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Headline News

Travel agency penalised $400,000 for repeat breach of law

The Fair Work Ombudsman has secured in the Federal Circuit Court a total of $398,520 in penalties against a central city travel agency and one of its directors for a serious infraction. … Continue Reading

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Gourmet fare as Sheraton Grand Sydney launches new options
Qantas Completes London to Sydney Non-stop Flight
Australia’s air power on show in Adelaide
Study: E-Cigarettes May Be More Harmful to Heart Health Than Tobacco


Accolades

2019 NSW Tourism Awards Winners Announced

Outstanding tourism businesses from across New South Wales were honoured tonight as the winners of the 30th anniversary edition of the prestigious NSW Tourism Awards were announced at the Four Seasons Hotel, Sydney with 490 industry representatives in attendance. … Continue Reading

Latest News under Category: Accolades
Coles Takes The Cake At This Year’s Product Of The Year Awards
SFO Scores Multiple National Awards for Marketing and Communications
Latvia and Abu Dhabi are The Grand Prix CIFFT Winners of the 31st “Festival of Festivals” Grand Prix CIFFT 2019
Viking Rugby Promotion: 18 Winners Are Grinners

Aviation

First new A321LR to enter SAS fleet

The first of three new A321LRs, a narrow-bodied aircraft suited for longer distances, will enter service in the SAS fleet on September 18, 2020.

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Betsy Beer is Back!
United Airlines Puts Jet Lag to Rest with Timeshifter App Partnership
SAA Passengers Urged To Follow Travel Policies
Emirates set for major presence at 2019 edition of Dubai Airshow

Airport

ACI-NA Recognizes the Winners of the Excellence in Airport Marketing, Communications, & Customer Service Awards

The Chicago Department of Aviation (CDA) was recently awarded the 2019 Peggy G. Hereford Award for Overall Excellence in Airport Marketing, Communications, and Customer Service Programs. … Continue Reading

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Jewel Changi Airport accorded Special Jury Award at MAPIC Awards 2019
BNE CAPA Asia Pacific Medium Airport of the Year

Appointments / Movers & Shakers

Anantara Announces Key Appointments at Thai Flagship Hotels

Anantara Hotels, Resorts & Spas announces three executive appointments at the Bangkok-based international hotel group’s Thailand flagship properties – Anantara Golden Triangle Elephant Camp & Resort and Anantara Siam Bangkok Hotel. … Continue Reading

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Destination Queenstown chief executive Graham Budd departing to lead Great South
EDAM Group targets strategic development with senior appointments
Singita Appoints New General Manager of Conservation
Six Senses Fiji Appoints Jared Green as Director of Sales and Marketing

Attraction

3 Exhibitions to Kick off on Nov. 16 at Museum of Contemporary Art Tokyo, Just Reopened after Renovation

The Museum of Contemporary Art Tokyo (MOT), which was reopened just this past spring after renovation, will hold three rotating exhibitions and an MOT collection exhibition simultaneously from Nov. 16 (Saturday). … Continue Reading

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Beverage

GIFT GUIDE: Christmas Cheers

With less than 40 days ‘til Christmas, silly season is well as true upon us! No need to panic though, we’ve got you covered with a one-stop-shop Wine Guide – whether your looking for a gift for loved ones or to take to festive gatherings, there is an option for everyone and all occasions. … Continue Reading

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Business News

LvYue Group Completed Several Hundred Million Dollars in Series A and A+ Financing Led by Tencent, Sequoia China, Baidu Capital and Goldman Sachs

On November 15, LvYue Group announced its several hundred million dollars Series A and A+ round financing led by Tencent, Sequoia China, Baidu Capital and Goldman Sachs, co-invested by Ocean Link, CITIC Trust, Oriza and CAISSA Travel. Fanzhuo Capital acted as financial advisor for both rounds. … Continue Reading

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Travel Brands Lag in Data and AI Use for Marketing, But Plan Major Upgrades Next Year
The new owner of Dunk Island, Mayfair 101, has today confirmed it has been awarded the tender for the Dunk Island Spit.
IFAD calls on governments in Asia and Pacific region to invest in their rural youth

Conferences

Melco hosts ‘Splendors of China’ seminar to discuss the development of the Greater Bay Area in collaboration with the Economic Affairs Department of the Liaison Office of the Central People’s Government in the Macao SAR

As part of Melco Resorts & Entertainment’s ongoing ‘Splendors of China’ learning program, the Company today hosted a seminar in collaboration with the Economic Affairs Department of the Liaison Office of the Central People’s Government in the Macao SAR to discuss opportunities and challenges for the Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Greater Bay Area (GBA). … Continue Reading

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Cruise

PONANT releases 29 cruises featuring Northern Europe, the Mediterranean & Atlantic Islands

This selection of carefully designed cruises presents a wide range of options, including exploring PONANT’s Mediterranean ‘backyard’, from Barcelona to Istanbul, capturing the essence of ‘dolce vita’ at sea and ashore. … Continue Reading

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Cruisey Cunard Christmas Ahead as Santa Swaps Sleigh for Ship
One year until Radiance calls Brisbane home
Royal Caribbean Announces Bold European Lineup For Summer 2021

Destination Africa / Seychelles

A South African King and Friend of Palestine has Fallen

The independent South African human rights and Palestine solidarity NGO, BDS South Africa, joins fellow South Africans in mourning the passing of the AmaXhosa King, His Majesty King Mpendulo Calvin Sigcau, Aah Zwelonke! … Continue Reading
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Destination Europe

Video: Donkeys and Mules Tormented on Santorini

A video released today by People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) shows that donkeys and mules continue to be exploited on the Greek island of Santorini, a year after a shocking exposé by PETA Germany. … Continue Reading

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Destination Laguna Phuket

26th Laguna Phuket Triathlon to See Clash of Multiple Champions

The Race of Legends once again features a strong pro athlete line up vying for USD 20,000 prize purse on Sunday 24 November in Phuket, Thailand. … Continue Reading

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Destination North America

Miami Revs Up for Art Basel! Zachary Balber: Tamim Nov. 20th through March of 2020

The opening reception is Nov. 20 at 7:00 p.m. at the Jewish Museum of Florida-FIU in South Beach … Continue Reading

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Destination North Asia

Hangzhou’s new cartoon ambassador rolled out on 2019 Hangzhou Global Qipao Festival

The Hangzhou Municipal Bureau of Culture, Radio, TV and Tourism launched a new, specially designed animated character sporting a qipao on the recently celebrated 2019 Hangzhou Global Qipao Festival. … Continue Reading

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Destination Thailand / Mekong

TAT congrats all eateries in Thailand listed in MICHELIN guide 2020

Thailand is proud to have 282 restaurants listed in the 2020 edition of the MICHELIN Thailand Guide. … Continue Reading

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Exhibitions

The Chinese Museum Launches One Million Stories: Chinese Australians 200 Years Exhibition

In February 1818, Mak Sai Ying from Guangzhou arrived in Sydney as the first recorded Chinese settler in Australia.  It was to be the start of a 200-year journey of the Chinese community in Australia.  By 2016 more than 1.2 million Australians declare their Chinese ancestry. … Continue Reading

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【Canton Fair Story】Canton Fair lights the way of exploring a new world of foreign trade

Financial

THAI Announces its Third Quarter Results

Mr. Sumeth Damrongchaitham, President, Thai Airways International Public Company Limited (THAI), said that the Company continued to heavily reduce its expenses in the third quarter, which resulted in a 7.8 percent decrease in total expenses. … Continue Reading

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Hotel Deals

Kids Stay & Eat Free at Bungaraya Island Resort Borneo Over 2020 Australia School Holidays

Bungaraya Island Resort’s Kids Eat & Stay for Free offer is for families of two adults and a maximum two children 12 years of age and under and is valid over the 2020 Australia School Holidays. … Continue Reading

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Small Luxury Hotels of The World™ Introduces Six New Getaways Around the World

Hotel Developments

Marriott International To Expand Its All-Inclusive Portfolio To Jamaica And Curacao With Signings Of Two New-Build Oceanfront Resorts

Marriott International, Inc. today announced it has signed contracts with hotel developers to open two all-inclusive, oceanfront resorts in the Caribbean – an 800-room Marriott Hotel in Jamaica and a 283-room Autograph Collection on Curaçao. … Continue Reading

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Hotel News

Historic Renovation Underway At The Langham, Boston

The Langham, Boston is currently undergoing an extensive renovation to reposition the property as one of the top iconic luxury hotels in the country when it re-opens its doors in summer 2020. … Continue Reading

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New Year Bash
Historic Renovation Underway at The Langham, Boston
Centara Grand Hua Hin Unveils the Festive Season with The Best Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony

Hotel Openings

Berjaya Hotels & Resorts Announces The Official Opening Of Ansa Okinawa Resort

Berjaya Hotels & Resorts (“BHR”), a member of the Berjaya Corporation Group of Companies, today announced the official opening of its ANSA Okinawa Resort (“ANSA Okinawa”), which marks the much-anticipated entry of BHR into Okinawa Island, an increasingly popular international tourist destination in Japan. … Continue Reading

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The Ritz-Carlton Debuts Its 100th Hotel, Bringing The Iconic Brand To The Capital Of Western Australia, Perth
Nobu Hotel Los Cabos Celebrates Official Opening With Signature Sake Ceremony

Hotel Trends

Lifestyle

Carly and SG Fleet join forces in $2.2M deal to drive Car Subscription adoption across Australia

Australia’s most experienced car subscription service Carly has today signed a major deal with SG Fleet Limited, one of Australia’s leading specialist providers of fleet management, vehicle leasing and salary packaging services. … Continue Reading

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BIG W Launches 2019 Gift Spot with Thousands of Gifts Under $50
Mosque for Peace
Lonely Planet’s Wonders of the World Reveals 101 Great Sights and How to See Them
Dressed to Impress! Gourmet Dressings from Sunraysia

MICE

Busan to Host 2019 ASEAN – Republic of Korea Commemorative Summit

Republic of Korea Commemorative Summit is set to take place this month from November 25 – 26 in the port city of Busan, Korea. … Continue Reading

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OTA News

Photo Gallery

Golden Girls Hit The Golden Gate

6 Travel Associates advisers recently returned from the ultimate Californian dual destination famil.  Their “City-to-Country” trip took in autumnal highlights from San Francisco and Sonoma. … Continue Reading

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Resort News

Suncity Group Participated in MGS Entertainment Show 2019

Suncity Group has long been committed to providing high-end VIP services, and through Suncity Group Holdings Limited (1383.HK), it has been actively expanding its global hotel and integrated resort management business as a core development. … Continue Reading

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Cherishable Festive Season at Vakkaru Maldives

Responsible Tourism

Spicers Balfour Closes in on Zero Waste

Brisbane luxury hotel Spicers Balfour is on track to become Queensland’s first zero waste hotel and the Spicers Group is challenging others in the hospitality industry to follow in their footsteps. … Continue Reading

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Sports

Enjoy up to 28% savings on Super Early Bird tickets to the Formula 1 Singapore Airlines Singapore Grand Prix 2020

Buckle up and start your engines, as race promoter Singapore GP Pte Ltd releases its highly anticipated tickets to the Formula 1 Singapore Airlines Singapore Grand Prix 2020. … Continue Reading

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Tech

SEAC and a Silicon Valley Startup encourages Thais to advance Their English Tongue upon Expansion of Tourism Sector throughthe unveiling of “ELSA Speak” Application

SEAC, ASEAN’s most innovative and dedicated Lifelong Learning Center, is fulfilling its goals to enhance skills and capabilities of Thai people and simultaneously laying a solid foundation for a learning society suitable with Thais of all ages through a new partnership with ELSA, a Series A startup from Silicon Valley backed by Gradient Ventures – Google’s AI focused venture fund, to introduce ELSA Speak which is an AI English language speaking assistant for all non-native English learners. … Continue Reading

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Travel Brands Lag in Data and AI Use for Marketing, But Plan Major Upgrades Next Year

Tour Operator

Starline Takes a Toke in California’s Legal Weed Industry with first-ever Experiential Tour in Partnership with HERBARIUM

Starline Tours has announced a new tour rolling around Los Angeles in partnership with HERBARIUM, the only marijuana dispensary in Los Angeles with a grow room on display and a glass blowing demonstration for smoking accessories and collectables. … Continue Reading

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