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Airlines turn their backs on performing sea mammal shows

Qantas has joined the ranks of airlines shunning links with shows that involve performances by captive cetaceans – dolphins, whales and orcas – according to a news report. … Continue Reading

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Growing Helloworld gets in first as full-year financials fly
Sustainable Bamboo Bicycles Creates Jobs In Ghana
Global wildlife tourism generates five times more revenue than illegal wildlife trade annually
Study reveals the emotional journey of a digital detox while travelling


Sheraton Grand Macao Hotel, Cotai Central wins “Best Meetings Hotel in Macao” from M&C Asia Stella Awards 2019

Sheraton Grand Macao Hotel, Cotai Central has won ‘Best Meetings Hotel in Macao’ at the prestigious 2019 M&C Asia Stella Awards in Singapore. … Continue Reading

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Virtuoso’s Global Awards Recognise Regional Success

Airfare Deals

Malaysia Airlines August Seat Sale

Malaysia Airlines has launched its August Seat Sale with the opportunity to discover incredible destinations throughout Asia. … Continue Reading

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Vietjet announces first-ever direct routes between Vietnam and New Delhi; Offers tickets from INR 9


Air New Zealand and Cathay Pacific extend strategic agreement

Air New Zealand and Cathay Pacific have welcomed the decision by the Minister of Transport Phil Twyford to re-authorise their joint venture alliance for a further five years to 31 October 2024. … Continue Reading

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Vietjet rumbles aviation market with remarkable growth
Norwegian to end transatlantic flights between Ireland and North America from 15 September 2019
HEISHA launches new pilot free VTOL fixed wing


Strong revenue delivers solid annual result for Queenstown Airport Corporation

Queenstown Airport Corporation (QAC) delivered a solid result in the financial year ended 30 June 2019 with total revenue up by $3.9 million (9%) to $49.6 million. … Continue Reading

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Malaysia Airports Kicks Off Digital Airport Initiative with Sita At Kl International Airport

Appointments / Movers & Shakers

NZ Chief Executive Officer transition update

Air New Zealand will appoint an acting Chief Executive Officer while the final phase of recruitment is underway to replace Christopher Luxon when he leaves the role on September 25. … Continue Reading

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Multi-award-winning General Manager, Bobbie Murphy, announced as new GM for Makepeace Island
Cruise & Maritime Voyages maintains WA focus with new BDM


Madame Tussauds Sydney completes the Queen’s look with the addition of THREE corgis!

August 26th is International Dog Day and for one day only, guests to Madame Tussauds Sydney will have the opportunity to meet and capture the perfect Royal selfie alongside three adorable corgis and the Queen. … Continue Reading

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Australian National Maritime Museum launches Encounters 2020 – perspectives from ship and the shore

Business News

Business programme of the 23rd session of the UNWTO General Assembly will present the global agenda of the tourism industry

On 9–13 September 2019, St Petersburg will host the 23rd session of the World Tourism Organisation (UNWTO) General Assembly, the biggest event for the global tourism industry. … Continue Reading

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The Fifith Indigenous Business Month Celebrates Indigenous Ingenuity
Helloworld Travel Limited Appendix 4E Year Ended 30 June 2019


Annie Potts, Director of NZCHAS, talks about New Zealand’s original approach to ‘decolonizing’ the 2019 AASA Conference

Why bring AASA to Christchurch?

“The Australasian Animal Studies Association’s biennial conference had not yet been held in Aotearoa, even though New Zealand-based scholars are dedicated members. … Continue Reading

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Feel the wind in your hair and the love in the air with Sunsail’s top five romantic yacht charter destination.

Fall in love in Italy, honeymoon in Seychelles or celebrate your anniversary in St. Martin; with Sunsail luxury yacht charters, there is a romantic destination for any occasion. … Continue Reading

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P&O Cruises Celebrates the 40th Anniversary of the Holden State of Origin with a Cruise to Game II of the Blockbuster Rugby League Event in 2020
High Fashion Meets Rock Music In Princess Cruises New Production “Rock Opera,” Debuting Onboard Sky Princess & Enchanted Princess
Seven Holland America Line Ships Explore the Caribbean’s Tropical Jewels and Cruise Line’s Award-Winning Private Island on 2019-20 Cruises
Scenic Luxury Cruises and Tours introduces Scenic Eclipse, The World’s First Discovery Yacht.

Cruise Deals

Experience The Ultimate Australian Adventure With Ecruising’s Latest Rail & Sail Journey

If you have ever had a hankering to explore Australia’s outback heartland or navigate some of its most spectacular coastline, then ecruising’s 23-night Rail and Sail itinerary, RAIL & SAIL: The Best of Margaret River & Australian Outback, departing February 2021 is surely calling your name. … Continue Reading

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Destination Africa / Seychelles

Royal Zambezi Lodge, Zambia launches New Flight Routes In 2020

Following our e-mail earlier this week containing Royal Zambezi Lodge 2020 information, we would like to elaborate on the new route which will be introduced. … Continue Reading

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Malawi: The Warm Heart of Africa

Destination Europe

Henley & Partners: Rising Anxiety Over Impact of No-Deal Brexit on Britain’s Passport Power

With just 10 weeks to go until the 31 October Brexit deadline, Brits are becoming increasingly concerned about the potential decline in their passport power. … Continue Reading

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Destination Global

International Bestselling Author, David Nicholls, to Visit Kiama in His First Australian Tour and His Only Event Outside a Major City

International Bestselling Author, David Nicholls, to visit Kiama in his first Australian Tour and his only event outside a major city, presented by Bouquiniste Bookshop Cafe. … Continue Reading

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Transformation of epic proportions in far North West Tasmania

Destination Hawaii

Hawaii Hotel Performance Report July 2019

Hawaii hotels statewide reported growth in revenue per available room (RevPAR), average daily rate (ADR) and occupancy compared to July 2018. Contributing to this growth, hotels on the island of Hawaii reported significant gains, continuing the trend from June 2019. … Continue Reading

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Destination Thailand / Mekong

TAT using online management system Local Kit to enhance community tourism

The Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) has begun using the online tourism management system ‘Local Kit’, as part of its ongoing efforts to enhance the quality of and add value to community-based tourism in Thailand. … Continue Reading

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Kingsoft Announces 2019 Interim and Second Quarter Results

Kingsoft Corporation Limited (“Kingsoft” or the “Company”; HKEx stock code: 03888), a leading Chinese software and Internet service company, has announced its unaudited 2019 interim results and its second quarter results for the period ended 30 June 2019. … Continue Reading

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Golf Tourism

Top 8 locked and loaded for Melbourne as U.S. and International Teams take shape for Presidents Cup

The top eight qualifiers on both the U.S. and International teams are locked in with the world’s best golfers headed to Melbourne for the 2019 Presidents Cup. … Continue Reading

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Health and Wellness

How An Ex CEO Turned A Struggling Organisation Into One Of Australia’s Most Trusted Charities

Are employers really doing enough to create and foster ‘mentally healthy workplaces’ and resilience? Research states that, “91% of staff believe being mentally healthy and resilient in the workplace is extremely important, yet only 51% of employees believe their workplace is mentally healthy and resilient.”[1] … Continue Reading

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Hotel Deals

Chedi Muscat Rolls Out Suite of Luxury Wellness Escapes

The Chedi Muscat is introducing a series of 3-, 5- and 7-night spa retreats that bridge East and West on the crossroads of the Arabian Peninsula. … Continue Reading

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Millennium Airport Hotel Dubai Unveils MAHD Day Use Room Offer

Hotel News

Hotel Openings

Shaza Hotels Expands Presence in UAE with the Opening of Al Badayer Oasis – A Sharjah Collection Lodge by Mysk

Shaza Hotels has announced the opening of the highly anticipated Al Badayer Oasis – Sharjah Collection by Mysk. Owned by Sharjah Investment and Development Authority (Shurooq), Al Badayer Oasis is a picturesque desert retreat set against the sweeping dunes of central Sharjah. … Continue Reading

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Chatrium Hotels & Residences Launches Savvy New Residence: Maitria Residence Rama 9 Bangkok – A Chatrium Collection
The Launch Of The Residences At Mandarin Oriental, Bangkok


Fashion night out marks a decade

The biggest retail shopping event in Australia returns to Sydney next month for its 10th anniversary with catwalks, in-store promotions, beauty bars and champagne on offer throughout the city centre. … Continue Reading

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Aussie Muslim Youth to travel over 30,000km to meet Australians living in remote towns
NIDA looking for future leaders of the arts and cultural industries
Atlantis Untold Pre-Release At Kadina

Luxury Hotels

Lux* Tea Horse Road in Benzilan China Personifies Brand Attributes of The New BMW 7 And X7

LUX* Tea Horse Road in Benzilan in Degen, Yunnan, was chosen to showcase the new BMW’s new X7 and 7 series from 6 to 9 July 2019. … Continue Reading

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ICC Sydney and Partners Showcase First State Super Theatre

International Convention Centre Sydney (ICC Sydney), First State Super, the Committee for Sydney and the Sydney Business Chamber have come together to showcase the newly named First State Super Theatre and highlight the important role local investment and the events sector play in driving the New South Wales economy and Sydney’s reputation on the global stage. … Continue Reading

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Extension of Industry-Leading Initiative for Personal Travel Managers

The conclusion of TravelManagers’ annual National Conference in Perth the weekend before last marked twelve months since the introduction of the company’s Network Assistance Program (NAP): an industry-leading initiative to support its business partners’ health and wellbeing. … Continue Reading

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Indulge In A Sunrise Floating Breakfast At Banyan Tree Samui

Premium leisure brand, Travel Associates, has launched its Travel Associates Cruise Boutique concept, a business specialisation designed to offer clients absolute cruise expertise, curated cruise and travel experiences, and unrivalled service. … Continue Reading

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Responsible Tourism

Mexican Caribbean Celebrates Whale Shark Day with New Tour Regulations to Protect Species

Ahead of Whale Shark Day on August 30tour providers of the Mexican Caribbean have welcomed new government-mandated regulations to protect the largest fish in the world. … Continue Reading

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Google launches Great Sporting Land: A celebration of Australia’s legendary sport heritage

Whether we’re playing or barracking, we Aussies take our commitment to sport very seriously. We have public holidays for horse races and grand finals – and 92% of us are interested in sports.* Over generations, sport has become a defining pillar of our identity, values and culture. … Continue Reading

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Travelport, IBM and BCD Travel develop blockchain solution for hotel commission reconciliation

Travelport, a leading technology company serving the travel industry, announces the development of a blockchain solution to enhance the hotel commission reconciliation process. … Continue Reading

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Australian travel tech Kudos expands its platform with Amadeus

Tour Operator

Perfect touring destinations for 2020

Taking a holiday in an exotic destination like Japan, China, Vietnam, Cambodia, India, Argentina, Patagonia, Peru or South Africa is an incredibly exciting adventure. … Continue Reading

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Travel Deals

Flash Sale – 25% Last Minute Discount on Lirrwi Gay’Wu Women’s Tour

Indigenous tour operator Lirrwi Tourism has announced a one-off short-term discount of 25 per cent on its  Gay’Wu or Dilly Bag Tours for Women in East Arnhem Land.  The offer applies to the last tour for the season, departing on Friday September 6, 2019. … Continue Reading

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