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Headline News

Kimberley Cruising On Wandjina Time

Time moves so slowly in the Kimberley, it might as well stand still. Adventure cruiser, Roderick Eime ( www.expeditioncruising.com ), faces off with the ancient Wandjina. … Continue Reading

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New Green Pearls® in Piedmont and Lithuania
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Oman to emerge as key GCC travel destination as international arrivals increase, says GlobalData
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Agents Incentives

Rewards By Viking Marks One Year Anniversary

Viking is proudly marking one year of its Rewards by Viking program, which rewards the Australian and New Zealand travel agent community for their hard work and celebrates their ongoing support for Viking Cruises. … Continue Reading

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Aviation

Enrich Launches Hotel Booking Platform

Enrich, the frequent flyer programme of Malaysia Airlines continues to enhance its world of rewards with the launch of Enrich Hotels, a convenient platform to book your next hotel stay. … Continue Reading

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Emirates Touches down in Mexico City
Qatar Airways Launches Augmented Reality Game with Facebook to Coincide with the FIFA Club World Cup Qatar 2019TM
Air New Zealand secures capacity to maintain international summer schedule
QUT-trained filmmakers flying high with Virgin Australia

Airport

Kitzbühel touches down at Munich Airport with eye-catching campaign

A campaign initiated by the Kitzbühel tourist board and Bergbahn AG Kitzbühel, the ski lift operator, is showcasing the world-renowned winter sports resort at Munich Airport – the gateway to the Alps – in a large-scale 360° presentation. … Continue Reading

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Apps

Australia’s leading dining rewards app launches in Brisbane, driven by the changing way millennials are dining out

In an effort to drive customer loyalty to local businesses and answer to the demands of lucrative Queensland diners, Australia’s leading dining rewards app Liven has today announced its has expanded its services to Brisbane. … Continue Reading

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Association

After Challenging Year, Improvement Expected for 2020

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) forecast that the global airline industry will produce a net profit of $29.3 billion in 2020, improved over a net profit of $25.9 billion expected in 2019 (revised downward from a $28 billion forecast in June). … Continue Reading

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25by2025 Gains Momentum with 59 Airlines Joining the Campaign
Industry Steps Up Efforts Against Rogue Lithium Battery Shipments

Beverage

Cruise Bar Reveals Stunning Rooftop Refurb

Cruise Bar’s breathtaking event space, The Rooftop at Cruise is set to reveal their jaw dropping, newly refurbished, 400-person space in time for the warmer months! … Continue Reading

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Business News

Cruise

How do ships get past Niagara Falls on North America’s Great Lakes?

The thunderous noise, raw power and natural beauty of Niagara Falls are definite highlights of a cruise on the Great Lakes of Canada and the US but how do cruise ships continue their journey from Lake Ontario to Lake Erie or vice versa, when the great Niagara Falls deny a safe way through? … Continue Reading

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The Moorings unlock’s Croatia’s secret for those who enjoy a good wine
Seven Seas Splendor To Permanently Feature Stunning US$5 Million Curated Fine Art Collection
Norwegian Cruise Line Takes Delivery Of Norwegian Encore
A World Of New Awaits- Introducing Celebrity Cruises’ 2021-2022 Season Of Sailings

Cruise Deals

Business Class flights included to Antarctica with Scenic Eclipse

Antarctica, South Georgia & Falkland Islands, 20 Days Buenos Aires to Buenos Aires, based on 20 November and 8 December departures. Starting at $29,565 pp – truly all-inclusive. … Continue Reading

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Destination Feature

Exploring the arty side on Noosa By JOHN ROZENTALS

I’ve just emerged from Peter Phillips’ gallery near Noosa with three pairs of signed designer socks, but much more importantly I’ve spent half an hour chatting with the eighty-year-old godfather of British Pop Art, now firmly ensconced in the warmer climes of southern Queensland. … Continue Reading

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Destination Middle East / Dubai

Millennials driving new trends in traditional fayre, set to dominate UAE food & retail this festive season, says Truebell

UAE-headquartered Truebell, a leading GCC importer of fast-moving consumer goods, predicts a wide range of quirky takes on traditional festive foods will dominate the food and retail market in the UAE this December. … Continue Reading

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Destination New York

NYE in the Park Reveal Third Stage

With just over two weeks until Sydney’s only New Year’s Eve festival NYE in the Park, today the team announce their partnering with popular live music discovery app and media company Whatslively to bring a host of underground hip hop and trap DJs to a pop up stage – adding a third and final arena to the already colossal event. … Continue Reading

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Destination North America

Winter Wanderlust in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina

With this year’s holiday season on the horizon, Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, is celebrating the magic of winter with unique shopping experiences, must-see attractions and a fun line-up of holiday events. … Continue Reading

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3 Day 50 Mile Overnight Paddle in Louisiana Bayou
BIG NEWS ! 2020 Louisiana Festival Calendars are IN !
Moonshine and more at Crystal Ridge Distillery in Hot Springs
New Sign Welcomes Visitors and Locals Alike

Destination North Asia

Paradoxically more outbound in summer despite social unrest

Amid social unrest, Hong Kong outbound by number of departures kept growing in summer albeit by a small percentage but inbound into Hong Kong dropped significantly!  … Continue Reading

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Destination South Pacific & Oceania

Destination Thailand / Mekong

The local wisdom of health and wellness can be experienced throughout Thailand

Local wisdom holds a highly respected place in communities of all sizes throughout Thailand, employing knowledge and traditions that are faithfully passed on from generation to generation. … Continue Reading

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Dining

KiKi Noodle Bar (KiKi Tea) Welcoming ‘Year of the Rat’ with Chinese New Year Specialties and Cult Favourite Puddings

Taiwan’s crowd-pleasing sensation KiKi Noodle Bar (KiKi Tea) is celebrating the festive season at its four Hong Kong outlets with cult favourite puddings, along with beverage and noodle specialties to welcome the ‘Year of the Rat’. … Continue Reading

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The Naka Island, A Luxury Collection Resort & Spa, Phuket Sets New Culinary Benchmark to Phuket Following the Opening of Rum Chapel, The New Trendy Beachfront Dining Experience

Exhibitions

Secutech returns in April 2020 with new 5G applications pavilion

The very best in IoT, artificial intelligence, edge computing and 5G technology will be on display at the upcoming edition of Secutech, which returns to the Taipei Nangang Exhibition Centre from 22 – 24 April 2020 for its 23rd edition. … Continue Reading

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Financial

Mastercard Brings Digital Identity to Real World Tests

Mastercard today marked the first tests of a new digital service that has the potential to verify a person’s identity immediately, safely and securely in both the digital and the physical world. … Continue Reading

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Golf Tourism

Jazz Crowned Asian Tour Order of Merit Champion

Jazz Janewattananond has been crowned the 2019 Asian Tour Order of Merit champion after his lead on the Habitat for Humanity Standings became unassailable. … Continue Reading

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Laguna Golf Lang Co and The Bluffs Tee Up a Major 2020
‘Standout Development’ Secures IMG Management and Marketing Services

Hotel News

The Beach Club at Lubi Plantation Island rebrands as Dusit Thani Lubi Plantation Resort and introduces brand-new facilities and amenities

Dusit International, one of Thailand’s leading hotel and property development companies, has officially rebranded The Beach Club at Lubi Plantation Island, Managed by Dusit as Dusit Thani Lubi Plantation Resort, introducing new beachfront villas and a range of dining and recreational facilities. … Continue Reading

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Small Luxury Hotels of The World™ Welcomes Gangtey Lodge Its First Member Hotel in The Kingdom of Bhutan
Ring in the Chinese New Year with Exuberant Activities at SALT of Palmar

Hotel Trends

STR: Preliminary November data for Sydney hotels

STR’s preliminary November 2019 data for hotels in Sydney, Australia, indicates lower performance. … Continue Reading

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STR: Preliminary November data for Dubai hotels
Baird/STR Hotel Stock Index jumps 7.0% in November

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Lifestyle

Luxury Hotels

Chinese New Year Celebrations with Mandarin Oriental Hotel Group

This Lunar New Year, Mandarin Oriental hotels around the world will offer guests an enticing holiday getaway to welcome in the Year of the Rat.  … Continue Reading

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MICE

Master Your Schedule with Meetings in TripIt

Traveling for business is work enough, without the added stress of scheduling travel plans around meetings and conferences. … Continue Reading

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Mobile Travel Advisor - Sponsored by TravelManagers - Australia

TravelManagers’ State Meetings Tie a Ribbon Around 2019

TravelManagers has wrapped up 2019 with state meetings in six cities around Australia, each followed by a festive Christmas lunch for attending personal travel managers (PTMs), representatives from National Partnership Office (NPO), and partner suppliers. … Continue Reading

OTA News

PayMe Perks celebrates the festive spirit with 12:12 Holiday Flash Sale

As we approach the holiday period, PayMe Perks is celebrating the festive season with exclusive discounts when you pay online with PayMe at five top Hong Kong merchants, including Price.com.hk and Shopping Tai Tai. … Continue Reading

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An Interview With Chris Branagan, Director Of Technology At Hotelbeds

Resort News

Como Maalifushi Launches First Luxury Underwater Photography Retreat in The Maldives

The private island resort COMO Maalifushi – lying in the southern reaches of one of the Maldives’ most remote atolls – has teamed up with award-winning underwater photographer, Henley Spiers, to provide guests with an immersive underwater photography retreat in the Maldives. … Continue Reading

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New tennis drills at Dusit Thani Maldives!
Toast to the New Year beachside with Tropicola
Poppy’s on the Lagoon Resort opens Leaf China

Responsible Tourism

Conservation groups call for Minister to act on endangered sharks following grave report

No shark or ray species listed as threatened with extinction under Australia’s 20-year-old national environmental laws have recovered and the status of some have declined, a new report commissioned by leading marine conservation groups has found. … Continue Reading

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Europcar Referees wear purple helping make wishes come true for sick kids

Statistics & Trends

TrustYou Unveils Review Performance Analysis of Top UK Cities, With London Ranking Last For Many Traveler Types

TrustYou released today its latest review performance analysis for the UK market. The research focuses on the top 10 largest UK cities and reveals the hotel scores and various traveler types, including how family, business, couples, or solo travelers rate the cities based on data from the past 24 months. … Continue Reading

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Tech

Travelport unveils the trends that will shape travel experiences in 2020

Travelport, a leading technology company serving the global travel industry is today unveiling the 2020 Trends that will shape travel experiences as we start the next decade. … Continue Reading

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Tour Operator

Vias, Caminos And Ways Across Europe: What’s New In 2020

Which ‘way’ will you take in 2020?

From historic Caminos to centuries-old ‘vias’, below are seven of the best new trips to explore on foot, the best of the UK and the continent with European active holiday specialists UTracks … … Continue Reading

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Chimu highlight why Brazil should be top of traveller’s lists for 2020.

Trade Events

AIME on Trajectory for Another Award-winning Show in 2020

 Asia Pacific Incentives and Meetings Event (AIME), the leading meetings and conventions event in the region, has unveiled its latest performance update, showcasing more diversity in business for hosted buyers and exhibitors attending in 2020. … Continue Reading

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Travel Deals

Travel Associates Purple Ribbon Packages

Holiday Package: Return airfares and 4 nights at InterContinental Hayman Island Resort from $2,305 per person ($800 worth of bonuses) … Continue Reading

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Travel Feature

JOHN ROZENTALS reports on five ‘under the stars’ safari experiences with Sanctuary Retreats.

When most people think of a luxury safari holiday, the term ‘under the stars’ is not typically the first thing that springs to mind. But what could be more luxurious and exotic than reclining under a glorious canopy of stars with a G&T in hand? … Continue Reading

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Whats On

Parkes Elvis Festival Set for A King-Sized Return In 2020

Start the 2020s off with a hip swivelling good time, Parkes Elvis™ Festival returns with a King sized program from Wednesday 8 January – Sunday 12 January 2020. … Continue Reading

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