Headline News

Did man die on flight because his chest was too hairy?

egtmedia59A Southwest Airlines flight attendant has been accused of refusing to use a defibrillator on a passenger suffering a heart attack because “his chest was too hairy”. By the time the victim’s chest was shaved, it was too late. … Continue Reading

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Flight Centre reshuffles and signs $6 million partnership
Accor proclaims biggest Ibis development in Australasia
Vanuatu Tourism Chair says no Tok Tok in 2013 damaged tourism to Vanuatu
The International Institute for Peace through Tourism’s next event in Africa


Conde Nast Traveller (UK) Votes Huka Lodge Best Hotel In Australasia & The South Pacific

Just announced at a ceremony held in London, Huka Lodge, New Zealand, has been given the award for Best Hotel in Australasia and the South Pacificin the internationally respected annual Reader’s Travel Awards of Condé Nast Traveller Magazine.   … Continue Reading

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Travelport wins prestigious industry award in New Zealand

Airfare Deals

Etihad Airways Releases Early Bird Airfares

Etihad Airways, the national airline of the United Arab Emirates, has released its Early Bird Fares for travel in 2015. … Continue Reading

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United Airlines Launches Special Offers to the U.S.


Air France Gets Ready To Win The Point-To-Point Battle In France And Europe

AirfanceAs announced in July and following the report submitted to Frédéric Gagey at the end of June 2014, Air France plans to reorganize its Point-to-Point activity, currently managed by Air France and HOP!  … Continue Reading

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Garuda Indonesia Services Perth-Bali Route With Wide-Bodied Aircraft
Virgin Australia Adds More Seats for Richmond Fans
Emirates broadens A380 network to 30 destinations
Qatar Airways Sets Precedent Introducing First Boeing 787 Dreamliner To Austria


AirAsia X appoints Chew Eng Loke as Chief Financial Officer

AirAsia X Berhad, the leading long-haul low-cost carrier today announced the appointment of Chew Eng Loke as its Chief Financial Officer effective immediately. … Continue Reading

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G Adventures appoints Jamie Sweeting as president of Planeterra
Hugh Clayson & New London Office for Pandaw
John Terry Appointed General Manager
PARKROYAL Darling Harbour Appoints Matthew Hunt as Restaurant Manager of ABODE


New Global Travel App Wise Guides To Launch 6th Of September

Wise Guides is an iPhone App for exploring, experiencing and sharing City Guides based on the unique perspective of like-minded travellers and locals from around the world. … Continue Reading

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The Value of Camping

For every family, taking time out from daily life to enjoy a holiday together is an important part of building and nurturing the close relationships that are essential to a happy family life. This may be as simple as a weekend away, or a long-term planned escape.
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July Air Freight Markets Rise Strongly


Cityscape Exhibition and Conference To Shake Up Malaysian Property Scene In 2015

Given Malaysia’s thriving property sector and attractiveness as an investment destination, it should come as no surprise that the world’s largest real estate investment and development event will make its debut here with Cityscape Malaysia 2015. … Continue Reading

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GNEX 2015 Confirms Event Onboard USS Midway in San Diego
Key Messages Highlight The Shape Of Things To Come At Our Telekom NTF
First Society for Risk Analysis-Asia Conference Held in Taiwan
Open Minds, A First Ever Thought Leadership Forum In Oman


Air Tahiti Nui General Manager Australia/New Zealand moving on

After setting up Air Tahiti Nui’s operations in New Zealand in 2000, Mark Hutchinson is moving to Tahiti to take up a new role with the airline as Commercial and Marketing Director. … Continue Reading

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Entertainment Feast Awaits PNG Cruise Guests

Passengers cruising to Papua New Guinea on upcoming P&O Cruises’ sailings can look forward to plenty of local culture in the entertainment offerings. … Continue Reading

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Important change to Astor’s Northbound cruise

Cruise Deals

Holland America Line announce on board credits in celebration of Cruise Week

In celebration of Cruise Week (1-7 September), Holland America Line have announced exceptional on board credits for bookings made on select cruises throughout the week. Guest will receive credits of up to US$500 per stateroom on cruises departing in 2014 and 2015. … Continue Reading

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Los Angeles Hotel Operators Express Concern Over Contrary Wage Proposals

Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti announced a plan today to raise the city’s minimum wage up to $13.25 an hour over a three year period, followed by annual boosts keyed to inflation. The California Hotel & Lodging Association issued the following statement: … Continue Reading

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The Fulton Steamboat Inn Invites Guests to Enjoy Fall with Family and Friends in Lancaster County
New Life Hiking Spa in Vermont Offers All-Inclusive September Spa Getaways
Top 10 Things to Do in September in Chicago: Best September Events and End of Summer Activities Listed by ChicagoTraveler.com
September in New York City: 7 Things to Do in NYC This September 2014 Listed by NYCTourist.com

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MasterCard Rewards Your VIP with Priceless Surprises

unnamed (26)Who is your very important person? Surely, this is someone who has madeyou who you are today. We know there is someone very special who would walk the extra mile for us without expecting anything back, at this moment and forever – now it is time to acknowledge all he / she has done for you with a gesture that sums up those two special words: Thank You. … Continue Reading

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Food & Beverage

Hakkasan Celebrates Golden Week With An Exclusive Menu Of Traditional Chinese Fare With A Luxury Twist

This autumn, Hakkasan will celebrate the annual Chinese holiday Golden Week between the 29th September and 12thOctober at its locations around the world including London (Hanway Place and Mayfair), Shanghai, Beverly Hills, Las Vegas, New York and San Francisco. … Continue Reading

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Chocolate Creations @ Treats Gourmet At Chatrium Hotel Riverside Bangkok
Freshest River Prawn @ River Barge Restaurant Chatrium Hotel Riverside Bangkok
Michelin star chef Heiko Antoniewicz demonstrates his amazing culinary skills at Elements
Moist Tender Chicken @ Silver Waves Restaurant Chatrium Hotel Riverside Bangkok

Global Travel Media TV

Vanuatu Deputy PM and Tourism Minister promises more funds to tourism

EGT mediaTVVanuatu’s Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Tourism speaking last week at Tok Tok 2014, Vanuatu Tourism’s trade fair said that the Vanuatu government recognised the growing importance of tourism to Vanuatu’s economic growth, but it also recognised the government’s lack of investment to date. … Continue Reading

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Golf Tourism

Golf the trump card in lure to Chinese tourists

Novotel Vines Resort and Golf Club has signed a reciprocal agreement with Mission Hills Golf Club in China – one of the most famous and best-known cluster of golf courses in the Asian region. … Continue Reading

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Stay, Play and Shop at QT This Vogue Fashion’s Night Out

406919_num997382_600x600For the ultimate way to unwind after you’ve shopped till your heart’s content this Vogue Fashion’s Night Out, look no further than QT Sydney, the official hotel partner for VFNO 2014.  … Continue Reading

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Four Points by Sheraton Perth celebrates completion of multi-million dollar transformation
Perth Vineyards Holiday Park – Aspen Parks
Spicers Tamarind Hosts Sculptures on the Edge
Caribbean losing market share as competition in beach tourism heats up

Hotel Deals

Hotel Developments

Accor and Action Hotels announce largest ibis development in Australasia

Australia’s largest hotel operator, Accor, will add to its rapidly expanding economy portfolio following the signing of a management agreement with Middle East hotel owner and developer, Action Hotels plc (Action), who today confirmed that they will develop what will be the largest ibis hotel in Australasia in a prime commercial location in central Brisbane. … Continue Reading

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Industry Deals


See Victorian Artistic Talent at Its Best in the Hidden Faces of the Archibald Exhibition, Exclusively at Hilton Melbourne South Wharf

A wide variety of subjects, styles and techniques showcase in this year’s Hidden Faces of the Archibald portrait exhibition featuring comedy, sports and justice among the familiar and more elusive subjects. … Continue Reading

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Staging Connections Proudly Continues Successful Partnership with Crown Melbourne

Staging Connections is delighted to announce the continuation of a long-held audio visual partnership with Crown Melbourne. … Continue Reading

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2014 IFPA DAY: Almost 3,000 Asia-Pacific Insurance and Financial Practitioners to Attend

The 12th Asia Chinese Insurance and Financial Planning Convention (2014 IFPA DAY) took place on August 26th and 27th at the Taipei International Convention Center. … Continue Reading

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Publicizing Taiwan in High Gear after Taiwan Meeting & Incentive Travel Promotion Delegation Visits ZhengZhou, Taiyuan, and Shijiazhuang

Mobile travel consulting

Buffalo Tours Host Exclusive TravelManagers Product Update Luncheon

TravelManagers’ New South Wales based personal travel managers, recently enjoyed an exclusive product update combined luncheon hosted by partner supplier Buffalo Tours who specialise in Indochina. … Continue Reading

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Online Travel Agents

Hotels.com Hotels Price Index Report: Price trumps passion for Aussie Travellers

Off the back of a weaker Australian dollar in the first part of this year, the latest Hotels.com® Hotel Price IndexTM (HPI®) reveals Aussies’ long love affair with the US was starting to fizzle with Asia capturing more of Australian traveller’s hearts. … Continue Reading

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Spiders, snails and pig tails – the top ten weird local delicacies Aussies have eaten on holiday

Photo Gallery

United Trivia Nights in Melbourne, Auckland and Wellington

United Airlines recently held its annual trivia nights in Australia and New Zealand, attended by over 250 travel agents. … Continue Reading

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Responsible Tourism

Outrigger Fiji Launches New Community Tourism Project

unnamed (14)The initiative involves the building of a large Bure or traditional meeting hall at Conua School in the Sigatoka Valley, an example of Outrigger Resorts’ dedicated commitment to the local culture and communities. … Continue Reading

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A Heritage Inspirational Exchange UNESCO-Awarded Tai O Heritage Hotel Hosted the Second International Children Painting Competition 2013/2014

River Cruising

Strong Australia And New Zealand Bookings For New Aqua Mekong Cruises

Aqua Expeditions, the leader in luxury small ship cruising, is reporting strong bookings from Australia and New Zealand for its new Aqua Mekong cruises, which commence 30 September 2014. … Continue Reading

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This Father’s Day at Falls dad can ski and eat Free

If Dad purchases a lift pass for his son or daughter on Father’s Day he gets a Free pass for the ski lifts on Father’s Day. There’s no catch, Dad doesn’t need to do a lesson (though he would if her knew what was good for him), he just skis for free! … Continue Reading

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Social Media


Abu Dhabi trending with Asia’s travellers, says Abacus

Humanity’s ability to construct an urban landscape is extraordinary, but rarely does it happen with the speed and vision of Abu Dhabi, now one of the hottest new destinations to trend in Asia.

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New Tool Displays WiFi Speed Information Directly Onto Hotels.com, Expedia, Booking.com and TripAdvisor

Tour Operator

Tucan Travel Launch New Budget Tours To India

Tucan Travel have released three new Budget Expeditions group tours to India and Nepal. … Continue Reading

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Asian Trails News Letter September 2014

Travel Deals

Amazing Submarine Adventure Vacations – War Wrecks in the Pacific & Far East

407761_num997896_600x600This truly is a unique opportunity to explore historic, wartime sunken wrecks combined with amazing wildlife! … Continue Reading

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Free Night in a 5-Star Hotel for Classic Indian Motorbike Tours

Travel Talk RADIO

Meet the most knowledgeable person in the world on all aspects of the Dead Sea.

TravelTalkRADIO_logo1Today we are honored to have as our guest, Ismail Daqour, the General Manager of Numeira, a Jordan based company that harvest and distributes products from the Dead Sea. … Continue Reading

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