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Accolades

Prestigious awards for innovative KLM

SpinAwards

Besides the Grand SpinAward, KLM won two silver awards for its digital magazine KLM iFly, in the categories ‘website’ and ‘design’. It also won a gold award in the category ‘digital service idea’ and a silver award in the category ‘innovation’ for KLM’s Messenger service. … Continue Reading

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Qatar Airways Wins Multiple Awards At The Annual Business Traveller Middle East Awards
DXB retains title of Best Airport in the Middle East at the Business Traveller Awards
Intercontinental Fiji Golf Resort & Spa Recognised As 2017 Fiji Family Friendly Hotel Of The Year
Royal Plaza on Scotts Makes Its Mark on the Best Workplaces in Asia List 2017 by Great Place to Work®

Aviation

Qatar Airways Brings Revolutionary ‘Qsuite’ To The Middle East For First Time With Host Of Exciting Product And Destination Announcements

Qatar Airways made a host of exciting announcements to kick-start day one of the Middle East’s biggest travel show in Dubai today. At the highly anticipated annual press conference Qatar Airways announced it will be the first airline in the Middle East to launch high-speed broadband on flights starting this summer,

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Air France’s second Boeing 787 enters the fleet
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Oman Air Welcomes a New Boeing B787-9 to Its Fleet

Appointments

Business News

Viking Cruises Partners with Express Travel Group

Viking Cruises has announced a new preferred partnership with Express Travel Group, as part of its trade strategy. … Continue Reading

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Vietjet Annual Shareholders’ Meeting 2016 – 2017: Focus on Sustainable Development, Promotion of Tourism and Local Economic Growth

Conferences

Poland hosts UNWTO Congress on Ethics and Tourism

The 3rd International Congress on Ethics and Tourism, to take place in Krakow, Poland on 27-28 April 2017, will discuss ways to advance the commitment of tourism towards sustainable and responsible practices. The event is one of the major components of the ‘Enhancing the Understanding of European Tourism’ Project, conducted by UNWTO in cooperation with the European Commission. … Continue Reading

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YPO Innovation Week brings together global innovators in Melbourne, Australia

Cruise

Cruise Deals

$99 Flights To Singapore With Ovation Cruise Package

BOOK Ovation of the Seas’ Singapore to Sydney voyage departing November 23, 2017 and receive a one-way airfare from Sydney, Melbourne, Adelaide, Perth or Brisbane to Singapore from just $99 per person through cruise holiday specialist ecruising.travel. … Continue Reading

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Destination Dubai

Number of tourists to Dubai grows 11% to 4.57 million in first quarter 2017

Dubai maintains the strong growth in visitation since the start of 2017 from key feeder markets across the world, with standout performance from China, Russia and India … Continue Reading

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DMCC Sees Surge Of Chinese Business As Belt And Road Drives New Growth Through Dubai

Destination Europe

Luxperience Pop Up Event in Zurich Opens Today

Luxperience’s first Pop Up in Europe opens today in Zurich, Switzerland.  This annual prelude event is being hosted at the renowned Atlantis by Giardino, overlooking Switzerland’s major city, for the next two days. … Continue Reading

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Destination North Asia

Indulge in a Weekend Getaway to Macau with Mastercard

Fancy a getaway but don’t have time to travel too far? Macau is the perfect destination for you! Mastercard launches the Best of Macau promotional campaign with over 20 stunning new year-round offers, ranging from hotel accommodation to dining, entertainment, spa indulgence and transportation, covering almost every part of your journey. … Continue Reading

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Hongkongers are Shopping on Smartphones More than Ever: Mastercard Survey

Destination Seychelles

Nigeria Award Winning Gospel Singer Sinach Is in Seychelles

Sinach, born Osinachi Kalu is an Award Winning Nigerian Gospel Singer and song writer who has gained more and more recognition is in Seychelles for a two day stop. Sinach is reputed to have written to date well over 300 songs. … Continue Reading

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Destination Thailand

Bangkok remains top destination for street food

The Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) would like to assure all international tourists and travellers that Bangkok remains a top destination for street food. … Continue Reading

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Amazing Thailand Grand Sale returns as Thailand Shopping & Dining Paradise

Financial

eNett selects South Africa as the next beneficiary of ‘Repay the eNett Way’

eNett International, a leading provider of dedicated B2B payment solutions, has chosen South Africa as the next country for its annual CSR programme ‘Repay the eNett Way’. … Continue Reading

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Food & Beverage

Mandarin Oriental, Taipei and Dior Present J’adore in Joy Afternoon Tea

Following last year’s success, Mandarin Oriental, Taipei is collaborating with prestigious French perfumer, Dior, to hold another aromatic afternoon tea for guests. The J’adore In Joy Afternoon Tea will be available at Café Un Deux Trois from 14 April to 14 May. … Continue Reading

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Hotel Deals

Banyan Tree Phuket Offers Magnificent ‘Babymoon’ Package for Expecting Couples

From 1st  May onwards, couples expecting a child are invited to Banyan Tree Phuket to celebrate with a relaxing Babymoon holiday. … Continue Reading

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Marco Polo Hotels – Hong Kong Presents A Magical Getaway Experience

Hotel Developments

Emaar Hospitality Group unveils 6 new hotel projects in the UAE and global markets at ATM 2017

Emaar Hospitality Group, the hospitality and leisure business of Emaar Properties, today unveiled six new hotel projects as part of its regional and international expansion plans, at the Arabian Travel Market (ATM) 2017.

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Shangri-La Hotels And Resorts Reveals Extensive Asian Expansion At Arabian Travel Market

Hotel News

Millennium Plaza Hotel highlights renovation projects at Arabian Travel Market

Millennium Plaza Dubai, a luxury accommodation along Sheikh Zayed Road, participates in this year’s Arabian Travel Market (ATM) to highlight its ongoing renovation of the hotel lobby, the addition of two new restaurants and a beautifully-appointed presidential suite. … Continue Reading

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Dorsett Hospitality International Reveals Plans to Transform Shepherd’s Bush Palladium
Unforgettable family memories are at the heart of Mövenpick Hotels & Resorts’ new global programme
Millennium Plaza Hotel highlights renovation projects at Arabian Travel Market
Mantra Group Partners With Globally-Celebrated Sudirman Cup

Hotel Openings

Cristal Group Gears Up for Soft Opening of Two New Hotels in June 2017

Expanding its presence in the Middle East, Cristal Group will add two fabulous new hotels to its portfolio this summer. The group is preparing for the soft opening of Bayat Hotel by Cristal and Masaya Hotel & Residences by Emerald in June 2017. … Continue Reading

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Liv Hospitality Opens New Hotel
JW Marriott Phu Quoc Emerald Bay Debuts with Bill Bensley Design
Hilton Adds To Resort Portfolio With Opening Of First Hotel In Picturesque Jiuzhaigou, Sichuan Province
JW Marriott Phu Quoc, Emerald Bay Debuts on Vietnam’s Pristine Island Oasis

Lifestyle

Regal Florals from Ritu Kumar

The Regal Floral collection from Ritu Kumar is an array of light, pretty and sleek garments, which personify the beauty of florals – whether through prints or embroidered tactile flowers. … Continue Reading

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Luxury Hotels

Asia’s Best Restaurant, Gaggan, To Open Pop-Up Eatery at Mandarin Oriental, Tokyo in June: Advance Reservations for Combined Dinner and Accommodation Offer Available Online from 30 March

Gaggan, the winner of Asia’s 50 Best Restaurants awards 2017, will open a pop-up eatery at Mandarin Oriental, Tokyo. Open for three days from 15 to 17 June, Gaggan at Mandarin Oriental, Tokyo will present Chef Gaggan Anand’s “Progressive Indian Cuisine” in Japan for the first time. … Continue Reading

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Luxurious Shopping Getaway at Mandarin Oriental, Macau and One Central Macau
Family Fun Getaway Offer at The Excelsior, Hong Kong
Encounter the Bauhinian Senses at The Ritz-Carlton, Hong Kong

Meeting Venues

MEETINGS DONE RIGHT at Four Points by Sheraton Bangkok

Four Points by Sheraton Bangkok, Sukhumvit 15’s 382 square-meter of event space will serve as an ideal venue for conference, creative meetings and private events. … Continue Reading

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Mobile travel consulting

Personal Travel Manager Takes Dance to the High Seas

For the last six years, TravelManagers’ Gayle Dawson has been using her expert travel knowledge and her personal experience as a “Dance Mum” to create tailored independent and guided Dance Tours for Dance Studios and their families. … Continue Reading

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Motoring

Dollar Rent A Car rebrands

Dollar Rent A Car, one of the fastest growing car rental company in the region, will unveil its new branding at this year’s Arabian Travel Market, the region’s largest travel and trade exhibition, taking place from 24 to 27 April, at Dubai International Convention and Exhibition Centre. … Continue Reading

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OTA News

GTA to Join Hotelbeds Group1

Hotelbeds Group, a global bedbank and business-to-business provider of services to the travel industry, has announced today plans for GTA to join its Bedbank business unit. … Continue Reading

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Cheapflights launches ‘EscEscape’ for those get-me-out-of-here moments

Photo Gallery

Travel agents shine on the red carpet at the 59th TV Week Logie Awards

The four lucky travel agent winners of Travelmarvel’s Logies competition lived it up at the glittering event in Melbourne last night.  … Continue Reading

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The Cruise Team and Royal Caribbean – agent famil

Resort News

Responsible Tourism

WTTC Tourism Leaders Show Support for Bangkok’s ‘Green Lung’

About 100 attendees from the World Travel & Tourism Council Global Summit in Bangkok will plant more than 300 mangrove trees in Bang Krachao, Bangkok’s ‘green lung’ across the Chao Phraya River from Klong Toey, to draw attention to environmental issues and the continuous pressure to develop the area. … Continue Reading

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Ethos Farm in the Jungle – Promoting Sustainable Tourism Practices

Sports

Singapore GP launches Single-Day Ticket Specials as part of tenth Formula 1® night race anniversary celebrations

Race organiser Singapore GP has unveiled more ticketing specials for fans of the Formula 1® night race as part of the tenth anniversary celebrations. … Continue Reading

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World Masters Games Opens in Auckland New Zealand with Colour, Culture and Camaraderie

Tour Operator

Pacific World Announces Strategic Alliance with AONIA

Pacific World, one of the world’s leading global destination and event management companies, and AONIA, a bespoke stakeholder engagement specialist, have joined together in a strategic alliance that will enrich and increase their offering of products and experiences for a global clientele.. … Continue Reading

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Khiri Travel Indonesia Announces New Ecotourism Experience in Kalimantan
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Trade Events

Mohammed bin Rashid tours Arabian Travel Market 2017

His Highness Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, today, visited the Arabian Travel Market 2017, which is hosted by the Dubai World Trade Centre (DWTC) for the 24rd year. He was accompanied by Crown Prince of Dubai HH Sheikh Hamdan Bin Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum. … Continue Reading

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Malaysia Showcases It’s Variety Of Different Tourism Products During The Arabian Travel Market In Dubai, UAE.
Thrifty Car Rental attends ATM to attract in-bound travellers from new and existing markets
GCC turns to China and India to boost growth in tourism receipts
Arabian Travel Market 2017 opens

Whats On

MEATSTOCK MELBOURNE: The First Cut Is The Deepest

Crowds flocked to Melbourne’s first Meatstock festival over this weekend, with herds of carnivores treated to more than just a protein fix. BBQ smoke couldn’t block out the bright sunshine on either day, as barbecuers, butchers, bands, and barbers converged at the Melbourne Showgrounds. … Continue Reading

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Noosa Food & Wine Festival 2017 Announces Brand New Events to Its Already Impressive Program – And They’re On Sale Now

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