Headline News

Hotel internet marketer wins legal fight with Thredbo Alpine Village

In a legal decision with ramifications for the online marketing industry, the Federal Court of Australia has refused to allow Thredbo Alpine Village to stop a hotel internet marketer from using the place name Thredbo in its domain names, websites and social media sites to market accommodation in Thredbo. … Continue Reading

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Accolades

Luang Prabang Restaurants Awarded for Safety and Hygiene Excellence

unnamed (6)Ministry of Industry and Commerce (MoIC) Minister Khemmani Pholsena awarded “The Mark” certification to four Luang Prabang hotels and restaurants, the first to successfully pass a strict Chartered Institute of Environmental Health (CIEH) audit, which verifies they meet minimal global guidelines for food production and workplace safety and hygiene. … Continue Reading

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The Brides Have Spoken: Villa Botanica Best QLD Venue
Inland NSW Applauds the 2014 Inland NSW winners of the NSW TrainLink Inland Tourism Award
Sealink CEO Wins Central Region 2014 Ey Entrepreneur Of The Year (Listed Award) Honour

Aviation

KLM Launches scheduled service to Colombia

KLMKLM Royal Dutch Airlines will expand its long-haul service to South America next year. KLM will launch a new scheduled service to Colombia’s capital, Bogota, and Cali, the country’s third-largest city. … Continue Reading

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Gulf Air Receives First A330 Retrofitted Aircraft
Mumbai Joins Flydubai’s Growing Network Carrier announces the launch of five weekly flights to Mumbai and increases frequency to Delhi from October

Airport

OMA to Build a New Terminal for the Acapulco Airport

Mexican airport operator Grupo Aeroportuario del Centro Norte, S.A.B. de C.V., known as OMA announces that it will invest more than Ps. 350 million in the first phase of a new passenger terminal for the Acapulco International Airport. … Continue Reading

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Appointments

Corporate

Phil Hoffmann Travel Expands In S.A.’S North With The Purchase Of Two Businesses

The purchase of two of South Australia’s most successful regional travel agencies has spearheaded a northern expansion by Phil Hoffmann Travel (PHT). … Continue Reading

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Aviareps Opens Office In Bangkok, Thailand

Cruise

Norwegian Cruise Line Raises The Bar On Beverage Offerings

Norwegian Cruise Line is once again raising the bar when it comes to the guest experience onboard, announcing today that they have expanded their partnership with award-winning mixologist Gabriel Orta of Miami-based Bar Lab Cocktails to offer exciting and creative new cocktails onboard all of Norwegian’s ships year-round. … Continue Reading

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Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines’ Black Watch to Start New Cruise Season from Rosyth in Summer 2014
Seadream’s Unique Visits To Gallipoli For 100th Anniversary Year
Waterways & Beyond 2015 Brochure
Holland America Line Entices Travellers To Book Early With ‘Explore 4’ Rewards On Select 2015 And 2016 Cruises

Destination Global

Belize Tourism Enjoys Rise in First Half of 2014

New figures show a significant rise in tourist arrivals to Belize during the first half of 2014 in what The Lodge at Chaa Creek hails as further proof that Belize is maturing as a premier holiday destination, providing benefits for both visitors and locals alike. … Continue Reading

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3rd Annual Shop Guam Festival Returns in November
Ready to set sail: Audi Hamilton Island Race Week 2014
Newcastle, Port Stephens and Hunter Valley Launch New ‘Altogether Perfect’ Campaign in the Nation’s Capital!
Immerse yourself with the humpbacks at Hervey Bay

Destination North America

Destination Seychelles

La Digue Island Member of the Seychelles National Assembly chair meeting of the Organising Committee for 15th August Island Feast in the presence of Minister for Tourism & Culture

Seychelles-TravelHon Chantal Guislain, the elected member of the Seychelles National Assembly for the La Digue Constituency last week chaired a meeting of her Organising Committee for the 2014 edition of the island’s 15th August Feast. … Continue Reading

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South Africa’s Francois Hougaard, the popular SPRINGBOK Number 9 is in the Seychelles
Seychelles and China to continue to strengthen ties of cooperation through new initiatives
Hilton Seychelles Labriz Resort & Spa Awarded 2014 Tripadvisor Certificate Of Excellence

Destination Thailand

Bangkok Airways to host PG Open House

Today, Bangkok Airways led by Mr. Puttipong Prasarttong-Osoth, President of Bangkok Airways together with Tourism Authority of Thailand and Thailand Convention and Exhibition Bureau have joint forces to host “Bangkok Airways Open House” at Tubsuwan Building 1. … Continue Reading

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Royal Sponsored Wedding Reception between Maytavee-Tapanut At Napalai Ballroom, Dusit Thani Bangkok
LET’S GET FIT & FIRM ! Health Centre, Ambassador Hotel Bangkok Today until September 30, 2014

Financial

AIRFRANCE KLM Financial Year 2014: First Half results

AirfranceFIRST HALF

  • Revenues of 12.01 billion euros, up 1.0% like-for-like
  • Net result, group share of -614 million euros, improvement of 185 million euros

… Continue Reading

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Food & Beverage

Benihana 50th Anniversary Special Celebration Offer At Anantara Bangkok Riverside Resort & Spa

unnamed (16)To celebrate Benihana’s 50th anniversary worldwide and 22 years in Thailand, the Japanese steakhouse at Anantara Bangkok Riverside Resort & Spa is dishing up a mouthwatering Beni Burger special and artistic Teppan Shushi Set Menu.  … Continue Reading

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Hong Kong’s first Burger Art At Galley Café & Dining
A Global Party for Good Save the date for Hong Kong’s 2nd edition of Drink For Good
Meet, Greet and Feast together on Eid at Armed Forces Officers Club & Hotel
Holiday Inn Dubai – Al Barsha Embraces Ramadan with a difference – Grand Iftar 23rd July

Hospitality

Celebrate high season at Tanjong Jara Resort as turtle watching and dive season converge

unnamed (14)Dive season and turtle watching season have simultaneously arrived at Tanjong Jara Resort with a host of activities and packages to ensure guests take advantage of the luxury resort’s exclusive position fronting the golden beach and pristine waters of the East Coast of Peninsular Malaysia. … Continue Reading

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InterContinental Hotels Group Inspires Future Leaders
Al Bustan Centre and Residence showcases property’s new look
Art is Everywhere – SpringHill Suites Challenges Americans to Stop and Share
Park Hyatt Sydney Offers Complimentary Digital Newspapers and Magazines to Guests with PressReader

Hotel Openings

TCC Hotels Asset Management & Starwood Hotels & Resorts Expands Presence In Thailand With The Debut Of Sheraton Samui Resort

Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc. announced its world-renowned Sheraton brand will continue to expand its footprint in Thailand with the signing of Sheraton Samui Resort in Koh Samui, Thailand’s second largest island after Phuket. … Continue Reading

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R Hotel Rancamaya, Indonesia’s Premier MICE Destination, Celebrates Its Grand Opening in Style
First Hotel Indigo® Hotel In Cleveland Moves In To The Upscale Beachwood Neighborhood

Industry Deals

Lifestyle

Chameleon Club Dubai the place to be Re-launch set to alter Dubai’s party scene

Launched on the 23rd September 2011, Chameleon Club Dubai designed by award winning architect Italo Rato, is one of Dubai’s most popular destination for clubbers. … Continue Reading

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Luxury Hotels

Hyatt Regency Incheon To Be Branded Grand Hyatt Incheon With The Opening Of Its New Tower

Hyatt Hotels and Resorts announced today that Hyatt Regency Incheon will be rebranded to Grand Hyatt Incheon with the anticipated opening of its new West Tower on September 1, 2014, in time to welcome the athletes and spectators for the 17th Asian Games that will take place in September.  There are plans for an extensive renovation in a phased approach for the East Tower of the hotel over the next 18 months. … Continue Reading

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Royalton Luxury Resorts Introduces Personal Butler Service
Luxury Travellers Demand Pata Negra Ham & Caviar for their Dogs

Meetings

New meeting venue opens in Airlie Beach

The newest meeting, event and wedding venue in Airlie Beach will officially open in August. The Palm House is a purpose built, multi-faceted function space offering a gorgeous garden setting with wonderful catering and event services, located on the sub-tropical Queensland coast, adjacent to the World Heritage Great Barrier Reef Marine Park and the Whitsunday islands. … Continue Reading

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Responsible Tourism

Grand Millennium Dubai Hosts Charity Iftar

The Grand Millennium Dubai hosted a special Iftar gathering at The Atrium restaurant for more than 50 victims from the Dubai Foundation for Women and Children, as part of its continued Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) initiatives. … Continue Reading

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River Cruising

Upgrades on the Yangzi with A&K this September!

Book your passage aboard Sanctuary Yangzi Explorer with luxury travel company Abercrombie & Kent and enjoy a complimentary cabin upgrade. The 3 and 4-night cruises journey through the breathtaking Three Gorges on one of the selected September 2014 sailings.

… Continue Reading

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Announcing A&K’s new ship in Myanmar

Social Media

SIVB enlists local schoolgirls to take the ‘Clean-up’ message online

Having successfully launched its ‘Keep the Solomon Islands Tidy’ campaign with two high profile clean-up operations in Honiara, the Solomon Islands Visitors Bureau ‘Green Team’ has now taken its message online with the help of two local schoolgirls. … Continue Reading

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Technology

China Eastern Airlines, China Telecom Satellite and Panasonic Launch Broadband Wi-Fi in the Skies Over China

In a first for the commercial aviation industry in China, China Eastern Airlines (CEA) has begun offering broadband connected flights over China using China Telecom Satellite aeronautical service and Panasonic Avionics Corporation’s (Panasonic) eXConnect system. … Continue Reading

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Affinia Hotels Selects Groupize GBE To Attract More Group Business and Increase Effeciency
Chinese language visitor website vital to region’s economy
49 Hotels Select CheckMate for Online and Mobile Check-In

Theme Parks

Dreamworld Unveils New Ride & Slide for September Openings

Dreamworld and WhiteWater World are proud to reveal detail of their much-anticipated new ride and slide due for launch in September. … Continue Reading

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Tour Operator

CIE Tours Launch 4 New Tours With Its 2015 Brochure.

With over 40 fully inclusive coach tours of the UK and Ireland that include: Daily sightseeing and entry to major attractions, outstanding hotels, full breakfasts, some lunches, most dinners with entertainment and no hidden extras! … Continue Reading

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Mt. Everest Sees Mass of Tourists This Summer
Globus Packs More of the Great American Outdoors into New 2015 USA and Canada Brochure
Travelmarvel Offers More of China for Less, Launching Dedicated New Brochure

Tourist Boards

Korea Tourism Organization launches new brand – Imagine your Korea Have the Chance to Win one of eight trips to Korea!

Korea Tourism Organization (KTO) has launched a new tourism brand  to the world – ‘Imagine your Korea’.  The new brand reflects KTO’s ambition and aspiration to attract 20 million tourists and to advance Korea as a global tourist destination. … Continue Reading

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Restaurant Australia’s Head Chefs Announced: Neil Perry AM, Peter Gilmore and Ben Shewry Share the Kitchen for the First Time

Travel Deals

Travel Law

Bloomberg Interview: Aviation Accident Attorney Jonathan C. Reiter Discusses Recently Imposed FAA Israel Flight Restrictions

New York based aviation accident lawyer Jonathan C. Reiter offered his legal perspective on the FAA’s decision to expand a ban on flights in conflict zones during a recent interview with Bloomberg. … Continue Reading

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