Headline News

Pax and crew hurt as extreme turbulence hits SIA flight

egtmedia59A Singapore Airlines A380 ran into extreme turbulence while descending to land in  Mumbai, India, injuring eight passengers and 10 crew seriously enough for them to be taken to hospital on landing. … Continue Reading

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Measles alert issued for Jetstar Bali-to-Brisbane flight
Tourism Australia top marketing talent bows out
Rocky Mountains of Ras Al Khaima
Amazing rooms built around the rocks at Edakkal Hermitage

Accolades

Agents Incentives

FRHI Encourages Travel Agents To Grab Their Passport & Earn More

Whether it’s a tropical escape or an all-important business trip, FRHI Hotels & Resorts (FRHI) understands that travel agents work diligently to provide meaningful experiences and personalized service to their clients. … Continue Reading

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Airfare Deals

Relax in the sand, sea and sun in the Philippines with Cebu Pacific Air

With the festive season fast approaching, kick start holiday plans with a seat sale from Cebu Pacific Air (PSE:CEB), the Philippines’ largest airline. From 20 to 25 October 2014, all-inclusive fares from Singapore direct to Manila, Clark, Cebu and Iloilo start from S$129. … Continue Reading

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Aviation

Further route network optimisation – focusing on airberlin’s strenghts

airberlin will continue to adapt its route network by focusing on increased efficiency and further reducing seasonal effects. This strategic focus on increased efficiency is accompanied by a focus on our core markets Germany, Austria and Switzerland. … Continue Reading

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Qatar Airways’ First Liveried A350 XWB Completes Its Maiden Flight
Etihad Airways Links Abu Dhabi And Vienna Through New Daily Niki Service
Gulf Air to Resume Flights to Shiraz

Airport

Qantas Adds Lounge Capacity In Perth With Announcement Of New Business Lounge

Perth Business Lounge 1From today Qantas will begin construction on its new Domestic Business Lounge at Perth Airport to coincide with the airline’s move to a dedicated Qantas precinct in 2015. … Continue Reading

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Air Traffic at HKIA Continues to Rise in September

Appointments

Welcome Aboard: Flight Centre Introduces New Appointments

FLIGHT CENTRE has made a series of high profile new appointments across its Marketing team to strengthen its core functions and expand into new areas. … Continue Reading

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Gilbert Promoted to Director of Sales & Marketing at The Ritz-Carlton, Laguna Niguel
Frasers Hospitality Appoints New Director of Portfolio & Asset Management

Association

CLIA Commends Carnival, Public Health Officials On Smooth Return To Port Of Carnival Magic

Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA) President and CEO, Christine Duffy, issued the following statement today regarding the successful disembarkation of a passenger on the Carnival Magic who was under self-monitoring for potential exposure to Ebola. … Continue Reading

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“Planning For Inbound Success”

Conferences

GBTA America Latina Conference in Argentina Sets Attendance Record

The Global Business Travel Association (GBTA) – Latin America region in conjunction with GBTA’s  Argentina Chapter, recently hosted its third annual successful GBTA Conference Latin America – held this year at the Buenos Aires Sheraton Hotel & Conference Center on October 6-8. … Continue Reading

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The 7th Asia for Asia: Rock the Generation

Corporate

italktravel speaks local language

Independent Travel Group’s retail brand italktravel now has 21 stores following recent openings in Doncaster, Glen Waverley and Fountain Gate in Victoria … Continue Reading

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Schoolies cautioned not to scrimp on travel insurance
NTUC Income is first insurer to offer a travel policy that covers pre-existing conditions
CMO Nick Baker to Leave Tourism Australia

Cruise

Princess Cruises Statement on Ebola

At Princess Cruises the safety and health of our guests and crew is our top priority. We understand that media coverage of the Ebola virus and related cases may raise questions among those with upcoming travel plans. … Continue Reading

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Voyager of the Seas(R) Makes Groundbreaking Headway by Calling Hong Kong Home in 2015
Explore Norway in a Hurtigruten vintage voyage
Voyages of Discovery Unveils New Company Logo, Brand Identity

Destination ASEAN

Remembering the deadly Aceh Tsunami 10 Years On

A decade ago on 26th December 2014, the province of Aceh on the north-western-most part of Indonesia was devastated by a natural disaster that shook the world,  known as the Aceh Tsunami. … Continue Reading

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15 Beaches In Malaysia To Be Featured In 101 Best Beaches.com Asia
VisitPenang 2014 October III Newsletter

Destination Global

Travel Access Vital to Fighting Ebola

InterAction, the largest alliance of U.S. NGOs working on global poverty and humanitarian assistance efforts, warned leaders in Congress and the White House this week that flight restrictions could cripple the efforts of American NGOs responding to the Ebola crisis in West Africa. … Continue Reading

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Ebola Misunderstood – Kirkland
2015 Taiwan Lantern Festival

Destination Seychelles

Seychelles authorities meet French Tour Operators and Press at Paris tourism meeting to announce details of Air Seychelles flights between Paris & Seychelles

Seychelles-TravelAlain St.Ange, the Seychelles Minister responsible for Tourism and Culture led a one day working visit to Paris to meet the French Tour Operators and members of the Press. … Continue Reading

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Seychelles/France : No Direct Flight To Paris, But Almost Says The Indian Ocean Newsletter (Ion)

Destination Thailand

Relive the magic of Loy Krathong at Anantara Bangkok Riverside Resort & Spa

Celebrating Thailand’s annual full moon water festival, Anantara Bangkok Resort & Spa presents two mouthwatering offers to dine at the tropical hideaway along the majestic River of Kings.  … Continue Reading

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Hansar Samui Paints Bophut School to Support Local Community
Happy Hippo Sightings In Nai Lert Park At Swissôtel Nai Lert Park Bangkok
Classical Thai Dancing Performed daily at Celadon The Sukhothai Bangkok

Exhibitions

Indonesia Travel & Holiday Fair to be held in Jakarta

egtmedia59The 14th Indonesia Travel & Holiday Fair (ITHF) will be held in Jakarta on October 24-26, 2014 in conjunction with the 3rd edition of the World Islamic Tourism Mart (WITM). … Continue Reading

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Grand Millennium Dubai On Show At WTM London Boost Its Market Share
35 Reasons to Attend World Travel Market 2014
The 20th TIME Pasar Wisata to be held in Banda Aceh

Food & Beverage

Global Travel Media TV

Up, up and away – my amazing Vanuatu Helicopter trip to the top of an active volcano!

image004The word helicopter just had to be mentioned and I am sure that for many, the words “boys and their toys”, immediately sprung to mind, and I am happy to admit that when Alison Fleming of Vanuatu Helicopters offered me a seat on a trip from Port Vila to the top of the active volcano Ambrym recently, what else could I say but, … YES! … Continue Reading

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Golf Tourism

4th Year In A Row As The Official Hotel For The SIME Darby LPGA 2014

The fifth edition of the Sime Darby LPGA Malaysia ended with the crowning of a new champion, the 25 year old Ms Shanshan Feng of China who beat Thailand’s Pornanong Phatlum with four strokes behind on 12 October 2014 at the Kuala Lumpur Golf & Country Club. … Continue Reading

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Hospitality

Hotel Deals

Hotel Openings

Holiday Inn Abu Dhabi Downtown Opens Offering a Refreshing Experience in the City-Centre

InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG) welcomes the opening of Holiday Inn Abu Dhabi Downtown. The hotel becomes the second Holiday Inn hotel and the sixth IHG hotel in the UAE Capital. … Continue Reading

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Zinc | InVision Hospitality announces 4th GLOW by Zinc property in Bangkok. GLOW Ratchada 12, opening July 2015
DoubleTree by Hilton Opens in Heart of Historic St. Augustine

Luxury Hotels

Mandarin Oriental Announces New Celebrity Fan For Global Brand Advertising Campaign

unnamed (6)Mandarin Oriental’s USD multi-million global advertising campaign “He’s a Fan/She’s a Fan”, continues to gather ‘fans’ from around the world.  The latest addition is the award-winning Hollywood actress, Lucy Liu. … Continue Reading

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Head for the hills this festive season

Meetings

Luxurious New Event Space Makes Mandarin Oriental, Hong Kong The Choice For Meetings And Group Events

Mandarin Oriental, Hong Kong, known for its legendary service and unrivalled location in Central, has recently renovated its event spaces, which are now open for business meetings and social gatherings. … Continue Reading

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Pan Pacific Rewards

MICE

Video Reveal New Horizons for MICE

Under the “Taiwan MICE Industry Pilot Program”(MEET TAIWAN), the Bureau of Foreign Trade of the Ministry of Economy Affairs(MOEA) of Taiwan commissioned the Taiwan External Trade Development Council (TAITRA) to enhance the international image of Taiwan’s MICE (Meetings, Incentive Travel, Conferences and Exhibitions) brand and strengthen the international competitiveness of the Taiwan MICE industry.

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Asia Super Team Final in Taiwan

Mobile travel consulting

MTA’ers step up for Melbourne Marathon Festival

Pictured (from left to right) MTA’s Ally Kilypin, Amber Smith, Jenny Magee, Nik Donovan and Melissa Donovan, all of whom competed in the 2014 Medibank Melbourne Marathon Festival. … Continue Reading

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Travel Counsellors Come Together at the Melbourne Marathon

Online Travel Agents

DREAMLINES cruises into Australia

DREAMLINES the global cruise portal headquartered in Hamburg, Germany has announced they have acquired leading Australian cruising websites www.cruisecentre.com.au and www.cruiseaway.com.au; … Continue Reading

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Responsible Tourism

100 Angels for 100 Rhinos

Great Plains Conservation and &Beyond have been working hard to raise awareness and funds for their initiative, Rhinos Without Borders, and on Rhino Friday 17 Oct 2014, we decided to launch our Rhino Angels campaign to further the project. … Continue Reading

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River Cruising

New Pandaw Burma Cruise Package

Pandaw Expeditions has combined the best of Burma on land and water in a new 14-day package with a focus on the towering gorges of the upper Irrawaddy River. … Continue Reading

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Europe and France river cruising fly free extended until 31 October

Social Media

Hong Kong Tramways Awarded the 2014 TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence in its 110th Anniversary

unnamed (17)Hong Kong Tramways, Limited (HKT) has been awarded the 2014 Certificate of Excellence from TripAdvisor™, the world’s largest travel site*. The award celebrates hospitality excellence and is given only to businesses that consistently achieve outstanding traveller reviews on TripAdvisor. … Continue Reading

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Travel Deals

Back-Roads Travel Deals

X007-00007London to Paris via the Channel Islands

SAVE $241 and receive European breakfast daily when you discover the charms of the very best of British and French culture focusing on history, nature and tradition. … Continue Reading

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Wholesaler

Travel Indochina identifies growth trends across Asia: Sri Lanka, Bhutan, India and Japan all tracking strongly

Demonstrating sustained interest well beyond its traditional destinations of Vietnam, Cambodia and Laos, Asia travel specialist Travel Indochina has recorded strong growth in sales to Sri Lanka, Bhutan, India and Japan. … Continue Reading

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