Headline News

Report: airlines likely to pay commission to travel agents

Call it swimming against the tide, but domestic airlines in one market are reportedly about to start paying travel agents commission on ticket sales and are turning away from the concept of charging passenger transaction fees. … Continue Reading

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Pilot locked out of cockpit as plane landed – but no axe
AirAsia pilots ‘turned off vital computers’ before crash
Six things Queensland’s new government must do to save the Great Barrier Reef
NSW relishes food and wine while Brissie goes baroque

Accolades

Malaysia Won Best Asean Marketing And Promotional Campaign At ATF 2015

Malaysia was awarded the Best ASEAN Marketing and Promotional Campaign at the 34th ASEAN Tourism Forum (ATF) which was held from 22 to 29 January 2015 in Nay Pyi Taw, Myanmar. … Continue Reading

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Norwegian Recognizes World Travel Holdings As Elite Agency For Fourth Consecutive Year
Trafalgar Wins Gold For Consumer Reviews
Prince Mahidol Award 2014

Airfare Deals

Air New Zealand Brings Back $29 Night Rider Service

Air New Zealand is offering its Night Rider service again – and this time the deals will extend to regional New Zealand destinations. … Continue Reading

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Aviation

Solomon Airlines to commence new Sydney-Honiara service from June

Offering major potential for the Solomon Islands business, leisure and VFR markets, Solomon Airlines announced today that it will commence operation of a direct Sydney-Honiara service from 02 June, 2015, subject to government approval. … Continue Reading

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Emirates spreads the love of cricket around the world with specially-dressed A380 aircraft
Fly Lufthansa From Munich To Three Canary Islands
Gulf Air Completes Retrofit Of Its A330 Fleet
Aeromexico Announces Service On The New Monterrey – Miami Route

Airport

Appointments

Torsten Van Dullemen Appointed General Manager Of The Landmark Mandarin Oriental, Hong Kong

Mandarin Oriental Hotel Group has announced the appointment of Torsten van Dullemen as General Manager of The Landmark Mandarin Oriental, Hong Kong effective 15 January 2015. … Continue Reading

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Apps

Loungebuddy And The Club Airport Lounges Partner To Allow All Travelers Instant Lounge Purchases On-The-Go

LoungeBuddy, the only single resource for travelers to discover, book and access airport lounges around the world, and Airport Lounge Development Inc. (ALD), the leading U.S. independent shared-use lounge developer, today announced their formal partnership, allowing travelers passing through ALD’s The Club Airport Lounge locations in the United States to instantly purchase lounge access through the LoungeBuddy mobile App using Apple Pay or a major credit card. … Continue Reading

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Conferences

Adam Goldstein To Open Cruise3sixty Australasia

Newly appointed global Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA) Chairman Adam Goldstein has been confirmed as a keynote speaker at next month’s Cruise3sixty Australasia event in Sydney. … Continue Reading

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Largest Routes Americas Event Ever To Open In Denver

Corporate

Qatar Airways buys almost 10 percent of British Airways and Iberia parent IAG for $1.7 billion

As part of efforts to enhance operations and strengthen existing commercial ties initiated through codeshare agreements with IAG as well as its membership of the oneworld alliance, Qatar Airways has acquired a 9.99% stake in IAG. … Continue Reading

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CWT Reaffirms Commitment To Asia Pacific With Opening Of Manila Center
Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings LTD. Opens Sales Office In Brazil

Cruise

The First Five-Star Cruises in Nha Trang Bay Defines Luxury

Luxury-Travel_smallLogoVietnam’s Nha Trang Bay will welcome a new series of five-star cruises to be launched, the first cruise operator in Nha Trang Bay will start sunset, dinner and charter cruises of the bay aboard  a luxury junk, the first such vessel to join Emperor Cruises’ fleet, fromMarch 15. … Continue Reading

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Rare Chance To Sail Into Italy’s Calabria And Puglia
Crystal Cruises Kicks Off 25th Anniversary Of Luxury Cruising With Itinerary Highlights & Special Celebrations
Atlantic Pride All-Gay Cruise offers an intimate small-ship cruise from sun-kissed Barbados to the buzzing Gran Canaria

Cruise Deals

Hear The Call Of Scottish Lairds And Receive Up To 10% Off For Families On The Caledonian Canal With Le Boat

unnamed (5)With a countryside replete with hilltop castles, quiet waterside towns, cosy pubs, melodic bagpipes and allusive “monsters”, the Scottish Highlands have held a unique allure over travellers for years. … Continue Reading

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Destination ASEAN

GMS Countries Renew Efforts to Boost Investments in Natural Assets

Greater Mekong Subregion (GMS) countries pledged to redouble efforts to protect and enhance their natural assets—including forests, farmlands, wetlands and water bodies—to ensure they contribute to inclusive and sustainable development, amid concerns that failure to take action threatens the subregion’s growth prospects. … Continue Reading

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Destination Global

2014 Visitor Arrivals Add To $41b Goal

New official figures show New Zealand’s tourism industry is making good progress towards its 2025 goal of contributing $41 billion a year to the economy, according to the Tourism Industry Association New Zealand (TIA). … Continue Reading

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The Secret’s Out! Local Lovers Secret Food Tour of Macarthur February 15, 2015

Destination North America

Destination Seychelles

Tourism Secretary of State of Spain and Seychelles Tourism Minister meet at FITUR

Seychelles-TravelIsabel Maria Borrego Cortes, the Secretary of State for Tourism in Spain met with Alain St.Ange, the Seychelles Minister responsible for Tourism and Culture on the sidelines of FITUR, the Spanish Tourism Trade Fair.

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World Tourism And Culture Conference Set To Discuss The Seychelles Approach
FITUR Tourism Trade Fair Shows Positive For Seychelles Spanish Tourism Market In 2015
Eco-friendly marathon in Seychelles goes digital

Food & Beverage

Hospitality

Newly-renovated rooms increase appeal of Centara Grand Island Resort & Spa Maldives

Centara Grand Island Resort & Spa Maldives“Invigorated by their recent wins in the 2014 MATATO and TripAdvisor Awards, Centara Grand Island Resort & Spa Maldives is set to a launch a new category of guest room, which will be called “Sunset Ocean Pool Villas”.   … Continue Reading

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Vida Vacations Grand Luxxe Resort In Vidanta Riviera Maya Debuts New Lobby And Pathways
Park Regis Singapore To Unveil Its New Look Following Sgd 3 Million Capital Investment
Iconic New Plymouth Hotel To Join Heritage Hotels
Hyatt Introduces Hyatt Centric

Hotel Deals

YTL Hotels’ Tanjong Jara Resort celebrates reopening with East Coast Dreamin’ package

YTL Hotels’ Tanjong Jara Resort, Malaysia is set to reopen its doors on Friday 13 February, following its annual four month closure, and to celebrate, the resort has released the East Coast Dreamin’ package. … Continue Reading

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Galaxy Macau Presents Attractive Packages for a Dream Wedding

Hotel Developments

IHG® Announces Locations Of First Two HUALUXE® Hotels And Resorts Properties

InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG), one of the world’s leading hotel companies, today announces the locations of its first two HUALUXE® Hotels and Resorts properties in Greater China. … Continue Reading

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Hotel Openings

Industry Deals

Carnival Cruises Have Industry Rates For March. 8 Nights From Only $420 Per Person!

IndustryCarnival Spirit and Legend Industry rates – avail ALL TIC members. New Departure dates. … Continue Reading

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Lifestyle

Stunning Exhibition at The Hotel Windsor

Renowned artist Polixeni Papapetrou will bring the past into the future with her forthcoming exhibition – The Windsor: A Future for the Past - to be held at The Hotel Windsor from 24 April to 23 May. … Continue Reading

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Loyalty

Qantas Expands Business Rewards Program

Australian small to medium enterprises (SMEs) will now be rewarded for spend on office fit-outs, furniture, delivery services and storage facilities, with Qantas bringing new partners into its successful business rewards program Aquire. … Continue Reading

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MICE

Infrastructure Expansion and ‘Smart’ MICE Pave Way for Big Conference Year in Newcastle, Port Stephens and Hunter Valley

unnamed (24)The opening of the biggest convention centre in NSW north of Sydney, a major facelift for Port Stephens’ iconic Anchorage property, a 50 per cent expansion for Newcastle Airport and a new focus on ‘smart’ MICE events will help attract new business tourism to the greater Hunter region in 2015. … Continue Reading

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Online Travel Agents

New Hotels.Com Thailand Campaign Invites The World To “Say Hi With A Wai!” In 2015

Hotels.comWai Thailand_1, the leading online accommodation booking website, has rolled out a creative new online campaign aimed at putting Thailand back on top of travellers’ wish lists. … Continue Reading

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Hotels.Com Invites You To Celebrate This Season Of Love

Photo Gallery

Hong Kong Pulse 3d Light Show To Welcome Chinese New Year During The Year Of The Goat

The iconic façades of Hong Kong’s Cultural Centre and Clock Tower will once again undergo a makeover, from February 12 – March 18 (excluding February 18 – 20) the buildings façade’s will be illuminated to celebrate the Lunar New Year and welcome the Year of the Goat. … Continue Reading

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Responsible Tourism

Intercontinental Kuala Lumpur Provides Flood Relief To The Victims In East Coast, Malaysia.

Keeping to its culture, InterContinental Kuala Lumpur a part of InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG®) was recently seen living the IHG Winning Ways through their corporate responsibility efforts in providing disaster relief to the devastating flooding in East Coast states that has been recorded the worst in Malaysia for more than 30 years. … Continue Reading

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Intercontinental Bangkok Extends Warm Welcome To Mr. Anand Panyarachun, Honorary Chairman Of Operation Smile Foundation

River Cruising

Travelmarvel Delivers An ‘Incredible India’ River Cruise Program For 2016

Travelmarvel is expecting another solid year for its India River Cruising following positive guest feedback which identified the inclusion of all the must-see sights, the peace of mind of being fully escorted, sailing on a brand new river ship and offering the most competitive pricing as the four pillars driving the success of its program in this destination. … Continue Reading

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Social Media

Conrad Macao Honoured with Two Awards in the 2015 TripAdvisor Travelers’ Choice Hotel Awards

Conrad Macao, Cotai Central has been honoured with two awards in TripAdvisor’s 2015 Travelers’ Choice Awards:  ‘Top 25 Hotels in China‘ and ‘Top 25 Hotels for Service in China‘. … Continue Reading

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Sala Samui Resort And Spa Honored As Thailands Top Hotel For Romance
TripTogether Makes Travel Safety and Scam Prevention a Number One Priority

Statistics & Trends

Travel Management Priorities survey For 2015

Carlson Wagonlit Travel (CWT) today released its seventh Travel Management Priorities report, the second in a two-part analysis of CWT’s annual travel manager survey. … Continue Reading

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New CWT Report – Data Will Drive 2015
STR: US Hotel Results For Week Ending 24 January

Technology

Elitecore Announces Network Field Virtualized Netvertex PCRF On Cloud Available To CSP As SPI (SAAS, PAAS, IAAS)

Elitecore Technologies, a leading provider of Integrated Policy, Charging and Revenue Management solution today announced availability of Virtualized NetVertex PCRF on Cloud as SPI model for CSP on a Pay as you go.  … Continue Reading

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Theme Parks

Disneyland Resort Adds Dazzling, New Nighttime Spectaculars for Its Diamond Celebration, Beginning May 22

Three sensational new nighttime spectaculars will dazzle guests at the Disneyland Resort when the Diamond Celebration begins Friday, May 22, 2015. … Continue Reading

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Tour Operator

Contours Travel’s Top 10 Places To Visit In South America In 2015

PastedGraphic-11Australia’s longest operating Latin America specialist, Contours Travel, has released their top South American picks for 2015. … Continue Reading

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Training

Tourism interns study with Passions

Showing visitors the Great Barrier Reef is the ultimate way to get work experience, according to United States tourism student Rachel Kane. … Continue Reading

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Travel Deals

Balloons over Inle Lake, Myanmar

unnamed (31)Backyard Travel, the online boutique travel agency specializing in unique, insider tours throughout Asia, today released news offering complimentary hot air balloon flights over Myanmar’s spectacular Inle Lake for travellers booking their ‘Myanmar in Depth’ tour. … Continue Reading

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Turkey Holidays With Bonus Credits
New Urban Adventures Launched In January
Tour Europe This June With the Acclaimed Australian Chamber Choir

Wellness

Recipes No. 8 & 9 For Eternal Love

unnamed (23)This romantic spa treatment is inspired by the beloved nineties film, Love Potion No. 9 about special love elixirs. Love Potion No. 8 enables a couple to fall in love at first sight while another magical elixir, Love Potion No. 9, turns love at first sight into a lasting one. … Continue Reading

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Wholesaler

Creative Holidays releases 2015/16 Vietnam & Cambodia brochure

Creative Holidays has released its 2015/16 Vietnam & Cambodia brochure featuring Creative Club hotels, a new Central Coast Vietnam section, side trips and a range of regional itineraries. … Continue Reading

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