Headline News

Invest in the right aircraft to prosper, pilots tell Qantas

egtmedia59The Australian and International Pilots Association (AIPA) is urging Qantas management to learn the lessons of the past and strategically invest in the right aircraft for Qantas International so it can return to its former prestige and profitability. … Continue Reading

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Etihad moves on world’s most confusingly named airline
Some tourism support for Virgin Australia after big loss
Vanuatu Deputy PM and Tourism Minister promises more funds to tourism
Meet the most knowledgeable person in the world on all aspects of the Dead Sea.

Accolades

2014 Taiwan MICE Award Finalists Announced

The 2014 Taiwan MICE Award, the one and only contest for Taiwan’s MICE industry, released the judges shortlist on August 14, 2014. The Award is organized by the Ministry of Economic Affairs’ Bureau of Foreign Trade and executed by the Taiwan External Trade Development Council, known as TAITRA. … Continue Reading

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Australian Broadcast Victorious At Gomedia Canada Awards
THAI Receives Three Smart Travel Asia Awards

Agents Incentives

Rumours Luxury Villas & Spa, Cook Islands Rock Star Travel Agents Incentive

unnamedRumours Luxury Villas & Spa, Cook Islands is giving Australian & New Zealand travel agents the opportunity to Go Platinum with its Rock Star Agents incentive. … Continue Reading

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Airfare Deals

Hold Flights For A Fiver With British Airways

Anyone searching for the best airline deals will now be able to hold their British Airways flight for up to 72 hours for as little as £5 through ba.com. … Continue Reading

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Tigerair’s 2-For-1 Sale Give Dad A Break This Father’s Day

Aviation

Cathay Pacific Bids Farewell to the Boeing 747-400 in North America

This weekend marks a historic milestone for Cathay Pacific Airways as it bids farewell to “the Queen of the Skies,” the Boeing 747-400, nearly 30 years after first touching down at San Francisco International Airport (SFO) in July 1986. … Continue Reading

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Lufthansa to take off in traditional folk costume during Oktoberfest
Boeing, Xiamen Airlines Celebrate Airline’s First 787 Dreamliner Delivery

Airport

JR/Duty Free opens its doors at BNE International

unnamed (12)James Richardson Pty Ltd, trading as JR/Duty Free, has opened its doors for the first day of trading in its newly redeveloped walk-through stores at Brisbane Airport’s (BNE) International Terminal.  … Continue Reading

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JAL Opens Revamped First Class Lounge at Haneda Airport International Terminal
THAI Celebrates its Move into Heathrow Terminal 2
Nok Air and Don Mueang International Airport Welcomes Scoot
Passenger traffic remains above 5-million for 19th consecutive month

Appointments

Hilton Sydney today announced the appointment of Jan Jansen to Director of Business Development.

In his new role at Hilton Sydney, Jansen will be responsible for directing all aspects of the hotel’s commercial functions including Sales and Marketing, Conference and Event, Revenue, and Reservations. … Continue Reading

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Globus Unveils New Team
Ontario Convention Center Brings Innovation to the Table with New Chef

Competition

Win a fabulous trip for two to Vanuatu, brought to you by Air Vanuatu, Vanuatu Tourism and Global Travel Media.

egtmedia59With Vanuatu, Australia’s closest tropical paradise, what could be better than winning a fantastic trip for two to Vanuatu, with our top 2014 on location from Vanuatu and Tok Tok partners, which include: – … Continue Reading

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Conferences

ASEAN Economic Community 2015 Forum – “Where is Tourism Heading?”

Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA) Malaysia Chapter (PMC) in collaboration with PATA Headquarters with the support from the Ministry of Tourism and Culture, Malaysia (MOTAC) and Tourism Malaysia, is organising a Hub City Forum themed ‘AEC 2015 – Where is Tourism Heading? … Continue Reading

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The world’s cruise industry heads in record numbers to Barcelona, Spain
Target Cruise Executives and Tourism Stakeholders at the FCCA Cruise Conference & Trade Show
Aviation’s Important Role in Small Island State Economies

Corporate

What medical conditions does travel insurance really cover?

John from Wollongong*
“We had to make a claim for a huge medical bill from when we were travelling in the US, but our claim was rejected because my husband had an operation 2 years earlier.” … Continue Reading

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Sidetember Challenges the Travel Industry to ‘Get Involved’ for Brain Injury
Aussie Peddling Entrepreneurship to End Poverty

Cruise

New Report Shows Cruise Tourism Brings More Than $34million into Vanuatu Economy Annually

Cruise tourism injected $34 million Australian dollars into the Pacific island nation of Vanuatu and brought an estimated further $18 million dollars in indirect economic benefits last year, according to a new study. … Continue Reading

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Three Ships Sail One World in P&O Cruises 2016 Program
Australia Sails into Another Record Summer Cruise Season

Cruise Deals

Savings of AU$750 on Antarctica Voyages

unnamed (17)Australian tour company, Active Travel, is offering AU$750 off international flights for every traveller who books their ‘Active Antarctica’ or ‘Falkland Islands, South Georgia and Antarctica’ voyages before October 10, 2014. … Continue Reading

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2015 Colosseum To The Carribean

Destination Global

Dubai Tourism launches its first “Girls Guide to Dubai” at Luxperience

As a result of a growing interest in female groups visiting Dubai, Dubai Tourism has launched to coincide with the first day of Luxperience, a “Girls Guide to Dubai” supplement, published by Luxury Travel Magazine. … Continue Reading

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Abu Dhabi Receives 26% Uplift In Hotel Guests For July Guest Nights, Occupancy & Revenues Climb
HMH CEO Laurent A. Voivenel Meets Top Brass from Macao Trade and Investment Promotion Institute
International Leisure Sports Festival Kicks Off in Chuncheon
Indulge in Hong Kong’s Gourmet Celebrations! Experience the Wine & Dine Festival along with a Wide Spectrum of Seasonal Food October 30 – November 30, 2014

Destination Seychelles

Destination Thailand

Exhibitions

Looking Back The 10 Year Path Of Establishment And Development International Travel Expo Ho Chi Minh City 2014 ITE HCMC 2014 “5 Countries, One Destination”

Under instruction by the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism and the People’s Committee of Ho Chi Minh City, Ho Chi Minh City Department of Culture, Sports and Tourism coordinates with Vietnam … Continue Reading

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ATM to focus on $140 billion family travel market

Financial

Rex – Australia’s Most Profitable Passenger Airline Group for 3rd Consecutive Year

At its full financial year (FY) results presentation, Regional Express Holdings Ltd (Rex) announced a Profit Before Tax (PBT) of $10.7 million for the year ended 30 June 2014. … Continue Reading

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Gulf Air’s Half Year Financial and Operational Results Build On 2013 Successes

Food & Beverage

AFOCH Abu Dhabi brings out the best in BBQ

unnamed (2)As the weather turns pleasant with falling mercury and easing humidity, the Armed Forces Officers Club & Hotel (AFOCH), Abu Dhabi, has launched the BBQ Theme Night every Wednesday from 18:00-23:00 hrs enticing you with a selection of barbecued meats, fish and vegetables, carefully chosen from various popular cuisines of the world and presented in authentic style. … Continue Reading

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Carlson Rezidor Hotel Group To Ban Shark Fin In Asia Pacific Hotels
Spring Racing fashions up close and elegant
Hot and Spicy ‘Piri Piri Chicken’ at Cuisine Unplugged
Tasty Vegetarian Thai Cuisine at Thara Thong, Royal Orchid Sheraton Hotel & Towers

Global Travel Media TV

Driving valuable business from Vanautu’s top trade show – Tok Tok 2014

With Vanuatu Tourism’s Tok Tok trade show having taken a year off in 2013, Tok Tok is back this year, bigger and better than ever, taking place at the Holiday Inn, Port Vila, next week, between 25 to 30 August 2014. … Continue Reading

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Hospitality

Sofitel Sydney Wentworth celebrates 10th anniversary with Alain Ducasse, Perrier-Jouët, fine wine and photography

To some it will always be regarded simply and with much affection as “The Wentworth”, however for those with more modern memories of Sydney’s original hotel, the iconic Sofitel Sydney Wentworth hotel is celebrating its milestone 10th anniversary this September as Australia’s first and Sydney’s flagship hotel for luxury French hotel brand, Sofitel. … Continue Reading

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Boutique-hotel lovers of the world unite!
Hilton Worldwide Announces “China Golden Week” Promotion for Mainland China and Hong Kong
Amiana Resort Nha Trang Certified As 5 Star Resort

Hotel Deals

Family Fun and Adventure at Angsana Laguna Phuket

unnamed (7)Thinking of your next family getaway? Visit Angsana Laguna Phuket and look forward to immense fun and adventure for the whole family. Awarded as the number one family resort in Thailand by the TripAdvisor 2014 Travelers’ Choice Award, the beachfront resort lives by its motto “Kids Eat, Stay, and Play for Free”. … Continue Reading

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Celebrate the Special Times with Dusit Hotels and Resorts
Hyatt Hotels of Denver Downtown offer Denver Hotel Package that includes VIP Admissions to the Denver Art Museum’s Brilliant: Cartier in the 20th Century Exhibition
Ur T.U.T.S. (Theater Under the Stars) – Experience the Silver Screen Like Never Before!

Hotel Openings

Industry Deals

Lifestyle

Guten Tag! Delightful Deutschland to take over Emirates’ Melbourne Cup Carnival Marquee

Modern sophistication, fairy-tale fantasy and exquisite cultural diversity… Emirates is bringing Germany to the Flemington Birdcage for 2014. … Continue Reading

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MICE

Oman Air Brings VIPs To Sultanate For Open Minds Event

Oman Air will be giving some of the world’s most recognised leaders on thought an introduction to the Sultanate’s renowned hospitality, as the airline’s award winning aircrafts convey them to Oman to participate in the forthcoming Open Minds event. … Continue Reading

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3rd International Symposium of Materials on Regenerative Medicine
TCEB’S Confirms Thailand’s World-Class Destination “2014 Unicity Global Convention” Held In Thailand With 50,000 Unicity Distributors Worldwide
New Congress Plus Celebrates National Day of PRC with Fireworks Buffet Extravaganza
World’s Only UFI Certified Touch Control Exhibition — Touch Taiwan

Online Travel Agents

Believe it: ZUJI poll reveals 1 in 5 Singapore-based travellers have encountered ghosts and spirits while travelling!

Today, ZUJI, the region’s leading online travel agent announced the findings to its third travel insights report that profiles the habits and preferences of Singapore-based travellers. … Continue Reading

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Ski

Australia’s only two-resort season pass now available for Winter 2015

Falls Creek and Hotham Alpine Resort in Victoria are pleased to announce that their 2015 Hero Season Pass will go on sale from this Monday, 1st September through to Wednesday, 1st October. … Continue Reading

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Technology

Travel Studios rollout continues

Creative Holidays has commenced the transition to the new state-of-the-art Travel Studio operating platform. On completion of the rollout, agents will enjoy access to an extensive range of product including worldwide wholesale and retail airfares, as well as global hotel inventory.   … Continue Reading

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Tour Operator

From Exotic Himalayan Festivals To The Treasures Of Persia, Madagascar And Remote China: Adventure Associates Releases New 2015 Tour Program

taj-tashi1Adventure Associates has released a series of new adventures for 2015 which include joining in the mysterious festivals of the Himalayan Kingdom of Bhutan; wildlife expeditions in Madagascar; the ancient treasures of Persia; and visiting remote hill tribes in China and Vietnam. … Continue Reading

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Khiri Travel Sri Lanka to Launch in November
Shotover Jet ride rated in top 19 in the world

Travel Talk RADIO

TravelTalkRADIO with Sandy Dhuyvetter, Executive Producer and Host TravelTalkRADIO

TravelTalkRADIO_logoLet’s discover the beauty and health benefits of the Dead Sea. Our recent trip to Jordan included an extensive tour of the lowest point on this earth, the Dead Sea. … Continue Reading

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