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Headline News

Air NZ all smiles after Aussie reputation hat-trick

For the third consecutive year, Australians have chosen Air New Zealand as Australia’s most respected company, outranking and outperforming significantly larger businesses and household names – including Qantas (which came second) and Virgin Australia (which came 12th). … Continue Reading

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Keep us off the tourism K list, says indignant Malaysia
Notre Dame: how a rebuilt cathedral could be just as wonderful
Incredible India Co Opts Celebrities To Promote The Destination
Australia Zoo to build ‘Camp Croc Hunter’ on Sunshine Coast

Accolades

Airfare Deals

Vietjet Celebrates its Newest International Route to Bali with the Return of its MYR0 Golden Hour Promotion

Vietjet’s Golden Hour promotion is back! In celebration of its newest international route connecting Ho Chi Minh City with Bali (Indonesia), the new-age airline is offering 1,450,000 super-saving tickets starting from only MYR0 during 3 golden days starting 17 – 19 April 2019. … Continue Reading

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Cebu Pacific deals 2019
Aircalin’s “Companion Sale” Fly to Noumea from $499 Return*!
Oman Air Ramadan Offers
Air New Zealand fares to Seoul available now

Aviation

With JetBlue’s First Airbus A321neo Delivery Nearing, Airline Announces First New Route Made Possible by Aircraft’s Extended Range and Increased Fuel-Efficiency

JetBlue today announced that delivery of the airline’s first Airbus A321neo (new engine option) aircraft is set for this spring with entry into service this summer. … Continue Reading

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Breaking News: Non-stop Flight Between USA and Cape Town Announced by United Airlines
Business Travel Tips With Giles Gilbert
Air Lease Corporation Announces Delivery of First of Six New Airbus A321-200neo LR Aircraft with Air Arabia
KLM Royal Dutch Airlines and Air Mauritius suspend their Joint Venture operations

Airport

Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) – Conservation and Sustainability Fast Facts

LAX strives to be green every month of the year, not just during Earth Month. This gateway to the West is continually on the look for ways to improve the environment.  … Continue Reading

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Appointments

Apps

BTS is Winning on Spotify with Latest Album Release and Hit Single ‘Boy With Luv’ feat. Halsey

Fresh off the charts, BTS’ latest single Boy With Luv feat Halsey has hit #3 on Spotify’s Global Top 50, setting a brand new record for the highest position ever attained by a K-Pop artist. … Continue Reading

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Yaas, Babbel’s ‘Lit-tionary’ is goals AF

Association

GN signs MOU with international cruise operators’ association

The Government of Nunavut (GN) and the Association of Arctic Expedition Cruise Operators (AECO), today signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to work together on cruise ship tourism in the territory. … Continue Reading

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Solomon Islands dive operators to establish formal association

Beverage

The $40 Whisky That’s A World-Beater

Loch Lomond Reserve Blended Scotch Whisky, sold exclusively at Liquorland, First Choice Liquor and Vintage Cellars for $40, has been awarded a prestigious Double Gold Medal at the San Francisco World Spirits Competition – beating spirits selling for many times the price. … Continue Reading

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Business News

New Owner For Award Winning CEE Contact Centre

ICON Communication Centres s.r.o (ICON), an award-winning provider of multilingual contact centre solutions, is pleased to announce its purchase by CEE Communication s.r.o. … Continue Reading

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Australian tourism needs action on visas

Conferences

World Forum on Gastronomy Tourism to Analyse the Sector’s Potential as a Source of Jobs, Entrepreneurship and Innovation

The countdown begins for the 5th World Forum on Gastronomy Tourism to be held on 2 and 3 May in Donostia-San Sebastián, organized by the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) and the Basque Culinary Center (BCC).

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Africa’s aviation sector forecast to grow 5% per annum over next 20 years

Cruise

World Expeditions Launches First Class Galapagos Experience

Adventure travel specialist, World Expeditions, has launched an exclusive opportunity to experience the Galapagos wildlife with naturalist expert, Jaime Dominguez on the brand new, first class yacht, Solaris. … Continue Reading

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Princess Cruises Returns to the South Pacific for Spring 2020
Regent Seven Seas Cruises® Perfects Culinary Experience on Seven Seas Splendor TM
PGA Champions Join Crystal Cruises’ Award-Winning Golf-Themed Voyages In 2019
Norwegian Cruise Line Announces Select 2020 and 2021 Itineraries

Cruise Deals

Botanica’s Cherry Blossom Cruise Perfectly Timed To Bloom

A happy group of Botanica World Discoveries’ guests have recently returned from a 12 Day small-ship cruise of Japan, delighted to have seen the cherry blossom as it hit peak bloom. … Continue Reading

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Captain Cook Whale Watching Cruise Sale
Seabourn Extends Two Week Sale

Destination Europe

Giant, stained glass installations in Belfast celebrate the legacy of Game of Thrones® in Northern Ireland

After a decade of filming and production in Northern Ireland, Game of Thrones® is finally drawing to a close. To commemorate the show’s final season and celebrate Northern Ireland as Game of Thrones® Territory, six beautifully crafted, freestanding stained-glass windows will be appearing across the city of Belfast as the eighth and final season unfolds. … Continue Reading

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Destination Florida

Kimpton Angler’s Hotel South Beach Honors Mother Earth With Eco-Tourism Reef Rescue Experience And Market-Leading Practices

With travelers expressing a growing desire to patronize eco-friendly destinations and hotels, finding those that combine both environmentally-friendly practices with immersive eco-tourism experiences that educate and inform are a rare combination. … Continue Reading

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Tax Day Reminder: Tourism Saves Each FL Family More Than $1,500 Annually

Destination Germany

German National Tourist Board to participate in Arabian Travel Market GCC produces 1.8 million overnight stays in Germany during 2018

The German National Tourist Board (GNTB) has announced that it will be showcasing a range of key destinations at Arabian Travel Market (ATM) 2019, which takes place at the Dubai World Trade Centre from 28th April to 1st May. … Continue Reading

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Destination Global

Latest travel and lifestyle news from WA

WHAT’S HOT

Hollywood superstars holiday in WA

Two of Hollywood’s most recognisable actors, Chris Hemsworth and Matt Damon, recently enjoyed a family holiday in WA, with Hemsworth hailing the trip one of his ‘best ever’. Joined by their families, Hemsworth and Damon’s WA adventure included time on the Coral Coast and Perth, including a visit to Rottnest Island. … Continue Reading

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Carnival in Jamaica Is the Ultimate Bucket List of Cultural Experiences
Turtle stars in Great Barrier Reef wedding photo

Destination North America

Gear up for Summer in Colorado

After the snow melts each spring, Colourful Colorado can be experienced, and adventures abound across the wildflower-dotted mountains, lush forests, flowing rivers and rock formations. … Continue Reading

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Another ‘layer’ of the 1886 Crescent Hotel’s days as a hospital surfaces

Destination North Asia

China’s foreign ministry puts Tianjin on world map

Northern Chinese coastal city Tianjin was put on the global map Tuesday as China’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MFA) and the municipal government held a promotion event. … Continue Reading

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Destination Seychelles

Saint Ange Tourism ReportEdition #15 of Volume #3 Monday 15th April 2019

The Editorial this week highlights:- a. Thanking Vice President Meriton for his words of appreciation. b. Saint Ange Tourism Report’s readership continues to grow. c. African Tourism Board is for Africa what PATA is for Pacific & Asia. d. President of the African Tourism Board. e. World Travel Market Africa in Cape Town consolidated itself. f. President Danny Faure speaks to the world from a submersible. … Continue Reading

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Dining

El Camino Cantina brings a taste of true Tex-Mex to Byron Bay

El Camino Cantina is bringing a bespoke Tex-Mex experience to Byron Bay at midday on Thursday, 25 April, when it opens for business in the new retail, dining and entertainment precinct, Mercato on Byron. … Continue Reading

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Traditional, Glatt Kosher for Passover Seder 2019 at Talia’s Steakhouse, New York | Manhattan Kosher Restaurants NYC
A Whimsical Dinner at Lamarck University When Savoury Meets Sweet in Phu Quoc
PIIN Wine Restaurant is Now Open
Lofty Ambitions At Memo

Exhibitions

2019 Taipei Cycle Show Becomes First Again with Opening of Nangang Exhibition Hall 2

The 32nd Taipei International Cycle Show took place from March 27 to 30, returning to its position as the first (meaning earliest) major international cycle show to be held each year. … Continue Reading

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2019 TIBE Another Success, Germany Featured, and 2020 Korea
25,000 Exhibitors Bring Sustainable Opportunities to 125th Canton Fair
2019 Taiwan International Orchid Show Transported Visitors Through 400 Years of Tainan History

Financial

Introducing PLAY by Afterpay: Aussies Can Now Pay for Their Holidays in Instalments Before They Fly

Afterpay and LayAway Travel have collaborated to create a new travel service, PLAY – a simple platform that helps Aussie travellers’ pick, book and pay for their holiday over a series of interest-free instalments prior to their departure date. … Continue Reading

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Gogo Provides Preliminary First Quarter 2019 Financial Results
Mastercard Commercial Cardholders Get Even Greater Transparency into Amazon Business Purchases
Gogo Inc. Announces Launch of $900 Million Senior Secured Notes Offering

Food & Beverage

The Healthy Way To Enjoy Easter Chocolate

It’s Easter this weekend … which tends to mean CHOCOLATE, and lots of it! … Continue Reading

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Glamping

Easter caravan and camping trips beneficial for Australians’ wellbeing

The Easter long weekend is fast approaching, and holiday park owners all around Australia are preparing for one of the busiest weekends of the year. … Continue Reading

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Crikey! ‘Camp Croc Hunter’ camping experience to be developed at Sunshine Coast’s Australia Zoo

Golf Tourism

Golf Innovation Symposium Demonstrates Global Opportunities

Following a two-day summit in Tokyo that elevated the latest global research in golf participation and sustainability, the United States Golf Association (USGA) has released key findings from its fifth Golf Innovation Symposium, presented by Cisco. … Continue Reading

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Hotel Deals

Global experience gifting company Tinggly launches Blogger House, an accommodation for bloggers and influencers, to help it spread happiness

Vilnius, April 2019, Tinggly, the global experience gifting company, has launched Blogger House, an accommodation designed for bloggers, vloggers and other influencers to stay in central Vilnius free of charge. … Continue Reading

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Upgrade Your Suite Experience At 137 Pillars Suites & Residences Bangkok
New Tasmanian Luxe Stay Option

Hotel Developments

Witkoff Is Proud To Announce Diller Scofidio + Renfro As The Design Architect For Drew Las Vegas

Moving toward a second quarter 2022 opening of Drew Las Vegas, global real estate developer Witkoff announces Diller Scofidio + Renfro as the design architect for the project, with an eye toward realizing a fresh vision for the next integrated resort on the North Strip’s emerging luxury corridor.   … Continue Reading

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Nobu Hospitality To Launch In London West End Nobu Hotel London Portman Square Opening 2020
Façade cleaning of Sydney’s former General Post Office kick-starts brand conversion to The Fullerton Hotel Sydney

Hotel News

Preferred Hotels & Resorts Welcomes 25 New Member Hotels

Preferred Hotels & Resorts – the world’s largest independent hotel brand representing more than 750 distinctive hotels, resorts, and residences across 85 countries – is pleased to announce the addition of 25 new member hotels to its global portfolio between January 1 to March 31, 2019. … Continue Reading

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Sofitel Sydney Wentworth partner with Kailis Australian Pearls Treat Mum to a pearl appreciation afternoon this Mother’s Day
Marriott Hotels and TED Expand Guest Experiences with Vancouver Conference Livestream, Masterclass and Intimate TED Fellows Salons in Third Year of Partnership
Trailblazing Women in WorldHotels Making Big Strides in the Hospitality Industry
Angsana Xishuangbanna Welcomes Guests

Hotel Openings

Grand Opening of AC Hotel and Fairfield Inn & Suites by Marriott Miami Airport West/Doral

Doral is now home to the AC Hotel and Fairfield Inn & Suites by Marriott Miami Airport West/Doral. AC Hotel Doral is a new, modern, design-driven, lifestyle brand from Marriott International, Inc. The new generation of Fairfield Inn & Suites arrives in Doral designed with oversized rooms, and features that will excel the hotel experience. … Continue Reading

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The Luxury Collection Debuts in Cyprus With Parklane, A Luxury Collection Resort & Spa On The Island’s Vibrant Southern Coast
MGallery by Sofitel to debut in Hong Kong with the launch of The Silveri MGallery by Sofitel

Industry Deals

Have a Fantastic Easter Weekend From Your Travel Club

 http://industryclub.com.au/TIC Wishes You A Happy Easter!

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Lifestyle

One in five Aussie parents miss their pets more than their children whilst on holiday

Australians’ love for their pets has reached new heights with nearly one in five parents (18%) admitting they miss their “fur babies” more than their own children when they go away on holiday, according to research by house and pet sitting service TrustedHousesitters. … Continue Reading

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Loyalty

Air New Zealand and Z pump more value to Airpoints™ customers

From today, Air New Zealand Airpoints™ members will receive the benefit of Z’s Pumped fuel discount programme, receiving six cents off per litre when they fuel up at Z petrol stations nationwide, the first time members can enjoy a discount on a product as a direct result of their membership.  … Continue Reading

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MICE

Events That Go The Extra Millennium Mile

Global hospitality group, Millennium Hotels and Resorts (MHR), today launched The Extra Millennium Mile – an all-encompassing MICE offering created around its Singapore and Southeast Asia properties, designed for meeting planners who want their events to ‘go the extra mile’. … Continue Reading

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Korea to Introduce New MICE Communication Message “Stay Connected for Your Success” and “Light Up Your Passion”
2019 SCSE Sets Record for Overseas Visitors
Emporium Hotel South Bank: A Mice Destination of Choice

Mobile travel consulting

Gearing up for new Japan self-guided drive program

Pictured, MTA – Mobile Travel Agents’ Liza Parker in full Geisha mode while visiting historical Kitsuki on Japan’s Kyushu Island. … Continue Reading

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Business Planning Workshops Rolled Out to Personal Travel Managers

Motoring

GO Rentals expands its nationwide network in to growing Otago region

As part of its ongoing expansion plans nationwide, award-winning vehicle rental company GO Rentals has announced it is growing in the South Island by opening a new location in the Dunedin Airport terminal. … Continue Reading

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OTA News

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Rail

Travel through Europe in style on Eurostar

Eurostar, the high-speed passenger rail service linking the UK with mainland Europe, is offering Australians the chance to travel for less with tickets from only $62 one-way* from London to Amsterdam, Rotterdam, Lille, Brussels, and Paris. … Continue Reading

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Resort News

ULU Cliffhouse Presents Guy Gerber ‘Rumors’

The infamous RUMORS Ibiza is coming to our Clifftop oasis for the second edition in Bali! … Continue Reading

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Responsible Tourism

The Treadright Foundation and Contiki Cares Launch Its First ‘People’ Project in Australia – Supporting Indigenous Artists

In company with Contiki Cares, The TreadRight Foundation continues to make travel matter with the launch of its first artisan grant in Australia, partnering with KARI Foundation – providing travellers, immersive indigenous experiences to offer a better understanding and appreciation for the culture and community that have existed in the land that we now call Australia for at least 50,000 years. … Continue Reading

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River Cruising

Save 25 per cent on Brahmaputra River cruises in India

Save up to $1800 per couple – Available until sold out

Bonus: No single supplement on December 22, 2019, departure. … Continue Reading

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European Waterways’ Guide to Hotel Barge Cruising

Sports

Singapore GP unveils an all-new experience for music and race fans at the Formula 1 Singapore Airlines Singapore Grand Prix 2019

Race promoter Singapore GP today unveiled an all-new race and music experience for fans at this year’s edition of the night race, taking place from 20 to 22 September. … Continue Reading

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Statistics & Trends

Easter spending in the UK to reach £1.7bn in 2019, says GlobalData

Easter spend in the UK is forecast to increase by 0.5% in 2019 to reach £1.7bn, driven by gifting which is expected to rise 0.8%, according to GlobalData, a leading data and analytics company. … Continue Reading

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Tech

Tour Operator

Insight Cares And Luxury Gold Cares Launch Global Volunteer Day In Celebration Of Earth Month

Award-winning sister brands Insight Vacations and Luxury Gold along with the TreadRight Foundation have launched Global Volunteer Day to celebrate Earth Month, with team members around the world making a conscious effort to give back to their local communities. … Continue Reading

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Lake Eyre in flood, Uluru and Field of Light all with Travelmarvel
National Geographic and Scenic release 2020 program
Discover China & Japan with APT in 2020

Tourist Boards

Federal MPs Have No Excuses for Sucking on Plastic Pollution with Delivery of 150 Reusable Metal Straws

Every Federal MP has been sent a reusable metal drinking straw this week from marine conservationists who want policies on plastic pollution that don’t suck. … Continue Reading

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Guam prepares for largest Golden Week expecting over 11K visitors

Trade Events

Travel Deals

Savings And Flight Bonus On Grand Tour Of Iceland

CELEBRATING 25 years as destination experts in the Australian market, Beyond Travel is offering customers the chance to save up to $1800 per couple on the Grand Tour of Iceland departing on June 3 or 24, 2019. … Continue Reading

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Mother’s Day Getaways for Mums of Every Stage and Interest
Escape the chill this May with discounted sailing trips from Intrepid Travel
Outback Walking, Wilderness and Wine
Save 15 per cent on Sri Lanka and Rajasthan motorbike tours

Whats On

45th Real Journeys Queenstown Winter Festival Programme Release, Tickets on Sale 16 April 2019 at 9am

The 45th Real Journeys Queenstown Winter Festival programme has been revealed and is a birthday bash packed with everything the Festival has become legendary for – buzzing downtown streets, fireworks, live music and comedy, and madcap antics in the snow and icy water of Lake Wakatipu, announced Festival Director Rae Baker at the official Festival launch on the steamship TSS Earnslaw earlier this evening (15 April 2019). … Continue Reading

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Four Days Until Bad Friday’s Tenth Anniversary, Set Times Revealed

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