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Headline News

Can cameras legally peek at guests staying at an Airbnb?

Increasingly cheap security cameras are moving into all sorts of places and hosts are installing them in some rental properties  – as a guest at an Airbnb property discovered to his shock recently. … Continue Reading

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How the Boeing 747, ‘queen of the skies’ reigned over air travel
French line offers guests free Wi-Fi at sea to stay in touch
Etihad breakthrough: sustainable biofuel flight to Amsterdam

Accolades

Millennium Resort Mussanah marks 2018 with four prestigious awards

Millennium Resort Mussanah, developed by Omran, the leading tourism-related investment‚ development and Management Company in Oman, marked 2018 as the year of winning awards and accolades from the industry’s top Global Tourism and Global Traveler awards organization. … Continue Reading

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Carnival Cruise Line Big Winner in Cruise Hive’s Cruise Ship Awards Taking Top Honors in Six Categories, Including Best Cruise Line
Wall Street Journal names Delta best U.S. Airline of 2018

Airfare Deals

Scoot Launches Mega India Sale, Featuring Coimbatore, Trivandrum and Visakhapatnam

Continuing with its Asia expansion plans, Scoot will spread its wings in India with the addition of three new cities, namely Coimbatore, Trivandrum and Visakhapatnam. 

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Vietjet Announces Ticket Promotion With 1.8 Million Tickets Available From S$0

Aviation

Etihad Airways Flies World’s First Flight Using Fuel Made In The Uae From Saltwater Grown Plants

The Sustainable Bioenergy Research Consortium (SBRC), a non-profit entity established by Masdar Institute that is part of Khalifa University of Science and Technology, today announced the world’s first commercial flight using locally produced sustainable fuel on an Etihad Airways Boeing 787 powered by GE’s GEnx-1B engines. … Continue Reading

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8 new Air France destinations this summer
Acropolis Aviation proudly accepts world’s first Airbus ACJ320neo Flies to AMAC Aerospace for VIP cabin outfitting
AirAsia Upgrading Reservation Systems
Qatar Airways Launches Cinematic New Hollywood-Style Campaign ‘A World Like Never Before’

Airport

ACI World lauds new wave of private investment in Indian airport development

Airports Council International (ACI) World today said the Indian government’s move to pursue further private investment in airport development will better enable the country to respond to the growing demand for air services. … Continue Reading

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Appointments

Hilton Grand Vacations Promotes Pam Fredel to Vice President, Asset and Relationship Management

Hilton Grand Vacations Inc. announces the promotion of Pam Fredel to vice president, asset and relationship management. In her new role, Fredel helps HGV’s development team integrate resources and enhance its ability to execute key development strategies. … Continue Reading

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New Chef De Cuisine At The Westin Resort Nusa Dua, Bali Sheandy Satria
Arthur Keith Joins Kalahari Resorts and Conventions as General Manager of Pocono Mountains Resort
The Dow Hotel Company Promotes Steve Griffin to EVP & Chief Financial Officer and Randall King to EVP & Chief Operating Officer

Apps

China’s Largest Home Sharing Platform Xiaozhu Rides the Train of “The Belt and Road”

China’s home sharing platform Xiaozhu.com is riding the train of “The Belt and Road” and accelerating its global expansion. On January 15, Xiaozhu released its 2018 annual data report. … Continue Reading

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Adventure Junky App Announces ’50 Peak Experiences Of 2019’

Beverage

Craft gin subscription service, Gin Society, launches in Australia

Gin is in! This classic spirit is enjoying a resurgence in popularity with artisan distilleries around the world putting their own modern spin on our favourite tipple. … Continue Reading

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Indigenous non-alcoholic beer launched at Tjapukai

Business News

Egencia Reveals 2019 Top 100 Preferred Corporate Hotels

Today Egencia®, business travel from Expedia Group™, announced the winners of this year’s prestigious Top 100 Preferred Corporate Hotel awards program. … Continue Reading

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Conferences

Qatar Airways Group Chief Executive Addresses Global Aviation Summit in Mumbai, India

A Qatari delegation led by the Qatari Minister of Transport, H.E. Mr. Jassim bin Saif Al Sulaiti, which also included the Chairman of Qatar’s Civil Aviation Authority, H.E. Abdullah bin Nasser Turki Al-Subaey and Qatar Airways Group Chief Executive, H.E. Mr. Akbar Al Baker attended the Global Aviation Summit, a two-day event taking place on 15-16 January in Mumbai, India. … Continue Reading

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Cruise

Destination California

Destination Dubai

Record Year For Dubai Business Events With 62% Boost In Delegate Wins In 2018

Dubai Business Events (DBE), the city’s official convention bureau, secured a total of 261 successful bids for meetings, conferences and incentives in 2018, which are set to attract an additional 153,640 delegates to Dubai over the coming years. … Continue Reading

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Destination Florida

Eat your Way Around at SOBEWFF’s Crave Greater Fort Lauderdale Series

The Food Network & Cooking Channel South Beach Wine & Food Festival (SOBEWFF®) returns, along with the Crave Greater Fort Lauderdale Series, during the 18th annual festival, February 20-24. … Continue Reading

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New Orlando CityPASS Program Lets Visitors Create and Save with Custom Ticket Packages to Orlando’s Most Famous Theme Parks

Destination Global

A ‘Purrfect’ Partnership Red Cat Adventures joins forces with Prosail Whitsundays

Finding the ‘purrfect’ way to experience the Whitsundays just got easier thanks to a brand new partnership between Red Cat Adventures and Prosail Whitsundays. … Continue Reading

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Albany Takes Out Top WA Destination
Norfolk Island February Getaway

Destination New York

New Global Partnership Between NYC & Company And Mastercard Will Enable People To Experience All That Is Priceless About New York City

New York City is one of the most visited cities in the world, delivering unrivaled experiences and events across
culinary, theatre, music, sports, arts and more. … Continue Reading

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Destination North Asia

Hello Kitty celebrates her 45th anniversary launching a year of special anniversary activities at Hello Kitty Land Tokyo

Hello Kitty turns 45 and will celebrate in style. Starting from 12th January 2019 until year end Sanrio Puroland, better known as Hello Kitty Land Tokyo (URL: https://en.puroland.jp/), and its sister park Harmonyland will be celebrating the anniversary. … Continue Reading

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Dining

Chinese New Year At The Shangri-La Resorts In Penang

To welcome in the auspicious Lunar New Year 2018, Shangri-La’s Rasa Sayang Resort & Spa and Golden Sands Resort, Penang will present an array of Chinese New Year delicacies, featuring the traditional Yee Sang tossing, starting on Chinese New Year’s Eve. … Continue Reading

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Valentine’s Day at NUO
Mandarin Oriental, Marrakech Welcomes Richard Ekkebus, Two-Michelin Star Chef from Hong Kong, For Two-Day Residency
Renowned Chef André Chiang Leads Sichuan Moon at Wynn Palace
Sushi Saito (Tokyo) Today Announced as Top Japanese Restaurant in Opinionated About Dining’s First Dedicated Top 100+ Japanese Restaurants List

Financial

United Airlines Reports Full-Year and Fourth-Quarter 2018 Performance

In a departure from industry trends, United (UAL) announced that its fourth-quarter unit revenue came in at the high end of its guidance range and also exceeded its full-year adjusted diluted earnings per share target laid out last January. … Continue Reading

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New Global Partnership Between NYC & Company and Mastercard Will Enable People to Experience All That is Priceless About New York City
Free Trials Without The Hassle

Gadgets

[Editorial] What will the Next Phase of Smartphone Innovation Bring?

In light of modest global sales recently, some observers say that smartphone innovation has hit a bottleneck, as new devices bear more iterative upgrades instead of groundbreaking features. Others even predict that the smartphone era may be coming to an end soon. … Continue Reading

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Getting up close and personal in capturing everyday moments with the new COOLPIX A1000 and COOLPIX B600

Health and Wellness

Spa Le Bristol By La Prairie Launches Mindful Spa Treatments

Le Bristol Paris, part of the exclusive Oetker Collection, introduces three new mindful spa treatments to meet guests’ quest for calm. … Continue Reading

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10 Luxurious Valentine’s Day Wellness Escapes for 2019
Give the gift of wellbeing with Native Australian skincare this travel season

Hotel Deals

Your stay is on us at Bab Al Qasr Hotel & Residences

Bargain hunters looking to spend their holiday or weekend in a luxurious setting will be delighted to take advantage of Bab Al Qasr Hotel & Residences’ limited time offer, allowing guests to redeem the value of their stay at the hotel’s dining outlets and spa. … Continue Reading

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Hotel Developments

Wyndham Hotels & Resorts Reacquires Direct Franchising Rights For The Days Inn Brand In China

Wyndham Hotels & Resorts, Inc. (NYSE: WH) announced that it has reacquired exclusive direct franchising rights for its Days Inn® brand for the People’s Republic of China.     … Continue Reading

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Hotel News

Hotel Openings

Hilton Expands Presence in Guangzhou with Third Flagship Opening

Hilton Hotels and Resorts, Hilton’s flagship brand, today announced the opening of Hilton Guangzhou Science City. … Continue Reading

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The Chedi Ninghai Opens its Doors on January 18, 2019

Insurance

AVIAÂ pledges significant savings on insurance for its members

AVIAÂ, the international group purchasing organisation (GPO) for business aviation, is expanding their suite of insurance offerings for its growing membership of aircraft owners and operators. … Continue Reading

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Lifestyle

Top 9 airline and rewards products to get excited about in 2019

This year is set to be an exciting year for frequent flyers, with the launch of rewards credit card deals, airline cabin upgrades and new airport lounges dominating the travel news space. … Continue Reading

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Luxury Hotels

Make A Splash As An Aquatic Goddess at The Ritz-Carlton, Bali

A family-friendly resort located on white sandy beach of Nusa Dua, The Ritz-Carlton, Bali offers a wide range of ocean-themed activities that appeal to all age groups. … Continue Reading

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Mandarin Oriental, Marrakech launches romantic escape offer

MICE

Xi’an Hosts Belt and Road International Fashion Week to Promote Cultural Exchange

A premier event in the world of fashion and the garment industry, the third Belt and Road International Fashion Week (BRI Fashion Week) has wrapped up in Xi’anafter welcoming leading designers, artists and industry professionals from more than 20 countries. … Continue Reading

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All is ready for FITUR MITM – MICE & BUSINESS

Mobile travel consulting

MTA Advisors muse on Silverseas onboard inspection opportunity

Pictured the group of MTA – Mobile Travel Agents invited to inspect Silversea Cruises’ Silver Muse when the cruise ship docked in Brisbane as part of its maiden voyage to Australia. … Continue Reading

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OTA News

Wego Champions Doha as Key Stopover for South Asia’s Travellers

Earlier today, Qatar National Tourism Council (QNTC) announced a new partnership with award-winning travel search engine Wego to attract 225 million travellers from 15 countries to choose Doha as a stopover destination for two or three days before continuing on to their final destinations. … Continue Reading

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From Riad to Ryokan: Booking.com Reveals How Authentic Accommodations Are Fuelling the Curious Global Traveller

Responsible Tourism

River Cruising

Solos Win On Russian River Cruises

RIVER cruises are notorious for being costly for solo travellers, with a single supplement typically costing between 50 to 100% of the twin share cabin rate. … Continue Reading

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Ski

Vermont Ski Areas Could See Record Business Over MLK Weekend

A strong early season, rock-solid reservation numbers and a very timely snowstorm looming in the forecast could add up to record business at Vermont ski areas over the Martin Luther King holiday weekend. … Continue Reading

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Spa & Wellness

transcosmos assists Saishunkan in implementing “Skin Care Counselling Services by LINE”

transcosmos inc. offered “DEC Connect,” its proprietary API integration platform, to the official LINE account of “Domohorn Wrinkle” operated by Saishunkan Pharmaceutical Co., Ltd. (Headquarters: Kumamoto Prefecture, Japan; President: Masaaki Nishikawa; Saishunkan). … Continue Reading

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Where to travel for healthy getaways in 2019

Sports

World Cup of Kapa Haka; Wellington’s Te Matatini Kapa Haka Festival – 20 – 24th March 2019

The world cup of Kapa Haka; this year’s festival theme will be “Te Matatini ki the Ao”  which translates in English to “the many faces to the world”, an embodiment of the aspirations and dreams of the festival hosts Ngāti Toa Rangatira, Te Atiawa me ngā iwi o Taranaki whānui. … Continue Reading

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Qatar Tour 2019: An Action-Packed First Day in Doha for Paris Saint-Germain

Statistics & Trends

Number One 2019 Travel Goal Of Australians Revealed

Australians have revealed that their number one ultimate travel goal for 2019 is to travel to a country never
visited before.1 … Continue Reading

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Nielsen’s Mainland Tourist Study: Hong Kong Continues to Pull at Heartstrings of Mainland Tourists

Tech

Gogo Reaches Approximately 1,300 Commercial Aircraft Installed with Satellite IFC Technology

Gogo Inc. the leading global provider of broadband connectivity products and services for aviation, announced the installation of 477 net aircraft with satellite technology during 2018.   … Continue Reading

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The Bright Ideas Visionaries Should Have Learned at CES 2019

Theme Parks

Shanghai Disney Resort Celebrates Chinese New Year with a Magical Take on Traditional Customs and Experiences

Shanghai Disney Resort is ready to usher in an auspicious Year of the Pig and help guests rediscover the joy of this much loved holiday by celebrating Chinese traditions with a special touch of Disney magic. … Continue Reading

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The LEGO® Space Hollywood Lets Fans Go Where No Brick Has Gone Before

Tour Operator

A&K launches in Japan

Luxury travel company Abercrombie & Kent is opening a dedicated office in Tokyo. This is the company’s 56th office and its 15th in Asia.  … Continue Reading

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Trade Events

Mekong Tourism to launches second annual Mekong Mini Movie Festival at ASEAN Tourism Forum 19 in Ha Long, Viet Nam

Over 22,000 campaign followers, nearly 900,000 video views, a psychosocial reach eclipsing seven million people – these award-winning results of the 2018 Mekong Mini Movie Festival has prompted the MTCO to launch the public contest yet again in 2019, laying the foundation for public exposure for the Greater Mekong Subregion (GMS). … Continue Reading

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ITB China Travel Trends Report: Strong demand for island vacations

Travel Deals

12 days in Sri Lanka + return flights from $2,099!!

The stunning Sri Lanka has so much to offer – and it’s easy to see why more and more people are choosing to travel to this beautiful country. … Continue Reading

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Travel Goods

DELSEY reveals collections perfect for CES

DELSEY, the iconic French luggage brand known for over 70 years of timeless quality and audacious design, is revealing three collections designed to take travelers to CES and beyond! … Continue Reading

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Whats On

NEW Sleep Retreat founded by The Goodnight Co at Springfield Farm, Bowral 7th-10th March 2019

Sleep is such an on trend subject for health and wellness in 2019 and this is the perfect retreat for those wanting to improve their sleep patterns and reap the benefits of a good nights sleep. … Continue Reading

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