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Headline News

Emirates’ Aussie pullout heads list of Covid-related woes

Emirates has abruptly stopped serving Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane – and other international airlines may do likewise; Qantas is fuming over border closures; questions have been raised about whether vaccines will help travel; and a decision to admit hundreds of international tennis stars into Victoria for the Australian Open has been branded a fiasco.

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QANTAS booking international flights from July 1, but refuses to say whether it has now refunded all cancelled flight payments
Border Closure To Continue For Some Time Despite Vaccine Roll Out
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CEO Dalton leaving The Travel Corporation


Accolades

Best family resorts for Aussies revealed!

Australian Magazine and web site Holidays with Kids has announced its Best Family Resort Awards (formerly the Readers’ Choice Top 10 Awards) with the awards showcasing the hotels and resorts in Australia and across the globe that stand out as extra special in the family travel market. … Continue Reading

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Live-streaming Broadcasters Come Together to Celebrate Resilience and Creativity at the BIGO Awards Gala 2021
Air France Awarded 4-Star “COVID-19 Airline Safety Rating” By Skytrax
Food Logistics Recognises Crown as Top Technology Provider

Airfare Deals

Kids fly free to Abu Dhabi, Dubai

Not that we are going anywhere overseas soon – but Etihad has a great new kids fly free offer for families heading to Abu Dhabi or Dubai. … Continue Reading

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Aviation

Air New Zealand says ‘aere mai’ to Rarotonga

Air New Zealand is delighted to offer services from Rarotonga to New Zealand after the recent announcement of a one-way quarantine-free travel route. … Continue Reading

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Air Charter Service Reveals Private Jet Travel Predictions For 2021
Air New Zealand – a Year not so much in the Air

Airport

2020 Annual Update As Essential Air Services Recommence

Airports Vanuatu Ltd (AVL) wishes all our stakeholders a happy and healthy new year for 2021 and provides an update on our December operations. … Continue Reading

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HKIA 2020 Passenger Volume Drops under Pandemic, Cargo Operations Remain Resilient

Appointments / Movers & Shakers

New Development Appointments for Wyndham Hotels & Resorts in Asia Pacific

Wyndham Hotels & Resorts, the world’s largest hotel franchising company and the leading provider of hotel management services with approximately 9,000 properties across 90 countries,  has announced two key appointments to its Asia Pacific development team.  … Continue Reading

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Business News

Writers Show Cautious Optimism For Travel In 2021

An overwhelming majority of global travel writers (94%) plan to resume travel this year for first-hand reporting, a strong indication of the pent-up demand for travel with recognition about safety with the availability of coronavirus vaccines, according to a Finn Partners Global Travel Practice survey released today. … Continue Reading

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Fitbit to Be Acquired by Google

Cargo & Freight

SWISS launches new cargo flights to Seoul and Lima

SWISS is adding two new destinations exclusively for freight shipments to the regular route network of its airfreight division Swiss WorldCargo: Seoul, South Korea, and Lima, Peru. … Continue Reading

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Coronavirus (Covid-19)

Is the COVID-19 vaccine safe for nursing mothers?

The Academy of Breastfeeding Medicine (ABM) does not recommend cessation of breastfeeding for individuals who are vaccinated against COVID-19. … Continue Reading

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COVID-19 vaccine creates incentive to improve our health
New study suggests that college campuses are COVID-19 superspreaders
Depression and Stress Could Dampen Efficacy of COVID-19 Vaccines

Cruise

Dining

Celebrate The Year Of The OX With Mandarin Orchard Singapore

Usher in the Year of the Ox with Mandarin Orchard Singapore’s array of festive delicacies and takeaway goodies. … Continue Reading

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Vive Cake Boutique Continues Collaborating with Darling Japanese Characters into 2021 with Tribute to “Relaxed Bear” – Rilakkuma

Financial

Delta Air Lines announces December quarter and full year 2020 financial results

Delta Air Lines today reported financial results for the December quarter and full year 2020 and provided its outlook for the March quarter 2021. … Continue Reading

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Look out America, there’s a new payments pioneer in town; how PXP Financial took on the US gaming market

Hotel News

Accor announces new 25hours hotel for Sydney

Accor has announced a joint venture with well-known Sydney developer Central Element and property investor Boston Global [CEBH] to develop the Sydney’s first 25hours Hotel, which they say will open at the end of 2022. … Continue Reading

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Coast Serves Cosmopolitan Creations With Complete Care At Centara Grand Beach Resort & Villas Hua Hin

Hotel Trends

U.S. hotel results for week ending 9 January

U.S. weekly hotel occupancy fell back below the 40% mark, according to STR‘s latest data through 9 January. … Continue Reading

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Motoring

Rolls-Royce Clients Seek Solace In Bespoke Creativity During 2020

“The Bespoke Collective scaled new heights of greatness in 2020 – that they did so against the backdrop of numerous, unprecedented constraints and challenges makes their accomplishments even more impressive. … Continue Reading

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OTA News

Booking.com Presents Six Incredible Stays to Make Working From “Home” Fantasies a Reality

As we step into the new year, many Hong Kongers are continuing to work from home, dreaming of the day where global travel restrictions will lift, and they can finally explore the world again. … Continue Reading

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Resort News

Privacy, in Style

If you are in search for seclusion, discretion yet complete fulfilment, look no further than Con Dao island. … Continue Reading

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Wellness Retreat at Six Senses Con Dao Discover the power of true healing from nature
Con Dao’s Consistent Effort Towards Turtle Conservation Has Been Well-regarded

Tech

Fetch.ai Brings Autonomous AI Travel Agents to 770,000 Hotels

Fetch.ai a Cambridge-based artificial intelligence lab building an open-access decentralized machine learning network for smart infrastructure, announced today the launch of Autonomous AI Travel Agents. … Continue Reading

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Tour Operator

Andbeyond Launches Online Platform To Inspire Travel Dreams

As we start a new year, luxury travel company andBeyond has launched its online Dream Board, aimed at encouraging those with a bad case of wanderlust to start envisaging and planning their upcoming adventures. … Continue Reading

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Travel Deals

Book a Getaway to the NSW Sapphire Coast Now: 21 Gems to Kick Start 2021

Break the back-to-work blues and book a getaway to NSW’s Sapphire Coast now. Accommodation options are available to suit all budgets. … Continue Reading

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Visit Arkansas

Enjoy birding at a national wildlife refuge

National wildlife refuges, or NWRs, belong to the people and are entrusted to those who work for the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service to manage for the benefit of wildlife. … Continue Reading

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Visit Europe

World Rally Championship goes to Rovaniemi 26.-28.2.2021

This year, Finland will be hosting not just one, but two FIA World Rally Championship events, when in addition to Jyväskylä, the best rally drivers in the world will also be competing against each other in the middle of the Arctic scenery of Rovaniemi in the Finnish Lapland at the end of February. … Continue Reading

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Visit Laguna Phuket

28th Laguna Phuket Triathlon’s Date Announced – Registration Opens Now

Laguna Phuket, Asia’s premier travel destination and home of the award-winning Laguna Phuket Triathlon (LPT), has announced the 28th addition of the annual event is to take place on Sunday 21 November 2021. Registration opens now at www.lagunaphukettri.com. … Continue Reading

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Visit North Asia

Harbin Harnesses Ice, Snow for Tourism Growth

The 33rd Harbin Sun Island International Snow Sculpture Art Exposition recently kicked off in Harbin, capital of northeast China’s Heilongjiang Province. Close to 100 sets of ice sculptures and a variety of entertaining facilities like ice slides offer visitors an unforgettable encounter with art and nature. … Continue Reading

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Visit Queensland

What’s New in the Heritage City This january..

Trip the Switch

It’s just over a month away until Ipswich’s newest live music event takes place.  Trip the Switch was announced back in November with a stellar line up including Icehouse, James Reyne, The Angels, Killing Heidi and more.  … Continue Reading

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Accommodation deals for Cairns Summer Sounds

Visit South Pacific

What Do Australians Need to Know When Visiting New Zealand?

Contrary to what many people think, New Zealand and Australia are two different countries. They might have similar English accents, but these neighboring countries are nothing alike. For starters, NZ is much smaller compared to AU. The former has a population of 5 million, while the latter has over 25 million people residing there. … Continue Reading

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Visit Thailand / Mekong

What to expect at ASQ hotels in Thailand

With 123 Alternative State Quarantine (ASQ) hotels available in Thailand, there are now many more room options starting from lower packaged rates, driven by the Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) and public-private partnerships that have produced multiple new websites offering more choices at more price points.

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Golf Quarantine in Thailand

Visit USA

French Quarter Festival Announces 2021 Dates

French Quarter Festivals, Inc., (FQFI) the non-profit organization that produces French Quarter Festival presented by Chevron, announces dates for the 2021 festival. … Continue Reading

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