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Headline News

Official advice on novel coronavirus outbreak

The Australian Government’s Smartraveller website, provided by the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT), has issued new advice on the “novel coronavirus outbreak” which has triggered screening procedures at airports in Australia and in China’s Hubei province, where the virus was discovered in the city of Wuhan. … Continue Reading

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Hurtigruten dedicates cabins to $250,000 bushfire appeal
Fires spark record interest in Kangaroo Island Cup
Conservation heavyweights lock in protection for outback fossil site
Low value deals dominate Asia-Pacific VC funding landscape in Q4 2019, finds GlobalData


Innovation, social responsibility land Delta No. 19 on World’s Most Admired list

Delta’s leadership in social responsibility, innovation, culture and more has once again resulted in the global airline today being named one of Fortune magazine’s Top 50 Most Admired Companies for the seventh consecutive year. … Continue Reading

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Airfare Deals

Still time to Fly Better with Emirates in 2020

The chance for Australian travellers to take advantage of Emirates Fly Better offers in 2020 has almost gone.

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SWISS now flying with a fully-refurbished Airbus A340 fleet

SWISS concluded the cabin refurbishment programme for its Airbus A340 aircraft fleet in mid-January. … Continue Reading

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Airbus BelugaXL enters service, adding XL capacity to the fleet
Cirium identifies the top 5 aviation and travel trends to watch in 2020 and beyond
More stability and reliability for Lufthansa Group customers globally including Thailand


Record-breaking year for passengers at Brisbane Airport

Passenger numbers at Brisbane Airport (BNE) exceeded 24.1 million for the first time, with Brisbane Airport Corporation (BAC) recording the strongest international and domestic growth amongst Australia’s major gateway airports in 2019. … Continue Reading

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Appointments / Movers & Shakers

Essilor sets their sights on Duu-Sanya Kunakorn as their first brand ambassador in Thailand

Essilor Distribution (Thailand) Co. Ltd., the world leader in the manufacture, assembly, and distribution of optical lenses from France, has announced the appointment of famed television host, Duu-Sanya Kunakorn, as Essilor’s first Thailand brand ambassador. … Continue Reading

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Cruise & Maritime Voyages expands sales team
Turn of the decade welcomes Turner to Discova as Global Sales Director


Spotify’s Disney Hub Now Available in SEA, Hong Kong & Taiwan

Disney fans will always have a friend in Spotify. From 21 January 2020, Spotify listeners in Hong Kong, Taiwan, Singapore, Malaysia, Indonesia, Philippines, Thailand and Vietnam will get to experience the magic of Disney on the dedicated Disney Hub. The hub will include playlists, soundtracks, and podcasts for Disney fans of all ages, including: … Continue Reading

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Sailing the South Seas in National Gallery Singapore’s Roof Garden

National Gallery Singapore presents its fourth commission in the Ng Teng Fong Roof Garden Commission series, 浮槎 Fú Chá, by one of China’s foremost contemporary artists, Cao Fei. … Continue Reading

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What will you win in Madame Tussauds Sydney’s Lucky Money competition?

Business News

Motivating People In the New Year

Tom Walley, General Manager Corporate Traveller

It’s January, and suddenly the new year is underway. The beach holiday sand has been washed away; the tents packed up; the left-over ham has finally been polished off; and for some, white Christmas memories of holidays further afield have been stored away forever. … Continue Reading

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The chauffeur business is becoming the most valuable tool for corporates and the industry is booming
ATA sick of sporting rorts


Earth Day Network Launches The Great Global Cleanuptm At Clean World Conference

Earth Day Network (, the global coordinator of Earth Day, will reveal details of The Great Global Cleanup at the Clean World Conference taking place January 23 – 25 in Tallinn, Estonia and invite cleanup organizers from around the world to join together in solving problems of global waste. … Continue Reading

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Maximum Occupancy Conference Returns to Auckland on 22-23 April 2020 With a Stellar Speaker Line-up.
Routes and AFRAA sign agreement to help drive growth for the Africa aviation market


Cruise Deals

Fantastic Savings On Ecruising’s Sensational Sojourn To Barcelona Cruise Package.

For the discerning traveller seeking a journey full of unique experiences and adventures guaranteed to deliver lifelong memories, ecruising’s epic 86-night exclusive Sojourn to Barcelona cruise package is hard to surpass! … Continue Reading

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Destination Europe

Write in The Wild Heart of Italy – Immersive Writers Retreats For ‘Wild at Heart’ Scribes & Foodie Explorers

Award-winning Australia-based boutique food and wine tour operator, Silver Compass Tours has partnered with Hollywood scriptwriter and U.S. television development executive Katiedid Langrock of Write in the Wild to hold tailor-made storytelling retreats for writers in the “hidden” region of Ciociaria in central Italy. … Continue Reading

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Destination Global

Antalya Homes: “Minimum Limit for Turkish Citizenship by Investment Is Expected to Rise to $500,000”

Pursuant to an amendment passed in October 2018, the minimum amount required for the Turkish citizenship by investment was dropped from $1 million to $250 thousand. … Continue Reading

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Open Call for the 5Th Istanbul Design Biennial

Destination North America

Celebrate National Plan for Vacation Day January 28

National Plan for Vacation Day is January 28, and travel experts say now is the time to start thinking about 2020 travel plans. … Continue Reading

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How FinTechs Will Come of Age in the 2020s

When technologies and partners combine, amazing innovation can occur. If we take the example of semi-autonomous vehicles, it wasn’t one technological advance in isolation that led to the transformations we are now seeing in mobility. … Continue Reading

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United Airlines Reaches 2020 Adjusted Earnings Per Share Target One Year Ahead Of Schedule

Health and Wellness

Luxe Debuts and Award-Winning Spas Elevate Mexican Caribbean Wellness Scene

A just-announced international luxury wellness center and several award-winning spas are kicking off the new decade in the Mexican Caribbean with a refreshed wellness scene.  … Continue Reading

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A Focus on Mind, Body, and Soul in 2020 with Pelorus
New Medical Wellness Retreats by ChivaCare

Hotel Deals

Enjoy an EPIC 2020 with 30% off at Best Western® Hotels & Resorts in Asia

Best Western Hotels & Resorts in Asia has introduced an exciting promotion that will make 2020 an EPIC year for guests traveling to its remarkable Asian destinations! … Continue Reading

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Celebrate Love With The Langham, Hong Kong This Valentine’s Day
Experience Otahuna Lodge like Royalty with ‘Lord of the Manor’ Package

Hotel Developments

Swiss-Belhotel International Set For Greater Australasia Expansion

Swiss-Belhotel International will expand its New Zealand portfolio via the upcoming launch of two exciting Queenstown properties – ensuring that the popular tourist destination will keep pace with increasing visitor numbers. … Continue Reading

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Hotel News

20 reasons to discover Mauritius – and LUX* Resorts & Hotels – in 2020

It’s not often a holiday hotspot genuinely offers something for everyone – beautiful beaches, magical marine life, vivid festivals, bustling markets, unique cuisine and culture, wellness activities, and phenomenal resorts – but Mauritius manages to tick all the boxes. … Continue Reading

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Enjoy the Flavours of Kyoto at Newly Launched Sowaka Hotel
ELEMENTS Presents Floral Installation ‘Blossoms and Fortune for Chinese New Year’
Aloft Hotels’ “Live At Aloft Hotels Homecoming Tour” Continues In Full Force In 2020, Featuring Intimate Music Performances By International Artists Mohamed El Majzoub, Caloncho, And Tifa Chen

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Avani Ibn Battuta Launches in Dubai

Avani Hotels & Resorts continues its dynamic expansion with the launch of its first new-build hotel in the Middle East region – Avani Ibn Battuta Dubai ( … Continue Reading

New 5-star Pullman hotel opens in Rotorua

Hotel Trends

STR: U.S. hotel performance for December 2019

The U.S. hotel industry reported positive results in the three key performance metrics during December 2019, according to data from STR. … Continue Reading

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STR: U.S. hotel industry posts record levels in 2019, but lowest growth since recession


Global Superstar Sam Smith Announced As Special Guest At Sydney’s Mardi Gras Parade And Party!

They’ll have you dancing with a stranger! Pop pioneer Sam Smith is headed to the world famous Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras Parade and will later join the official Mardi Gras Party with an electrifying performance on Saturday 29 February, 2020. … Continue Reading

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Australia Day increases risk of river drownings

The Aussie tradition of cooling off in a river could be fatal on Australia Day after a recent UNSW study showed a heightened risk of drowning on the day. … Continue Reading

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Two Aussie Icons Unite In One Sweet Treat As Voted By Coles Shoppers
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Meeting Venues

Suwon MICE Complex Welcomes New Courtyard by Marriott Hotel

Marriott International has opened the first Courtyard by Marriott Hotel in Suwon, part of the new MICE Complex within Suwon Gwanggyo New Town. … Continue Reading

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Incentive Groups choose Victoria

Melbourne Convention Bureau (MCB) has secured this week two new incentive groups arriving in February, with nine groups already confirmed to visit this quarter driving 1,265 visitors to regional Victoria as part of their itinerary. … Continue Reading

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Full speaker line-up announced for AIPH Miami Spring Meeting 2020
AIM Group International manages 3.000 event experiences in 2019

Resort News

Inside the Luxury Maldivian Resort Where Madonna Celebrated the New Year

The Queen of Pop, Madonna, celebrated the beginning of the new decade in style at Vakkaru Maldives; a timeless sanctuary located in a breathtaking enclave within the UNESCO Biosphere Reserve of the Baa Atoll. … Continue Reading

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Suit Up At Seen Beach Club Samui This Summer

Responsible Tourism

Beyond Travel Group join bushfire relief effort

AUSTRALIAN owned and operated destination specialist Beyond Travel would like to thank its international trade partners for joining the worldwide travel industry effort in supporting the Australian Fire Relief, with Dubrovnik-based operator Zantium donating up to EU$7,500 to the cause. … Continue Reading

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Bannikin Trend Report: 2020 is the Year Travel Brands Own Their Role in Climate Change
Industry Invited To Join New ‘Bushfire Relief Giveback’ Trips To Support Local Tourism Communities
Hurtigruten announces AU$250,000 Australian Bushfire Appeal
Bill Bensley Launches Open-Source “Sensible Sustainability Solutions” White Paper for Hotel Industry to Help Fight Climate Change

Statistics & Trends

Spanish long-haul travel grew by just 1.3% in 2019

The latest data from ForwardKeys, which analyses global aviation capacity, flight searches and over 17 million flight booking transactions a day, reveals that long-haul outbound travel from Spain, by independent travellers and small groups of up to 5 people, grew by just 1.3% in 2019 and forward bookings for the first half of the year are 1.2% behind where they were at this time last year. … Continue Reading

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Chubu Centrair International Airport appoints Travelport as Digital Media Partner

Travelport, a leading technology company serving the global travel industry, today announced that it has been appointed as Digital Media Partner by Chubu Centrair International Airport in Japan. … Continue Reading

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Sabre forges 10-year partnership with Google to build the future of travel

Tour Operator

The new 20s: Intrepid predicts travel trends for the decade ahead Climate change and friendships key themes

At the launch of the new Lonely Planet and Intrepid trips, the small group adventure company revealed their predictions for how travel will evolve in the new 20s – in what they describe as the  decade for the planet and bringing people together. … Continue Reading

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Lonely Planet partners with Intrepid Travel to launch Lonely Planet Experiences

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Best of Croatia & Slovenia

Fly Europe return for $799* with Trafalgar’s summer Europe & Britain trips including the 11 day – Best of Croatia & Slovenia. Guests will explore the culture and heritage of a scenic region shaped by triumph and tragedy. … Continue Reading

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Whats On

Asia’s First Snow-Based Music Festival Announces Second Wave Of Artists

With just over a month to go until hotly anticipated boutique alpine music festival Snow Machine lands on the pristine slopes of Japans’ Hakuba Ski Resort this March, event organisers today unleashed their second wave of acts performing over the four-day event.

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