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Headline News

Whatever happened to ‘travel advisors’?

The term “travel advisor”, once seen as the successor of “travel agent”, has failed to catch on with the public – in the US, in Australia, in Britain, or anywhere else. … Continue Reading

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Tourism records tumble as visitors flock to Brisbane
Big bill and questions after Bali monkey attacks woman
Cemetery plots move into olive oil business
Bestjet hearings underway in Brisbane

Accolades

Airfare Deals

SINGAPORE YOUR WAY Economy FLY, Scoot in Silence or ScootBiz

Singapore is a city of diverse contrasts, cultural and influential, that shapes everybody’s personal experiences so differently, a myriad style eateries, excitement or relaxation, high rise or high society bars, shopping (or not). … Continue Reading

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Aviation

Qatar Airways to Launch Direct Flights to Gaborone, Botswana from 27 October 2019

Qatar Airways is pleased to announce the launch of its new service to Gaborone, Botswana, starting 27 October 2019. … Continue Reading

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Vietjet launches Nha Trang and Busan route providing direct service between the two regions
‘Mission accomplished:’ Delta people help young customer overcome fear of first flight
Oman Air concludes successful workshops on IATA NDC (New Distribution Capability)
5 things to look forward to with Delta’s next-gen in-flight entertainment system, now flying

Airport

Five Reasons For You to Opt For Offsite Airport Parking

You need to get to the airport for leisure or business travel, and the only two options left, you are either calling in a favour from a friend or calling a cab. … Continue Reading

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Serenity starts here
Skybus Team Up With Xiamen Air – To Expand Reach Further Into China

Appointments / Movers & Shakers

IRF Announces Search for Next Generation of Leadership

The Incentive Research Foundation, the incentive industry’s largest and most prolific foundation, announces its search for the next generation of presidential leadership. Melissa Van Dyke, current President, will leave her position as IRF President on August 2, 2019, to continue her career in the incentives industry in a new capacity.  … Continue Reading

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The Westin Resort Nusa Dua, Bali Welcomes Anil Kapoor As Executive Chef
NEW COO at STAAH HQ: Tony Howlett looks to take business to the next level

Attraction

The Louvre Revamps Its Digital Strategy with Help from Accenture Interactive to Further Enrich Visitor Experience

The Louvre, which hosts more than 10 million visitors annually, is revamping its digital strategy with the help of Accenture (NYSE:ACN). … Continue Reading

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Sol Sessions 2019 – Waterbom Bali’s Carnival of Free Form Expression

Business News

Conferences

Cruise

Princess Cruises Celebrates 5000th Commodore Jessica Rogers From Flight Centre Kiama NSW Marks Princess Academy Milestone

Jessica Rogers from Flight Centre Kiama NSW has been celebrated as the 5000th person to reach Commodore status in Princess Cruises awarded Academy training program. … Continue Reading

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Immersive Golf Expedition Cruise Breaks New Ground In Golf Vacation Industry And Expedition Cruising
Silversea Launches Unrivalled Collection Of Grand Voyages
Now Spraying: The Reef Family Splash Zone Onboard Caribbean Princess
Regent Seven Seas Cruises Announces 2022 World Cruise: A Fascinating and Rare 120-Night Asia-Pacific Circumnavigation

Destination Global

Green Lifestyle Festival Eswatini’s New Eco-friendly Party!

Eswatini (Swaziland) is well known for its colourful and vibrant festivals, both traditional and modern, from the Umhlanga Reed Dance to MTN Bushfire. … Continue Reading

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Destination Hawaii

Kauai: New Rules To Visit Haena State Park On Kauai’s North Shore

The Kauai Visitors Bureau (KVB) is reminding visitors headed to the Garden Island about new rules that have been recently introduced following the reopening of access to Haena State Park, which includes the Kalalau Trail, Hanakapiai Falls and Kee Beach on the island’s famed north shore. … Continue Reading

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Destination North America

Fireworks Galore As Macao Celebrates 20th Anniversary

Macao is preparing to celebrate its 20th anniversary as a Special Administrative Region of the People’s Republic of China with a bang. … Continue Reading

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Los Angeles Celebrates the Largest Restaurant Week Program in The Country with The Return Of 2019 Summer Dinel.A. Restaurant Week from July 12 – 26, 2019
Colorado – Coloured By Nature
Franklin County Visitors Bureau Highlights 1864 Weekend
Destination Ontario is pleased to share news of a recent successful In-Market Business-to-Business Sales Program to New York and New Jersey.

Destination North Asia

Launch ceremony for 2019 Qingdao International Season of Fashion and Lifestyle and “Discovering Qingdao” City Orienteering Race draw huge crowds

The new and stylish song with the dynamic beat, “Discovering Qingdao”, was playing in the background on the morning of July 14 when the formal launch of the Qingdao International Season of Fashion and Lifestyle, co-sponsored by the Qingdao Municipal Party Committee Publicity Department, Qingdao Municipal Sports Bureau and the CCPIT, Qingdao Sub Council, took place. At the same time, the “Discovering Qingdao” City Orienteering Race kicked off in Tiantai Stadium. … Continue Reading

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Dining

Malaysian Flavours At Cinnamon Coffee House One World Hotel Petaling Jaya

Inspired by Malaysia’s multi heritage and rich melting pot of cultures, Executive Sous Chef Saiful Baharin and his culinary team at Cinnamon Coffee House aims to delight palates with an impressive selection of traditional and local favourites in a myriad of flavours this August, in anticipation of the forthcoming National Day. … Continue Reading

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Let’s Shell-Abrate At Zuan Yuan Chinese Restaurant One World Hotel, Petaling Jaya
Malaysia Boleh At Cinnamon Coffee House, One World Hotel, Petaling Jaya
Live Seafood At Zuan Yuan Chinese Restaurant One World Hotel, Petaling Jaya
Moonbeam At Zuan Yuan Chinese Restaurant One World Hotel, Petaling Jaya

Financial

United Airlines Achieves Highest Second-Quarter Pre-Tax Income In Company History

 United Airlines (UAL) today announced that the continued successful implementation of its strategy led to the company delivering two straight quarters of solid pre-tax margin growth – three quarters on an adjusted basis – and the highest second-quarter pre-tax income in the airline’s history. … Continue Reading

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New Research: Business Travelers Seek Personalized Options & Payment Efficiencies
Alternative ways to pay for travel take the lead in Asia and Europe, according to new report
OANDA – Netflix, IBM, Oil, Gold, Bitcoin and Libra

Food & Beverage

KiKi Tea@ Sun’s Bazaar Unveils Summer Drinks Collection

This Summer, Taiwan’s celebrated bubble tea sensation, KiKi Tea, unveiled its refreshing drinks collection at Sun’s Bazaar at Pacific Place, featuring a range of new libations; and a “go green” initiative introducing 100% natural bamboo fiber straws and stainless steel straw, setting the brand apart from its contemporaries. … Continue Reading

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Gadgets

7 Pawesome Tips for Improving Your Summer Photography with the Galaxy S10 July 17, 2019

Filled with sandy beaches, blossoming flowers, and lazy days by the pool, it is no wonder that summer is peak picture-taking season.   … Continue Reading

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Urban mobility pods to be driven by 360-degree steering technology

Glamping

New figures reveal domestic caravan and camping trips increase in popularity

Australians’ love for caravan and camping is well documented, and the latest figures from Tourism Research Australia have revealed domestic caravan and camping trips are more popular than ever. … Continue Reading

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Health and Wellness

Salt Of Palmar, Mauritius Launches Salt Wellness Retreats, For A Healthy New You

Dynamic Mauritian boutique hotel, SALT of Palmar, has announced the launch of SALT Retreats, a program of three soul-soothing wellness retreats taking place from September 2019.  … Continue Reading

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Hotel Deals

Check In With One Of Mantra Hotels’ Biggest Sales Of The Year

Mantra Hotels is set to launch one of its biggest sales of the year with massive savings across Art Series, Peppers, Mantra and BreakFree properties in incredible locations across Australia, New Zealand, Bali and Hawaii. … Continue Reading

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Keio Plaza Hotel Tokyo Offers “Tea Ceremony Experience and Luxurious Accommodations for Families” Package

Hotel Developments

Anantara Hotels, Resorts & Spas Extends Footprint in Europe with Launch of First Luxury Resort in Spain

Anantara Hotels, Resorts & Spas announces the launch of its first property in Spain – the exclusive Anantara Villa Padierna Palace Benahavis Marbella Resort. … Continue Reading

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Yotel Announces Ambitious Growth Plans for Australia and First Flagship Hotel in Melbourne

Hotel News

Hotel Openings

The Harborview Hotel Unveiled

Extensive renovations and rebranding of the newly renamed Port Washington hotel, The Harborview, (135 East Grand Ave., Port Washington, WI) are now complete and a new waterfront hotel destination has emerged. … Continue Reading

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Protea Hotel Fire & Ice! by Marriott opens in Durban
Heart Island: Australia’s newest Great Barrier Reef Island opens
Hyatt Place Las Vegas At Silverton Village Set To Open In August 2019

Industry Deals

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All Cruise prices and savings are per person. … Continue Reading

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Insurance

US tops 2018’s most expensive travel insurance claims

Title 1: 11 Ways to Keep Travel Expenses Low as a Student … Continue Reading

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Loyalty

Golden Chance To Become Skywards Gold Member

Summer just got better with Emirates Skywards offering all its members the chance to upgrade their membership to the coveted Gold tier. … Continue Reading

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Luxury Hotels

Celebrate Mid-Autumn Festival at Four Seasons Hotel Beijing

Mid-Autumn Festival is a time for celebrating the important things in life. Mooncakes are a hallmark of this jubilant holiday, and sharing them is a traditional way to honour the harmonious bonds of friends and family. … Continue Reading

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Four Seasons Resort The Biltmore Santa Barbara Debuts Ty Warner Villa
Endless Summer Breeze

OTA News

Cloudbeds increases distribution reach for its hotel partners through agreement with Hotelbeds

Hotelbeds, the world’s leading bedbank, has announced today a preferred partnership agreement with Cloudbeds, an easy to use all-in-one hospitality management suite that simplifies the working lives of hoteliers and hosts. … Continue Reading

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10 Spa and Staycation Recommendations in Thailand To Treat Your Wanderlust Mom This Mother’s Day

Resort News

The Eight Wonders of the Maldives

The Maldives, the world’s tropical paradise, is about to become even more magical with the grand opening of CROSSROADS by Singha Estate in September 2019.  … Continue Reading

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Six Senses Zil Pasyon Unveils the Secrets of its Creole Cuisine
Baby Love: Introducing The Sanchaya’s Indulgent New Babymoon Experience

Responsible Tourism

LATAM Airlines Group launches ‘Recycle your Journey’ sustainability program

LATAM Airlines Group today unveiled its ‘Recycle your Journey’ program to recycle waste from Mercado LATAM, the company’s buy-on-board food service. … Continue Reading

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The PM should respond to Reef Authority’s Climate Change Statement calling for Strong and Fast Action to Curb Global Warming

Sports

The Sanchaya welcomes fitness enthusiasts to decompress after the Bintan Marathon, or to join their latest high-profile resident athlete

Committed to offering an unparalleled guest experience through an ongoing programme of experts in residence, The Sanchaya has announced plans for two upcoming fitness residencies in September. … Continue Reading

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Three test Trans-Tasman Challenge Ice Hockey series between the New Zealand Ice Blacks and Australia’s Mighty Roos returns to Queenstown and Winter Games NZ.

Tour Operator

Utracks Launches New Greek Island Walk

Active European holiday specialist, UTracks announced a new self guided walk around the Greek island of Andros, with its unspoilt beaches, natural springs and archaeological marvels. … Continue Reading

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Chimu Adventures’ 15th birthday. Co-founders reflect on what inspired them and what they have learnt.
Progressive Dinner Tours launch in Queenstown

Tourist Boards

TripAdvisor to present on travel trends at Travel Talks Summit

The Guam Visitors Bureau (GVB) is excited to announce that TripAdvisor will participate in the upcoming #instaGuam Travel Talks Digital Global Summit on August 14. As the world’s largest travel site, TripAdvisor aims to support the travel industry across the globe to better understand the power of reviews. … Continue Reading

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Travel Deals

100 Tickets for Space offered by Swiss Space Tourism

Swiss Space Tourism launches a staggering challenge. On the occasion of the 50th anniversary of the first man on the Moon, Swiss Space Tourism will offer 100 Tickets for Space as part of its space contest reserved for its active members. … Continue Reading

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John Rozentals’ Travellers’ Good Buys

Whats On

Escape Winter and Giddy Up to The Goldie For Groundwater Country Music Festival

Buckle up, Australia’s fastest-growing country music festival, Groundwater, is just around the corner with the sun shining, Broadbeach hotels filling up fast, and incredible country artists like Lee Kernaghan, Davisson Brothers Band (USA), The Wolfe Brothers, Tex Perkins and Beccy Cole preparing to hit the stage. All live and all FREE – 50 artists across 15 stages. … Continue Reading

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