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Headline News

Ian McIntosh’s Top10 Travel deals and tips

Issue 49: Saturday, 17 August 2019 … Continue Reading

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Resignations hit Cathay as turmoil sweeps Hong Kong
If your Uber Eats meal arrives spoilt or not at all, who pays?
Cebu celebrates with ‘Ceboom’ as 500th anniversary nears
Taiwan Food and Discovery Famil – Day 1

Accolades

Airfare Deals

Clear your diary – Grabaseat $9 deals take off this morning

Air New Zealand’s Grabaseat is releasing 500 domestic flights at just $9 one-way and hundreds of razor-sharp fares to Asia, Australia and the Pacific Islands this morning. … Continue Reading

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Aviation

Malindo Air Touches Down in Sydney, Australia

Malindo Air OD171 has safely touched down in Sydney Airport yesterday. Flight OD171 with a total of 141 passengers on-board, including CEO of Malindo Air, Chandran Rama Muthy. … Continue Reading

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Delta, Virgin Atlantic boost summer flying between U.S. and U.K. in 2020
THAI Unveils Suphannahong Royal Barge Aircraft Livery
Now serving homestyle biscuits and Carolina barbecue every day
Vietjet is named Forbe’s Vietnam’s Best 50 Listed Companies

Airport

Pedestrian Tunnel Renovations at O’Hare International Airport

The City of Chicago Department of Aviation has issued a bid opportunity for the following project: Pedestrian Tunnel Renovations

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Access Control Continues as AA Emphasises Incitement to Perform Acts Restrained by the Interim Injunction May Constitute Contempt of Court

Appointments / Movers & Shakers

James Hewitson Appoint New Cluster Gneral Manager At Anantara Mai Khao Villas

Minor Hotels has appointed James Hewitson as the new Cluster General Manager of the iconic Anantara Mai Khao Phuket Villas and Anantara Vacation Club Phuket with immediate effect. … Continue Reading

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Association

Cruise value to NZ showing massive growth

The value of cruise to New Zealand is climbing more quickly than other sectors of tourism, with new figures showing a massive climb of 28% in the 2018-19 season. … Continue Reading

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Attraction

Huge program of activities for The Wharf Mooloolaba & SEA LIFE Sunshine Coast massive 30th Birthday!

The massive 30th Birthday celebrations for The Wharf Mooloolaba and SEA LIFE Sunshine Coast on Saturday 24th and Sunday 25th August will be full of great activities including heaps of family fun. … Continue Reading

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Business News

Ways You’re Giving Up Your Privacy When Travelling without Realising It

Until recently, privacy was a sacred right that was enjoyed by everyone whether online or offline. … Continue Reading

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What Are Your Travel Website’s Most Important Pages?
Travel Websites: Consistency And Simplicity Are Key

Conferences

New Zealand Cruise Association 2019 Conference changes venue due to storm damage

The New Zealand Cruise Association’s 2019 Conference, to be held in Auckland on 22 –23 August,
has had a last minute venue change. … Continue Reading

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Inaugural MICE Show Asia 2019 Conference to focus on “Winning the Hearts of MICE Buyers”
Global Wellness Summit Moves Location of 2019 Conference

Cruise

Destination Global

AccuWeather Special Report:2019 South America Spring Forecast

Spring will bring another season of severe drought to Colombia and Venezuela as little rain is forecast to fall in either nation. … Continue Reading

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A Bird’s Eye View of Great Keppel Island
Reef Art Sculptures New Underwater Experiences
New Venue Announced for the 16th Istanbul Biennial

Destination North America

Countdown to Oakhurst’s 27th Annual Oakhurst Fall Festival Free Entertainment Line-Up – Friday, October 11th through Sunday, October 13th – Located at the south gate entrance to Yosemite National Park

The 27th Annual Oakhurst Fall Festival, located at the south gate entrance to Yosemite National Park, presented by the Oakhurst Area Chamber of Commerce is excited to announce the entertainment line-up for the festival from Friday, October 11 through Sunday, October 13.   Save the date for a full weekend of fun for the entire family! … Continue Reading

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Destination North Asia

The Current Situation in Hong Kong

Following a temporary closure, Hong Kong’s airport reopened at 06:00 this morning local time. The Airport Authority has re-scheduled all delayed flights caused by the disruption. … Continue Reading

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Dining

Best Bites

Dine In The Treetops

Silky Oaks Lodge is throwing open its doors for lunch in the open-air Treehouse Restaurant set in the Daintree rainforest treetops overlooking the stunning Mossman River, and now they are including pick up and drop-offs from Port Douglas. … Continue Reading

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Sofitel Singapore City Centre Announces Culinary Wellness Retreat In Collaboration With Audra Morrice

Exhibitions

Hong Kong Young Fashion Designers’ Contest (YDC) 2019 finalists announced, Mihara Yasuhiro as VIP judge

The 2019 Hong Kong Young Fashion Designers’ Contest (YDC) will see 16 up-and-coming fashion talents shortlisted to compete for five grand prizes as well as prestigious internships, study trips and mentorships with top brands. … Continue Reading

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Golf Tourism

Asia Golf Tourism Convention Returns to Malaysia

The International Association of Golf Tour Operators (IAGTO) will stage its ninth annual Asia Golf Tourism Convention (AGTC) in Malaysia next year. … Continue Reading

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Asia Golf Tourism Convention Returns to Malaysia
Sign Up for Indonesia Club Management Mini Summit
Mabuhay! Suståne Natural Fertilizer Enters Philippines Market

Hotel Deals

A ‘Suite Life Experience’ at Grand Hotel Tremezzo

Dating back to 1910 and Art Nouveau in style and decoration, the family-owned Grand Hotel Tremezzo commands one of the most enchanting positions on Lake Como with spectacular panoramic views of both the town of Bellagio, the Riviera delle Azalee and the stunning Grigne Mountains. … Continue Reading

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Save Up To 38% With Pan Pacific Hotels Group
Preparing for The Holidays with Moana Masters

Hotel News

Al Baleed Resort Salalah By Anantara Launches New Luxe Mobile Camping Adventures in Oman

Al Baleed Resort Salalah by Anantara in southern Oman is proud to unveil its new Luxe Mobile Camping Adventures. … Continue Reading

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Hotel Trends

STR: U.S. hotel results for week ending 10 August

The U.S. hotel industry reported mostly negative year-over-year results in the three key performance metrics during the week of 4-10 August 2019, according to data from STR. … Continue Reading

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STR, TE forecast further slowing for U.S. hotels
HDC: Global hotel trends, cycle positioning

Lifestyle

How To Spring Clean Your Home, Naturally

Being house-proud is well and truly in vogue, with Marie Kondo dominating the airwaves and bookshelves thanks to her decluttering tips. … Continue Reading

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IKEA Catalogue 2020 Inspirations for a new beginning

Luxury Hotels

Unlock Exclusive Luxury Travel Opportunities and Traditional Experiences With the Ryokan Collection

Stay in one of Japan’s Ryokan Collection hotels to access a new world in luxury travel experiences. Choose from one of the Heritage, Contemporary or Traditional design hotels across Japan for a premium stay coupled with curated authentic experiences based on Japanese culture and traditions. … Continue Reading

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MICE

TCEB to Expedite Mice Occupational Standards, Enriching Thai Mice Professionals Towards Global Standards The Government Gazette Recently Announced “Mice Electrician Standards”

TCEB joins forces with associates to organise the MICE occupational standards enhancement project that embraces the entire structure, ranging from electrician occupational standards to MICE management and administration that meet international standards. … Continue Reading

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Thai DPM ‘Anuthin Chanvirakul’ opens 2019 IDA Annual Congress
Attracting more International Business Events to more of Australia

OTA News

Setting A New Bar for Belonging With Our Biggest Night Ever

At Airbnb, our mission is to create a world where anyone can belong anywhere. In the early days, many people thought strangers sharing homes would never work, but we believed that a community built on trust could succeed. 

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Responsible Tourism

Tiny solution to dissolving microplastic pollution

Tiny coil-shaped magnets have been used to develop a new approach to purging water sources of microplastics without harming nearby microorganisms. … Continue Reading

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River Cruising

Wendy Wu Tours to Set Sail With New Mekong River Cruises

Wendy Wu Tours is proud to announce it has a new river cruise vessel, the Victoria Mekong, which will set sail in December 2019, meaning guests can now explore the beauty of Southeast Asia in deluxe surrounds. … Continue Reading

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Social Media

Captured the best of your holidays this World Photography Day

Cameras have come a long way since the first colour photograph was taken in 1861 by James Maxwell. Whether it be your smartphone camera or more professional camera gear, chances are you will have it packed ready to capture those magic moments on your holiday. … Continue Reading

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Sports

7th Annual Bass Lake, California MY*Tri Registration NOW Open A Triathlon for Kids!

Registration is open for the 7th Annual Bass Lake MY*Tri scheduled for Saturday, September 7th, 2019.  This super fun triathlon is open to kids ages 5-17. … Continue Reading

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Tech

Southwest Airlines selects Serko as launch partner for NDC Content Zeno to be the first online booking tool to provide Southwest content via NDC

Serko Ltd (NZX & ASX:SKO) today announced an agreement with Southwest Airlines Co. (NYSE: LUV) to provide NDC content in Zeno, Serko’s next generation technology for travel and expense management. … Continue Reading

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Tour Operator

Thailand Road Escapes

SpiceRoads Cycling has just launched 3 original Thailand Road Cycling tours, as part of a new collection of “Road Escapes.” These short road cycling getaways showcase some of the country’s best cycling, all accessible from major international airports in Bangkok, Chiang Mai, and Phuket. … Continue Reading

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Contiki Legends 2019, and other news from Contiki
Release a Re-habituated Orangutan

Trade Events

Vanuatu’s Tok Tok tradeshow invites Australian wholesalers to discover a more exciting way to relax

Vanuatu Tourism Office’s (VTO) annual two-day industry tradeshow, Tok Tok, is set to showcase more than 57 local sellers – including 15 new operators – in the South Pacific Island’s capital of Port Vila, from 29 to 31 August, 2019. … Continue Reading

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Travel Deals

Tucan Travel Are Offering Up to 50% Off Group Tours to Sri Lanka

Adventure travel specialists, Tucan Travel, are offering up to 50% discount on their range of Sri Lanka group tours to encourage travellers to visit this beautiful country once more. … Continue Reading

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John Rozentals’ Travellers’ Good Buys
G Adventures offers massive 20% saving on Antarctica travel

Travel Law

Memo to small travel businesses: Why you need Google and Facebook for digital marketing

The ACCC Final Report on its Digital platforms Inquiry has systematically revealed the great power that Google and Facebook have when it comes to advertising and marketing, particularly for small travel businesses. … Continue Reading

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