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Headline News

IHG set to enter New Caledonia by signing three hotels

IHG will make a grand entrance into New Caledonia with the signing of three hotels that will open between 2021 and 2024, bringing the world’s biggest and best hotel brands to the region. … Continue Reading

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Air NZ hit by more disruptions from Rolls-Royce engines
Save your local restaurant from closure – eat out more often
Tropical North Queensland Properties To Undergo Billion Dollar Rebuilds
Ian McIntosh’s Top10 travel deals


Accolades

CAPA names Vietjet “Asia Pacific Low Cost Airline of the Year 2019”

New-age carrier, Vietjet has been named “Asia Pacific Low-Cost Airline of the Year” by Centre for Asia Pacific Aviation (CAPA). The award ceremony took place during the CAPA Asia Aviation Summit, which is currently taking place in Singapore from 14-15 November 2019. … Continue Reading

Latest News under Category: Accolades
Emirates scoops awards for Best Wi-Fi and Best Food & Beverage at APEX 2020 Regional Passenger Choice Awards™
Anantara Spa Celebrates Success with Condé Nast Johansens 2020 Luxury Spa Awards for Excellence
Winners Announced – The CEO Magazine’s 2019 Executive of The Year Awards
Outrigger Fiji Beach Resort Chef Collects Another Award

Aviation

How and when the REAL ID Act will impact U.S. travelers

Starting Oct. 1, 2020, every air traveler 18 years of age and older will need a REAL ID-compliant driver’s license or another acceptable form of ID to be able to pass through TSA and fly within the United States. … Continue Reading

Latest News under Category: Aviation
Enjoy a more bespoke, sensory journey with Cathay Pacific’s enhanced First and Business Class offering
Air New Zealand makes summer international schedule changes due to Rolls-Royce maintenance requirements
Air France strengthens its commitment to the inclusion of people with disabilities
SAA International Flights Resume

Airport

Walt Disney World Resort Brings the Adventure of Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge to Air Travelers at Orlando International Airport

The Force is strong today throughout Orlando International Airport with the debut of new décor that helps travelers feel as if they’ve stepped into Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge, the new 14-acre land inside Disney’s Hollywood Studios at Walt Disney World Resort in Florida. … Continue Reading

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Five unique toilets at Changi Airport to relieve yourself in style!

Appointments / Movers & Shakers

Urzila Carlson Named Norfolk Island Tourism Ambassador

Norfolk Island Tourism has appointed acclaimed comedian, Urzila Carlson as Tourism Ambassador for the popular short-haul holiday destination for Australians and New Zealanders. … Continue Reading

Latest News under Category: Appointments / Movers & Shakers
Malolo Island Resort Appoints New Executive Chef

Association

Tell your story: CLIA nominations closing soon

This week provides the last opportunity for travel agents to tell their story and be in the running to win at the 19th annual Cruise Industry Awards, presented by Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA) Australasia. … Continue Reading

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Beverage

Sofitel Has A Merry High Tea Experience To Carry You Through The Holiday Season

Sofitel Melbourne On Collins is adding a few surprises to the festive season by serving up a series of ‘merry treats’ during December. … Continue Reading

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Business News

7 Common Questions about First Aid Courses

Having basic knowledge of first aid isn’t just useful in workplace settings. Because emergencies can happen at any time and anywhere, knowing what to do during these events may help save several lives or prevent the situation from becoming worse. … Continue Reading

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Travellers Choice unveils ‘game changing’ booking platform
TrustYou Achieves Larger Than Ever Influence In The APAC Region By Partnering with Hospitality Industry Giants

Cruise

Carnival Legend to Offer Diverse European Cruise Schedule Then Begin Year-Round Sailings from Baltimore in 2021

In 2021, Carnival Cruise Line will operate its most extensive European season ever with a diverse schedule of voyages aboard Carnival Legend that includes visits to 58 stunning ports across 21 countries, including the line’s first cruises to the Greek Isles and a return to Iceland, Norway and the Baltic. … Continue Reading

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Carnival Fascination to Offer New Seven-Day Southern Caribbean Itineraries from San Juan in 2021

Cruise Deals

Flights Included: Silversea Unveils New Offer On 28 Alaska Voyages For 2020 & 2021

From today, guests booking any classic Alaskan itinerary departing in 2020 or 2021 with Silversea Cruises will receive complimentary roundtrip economy air, or reduced business class air from just AU$4,998 per person. … Continue Reading

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Last chance: Think Viking Sale must end 30 Nov

Destination Africa / Seychelles

Lemala Ndutu Tented Camp Refurbished

Lemala Camps & Lodges will re-open a fully refurbished tented camp in Ndutu at the beginning of December 2019. … Continue Reading

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Chobe National Park. The place to go if you really, REALLY like your elephants…
Saint Ange Tourism Report 17th November 2019

Destination Europe

Come to Mama in Zermatt

Welcoming the 2019/2020 winter season in Zermatt with a big warm hug this year is Hotel Mama. … Continue Reading

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How Austrians Celebrate Christmas

Destination Florida

VISIT FLORIDA to Host Annual Chairman’s Dinner Featuring Presentations of the 2019 Flagler and Tourism Hall of Fame Awards

VISIT FLORIDA, the state’s official tourism marketing corporation,is proud to present its annual Chairman’s Dinner, taking place November 19 at the Sheraton Panama City Beach Golf & Spa Resort. … Continue Reading

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VISIT FLORIDA Honored with Expedia Group EPIC Award

Destination North America

Arkansas Tourism receives national award for outstanding travel marketing

Arkansas Tourism has been honored by Hospitality Sales & Marketing Association International with a Gold Adrian Award for digital marketing excellence for the state’s official travel website, Arkansas.com. … Continue Reading

Latest News under Category: Destination North America
The Return Of The Dominican Republic: Punta Cana Tops Americans’ List For International Thanksgiving Travel
A Brief Update of News Around Arizona November 2019

Destination North Asia

Nature and More Awaits at Mount Oyama, Japan

Nature and more awaits at Mount Oyama, Japan

Travellers in Japan can easily be overwhelmed by the urban jungle of Tokyo. However, the neighbouring Kanagawa prefecture, offers countless natural attractions with quick and easy access from the city. … Continue Reading

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Destination Thailand / Mekong

Shopping like a local in Pattaya

Naklua Seafood Market

The Naklua Seafood Market is located in the center of Naklua area near The Crystal Palace Hotel, at the end of Naklua Road, on the left, where a large parking lot is, about 10 minutes from North Pattaya Beach Road. … Continue Reading

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Dining

Irish Restaurants Star in Michelin Guide 2020

The 2020 Michelin Guide has proven to be a bumper edition for Irish gastronomy, with Ireland and Northern Ireland racking up a combined total of six new entries into the must-read guide. … Continue Reading

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Restaurants Need Bums on Seats to Make Ends Meet
Restaurants Need Bums on Seats to Make Ends Meet

Health and Wellness

Fusion Gets Festive With Holiday Celebrations That Indulge Body And Spirit

While indulgence over the festive season is usually a matter of tasty treats, one hotel group in Vietnam is doling out spiritual pick-me-ups, to boot. … Continue Reading

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Hotel Deals

Enjoy Templestay for year-end getaway to feel Thoreau’s simple life on the shore of Walden pond

American writer Henry David Thoreau said “Rather than love, than money, than fame, give me truth” in “Walden,” his book about the value of living simply on the shore of Walden pond. … Continue Reading

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Hotel Developments

IHG makes its grand entrance into New Caledonia with three hotel signings

IHG will make a grand entrance into New Caledonia with the signing of three hotels that will open between 2021 and 2024, bringing the world’s biggest and best hotel brands to the region. … Continue Reading

Latest News under Category: Hotel Developments
Marriott International Signs Landmark, Three-Hotel Agreement With Asset World Corporation Fueling Growth In Thailand

Hotel News

Wyndham hotels in Ajman mark World Diabetes Day

Ramada Hotel & Suites by Wyndham Ajman, Ramada by Wyndham Beach Hotel Ajman, and Wyndham Garden Ajman Corniche, in partnership with Ajman University, joined the global observance of World Diabetes Day. … Continue Reading

Latest News under Category: Hotel News
Shangri-La Group Celebrates Completion of One Galle Face, the Group’s largest venture in South Asia
QT Hotels & Resorts Launches Power Down, (Like Flight Mode Irl)

Hotel Openings

Lifestyle

Melco announces Macau-first pop-up store initiative exclusively for local Small and Medium Enterprises

Melco Resorts & Entertainment announces it will host a Macau-first pop-up store initiative exclusively for local Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) at Studio City in 2020. … Continue Reading

Latest News under Category: Lifestyle
More support for frontline emergency care staff

MICE

Business Events Sarawak Won Nation Branding Award for Malaysia

Business Events Sarawak (BESarawak) by Sarawak Convention Bureau is on a winning streak as Malaysia’s first convention bureau bags the BrandLaureate World BestBrands Award 2019 in Singapore. … Continue Reading

Latest News under Category: MICE

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Personal Travel Managers Helping Out at Ronald McDonald House

Ronald McDonald House Charities has been supporting the families of sick children in Australia since 1981, and now has Houses in eighteen locations across the country, including its longest-established in Sydney’s Westmead, which provides services to around 1360 families per year. … Continue Reading

OTA News

World Animal Protection targets Expedia Group over the promotion of dolphin tourism venues

Today World Animal Protection staff and supporters were outside the offices of Expedia Group, calling for the company to stop promoting and selling tickets for dolphin experiences. … Continue Reading

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Agoda launches a new instalment payment option with Afterpay in Australia
Mystifly Announces Launch of ‘OnePoint C2’ – Industry’s First API Tailored to Elevate Air Travel Retailing Experience

Responsible Tourism

Trafalgar Clothes Swap – World Recycling Week

In celebration of World Recycling Week, on Friday 15th November Trafalgar hosted a clothing swap amongst staff to recycle and find a new home for their garments as part of its JoinTrafalgar responsible travel initiatives – with the fashion industry being the second largest polluter in the world (oil being the first). … Continue Reading

Latest News under Category: Responsible Tourism
In Celebration Of World Flamenco Day Treadright Announces New Project Partnership With The Cristina Heeren Foundation In Spain
Great Barrier Reef coral spawn one of the best
Hyatt Launches Three Global Initiatives to Significantly Reduce Single-Use Plastics

River Cruising

New fly, cruise and tour package in Portugal

Fares from Five Australian Cities – Special Free Drinks Package Book by December 31, 2019 … Continue Reading

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Statistics & Trends

Heightened Security Threats, Civil Unrest And Geopolitical Instability To Be Top Disruptors To The Mobile Workforce In 2020

Sydney. International SOS, the world’s leading medical and travel security risk services company, shares its 2020 risks forecast and releases the latest edition of the award winning ‘Travel Risk Map’i. … Continue Reading

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Tech

Amadeus to invest in nurturing innovation in Asia Pacific’s travel technology industry

According to Google’s e-Conomy SEA 2019 report, more than $37 billion of capital has flowed into the Internet economy over the last four years. … Continue Reading

Latest News under Category: Tech
Yorke Peninsula Tourism is the first regional tourism organisation to embrace cutting edge digital technology to improve visitor experience

Tour Operator

Beyond Travel New Russia & Scandinavia 2020 Brochure

RUSSIA & SCANDINAVIAN specialist for 25 years, Beyond Travel, have released its most comprehensive product range across the region to date, in its newly titled “2020 Russia, Scandinavia & Beyond” brochure. … Continue Reading

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Trade Events

Wales announces “Year of the Outdoors” for business events at IBTM 2019

Wales will be highlighting the benefits of nature for delegate wellbeing with the launch of the ‘Year of the Outdoors’ at this year’s IBTM World in Barcelona. … Continue Reading

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Travel Deals

6 Amazing Spots to Visit on Students Budget in 2020

Travel is one of the best ways to find yourself and have time to reflect on how you are and how you want to become. Also, it gives you the opportunity to have contact with other cultures, lifestyles and all sorts of people: an enriching experience. … Continue Reading

Latest News under Category: Travel Deals

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