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No let-up in ACCC probe of Qantas’ stake in Alliance

The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) has pledged that these “uncertain times in the aviation industry” will not deter it from pursuing its investigation of Qantas Airways’ acquisition of a 19.9% stake in Alliance Aviation. … Continue Reading

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Appointments / Movers & Shakers


PATA launches Dream to Travel Festival – a virtual event for the global travel trade

The Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA) is pleased to announce the launch of the Dream to Travel Festival, an online event that brings together travel trade businesses worldwide to learn, network, and celebrate the power of travel during these challenging times. … Continue Reading

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Urgent Implementation of ICAO COVID-19 Guidelines Needed


The Sydney Tower Eye to welcome guests back on Thursday 4 June!

The Sydney Tower Eye is thrilled to be reopening its doors to the public on Thursday 4 June, following the Australian Government’s recent easing of COVID-19 restrictions. … Continue Reading

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SEA LIFE Sunshine Coast is ready for you to waddle back in!

Business News

Regional tourism operators need your support and generosity

With the further easing of travel and venue restrictions across Australia, this week marks a significant milestone in the recovery of the regional tourism industry following the coronavirus pandemic. … Continue Reading

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Coronavirus (Covid-19)

First-ever book on the Covid-19 and its socio-economic impacts released by Amazon

The first-ever book detailing almost about every aspect of socio-economic impacts of the 21st century’s second pandemic through an engrossing reportage has been released in print and digital formats on the Amazon. … Continue Reading

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Let the adventure begin: Find out about the Sub-Antarctic Islands with PONANT

Following the successful first series of Expedition Lectures on Antarctica in May this year, PONANT is conducting a second series of Premiere Lectures to be broadcast on their Facebook page during June, this time focussing on the remote Sub-Antarctic Islands of New Zealand and Australia.

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Seabourn Reinforces Commitment To Professional Travel Advisors With New Special Bonus Commission On New Bookings


Mandarin Oriental, Hong Kong To Introduce New Dining Facilities To The 25th Floor, And Celebrates In Style As Popular Venues Close And Transform

Mandarin Oriental, Hong Kong will embark on a six-month renovation programme commencing in August 2020 to upgrade and refresh the dining facilities located on the top floor of the Group’s flagship hotel. … Continue Reading

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Events / Whats On

Aqua Expeditions live trade webinar: Embark on a Cultural Odyssey Onboard the Aqua Mekong | 10 June 1pm AEST

Join Benjamin Seelos, Aqua Expeditions’ Regional Sales Director for APAC & Europe, on this webinar to discover its Aqua Mekong itineraries and what makes them so unique for guests. … Continue Reading

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Istanbul Biennial Streams 8 Artist Films In June

Food & Beverage

The Ritz-Carlton, Hong Kong – Summer Meadow Afternoon Tea with limited-edition afternoon tea items and choice of cocktails inspired by St Germain

The Ritz-Carlton, Hong Kong welcomes summer time with Summer Meadow Afternoon Tea, featuring limited-edition afternoon tea items and choices of creative cocktails made with St Germain Elderflower Liqueur – the world’s first artisanal French liqueur. … Continue Reading

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Hotel Deals

Free Breakfast With Staycation:

Enjoy a delicious breakfast for 2 adults and 2 children under 12 when booking a stay with select Marriott Hotels. … Continue Reading

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Staycations & Self-Drive Experiences With IHG

Hotel Developments

Dusit International expands in Guam with management of beach resort and shopping center

Dusit International, one of Thailand’s leading hotel and property development companies, has expanded its management agreement with Tanota Partners, a Guam real estate investment and property development company, to operate the deluxe Dusit Beach Resort Guam and adjoining luxury shopping center, The Plaza. … Continue Reading

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Hotel News

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Award-Winning Boutique Hotel Halcyon House Set to Re-Open from July

Known as one of Australia’s most coveted and loved beachside hotels, Halcyon House have announced they will be re-opening from 2 July 2020, following its closure due to COVID-19 restrictions. … Continue Reading

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TravelManagers Unravelling Complexities of International Travel Under COVID-19

While most of us have packed away our passports for the immediate future, international travel is still necessary for some people who are carrying out essential services. … Continue Reading


Introducing Uber Rent, a new way for Aussies to travel

This year, the Aussie love of travel has faced pretty tough opposition. Instead of hopping on a plane or heading to the coast, we’ve been staying at home, helping keep everyone safe. … Continue Reading

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Spain’s Zeleros raises 7M€ in financing to lead the development of hyperloop in Europe

Zeleros Hyperloop has completed a financing round worth more than €7 million. The company starts a new and important phase in the development of its unique version of hyperloop, the “fifth mode of transport”, the best alternative for the future to connect efficiently and sustainably long-distance routes for passenger and cargo transportation. … Continue Reading

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Resort News

Milaidoo Island Maldives Underwater Message

Hello from Milaidhoo Island Maldives! We are sending our love and thanks to all front line workers fighting against COVID-19. To all our guests, followers and everyone, we wish you good health and happiness. … Continue Reading

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Responsible Tourism

GSTC Partners with Sustainable First

The world’s leading authority in sustainable tourism certification, the Global Sustainable Tourism Council (GSTC), has signed a strategic agreement with Sustainable First, the recently launched platform to champion sustainable tourism initiatives.
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River Cruising

Interest on Rise for Family Charters on European Waterways’ Luxury Hotel Barges as Europe Emerges from Lockdown

The leisure industry is poised to experience a surge in multi-generational travel, according to many surveys, with families eager to reconnect after months of separation because of the government lockdown. … Continue Reading

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Statistics & Trends

89% Of Australians Want Temporary Bike Lanes

National cycling safety charity Amy Gillett Foundation launches a campaign on World Bicycle Day with fresh data, calling for rapid investment in temporary, separated bike lanes across Australia. … Continue Reading

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Specialist travel PR agency AWA’s travel survey reveals Australians are ready to start exploring again


Co-Founders of Amz Automation Australia Plan On Reviving the Tourism Industry One Destination at a Time

Harley Cannard (@harls_cannard) has been dominating the hospitality world and has positioned him self as a global leader with ecommerce and marketing strategy. … Continue Reading

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Tour Operator

andBeyond Launches Virtual Travel Experiences to Fund Conservation

Building on the success of their live streaming game drives, conservation-led luxury travel company andBeyond has extended its range of virtual safari and travel offerings to help fund conservation initiatives at the reserves that they manage, while keeping the dream of travel alive. … Continue Reading

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andBeyond Extends Range of Virtual Travel Offerings
Iconic Luxury Travel Concierge Group Sets Sights on Australian Travel

Trade Events

ATM Virtual panel advises hoteliers not to drop room rates, but to focus on sanitisation and technology to build consumer trust

Developing a global set of transparent hospitality standards relating to health, safety and hygiene will be key to regain the trust of travellers in a post COVID-19 landscape, a panel of industry experts explained during the opening day of Arabian Travel Market’s inaugural virtual event, ATM Virtual. … Continue Reading

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CLIA offers open access to Cruise Champion training

Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA) is offering open access to its new online training course Cruise Champion, making it available to travel agents and other industry supporters from outside CLIA’s membership. … Continue Reading

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Visit California

Stay Healthy at Home with Help from San Francisco

Back in January 2020, WalletHub named San Francisco the Healthiest Place to Live in the United States. … Continue Reading

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Visit Europe

Advanced Bookings for Katarina Line’s Cycle & Cruise Programs On the Rise as Travelers Seek Exercise and ‘The Great Outdoors’ After Lockdowns

Award-winning small ship cruise specialist and DMC Katarina Line is reporting rising interest in its popular Cycle & Cruise programs as Croatia prepares to reopen its borders to international travel. … Continue Reading

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Croatia realizes importance of international visitation as overtourism turns to none at all, says GlobalData

Visit Hawaii

Hawaii Passenger Arrivals By Air

Yesterday, 1,469 people arrived in Hawaii. During this same time last year, nearly 30,000 passengers arrived in Hawaii daily, including residents and visitors. The state’s mandatory 14-day

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Visit North Asia

Youth With You Ends with XIN Liu Debuting as #1, LISA Posts Her Gratefulness for All’s Accompaniment

Youth With You celebrated its Finale Performance. Under the witness of audiences worldwide, the 9-girl group “THE9” formally debuted. … Continue Reading

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Nikko – How the Whole Family Can Enjoy Their Time Outside Under the Sun

Visit South Pacific & Oceania

Things to Do With Kids in East Gippsland This School Holidays

If you’re keen to get out and explore a special part of Victoria this school holidays look no further than East Gippsland. … Continue Reading

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WA locals urged to ‘Wander out Yonder’ and explore stunning State

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