Headline News

MH370 pilot bombshell just after search suspended

egtmedia59A leaked confidential document with sinister implications, from the Malaysian police investigation into the disappearance of Malaysia Airlines flight MH370, has been disclosed just a day after transport ministers from Australia, China and Malaysia confirmed that the search for the missing aircraft will soon be suspended. … Continue Reading

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Strong smell of marijuana on plane made crew feel ill
Passenger tears hole in Cathay plane to stow his bag
Revolutionary KLM beer trolley ready to roll
Send your airline complaints to us, says Choice. Jetstar worst performer

Accolades

NSW’s top accommodation and business events hotels honoured at industry’s night of nights

Park Hyatt Sydney - Exterior 1NSW’s top accommodation hotels were honoured last night at a glittering ceremony in the new Grand Ballroom of the Four Points by Sheraton Sydney which saw the Park Hyatt Sydney and Emirates One&Only Wolgan Valley recognised as the deluxe hotels of the year(Sydney and Regional). … Continue Reading

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PARKROYAL Darling Harbour, Sydney wins Sydney Superior Hotel of the Year at the 2016 TAA NSW Awards For Excellence
EXO Travel and EXO Foundation Win PATA Gold Award For Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) Category
IHG Hotels and People Awarded At TAA NSW Awards for Excellence
Young TEC Wins PATA Gold Education & Training Award 2016

Aviation

Airport

Delta to partner with Port Authority on LaGuardia terminal redevelopment

Delta Air Lines (NYSE: DAL) and the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey will partner to replace Terminals C and D at New York’s LaGuardia Airport with a state-of-the-art facility. … Continue Reading

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Attraction

The Strong National Museum of Play Expands Group Tour Program

Play time isn’t just for kids! The Strong National Museum of Play is pleased to announce the expansion of its domestic and international group tour and foreign independent traveler programs, and the addition of Karen Dodson as tourism sales associate. … Continue Reading

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Business News

Flight Centre Travel Group Strengthens Digital Presence

THE Flight Centre Travel Group (ASX: FLT) has underlined its commitment to expanding its digital presence by creating a new global leadership position to oversee future growth. … Continue Reading

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Luxury Travel Leader Abercrombie & Kent to Continue Innovation With New Investor

Conferences

19,573 regional fans drawn to top Japanese talent and rising stars at the C3 CharaExpo 2016

unnamed (1)This year’s C3 CharaExpo ended on a high with 19,573 fans across Southeast Asia that attended the two-day event held on July 9 and 10 at Hall 7 of the Singapore Expo. … Continue Reading

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Cruise

Top Experts to Lead Onboard Enrichment for Crystal Cruises’ Historic Northwest Passage Transit

It has taken more than two years and collaboration with countless worldwide experts to plan Crystal’s first-ever Northwest Passage voyage, set to sail August 16. … Continue Reading

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Destination Europe

Travel Bloggers Challenged to get Scotland’s History Trending

Historic Environment Scotland have challenged a group of top travel bloggers to visit as many historic sites as possible in just two days with the History Hunters challenge. … Continue Reading

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Destination North America

BLM Invites Public to Join Paleontologist-Guided Dinosaur Tours and Talks

The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Moab Field Office (MFO) launches its new summer series “Jurassic Walks and Talks.”  … Continue Reading

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Destination North Asia

Grand River Development Limited -Redefining Taipei’s Skyline

7_architectsGrand River Development Limited, a company managed by the Taipei based real estate private equity investment company Riant Capital Limited (“Riant Capital”), today announced its plans for Taipei’s most anticipated redevelopment, Taipei Sky Tower (“TST”). … Continue Reading

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Eat and Shop Like a Local at Dorsett Mongkok With Its Newly Curated Unique Tourist Guide

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Destination Thailand

Remote Lands & Tourism Authority of Thailand Sign Co-Marketing Agreement

Remote Lands, the world’s leading ultra-luxe Asia travel designer, is proud to announce their newest partnership with the Tourism Authority of Thailand geared towards premium travelers. … Continue Reading

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Dining

Shangri-La Hotel, Beijing Presents Azur by Mauro Colagreco, A Precision Taste of Michelin-Starred Gastronomy

Shangri-La Hotel, Beijing introduces AZUR by Michelin-starred Chef Mauro Colagreco, an original fine-dining restaurant, featuring the best of authentic and creative French Riviera cuisine. Guests will experience the unique way Chef Mauro interprets produces, defining inventive contrasts between savours while enjoying his creations, which are a symbol of freedom and inspiration. … Continue Reading

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Food & Beverage

Thai Tasting Treats

Thai tasting treat (1)Lobby Lounge, Centara Grand and Bangkok Convention Centre at CentralWorld invites you to discover the authentic “Thai Tasting Treats” promotion available daily from 15.00 – 18.00 hrs. … Continue Reading

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Golf Tourism

Pacific paradise lures Snedeker to the Fiji International

SS4_6926Turning Professional in 2004, World Number 23 Brandt Snedeker is an eight time winner on the PGA TOUR. … Continue Reading

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Hotel Deals

Mantra Is On Sale with Mega Savings for Seven Days

Mantra-on-Jolimont-ExteriorMantra Hotels, Resorts and Apartments is on sale for one week only, from 24-31 July, with sizeable savings at Mantra properties all around Australia and Bali, including rates from a low $109* per night at many locations. … Continue Reading

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Let’s Relax in Bangkok A sweet offer for your next urban escape at Well Hotel Bangkok with special perks for ladies

Hotel Developments

Silverneedle Hospitality Boost Expansion with New Sage Hotel in Melbourne

SilverNeedle Hospitality is fast expanding across Australia with the announcement of Sage Hotel Ringwood, Melbourne. … Continue Reading

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Hotel News

Pullman Sydney Hyde Park Unveils One-Of-A-Kind Matt Blatt Suite

MattBlattSuite-5 - media resizeIn a unique collaboration, Pullman Sydney Hyde Park has partnered with Matt Blatt, Australian family-owned furniture and homewares company, to create a one-of-a-kind Matt Blatt themed suite that offers guests a fully immersive experience, inspired by the hotel’s Hyde Park leafy outlook. … Continue Reading

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UNESCO-awarded Tai O Heritage Hotel Summer Getaway: I Love Tai O – White Bear Voyage
Shang Palace at Shangri-La Hotel, Jakarta To Undergo Significant Refurbishment
First Heat of FIP’s Got Talent kicked off with a bang!
Hilton Worldwide Opens Embassy Suites by Hilton Scottsdale Resort Following Multi-Million Dollar Transformation

Hotel Openings

Red Roof PLUS+® Expands Internationally With First Hotel In Japan Opened In July

389736Signaling increasing global demand for its brand, Red Roof® is expanding its reach again, this time to Japan in the Namba area of Osaka. … Continue Reading

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Insurance

Five tips for a winning holiday

With an estimated 480,000 tourists[1] set to visit Rio de Janeiro for the Olympic and Paralympic games, many Australians will be packing their Aussie flags to join in on the festivities. … Continue Reading

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Loyalty

Enjoy Twice the Rewards with IHG Hotels in Singapore

From now till 30 September 2016, meeting planners will enjoy double the rewards when they hold their meetings at IHG® Singapore’s portfolio of hotels. … Continue Reading

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Luxury Hotels

MICE

World Credit Union Conference Generates £3.7m For Belfast

Nearly 2,000 delegates from 55 countries gathered in Belfast Waterfront this week for the 2016 World Credit Union Conference, bringing a welcome £3.7m to the city’s economy. … Continue Reading

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Online Travel Agents

World’s Best Destinations For SPAS

To travel is to relax and unwind, to get away from life’s every-day stress. It’s the perfect way to disconnect, try something new (and ideally healthy). Whether it’s indulging in a spa treatment or simply soaking up the setting in an exciting new location, you can’t deny that you’ll feel refreshed and revitalised afterwards. … Continue Reading

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Resort News

Soneva Fushi to welcome renowned British artist Clifford Rainey in August 2016

02_CRainey_7-2014The renowned British artist Clifford Rainey will be visiting Soneva Fushi from August 02 – 20, 2016, as part of Soneva’s global ‘Featured Artist’ programme. … Continue Reading

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Responsible Tourism

Malawi makes history in support of elephant conservation

unnamed (1)Two weeks ago the start of one of the world’s largest and most significant elephant translocations happened in Malawi. Since then 150 elephants have made the 350km journey to their new home, Nkhotakota Wildlife Reserve. … Continue Reading

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Sports

Federer Announced in Hopman Cup 2017 Line-Up

One of the world’s greatest tennis player’s, Roger Federer, is heading to Perth forHopman Cup 2017. … Continue Reading

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Marriott International and the NBA Announce Partnership Extension

Statistics & Trends

One in Three ‘Always Concerned’ About Their Safety and Security

Close to a third (32 percent) of the online population across 21 countries firmly agree[1] they are always concerned about their safety and security, compared to ten percent who firmly indicate[1] that they are not.   … Continue Reading

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Technology

iPass Powers AlwaysOn to Provide Global Wi-Fi to Its Customers

iPass Inc. , the leading provider of global mobile connectivity, today announced that AlwaysOn, the largest Wi-Fi provider in South Africa, will be using the iPass SmartConnect™ Software Development Kit (SDK) to offer customers free access to 44 million Wi-Fi hotspots, located in airports, airplanes, hotels and other public areas worldwide. … Continue Reading

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WorldSIM Launches Brazil Data Bundles for International Travellers

Tour Operator

Celebrate Christmas with Scenic

NurembergAs we celebrate Christmas in July, Scenic still has some availability on its Christmas Markets river cruise in 2016 for guests wanting to experience a true European winter. Plus for 2017, guests can also choose either a Christmas Wonderland river cruise a land tour to Canada offer a traditional white Christmas. … Continue Reading

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A Slice of Brooklyn Bus Tours Launches New Chocolate Tour
Specialized Desert Off-Roading with Nuzhath Ideas Abu Dhabi

Tourist Boards

Tour Operators’ love for Swaziland continues!

An increasing number of Tour Operators have added exclusive Swaziland itineraries to their product offering in recent times as Southern Africa’s smallest country really starts getting noticed. … Continue Reading

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Trade Events

Next Up for the Adventure Travel Trade Association: AdventureNEXT San Luis Potosí

From November 29 – December 2, 2016, San Luis Potosí, Mexico, will host AdventureNEXT, a tourism development event led by the Adventure Travel Trade Association (ATTA; www.adventuretravel.biz). … Continue Reading

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Travel Deals

Cruise This Christmas

German christmas marketRIVER cruising specialist Beyond Travel has added two new Christmas market river cruise itineraries to their range for the 2016 season. … Continue Reading

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Trafalgar and CostSaver launch Weekly Specials to bring agents and their clients the best deals on the best holidays

Whats On

Spectacular Indigenous Light Festival to Launch in Alice Springs

A spectacular new event showcasing contemporary and traditional indigenous art will light up Alice Springs from 23 September – 2 October 2016.   … Continue Reading

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Hunan TV’s Big-hit reality show “Up Idol II” takes its races to Studio City and City of Dreams

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