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Wolf skin seized at Aussie airport had snout and tail attached

Australians attempting to import wildlife items have been warned to abide by strict border controls or risk prosecution, following the seizure at an Australian airport of a Canadian grey wolf pelt – complete with ears, nose, snout, paws and tail. … Continue Reading

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Avis Annoints The 23rd Winner Of The Avis Travel Agent Scholarship
Intrepid shines in new Govt-backed Climate Active initiative
Ubud culture walk



Vietjet air transport revenue up by 17% in Q3

Vietjet Aviation Joint Stock Company (HOSE code: VJC) has announced that its air transport revenue increased by 17% Q3, 2019 to hit VND10,415 billion, against the corresponding period last year. The consolidated revenue reached to VND13,577 billion. … Continue Reading

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EVA Introduces New Inflight Amenities
Qatar Airways and CFM International Sign LEAP-1A Engine and Service Agreements
LATAM Airlines Group reports a 21.8% improvement in operating income and a 10.1% operating margin for the third quarter 2019
SAA Cancels Flights To Minimise Disruption For Customers


Air New Zealand opens new Auckland Regional Lounge

Air New Zealand’s new Regional Lounge at Auckland Airport will open to customers this weekend. … Continue Reading

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Shake Shack Lights Up McCarran International Airport

Appointments / Movers & Shakers

Business News

Business Travelers Sentiment Remains Strong With Most Frequent Travelers Wanting Even More Travel

Business travelers remain optimistic and sentiment remains strong despite economic headwinds in some parts of the world.  … Continue Reading

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Drukair Appoints The Walshe Group As Australian Gsa
Jayride Raises $3.5m plus Share Purchase Plan


Crystal Endeavor’s 2022 Expedition Collection Now Available for Booking

Travellers seeking bold adventurous journeys, immersive cultural connections and unexpected discoveries now have more options than ever at their fingertips, as Crystal Expedition Cruises opens the books for Crystal Endeavor’s 2022 and January 2023 itineraries. … Continue Reading

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An AzAmazing Evening to remember
Cruise & Maritime Voyages launches into the French Market as Croisières Maritimes et Voyages
Advance notice of A&K’s 2021 – 2022 Luxury Expedition Cruise programme

Cruise Deals

Honour our Anzacs on Special Murray Princess Anzac Day Cruise!

Commemorate Anzac Day on a special three or seven-night Murray Princess Anzac Day Cruise. Departing Monday 20 April or Friday 24 April 2020, onboard Paddlewheeler PS Murray Princess, the Anzac Day cruise will honour our Anzacs and celebrate their amazing legacy. … Continue Reading

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Destination Africa / Seychelles

17 Black Rhinos arrive in Malawi

In one of the largest international black rhino translocations to date, WWF South Africa, African Parks, Malawi’s Department of National Parks and Wildlife (DNPW) and Ezemvelo KZN Wildlife have successfully moved 17 black rhinos from South Africa to Liwonde National Park in Malawi. … Continue Reading

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Destination Europe

New mechanisms and actionable frameworks on accountability in the digital age

On November 6 & 7 The Hague Summit for Accountability in the Digital Age, took place. Over 150 delegates representing a global multi-stakeholder community gathered together at the iconic Peace Palace in The Hague to collaborate, share knowledge and hear from over 40 subject matter experts. … Continue Reading

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Irish restaurants star in Michelin Guide 2020
Volcano, Helicopter and Hot Air Ballooning Among Options for New ‘Hidden in Spain’ 7-Night Honeymoon in Spain Tour

Destination North America

Nature’s Power is Unleashed: Maren Hassinger: Tree of Knowledge Clifford Ross: Waves On view through March 1st (including Art Week / Art Basel)

The power of nature is unleashed with two timely, powerful exhibitions at the Boca Raton Museum of Art. The two new shows headline Art Basel season: Maren Hassinger: Tree of Knowledge and Clifford Ross: Waves. … Continue Reading

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What’s New in Utah: Sundance, Winter hotel openings and more!

Destination South Pacific & Oceania

“The Late Show” Presents “Stephen Colbert: The Newest Zealander,” Beginning Monday, Nov. 18

THE LATE SHOW with STEPHEN COLBERT will air a week of shows featuring footage from the host’s unprecedented late night trip to New Zealand beginning Monday, Nov. 18 (11:35 PM-12:37 AM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network. … Continue Reading

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Destination Thailand / Mekong

Samui Elephant Sanctuary Wins Prestigious ‘Responsible Thailand’ Award 2019

Samui Elephant Sanctuary (SES) is this year’s winner of the ‘Responsible Thailand’ award in the category of Animal Welfare for its work rescuing and rehabilitating elephants in Thailand. … Continue Reading

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Guam shines bright at Tourism EXPO Japan

Guam showed a strong presence at what is called the world’s biggest tourism event -Tourism EXPO Japan 2019. This was the first year that the expo was held in Osaka after being based at the Tokyo Big Sight for many years due to preparations for the 2020 Olympics. … Continue Reading

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Kingsoft Announces 2019 Third Quarter Results

Kingsoft Corporation Limited (“Kingsoft” or the “Company”; HKEX stock code: 03888), a leading Chinese software and internet service company, has announced its unaudited quarterly results for the three months ended 30 September 2019 (“period under review”). … Continue Reading

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Emma Wiggle lends her voice to Autism through BIG4 Holiday Parks

Australia’s leading Holiday Park network BIG4 has teamed up with Amaze, a leading body for autism, to increase the accessibility and inclusion of autistic people and their families. BIG4 will be the first holiday park in Australia to introduce a social script, launching on November 8, 2019. … Continue Reading

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Health and Wellness

Wellness Destination Chiva-Som, Thailand, Announces New Festive Offers Available From 1st – 25th December 2019

For those seeking a feel-good festive season, the recently reopened Chiva-Som in Thailand is offering two promotional offers for stays between 1st – 25th December 2019. … Continue Reading

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Hotel Deals

Small Luxury Hotels of the World™ Introduces Six New Getaways around the World

With the year-end holiday season coming up, Small Luxury Hotels of the World is pleased to introduce six new members to its exclusive collection of independent luxury boutique hotels.  … Continue Reading

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Christmas With A Cause At Capella Hotels And Resorts

Hotel News

Hotel Openings

The Adnate & Hyde Perth Kitchen + Cocktails Officially Open In Spectacular Style

More than 300 VIP guests, industry leaders and local celebrities celebrated the official opening of The Adnate and Hyde Perth Kitchen + Cocktailslast night (Wednesday 13 November) at a spectacular red-carpet soiree at the new $90 million Hay Street hotel. … Continue Reading

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More Holiday Season Deals from Your Travel Club!

More Holiday Season Deals from Your Travel Club! … Continue Reading


Travel expert analysis reveals we will have fewer and shorter holidays in 2020

Enjoy the holidays you have left in 2019, because this was an unusual boon year for public holiday hackers. … Continue Reading

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Luxury Hotels

Scintillate your senses with the Spice Connection at The Ritz-Carlton, Bali

The Ritz-Carlton, Bali is thrilled to announce three exclusive gourmet events as high points of a month-long culinary odyssey, ‘Spice Connection with Petty Elliot.’ … Continue Reading

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OTA News

‘Alexa, Pack My Bags!’ This world-first Alexa Skill will make you an instant packing pro

Contiki has teamed up with Alexa to unveil the first-ever Amazon Alexa Skill that creates bespoke holiday packing lists. Contiki: Pack My Bagsis now available to download on Amazon, and was designed in response to the rising use of voice-enabled technology by Gen-Z and millennials.

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Hotelbeds announces successful consolidation of acquisitions and strong 2019 year-end results
Research Shows Reducing Friction Matters; Expedia Group Prioritises for Travellers and Partners
Asia Pacific Villa Rental Market Research 2019 by Villa Finder

Resort News

Responsible Tourism

Caravelle Saigon Launches Refillable Glass Bottle Initiatives

The Caravelle has become the first hotel in Ho Chi Minh City to launch a refillable glass bottle program, part of the hotel’s ongoing efforts to improve its environmental footprint. … Continue Reading

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Anantara Hotels, Resorts & Spas Partners with Siam Ocean Technology to Ensure Clean Air And Environmental Sustainability

Statistics & Trends

Aussies and Kiwis rank top frustrations when flying

With millions of Australians and New Zealanders getting ready for their summer holidays, Qualtrics today launched new research revealing our nations’ biggest frustrations when flying, and how these impact the likelihood for repeat custom. … Continue Reading

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Tour Operator

It’s official: Globus family of brands has crowned its first ever Travel Champions

Travel agents from across the nation turned out last night for an exciting evening filled with canapés, cocktails and of course, the coveted battle for Globus family of brands (GFOB) Travel Champions title. … Continue Reading

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Tour East Ramps Up Offering To Agents
Backyard Travel Launches A New Kid-Approved Cambodia Tour

Tourist Boards

GVB seeks feedback on Tourism 2020 strategic plan

The Guam Visitors Bureau (GVB) is kindly seeking feedback on the Tourism 2020 plan as it looks to develop the next strategic vision for the island’s tourism industry.

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Young Scholar Now a Future Leader at GainingEdge

Recently named the 2019 MICE Future Leader at the Africa MICE Awards, Mercy Cherono Too has now joined GainingEdge as Project Consultant. … Continue Reading

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CLIA LIVE training events expanded for 2020

Whats On

Australia’s First Beach Bed Cinema to launch in St Kilda!

MELBOURNE EXCLUSIVITY An Outdoor Bed Cinema is popping on the beach this summer … Continue Reading

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New Zealand Festival Of The Arts: Breaking The Mould! 21st Feb-15th March 2020

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