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Headline News

Rail Europe celebrates the European train travel revolution

It’s time to salute a cool and speedy form of travel with a light carbon footprint. Rail travel is booming, and Rail Europe, the 80-year-strong global distributor of all European rail, continues to strengthen its position as the No.1 global provider of European train tickets. … Continue Reading

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Cruising Basel to Amsterdam on CroisiEurope’s M.S.Douce France
Qatar Airways celebrates its third gateway to Malaysia
Australia’s leading point-hacker debunks 7 misconceptions about airline rewards
Sushi-interpreting service “sushiuniversity” has launched for tourists in Japan! Mini “lectures” on sushi ingredients and etiquette, as well as shuttle service to and from the sushi restaurants are provided together

Accolades

Agents Incentives

Busabout Agent Halloween Gift Card Incentive

Busabout, the flexible travel experts, are excited to announce that they will be giving agents the chance to score gift cards when they book select Busabout 2020 trips before 31st October 2019. … Continue Reading

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Change Makers returns for 2020, bigger than before

Aviation

Cairo joins the Emirates A380 network

Following the recent debut of its flagship A380 aircraft to Cairo, Australian passengers flying with Emirates will benefit from a regular scheduled commercial A380 service to the Egyptian capital starting from 27 October 2019, four times a week. … Continue Reading

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Titan Airways introduces first Airbus A330 to fleet
Qatar Airways Touches Down for the First Time in Langkawi, Malaysia
Etihad and Air Arabia join hands to launch Abu Dhabi’s first low-cost carrier

Airport

Qatar Airways Platinum Privilege Club Members Can Now Experience Five-Star Luxury In The Al Safwa First Class Lounge

Qatar Airways’ award-winning frequent flyer programme (FFP) Privilege Club, is delighted to announce that its Platinum members can now access HIA’s exclusive Al Safwa First Class Lounge when flying Business Class with up to two guest passes. … Continue Reading

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Munich Airport to offer nearly 200 destinations worldwide in the coming winter season

Appointments / Movers & Shakers

Business News

Experience-driven APAC consumers willing to pay more for enhanced brand experience, says GlobalData

‘Experience Economy’ is one of the key drivers in the fast moving consumer goods (FMCG) consumption in the Asia-Pacific (APAC) region. … Continue Reading

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Sabre announces acquisition of Radixx

Careers

TIME FOR NZ: Mentoring program heads across The Ditch

The Australian travel industry’s premier career accelerator has taken flight across The Ditch

Travel Industry Mentor Experience (TIME) has activated its first international expansion by establishing a presence in New Zealand. TIME’s Kiwi program is being managed by prominent local travel industry figure, Marg Spiro. … Continue Reading

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Conferences

Qatar Airways Hosts Press Conference in Langkawi to Celebrate the Launch of its Third Gateway to Malaysia

To celebrate the launch of Qatar Airways’ inaugural flight to Langkawi, Malaysia, Qatar Airways Group Chief Executive, His Excellency Mr. Akbar Al Baker, hosted a press conference today at the Ritz-Carlton in Langkawi. … Continue Reading

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Cruise

Seabourn Showcases Both Luxury & Adventure For The Seasons Ahead With New ‘Extraordinary Worlds’ And ‘Extraordinary Expeditions’ Cruise Collections

Seabourn, the world’s finest ultra-luxury travel experience, has released the latest edition of its annual luxury cruise collection as well as the debut edition of its expedition cruise collection for the upcoming seasons.  … Continue Reading

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Royal Caribbean International Wins Double Cruise Awards of Travel Weekly Asia
Royal Caribbean Announces Lelepa, Vanuatu Is Perfect For “Perfect Day”
Regent Seven Seas Cruises named “Best Luxury Cruise Line – Asia Pacific” For the Second Consecutive Year at Travel Weekly Asia 2019 Readers’ Choice Awards
Regent Seven Seas Cruises® To Debut New Serene Spa & WellnessTM Fleetwide, The Cruise Industry’s Most Luxurious, Globally Inspired Spa

Destination Europe

UNICEO announces its 2020 European Congress

UNICEO® today announced that its 2020 European Congress will take place in Athens on 4 to 6 November. … Continue Reading

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Destination Global

National Park Status Awarded to Houtman Abrolhos Islands in Western Australia

400 years after the first European sighting of the islands by Dutch explorer Frederik de Houtman in 1619, the Western Australian Government has officially gazetted the Houtman Abrolhos Islands as a National Park. … Continue Reading

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Whales, Wines and Waterfalls – Coast Into Summer in Gippsland
Tourism Tasmania Launches New ‘Anti-Ordinary’ Marketing Campaign

Destination Middle East / Dubai

Elaa, Saudi Arabia’s largest corporate and government travel management provider, launches a new tech platform to revolutionise government travel

Elaa, the travel management company of Seera, Saudi Arabia’s largest travel services provider, has sustained its market leadership in the Corporate & Government (C&G) travel sector of the Kingdom, clinching over 25 per cent market share and securing more than SAR 3 billion in annual gross revenue. … Continue Reading

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Destination New York

Jagged Little Pill to open on Broadway in December

 An “Iconic” new addition to Broadway Inbound’s Broadway Collection, Jagged Little Pill will open at the Broadhurst Theatre on December 5, 2019. … Continue Reading

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Destination North Asia

Macau Gambling Industry – the Past and Future

Macau is one of the oldest enclaves where gambling has thrived. In fact, it’s the only venue in the East that can match the gambling activity in places such as Atlantic City and the Las Vegas Strip in the United States. … Continue Reading

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Destination Thailand / Mekong

Two of Thailands national parks designated as ASEAN Heritage Parks

The Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) is pleased to announce that two of Thailand’s national parks have been designated as ASEAN Heritage Parks (AHPs) during the recent 15th ASEAN Ministerial Meeting on the Environment, bringing the numbers of the ASEAN Heritage Parks in Thailand to six in total. … Continue Reading

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Dining

Exhibitions

126th Canton Fair Kicks Off, Establishing an Open Platform for All

The 126th China Import and Export Fair (Canton Fair or “the Fair”) is gathering more than 25000 companies to its 1.18 million m2 exhibition in Guangzhou from October 15, 2019, with global buyers from more than 210 countries and regions. … Continue Reading

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Financial

Alipay Australian transaction volume up 25% over Golden Week 2019

Alipay, the world’s leading mobile payment and lifestyle platform, today released new data on the performance of Australia’s retail and tourism sectors during Golden Week – a week-long national holiday in China which is the country’s second busiest tourism period of the year. … Continue Reading

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Mastercard’s Principles for Blockchain Partnerships

Golf Tourism

‘All-in-One Entertainment Experience’ at Singapore Venue

Aimed at broadening golf’s appeal, Marina Bay Golf Course has introduced an enhanced, all-in-one entertainment experience at its 114-bay golf range facility. … Continue Reading

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New Putter Reaps Rich Dividends for Ryuichi

Hotel News

Hotel Openings

Hotel Trends

Hospitality Disruptor Generator Acquires Freehand Hotels In Its Quest To Dominate The Experience Economy In U.S. Marketeurope & Britain

Generator, whose design-driven affordable luxury has disrupted the hospitality industry across Europe since 2011, will now operate all four Freehand Hotels and their respective food and beverage outlets after purchasing the brand for $400 million this week. … Continue Reading

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Lifestyle

Lonely Planet’s Best In Travel 2020

Global travel authority Lonely Planet is set to unveil its 15th annual collection of the hottest destinations, journeys and experiences for the year ahead when the eagerly-awaited BEST IN TRAVEL 2020 is released globally next Tuesday 22 October 2019.

… Continue Reading

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Yamaha Releases The All New EF2200iS Generator in Australia

Loyalty

“Unlock More” Earning Opportunities with Marriott Bonvoy’s Last Global Points Promotion of 2019

Whether traveling for business or for fun, Marriott Bonvoy™ members can end the year strong with more points and more travel possibilities. … Continue Reading

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Luxury Hotels

The Fullerton Hotel Sydney Debuts at No.1 Martin Place

Today, The Fullerton Hotel Sydney opens its doors in the heart of Sydney’s bustling Central Business District.  … Continue Reading

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Far East Hospitality Rethinks Luxury with The Launch of The Clan Hotel

Meeting Venues

OVOLO Brings The ‘Fabulous Unconventional and Never Boring’ To Their Events Spaces

Pioneering hospitality group Ovolo boasts ‘Events with Attitude’ across all properties, inviting everyone to host and be hosted in one of Ovolo’s many out-of-the-box meeting and event spaces. … Continue Reading

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Brand new rooms in Mudgee!

MICE

ICCA officially includes association executives in its global association meetings community

Ahead of the ICCA Congress in Houston on 27-30 October 2019, ICCA has announced the January 2020 launch of its “ICCA Association Community” in a message yesterday morning to its global membership. Offering education, connections, tools and resources to assist and support international associations in organising more effective meetings, the new platform will officially welcome association executives into ICCA’s global association meeting community as affiliates, aiming to shape the future and value of international association meetings. … Continue Reading

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Aussie radio’s night of nights at Royal ICC

OTA News

Luxury Shipping Container Named Nation’s Best Holiday Rental As Stayz Reveals The Winners Of Its Holiday Home Of The Year Awards

Stayz, Australia’s original holiday rental website, has today revealed the winners of its 2019 Holiday Home of the Year Awards, with a luxury shipping container in Victoria’s Hepburn Springs taking out the top spot as this year’s recipient of the coveted People’s Choice award. … Continue Reading

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Barbie® Becomes An Airbnb Host Offering The First-Ever Stay At Her Malibu Dreamhouse

Photo Gallery

On The Go Tours hosts Flight Centre agents in India

 On The Go Tours (OTG) recently hosted a group of agents to experience the wonders of India on their Taj Traveller 8-Day Tour . … Continue Reading

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Resort News

Seabreeze Resort proves to be Samoa’s favourite resort and Oceania’s most romantic resort at World Travel Awards!!!

The boutique Seabreeze Resort, Samoa has won “Samoa’s Leading Hotel” for the seventh consecutive year and for the first time Oceania’s Most Romantic Resort 2019, at the World Travel Awards™ held recently on the Vietnamese Island of Phu Quoc. … Continue Reading

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Two Years in A Row! W Bali – Seminyak Awarded in Two Categories at Exquisite Awards
The Apurva Kempinski Bali Unveils Reef Beach Club
Save up to US$1000 per couple on new American Music themed river cruise
Chedi Muscat Completes Makeover

Responsible Tourism

JETWING HOTELS – Pioneers of Sustainable Tourism for over 45 Years. Green innovation, Ecological Sustainability and Supporting Local Communities

Jetwing prides itself on being ahead of its time as far as eco travel is concerned, having successfully implemented a diverse range of eco and sustainable initiatives dedicated to the preservation of our planet’s resources long before the advent of sustainable tourism. … Continue Reading

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Sustainability a part of tourism in Cairns region

Ski

Grand Phenix Hakuba

The Hakuba Valley will be welcoming its latest accommodation with the opening of the “Grand Phenix Hakuba” this December 21. … Continue Reading

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Sports

SAS becomes main partner for Sweden’s Paralympic Committee ahead of the Paralympics in Tokyo 2020

SAS has today signed an agreement with Sweden’s Paralympic Committee (SPK) regarding a partnership ahead of the upcoming Paralympic Games in Tokyo in August 2020.

… Continue Reading

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Statistics & Trends

Over a quarter of Muslim women journeys are solo travels

Twenty-eight percent of Muslim women journeys last year were solo travels, indicative of a growing younger demographic willing to experience the world, according to the latest report released by Mastercard and CrescentRating. … Continue Reading

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Tech

Dynamic Infrastructure implements deep AI technology to prevent bridges and tunnels from collapsing

The New York and Tel Aviv based startup Dynamic Infrastructure is implementing the world’s first deep-learning solution which allows bridge and tunnel owners and operators to obtain visual diagnosis of the assets they manage. … Continue Reading

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Tour Operator

Re-Wild Yourself: Timeless Africa Safaris Shapes Travel Sabbaticals in Africa

From exploring untamed wilderness to engaging local communities and cultures, the rewards of urban and safari travel in Africa are as broad as the continent itself.  But there are other ways to experience them. … Continue Reading

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Outback Spirit Joins Journey Beyond
Jennifer Byrne and Andrew Denton to join Chimu in Antarctica in 2020.
Price reductions on A&K’s luxury India

Trade Events

Azerbaijan Ventures Into Southeast Asia For The First Time Ever At ITB Asia 2019

Azerbaijan Tourism Board (ATB) ventures into Southeast Asia for the first time ever at ITB Asia. During the event, Azerbaijan will take this great opportunity to welcome Asian travelers to “Take Another Look” at Azerbaijan and encourage travelers to explore the country’s rich cultural offerings and experience its ancient heritage. … Continue Reading

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Travel Deals

Two Weeks Left of Trafalgar’s Incredible $699 Return Air Deal To Europe & Britainreturn Air Deal To

Trafalgar’s incredible $699* return flight offer on 2020 Europe & Britain trips of 11 days or longer with Singapore Airlines and Etihad Airways will end on the 31st October 2019, so there’s no better time to lock in your client’s dream holiday for next year. … Continue Reading

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GoBear’s Travel Bucket List and Insurance Tips: Journey with No Regrets!
Worldwide Accommodation Sale!

Whats On

The People’s Celebration: Full Program Announced for Woodford Folk Festival 2019/20

The festival theme, “Imagining a Beautiful Future”, aims to encourage organisers, artists and patrons alike to explore the ways in which we might counteract some of the negative rhetoric surrounding the future of the world. … Continue Reading

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International Contemporary Artists Take To The Stage For Opening Night Of Ozasia Festival 2019

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