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Carnival heralds summer as CLIA gets new partner

Australia’s largest cruise operator Carnival Australia is on course for one of its biggest summer cruise seasons, featuring more than 600 calls to ports around the nation as well as the local debut of two spectacular ships – Princess Cruises’ Ruby Princess and Carnival Cruise Line’s Carnival Splendor. … Continue Reading

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Premier International MICE Event and the only Double Bill Event in Asia-Pacific
Cambodia Prospers
JOHN ROZENTALS meets some real vintage-train passion on the rails between Sydney and Melbourne.
Clean Seas unveils plan to double sales volumes



Ramen Keisuke’s Signature Japanese Ramen To Be Featured On Selected Singapore Airlines Flights

Singapore Airlines (SIA) today announced the unveiling of a six-month collaboration with Ramen Keisuke to serve its authentic Japanese ramen creations on selected SIA flights from 1 October 2019. … Continue Reading

Latest News under Category: Aviation
Air New Zealand calls for more kōrero on te reo trademark issues
LATAM Airlines Reveals Star Wars-inspired Aircraft
Delta invests $2 million for study of potential facility to produce biofuel from forest floor debris
SAS travelers can now buy biofuel


Concession Opportunities at San Francisco International Airport for the Harvey Milk Terminal 1 and Terminal 2

The Airport Commission has commenced two Request for Proposals (RFP) processes for retail concession leases in Harvey Milk Terminal 1 and Terminal 2. The opportunities include 4 separate leases with the following business terms: … Continue Reading

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Widebody: The Launch of the Jumbojets in the Early 1970s
Changi Airport encourages Aussies to show how much they love Changi, to win a trip to Singapore Changi Airport

Appointments / Movers & Shakers

Priyanka Kapoor, Regional Director of Sales and Marketing, Swiss-Belhotel International Speaks on Owner-Operator Relations at Hospitality Leadership Forum at The Hotel Show

Priyanka Kapoor, Regional Director of Sales and Marketing for the Middle East and Africa at Swiss-Belhotel International participated last afternoon in an exciting panel discussion at the Hospitality Leadership Forum at The Hotel Show in Dubai. … Continue Reading

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Business News

The Stars Group Begins Executing U.S. Strategy as Part of Landmark Agreement With FOX Sports

The Stars Group Inc. (Nasdaq: TSG) (TSX: TSGI) today announced that over the last two weeks it has successfully executed on initial stages of its U.S. strategy, with the launch of FOX Bet in New Jersey and Pennsylvania, and FOX Sports Super 6 nationwide. … Continue Reading

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National Press Club of Australia – Paul Scurrah Address
New Contract with the NSW Audit Office
Alan Joyce Remarks – National Press Club
BCD Travel achieves IATA Level 3 NDC certification

Cargo & Freight

First indication of air cargo trend in August 2019

In our Trends message two weeks ago, we reported Year-on-Year (YoY) growth for chargeable weight of -4.2% for July 2019. … Continue Reading

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Polar Expedition Leaders Gather for Responsible Tourism Conference

Responsible field leadership on the agenda at third joint conference of the International Association of Antarctica Tour Operators and Association of Arctic Expedition Cruise Operators … Continue Reading

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Caribbean and Latin American Destinations Make Waves at Seatrade Europe
58 Countries Join Euro-Asia Economic Forum in Xi’an to Co-establish the Belt and Road Initiative


Princess Cruises Celebrates Float Out of Enchanted Princess

Princess Cruises, the world’s fastest growing premium cruise line, celebrated a significant construction milestone today with the recent float out of Enchanted Princess at its building dock at Fincantieri Shipyard in Monfalcone, Italy. … Continue Reading

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Australian celebrity chef Curtis Stone announced to open the Brisbane Good Food & Wine Show 2019
Seabourn Signs Extension As “The Official Cruise Partner” Of Unesco
Viking Announces Launch Of Seventh Ocean Ship, Viking Venus
NSW backs cruise industry with CLIA partnership

Cruise Deals

Destination Europe

Artprice by Art Market: The Geopolitics of the 15th Lyon Biennale

Some fifty artists have been commissioned this year to produce in situ artworks at the former Fagor factories in Lyon. … Continue Reading

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Visitors’ Guide to Scotland

Destination Feature

A glamourous stay in the glittering city

Sandip Hor finds that when someone mentions a glittering city, Dubai strikes his mind instantly.

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Destination Global

Amazon Fires and What They Mean for Tourists Wanting to Visit Brazil

Thousands of fires have broken out in the Amazon rainforest over the past year, with many environmentalists declaring that further action needs to be done to prevent the fires. … Continue Reading

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How to avoid Cyclospora on your next Mexico trip
Vote For The Festival Of Mangoes
Northern Territory Stars as Backdrop for Cotton On Body Swim Launch
What’s New in Tasmania – Stay & Play

Destination New York

New York State Announces Start Of 2019 Fall Foliage Season

Empire State Development (ESD) today announced the start of New York State’s 2019 fall foliage season, which includes the popular I LOVE NY weekly fall foliage reports. … Continue Reading

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Destination North America

Explore Fairbanks 2019-20 Winter Guide tells you how to chase the aurora and experience the snowy season

The 2019-20 Fairbanks Winter Guide is now available for free. The 32-page full-color booklet is designed to help plan vacations during the winter season. … Continue Reading

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Destination North Asia

Experience Nature’s Bliss in Karuizawa, Japan

Situated in Nagano prefecture, just 90 minutes by bullet train from Tokyo is a mountainside resort hidden from the world – HOSHINOYA Karuizawa is a place where one can connect with nature, and indulge their mind, body and spirit. … Continue Reading

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Discover the Kyoto Autumn with your Family


The Drunken Pot Celebrates 3rd Anniversary of Causeway Bay Branch with Value-Added “Chic & Shake Hot Pot Feast” Menu

In celebration of The Drunken Pot Causeway Bay branch’s 3rd Anniversary, the trendy hot pot specialist presents an exclusive “Chic & Shake Hot Pot Feast” from 23 September to 30 November 2019, inviting diners to mix and match their favourite dishes with hearty homemade sauces and ‘shake up’ the flavours to create their very own dining experience, from HK$338 per person. … Continue Reading

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Japan’s “Autumn Sword Fish” and Plum Wine Headlining Seasonal Specialties at Lai Chi Kok Bistro UMAI
For the First Time in History, Singapore Gets Two Three-MICHELIN-starred Restaurants


Banks and Fintechs Are Global Leaders in Payments Innovation, Study by ACI Worldwide and Ovum Reveals

ACI Worldwide (NASDAQ: ACIW), a leading global provider of real-time electronic payment and banking solutions, and leading global research firm Ovum today launched the Culture of Innovation Index, a global cross value chain view of the factors that drive success across the banking, intermediary, merchant and corporate sectors.* … Continue Reading

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How Samsung is Shaping the Future of Business with its Mobile B2B Solutions at IFA 2019

Samsung Electronics’ B2B devices and solutions are developed for the new way business is done today. Thanks to an extensive global partner network and a supply chain that runs from R&D through to network, Samsung’s mobile B2B strategy is open, innovative and secure. … Continue Reading

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6 Reasons Why Creatives Will Love the Galaxy Tab S6

Hotel Deals

Centara Offers At Least 20% Off Every Online Rate

Centara Hotels & Resorts, Thailand’s leading hotel operator, has launched an amazing new promotion that offers at least 20% off every online rate. … Continue Reading

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Travel More with Best Western® Hotels & Resorts and Enjoy up to 20% off with Your Mastercard®
Pic story -divas descend on desert digs at brand new resort in outback NSW – Broken Heel Festival in Broken Hill

Hotel Developments

Mandarin Oriental Announces Luxury Hotel In Nanjing

 Mandarin Oriental Hotel Group has announced that it will manage a luxury hotel in Nanjing, the capital of Jiangsu Province in China, scheduled to open in 2022. … Continue Reading

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Hotel News

Meliá Ho Tram Beach Resort Unveils The Level Villas

Five-star Meliá Ho Tram Beach Resort situated a two-hour drive from Ho Chi Minh City has launched a “resort within a resort” called The Level Villas that sets apart 61 upscale villas with their own private pools as well as a private lounge and a host of bespoke privileges. … Continue Reading

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Boutique & Lifestyle Leaders Association (BLLA) Soft-Launches New Websites and Programs for Members

Hotel Openings

Fraser Suites Hamburg celebrates its grand opening in Hamburg’s prime district

Frasers Hospitality, a member of Frasers Property Group, announced the grand opening of its 154-unit Fraser Suites Hamburg on 17 September 2019. … Continue Reading

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New JA Lake View Hotel Opens At ‘Dubai’s Largest Experience Resort’, JA The Resort

Hotel Trends

STR: Hurricane Dorian takes its toll on Florida hotel demand

Most key hotel markets in Florida, especially those in coastal areas, saw significant demand declines as Hurricane Dorian threatened the southeastern seaboard, according to an analysis from STR’s Consulting & Analytics team. … Continue Reading

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Report: Significant Majority of Leisure Travelers Embrace Innovation in Travel

As American International Group, Inc. celebrates its centennial anniversary, member AIG Travel, a worldwide leader in travel insurance and assistance solutions, has revealed results of its most recent consumer Pulse Poll on innovation in travel over the past century. … Continue Reading

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The zig-zag indicator

The zig-zag indicator is used in assisting traders to identify price trends. It functions by eliminating random price fluctuations and also attempts to indicate changes in trend. … Continue Reading

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When 10 lbs. in a Backpack = 72 pounds of Force to a Student’s Spine.
Groupe GM Partners with Parisian Chic Icon Ines de la Fressange

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‘Vor-tunate’ MTA Advisers undergo Viking River Cruises training

Pictured, with some of them making a spectacle of themselves, the Western Australia-based MTA- Mobile Travel Agents team who participated in the recent Viking River Cruises ‘Viking Vor’ training program taking place in Perth. … Continue Reading

Resort News

Responsible Tourism

AKP supports new bead making enterprise in Zambia

After the success of the A&K Philanthropy (AKP) supported Chipego Bike Shop in the Zambian village of Nakatindi, close by Victoria Falls, another exciting initiative has been unveiled. … Continue Reading

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Inquiry into Reef Science Condemned by Australia’s Peak Marine Conservation Group
Gulf of Carpentaria entangled in plastic ghost fishing gear

River Cruising

Uncover the mysteries of the Loch Ness with Le Boat.

The Scottish Highlands offer some of the most beautiful landscapes in the world. With Le Boat, you can take to the lochs (lakes), explore the Highland region, wander through waterside towns, visit historic castles and forts, and see if you can spot Scotland’s most famous celebrity – the Loch Ness monster (Nessie). … Continue Reading

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Riviera Travel River Cruises showcases expanded 2020 program to Australian travel agents


Aussie travellers…culture vultures or lost in fanslation?

As an estimated 400,000 international rugby fans gear up for Rugby World Cup 2019™ in Japan, new research has revealed Aussies have very limited knowledge of the host nation’s unique culture. … Continue Reading

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Talking Tech: What travel managers should be asking TMCs?

The Australian corporate travel services industry is expected to rise by 3.6 per cent annually over the five years through 2018-19, to $1.4 billion. … Continue Reading

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Tour Operator

Secluded shores and sun-washed cities

The Mediterranean’s sapphire seas lure travellers in and convince them to stay awhile. But beyond the azure waters lie tiny, whitewashed villages nestled against sandy shores, marble-clad fortresses and winding chains of turquoise waterfalls: places loved by locals. In 2020, Globus and Cosmos are unveiling 11 “Undiscovered Mediterranean” tours – including six NEW tours, ranging from 8 to 19 days – that invite travellers to dive deep into the blues of the Mediterranean’s secluded seaside towns and medieval alleyways where cities, seas and cultures connect. … Continue Reading

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Tucan Travel hire a Purpose Officer to redefine ‘Responsible Travel’


Passionate About Learning? Join the Academy

Coral Sea Marina Resort proudly introduces the CORAL SEA ACADEMY. … Continue Reading

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Travel Deals

Travel Associates Purple Ribbon Packages – Week commencing 16th September 2019

Stay 6, pay 4 – plus bonus spa treatment at Jean Michel Cousteau Resort, Fiji from $4,119 per person … Continue Reading

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