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Headline News

Excite Holidays debt may top $35 million

An update on the first creditors’ meeting following the collapse of Excite Holidays has revealed the wholesaler’s debt may reach up to $35.1 million, based on preliminary estimates by administrators KPMG. … Continue Reading

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New pact will help drive growth for Africa aviation market
Global tourism initiative declares war on plastic pollution
Relaxation between mountains and sea
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Airfare Deals

Still time to Fly Better with Emirates in 2020

The chance for Australian travellers to take advantage of Emirates Fly Better offers in 2020 has almost gone.

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Aviation

An industry first: Delta launches innovative solution for pet travel

Delta is ushering in a new best-in-class travel experience for pets and their owners with the exclusive launch of CarePod. … Continue Reading

Latest News under Category: Aviation
EVA Ranks 9th in Global Airline Safety Index, Annual AERO International report scrutinizes 100 largest carriers
SWISS to serve new Daxing International Airport with its Beijing flights
Air New Zealand using computer vision Artificial Intelligence (AI) for performance improvements
THAI Issues Preventive Measures Against Contracting Novel Coronavirus to Boost Passenger Confidence

Airport

Qatar Duty Free and L’Oréal TREMEAI Launch Exclusive Lancôme Pop-Up During Shop Qatar’s Chinese New Year Celebrations

In partnership with Qatar National Tourism Council (QNTC) and Qatar Airways, Qatar Duty Free (QDF) and L’Oréal Travel Retail Europe Middle East Africa India (TREMEAI) officially launched the Lancôme Pop-Up store at a Chinese New Year themed opening ceremony at the award-winning Hamad International Airport (HIA) on Wednesday 22 January. … Continue Reading

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Danish Air Transport connects Tegel with Saarbrucken
ACI Asia-Pacific Calls to Maintain Status Quo of Liquor and Tobacco Allowance in India
Record-breaking year for passengers at Brisbane Airport

Appointments / Movers & Shakers

Apps

Spotify’s Disney Hub Now Available in SEA, Hong Kong & Taiwan

Disney fans will always have a friend in Spotify. From 21 January 2020, Spotify listeners in Hong Kong, Taiwan, Singapore, Malaysia, Indonesia, Philippines, Thailand and Vietnam will get to experience the magic of Disney on the dedicated Disney Hub. The hub will include playlists, soundtracks, and podcasts for Disney fans of all ages, including: … Continue Reading

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Attraction

African Masquerade Rituals and Spiritual Realms are Unmasked at the Boca Raton Museum of Art

Phyllis Galembo: Maske

Major photography exhibition (January 28 – May 31)

Meet the artist on May 17 at 3:00 p.m. at the Museum for a special appearance (lecture and book signing) … Continue Reading

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Sailing the South Seas in National Gallery Singapore’s Roof Garden
What will you win in Madame Tussauds Sydney’s Lucky Money competition?

Business News

Careers

Wild Child Hotel, Flynn, Kicks Off Recruitment Campaign

Fancy a five-star working environment where you can show off your style and skills? Join Flynn, a Crystalbrook Collection Hotel. … Continue Reading

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Conferences

Cruise

Coral Expeditions launches new series of immersive expeditions to the exotic East Indies

Australia’s pioneer of expedition cruising, Coral Expeditions announce an extensive series of seven expeditions for 2021 to the exotic East Indies exploring such enchanting small islands as Misool in Raja Ampat, Alor in the Lesser Sundas and Buton in Sulawesi. … Continue Reading

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The Moorings launches new destination – Brazil
Oceania Cruises Unveils 2022 Around The World Cruise
Viking Launches New Trade Marketing Centre
Paul Gauguin Cruises Announces 14-night Marquesas, Tuamotus & Society Islands Voyage

Cruise Deals

Save now on Russian summer river cruise

SAVE up to $1200 per couple on a selection of Russian cruise tours and cruise only itineraries from Russian river cruising experts, Cruise Russia, by Beyond Travel. … Continue Reading

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Fantastic Savings On Ecruising’s Sensational Sojourn To Barcelona Cruise Package.

Destination Africa / Seychelles

Malawi Developments Part 3: 2019 Highlights & What’s To Come in 2020

Malawi is fast becoming the most complete destination in Africa. In order to offer guests an unforgettable experience in Malawi, the country’s lodges and tour companies are constantly developing and improving their services. … Continue Reading

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Destination and resort spa visitation grew at a CAGR of 8.5% in Kenya between 2015 and 2019, says GlobalData

Destination Europe

Always wanted to write a novel? Tick this off your bucket list in 2020 Join award-winning novelist Helen Cross in southwest France this May

For how many years have you wanted to write a novel? One, five, ten? You are not alone. As many as 90 per cent of the population* dream of putting pen to paper (or finger to keyboard) and getting that story that’s been floating around their head for, like, forever, down. … Continue Reading

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Black Eyed Peas Sunday, July 26th at the Salle des Etoiles
King Of Spain Signals Strong Support For Unwto’s Tourism Ambitions
Write in The Wild Heart of Italy – Immersive Writers Retreats For ‘Wild at Heart’ Scribes & Foodie Explorers

Destination Global

India’s e-commerce market set to surpass US$91bn in 2023, says GlobalData

The overall transaction value of the Indian e-commerce market is projected to grow from INR3.4 trillion (US$49bn) in 2019 to INR6.3 trillion (US$91bn) in 2023, says GlobalData, a leading data and analytics company. … Continue Reading

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5 Riskiest Nations for Contracting Dengue Fever in Southeast Asia
Antalya Homes: “Minimum Limit for Turkish Citizenship by Investment Is Expected to Rise to $500,000”
Open Call for the 5Th Istanbul Design Biennial

Destination New York

The Empire State Building Celebrates Australia Day On January 26

The Empire State Building (ESB) has announced that this year the building will light in Australia’s national colours of green and gold to celebrate Australia Day. … Continue Reading

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Destination North America

Japan In-Market Business-to-Business Sales Program

Destination Ontario’s Marketing and Trade Consultant for Asia Pacific, Sonya Stevenson, along with in-market representative Megumi Tanaka, organized and led a group of seven Ontario stakeholders on an In-Market Business-to-Business Sales Program to Tokyo, Japan on October 31, 2019. … Continue Reading

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The 2020 Oaklawn Live Meet Starts This Friday
2020 Arkansas Travel Guide now available
HSMAI recognizes Brand USA’s marketing campaigns as best-in-class with eight Adrian Awards and names chief marketing officer as a top marketer
Celebrate National Plan for Vacation Day January 28

Destination North Asia

Xinhua Silk Road: “Ecosphere Economy” to inject new impetus into globalization, Yili chairman

“Ecosphere Economy” featuring openness, inclusiveness, innovation and win-win cooperation will inject new impetus into economic globalization, stated Pan Gang, chairman of China’s dairy giant Inner Mongolia Yili Industrial Group Co.Ltd. Tuesday. … Continue Reading

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Destination South Pacific & Oceania

Valentine’s Day the Lake Macquarie way!

Roses die and chocolates melt (or get eaten), but holiday memories last forever! Pop the champagne and whisk your lover away for a Valentine’s Day to remember in lovely Lake Macquarie. … Continue Reading

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Dining

Financial

Gifts and Donations – What Are Your Tax & GST Obligations?

Tax and GST can be a complex topic at the best of times, but gifts and donations tend to bring a new level of unclarity with many individuals missing out on a chance to claim on something that is well within their rights to. … Continue Reading

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Mastercard and The Rockefeller Foundation Announce data.org: A Platform for Data Science Partnerships
How FinTechs Will Come of Age in the 2020s
United Airlines Reaches 2020 Adjusted Earnings Per Share Target One Year Ahead Of Schedule

Health and Wellness

Floral Bliss for Flawless Beauty at Spa Cenvaree, Centara Grand Hua Hin

This season of love, Spa Cenvaree at Centara Grand Hua Hin invites you to experience the blooming beauty of flowers and their many benefits, in the newly-introduced spa treatment “Floral Bliss” designed to ultimately treat yourself and your loved one from top-to-toe. … Continue Reading

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Luxe Debuts and Award-Winning Spas Elevate Mexican Caribbean Wellness Scene
A Focus on Mind, Body, and Soul in 2020 with Pelorus
New Medical Wellness Retreats by ChivaCare

Hotel Deals

Experience the Happiness of Anticipation with Alila Ubud

Planning and anticipating a trip is exciting, especially if you are travelling somewhere you’ve never been before. But even if you are returning to a place you love, exploring new experiences can give you that holiday buzz. With Alila Ubud’s Advance Purchase offer, travellers can enjoy up to 20% savings when they book their holiday in advance. … Continue Reading

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Enjoy an EPIC 2020 with 30% off at Best Western® Hotels & Resorts in Asia
Celebrate Love With The Langham, Hong Kong This Valentine’s Day
Experience Otahuna Lodge like Royalty with ‘Lord of the Manor’ Package

Hotel Developments

Marriott International Signs Landmark Deal To Open World’s Largest Fairfield By Marriott Hotel In Makkah, Saudi Arabia

Marriott International, Inc. today announced that it has signed a landmark agreement with Nahdet Al-Mashaer to open a 2,600-room Fairfield by Marriott property in Makkah. … Continue Reading

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Swiss-Belhotel International Set For Greater Australasia Expansion

Hotel Feature

Pamookkoo Resort – Phuket, Thailand

Experiencing the brand new festive ground for families, on the big Island Phuket, Thailand. … Continue Reading

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Hotel News

Rydges Sydney Airport Unveils New Restaurant, Bar and Lobby

As part of its commitment to deliver the best in hospitality and service, Rydges Sydney Airport has unveiled its new signature restaurant, The Ascot, and bar, Smithy’s Bar alongside its new lobby and public spaces. … Continue Reading

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Small Luxury Hotels of the World introduces Hotels in New Destinations
W Hotels announces new in-room amenities in partnership with the Davines Group
Firouz Farmanfarmaian Is the Next “Artist-In-Residence” At Palais Aziza And Spa in Marrakech
20 reasons to discover Mauritius – and LUX* Resorts & Hotels – in 2020

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Avani Ibn Battuta Launches in Dubai

Avani Hotels & Resorts continues its dynamic expansion with the launch of its first new-build hotel in the Middle East region – Avani Ibn Battuta Dubai (www.avanihotels.com/ibn-battuta-dubai). … Continue Reading

New 5-star Pullman hotel opens in Rotorua

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LGBT

Global Superstar Sam Smith Announced As Special Guest At Sydney’s Mardi Gras Parade And Party!

They’ll have you dancing with a stranger! Pop pioneer Sam Smith is headed to the world famous Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras Parade and will later join the official Mardi Gras Party with an electrifying performance on Saturday 29 February, 2020. … Continue Reading

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Lifestyle

Private schools taking no prisoners when comes to defaulting parents who don’t pay fees.

Private schools are defaulting parents who fall behind in paying their children’s school fees at an increased rate according leading Australian consumer and financial law firm MyCRA Lawyers. … Continue Reading

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Australia Day increases risk of river drownings
Two Aussie Icons Unite In One Sweet Treat As Voted By Coles Shoppers
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Luxury Hotels

Four Seasons Hotel Jakarta – An Intimate City Centre Oasis

Four Seasons Hotel Jakarta enjoys the distinct privilege of being situated on one of the city’s most important protocol roads, the perfect place for an intimate and sleek building designed by the late Cesar Pelli. … Continue Reading

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Meeting Venues

Suwon MICE Complex Welcomes New Courtyard by Marriott Hotel

Marriott International has opened the first Courtyard by Marriott Hotel in Suwon, part of the new MICE Complex within Suwon Gwanggyo New Town. … Continue Reading

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MICE

‘Go Wild, Choose Estonia’ Campaign Exceeds Wildest Expectations

The Estonian Convention Bureau’s ‘Go Wild, Choose Estonia’ marketing campaign has yielded stellar results in the year since its launch, including unprecedented growth in industry contacts, international press coverage and bureau membership, fresh statistics show. Based on the continuing successes, the ECB plans to extend the concept’s use well into 2020. … Continue Reading

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Incentive Groups choose Victoria
Full speaker line-up announced for AIPH Miami Spring Meeting 2020
AIM Group International manages 3.000 event experiences in 2019

OTA News

Comments from Hotelbeds about the upcoming Chinese New Year

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Resort News

Vakkaru Maldives Unveils Enhanced Villas to Welcome the New Decade

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Multi-award winning Vakkaru Maldives has unveiled its newly refurbished villas, setting a heightened standard for island luxury. The product enhancement includes facility upgrades to the resort’s existing Beach Bungalows, Two Bedroom Beach Villas and Over Water Family Villas through the addition of outdoor whirlpools and private swimming pools. … Continue Reading

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One&Only Reethi Rah In The Maldives Partners With Acclaimed Bentley Restaurant Group
Inside the Luxury Maldivian Resort Where Madonna Celebrated the New Year
Suit Up At Seen Beach Club Samui This Summer

Responsible Tourism

THAI and THAI Smile Announce 2020 Sustainable Vision, Launch “Save Food Save the World” with Food Innopolis and NSTDA, as the Region’s “Food Waste Reduction Airline” Prototype

Mr. Saksayam Chidchob, Transport Minister, and Mr. Varawut Silpa-archa, Natural Resources and Environment Minister, presided over the Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) signing ceremony on food waste management between Thai Airways International Public Company Limited (THAI) and THAI Smile Airways with Food Innopolis, National Science and Technology Development Agency (NSTDA), at THAI Head Office, Vibhavadi Rangsit Road. Mr. Sumeth Damrongchaitham, THAI President, Mrs. Charita Leelayudth, THAI Smile Chief Executive Officer, and Mr. Narong Sirilertworakul, Director, National Science and Technology Development Agency (NSTDA), signed the MoU with Air Chief Marshal Chaiyapruk Didyasarin, THAI Chairman, as witness. … Continue Reading

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Three-Month Countdown To 50th Anniversary Of Earth Day And Largest Environmental Mobilization
Accor commits to global elimination of single-use plastics in guest experience by 2022
Snow Aid Australia – Snow Travel Auction for Bushfire Relief
Explore Leads The Way On Carbon Neutral Travel

Statistics & Trends

Tourism to the Caribbean grew 4.4% in 2019

The latest data from ForwardKeys, which analyses global aviation capacity, flight searches and over 17 million flight booking transactions a day, reveals that tourism to the Caribbean grew by 4.4% in 2019, which was almost perfectly in step with tourism growth worldwide. … Continue Reading

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Spanish long-haul travel grew by just 1.3% in 2019
Low value deals dominate Asia-Pacific VC funding landscape in Q4 2019, finds GlobalData

Tech

Sabre announces plans with Accor to create the first unified technology platform for the global hospitality industry

Sabre Corporation the leading software and technology company powering the global travel industry, and Accor, the world-leading augmented hospitality group offering unique experiences in more than 5000 hotels and residences across 110 destinations, … Continue Reading

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Chubu Centrair International Airport appoints Travelport as Digital Media Partner
Sabre forges 10-year partnership with Google to build the future of travel

Tour Operator

Trade Events

For the first time, TAT selects Phuket as venue for TTM+ 2020

For the first time, the idyllic Southern Thai island resort of Phuket is to be the venue of the annual B2B trade show, the 19th Thailand Travel Mart Plus Amazing Gateway to the Greater Mekong Subregion (TTM+) 2020. … Continue Reading

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Travel Deals

Opposites Attract: Virtuoso Flirts With Country Coupling For The Ultimate In Divergent Experiences

Globetrotters are traversing multiple countries in shorter journeys to maximise their experiences and enrich their travels. Confirming that opposites do indeed attract, luxury travel network Virtuoso encourages travellers to aim for destinations that offer dynamic differences in diverse settings. … Continue Reading

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Whats On

A Festival for the future: New Zealand Festival of the Arts 2020 line-up revealed

New Zealand Festival of the Arts has launched a new-look programme designed to put Aotearoa on the map as the creator of innovative arts festival experiences. … Continue Reading

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Adelaide Festival Centre rings in Chinese New Year with cultural events
Asia’s First Snow-Based Music Festival Announces Second Wave Of Artists

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