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Sniffer beagle detects roast pig’s head in luggage

The keen nose of an official sniffer dog has led airport detection and quarantine authorities to a roasted pig’s head cunningly concealed in an international traveller’s checked luggage – and the official photo of the dog with the contraband was roaring around social media channels last night. … Continue Reading

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Window opens on Australia’s thriving travel scene
Which are the best big cities? Award results released
Why inviting Americans to see set of Dundee can’t fail
Only 8 Prestigious Les Clefs D’Or concierges in Queensland…with 3 in one Brisbane Luxury Boutique Hotel – find out where and hear what one has to say!


Oaks Oasis Resort ranks among Australia’s Top 10 Family Resorts for third consecutive year

After ranking among Australia’s Top 10 Best Family Resorts for the third consecutive year, Oaks Oasis Resort, situated on Queensland’s Sunshine Coast, continues to reinforce its position as one of the country’s favourite family-friendly holiday destinations. … Continue Reading

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Birkenhead Point Marina First In Sydney To Achieve 5-Gold Anchor Platinum Status

Agents Incentives

Cruisefusion Launches Agent Commission Incentive to Celebrate Odysseus

Cruise/tour wholesaler Cruisefusion is offering agents a bonus 2 per cent commission on applicable cruise sales from now until 31 December, 2018  ̶  plus the top selling sales agent for the period will receive a free 7-day Royal Caribbean cruise from Sydney. … Continue Reading

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G Adventures launches purpose-led global agent incentive


Qatar Airways Offers Limited Edition Amenity Kits to Passengers in Support of Breast Cancer Awareness Month

Limited edition pink amenity kits are being offered to Qatar Airways’ passengers throughout the month of October to mark the airline’s continuing support for Breast Cancer Awareness Month. … Continue Reading

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Delta Air Lines A220 takes to the skies for its first flight
Tahitian Dreamliner Arrives in Tahiti

Business News

Travel managers reveal confusion and concern about changes to airfare distribution

With airlines changing the way they market and provide access to content, New Distribution Capability (NDC) promises both benefits and potential challenges for corporate travel programmes, according to new research from ACTE Global (Association of Corporate Travel Executives) developed in collaboration with American Express Global Business Travel (GBT). … Continue Reading

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Viking Announces New Departures For Sold-Out Ocean & River Combination Cruise

Viking has announced that its previously sold out 15-day Rhine & Viking Shores & Fjords ocean and river combination cruise is now available to book once again. … Continue Reading

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P&O Cruises Reveals Pacific Adventure’s Maiden Season and New ‘Voyages’ Itineraries in its 2020 Program
P&O Cruises Reveals Pacific Explorer will Call Brisbane Home as Part of its New Program

Destination Global

Meet Killing Heidi in Airlie Beach Win a backstage rendezvous with Australia’s favourite rock siblings

If ‘Weir’ or ‘Mascara’ are the songs that take you back to 1999, don’t miss the chance to get up close and personal with the band behind them in Airlie Beach. … Continue Reading

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Destination North America

Two of San Francisco’s “Loftiest” Hotels Offer Holiday Skate, Shop and Stay Packages

Hilton San Francisco Union Square and Parc 55 San Francisco – A Hilton Hotel recently introduced theirHoliday Skate, Shop & Stay Packages. … Continue Reading

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Then and Now: Los Angeles International Airport

Destination North Asia

Yamagata Short PR Movies (Spring Version and Summer Version) for International Visitors out Now

The Yamagata Prefectural Government is pleased to announce the production of two movies promoting the spring and summer tourist resources of Yamagata Prefecture. You can find both of these videos at its YouTube channel. … Continue Reading

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Shopping Online Gets a Security Upgrade from Mastercard

Shopping, buying train tickets or hailing a cab online help make the everyday easier. In this digital age where more than half of online shoppers save their credit card info on multiple online sites and the industry average for online checkout is ten minutes, there’s still room for improvement. … Continue Reading

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Signing Off: Mastercard Moves Beyond Signatures Worldwide

Health and Wellness

Babylon Warwick Hotel in Baghdad Offers 15% Discount to All Guests on Spa Treatments

Looking for a relaxing escape? The Spa at the Babylon Warwick Hotel in Baghdad is a luxurious urban getaway offering an array of indulgent spa and beauty treatments. … Continue Reading

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Hotel Developments

COSI Pattaya Naklua Beach raises the roof

Centara Hotels & Resorts has topped out its second COSI branded hotel, in North Pattaya. The affordable lifestyle brand provides the freedom-loving smartphone generation with relaxed, connected travel experiences at accessible prices. … Continue Reading

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Radisson Hotel Group Partners with Ctrip To Drive Growth in China and Abroad
Next Story Group Plans 50 Kafnu Properties in Asia Pacific
IHG relaunches Regent® Hotels & Resorts brand and signs first property since acquisition

Hotel News

Sofitel Sydney Darling Harbour Turns One

Sofitel Sydney Darling Harbour is celebrating its first anniversary this month and to mark the occasion the hotel hosted a stylish cocktail soiree in their Champagne Bar, Sydney’s only Champagne bar, last night. … Continue Reading

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Petra’s renovated Mövenpick Nabatean Castle Hotel reopens bringing authentic Jordanian experiences to life
Pullman Hotels & Resorts Confirm Its Commitment to Wellbeing With Bootcamp

Hotel Openings

The Fullerton Hotel Sydney set to debut at 1 Martin Place in October 2019

 The Fullerton Hotels and Resorts has today announced that as of 18 October 2019, The Fullerton Hotels and Resorts will be responsible for the management of the hotel located at 1 Martin Place, currently The Westin Sydney.  The hotel will be re-branded The Fullerton Hotel Sydney. … Continue Reading

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Vienna Convention Bureau extends partnership with Maritz Global Events

Success for the Vienna Convention Bureau at IMEX America in Las Vegas: its cooperation agreement with Maritz Global Events, one of the world’s leading meeting industry companies, has been extended until 2020.  … Continue Reading

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Convention bureaux providing export opportunities for Australian SMEs
The real Italy from the heart of Italy

Photo Gallery

Agents inspired by South Pacific destinations at Treasures of the South Pacific event

Travel agents gathered this week to attend Treasures of the South Pacific, a series of events designed to educate and inspire Australian travel agents about the variety of tourism product and experiences available across the South Pacific. … Continue Reading

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Resort News


IDeaS Delivers Regional-First Revenue Management Solution to YMCA

IDeaS Revenue Solutions, the leading provider of revenue management software and advisory services, announced today that the YMCA of Hong Kong had implemented IDeaS’ flagship G3 Revenue Management System (IDeaS G3 RMS) to enhance rate performance and support revenue growth at their upmarket hotel property, The Salisbury. … Continue Reading

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Sabre strengthens its partnership with Jet Airways
Mobile Learning Technology Firm, Boost, Receives Significant Investment From École Hôtelière De Lausanne

Tour Operator

New Research Findings Uncover the Wonder of Travel Has Been Lost!

As part of its continual strive to innovate and bring guests real travel experiences, Trafalgar has released some thought-provoking research* to uncover what travellers are truly seeking from their holidays and what ‘The Good Life’ really means to them. … Continue Reading

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Tourist Boards

GVB executes three-city roadshow & sports festival in Korea

The Guam Visitors Bureau (GVB) and members of the island’s tourism industry completed a successful roadshow in three South Korean cities from October 10-12, 2018.

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AECO conference celebrates 15 years of sustainable tourism

Trade Events

IAPCO and Rwanda – a partnership sealed at IMEX

IMEX proved to be the perfect platform at which to sign the destination partnership agreement between the Rwanda Convention Bureau and IAPCO (the International Association of Professional Congress Organisers).    … Continue Reading

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Travel Deals

Save 10 per cent on Aussie Outback Adventure Tours – Book and explore before December 31, 2018

An underground motel, indigenous rock art, striking desert scenery and Australia’s lowest point – Lake Eyre – are among the iconic outback experiences featured on nine 2018 tours offered by outback tourism company, Tri State Safaris. … Continue Reading

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UTracks Early Bird Sale extended until 26 October 2018
Big British Break: Circle Ireland and Scotland on new cruise package

Whats On

Final call for registrations to Kerala Tourism Australian tradeshow

There’s less than a week to go until the Kerala Tourism Australian tradeshow kicks off and spots at the Sydney and Melbourne events are filling up fast. … Continue Reading

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