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Headline News

Intrepid attributes record result to diversification and purpose

The good times are rolling for the Intrepid Group, with revenue in 2018 nearing AUD 400 million, capping three consecutive years of growth for the adventure travel firm and its four tour-operator brands: Adventure Tours Australia, Intrepid Travel, Peregrine Adventures and Urban Adventures. … Continue Reading

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Early ticket sales drive Adelaide Fringe growth
Where is the G-spot of Europe? Risqué ad suggests the north
Man walks free after rape arrest on cruise ship in NZ
Hawaiian’s new regional chief starts after record year

Accolades

Armani Hotel Dubai takes home 27 leading hospitality accolades

Armani Hotel Dubai, the iconic hotel in Burj Khalifa, has had record breaking year during 2018 winning an incredible 27 prestigious awards and accolades covering all aspects – from design and management excellence to its food, beverage and spa offerings.  This marks a strong testament to the hotel’s exceptional focus on providing ultra-personalised lifestyle experiences and placing the guest’s preferences at the forefront. … Continue Reading

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Agents Incentives

Club Med Welcomes 2019 with New Brochure, Resorts, and Travel Agent Loyalty Program

The premium all-inclusive resort brand, Club Med, has kicked-off another year with the release of a new and improved brochure, exciting resort news, and a teaser of what’s to come for the Great Agent Loyalty Program (GALP) in 2019. … Continue Reading

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Airfare Deals

Fiji Airways Announces “The Great Companion Getaway”

Now there’s a happy start to 2019! Fiji Airways, Fiji’s national airline, has launched its most exciting promotional campaign yet. … Continue Reading

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Aviation

Airbus Helicopters VSR700 demonstrator flies unmanned

The Airbus Helicopters VSR700 demonstrator took off for a fully unmanned autonomous flight at the military airbase in Istres in the south of France.  … Continue Reading

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Emirates opens new lounge at Rome’s International Airport

Airport

Emirates makes ‘flying better’ in 2018

Emirates, the world’s largest international airline, delivered another year of trendsetting product and service initiatives across its fleet and network to make ‘flying better’ for its Australian customers. … Continue Reading

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Appointments

Waikiki Beachcomber by Outrigger Gains New Leadership Alongside $35 Million Modernization

Outrigger Hotels and Resorts has appointed Ike Cockett as general manager; Edwin Torres as assistant general manager; and Shouma Moniz as director of sales and marketing for the reimagined Waikiki Beachcomber by Outrigger®  — a modern, lifestyle hotel located in the center of Waikiki. … Continue Reading

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Mieke De Schepper to lead the Online Travel segment at Amadeus

Association

Submissions invited for PATA Face of the Future 2019

The Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA) is now accepting submissions for PATA Face of the Future 2019. Deadline for submissions is February 28, 2019. … Continue Reading

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Attraction

Theme song heightens sensory visitor experience

The Crystal Caves has added to its already sensory visitor experience with theme music composed by Australian band Kallidad. … Continue Reading

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Business News

Tramada awarded AFTA Allied Membership

Travel technology leader Tramada Systems has been recognised by the Australian Federation of Travel Agents (AFTA) as an Allied Member. … Continue Reading

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A Strong Year of Performance for The ATPI Group

Cargo & Freight

Emirates SkyCargo announces freighter services to Bogota, Colombia

Emirates SkyCargo has announced that it will be opening a new trade lane to South America with the start of freighter services to Bogota, Colombia. The Colombian capital will be served by a once weekly freighter service starting 16 January 2019. … Continue Reading

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Cruise

Sail into the New Year with The Cruise Handbook from Lonely Planet

The Cruise Handbook from Lonely Planet is packed with inspiring ideas and essential advice for the new generation of cruises — and cruisers. … Continue Reading

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Cruise Deals

Spectacular Australia Day Captain Cook Lunch & Dinner Cruises

Captain Cook Cruises has released a range of Australia Day lunch and dinner cruises aboard flagship MV Sydney 2000, guaranteeing guests the best seats on Sydney Harbour to see all the spectacular Australia Day action on 26th January 2018. … Continue Reading

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Destination ASEAN

Balloons Over Bagan Soars to New Heights in Myanmar

One of Myanmar’s most iconic and recognizable tours, Balloons Over Bagan, has set sail for new horizons this month with the launch of a new hot-air balloon flight in the remote ethnic region of Kayah State. … Continue Reading

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Balloons Over Bagan Soars to New Heights in Myanmar

Destination Europe

Travel back to the 70’s through these unique listings in the Roma neighbourhood

The Roma neighbourhood is undoubtedly one of the premier gems of Mexico City, with a history dating back to the beginning of the twentieth century and still considered to this day one of the most quintessential neighbourhood’s in the city.

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Destination Global

2018 paves the way for Malawi: the 2019 Safari Destination

As 2019 promises to be an exciting year for Malawi, we look back at 2018 to see how the country’s wildlife has transformed, catching the attention of the world. Tours & trails have developed by local operators as the country becomes a hot destination for safaris in Africa. … Continue Reading

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Shhhh… head to Lake Macquarie to discover some of New South Wales’ best-kept-secret swim spots this Summer
Japanese culture takes over the summer in Rio de Janeiro

Destination New York

Restaurant Week, Black Fox’s Penthouse and Mary Poppins (OG)

The View from Downtown

Restaurant Week is Back, Black Fox Gets Second Location, Mary Poppins is in Town  … Continue Reading

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Destination North America

U.S. Civil Rights Trail Marks One-Year Anniversary Initiative highlights Arkansas sites and links more than 100 landmarks across the U.S.

Visitors can literally walk in the footsteps of civil rights history thanks to the U.S. Civil Rights Trail, which marks its one-year anniversary on Martin Luther King Jr. Day, January 21, 2019. … Continue Reading

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Countdown to French Quarter Festival  Press Conference

Destination Seychelles

Saint Ange Tourism Report 14th January 2019

The Editorial this week highlights:- a. Importance of safety & security. b. Two big tourism industry topics are dominating the Seychelles tourism circle. c. Africa is home to only one fully fledged democracy. d. Exclusive – Air France : Joon, is finished ! … Continue Reading

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Destination Thailand

Thailand Tourism Awards 2019 open for submissions

Submission for the 12th Thailand Tourism Awards, the country’s most prestigious awards that recognises the Thai travel industry’s best and brightest, opens from 1 February to 30 April, 2019. … Continue Reading

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Bangkok ranked in Top Ten list of global cities for dining and shopping in MasterCard Index 2018

Dining

Return of The Prince. St Kilda’s Prince Dining Room Opens for Business.

St Kilda icon The Prince Hotel has seen a changing of the guard with the opening of its new restaurant, Prince Dining Room. … Continue Reading

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Dine under the stars on Valentine’s Day at M Hotel Downtown by Millennium
Soneva Jani Opens its Newest Restaurant: The Crab Shack

Food & Beverage

2019 Seasonal Afternoon Teas at The Dorchester

Dorchester Collection’s iconic Mayfair hotel, The Dorchester, renowned for its award-winning traditional afternoon tea, announces its seasonal teas for 2019. … Continue Reading

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Tea Traditions Around the World

Hotel Deals

Opening Celebration Offer At Pavilion Hotel Kuala Lumpur Managed By Banyan Tree

Pavilion Hotel managed by Banyan Tree is excited to have officially opened its doors and is welcoming guests with a limited time, Opening Celebration Offer!  … Continue Reading

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Swiss-Belhotel International Unveils Attractive and Auspicious Global Promotion For Lunar New Year

Hotel Openings

Opening on the Island of the Gods: The Apurva Kempinski Bali

Kempinski Hotels is ushering in a new era of first class hospitality with the opening of The Apurva Kempinski Bali, a luxurious haven that captures the essence of Indonesian culture, art and identity. … Continue Reading

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Opening on the Island of the Gods: The Apurva Kempinski Bali
Moxy Hotels Expands in the Southeastern U.S. with Six Bold New Expected Openings

Industry Deals

Lifestyle

Say ‘I Love You’ This Valentine’s Day with The Personal Print

Show a loved one how you really feel this Valentine’s Day with a personalised gift, made just for them. With plenty of options, The Personal Print (TPP) has everything you need to say ‘I love you’ this year. … Continue Reading

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Luxury Hotels

Rami Malek Is A Fan Of Mandarin Oriental Hotel Group

American actor Rami Malek is the newest celebrity fan to join Mandarin Oriental’s 20 year global advertising campaign “He’s a Fan/She’s a Fan”. … Continue Reading

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Meeting Venues

Five Tips for Finding the Best Venue for Your Event

Peter Jack, Founder and Director of EMG Events Agency, understands the importance of enhancing memorable moments by choosing the perfect event space. With over 22 years in the industry, and experience across a plethora of large-scale industry events, Peter shares his top five tips for finding the best venue for your next event. … Continue Reading

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MICE

TCEB takes Thailand’s incentive travel industry onto a global platform

A new study on global incentive travel, released by SITE, the industry’s only association dedicated exclusively to the sector, shows that incentive travel is the fastest growing element of MICE, with the highest per person spend, distributed amongst the widest spectrum of destination suppliers. … Continue Reading

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TCEB takes Thailand’s incentive travel industry onto a global platform
Global Wellness Summit Announces Prominent Co-Chairs from Asia to Curate 13th Annual Conference – First to be Held in Hong Kong
Singapore aims to strengthen Meetings & Incentive Group travel from India, organises MICE seminar
Hong Kong Fashion Week Opens with 1,400 Exhibitors

Mobile travel consulting

TravelManagers’ Exclusive China Famil

TravelManagers’ personal travel managers are renowned for their extensive travel experience – with an average of twenty years’ industry experience and a healthy addiction to travelling themselves, for many there are few parts of the globe they are not familiar with.  … Continue Reading

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Resort News

Kia Orana from Muri Beach Club Hotel

On behalf of Muri Beach Club Hotel, World Resorts of Distinction (WRD), is thrilled to unveil a slate of new developments from the premium adults-only (18 plus) hotel in the Cook Islands, Muri Beach Club Hotel.   … Continue Reading

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Ayana Sets the Stage For ‘Year of The Pig’ With Fabulous Culinary Events and Performances Across Four Award-Winning Venues Including Rock Bar Bali
Fusion Resort Cam Ranh Introduces The Hideaway
Mövenpick Resort & Spa Boracay Invites Guests to Kick-Start 2019 with a Rejuvenating Beachfront Break for the Entire Family

Spa & Wellness

Quan Spa Promotion January & February 2019 Rayong Marriott Resort & Spa

Spa Lover Package lets you relax and revitalize the skin with Body Scrub, followed by Aromatherapy Oil Massage or Thai Massage. It’s a classic combination for a full body pampering at our spa. … Continue Reading

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Sports

The Dragons of AusChamps Are Coming to the ACT

The yearly Australian Dragon Boat Championships (AusChamps) will be held in the Australian Capital Territory (ACT) from 17 to 22 April 2019 at the Rowing Course in Weston Park, Yarralumla (on Lake Burley Griffin). … Continue Reading

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Statistics & Trends

Spanish tourists remain loyal to Latin America

Mexico and traditional South American destinations have benefited most from independent Spanish tourists sticking with old favourites when it comes to taking a holiday break, according to latest findings from ForwardKeys which predicts future travel patterns by analysing 17 million booking transactions a day.  … Continue Reading

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Korn Ferry Identifies Emerging Global Talent Trends For 2019

Tech

Rolls-Royce selects ‘game-changing’ SITAONAIR e-Aircraft® DataHub for airlines

Rolls-Royce is the launch customer for SITAONAIR’s game-changing e-Aircraft® DataHub – a new, state-of-the-art neutral aircraft data management service designed to bring significant, distinct benefits to airlines and original equipment manufacturers (OEMs). … Continue Reading

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Tour Operator

Evergreen showing strong Canada sales for 2019

Following on from a record year of double digit growth on its Canada and Alaska departures, Evergreen Cruises & Tours today confirmed that due to demand 100% of all 2019 Canada, Alaska, and USA departures are guaranteed to operate.   … Continue Reading

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Back-Roads Touring launches new Asia brochure for 2019-20

Trade Events

38th ATF Opens Today With Over 100 Official Functions For Global Delegation

The 38th ATF officially kick-starts today in Ha Long, Viet Nam, with official meetings by NTO and ministerial delegates in full swing. 1,500 delegates are expected to participate in over 100 meetings, business, education and social functions during the week-long event that also comprise of the 3-day TRAVEX, the trade mart component of ATF. … Continue Reading

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Travel Deals

Uniworld & U By Uniworld Extend Sale

Just in time for wave season, Uniworld and U’s Our Best Offer sale has been extended now through 31  March 2019 with added dates and even better fares.  Travellers can save up to 30% on over 360 departure dates across more than 40 different itineraries including: … Continue Reading

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Whats On

Partners In Laughs: Art Series Hotels And Brisbane Powerhouse

Art Series Hotels is thrilled to announce The Johnson will be the exclusive accommodation partner for the 10th annual Brisbane Comedy Festival, in partnership with Brisbane Powerhouse, in 2019.

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Operatic Holy Grail Marks Victorian Opera’s Biggest Production

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