus presents the A380plus

Airbus is presenting a development study for an enhanced A380, the “A380plus”. The study includes aerodynamic improvements in particular new, large winglets and other wing refinements that allow for up to 4% fuel burn savings. Added to an optimised A380 maintenance programme and the enhanced cabin features first shown at Aircraft Interiors Expo (AIX) in April, the overall benefit is a 13% cost per seat reduction versus today’s A380. … Continue Reading

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Delta and Korean Air Create Leading trans-Pacific Joint Venture
Delta refreshes free Main Cabin meals on coast-to-coast routes
Lufthansa has Germany’s Best Innovation Lab
Cebu Pacific defers A321NEO aircraft deliveries; orders 7 A321CEO planes

Airport

Houston Airports to Be First Airports in the World to Debut Cutting-Edge Wayfinding Technology

Finding your way around Houston’s airports will be as simple as checking your smart phone when a new way-finding application is launched on the Houston Airport System’s award-winning fly2houston.com website this month. … Continue Reading

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Appointments

Nikki Berry Named at Hotel Manager for The Ritz-Carlton Bal Harbour, Miami

The Ritz-Carlton Bal Harbour, Miami announces the appointment of Nikki Berry as Hotel Manager for the 18-story luxury resort. A passionate leader with more than a decade of knowledge and expertise in luxury hotels, Nikki will oversee all facets of the resort, including hotel operations, property amenities and guest services. … Continue Reading

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Aurora Expeditions Gears Up For Growth With New Team Appointments

Association

HSMAI Foundation Emphasizing Innovative Knowledge Exchange in 2017 S

The Foundation of the Hospitality Sales and Marketing Association International (HSMAI) is focusing on several impactful initiatives this year. … Continue Reading

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Business News

Business Events Meets Parliament

Business Events leaders and members of the Business Events Council of Australia last week met with parliamentarians at the Business Events Meets Parliament bipartisan Friends of Tourism luncheon held at Parliament House. … Continue Reading

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Sydney Fish Market To Scale New Heights With $250 Million Makeover

Conferences

Women in Tourism Leaders Speed Mentoring Event

Do you want to spend one-on-one time with some of the top women in the Australian tourism industry? You can at the next Women in Tourism event. … Continue Reading

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Cruise Deals

Cruise to Wineglass in Winter

For the first time, Wineglass Bay Cruises will be exploring the spectacular Freycinet Peninsula in winter, including a stop at the internationally acclaimed Wineglass Bay. … Continue Reading

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Destination Global

Noosa, the Relaxation Capital of Australia

Tourism Noosa has launched a new winter campaign, ‘Noosa, The Relaxation Capital of Australia’, positioning the popular Queensland destination as a compelling holiday choice to its key interstate markets during the southern chill. … Continue Reading

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56 billion reasons to value the Great Barrier Reef
Artful dodgers, influencers, and fireworks downtown at the Queenstown Winter Festival 2017

Destination North America

6 ways Canada’s Yukon Territory will surprise you

Aussie travellers can’t get enough of Yukon, in Canada’s north west. While many go for the wildlife, epic mountains, and the heart-stopping northern lights, every one of them leaves this untamed territory with a sense of wonder at just how much this wilderness gem has to offer. Read on for six ways Yukon will surprise you.   … Continue Reading

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Subtropics XXIV Ignites the Lost Art of Listening
Towns In The Palm Beaches Tempt Cultural Tourists This Summer
Sydneysiders get a taste for Las Vegas

Destination Seychelles

Saint Ange Tourism Report 25th June 2017

The feedback from last week’s edition was overwhelmingly positive and heartening. The words of encouragement were indeed appreciated. I thank all the online Newswires who reposted the Tourism Report. You are indeed friends who are ready to work together for the good of the tourism industry. … Continue Reading

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Dining

The Best Burger in Phuket

The Thavorn brand of Phuket luxury hotels has just added another accolade to its long list of remarkable features and awards – it can now boast the best burgers in Phuket. The culinary expertise of the team from Thavorn hotels was recognized in a blind-judged competition on 25th March 2017, beating dozens of rival hotels and restaurants from around the island. … Continue Reading

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Hippopotamus Leaves Behind French Gastronomy
Fill up on giant crabs at The World’ absolute best “seafood buffet”
“Mekhong Cocktails Pairing With Thai Dishes” At Suan Bua Restaurant, Centara Grand Beach Resort And Villas Hua Hin From Now – July 2017

Exhibitions

SPCVB promotes São Paulo in presentations in Santiago, Chile

On June 7th, São Paulo, Iguassu Falls, and Rio de Janeiro presented themselves to international buyers during the FIEXPO 2017 that took place from the 5th to the 7th of June. … Continue Reading

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Financial

The Pitfalls of Cash

With No Cash Day (June 27) just around the corner, how many of you have given the use of cash a second thought? … Continue Reading

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Hotel Deals

Fabulous new ways to explore Uluru

Travellers to the spiritual heart of Australia now have even more choices to experience Uluru and its surrounds. Five new tours join the existing options to experience the destination and will appeal to gastronomes, adventure seekers and wildlife enthusiasts, offering a new perspective on this iconic destination. … Continue Reading

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U Nimman – Trendsetting Luxury Lanna-Style
Experience the special moment of togetherness with a ‘Family Discoveries Package’ at Centara Grand at CentralWorld
Enjoy a fuss-free home-style staycation at Shama this summer
A Family Size Treat for the Kids These Holidays

Hotel Developments

Mantra Group Launches New Masterbrand – Mantra Hotels

Leading hotel and resort operator, Mantra Group, has united the Group’s 128 properties across Australia, New Zealand, Bali and Hawaii, consolidating its multi-branded portfolio into a new single consumer brand, known simply as Mantra Hotels. … Continue Reading

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Hotel News

PARKROYAL Darling Harbour, Sydney dishes up flavoursome winter warmers with the new culinary leader

Inner City urban sanctuary, PARKROYAL Darling Harbour, Sydney is delighted to welcome John McFadden to the position of Executive Chef, PARKROYAL Darling Harbour overseeing operations in the awardwinning ABODE Bistro & Bar, the in-house menu, as well as the Club Experience and the heritage named BARKERS Restaurant. … Continue Reading

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Best Western® Hotels & Resorts Achieves Record-Breaking Level of Guest Satisfaction
Hilton Brisbane Partners with Brisbane Times Good Food Month
Hilton York Unveils Its First Fitness Center
Frasers Hospitality Group Honors Blue Bird Taxi Drivers with Break-fast Dinner During Ramadan in Indonesia A total of 450 drivers arrive at the three serviced apartments in downtown Jakarta

Hotel Openings

Marriott Hotels Opens Shenzhen Marriott Hotel Golden Bay, the Brand’s Second Property in “China’s Silicon Valley”

Marriott International, INC (NASDAQ: MAR) expands its footprint in Greater China with the opening of Shenzhen Marriott Hotel Golden Bay. … Continue Reading

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Hotel Trends

RG Hotels Boosts Revenue At Magnuson Hotels’ Memphis Property By 400% In 6 Months

Since mid-January 2017, RG HOTELS, the industry-leading hotel management company, has boosted revenue at the Magnuson Grand Memphis Airport Hotel, one of the 1000 Magnuson Hotels properties around the world, by 400%. … Continue Reading

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STR: Central/South America hotel performance for May 2017

Insurance

Hollard Chooses Fast Cover to Grow Their Share of Travel Insurance Market

Fast Cover, a leading Australian specialised travel insurance company, is pleased to announce that Hollard, a global financial services business, will become its new underwriter. … Continue Reading

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Luxury Hotels

Michelin-Starred Le Cap At The Grand-Hotel Du Cap-Ferrat, A Four Seasons Hotel Re-Opens For The Season

Yoric Tièche, the new Executive Chef at Grand-Hôtel du Cap-Ferrat, A Four Seasons Hotel, presents his fine-dining menu for the reopening of the Hotel’s Michelin-starred restaurant Le Cap this month.

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MICE

Korea Takes First Place in UIA Global Meetings Ranking

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Korea now ranks in the #1 spot worldwide for global congresses hosted the previous year, according to the most recent International Meetings Statistics Report released by the Union of International Associations (UIA). … Continue Reading

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Mega Chinese Incentive Group Converge on Melbourne
AVPartners celebrates 10 years providing leading audiovisual solutions at Australia’s top venues

OTA News

New York Neighbourhoods

New York, the city that never sleeps, is consistently an Aussie long-haul favourite and now is the ideal time to visit. Not only is it summer where the days are longer and the nights are balmy, there are plenty of interesting communities to visit beyond the bustling tourist crowds and seas of ‘I❤NY’ t-shirts. … Continue Reading

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The ultimate food fanatics: Booking.com reveals the nationalities most passionate about food, and Australians are No.5

Resort News

Hilton Fiji Beach Resort & Spa Launches New Adults Only Complex

Hilton Fiji Beach Resort & Spa has welcomed KORO, an adult’s only zone where guests can relax and enjoy exclusive facilities. … Continue Reading

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Sports

Airasia In The Ring With Boxing Champ Manny Pacquiao

Nine-time world champion AirAsia will be flying boxing legend Manny “Pacman” Pacquiao to Australia for his World Boxing Organization (WBO) title defence. … Continue Reading

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Web Version Reigning champions rule in harsh Irish conditions
A Caribbean rarely seen

Tour Operator

Trafalgar’s Journey into USA & Canada Continues

Guided holiday leader Trafalgar has added six new trips to its 2018 USA & Canada programme, including new local characters to its Be My Guest experience. The new brochure features 43 hand-crafted itineraries each showcasing authentic, effortless and fun holidays throughout North and Central America. … Continue Reading

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Khiri Travel Announces New National Park Adventure Package in Thailand

Trade Events

Meet Taiwan

The MEET TAIWAN Networking Event kicked-off this morning at Concorde Hotel Singapore. Sponsored by Taiwan’s Bureau of Foreign Trade (BOFT) and organized by the Taiwan External Trade Development Association (TAITRA) and Taiwan Trade Center Singapore, … Continue Reading

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Luxperience reinforces attraction to quality attendees
‘Tok Tok Vanuatu’ tradeshow registrations now open

Travel Deals

Take Your Kindred Spirit With a Package for Two from $339*

Set sail on your next adventure with Spirit of Tasmania’s package for two. … Continue Reading

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Whats On

Memphis Honours Legacy of Two ‘Kings’ During Milestone Anniversaries

Memphis, known as the Birthplace of Rock ‘n’ Roll and a city with pivotal ties to the American Civil Rights movement, has unveiled plans to honour two pioneers of music and social justice during milestone anniversaries taking place in 2017 and 2018. … Continue Reading

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This July Indonesia Tourism Highlights Bali & Lombok
Mabo A Stellar Focus of Annual Art Fair

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