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Headline News

Travel ‘influencers’ may lose their glow under new scrutiny

Australia’s biggest travel agency chain is among companies that no longer use social media ‘influencers’ in their marketing mix, seeing no value in doing so. … Continue Reading

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Travellers Choice guests enjoy sky-high hospitality
Canada Corroboree polar bears put swimwear in shade
Acclaimed Australian artist Ben Quilty will unveil first major exhibition in South Australia
InterContinental acquires Six Senses Hotels Resorts Spas


Nikon products receive the iF Design Award 2019​

Nikon Australia is pleased to announce that its products have received the iF Design Award 2019 for the product discipline. … Continue Reading

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Poppys on the Lagoon Resort Nominated Again



Valentine’s Day highlights at Munich Airport

Today, on Valentine’s Day, hearts and flowers will abound at Munich Airport, too. … Continue Reading

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Pilar Laguaña to lead Guam Visitors Bureau

The Guam Visitors Bureau (GVB) Board of Directors officially named Pilar Laguaña as the tourism agency’s new GVB President and CEO. … Continue Reading

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PATA embraces adventure and spirituality in Rishikesh, Uttarakhand, India

The PATA Adventure Travel and Responsible Tourism Conference and Mart 2019 began on Wednesday, February 13, 2019 in Rishikesh, Uttarakhand, India with 300 delegates from 28 countries in attendance for the three-day niche event, comprising a one-day-travel mart and one-day conference. … Continue Reading

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Four Major Associations Partnering to Help Operators Connect to the Best Technology


Dom Perignon Unveils 2008 Vintage in Macau Exclusively at Two-Michelin-Starred Alain Ducasse At Morpheus, City of Dreams

Embodying a classic yet unexpected expression of champagne through the prism of Dom Pérignon, Dom Pérignon Vintage 2008 is now unveiled for the first time in Macau, starting at the iconic setting of Alain Ducasse at Morpheus in City of Dreams, Macau. … Continue Reading

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Business News

The Unique Tourism Collection Appointed Australia and New Zealand Representative for The Table Bay, Cape Town

The Unique Tourism Collection has been appointed Australia and New Zealand representative for The Table Bay in Cape Town, South Africa. … Continue Reading

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Launch of the first ever Africa Protected Areas Congress

This year’s Valentine day was marked on Thursday with special African flavour that saw the launch of the first-ever Africa Protected Areas Congress (APAC) ( at Nairobi National Park’s historic Ivory Burning Site. … Continue Reading

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Cunard Announces Record 2020-21 Summer Down Under

Cunard has announced that its popular Queen Elizabeth will return to Australia for an unparalleled 118 days over the 202021 summer, headlining the luxury cruise line’s biggest ever Australian season. … Continue Reading

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Queen Elizabeth Sails into Record Tasmanian Season with Maiden Call to Hobart
Celebrity Cruises Unveils New Partnerships with American Ballet Theatre and Michelin-Starred Chef Daniel Boulud
Virgin Voyages Sailings Now Open for Bookings
Carnival Sunshine Comes to Aid of Cargo Ship in Distress

Cruise Deals

Cruise The Pristine Arctic Circle In All- Inclusive Luxury On Board Silver Cloud With Complimentary Business Class Flights

For one month only, Silversea Cruises is offering guests complimentary business class air on four incredible Arctic voyages aboard their majestic ship; Silver Cloud… Continue Reading

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Destination Europe

SWISS launches stopover travel packages for Switzerland in collaboration with Switzerland Tourism and Switzerland Travel Centre

SWISS now offers its travellers the option of booking a variety of destination packages to explore Switzerland’s iconic sights and cities within a couple of days. … Continue Reading

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Destination North America

Ryan Reynolds to narrate British Columbia documentary GREAT BEAR RAINFOREST,

Spirit Bear Entertainment and MacGillivray Freeman Films have announced celebrity
A-Lister Ryan Reynolds is the confirmed narrator of Great Bear Rainforest set in one of the planet’s most exquisite and secluded wilderness locations in British Columbia, Canada. … Continue Reading

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Wilsonville Oregon Launches A New Tourism Campaign, Website and ‘Pocket Trip’ Visitor Guides

Destination North Asia

“Spring Festival in Xi’an, Most Cultural and Traditional” opens a new chapter of Xi’an’s urban tourism

As part of the 2019 “Spring Festival in Xi’an, Most Cultural and Traditional”, the Happy Reunion of Overseas Chinese in celebration of Chinese New Year was held by the Xi’an Municipal Culture and Tourism Bureau from February 6 to 10. … Continue Reading

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Destination Seychelles

Seychelles congratulated by Reunion VP Faouzia Vitry at Ministerial Meeting

Last weekend’s Vanilla Islands Ministerial Meeting saw Faouzia Vitry, the Vice President of the Regional Council of Reunion Island remind the opening ceremony of the meeting that no one could talk about the Indian Ocean Vanilla Islands without being reminded of Alain St.Ange, the former Tourism Minister of Seychelles who was not only one of the main personalities who helped create the regional organisation, but he was elected its First President.

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Destination Thailand

Elite Weddings and Honeymoon specialists to enjoy High Tea at Thailand’s Royal Summer Palace

Afternoon tea in the Mrigadayavan Palace, the elegant summer palace of Thailand’s Royal Family, is to be the highlight of the welcoming at the 4thAmazing Thailand Romance Trade Meet to be held from 12 to 13 February, 2019. … Continue Reading

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Discovering ancient Lamphun and the Hariphunchai Kingdom


Awesome Surf and Turf at Cinnamon Coffee House One World Hotel, Petaling Jaya 04 – 31 March 2019

Being well known as a food haven to many in Petaling Jaya, Cinnamon Coffee House now spices up its buffet spread with its latest promotion, featuring an excellent combo of nautical and terrestrial cuts. Land and sea…savoury or sweet, there’s no need to choose when you can have it all! … Continue Reading

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Claypot Goodness at Zuan Yuan Chinese Restaurant One World Hotel, Petaling Jaya 01 March – 30 April 2019
Chef’s Special at Zuan Yuan Chinese Restaurant One World Hotel, Petaling Jaya 01 – 30 March 2019
Chef Gabriel Kreuther Debuts All-New Culinary Program At Baccarat Hotel New York
Estiatorio Keia Opens in H Queen’s


Hyatt Reports Fourth Quarter 2018 Results

Hyatt Hotels Corporation (“Hyatt” or the “Company”) (NYSE: H) today reported fourth quarter 2018 financial results. … Continue Reading

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Qantas Half Year Results 2019
Third Quarter Revenue Growth Offsets Higher Net Fuel Costs

Hotel Deals

Hot Deals at Metro Hotels & Apartments nationally


Groote Eylandt Lodge – Fishing Safari Bonus Package – 2 Day/ 3 Night package from $3700pp (twin share) … Continue Reading

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Hotel News

Preferred Hotels & Resorts Welcomes 15 New Member Hotels

Preferred Hotels & Resorts – the world’s largest independent hotel brand representing more than 700 distinctive hotels, resorts, and residences across 85 countries – is pleased to announce the growth of its global portfolio with the addition of 15 new member hotels between October 1 and December 31, 2018. … Continue Reading

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Pullman Danang unveils stylish new look for 2019
Anantara Vacation Club Partners With NH Hotel Group To Enhance Its European Travel Offering
Exciting New Refurbishment Completed At The Rarotongan!
March 21 is all about Mum at Bab Al Qasr Hotel & Residences

Hotel Openings

New York’s Moxy Chelsea Opens As The Flower District’s New Secret Garden

Rising 35 stories high into the New York City skyline, Moxy NYC Chelsea, the micro-room, macro-amenity hotel, developed by Lightstone and part of Marriott International’s experiential Moxy Hotels brand, officially opens its doors today. … Continue Reading

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Deyaar Development and Millennium Hotels & Resorts MEA open Millennium Atria Business Bay

Hotel Trends

STR: Hotel F&B performance up again in 2018

U.S. hotel food-and-beverage revenue per occupied room (F&B RevPOR) increased 2.7% in 2018, according to total-year data from STR. … Continue Reading

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Social is the motivation key at parkrun – Utilising our public outdoor spaces

Given that 80% of New Year’s resolutions fail by February, parkrun is grabbing hold of the last of the summer months to help ensure more Australians maintain an active and healthy lifestyle. … Continue Reading

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Malcolm Turnbull Writes Memoir For Hardie Grant Books
Social is the motivation key at parkrun – Utilising our public outdoor spaces

Luxury Hotels

Mandarin Oriental To Manage Luxury Residences On Fifth Avenue, New York

 Mandarin Oriental Hotel Group has announced an agreement to brand and manage 69 luxurious residences, located on Fifth Avenue New York, scheduled for completion in 2021. … Continue Reading

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Business Events Sector Declares Not In My Workplace

Among the driving force of executive leaders behind the Not In My Workplace (NIMW) initiative, Melbourne Convention Bureau (MCB) Chief Executive Officer Karen Bolinger is calling on leaders in the business events sector to take critical action to stamp out sexual harassment in the workplace. … Continue Reading

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Pullman Luang Prabang elevates MICE sector in northern Laos with largest international meeting space and socially-responsible experiences

Photo Gallery

Ynot Concepts Wraps up Big Five Roadshow

Last night at the Art House Hotel in Sydney, industry guests were given a taste of Africa as a part of Ynot Concepts inaugural Australian roadshow. … Continue Reading

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Resort News

Karma Resorts Embraces The Bali ‘Day Of Silence’ With Luxurious Nyepi Escapes


The blissful Balinese retreat of Karma Kandara couples outstanding natural beauty with Karma’s legendary luxury. … Continue Reading

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Responsible Tourism

Half a Billion Reasons to Give the Money Back

The Australian Marine Conservation Society (AMCS) has today welcomed the Senate Environment Committee’s report into the Great Barrier Reef 2050 Partnership and called for the funding to be reallocated into a new Reef Future Fund. … Continue Reading

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Melco volunteers celebrate the Chinese New Year with close to 400 beneficiaries from the local Macau community

River Cruising

AmaMagna a New Era in River Cruising

APT (in partnership with AmaWaterways), Australia’s most trusted cruise and touring specialist, is proud to announce the delivery of its brand new European river ship, AmaMagna, debuting on the Danube in May 2019. … Continue Reading

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Danny Welbeck makes return visit to the Arsenal Soccer School Dubai

Arsenal player Danny Welbeck visited the Arsenal Soccer School Dubai (ASSD), providing young footballers an unforgettable training session as they learn to “play the Arsenal way.” … Continue Reading

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Sports Events 365 showcases at London’s TTE exhibition web tools that allow travel companies to sell tickets to sporting events on their own websites

Statistics & Trends

Tourism still growing but more slowly

New international visitor arrival statistics confirm the growth in New Zealand’s tourism economy is slowing after four years of exceptional growth, Tourism Industry Aotearoa says. … Continue Reading

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The Ghanaian telecom market data revenue is expected to grow substantially to $1.1bn by 2023, says GlobalData


American Express Meetings & Events Partners With Technology Platforms Attendify And Splash To Bolster Full-Service Meetings Support

 American Express Meetings & Events , a division of American Express Global Business Travel (GBT), announced today it has expanded its attendee engagement portfolio via new partnerships with leading mobile event tool, Attendify, and the world’s first event marketing automation platform, Splash. … Continue Reading

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Tour Operator

Queensland operators on tour in India

Queensland tourism operators from across the state will travel to key cities in India as part of a six-day Queensland on Tour trade mission. … Continue Reading

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Tourist Boards

JNTO hosts trade seminar ahead of All Nippon Airways’ Perth-Tokyo route opening

Japan National Tourism Organization (JNTO) has co-hosted a seminar for travel agents with Airport, sponsored by All Nippon Airways (ANA), ahead of the commencement of ANA’s new daily Perth-Tokyo (Narita) service, which is set to begin operations from 1 September 2019. … Continue Reading

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Travel Deals

Singaporean families get away to bond on their holiday: HomeAway survey

When it comes to spending quality time with their loved ones, most Singaporean families view family holidays as one of the best ways to strengthen bonds. … Continue Reading

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New whale swim cruises launched in Tahiti
From Graffiti Galleries to Botanical Gardens: The 2019 Bucket List for Adventurous Millennials

Whats On

Parramasala Reveals 2019 Program

Parramatta is set to be transformed into a rich playground of cultural wonder when Parramasala returns with a bumper program featuring pumping live music, workshops for the whole family, incredible dance, delicious world delicacies and the iconic opening street parade. … Continue Reading

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