Headline News

Roderick Eime Heads North to Alaska

It’s no wonder that Alaska is attracting Australians in record numbers. The vast wilderness, huge range of activities for all tastes and budgets and the sheer sense of adventure is a wonderful attraction for outdoor-loving Aussies. … Continue Reading

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Cathay’s hand-crafted beer takes off
SeaDream uncorks wine voyages
Emirates to fly to Phnom Penh
Azamara Journey arrives Down Under

Accolades

The Peninsula Paris Wins Forbes Travel Guide Five-Star Award

Since 1958, Forbes Travel Guide – originator of the Five Star Ratings – has established the benchmark for excellence in global hospitality. For more than 50 years, professional incognito inspectors have travelled the world to find the finest hotels, restaurants and spas, spotlighting each property’s best attributes through Five-Star, Four-Star and Recommended ratings. … Continue Reading

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ACI Asia-Pacific Announces the Young Executive of the Year 2017
Fourteen Rosewood Hotels & Resorts Properties Recognized On The 2017 Forbes Travel Guide Star Rating List
IITA Announces 2017 Stanley Awards Winners
Emily Bay On Norfolk Island Named Top 10 Australian Beach In 2017 Tripadvisor Awards

Airfare Deals

Special fares for new Tiger Melbourne to Townsville service

Tiger air Australia has announced a new route between Melbourne and Townsville offering four weekly return services between the two cities. FromThursday June 22, the carrier will operate weekly return flights between the Victorian capital and North Queensland destination on Tuesdays, Thursdays, Fridays and Sundays. … Continue Reading

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Aviation

Boeing Delivers Korean Air’s First 787-9 Dreamliner

Boeing and Korean Air today celebrated the delivery of the airline’s first 787-9 Dreamliner. The Seoul-based carrier will be the first Korean carrier to operate the 787-9 Dreamliner in the country. … Continue Reading

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Aeromexico Announces New Routes to the United States
Condor Airlines Spreads Its Wings Across The U.S.
SAS signs new deal with Statoil
India’s Newest Airline Zoom Air Joins Bombardier’s Worldwide Family of CRJ Series Aircraft Operators

Airport

Air transport ended 2016 on a strong footing despite terrorist attacks, geopolitical tensions and economic uncertainty

Whether it was caused by Brexit, the American presidential election, or the hostilities in Syria, the spectre of economic uncertainty permeated the global economy and the aviation sector throughout 2016. … Continue Reading

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Successful start to the year Schönefeld Airport continues its double-digit growth

Appointments

sbe Announces Matt Balcik as General Manager of Mondrian Doha and Area Managing Director Middle East

 sbe, the leading lifestyle hospitality company that develops, manages and operates award-winning hospitality venues globally, today announced that senior executive Matt Balcik is joining the company as General Manager of Mondrian Doha and Area Managing Director Middle East.

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Windstar Hires Cruise and Hospitality Veteran Guenter Steinbrunner as Corporate Hotel Manager
Novotel Samui’s New Executive Sous Chef Makes Unparalleled Promise
New General Manager at Singapore Golf Association

Attraction

Madame Tussauds And Legendary Pictures Announce An Epic Kong Experience, Times Square Attraction Receives Huge Delivery From Skull Island

Madame Tussauds have partnered with Legendary Pictures and Warner Bros. Pictures to bring a larger than life KONG: Skull Island experience to the iconic wax attractions in New York and London, complete with an 18-foot high interactive animatronic head of the mythical monster. … Continue Reading

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Beverage

From The Rich Lands Of The Riverina

IT IS twenty-one years ago that Bill Calabria, winemaker and owner of what is now Calabria Family Wines, released his first bottle of wine under a new label he called Richland … Continue Reading

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Royal Dragon Vodka Partners With Gebr. Heinemann Duty Free

Business News

UNWTO Headquarters hosts the launch of Spanish stamps of the International Year of Sustainable Tourism for Development 2017

The United Nations declared 2017 as the International Year of Sustainable Tourism for Development, highlighting the potential of tourism to be a pillar of a sustainable, inclusive and equitable future for all. … Continue Reading

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IATA Welcomes Entry into Force of WTO Trade Facilitation Agreement
Fresh water vital to tourism industry growth
Tourico Holidays Reports Record Cruise Bookings in 2016

Cruise

Sushi On Seabourn Encore: Tasteful Tradition In A Stylish, Seagoing Setting

One of the most striking and innovative features of Seabourn Encore is the new alternative dining venue Sushi. Designed and decorated by renowned hospitality designer Adam D. Tihany, the airy, intimate room located just off the Atrium on Deck 8 provides a delightful change of pace for guests in the mood for something different for lunches and dinners during their voyages.  … Continue Reading

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TODAY With Kathie Lee and Hoda Features Windstar Cruise to Tahiti in Honeymoon Do-Over Promotion

Cruise Deals

The Ultimate Trans-Pacific Cruise: Sydney To Honolulu Via Tahiti

It’s well known in the cruising world that you haven’t truly cruised until you’ve experienced an ocean crossing. For a limited time, Royal Caribbean is offering savings of up to 30 per cent and $100 onboard credit when you treat yourself to the magic of a transpacific cruise via Tahiti, plus fly home to Sydney or Brisbane from just AU$99* per person from Honolulu. … Continue Reading

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Destination ASEAN

Myanmar’s New Sanctum Inle Resort Unveils ‘Wheel and Wine’ Tour by Inle Lake

Unlike such icons as floating vegetable gardens, stilted wooden homes and Intha fishermen who propel their boats with a one-legged rowing style, Myanmar’s Inle Lake region isn’t famous for winemaking. Yet. … Continue Reading

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Join Myanmar as it ushers in year 1379! Myanmar gears up for New Year celebrations and Thingyan 2017

Destination Dubai

Loyyal collaborates with Smart Dubai in second phase of Dubai Future Accelerators Program

Loyyal, the leading universal loyalty platform, has been invited by Smart Dubai to rejoin the Dubai Future Accelerators Program in its second cycle. The company will be working alongside Smart Dubai to focus on developing and expanding the loyalty and incentivization elements of the award-winning DubaiNOW mobile application. … Continue Reading

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Destination Feature

Ah! A life on the ocean waves – is the only life for me.

As a young lad growing up in the then fishing village of Watsons Bay in Sydney, where my grandfather and uncle were fishermen, I developed a love of the sea. But being a genuine red-head my complexion and the sun burn prevented me from spending too much time pursuing my dreams. … Continue Reading

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Destination Global

Experience A Jamaican Oasis Fit For The Entire Family

According to findings from the American Academy of Pediatrics, American children spend an average of seven hours a day on entertainment media, including phones, computers, and televisions. … Continue Reading

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Madhya Pradesh Tourism Board to be constituted

Destination North America

Arkansas Department of Parks and Tourism receives national travel media award

The Arkansas Department of Parks and Tourism has won the silver award in the category of “Destination Social Media or Marketing Campaign” in the 2016 North American Travel Journalists Association (NATJA) Awards Competition. The award comes in recognition of the department’s Parkansas Vacation Giveaway. … Continue Reading

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Destination North Asia

Destination Seychelles

Valmer Resort in Seychelles upgrades customer experience

Valmer Resort in Seychelles continues to enhance its guests’ comfort factor with recent upgrades in its customer service experience. … Continue Reading

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Destination Thailand

ASEAN in Focus: The Thai Consumer Market

With a 2016 population of some 68 million, Thailand is the fourth-biggest country in the ASEAN region, after Indonesia, the Philippines and Vietnam. … Continue Reading

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Financial

Strong Growth in 2016 Earnings With Increased Market Share and International Reach

Sébastien Bazin, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of AccorHotels, said:

AccorHotels has posted an excellent performance for 2016 in a challenging environment, in particular with record levels of EBIT and numbers of hotel rooms opened.

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Record Year for Airasia All Four Asean Airasia Airlines Operationally Profitable – Fourth Quarter 2016
Peach Aviation Joins Forces with AsiaPay to Launch Integrated e-Payment Solution for Travelers in China and Asia
UnionPay mobile QuickPass product debuts in Hong Kong
Seven Currencies, One Cash Passport

Gadgets

LifeProof uncovers NÜÜD for iPhone 7, iPhone 7 Plus

With a screenless design and sleek profile, LifeProof NÜÜD has become the choice of iPhone fans seeking the ultimate in protection without sacrificing the streamlined look and feel of their device. … Continue Reading

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Golf Tourism

Asia’s Largest Amateur Tournament Staged in Vietnam

In the golf business, Vietnam has become known for punching well above its weight. … Continue Reading

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Health and Wellness

Need A Break? Introducing The Presidential Retreat At The Spa At Four Seasons Hotel Washington, DC

Even those whose offices are not oval can benefit from the luxe new Presidential Retreat, launching this President’s Day at Four Seasons Hotel Washington, DC.  The Hotel’s Spa and Fitness Club invites the weary to experience presidential treatment with a new half-day spa and fitness retreat. … Continue Reading

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Four Seasons Hotel Baku Offers Spa Special To Celebrate International Women’s Day
Signature Coconut Spa Promotion at Kanda Spa Continues in March
Pure Group Celebrates 15 Years Pioneering Asia’s Health and Wellness Movement

Hotel Developments

The Hongkong And Shanghai Hotels And Yoma Strategic Celebrate A Groundbreaking Ceremony For The Peninsula Yangon

The Hongkong and Shanghai Hotels, Limited (HSH) and Yoma Strategic today held a groundbreaking ceremony in Yangon, Myanmar, to mark the commencement of construction to develop the former Myanmar Railway Companyheadquarters and surrounding area into The Peninsula Yangon hotel. … Continue Reading

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Hotel News

Hotel Openings

Hyatt Regency Andares Guadalajara Opens in Mexico

Hyatt Hotels Corporation announced today the official opening of Hyatt Regency Andares Guadalajara, the fourth Hyatt Regency hotel in Mexico. … Continue Reading

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Hotel Trends

Lifestyle

Detox Waters

Discover how to marry spring water, fruit, vegetables, herbs and spices to create delicious, detoxifying flavoured waters that are packed with health-enhancing vitamins and antioxidants to purify, fight against bloating and aid weight loss with Detox Waters. Increase your daily water intake the easy way with appetising detox waters. … Continue Reading

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The Barefoot Investor – Australia’s #1 bestselling book, for the 5th week in a row!
Love, Pride & Cookies
The Perfect Gift to Spoil Mum!

Resort News

Wedding Celebration Package at Intercontinental Resort Bali

Celebrate the wedding and reception of your dreams at InterContinental Bali Resort. Relax while our wedding planners do whatever it takes to create a wonderful day for you, and make your “Happily Ever After” come true. … Continue Reading

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Crystal Lagoons, the World´s top amenity, add sparkle to US$400 million Azha resort in Egypt

Responsible Tourism

Colorado Sanctuary Rescues Lions, Tigers & Bears from Argentina

The Wild Animal Sanctuary, the nation’s oldest and largest nonprofit Wildlife Sanctuary, has successfully rescued (3) Bengal Tigers, (2) African Lions and (2) Grizzly Bears from inhumane conditions at a closed zoo in Colon, Argentina. … Continue Reading

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Technology

Explore the Intelligent Automation Universe Landscape with A New Interactive Data Tool

SSON Analytics has launched the Intelligent Automation Universe, the first global landscape of Robotic Process Automation (RPA), Cognitive, and Artificial Intelligence (AI) activity within business support functions such as Finance & Accounting, HR, IT and Customer Services. … Continue Reading

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Thai Lion Air to tap international market through Amadeus
ABB Inks Strategic Alliance With DigiValet

Theme Parks

Warner Bros. Studio Tour Hollywood to feature La La Land

Australian travellers can find themselves in a scene from the critically-acclaimed film that has so far been inaccessible to date. … Continue Reading

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Tour Operator

Harvard Museum of Natural History Joins the Boston CityPASS Program

Beginning March 1, the Harvard Museum of Natural History, located on the historic Harvard University campus, will join the Boston CityPASS® program. … Continue Reading

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Travel Deals

Travellers’ Good Buys For Week Beginning Feb 27

Book by June 30 to get a discount of $1000 per person on Contours Travel’s 27-day hosted ‘Treasures of South America’ tour, which includes canoe trips on the Amazon river, sightseeing at the lost Incan city of Machu Picchu and two nights in Rio de Janeiro. … Continue Reading

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Hikers’ mate: Three Capes Gear & Gourmet
Book 5 nights at The Westin Langkawi Resort & Spa and get 22% off!

Weird & Wacky

STRUTH!Spanish Church 144 Years In The Making

WHEN members of Spain’s Spiritual Association of Devotees of St Joseph conceived the idea in his honour of a massive church whose tallest of eighteen spires would make it the highest religious building in Europe, they had little idea just how long their dream would take to fulfil. … Continue Reading

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Whats On

Swire Properties is partnering for the fifth year with Art Basel in Hong Kong; Presenting World Class Arts Programme in March

Swire Properties today announced its fifth partnership with Art Basel in Hong Kong, which will see the company host a specially designed lounge by acclaimed architect Hugh Dutton, as well as a curated programme of high profile talks at the show.  … Continue Reading

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