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Headline News

Smart work by NZ travel agents rescues Aussies in South America  

More than 120 Australians stranded in South America arrived back home in Australia yesterday on a charter flight, thanks to an enterprising New Zealand travel agency led by an expatriate Australian, which arranged the flight and underwrote its cost to the tune of half a million US dollars. … Continue Reading

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Not surprising cataclysmic results for Helloworld.
P&O guests help pay for leaking maternity unit roof in Vanuatu
Former WHO Epidemiologist Urges Australia to Shut Borders
Alila Hinu Bay “The Latest Luxury Resort in Oman”


Dorado Beach, A Ritz-Carlton Reserve Named To T+L 500 List Of Best Hotels In The World By Travel + Leisure Magazine

Dorado Beach, a Ritz-Carlton Reserve is pleased to share that the property has been recognized as one of the best hotels in the world according to the Travel + Leisure 2021 T+L 500 list. … Continue Reading

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Award-winning loans further encourage property aspirations in regional Australia
Grand Hyatt at SFO Wins Award for Highest Guest Ratings on

Agents Incentives

MSC Cruises Exclusive Agent Rewards & Client Offer Book Through Creative Cruising

Creative Cruising has launched a series of fly-cruise packages to the Mediterranean with MSC Cruises with extra bonuses for Travel Agency partners and their clients! … Continue Reading

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Appointments / Movers & Shakers

Marriott International Appoints Anthony Capuano as New CEO And Stephanie Linnartz as President

Marriott International’s Board of Directors announced today that Anthony “Tony” Capuano has been appointed Chief Executive Officer and has joined the company’s Board of Directors, effective immediately. … Continue Reading

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Hop in the Octopod! Captain Barnacles is headed to Sydney for free live shows!

Captain Barnacles of the popular children’s TV series Octonauts is swimming to SEA LIFE Sydney Aquarium next month for a series of free live shows. … Continue Reading

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Australia’s First Major Survey of Contemporary Indigenous Textiles and Fashion


Writers Bar Returns with New Bespoke Cocktails Inspired by the Next Writer-in-Residence

The storied Writers Bar is pleased to reopen its doors and welcome guests to an alluring space that pays tribute to many famous authors who have stayed at Raffles Hotel Singapore throughout the years. … Continue Reading

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Business News

How Do Travel Managers View Corporate Booking Technology?

The Global Business Travel Association (GBTA) – the world’s largest business travel association, today launches the findings from a study into how travel managers view online booking tools (OBTs). … Continue Reading

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Online Casinos That Don’t Need Wi-Fi (For Travel)

For any individual who has had the opportunity to play at the best quality casinos, then you know that casino games are loads of fun and for quite a few reasons. On the off chance that you are half decent at these games, you can make a game out of it with some friends for the satisfaction of playing them to win. If this is you and you’re looking for a fun offline gaming experience, worry not; we got you covered. These are some astounding house games that don’t need an internet connection. … Continue Reading

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Arkansas Governor’s Conference on Tourism and Hospitality goes virtual March 2

Tourism partners from across the state will gather March 2-3 for the 47th Arkansas Governor’s Conference on Tourism and Hospitality. This year’s conference is virtual and free with the theme “GRIT: Generating Recovery in Tourism.” … Continue Reading

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Coronavirus (Covid-19)

The world’s first smart self-disinfecting door handle

A tech company has launched the world’s first smart self-disinfecting door handle, which can potentially eradicate millions of pathogens per building, save businesses thousands in cleaning costs and contribute to a post-COVID19 way of life. … Continue Reading

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covid-19 has changed the it spending priorities for airports and airlines in 2020
Millennium Plaza Hotel Dubai Staff Vaccinated Against Covid-19
Risk experts say immunisation passports could play important role in domestic tourism

Cruise News

P&O Pacific Partnership Backs Community Fundraising Campaign to Fix Leaking Corridor Roof Adjoining Maternity Unit and Children’s Ward at Vila Central Hospital

The P&O Pacific Partnership, which is funded by the generous donations from the cruise line’s guests, has thrown its support behind the fundraising campaign to repair the corridor roof adjoining Vila Central Hospital’s maternity unit and children’s ward. … Continue Reading

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‘Don’t give up – we are getting somewhere’
Environmental sustainability must be a key long-term focus for cruise operators, says GlobalData


IZAKAYA BY K Opens Vibrant New Japanese Hotspot with Refined Trendy Twist in Tseung Kwan O

IZAKAYA BY K, a classy izakaya modelled after Tokyo’s legendary ‘after work’ social hubs, has opened with a fashionable refined twist at The Parkside in Tseung Kwan O. … Continue Reading

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Events / Whats On

Tim Minchin Announces Second Show At Adelaide Cabaret Festival Due To Popular Demand

Adelaide loves Tim Minchin! Due to popular demand, internationally renowned, award-winning musician, comedian, actor, writer and composer, Tim Minchin, will perform a second show at Adelaide Cabaret Festival on Sunday, June 13 at 7.30pm in Festival Theatre. … Continue Reading

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Financial Limited (ASX:MYD) announces record half year results with >200% increases in gross sales, gross profit, revenue and active customers

Online household goods marketplace, Limited (ASX:MYD), has released record half year results to the market this morning, reporting over 200% increases across gross sales, gross profit, revenue and active customers. This is the first half yearly result since MyDeal listed in October 2020 and contains the strongest results in the company’s history. … Continue Reading

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Hotel Deals

Enjoy up to 70% off when you stay for longer at Kamalaya Koh Samui

A short vacation is always a good idea, but just imagine how would it be to spend a whole month in your happy place! … Continue Reading

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Hotel News

Hotel Openings - in Association with

Nobu Hotel and Restaurant to open in Elbtower Hamburg, Germany with SIGNA Real Estate

Nobu Hospitality, the global lifestyle brand founded by Nobu Matsuhisa, Robert De Niro and Meir Teper, is delighted to announce its continuing global expansion into the “Gate to the World,” Hamburg, Germany. … Continue Reading

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Hotel Trends

U.K. hotel markets showing 2021 events boost

Glasgow’s hotel occupancy on the books is pushing 90% for the UN Climate Change Conference, and London is showing increases around two key sporting events, according to data from Forward STAR, STR’s forward-looking benchmarking solution. … Continue Reading

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Lifestyle News

Announces Partnership with Dave Mustaine

For 127 years, Gibson has shaped sound across generations and genres of music, becoming one of the most relevant, played, and loved guitar brands around the world.

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Are you ready to be kind?

Luxury Hotels

Fairmont El San Juan Hotel’s Luxury Private Villas Offer Lavish Domestic Travel

The newly reimagined Fairmont El San Juan Hotel has been an essential landmark in the Caribbean travel experience through generations and is determined to offer U.S. citizens a safe haven as luxury domestic travel continues to expand in 2021. … Continue Reading

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STB partners local MICE industry to showcase reimagined experiences and catalyse new business opportunities at inaugural virtual event

The Singapore Tourism Board (STB) announced the launch of the SingapoReimagine MICE Virtual Show, the first such collaboration between STB and local MICE players. … Continue Reading

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MCEC’s award-winning chefs partner with Flinders + Co for at home cuisine

Motor Cycles

Explore Endless Horizons: Harley-Davidson Opens The Throttle To Off-Road Adventures

Exploring the world from a motorcycle engages the senses as the landscapes, sights and sounds create a deep, visceral adventure. … Continue Reading

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OTA News

Six Destinations to Discover Mars on Earth

For years, scientists have been on a quest to discover if life on Mars would be possible. On Feb 18th, when NASA’s Perseverance rover securely touched-down on the planet’s surface, we made a significant leap towards answering this mystery. … Continue Reading

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Hotelbeds confirms a new partnership with to increase distribution reach in Australian market

Responsible Tourism

Freddo To Disappear From Packs As He Continues His Mission To Fight For Endangered Friends

For the second year in a row, CADBURY Freddo is giving up his place on the iconic purple packaging to help raise awareness for Australian endangered frogs at risk of disappearing forever! … Continue Reading

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River Cruising

Hotel Barging Along Scenic European Countryside Grows in Popularity As Travelers Seek Out Less-Crowded Destinations After Months at Home

According to the latest industry surveys, the roll-out of the COVID-19 vaccine worldwide is helping to restore confidence in travel and drive new bookings for 2021 and beyond. … Continue Reading

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American Cruise Lines Adds Sixth Ship to Pacific Northwest

Social Media

Influencers on Twitter cherish Jaguar decision to go all electric by 2025, reveals GlobalData

Influencers on Twitter cherished when Jaguar Land Rover Automotive PLC (JLR) unveiled its new global strategy to achieve net zero carbon emission by going electric, which led to  a staggering 400% jump in influencer conversations on Twitter during the third week of February 2021 over the previous week, according to GlobalData, a leading data and analytics company. … Continue Reading

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Sustainable Tourism

Cities must be braced for Climate Change impact, says Bill Gates

Microsoft founder Bill Gates has highlighted the vulnerability of the world’s 4.4 billion city dwellers in the face of Climate Change. … Continue Reading

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RateTiger wins strong recommendation from Warwick Doha

Qatar’s leading 5-star property, Warwick Doha, has found the perfect technology partner in eRevMax and has highly recommended RateTiger suite of online distribution and rate shopping solutions to other hotels in the Middle East. … Continue Reading

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Tour Operator

Intrepid’s decarbonisation guide supports industry action

In 2020, Intrepid Travel published a decarbonisation guide to support other companies start their climate journey. … Continue Reading

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ICC Wales launches exciting series of motivational masterclasses

ICC Wales has launched a series of exciting online masterclasses designed to provide lifestyle and career motivation as well as a platform for attendees to connect with friends, colleagues and communities during these challenging times. … Continue Reading

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Visit Middle East / Dubai

MENA imports of European apples increased in 2019 & 2020 season

Interfel, the French fresh fruit and vegetable interprofessional organisation responsible for promoting the consumption of apples in the Middle East and the European Commission, is participating at Gulfood where they are showcasing a range fruit and vegetables. … Continue Reading

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Visit North Asia

Kanazawa and Nagano City Join Forces To Provide New Travel Agent Resources

Often considered two of Japan’s most culturally significant and authentically traditional cities, the twin cities of Kanazawa in Ishikawa Prefecture, and Nagano in Nagano Prefecture have joined forces to help Australian and New Zealand travel agents, and their customers, prepare for their return to Japan in the months ahead.  … Continue Reading

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The Best Sakura en Route the Tohoku Shinkansen

Visit Oceania

Research shows travellers want more wellness – Esperance

The idyllic coastal town of Esperance has new retreats and wellness experiences for travellers looking for more from their holidays. … Continue Reading

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Visit Queensland

Launch of sub-regional marketing campaigns boost tourism recovery across the Sunshine Coast

Each sub-region of the Sunshine Coast has now launched a specific tourism promotion through Visit Sunshine Coast’s COVID19 Response Marketing Program. … Continue Reading

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Visit South Pacific

Citizens give back to community through wall printing technology

Two local businessmen have found a way to give back to the community through their wall printing technology and are working with Guam Visitors Bureau (GVB) Board Director Mayor Rudy Paco to improve beautification efforts.

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Celebrating the achievements of Samoan women for International Women’s Day 2021
Vanuatu Government begins implementation of Tamtam Travel Bubble

Visit USA

Travel to Washington state now… with live webcams!

Can’t wait to travel again?  Our live webcams can transport you to some spectacular locations in Seattle and Washington State, and there’s no need to wait! … Continue Reading

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