Headline News

MH370 families shocked by photo of smiling pilots

As Australia, Malaysia and China jointly agreed on Tuesday to end the long-running search for missing Malaysia Airlines flight MH370, families of passengers lost on the doomed airliner were horrified to find the airline had posted a photo of two beaming pilots holding coffee cups with the caption: “Good morning from the cockpit! We wish you a great flight wherever you are today”. … Continue Reading

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Airborne drunk who grabbed microphone pays the price
Japan’s PM addresses tourism seminar in Sydney
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Break out the sunscreen – sexy nudist cruises set sail

Accolades

H+I Adventures Wins ‘Scottish Mountain Bike Tour Operator Of The Year’ Award

H+I Adventures received the ‘Scottish Mountain Bike Tour Operator of the Year’ award at the 2016 Scottish Mountain Biking Conference in Aviemore. … Continue Reading

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Aviation

AirAsia X introduces new Xcite Inflight Entertainment

Guests travelling on board AirAsia X (flight code D7) flights* will now enjoy an enhanced inflight experience with the introduction of the latest Xcite Inflight Entertainment tab which offers hours of entertainment with a wide range of content, … Continue Reading

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Silkair To Increase Cairns Services During Australian Winter
THAI statement on Rolls-Royce’s admittance to bribery in Thailand
Partnership Strategy A Core Element Of Etihad Growth, Says Group President and CEO

Conferences

Key Cruise Line Executives and Industry Stakeholders Build Business and Relationships at FCCA PAMAC Cruise Summit

Pembroke Pines, FL. (January 18, 2017) Business and relationship development were in high gear on the high seas from January 13-16. More than 150 FCCA Platinum Members, key cruise industry stakeholders, joined over 25 top-level FCCA Member Line cruise executives for the annual FCCA PAMAC Cruise Summit.

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Cruise

Captain Cook Cruises adds two new innovative Catamarans to fleet

SeaLink Travel Group has unveiled its $2 million investment, twin passenger catamarans, “MV Blackwattle Bay andMV Cockle Bay“. The catamarans are the first of their kind to join the Captain Cook Cruises Sydney Harbour fleet. … Continue Reading

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Carnival Hooks Freshest Catch at New Seafood Corner
Bhaya Group Secure A Brighter Future For Halong Bay With Groundbreaking Environmental Initiatives
Pearl Seas Cruises Arrives in Havana

Destination ASEAN

Singapore’s PM Launches Visit [email protected] Campaign

The Prime Minister of Singapore, Mr Lee Hsien Loong, and ASEAN Secretary General, Mr Le Luong Minh, officially launched the [email protected] Golden Celebration tourism campaign on 18 January at the opening of the ASEAN Tourism Forum (ATF) in Singapore. … Continue Reading

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Destination Feature

High flows improve vital signs of life for Australia’s longest river

AUSTRALIA’S longest and most important river has been returned to its best health in more than a decade following high flows caused by several months of strong rainfall. … Continue Reading

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Destination Global

Two new eateries ripple tastebuds in Macarthur

A culinary ripple is moving through the new-look Narellan Town Centre in Macarthur with the recent opening of two innovative new cafes – The Artisan House Deli & Fine Foods and The Village Narellan. … Continue Reading

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When’s the best time to sell ‘sunshine’ in Europe? When it’s snowing!
Swimming With Ningaloo Humpback Whales Continues in 2017

Destination Hawaii

New Guided Tours to Hawaii Volcanoes National Park

Created by Pat Wright, founder and owner of Mauna Kea Summit Adventures (the leading activity outfit for guided tours to Mauna Kea for 30 years), Kilauea Summit Adventures offers small group excursions along the Hamakua Coast to Volcanoes National Park. … Continue Reading

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Destination North America

Inbound Tour Operators Applaud Zinke Commitment to National Parks

At a hearing of the U. S. Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee held on January 17 to consider his nomination to be confirmed as Secretary of Interior, U. S. Representative Ryan Zinke, Republican of Montana, said that the large investment in infrastructure proposed by the incoming Trump Administration should include our national parks and “prioritize the estimated $12.5 billion in backlog of maintenance and repair.” … Continue Reading

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Dining

Love Lights Shine Bright in The City

For a tender slice of romance amid the bright lights of the city on this coming Valentine’s evening, Tuesday, February 14, 2017, two subtly sophisticated venues offering love-oriented packages at the new Compass SkyView 5-star hotel at the heart of Phrom Phong could hardly be more alluring. … Continue Reading

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Welcome in the Year of the Rooster at Dynasty Restaurant Centara Grand at Central Plaza Ladprao Bangkok

Exhibitions

NEC Holds Innovative Solutions Fair in Singapore

NEC Asia Pacific, together with NEC Corporation, today announced that the NEC Innovative Solutions Fair 2017 will be held in Singapore on 19 January at the Marina Bay Sands, Level 4, Sands Expo and Convention Centre. … Continue Reading

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NEC drives Digital Transformation at Mobile World Congress 2017

Health and Wellness

Premiering Six Senses Style – From Yoga Class to On-The-Go Excursions

For anyone who appreciates high-quality and well cut yoga wear, Six Senses is delighted to announce a range of exclusive designs created in collaboration with Ana Heart of London. … Continue Reading

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An intimate Rose – Infused Couple’s Ritual
NUO SPA Four-Hand Massage Therapy
Valentines Getaways for Fitness Lovers

Hotel Deals

Hotel Developments

Ascott Inks Six New Properties in China as It Scales Up for Another Year of Exceptional Growth

CapitaLand’s wholly owned serviced residence business unit, The Ascott Limited (Ascott), races ahead by securing contracts to manage six properties with more than 1,200 apartment units in China, on the back of record growth last year. … Continue Reading

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Hyatt Accelerates Growth Strategy into Adjacent Spaces with Acquisition of Wellness Leader Miraval Group

Hotel News

Pullman: A new pearl of the Orient

For a number of years now, the Grand Mercure Shanghai Central has been a major establishment, nestled in the heart of the city’s most reputable business district. … Continue Reading

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Aloft Perth previews its urban-inspired, modern design with ‘The Aloft Experience’ at Perth Fringe World Festival

Hotel Openings

The Silo, Cape Town, South Africa Opening March 2017

Towering above the imposing V&A Waterfront, The Silo is set to become one of Cape Town’s most iconic hotels. Just 28 individually designed and decorated rooms, including a spectacular penthouse, are being built in the grain elevator portion of this historic grain silo.  … Continue Reading

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New hotel opening pushes small hotel trend in Thailand
W Hotels Worldwide to ‘Make an Entrance’ Into Hungary With W Budapest
The New Bezalel Hotel in Jerusalem
Hoshino Resorts Opens Its First Hotel Abroad in Bali, HOSHINOYA Bali in January, 2017

Industry Deals

Kimberley Cruises Are Back!

This Week Brand New Deals from Travel Industry Club

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Insurance

Australia Day Destinations – Without the (Financial) Hangover

Australia Day is just around the corner, and millions of locals are preparing to party both here and overseas with the key calendar date set to be celebrated with formal and informal events across the world. … Continue Reading

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Lifestyle

Most Influential Media Personality Defends Miss Universe Phil-Ippines 2016 Maxine Medina from Bashers

Multi-awarded journalist and Dubai-based Editor in Chief Josh Mangila who won ‘Media Personality of The Year’ from the largest newspaper in the Middle East – The Filipino Times defends Maxine Medina, Miss Universe Philippines from constant bashing from the public, especially from some Filipinos. … Continue Reading

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MICE

Conference Delegates Eat on The Street at Salt

Many conference delegates are now choosing creative food and beverage options that help create an event atmosphere over buffet lunches and platters of mixed sandwiches. … Continue Reading

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Motoring

New Peugeot Lease BRX

SELF-DRIVE specialists DriveAway Holidays have just released their 2017 Peugeot European car lease brochure which includes the latest models like the new look 5008, a perfect vehicle for families. … Continue Reading

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CarsGuide, Dealer Solutions, Manheim and Sell My Car merge to form Cox Automotive Australia

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Resort News

Experience Vietnam’s hidden gem Phu Quoc Island

Located off the southern tip of Vietnam, close to the shoreline of Cambodia lies the island of Phu Quoc. The island is renowned for its white sand beaches and resorts, and it’s unique, rustic charm. … Continue Reading

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Kandima Maldives, Opening 10th February 2017
Live Large, Live Luxe in 2017: Auberge Resorts Collection Introduces New Vacation Home Rental Offers
Day of Silence: The Best Time to Be in Bali
‘I do,’ take two! Valentine’s Day Vow Renewals with Outrigger Resorts

River Cruising

Evergreen Tours Launches 2018 Europe River Cruising Preview Brochure Featuring Fly Free Offers, plus No Single Supplement for Solo Travellers

Evergreen Tours has released their new 2018 Europe River Cruising Preview brochure featuring a range of offers* including flight offers like Fly Free, Partner Fly Free or Fly Business Class to Europe from $3,995pp. No Single Supplement for solo travellers are also on offer. … Continue Reading

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Aqua Expeditions Announces Exclusive Founder And Chef Hosted 2017 Cruises On Amazon And Mekong Rivers
European Waterways announce new hotel barge ‘Spirit of Scotland’

Sports

Cricket Legends James Anderson, Brian Lara And Jacques Kallis Join Celebrity Team At 2017 Abu Dhabi Invitational

James Anderson, English Cricket’s all-time highest international wicket-taker, has joined Peter Schmeichel’s team of Celebrity all-stars for the 2017 Abu Dhabi Invitational. … Continue Reading

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Statistics & Trends

Tourico Holidays Releases 2017 Global Hotel Trends Report

Tourico Holidays, the world’s fastest growing wholesale travel brokerage company, today released its 2017 Global Hotel Trends Report, providing a look at the health of the hotel industry, and offering insight on which destinations are trending with consumers coming into the new year. … Continue Reading

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Technology

Sabre helps Emirates airline enhance traveller experience using merchandising technology

 Sabre Corporation (NASDAQ: SABR) is supporting Emirates airline with industry-leading technology that personalises the travel experience for consumers by enabling them to easily purchase a range of customised fares.  Sabre and Emirates have also signed a new long-term global distribution agreement to make the airline’s fares available to travel agents globally who use Sabre.

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OnePlus Leverages CyberSource Solutions to Expand Payment Options for Users Around the World
VERITAMO Upgrades The Global Luxury Travel and Hospitality Industry With Their Unique B2B Marketplace and B2B Platform

Tour Operator

Venture further in the USA & Canada with itineraries to inspire new experiences

With the release of VENTURE Holidays’ 2017/2018 America, Hawaii & Canada brochure, discover why there is no better time to explore the incredible diversity of these destinations. … Continue Reading

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TruExperiences Tours: Unlike any other
Monograms Shines Spotlight on South America with New Offering

Travel Deals

Travellers’ Good Buys For Week Beginning Jan 23

Join Toursgallery’s Best of Japan Tour in May to see springtime gardens in full bloom with azaleas, wisteria, iris and roses. … Continue Reading

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Travelmarvel unleashes exceptional Earlybirds as bookings open for Europe 2018

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