Headline News

Serial pilot impersonator nabbed aboard plane

egtmedia59Cabin crew on an international flight have caught a passenger impersonating a pilot. It is believed the man has done the same thing before. … Continue Reading

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Has terrorism affected Australian tourism to Bali?
RCI to install ‘fastest internet’ throughout whole fleet
Woman tourist claims Airbnb host seduced her husband
AFTA National Travel Industry Awards (NTIA) finalists

Accolades

COMO The Treasury Perth enters prestigious 2016 Condé Nast Traveler Hot List

CTT - ExteriorAs the only Western Australian hotel and one of only three properties in Australia, COMO The Treasury proudly features on the highly influential Condé Nast Traveler 2016 Hot List of new hotels. … Continue Reading

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Taiwan Railway’s Scenic Beauty Recognized By The Emmy Awards
Singapore Expo Wins Best International Venue Title

Airfare Deals

2016 Aircalin “Keep Warm in Paradise Sale” New Caledonia From only $549 – flying Aircalin!

With winter fast approaching Aircalin Australia would like to give consumers the opportunity to take advantage of our amazing “Keep Warm in Paradise Sale” flying to New Caledonia for only $549 return including all taxes. … Continue Reading

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Aviation

KLM offers customers even wider choice of destinations

KLMAt the start of the 2016 winter schedule, KLM Royal Dutch Airlines will add two new intercontinental destinations to its network, namely Miami (USA) and Colombo (Sri Lanka). In addition, daily service will be operated to Havana (Cuba) and KLM will continue operating extra flights to Kuala Lumpur (Malaysia) during the winter. … Continue Reading

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British Airways Flies First A380 Service to Vancouver
Mumbai Reimagines Luxury with Etihad Airways’ First Airbus A380 Service to India
Boeing, China Eastern Airlines Finalize Order for 15 787-9 Dreamliners
Emirates launches A380 operations to two new cities in East and West

Appointments

Wyndham Appoints New General Manager at Wyndham Sea Pearl Resort Phuket

Luke Benbow has been appointed as the new General Manager of the 213-room Wyndham Sea Pearl Resort Phuket in Thailand. … Continue Reading

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Apps

Topdeck lauches new travel app

TOPDECK Travel have today announced the release of their new travel app, leading the way to paperless travel whilst aiming to meet demand for travellers wanting a balanced lifestyle. … Continue Reading

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Beverage

VINEXPO HONG KONG 2016 SALUTES SHIRAZ/ SYRAH IN TRIBUTE TO FAST-GROWING WORLDWIDE POPULARITY

Vinexpo Hong Kong 2016salutesthe growing popularity of Shiraz wine at the world’s premier wine & spirits expo from May 24-26.  A ‘Shiraz Day’ on May 26 features the multi-facetted grape variety with numerous tastings, food and wine pairings, as well as a conference, masterclass and ‘Best in Show’ contest. … Continue Reading

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Business News

No Surprises Business-Friendly Budget

The 2016 Budget is big on engendering the have-a-go spirit on which Australia was founded with a strong package to incentivise businesses to invest and Aussies to work, but it lacks a strong narrative for the case for broader reform. … Continue Reading

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Tourism industry will continue fight against backpacker tax
AFTA congratulates the Government on honouring its election commitment to freeze the PMC and ushers in a new era for the application of passports
TAA welcomes strong funding commitment for tourism in ‘tough’ budget, but disappointed that ‘backpacker tax’ is maintained

Conferences

Cruise

Viking Announces World Cruise For Fourth Ship

With just days before its second ship, Viking Sea, is christened in Greenwich on the Thames River in London on May 5, Viking Ocean Cruises® (www.vikingoceancruises.com) today announced that its fourth ship,Viking Sun, will spend her maiden season sailing the company’s first-ever World Cruise, spanning 141 days and visiting five continents, 35 countries and 66 ports, with 12 port overnights. … Continue Reading

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The Fastest Internet At Sea Now Available Fleetwide Only On Royal Caribbean
Carnival Corporation Arrives in Havana to Complete Historic Voyage from U.S. to Cuba

Cruise Deals

Norwegian Invites Everyone to Feel Free At Sea

Norwegian Cruise Line is offering every member of the family the chance to have their ideal vacation experience with the line’s new Free at Sea offer. … Continue Reading

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Destination Dubai

Fonoun Artists exhibits “Paradise for Art Lovers”

f2f3312d-2d1c-45d9-97a2-4cfa27ab0b1bAhmedia Art Gallery, located at the Ahmedia Guest House in Deira, will hold a special art exhibition by Fonoun artists with a theme of “Paradise for Art Lovers”. … Continue Reading

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Destination North America

Los Angeles Celebrates Record Tourism and Visitor Spending During National Travel and Tourism Week

Los Angeles Tourism & Convention Board (L.A. Tourism) today announced that Los Angeles County’s record-breaking 45.6 million visitors injected more than $20.6 billion into the local economy in 2015. … Continue Reading

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Greater Fort Lauderdale Invites Travelers Everywhere to Vacation like A VIP
Tourist Spending in San Luis Obispo County Grows to $1.58 Billion* in 2015
Florida Attractions Finder Puts Travelers in Front-Row Seat
Orlando Welcomed 66 Million Visitors in 2015

Dining

Marina 84 Fort Lauderdale Restaurant, Sports Bar and Grill Celebrates Two Year Anniversary

Marina 84, a full-service Fort Lauderdale sports bar and grill restaurant located on Marina Mile near the Fort Lauderdale/Hollywood International Airport (FLL) and the Port Everglades cruise port is celebrating two years of service this month. As part of the celebration, Marina 84 renovated the interior and expanded the outdoor patio seating area, as well as added several local favorites to the menu. … Continue Reading

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The Star Sydney presents the May Dinner Series
Dedicate Your Day to Mum at One World Hotel Petaling Jaya
A PASSAGE TO INDIA; SHANGRI-LA HOTEL, AT THE SHARD, LONDON UNVEILS ‘THE GREAT CULINARY JOURNEY’

Financial

SWISS reports CHF 22 million EBIT for first quarter of 2016

Swiss International Air Lines (SWISS) generated total income from operating activities of CHF 1,071 million for the first three months of 2016, a 7% decline on the same period last year (Q1 2015: CHF 1,154 million). … Continue Reading

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Sabre reports first quarter 2016 financial results

Food & Beverage

Celebrate Mother’s Day with an Exquisite Afternoon Tea at The Hotel Windsor

Join The Hotel Windsor this Mother’s Day (Sunday 8, May) and celebrate with your loved ones over an exquisite Afternoon Tea in Melbourne’s most cherished grand hotel. … Continue Reading

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Hotel Deals

HMH ‘Summer Celebration 2016’ Beckons Travellers with Cool 20% off Stay Offer

Ajman Palace - BeachSummer is here and the temperatures are shooting up paving the way for holidays. HMH – Hospitality Management Holdings will get you through the scorching months with a cool 20% off stay offer that’s guaranteed to get the sting out of the season. … Continue Reading

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Sizzling summer offer from Tilal Liwa Hotel
Outrigger in Phuket Creates Summer Shopping Option
Swiss-Belresort Tuyen Lam Da Lat Launches Summer Escape Experiences In Vietnam
Luxury Hotel in Doha, Qatar Launches Hot Summer Deals

Hotel Developments

AccorHotels announces two new-build hotels and two takeovers at AHICE

Australia’s largest hotel operator, AccorHotels has expanded its hotel network with the announcement of two new-build hotels and two takeovers at the Australasian Hotel Industry Conference and Exhibition (AHICE) conference held in Melbourne this week. … Continue Reading

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Fairmont Expands In Mexico with New Hotel and Residential Development in the Riviera Nayarit

Hotel News

Accomable joins with Radisson Blu Plaza Sydney to offer new design-led accessible stays for disabled guests

SDWH_72189609_Disabled_Access_bathroomsAccomable, a pioneering global platform for finding adapted hotels and vacation rentals for disabled and elderly people, has teamed up with the five-star Radisson Blu Plaza Sydney as the first metropolitan hotel on the website to offer guests innovative, design-led and accessible accommodation in the heart of Sydney. … Continue Reading

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Holiday Inn Resort Vanuatu Re-Opens
RCI Becomes First Timeshare Exchange Company to Offer Travel Packages in Cuba
The Holiday Inn® Brand Partners With Small Business Owners in Next Evolution of its Journey to Extraordinary Campaign
BYRON BAY’S BELOVED RESORT UNDERGOES $2.1M REVAMP

Hotel Openings

Hotel Trends

STR: Analyzing the impact of terrorism on Europe’s hotel industry

On average, European hotel markets experience stabilized performance results within approximately three months following a terror attack, according to data and analysis from STR. … Continue Reading

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Industry Deals

60-70% off Alaskan Cruises with Silversea and TIC. 7 nights from only $2280 p.p!

http://industryclub.com.au/Special industry rates on Alaskan Cruises. Discounts of 60 – 70%.  

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Loyalty

Gulf Air’s FalconFlyer Loyalty Programme and Europcar Partner to Reward their Members

Gulf Air, the Kingdom of Bahrain’s national carrier, today announced a partnership between the airline’s FalconFlyer Loyalty Programme and Europcar (Paris:EUCAR), the European leader in vehicle rental services and a major mobility player. … Continue Reading

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RCI Platinum Membership Shines with Transformational Updates

Luxury Hotels

The Ultimate Suite Dream Made Real at Four Seasons Hotel Hong Kong

HKG_825_aspect16x9Four Seasons Hotel Hong Kong is turning suite fantasies into reality.  For one all-inclusive price, guests who book the Ultimate Suite Dream Package will have unlimited access to all the personalised service, tip-to-toe Spa treatments and Michelin-starred dining that their heart desires, all while residing in the opulent surroundings of the top floor Presidential Suite. … Continue Reading

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The Ritz-Carlton Residences, Waikiki Beach Now Accepting Reservations
The Ritz-Carlton Hotels of Asia Set to Change More Lives with a Million Dollar Smile
Sip, Savor and Indulge Around the World with Raffles Hotels & Resorts
The Ritz-Carlton Hotels of Asia Set to Change More Lives with A Million Dollar Smile

Mobile travel consulting

TravelManagers Celebrate Second Year Cruiseco Membership With Two Consecutive Year Award Wins

TravelManagers’ Cruiseco membership has started off with a bang! TravelManagers was the only exclusive home-based company to receive the ‘Top 5 in sales’ award, recognizing the companies’ significant sales contribution for both 2013-14 year and 2014-15 year. … Continue Reading

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Motoring

Vehicle Rental Savings In Europe

TRAVELLERS doing self-drive itineraries in Europe can take advantage of a range of discounts of up to 20 per cent and other bonuses for motorhome and car rentals booked through Sydney’s vehicle rental specialists DriveAway Holidays. … Continue Reading

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Online Travel Agents

Australia and Asia top luxury-for-less destinations for Aussie travellers

Despite the decline in the value of the Australian Dollar across 2015, the latest Hotel Price Index™ (HPI™) from Hotels.com™, which compares hotel prices paid in 2015 compared with 2014, revealed plenty of cities where five-star luxury was available for less than $200 per night for Aussie travellers. … Continue Reading

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River Cruising

Crystal Unveils Elegant Design for Crystal Mozart

After months of anticipation and several groundbreaking announcements about its tremendous luxury travel brand expansion, Crystal today unveiled the ultra-chic design for the first vessel in the Crystal River Cruises fleet. … Continue Reading

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Sports

LATAM Airlines to Deliver Torch to Brasília for Rio 2016 Olympic Torch Relay

LATAM Airlines, the official airline supporter of the Rio 2016 Olympic and Paralympic Games, is also the official supporter of the Rio 2016 Olympic Torch Relay, with the special honour of delivering the Olympic torch from Geneva to Brasília on 3 May. … Continue Reading

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Tour Dates Announced for Arsenal FC Visit to Sydney
Malaysia to host 2019 IWWF Waterski World Championship in Putrajaya

Statistics & Trends

Hong Kong Records Worst Retail Sales Month Since 2014, MasterCard SpendingPulse Report Reveals

Hong Kong retail sales in March recorded their worst performance in the history of the MasterCard SpendingPulse™ Hong Kong Report. Overall retail sales in Hong Kong contracted by 18.5 percent year-on-year, reflecting the deepest decline since 2014, the latest MasterCard SpendingPulse™ Hong Kong Report revealed. … Continue Reading

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Half of APAC internet users purchased a consumer electronic product online in the past year

Theme Parks

WARNER BROS. STUDIO TOUR HOLLYWOOD LAUNCHES EXCLUSIVE NEW INTERACTIVE EXPERIENCE DC UNIVERSE: THE EXHIBIT

Warner Bros. Studio Tour Hollywood and DC Entertainment will reveal the newest star attraction on the Warner Bros. lot in DC Universe: The Exhibit, featuring the greatest super heroes and super-villains. … Continue Reading

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Tour Operator

Adventure World releases new luxury Galapagos Safari Camp experience

Soft adventure specialist, Adventure World, has announced a new partnership with like-minded supplier Galapagos Safari Camp, with the release of a new 5-day Galapagos Classic Safari Camp itinerary. … Continue Reading

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AAT Kings and Australia Zoo Wildlife Warriors renew partnership for another two years
A&K releases new hosted journey to Ladakh with award-winning photographer
Contiki reports sell out of Splendour in the Grass experience in record time
It’s Safari time for Scott!

Tourist Boards

Trade Events

Experts serve up breakfast insight

New Zealand tourism operators attending TRENZ 2016 (10-13 May, Rotorua) will get international expert insight into the latest digital trends and tactics to drive visitor bookings. … Continue Reading

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Travel Deals

Swim With Giant Cuttlefish at Stony Point, Whyalla – Special up to 85% off for limited time only

Natural Resources Eyre Peninsula have made it possible for Experiencing Marine Sanctuaries (EMS) to reduce the price of guided snorkelling trips at Stony Point by 50% (promo code ‘halfprice‘) for all South Australians and 85% (promo code ‘local’) for residents of Eyre Peninsula. … Continue Reading

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Luxury Offer Of A Lifetime

Whats On

First ever Latin America travel shows to benefit Ecuador earthquake appeal Huge response to travel agent workshops in Sydney and Melbourne

Rio de Janeiro, Brazil : Aerial view of Christ and Botafogo Bay from high angle

The first ever public travel expos for Latin America in Sydney on Sunday, May 15, 2016, and Melbourne on Sunday, May 22, will include a fundraising drive for victims of the earthquake last month in Ecuador. … Continue Reading

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Malt, Munchies and Much, Much More Promised for GABS 2016

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