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Man busted at airport ‘hid his cocaine under very bad wig’

Police have released a startling image of an alleged drug smuggler who tried to pass through airport security balancing a large wad of cocaine on his head, wrapped in a bag, and concealed under an incredibly obvious, oversized toupee.

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Aviation

Air France Launches Partnership with Michelin-Star Chef Daniel Rose to Design Menus for Service in Business Cabins on Departure from The United States and Canada

Starting September, Air France Business customers will be able to enjoy three new Signature dishes created by Daniel Rose, an American Michelin-star chef with a love for French cuisine. … Continue Reading

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Emirates to launch services to Mexico City via Barcelona
Oman Air Holidays announce bespoke Golf packages

Airport

Launceston Airport passenger performance Q4 FY2018/19

Launceston Airport has ended the financial year on a high with passenger traffic reaching almost 1.4 million people – nearly 2 percent higher than the previous financial year. … Continue Reading

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Appointments / Movers & Shakers

McKibbon Hospitality Names Joe Taggart Its New Chief Financial Officer

McKibbon Hospitality, an industry leader in hotel development, management and renovations, is pleased to announce the appointment of Joe Taggart as its new Chief Financial Officer, starting in his new role July 15. … Continue Reading

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Rail Europe Announces New Appointments for APAC

Business News

Almost half of companies delaying cybersecurity investment – they must act now, says GlobalData

The hefty fines announced this week for significant data breaches at British Airways and Marriott have brought cybersecurity measures at major corporations into stark focus. … Continue Reading

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Cruise

Princess Cruises Announces First-of-its-Kind, Digitally Enhanced Escape Room Experience Phantom Bridge Onboard Sky Princess and Enchanted Princess

Cruise guests ready to travel through time and space need to look no further than Princess Cruises newest ships – Sky Princess and Enchanted Princess – to experience Phantom Bridge, a world’s first game combining digital and physical elements for the ultimate immersive escape room. … Continue Reading

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Oceania Cruises Announces Europe 2020 Early Booking Special
Quark Expeditions(R) Debuts New Livery and Interior Design for Ultramarine
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Destination California

What’s New In Los Angeles

Summer in Los Angeles welcomes new and exciting openings in dining, accommodation and attractions. … Continue Reading

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Destination Global

Abu Dhabi Art Announces Dates and Commissioned Artist for its 11th Edition

The 11th edition of Abu Dhabi Art will take place at Manarat Al Saadiyat (MAS) in the UAE capital from 21-23 November this year, with multidisciplinary artist and writer Ebtisam Abdulaziz selected for the fair’s visual campaign. … Continue Reading

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Welcome aboard for the tenth celebration of Yorke Peninsula’s Saltwater Classic in 2020
Spring Swims on the Horizon for Urunga
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Make a difference to the life of others this Nelson Mandela Day

Destination Hawaii

Unique Destination Weddings Across The Hawaiian Islands

From scenic vistas and picturesque backdrops to awe-inspiring nature and bustling nightlife, there is no shortage of options for a unique and memorable wedding on the Hawaiian Islands. … Continue Reading

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Destination North America

Half Of Americans Would Take A Job With No Paid Time Off For A Higher Salary

Half (49 percent) of working Americans would accept a job with no vacation time if they were paid more, according to the 11th annual Vacation Confidence Index* released by Allianz Global Assistance. … Continue Reading

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Dining

Kata Rocks’ ‘Four Hands’ Michelin Starred Events Offer Ultimate Dining Experience in Phuket

Chef Thomas Diepersloot of Michelin-starred Restaurant Voltaire teams with Kata Rocks Executive Chef Laia Pons for an evening of inspired gastronomy … Continue Reading

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Financial

OANDA – Dollar Recovers, Oil, Equities and Gold Under Pressure and Bitcoin gets Libra Headache

The US dollar was higher across the board against major pairs.

The Canadian dollar was the best performer against the dollar and finished with a loss of 0.18 percent, while the pound registered a 0.88 percent drop as the Conservative leadership race is putting a no-deal exit back on the table.  … Continue Reading

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Glamping

Spring Swims on the Horizon for Urunga

It’s full steam ahead with the construction of a new and improved Urunga Sea Lido now underway with the naming of Queensland-based EnviroStruct Services Pty Ltd as the successful contractor of the half a million dollar project. … Continue Reading

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Golf Tourism

Hotel Deals

Don’t Miss the 3 Days Mega Sale at Millennium Airport Hotel Dubai

Millennium Airport Hotel Dubai has announced 3 Days Mega Sale for direct bookings starting from 15th to 17 July 2019. … Continue Reading

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Hotel Developments

Hotel News

Marriott Bonvoy Brings Once-In-A-Lifetime Manchester United Experiences to Asia Pacific

Members of Marriott International’s travel program, Marriott Bonvoy can enjoy an exclusive series of experiences during Manchester United’s pre-season tour in Perth, Singapore and Shanghai. … Continue Reading

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Tang’s Living Group Adds Minimal Hotel‧Avenue to Portfolio Partnering with BUTLER to Elevate Hotel Operations
First Central Hotel Suites to Host Open House for Real Estate Agents and Professionals to Showcase its Long-Stay Facilities

Hotel Openings

Brady Hotels raises curtain on new laneway hotel in Melbourne’s Theatre District

Brady Hotels Jones Lane, opening August 1, is excited about ‘doing things differently’ to provide a more personalised guest experience and helping visitors discover the best of Melbourne’s theatre, shopping and laneway culture that’s literally on its doorstep. … Continue Reading

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Lifestyle

Smart mirrors set to revolutionise shopping customer experience

Our cupboards are hiding a collective $23 billion worth of unwanted clothing an on average, 36 outfits of our 75 garments on hangers remain unworn – yet how many times do we hear “I’ve got nothing to wear?” … Continue Reading

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Luxury Hotels

Unique Giorgio Armani Experience

September in the fashion capital of Milan means one thing: Milano Fashion Week – 17th – 23rd September 2019.
Armani Hotel Milano is delighted to invite your clients to experience a luxurious stay in one of our top suites and to pamper them with Giorgio Armani Fashion Trunk Show tickets. … Continue Reading

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OTA News

Savenio Affiliate leading sustainable travel

Founder of The Sustainable Traveller and Savenio affiliate, Dayana Brooke, is leading eco friendly travel globally, appointed as a judge for the 2019 Virtuoso Sustainable Tourism Leadership Award to be announced at Virtuoso Travel Week in August. … Continue Reading

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NSW Airbnb host named among the world’s best

Resort News

Mind Therapies at Six Senses Fiji

A spa experience not to be missed: Vijaya Goyal is on property at Six Senses Fiji until July 31, continuing to offer personalized, holistic treatments. … Continue Reading

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Responsible Tourism

United Nations’ Report on Food Security & Nutrition Highlights Troubling Trends in Asia

With the release of the 2019 State of Food Security & Nutrition in the World by the United Nations (UN), new data has come to light indicating hunger, undernourishment and obesity are at critical levels globally and throughout Asia in particular. … Continue Reading

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River Cruising

European Waterways announces 10% off unique Paris to Champagne Cruise in 2020

For those who would like to enjoy Paris in the spring and see the iconic landmarks from a different perspective, European Waterways is offering 10% off the charter price of its May 24, 2020 departure onboard hotel barge Panache. … Continue Reading

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Statistics & Trends

Hong Kong suffers a short-term, short-haul set-back

A report from ForwardKeys, which analyses over 17 million flight bookings a day, has revealed that the recent wave of demonstrations in Hong Kong, against the controversial extradition bill, has had the effect of deterring people from making plans to visit the city. … Continue Reading

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Over half of Aussie Gen Z would rather spend money on travel than anything else
New research reveals 50% of Australians feel confused about tipping when overseas, with one in five choosing not to leave a gratuity when dining out!

Tech

Take paid event bookings online from all your channels!

Why Use Weeloy Event Ticketing? … Continue Reading

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Theme Parks

Celebrate America at Disneyland Resort All Summer Long by ‘Visiting’ Iconic U.S. Destinations Inside the Parks

Guests who are yearning to the see the U.S.A. but are short on time create their own version of a cross-country road trip as they visit the Disneyland Resort this summer and explore lands, shows and attractions that bring to life iconic U.S. destinations. … Continue Reading

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Tour Operator

Inspirational story leads to a new World Expeditions Uzbekistan adventure to be escorted by Mina Guli

When the inspiring story of Mina Guli aired on ABC’s Australian Story earlier this year, the World Expeditions team was so moved that staff reached out to Mina with an offer to collaborate on a new adventure – and the Uzbekistan and the Aral Sea with Mina Guli is the result. … Continue Reading

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Travel Deals

Now is The ‘Purrfect’ Time to Book Fido’s Christmas Vacay

With many Australians booking their Christmas holiday at this time of year, Australia’s leading pet sitting platform PetCloud says now is also the time to book Fido’s ‘vacay’.  … Continue Reading

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Unique New Zealand Pack Free Walking Tour Just Released

Whats On

When Food and Art Collide: A Night with Shaun Gladwell at QT Sydney

A night at the movies is about to get a whole lot quirkier thanks to QT Sydney and the Museum of Contemporary Art Australia. … Continue Reading

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UNSW celebrates science at the Sydney Science Festival
Jewish International Film Festival Returns In 2019

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