Headline News

‘Not our hotel!’ says IHG as famous property is attacked

The décor and location are striking and some say it’s the best hotel in the country – but grim warnings have proved correct and the InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG) is keen to let the world know it is not involved in the management. … Continue Reading

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Woman’s fury over AirAsia sexy red uniforms
New Zealand space launch sharpens tourism potential
Single mega order saves everyone’s favourite plane
People’s Choice Retail Travel Agency – who will it be?

Accolades

The Anchorage wins Luxury Coastal Resort and Luxury Guest House at World Luxury Hotel Awards

Newly renovated property The Anchorage has won Luxury Coastal Resort and Luxury Guest House of the year, at the 11th Annual World Luxury Hotel Awards held at the resplendent Klum Hotel St Moritz in Switzerland.

 

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The Real Eat, Pray, Love Wins Big at Global Awards
Delta ranked among world’s Most Admired Companies for 5th straight year

Airfare Deals

Scoot Helps Families To Take Off For Far Flung Exotic Adventures Don’t Ditch The Kids!

Families are firmly in the sights of Scoot and in 2018 they are challenging parents not to put off travelling, but to take the kids along, explore, and create a lifetime of memories around the world together.  … Continue Reading

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Vietjet Offers 500,000 Promotional Tickets to International Destinations

Aviation

Air New Zealand taps into your emotions in latest Queensland campaign

Air New Zealand’s latest marketing campaign puts a quirky spin on holiday planning, using facial recognition technology to predict an individual’s dream Queensland getaway. … Continue Reading

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Norwegian sets new record transatlantic flight time from New York to London with a Dreamliner aircraft
Singapore Airlines Partners LASALLE College Of The Arts To Design SIA Innovation Lab
Etihad Airways Records Successful Year for Flight Operation Punctuality at Hub and Across Network
Houston hub connection to boost Sydney tourism

Airport

Princeton Identity Brings Biometric Security and Faster Lines to Dubai International Airport

Princeton Identity Inc., provider of the fastest, simplest and most secure biometric security system on the market, today announced the deployment of its Access500e™  identity management kiosk module within the Dubai International Airport (DXB). … Continue Reading

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Appointments

Mövenpick Hotels & Resorts Appoints Duo of Top Talent for Indo-Pacific Hotels

Mövenpick Hotels & Resorts has announced the appointment of new General Managers for two of its hotels in the Indian Ocean – including an exciting new property that makes its debut this year.  … Continue Reading

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James Robert Wilson appointed General Manager at Centara Grand at Central Plaza Ladprao Bangkok
JW Marriott Hotel Hong Kong Welcomes Ms. Charis Yim As New Director Of Marketing
Hawthorn Suites by Wyndham JBR appoints new F & B Manager

Association

PATA and AppNexus Sign Preferred Partnership Agreement

The Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA) and AppNexus, the world’s leading independent advertising technology company, today announced a new Preferred Partnership agreement. The agreement will allow PATA members to better understand the new landscape of programmatic advertising and how best to utilise it for their respective organisations. … Continue Reading

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Attraction

Investigate Macarthur’s Haunting Past

Get into the ‘spirit’ of Macarthur’s spooky history on an investigative ghost tour, as paranormal investigators lead a group of brave souls to Campbelltown’s haunted hot spots on the lookout for the legendary Ghost of Fred Fisher. … Continue Reading

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Welcome in the ‘Year of The Dog’ As Sovereign Hill Celebrates Chinese New Year

Beverage

Gin & High Tea For A Limited Time Only, Indulge in A Gin Insipred High Tea at Pan Pacific Perth

Australianslove affair with Gin has been going on for quite a few years and it is showing no signs of slowing down. There are new bars and festivals dedicated to Gin popping up across the nation. If you think you have experienced everything Gin can offer, think again. For a limited time only, Pan Pacific Perth is launching a Gin Inspired High Tea. … Continue Reading

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Business News

Saint Ange Tourism Report 22th January 2018

The Editorial this week speaks of Assumption Island of the Seychelles and the need to keep Military Bases out of the region. It also addresses the importance of Assumption Island for the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Aldabra. … Continue Reading

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Conferences

Virgin Voyages and the Ritz-Carlton Yacht Collection to Make Seatrade Cruise Global Panel Debut in 2018

Seatrade Cruise Global, the leading annual global business-to-business event for the cruise industry, in partnership with Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA) and the Florida Caribbean Cruise Association (FCCA), announces the 2018 State of the Global Cruise Industry  sponsored by Hong Kong Tourism Board will feature a bonus panel with two new leaders. … Continue Reading

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Cruise

Australians Invited to be Part of History on Queen Elizabeth

Australian travellers have the opportunity to be part of Queen Elizabeth’s history-making season Down Under next year, with cruises ranging from two to 18 nights on offer. … Continue Reading

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Australia’s Biggest Game of Hide and Seek To Launch on Megaship

Destination ASEAN

3 Reasons You Need to Follow Your Passion and Explore the Possibilities of Singapore Art & Culture at the Singapore Art Week 2018

Follow your passion either being a Collector who collects the art piece or as a Culture Shaper who explores Singapore’s creative scene and inspiring art pieces. … Continue Reading

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Singapore Art Week 2018 Highlights
We Are Lao Launches Tourism Info & Marketing Site
Main Merlion Statue at Merlion Park to Be Unavailable for Photo Taking From 22 Jan to 9 Feb 2018
SoulBytes nourishes soul and tummy in Seminyak, Bali

Destination Global

Middle East & North Africa tourism consolidates recovery

Organized by the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) and Casa Árabe, the public consortium headed by the Spanish Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the event focused on current trends and short term prospects in the region and discussed policies and strategies for consolidating recovery and to stepping up tourism’s contribution to inclusive and sustainable socioeconomic development. … Continue Reading

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Jamaica, The Land of Film
Sumptuous Chinese New Year Dining Celebrations with Vibrant Entertainment, Festive Toasts and Ang Pao Gifts

Destination North America

Spring in the Real America

The Rockies is the longest Mountain range in North America and stretches from New Mexico to the north of British Columbia. Travellers can expect an abundance of adventure in some of the most diverse and beautiful regions of the U.S.A and Canada with numerous national parks, forests, hot springs, wildlife, authentic western history and cultural experiences on offer.  … Continue Reading

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Escape to Pensacola Beach this Winter

Destination North Asia

Sample Kyoto’s Finest for Less with 2018 Restaurant Winter Special

This February will see Kyoto’s fine dining scene heat up like never before with 200 shops and restaurants offering a range of exciting winter specials giving visitors the opportunity to sample the finest of Kyoto’s cuisine at the most amazing prices, as part of the Kyoto Restaurant Winter Special 2018.  … Continue Reading

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Global Health Tourism Provider Expands To Japan and Taiwan
Harbour Arts Sculpture Park Hong Kong’s first international sculpture park brings art to the public on the city’s iconic harbourfront

Destination Thailand

Move Over New York And London: Bangkok Poised To Become the World’s Next Global Mega City

Industry experts revealed at Thailand Tourism Forum (TTF) 2018 that Bangkok is on the cusp of emerging as the world’s next Mega City. Within five years, the rapid expansion of Bangkok’s Metro systems will succeed in opening up unprecedented spaces in the city and with it huge opportunities for the travel and tourism industry. … Continue Reading

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TAT launches debut album Open to the New Shades

Financial

Travelport now gives 250 airlines a branded boost as it extends its merchandising lead

Travelport(NYSE:TVPT), the leading Travel Commerce Platform, announced today that over 250 airlines now benefit from its Rich Content and Branding merchandising tool which gives agencies and travel bookers a graphically rich experience when searching for and booking branded fares and ancillaries. … Continue Reading

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Hotel Deals

Hotel Developments

Centara begins construction of their second COSI lifestyle hotel

Centara Hotels & Resorts recently broke ground in North Pattaya for another COSI hotel. COSI is a new brand designed for the modern, connected lifestyle of a growing travel market segment. It offers friendly, simple and affordable accommodations, with innovations like smartphone integration, self-service check-in, and a unique 24-hour lifestyle café concept with more freedom and flexibility. The first COSI hotel opened in Samui in December. … Continue Reading

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Marriott International Marks 2017 as Year of Historic International Expansion

Hotel News

Lifestyle

Put Australia’s Best Cider to Work at your Australia Day BBQ Magners Apple Cider is the secret ingredient for a perfect Mop Sauce

Spice up your barbie by showcasing the award winning Magners Original Apple Cider in your Australia Day Mop Sauce. Mop Sauce is a barbeque basting method that keeps meat moist while cooking on the grill. The quality of your sauce ingredients will determine the flavour and complexity of your barbeque; and Magners is the finest cider available in Australia. … Continue Reading

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How to Stick to Your New Year’s Health Resolutions When You Return to Work

Mobile travel consulting

MTA’s Kyara Newport meets the ‘happiest man in Paris’

Pictured MTA – Mobile Travel Agents’ Kyara Newport with Hotel De Crillon – a Rosewood Hotel Senior Sales Manager, Naoya Sato known affectionately in French travel industry circles as the ‘happiest man in Paris’. … Continue Reading

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OTA News

Wotif Celebrates Australia Day With the Town of the Year Awards

With Australia Day around the corner, leading online travel site Wotif.com has today revealed the winners of the inaugural Wotif Australian Town of the Year awards. In the true Aussie spirit of giving everyone a fair go, the awards unearth the ‘must-see’ local towns across the nation in 2018. … Continue Reading

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KAYAK Launches Travel Hacker Guide for Australia, Revealing Top Trending and Best Value Destinations

Other News

Ctrip and European Travel Commission Sign Strategic Partnership Agreement

Ctrip attended the business summit of the 2018 China-EU Tourism Year. Held in Venice Italy, Mr Qi Xuchun, Vice Chairman of the CPPCC National Committee, Mr Du Jiang,

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Photo Gallery

Mark Philippoussis and Goran Ivanišević Warm Up for the Australian Open Tennis Legends Tournament on P&O Cruises’ Pacific Eden

Mark Philippoussis and Goran Ivanišević warm up for this weekend’s Australian Open Tennis Legends Tournament on P&O Cruises’ Pacific Eden which is carrying over 1200 guests who sailed from Sydney to Melbourne for the first Grand Slam of the year. … Continue Reading

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Resort News

Club Med Marks New Year with New Tools for Travel Agents

You spoke, they listened. After the release of results from a survey run by Club Med of almost 500 Australian and New Zealand travel agents, the all-inclusive specialist uncovered beneficial suggestions to improve their pre-existing brochure and tools and has now delivered a brand new brochure to agents, just in time for the peak booking period, the opening of Early Bird sales for the 2018/19 season. … Continue Reading

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Celebrate the Year of The Earth Dog at Intercontinental Bali Resort
Koro Sun Resort and Rainforest Spa proudly hosts United Nations environment council for International Year of the Reef

Responsible Tourism

Rachawadee Girls’ Home Goes Green with Dr Seuss

To mark International Environmental Education Day, Khiri Travel has organised a Dr Seuss themed event at Baan Rachawadee Ying orphanage in Nonthaburi for special needs girls on 26 January. Everyone is welcome to attend to raise funds for the orphanage and spread knowledge about the 3 ‘R’s: reducing, reusing and recycling. … Continue Reading

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River Cruising

New fly/cruise/tour package combines India’s most popular destination with one of its least visited but most beautiful places

A new cruise tour package that combines India’s most popular attraction – the Taj Mahal – with one of the country’s most beautiful but least visited destinations – the remote State of Assam – has been launched in Australia to meet growing demand from seasoned Australian cruise fans for journeys to more far-flung regions. … Continue Reading

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Scenic Unveils Special Offers for 2019 Europe River Cruises
Get Ready For Great Savings On 11-Night Yangon Cruises Aboard Sanctuary Ananda In 2018.

Technology

Event Tech Tribe expands its offering with venue booking tool

Event technology collaborative, The Event Tech Tribe is kicking off the New Year with an announcement that their family of best-in-craft event tech suppliers has grown. … Continue Reading

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Tour Operator

Adventure World Appointed as GSA For Natural Habitat Adventures

Adventure World has been appointed as the exclusive GSA for US based premium wildlife small group journey operator Natural Habitat Adventures. … Continue Reading

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Mekong Cruising A Hole In One
Join A&K Managing Director, Sujata Raman on a journey through Egypt

Trade Events

GCC to welcome 2.5 million Chinese visitors by 2021

Chinese arrivals to the GCC will increase 21% to 2021, rising to 2.5 million visitors annually, according to data released ahead of Arabian Travel Market 2018, which takes place at Dubai World Trade Centre from April 22-25. … Continue Reading

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The eTravel World features tomorrow’s technology trends

Whats On

A Fair Dinkum BBQ Screening At Moonlight Cinema This Australia Day

Celebrate Australia Day the right way at Moonlight Cinema (presented by NAB), with a special advance screening of the hilarious new comedy,THE BBQ, starring Magda Szubanski and Shane Jacobson. … Continue Reading

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