Global Travel Media

Headline News

Oh no – not another shark attack in Queensland

It’s just what Queensland doesn’t need, another story on sharks – but when a kayaker is knocked into the air by a four-metre tiger shark that punctures his kayak with tooth marks like bullet holes, the world sits up and takes notice. … Continue Reading

Latest News under Category: Headline News
Santa Monica excitement thrills agent prizewinner
New England High Country Launches Unique Motorcycle Touring
Howling winds blow dent in world air traffic
Portugal, Spain & Morocco specialist seeks agents

Accolades

Agents Incentives

Avalon Waterways announces latest trade incentive to encourage travel agents to go live it for themselves

Following strong sales and exciting announcements throughout 2018, Avalon Waterways is ending the year on a high with a great incentive for travel agents, who can earn up to $2,000 worth of self-famil credit towards any Avalon Waterways cruise. … Continue Reading

Latest News under Category: Agents Incentives

Aviation

Qatar Airways To Fly Four-times Weekly To The Canadian City of Montreal from December Onwards

Qatar Airways is delighted to announce that it will introduce an additional weekly flight to its popular Doha – Montreal route from 17 December 2018, providing even more flexibility for both business and leisure passengers travelling to and from the Canadian city.  … Continue Reading

Latest News under Category: Aviation
Qatar Philharmonic Orchestra Surprises Qatar Airways Passengers With Exclusive Inflight Performance

Appointments

Contiki Announces Appointment of New Global CEO, James Marchant

Contiki, the world leader in travel experiences for 18-35s, is delighted to announce the appointment of James Marchant as its Global CEO. … Continue Reading

Latest News under Category: Appointments
Kelly Brown Appointed To General Manager Of Kimpton Cardinal In Winston Salem, NC
Mark S. Bradford – General Manager Of Mandarin Oriental Wangfujing, Beijing

Business News

Helloworld Travel 2018 AGM

In a new partnership with cancer support group Blue Dot Army and cancer treatment provider chemo@home, Metro Hotel Perth will be the first hotel in Australia to enable cancer sufferers to receive in-room treatment including chemotherapy and medical infusions. … Continue Reading

Latest News under Category: Business News
A Taste of The Tropics And A Treat for Train Lovers
GBTA Announces Successful Women Leading in Business Travel Panel at European Business Travel Conference

Conferences

Dubai Tourism to Inaugurate ‘HITEC Dubai 2018’

HITEC Dubai 2018, the Middle East’s largest hospitality technology exhibition and conference, will be inaugurated by Dubai Tourism on 5th December 2018. … Continue Reading

Latest News under Category: Conferences
2018 ACI-LAC Annual Assembly Conference and Exhibition Taking Place This Week in Miami
Regional Conferencing Strategy Driving Business to Rural NSW Communities

Cruise

Carnival Australia Chairman Ann Sherry Greeted By Her Company’s ‘Blueshirts’ Team On Arrival In Port Moresby For Apec 2018

Carnival Australia Chairman Ann Sherry arrived in Port Moresby today to be greeted by the company’s team of ‘blueshirts’ who have been working tirelessly to support the hosting of APEC 2018 in PNG. … Continue Reading

Latest News under Category: Cruise
Silversea Unlocks Authentic Beauty In Both Polar Regions On Extraordinay Expedition Voyages
Azamara Club Cruises Launches Summer 2021 Itineraries
Now Is 2019 Alaskan Cruise Peak Booking Season

Destination Hawaii

Los Angeles Rams and Hawaii Tourism Authority Team Up to Promote the Hawaiian Islands

The Los Angeles Rams and the Hawaii Tourism Authority (HTA) are kicking off a partnership to promote tourism to the Hawaiian Islands, it was announced today. … Continue Reading
Latest News under Category: Destination Hawaii

Destination North Asia

Mobile commerce poised to overtake desktop shopping in Hong Kong in 2019

Mobile commerce is on track to overtake desktop sales globally in 2023, with Hong Kong leading the way. Next year will see m-commerce take up the mantle as Hong Kong’s most popular online shopping channel, nearly half a decade ahead of the global average, according to new research from leading payments technology company Worldpay, Inc. (NYSE: WP; LSE: WPY). … Continue Reading

Latest News under Category: Destination North Asia

Health and Wellness

Hyatt Announced as Host Sponsor of 13th Annual Global Wellness Summit Taking Place in Hong Kong, October 15–17, 2019

The Global Wellness Summit (GWS), the foremost gathering of international leaders in the $4.2 trillion global wellness economy today formally announced that global hospitality company Hyatt is the host sponsor of its 13th annual conference. … Continue Reading

Latest News under Category: Health and Wellness
Discover the world’s most energising, inspiring and relaxing Wellness Escapes with Lonely Planet

Hotel Deals

Outrigger Waikiki Beach Resort Supersizes its Popular Breakfast Package

Serving up a reminder that your first meal of the day is the most important, Outrigger Waikiki Beach Resort has enhanced its popular “Beach + Bed + Breakfast” value-added package with a new option sure to delight travellers. … Continue Reading

Latest News under Category: Hotel Deals

Hotel Developments

StayWell Holdings and Prince Hotels Inc. announce acquisition of The Arch London for The Prince Akatoki

StayWell Holdings, a subsidiary of Prince Hotels Inc. which is one of Japan’s leading hotel and leisure companies, have announced its first property under The Prince Akatoki brand, with the acquisition of The Arch London, which will undergo a refurbishment, rebrand and repositioning in 2019. … Continue Reading

Latest News under Category: Hotel Developments
Hilton Expands Presence in New Zealand with the Signing of DoubleTree by Hilton Napier

Hotel News

Hotel Openings

Centara Ao Nang Krabi to be the fourth property in picturesque Thai resort destination

Centara Hotels & Resorts, Thailand’s leading hotel group has signed a Hotel Management Agreement for a 180-room property on Ao Nang Beach, Krabi, under its upscale brand Centara. ‘Centara Ao Nang Beach Resort & Spa Krabi’ will be Centara’s fourth property in Krabi and is expected to open in September 2019. … Continue Reading

Latest News under Category: Hotel Openings
Mercure debuts in largest port of northeastern Vietnam
Rosewood Venice To Open In 2020
The Middle House Continues Story of Intimate, Personal Luxury with Penthouse

Insurance

An Ageing Population’s Impact on Travel Insurance

Australia has an ageing population, with baby boomers making up over a quarter of this. Therefore, it’s no surprise that the number of Aussie baby boomers travelling is steadily on the rise too, with a year-on-year increase from 13.4 per cent in 2006 up to 17.6 per cent in 2016. Many retirees have increasing time on their hands and opportunities to travel more easily than ever before. … Continue Reading

Latest News under Category: Insurance

Loyalty

Ascenda and Capital One partner to launch new miles transfer benefit

Ascenda, a leading global innovator in loyalty technology and services, and Capital One (NYSE:COF), a financial services company headquartered in McLean, Virginia, USA, have launched a partnership connecting Capital One’s credit card rewards program to major frequent traveller rewards programs worldwide. … Continue Reading

Latest News under Category: Loyalty

Luxury Hotels

MICE

VisitScotland Business Events wins ICCA Best Marketing Award at 57th ICCA Congress

ICCA announced VisitScotland Business Events as the winner of this year’s prestigious ICCA Best Marketing Award at the Closing Ceremony of the 57th ICCA Congress on Wednesday 14 November 2018 in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. … Continue Reading

Latest News under Category: MICE

OTA News

Hotelbeds provides an update on its Strategic Partnerships team

 Hotelbeds, the world’s leading bedbank, has announced today a further senior management appointment, naming Jason Soss as the new Global Head of Strategic Partnership for Hotelbeds.  … Continue Reading

Latest News under Category: OTA News
This Christmas, Love Is Actually All Around on Airbnb

Photo Gallery

It’s A Wrap for The Camino Famil

UTracks, the active Europe specialist, has wrapped up its eight-day Camino famil in Spain which saw seven lucky travel professionals walk the final section of the world’s most famous pilgrim route. … Continue Reading

Latest News under Category: Photo Gallery

Responsible Tourism

Metro Hotel Perth first Australian hotel to enable cancer patients to receive in-room treatment

In a new partnership with cancer support group Blue Dot Army and cancer treatment provider chemo@home, Metro Hotel Perth will be the first hotel in Australia to enable cancer sufferers to receive in-room treatment including chemotherapy and medical infusions. … Continue Reading

Latest News under Category: Responsible Tourism

River Cruising

New Departure Dates Released For Viking’s Sold-Out Egypt River Cruise

Viking has released a number of new departure dates for its popular 12-day Pharaohs & Pyramids Egypt river cruise-tour itinerary.
… Continue Reading

Latest News under Category: River Cruising

Ski

Niseko Village Reopens 1 December For 2018/2019 Winter Season

White Season is fast approaching with Niseko Village, the all-season destination, officially opening its doors on 1st December for the 2018/2019 season. … Continue Reading

Latest News under Category: Ski

Tech

Sabre enters agreement to acquire Farelogix, expanding its airline technology portfolio and accelerating its strategy to deliver next-generation retailing, distribution and fulfillment capabilities

Sabre Corporation today announced that it has entered into an agreement to acquire Farelogix, a recognized innovator in the travel industry with advanced offer management and NDC order delivery technology used by many of the world’s leading airlines. … Continue Reading

Latest News under Category: Tech
eRevMax completes integration with South American PMS provider Arion Hospitality Solutions

Tour Operator

Trade Events

Middle East & Africa trends the focus for WTM London day three

Gastrodiplomacy in Jordan, plans for Expo 2020 in Dubai, opportunities in Africa and the latest travel trends for the region were all hotly debated topics in the Middle East & Africa Inspiration Zone on Day Three of WTM London – where Ideas Arrive. … Continue Reading

Latest News under Category: Trade Events
Wyndham Hotels & Resorts to renew its major partnership with ITB China
FITUR MITM – MICE & BUSINESS Opens Registration to Buyers

Travel Deals

Budget Friendly Travel Tips

Traveling gives you the golden opportunity to see beautiful cities, romantic islands, and historic parks around the world. However, it’s important to point out that traveling can be very expensive if you fail to take measures to cut the expenses that come with making trips out of your city or town. … Continue Reading

Latest News under Category: Travel Deals
Europe’s Wild Edges Are Calling! Adventure Canada Offers Huge Savings On 2019 European Expeditions

Platinium Partnership

ADVERTISEMENTS

Elite Partnership Sponsors

ADVERTISEMENTS

Premier Partnership Sponsors

ADVERTISEMENTS

Official Media Event Partner

ADVERTISEMENTS

Global Travel media endorses the following travel publication

ADVERTISEMENTS

GLOBAL TRAVEL MEDIA VIDEOS

ADVERTISEMENTS