Headline News

Flights disrupted and questions rise as storm belts NZ

New Zealand was recovering this morning from a battering by Tropical Storm Gita, which saw all flights cancelled in and out of Wellington, while the city of Christchurch and the North Island province of Taranaki declared states of emergency and weather experts pondered why a cyclone had headed so far south. … Continue Reading

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Woman who mentioned pains removed from flight
India’s largest Greenfield airport to launch next year
AIME’s new organiser outlines vision for show
Qatar Airways blitzes media as Air Italy is born


Five Trump Hotels Recognized as Forbes Five-Star Properties

Trump Hotel Group is honored to announce that its two newest hotels, Trump International Hotel Washington, D.C. and Trump International Hotel & Tower Vancouver have been designated as Forbes Five-Star Hotels. … Continue Reading

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Melco’s Full Portfolio of Properties Awarded 71 Stars From Prestigious Forbes Travel Guide
Colourful Gala Night at the Cruise Excellence Awards in Cartagena
Cheers! oneworld is best alliance for in-flight wine again
Forbes Travel Guide Announces 2018 Star Rating Awards



GHM Appoints Moukarzel to Lead Al Bait Opening

 General Hotel Management Ltd. (GHM) has named Patrick Moukarzel general manager of the Al Bait Sharjah, a 53-key hotel scheduled to open later this year in a historic district of the United Arab Emirates’ (UAE) third largest city. … Continue Reading

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Seasoned hotelier Simon Dell to head up launch of Mövenpick Asara Resort & Spa Hua Hin as beachfront property’s new General Manager
Scenic Announces its World-Class Operations Team for Scenic Eclipse
Event Hospitality & Entertainment appoints QT Hotels & Resorts Communications Manager
Serko appoints Head of Marketing to support international growth

Business News

Scenic Announces Purchase of US-Based Mayflower Tours

Scenic Luxury Cruises & Tours continues its growth strategy in the North American market with the purchase of one of America’s leading tour operators, Mayflower Tours. … Continue Reading

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SeaLink acquires major iconic tourism attraction: Kingfisher Bay Resort Group on Fraser Island Establishment of new SEALINK business hub in Brisbane
The Devon Siblings That Created The Leading Global Entertainment Business


Fortune Favors the Bold: Future-Proofing Your Career

“You’re only human.” These are the reassuring words I hear from my mom when I really mess something up. It took me a long time—and more than a few mistakes to realize she was probably onto something. … Continue Reading

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VidCon, World’s Largest Online Video Conference, Set for Return to Melbourne

Melbourne’s business events sector is starting the year on a high with the announcement that VidCon Australia will return to Melbourne in 2018 and 2019 after its successful debut in Australia’s creative capital last year. … Continue Reading

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Tourism professionals to gather in Andorra to discuss hospitality models in mountain destinations
Zak World Of Façades International Conference On Façade Design And Engineering Set To Take Place On 7th March, 2018


Sydney welcomes Norwegian Jewel and Seven Seas Voyager on the same day

In a show of its increasing commitment to the region, two of three Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings’ (NCLH) brands crossed paths in Sydney Harbour for the very first time yesterday. … Continue Reading

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Crystal Cruises Announces 2020 World Cruise
Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings Ltd. Reaches $2.5 Million Fundraising Goal for Hope Starts Here Hurricane Relief Campaign

Cruise Deals

Cruise the Arctic’s legendary Northwest Passage Special offer — two free nights’ accommodation – Book by June 1, 2018

And supplement-free offer for solos. 
Travel agents and consumers invited to free information sessions in March … Continue Reading

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Captain Cook Cruises Fiji Sale Extended!!!

Destination Global

New Cellar Doors Across Tasmania – from Slick City Digs to Quaint Country Sheds.

We’ve thrown open new cellar doors, large and small, from slick city digs to quaint country sheds. … Continue Reading

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New Eats Across Tasmania

Destination North America

The 35th Annual French Quarter Festival presented by Chevron is April 12-15

French Quarter Festivals, Inc. (FQFI) proudly announces details about the 35th Anniversary French Quarter Festival presented by Chevron. The world’s largest showcase of Louisiana music, food, and culture will take place April 12-15, 2018. Festival-goers can expect over 60 of New Orleans’ favorite restaurants, music from more than 300 acts on 23 stages, and over a dozen special events.

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35th Anniversary French Quarter Festival presented by Chevron Music Lineup

Destination Thailand

Third Edition of the Thailand Yacht Show Ready to Set Sail

Over the course of the next few days, some of the world’s most prestigious marine lifestyle brands will be present at Ao Po Grand Marina in Phuket for the third edition of the Thailand Yacht Show, taking place from Thursday 22nd to Sunday 25th February. … Continue Reading

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Thailand successfully hosts Amour Asia Pacific 2018
Authentic Ayutthaya comes to life at Japanese Villages Virtual Reality Street Museum
Thailand Foundation launches video clips on Thai street food cooking
Thailand Foundation Launched Thai Cooking Video Clips on 40 Menus as Recommended by Cnn Travel’s 40 Thai Foods We Can’t Live Without


Unforgettable degustation dinners with native Kimberley ingredients

The intimate Degustation Dinner by Fervor has been such a culinary highlight of the Argyle Diamonds Ord Valley Muster that this year there are two dinners at new locations, one at Lake Argyle on Thursday 17 May and one at a secret location on Sunday 20 May 2018. … Continue Reading

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Travelport Worldwide Limited Reports Fourth Quarter and Full Year 2017 Results

Travelport Worldwide Limited (NYSE: TVPT) today announced its financial results for the fourth quarter and full year ended December 31, 2017. … Continue Reading

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Hotel Deals

Staycation deals to savour at DUKES Dubai!

Take advantage of the beautiful winter weather with a range of staycation and getaway packages this March at DUKES Dubai, Palm Jumeirah. … Continue Reading

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A World of Fitness at Chiva-Som

Hotel News

LIVE BOLD. STAY SHARP. Wharf Hotels Shapes High-Performance Strategies

Wharf Hotels is no newcomer to the concept of teamwork. With over four thousand associates based in China, Hong Kong, the Philippines and satellite offices globally, the group takes inspiration from its high-performing hotels captained by thought leaders who have become an authority on a LIVE BOLD culture. … Continue Reading

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Discover the Wonders of Magical Myanmar with Best Western

Industry Deals

Banyan Tree Phuket Offers Major Savings for Travel Industry Colleagues

Professionals throughout the travel industry are warmly invited to experience the comfort and serenity of Banyan Tree Phuket’s luxury pool villas. … Continue Reading

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Luxury Hotels

Emirates One&Only Wolgan Valley Celebrates Women

On behalf of Emirates One&Only Wolgan Valley, I’m contacting you to update you that the resort will commemorate International Women’s Day 2018 with a unique celebration honouring women. … Continue Reading

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Kids Go Glamping at The Ritz-Carlton, Bali

Meeting Venues

New Brisbane Showgrounds marquee makes its mark

With almost 30 event spaces and a brand new marquee, the Brisbane Showgrounds remains Queensland’s largest and most versatile indoor / outdoor events site. … Continue Reading

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Villa il Garofalo, is a historical dwelling overlooking the city of Florence, formerly belonging to Dante Alighieri and now property of the noble Rimbotti family. … Continue Reading

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One Year On From Launching Crown Towers Perth Crown Hotels Continues To Capitalise On A Strong Mice Market In Australia

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Photo Gallery

Melbourne gets a taste of Visit USA Expo Week

Prizes, presentations and a Hollywood host brought Melbourne agents out in droves to the Visit USA Expo in Melbourne tonight, with over 250 agents attending. … Continue Reading

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Resort News

Rest & Replenish The Westin Resort Nusa Dua, Bali Presents A Refreshing Nyepi Escape

Nusa Dua, Bali, Indonesia, February 2018… It is all about personal renewal this Nyepi on 17th March 2018 at The Westin Resort Nusa Dua, Bali with a thoughtful program created to acknowledge the island’s annual Day of Silence. … Continue Reading

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Hollywood Ace Dr. David Alessi at Niyama Private Islands Maldives The Maldives’ only licensed cosmetic surgeon

River Cruising

Tauck Australia announces Air Credit and Bonus Night on Amsterdam to Budapest River Cruise

Tauck Australia is offering a $500 per person air credit and bonus night hotel stay on bookings made by 30 March for Tauck’s 15-day Amsterdam to Budapest by Riverboat northbound and southbound cruises in 2018. … Continue Reading

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The Real Deal – Aussie Big Wave Royalty Ross Clarke-Jones

Diving headlong into 2018, Aussie big wave hell-man Ross Clarke-Jones is riding harder, faster, and higher! Having recently smashed his personal big wave (and World) record by taking on the ‘Big Mama’ at Portugal’s Nazare.  … Continue Reading

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Amadeus creates NDC-X program to drive industry innovation

Gianni Pisanello appointed to head up the program … Continue Reading

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Tour Operator

Club Mahindra Launches ‘Bliss’ for Senior Citizens

Mahindra Holidays & Resorts India Limited (MHRIL), India’s leading leisure hospitality provider has announced the launch of their special membership product, Bliss, which is customized to cater to the specific needs of senior citizens and provide them with a safe and trusted holiday partner. … Continue Reading

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Insight Vacations Announces 100% Definite Departures On Over 45 Of Its Most Popular Trips This Year

Trade Events

Auckland Secures $33m Worth of Business Events from Australia Through in-Market Presence

Auckland’s increased focus on developing the Australian market as a source of business events has paid dividends – resulting in the city hosting $33 million worth of business events since the Auckland Business Events Plan launched in 2014. … Continue Reading

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That’s a wrap on AIME 2018
The Art of Excelling at Association Events

Travel Deals

Fly From $99 To Asia and $499 To USA, Cruise Home with Royal Caribbean

Royal Caribbean International is offering guests incredible deals on one-way economy flights to Singapore from just $99* per person, and to Seattle from just $499 per person, to meet a choice of two repositioning sailings, departing 19 October 2018 and 5 October 2018. … Continue Reading

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Five Easter getaways to suit the whole family

Whats On

‘Sunrise on the Steps’ returns to the Opera House

This Autumn, start the day beneath the soaring sails of the Opera House as the sun rises over Sydney Harbour. … Continue Reading

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