Global Travel Media

Headline News

Coronavirus. Billion dollar losses could force wholesalers hotels and airlines out of business, says leading travel Australian agent

The Australian and Asian travel industries are already in dire trouble thanks to the coronavirus – and things are only going to get worse according to a leading Australian travel agent. … Continue Reading

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Ordeal ends for Westerdam guests in Cambodia as all cleared
More problems for Boeing 737 MAX over ‘debris in fuel tanks’
John Rozentals reports on staying at Mantra Mooloolaba Beach, Sunshine Coast, Queensland
ACT and Victoria lead the way for residents planning a holiday

Agents Incentives

Rewards By Viking: Earn Triple Points During Explorer Sale

Australian and New Zealand travel agents can earn triple Rewards by Viking points on top of their usual commission when booking clients on a selection of popular river and ocean itineraries during Viking’s Explorer Sale, … Continue Reading

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Launch of Collinson Airport Alliance Aimed at Standardising Excellence in Airport Experience For Travellers and Promoting Growth for Airport Businesses

Collinson, a global leader in travel experience and loyalty, today announces the launch of the Collinson Airport Alliance. … Continue Reading

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Appointments / Movers & Shakers

Marriott International Appoints Jim Scholefield Chief Information And Digital Officer

Marriott International, Inc. (NASDAQ: MAR) today announced the appointment of Jim Scholefield as Chief Information and Digital Officer (CIDO), effective February 24. … Continue Reading

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Yuliya Dmyterko appointed as Director of Sales and Marketing at Alila Villas Uluwatu, Bali
Holger Jakobs Joins Wharf Hotels


Vietnamese-based interactive music company Amanotes ranks among the top mobile app publishers worldwide

Amanotes, a mobile game publisher in Vietnam, has been ranked in top positions worldwide in two recent major surveys of the rapidly growing worldwide mobile market. … Continue Reading

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A Revenue Leaders response in a crisis: Business Practice

LiMin Cheng, HSMAI Vice President, previous role as Director of Revenue for Marina Bay Sands in Singapore … Continue Reading

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Airlines and Posts Cooperate Globally for a Sustainable and Reliable Cross-border Airmail Network


Sidewalk Astronomy at The Neon Museum, April 4

One of the year’s most anticipated and distinctive family events, “Stars and Stardust: Sidewalk Astronomy in the Neon Boneyard” returns to The Neon Museum on Saturday, April 4. … Continue Reading

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Business News

ATA demands transparency for government spending

The Australian Taxpayers’ Alliance, the nations’ largest grassroots advocacy group representing taxpayers, today applauded the work of Senator James McGrath and seconded his call for greater government transparency especially when it comes to spending tax dollars. … Continue Reading

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ForwardKeys to acquire Traveller Statistics from NPD
Credit Reporting Bodies flout new credit reporting laws to the detriment of ordinary Aussies.
Bangladesh Revealed As The Country Whose Employment Is The Most Dependant On Tourism


Are some groups of people held back from their true career potential?

Finding work can be tough at the best of times. Between figuring out what we actually want to do with our lives, finding the right opportunities and having the time and brain space to actively apply for roles, it’s a full time job in itself. … Continue Reading

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All Westerdam Guests in Cambodia Cleared to Travel

 The Cambodian Ministry of Health has issued a press release confirming that 781 Westerdam guests have tested negative for COVID-19. This completes the guests’ testing. … Continue Reading

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Carnival Fascination to Move to Mobile in 2022

Cruise Deals

P&O Cruises Launches Kids Cruise Free Sale to Coincide with Biggest Ever Choice of School Holiday Itineraries

Today P&O Cruises is giving families another reason to book a trip during the school holiday season with a new seven-day ‘Kids Cruise Free’ sale. … Continue Reading

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Enjoy A Little Mediterreanean Magic With Ecruising

Destination Africa / Seychelles

Plan your 2020 in the Northern Cape

Here’s to a travel-rich 2020!

Jump-start your New Year’s resolutions! Are you looking to spend time in nature, relax for a few days at a luxurious five-star resort, or simply camp under the stars with your family? You can do it all in the Northern Cape.

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Destination ASEAN

Singapore M2M/IoT revenue expected to grow at CAGR of 14.78%, forecasts GlobalData

Revenue from machine-to-machine (M2M)/Internet of Things (IoT) in Singapore is set to grow at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 14.78% between 2019 and 2024, according to GlobalData, a leading data and analytics company. … Continue Reading

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Da Nang City is in the effort of prevention, fighting against the Out-break of COVID-19

Destination California

San Francisco CityPASS Program Announces Attraction Lineup Changes and a Brand-new Mobile Ticket Option

As of March 1, both the original San Francisco CityPASS® ticket program, which covers prepaid, discounted admission to four top San Francisco attractions, and its C3 ticket counterpart, designed for shorter-stay visitors to the City by the Bay, will see attraction lineup changes.

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What’s New in San Francisco

Destination Europe

Greece Welcomes UNWTO Support for Sustainable Tourism Growth

he Secretary-General of the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) paid a high-level visit to Greece to meet with the Prime Minister and Minister of Tourism and offer the United Nations’ specialized agency’s support as the country works to grow and diversify its tourism sector. … Continue Reading

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EU Rules Applicable To The Authorization And Placing On The Market Of Novel Foods And Traditional Foods Coming From Non-Eu Countries

Destination North America

Explore Arkansas during Black History Month

Arkansas has an important place on the stage of black heritage with history and culture that’s showcased through national sites, state cornerstones and other significant points of interest throughout the state. … Continue Reading

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Destination North Asia

From the sea to the mountains – gorgeous places in a beautiful land

In winter, the air is crisper, the hotsprings hotter, and the fresh seafood that much tastier. It can all be discovered here in Japan – a destination with true “Omotenashi” spirit, not yet known. … Continue Reading

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Bringing Ogura Hyakunin-isshu Kyogi Karuta from Otsu, the Holy Land of Karuta, to the World

Destination South Pacific & Oceania

Auckland and New York City Sign First-Ever Tourism Partnership

NYC & Company, New York City’s official destination marketing organisation, and Auckland Tourism, Events & Economic Development (ATEED) today signed a first-ever official tourism agreement between the two cities. … Continue Reading

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From Luxury Accommodation to Once-in-a-Lifetime Dining Experiences: Discover What’s New on the Sunshine Coast in 2020!
Autumn Never Looked So Good in The Grampians
Gold Coast Showcased on Upcoming Episode of US Romance Reality Series The Bachelor


What to Look For When Buying an Action Camera

It would seem that just about everybody is looking to buy an action camera at the minute, and we don’t blame them! … Continue Reading

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Golf Tourism

Toro Continues Support of Rounds 4 Research

The Environmental Institute for Golf (EIFG), the philanthropic arm of the Golf Course Superintendents Association of America (GCSAA), has again received a US$50,000 grant from The Toro Foundation for continued support of the Rounds 4 Research programme in 2020. … Continue Reading

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Helping Hand for New LPGA-LET Joint Venture

Hotel Developments

Hotel Feature

New Green Pearl in the Italian Fiemme Valley: Eco Park Hotel Azalea

Amidst the heart of the small Italian village, Cavalese lies the Eco Park Hotel Azalea. Faithful to its name, Azalea is a natural oasis, surrounded by a luxuriant garden full of roses, gladioli, tulips, and dahlias. A hotel offering colorful rooms, a cozy atmosphere, healthy food and a lot of space for families. … Continue Reading

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Hotel News

Daredevil completes heart-stopping high-wire walk across Ala Moana Hotel by Mantra towers

World-renown high-wire walker, Blake Wallenda, from The Flying Wallendas family, made history on 17 February when he completed a skywalk between two Ala Moana Hotel by Mantra hotel towers – 15 storeys up. … Continue Reading

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Preferred Hotels & Resorts Welcomes 24 New Member Hotels
Event Hospitality & Entertainment Limited Enters Into Joint Venture With Jucy Snooze

Hotel Openings - in Association with

JW Marriott Debuts in Oman’s Historic Capital with Opening of JW Marriott Muscat

JW Marriott, part of Marriott International, Inc., announced the opening of JW Marriott Muscat today, setting the stage for distinctive experiences in Oman’s historic capital. … Continue Reading

New Abode Hotel set to open in the NSW South Coast this March


VisionDirect lists the must-have eyewear brands this 2020!

New year, new me is the motto you hear every year, but what about a new DECADE? The roaring 20’s is officially upon us once again, bringing us innovative, fresh and creative trends for a vibrant new look. … Continue Reading

Latest News under Category: Lifestyle
How to Plan a Beautiful Location Wedding
The best and worst newborn nappies
Untreated and deteriorating mental health increases your chances of experiencing financial hardship and being forced to move, new report finds

Meeting Venues

Bumper year for Queensland’s most versatile venue

Queensland’s largest indoor / outdoor events precinct has capped off a highly successful 2019 staging more than 250 events and attracting a million visitors to the Brisbane Showgrounds. … Continue Reading

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Five Ways To Have A ‘Conference With Purpose’ In Cairns

The business events industry in Cairns are proving their commitment to being custodians of the natural environment by putting together five ways to have an event with purpose in the region. … Continue Reading

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Dusit Doha Hotel looks to become preferred events provider
For the development of CULTOURFAIR in Madrid “La Academia Iberoamericana de Gastronomía” signed a collaboration agreement with MITM Events

Photo Gallery

Mtg Dines On Board Silver Muse

My Travel Group (MTG) members were treated to an exclusive experience on board the Silversea’s Silver Muse on 13 February. … Continue Reading

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International Transfer jump 80% on retail bookings for 2019

INTERNATIONAL Rail’s innovative global booking system International Transfer has released some interesting data on 2019 statistics, which backs-up agents’ feedback, that historically booking transfer services were generally unreliable and frustrating. … Continue Reading

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Osaka Convention & Tourism Bureau Presents Ways to Utilize Rail Passes in Kansai Area Through the Eyes of Rakugo Artists

Responsible Tourism

Carnivale at Bushfire Flame Grill this Friday to Thank Cairns for Raising $15,000

This Friday is Carnivale at Bushfire Flame Grill Restaurant; a spirited celebration featuring live music and dancers alongside the classic all-you-can-eat Churrasco experience. Opening at 5.30pm, live entertainment shakes off from 6pm, with prizes throughout the night. … Continue Reading

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A 20-Year Partnership Between the Air France Foundation and the Henri Dumont School Complex


Sno’n’ski First Japan Mega Famil Takes Off For Ski Slopes

30 of Australia’s top selling travel agents have begun the snow trip of a lifetime, departing Australia on Thursday the 20th of February for Sno’n’Ski Holidays Japan Mega Famil. … Continue Reading

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Lufthansa Group and Amadeus renew IT partnership and expand collaboration to improve the passenger experience

Amadeus’ passenger management and retailing solutions will power the airline group’s digital and retail transformation, while enabling innovation and business resilience … Continue Reading

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SITAONAIR supports airlines operating across Turkey through vital VHF expansion
Trintech Announces Four SAP-Certified Integrations with SAP S/4HANA(R) and SAP NetWeaver(R)

Tour Operator

Globus family of brands previews Globus and Cosmos’ 2021 European tours

Globus family of brands has provided an early preview of the 2021 itineraries for escorted coach touring operators Globus and Cosmos – providing Aussie travellers and agents early access to tours and dates for the season, many of which are guaranteed departures. … Continue Reading

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Trade Events

CVENT Unveils New Meetings And Events Industry Research At AIME

Cvent, a market-leading meetings, events, and hospitality technology provider, shared the results of their latest research into the Australian and New Zealand events industry today, at AIME, in Melbourne. … Continue Reading

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The Marketplace for China’s Travel Industry

Travel Deals

Travel Goods

Travel Lighter With Montblanc #MY4810 LIGHT Luggage

Whatever the destination or the journey to get there, the freedom to explore opens up new perspectives and a world of unforgettable experiences. … Continue Reading

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Whats On

The Wellington events not to miss in 2020

Wellington provides quirky, creative and out-this-world festivals and events like no other. From a concert of dogs, wearable art and a culinary festival all month, this little capital has a jammed packed year of events not to miss. … Continue Reading

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Join the AFTA Roadshow and hear from one of Australia’s best Economists on issues that impact you!
Australia’s pre-eminent regional street art festival returns to Benalla in 2020

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