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Headline News

Qantas pledges to slash carbon emissions and aim for zero

The Qantas Group has set itself the bold target of net zero carbon emissions by 2050 in a major expansion of the airline’s commitment to a more sustainable aviation industry. … Continue Reading

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Emirates or Qatar to Europe – the verdict. Ian McIntosh reports
Travel Feature The Public Silo Trail
12th ITB-ASIA 2019, Sands Expo & Convention Centre, Singapore
The Light of our time

Accolades

Rockhampton’s Empire Apartment Hotel takes GOLD at 2019 Queensland Tourism Awards

Southern Great Barrier Reef tourism operators, including our impressive Empire Apartment Hotel in Rockhampton, have demonstrated that our iconic destination is still a tourism favourite, taking home six accolades at the 35th annual Queensland Tourism Awards. … Continue Reading

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Murray River Walk hikes into the Hall of Fame
The best of WA’s tourism industry recognised at awards
Gold rush for Red Cat Adventures at 2019 Queensland Tourism Awards
Ozasia Festival Named Sa’s Best Major Event

Agents Incentives

Costsaver Announces Top Achievers Trip Is Back for A Second Year, To Costa Rica

After the overwhelming success of the inaugural Costsaver Top Achievers trip to Asia this year, the brand is proud to announce that it’s back again for a second year, with plans to make it even bigger and better. … Continue Reading

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Airfare Deals

Cebu Pacific celebrates Singles’ Day with an all-out seat sale

Continuing the attractive seat sales under its #CEBSuperSeatFest this month, Cebu Pacific is celebrating Singles’ Day with a 48-hour seat sale. … Continue Reading

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Aviation

SWIFT247 Launches Super Express Delivery Service in Partnership with Vietjet and Grab

SWIFT247, in partnership with Vietjet Air and Grab has officially launched solutions to connect air and road transportation means to customers in Da Nang, Vietnam. … Continue Reading

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Qantas Group To Slash Carbon Emissions
Emmanuel Renaut creates typical Savoyard dishes for Air France’s La Première menu

Airport

More than three million passengers at Berlin’s airports in October Consolidation begins after strong growth

Passenger numbers at both Schönefeld Airport and Tegel Airport decreased in October compared to October 2018. Both Berlin airports handled a total of 3,232,390 passengers last month, 7.4 percent fewer than in the same period of last year. … Continue Reading

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Coles customers to click, fly and collect with new free airport locker service

Appointments / Movers & Shakers

New CEO for Cologne Tourist Board

At the beginning of 2020, Dr. Jürgen Martin Amann will become Chief Executive Officer of KölnTourismus GmbH (Cologne Tourist Board), the official tourism organization of the city of Cologne. … Continue Reading

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Business News

Australian Agtech start-up Urbotanica announces equity raise as it expands into Asia

Perth based Australian Agtech start-up Urbotanica has announced it is working alongside equity crowdfunding platform Equitise to raise $700K to support its expansion into Asia. … Continue Reading

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Careers

The new Sydney Zoo calls on little animal lovers for second year intake of coveted Mini Zookeeper positions

Sydney Zoo is making dreams come true for little animal lovers as it calls on kids to put their paws up for the zoo’s second intake of Mini Zookeepers. … Continue Reading

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Conferences

Sustainable aviation fuel in the spotlight at Bioenergy Strong 2019 Conference in Brisbane this week

Sustainable aviation fuel will be a key focus this week at Bioenergy Strong 2019, kicking off in Brisbane tomorrow. … Continue Reading

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Cruise

16 New Culinary Arts Kitchen Classes To Debut Exclusively Onboard Seven Seas SplendorTM

Cooking classes on a cruise are among the top foodie experiences for luxury travellers. Today, Regent Seven Seas Cruises® revealed 16 new Culinary Arts Kitchen classes that will debut during the 2020 inaugural season of Seven Seas SplendorTM, the ship that perfects luxury. … Continue Reading

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Destination ASEAN

New Heritage & Art Trail @ Katong Joo Chiat

As part of the Singapore Tourism Board’s initiative on celebrating Art and Heritage in Singapore, several art related activities will be launched on 16 November 2019. … Continue Reading

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Destination Europe

Wonderful winter walks in Northern Ireland

Serious hikers as well as novices are welcome to Northern Ireland to experience the country’s great walks and waymarked trails, and the wonderful winter landscapes. … Continue Reading

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Destination Feature

JOHN ROZENTALS enjoys getting off the beaten track with a visit to Kangaroo Valley and the Bundanon homestead.

The main street is the grandly named Moss Vale Road, but in reality Kangaroo Valley is on the way to nowhere and a bit of an adventure to get to, which is how the locals — population less than a thousand — like it. … Continue Reading

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Destination Middle East / Dubai

Russian tourism to GCC worth $1.22 billion by 2023, says ATM report

Russian tourists travelling to the GCC are expected to generate an estimated US$1.22 billion in travel and tourism revenue by 2023, an increase of 19% when compared with figures from 2018, according to data published ahead of Arabian Travel Market 2020, which takes place at Dubai World Trade Centre from 19-22 April 2020. … Continue Reading

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Epic Dubai Run Sees 70,000 People on Major Highway Joining the City’s Fitness Challenge
Saudi tourism sector decoded in comprehensive trend report by SkiftX & Seera Group

Destination New York

Affordable Wintertime Getaways in New York State

·         Ice Bike or Ice Skate in Buffalo

Colder months are a great time to check out the Ice at Canalside in Buffalo. Not only can you get your fix of joyful ice skating (Admission for ages 13 and over is $6, ages 6–12 is $4, and ages 5 and under are free, skate rentals are $4), it’s also the home of the unique sport of ice-biking! You can also try your hand at curling or ice bumper cars. For an affordable hotel option, try the Courtyard Buffalo Downtown/Canalside. … Continue Reading

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Destination North America

Resilient Sonoma County: Gather in Sonoma

The Kincade Fire in Northern California has been fully contained and Sonoma County’s hospitality businesses have returned to what they do best — providing guests with a world-class welcome and unforgettable experiences. … Continue Reading

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Destination North Asia

Kavalan’s Latest Bottle Features a Studded Crown Fit For a King

King Car Has Used a Secret Cask to Age its 1500ml 40th Anniversary Whisky- … Continue Reading

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Cameras Roll For Record-Breaking Macao Film Festival

Destination South Pacific & Oceania

Why the Snowy Mountains Is a Cool Summer Destination

Summer in the Snowy Mountains is the perfect time to explore nature and go on adrenalin-pumping adventures. … Continue Reading

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Dining

Exhibitions

The 3rd Hainan International Health Industry Expo 2019 held in Hainan, China

On the morning of November 9, the 3rd Hainan International Health Industry Expo 2019 opened at the Hainan International Convention and Exhibition Center, Haikou City, Hainan Province, China. … Continue Reading

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Hong Kong International Wine & Spirits Fair Closes
126th Canton Fair Shapes New Trade Competitiveness with Improved Buyer Quality

Financial

Mastercard Partners with BMO Harris and Superbia to Bring the True Name™ Feature to their Card Offerings

Today, Mastercard announced that BMO Harris and Superbia Credit Union will be the first issuers to implement the True Name feature for their card offerings, enabling people to use their true name on their eligible credit, debit and prepaid cards, without the requirement of a legal name change. … Continue Reading

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Glamping

Reflections Holiday Park Closures due to Catastrophic Fire Conditions

PARK CLOSURES

Due to catastrophic and extreme fire danger ratings for tomorrow, 12 November 2019, Reflections has taken the decision to close, as of 4:00pm this afternoon, four of its Holiday Parks at the following locations; … Continue Reading

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Golf Tourism

Golf Means Business at Future Investment Initiative

Known for bringing together decision makers, leading investors and global experts to explore future economic trends and opportunities, the Future Investment Initiative (FII) has now turned its attention to the golf industry with a series of events. … Continue Reading

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Siddikur’s Shining Example to Bangladeshi Juniors
Tiger Woods to lead U.S. Team as playing captain

Health and Wellness

Ayurvedic Retreat At Four Seasons Hotel Moscow

From November 14 until November 20, 2019, Four Seasons Hotel Moscow will be hosting Dr. Shylesh Subramanya, Director of The Spa & Ayurvedic Retreat at Four Seasons Resort Maldives at Landaa Giraavaru with his special Ayurvedic program. … Continue Reading

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Heal from within courtesy of Karma Resorts’ new spa treatments

Hotel Deals

Oberoi Hotels & Resorts Offers Travellers The Chance To Stay In India’s Most Exotic Locations

Acclaimed luxury brand Oberoi Hotels & Resorts, are offering guests the chance to explore India’s most iconic locations with their exclusive Exotic Vacations packages. … Continue Reading

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The Art of Travelling Alone: How to Make the Best of Your Solo Trip

Hotel News

Hilton Brisbane Celebrates National Recycling Week

This week, Hilton Brisbane, celebrates National Recycling Week by acknowledging their environmental initiatives and recycling programs implemented over the past year. … Continue Reading

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$6.5 million refurbishment brings ‘stylish, modern’ room transformation to Novotel Sydney Parramatta

Hotel Openings

SO/ Paseo del Prado La Habana opens its doors and welcomes guests to a new level of luxury & style in Cuba

Accor, a world-leading augmented hospitality group, is pleased to announce the arrival of its avant-garde lifestyle brand, SO/ Hotels & Resorts, in Cuba with the opening of SO/ Paseo del Prado La Habana. … Continue Reading

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Luxury has a new address – Marsden Hotel opens in Burwood
IHG increases its visibility in Vietnam with two hotels on the Ho Tram Strip

Hotel Trends

Baird/STR Hotel Stock Index up 0.2% in October

The Baird/STR Hotel Stock Index increased 0.2% in October to 4,641. Year to date through the first 10 months of 2019, the index was up 14.0%. … Continue Reading

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Lifestyle

HF Event Services celebrates 10 years as event production supplier for the Australian Country Music Awards

HF Event Services have recently been awarded production partner for the prestigious Tamworth Country Music Festival and The Golden Guitar Awards for 2020 and 2021, making the partnership a decade long collaboration. … Continue Reading

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MICE

TCEB Unveils 2020 Strategy, Making Headway to Turn Thailand Into Global Exhibition Mecca

TCEB is delight as the UFI calls global members for meeting in Thailand and confident that Thailand will step forward as the world’s leader in exhibitions. … Continue Reading

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Second edition of Italy at Hand 2019, counting the success

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MTA Advisers rose to the occasion on Travelmarvel Euro River Cruise

If you hadn’t spotted Lufthansa’s Jeffrey James hiding in the middle of this rose-laden group of ladies, you might be mistaken in thinking this is a scene from the latest series of ‘The Bachelor’. … Continue Reading

Rail

New ‘Central European Classics’ Rail Trip Aboard The Golden Eagle Danube Express Visits Five Countries In Eight Days

Golden Eagle Luxury Trains, the world’s leading provider of luxury long-distance rail adventures, introduces a new rail journey aboard the Golden Eagle Danube Express for 2020: Central European Classics. … Continue Reading

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Resort News

Vakkaru Maldives Takes Merana Spa Offering to Luxurious New Level

Vakkaru Maldives is taking wellness to the next level with the addition of three new Asian-inspired rituals to its indulgent Merana Spa menu. … Continue Reading

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The Naka Island, A Luxury Collection Resort & Spa, Phuket Annouces 2019 Festive Season Offers
RING IN THE NEW Celebrate the festive season in style at Renaissance Koh Samui

Responsible Tourism

The Treadright Foundation & The Travel Corporation’s Family Of Brands Acknowledge World Recycling Week

In celebration of World Recycling Week, The TreadRight Foundation, a joint initiative between The Travel Corporation’s (TTC) family of award-winning brands, have shared their sustainable initiatives that’s been making a difference. … Continue Reading

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River Cruising

European Waterways’ 2020 Family Charter Excursions Feature Harry Potter Studio Tour and Legoland onboard Magna Carta Hotel Barge

Luxury hotel barge company, European Waterways, is highlighting their family charter excursions after experiencing a surge in bookings as a result of the increasing popularity of multi-generational travel. … Continue Reading

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Short Cruise – Saigon to Phnom Penh

Ski

November 24 Is The Last Chance To Purchase The Epic Pass, New Epic Day Pass & The Entire Suite Of Epic Pass Products

Sunday, Nov. 24 is the last chance to purchase the Epic Pass, the new Epic Day Pass and the entire suite of Epic Pass options for the 2019-20 winter season. … Continue Reading

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Statistics & Trends

Latin America travel trends revealed at World Travel Market, London

The Latin American Travel Association (LATA) and global travel intelligence experts, ForwardKeys have revealed that travel to the region has grown 3.3% in the first three quarters of 2019 and forward bookings for the Q4 are 4.0% ahead of where they were at the end of Q3 last year. … Continue Reading

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Latest international tourist data needs to inform national tourism strategy

Tech

Vietnam Airlines expands relationship with Sabre, adopting intelligent offer management solutions

Sabre Corporation (NASDAQ: SABR), the leading technology provider to the global travel industry, today signed a multi-million-dollar agreement with long-standing customer Vietnam Airlines. … Continue Reading

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Tour Operator

Where to travel 2020 – top 12 destinations revealed

From fascinating, emerging destinations and countries on the rebound, through to places where global events are making it more exciting to visit, the experts at G Adventures have analyzed their data and coupled it with travel trends to forecast the 12 hottest spots to visit in 2020. … Continue Reading

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Rainforest Expeditions collaborated with Sir David Attenborough’s team to highlight the Macaws of Tambopata – Peru
A Globe-Spanning Safari by Private Jet with Abercrombie & Kent
Small Group Travel Redefined With Inspiring Journeys New 2020/2021 Brochure

Trade Events

Ho Chi Minh City Tourism successfully introduced Ao Dai Festival, ITE HCMC 2020 and Ho Chi Minh City Marathon at WTM London 2019

Exhibiting at WTM London 2019, Ho Chi Minh City Tourism, together with Vietnam Administration of Tourism (VNAT), organized the Vietnam – Ho Chi Minh City Tourism Roadshow in United Kingdom from 4 to 6 November 2019, with the following activities: … Continue Reading

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Travel Deals

Travel Associates Purple Ribbon Packages

Stay 4, pay 3 – Accommodation at The Langham, Melbourne from $809 per person … Continue Reading

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