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As pilot strikes die down, airline racism row flares up

Just as Ryanair is coming close to solving its long-running pilots’ dispute, a foul-mouthed passenger’s racial abuse of an elderly woman on one of its flights – captured on video – has put the airline’s reputation into a new nosedive. … Continue Reading

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New Virgin Australia lounges are part of revolution
AFTA cancels ATAS accreditations, tightens charter
‘Overtourism’ threat to remote Peruvian ruins
Cambodia Travel Mart successfully held in Phnom Penh


Carnival Australia Recognised For Sharing The Value Of Cruise Tourism In The Pacific

Australia’s leading cruise organisation, Carnival Australia, said it was thrilled to receive a prestigious national award for its part in a project supporting indigenous entrepreneurs in the Pacific to develop new shore tour businesses. … Continue Reading

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Operators honoured at region’s premier tourism event
Garum By Guy Grossi Awarded One Hat In Good Food Guide Awards
Double Honours for Pan Pacific Hotels Group at recent Asian Travel Awards
Two strangers bound for Whitsundays after winning Travello competition


Vietjet and Japan Airlines Open Sales on Codeshare Flights

Effective from tomorrow travellers can book Vietjet and Japan Airlines (JAL) codeshare flights starting 28, October 2018. … Continue Reading

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Qatar Airways Group Chief Executive Hosts Media Roundtable in New York


Sydney Airport unveils one of Australia’s largest advertising wraps

Sydney Airport has partnered with large-format outdoor innovators, Wideopen Platform, to unveil one of Australia’s largest advertising building wraps across the Western face of the T1 International multi-storey car park. … Continue Reading

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Centara appoints Senior Vice President Business Development to support expansion plans

Centara Hotels & Resorts, Thailand’s leading hotel operator, announced the appointment of Andrew Langston, a British national with over 34 years’ experience in hospitality management and development, to help execute their ambitious 5-year expansion plan. … Continue Reading

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JW Marriott Hotel Hong Kong Appoints Tony Wong As Executive Chef
SeaLink Travel Group Appoint Chief Marketing Officer


Global Halloween Traditions and Celebrations

Next week, Aussies will be donning costumes and knocking on doors yelling ‘Trick or Treat’ to celebrate Halloween. … Continue Reading

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IHG unveils three iconic hotel bars across South East Asia

For travellers’ whose trips are not quite complete without a memorable tipple, IHG (InterContinental Hotels Group) has announced the openings of three new landmark bars across the region, taking guests’ bar experiences to dizzying new heights — SugarSand at Hotel Indigo Bali Seminyak, INK 360 at InterContinental Phu Quoc Long Beach Resort, and Vana Nava Sky at Holiday Inn Vana Nava Hua Hin. … Continue Reading

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Business News

Cancelled ATAS Accreditations

The Australian Federation of Travel Agents (AFTA) wishes to advise industry and consumers that the following travel participants are no longer ATAS Accredited. … Continue Reading

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New Research Reveals Just How Helpful Australians Really Are When Someone They Know Is Affected By Cancer

Ahead of National Bandanna Day on Friday October 26th, market research commissioned by CanTeen, the only organisation in Australia dedicated to providing tailored support for young people aged 12-25 affected by cancer, reveals that over 1/3 of Australians would be willing to support a young person or family if affected by cancer. … Continue Reading

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Choose the Path Less Trodden on an Expedition Cruise

In the final week of Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA) Australasia’s annual month-long cruise promotion #ChooseCruise, the association is encouraging holidaymakers to choose an expedition cruise if they yearn for an adventure on the high seas. … Continue Reading

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Destination Thailand

Maya Beach is closed, but stunning views of the Bay can still be enjoyed!

The Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) would like to clarify that while the world famous Maya Beach is closed, stunning views of the Bay can still be enjoyed. … Continue Reading

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Food & Beverage

NUO Presents Japan-Inspired Afternoon Tea

This winter, NUO is delighted to debut a brand-new themed Afternoon Tea to be enjoyed in the Lobby Lounge: the Asuka Japanese Tea Experience. … Continue Reading

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Yuletide Celebrations at Mandarin Orchard Singapore

Golf Tourism

One month to go until Australia takes on the world at Metropolitan

Australia will be seeking their sixth World Cup title when Marc Leishman and Cameron Smithtake on the world at the ISPS HANDA Melbourne World Cup of Golf at The Metropolitan Golf Club from November 22-25. … Continue Reading

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Hotel Deals

Holiday Inn Sydney Airport’s popular ‘Park, Stay & Go’ package flying high after 25 years

One of Sydney’s longest running hotel leisure packages – Holiday Inn Sydney Airport’s ‘Park, Stay & Go’ package – has clocked up 25 years of providing travellers with a stress-free solution to departing from Sydney Airport. … Continue Reading

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Celebrate the Festive Season ‘Stay Longer’ promotion at the luxury 5-star InterContinental Koh Samui
Spring Leisure Deal at Cleveland Winery, Resort & Events

Hotel Developments

New World Jaipur Resort To Open 2023

New World Hotels & Resorts has been appointed by Keemaya Resorts and Spas, LLP, a subsidiary of Goyal Group, to manage New World Jaipur Resort, scheduled to open in 2023. … Continue Reading

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Rosewood Shanghai’s Opening In 2024 Confirms The Ultra-Luxury Brand’s Lock On Key China Destinations
Rosewood Hotels & Resorts To Open Rosewood Hermana Mayor In 2023

Hotel News

Radisson Hotel Group Makes A Difference

Working in collaboration with SOS Children’s Villages International, Radisson Hotel Group™ will be launching a new charitable initiative, ‘Make a Difference’, from 22 October to 31 March 2019. … Continue Reading

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Jet Set Back In Time With The New Fine Art Photography Series Gray Malin At The Beverly Hills Hotel

Hotel Trends

STR: U.S. hotel performance for September 2018

The U.S. hotel industry reported mixed results in the three key performance metrics during September 2018, according to data from STR.  … Continue Reading

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AVPartners has launched a new ultra-wide LED screen at Sofitel Gold Coast Broadbeach

Leading audiovisual company AVPartners has installed a permanent 10.5m LED screen in the ballroom of the Sofitel Gold Coast Broadbeach. … Continue Reading

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Photo Gallery

AU/NZ agents explore Papua New Guinea

Six lucky Australian & New Zealand travel agents have recently returned from Papua New Guinea following a ten day famil. … Continue Reading

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Travel Deals

Save up to $1120 on trips to USA, Asia & Sth America

Save $1120 on Intrepid’s 12-day Southern Comfort USA trip departing 4 December 2018. … Continue Reading

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Travel Goods

National Geographic & Ipet Give Single-Use Plastic Bottles A Second and More Sustainable Life in New Recycled Luggage Line

National Geographic partners with Australian brand Courier Luggage to create a sustainable and environmentally friendly luggage collection from a world changing product iPET developed here in Australia. … Continue Reading

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