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Headline News

Already 1-in-6 Australian businesses have been affected by the coronavirus (COVID-19)

Already 1-in-6 Australian businesses have been affected by the coronavirus (COVID-19). … Continue Reading

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Hotel markets throughout Asia Pacific show coronavirus impact
This time is different: Australia’s tourist numbers may take years to recover
Flat pack hotels may not be eco-friendly, says GlobalData
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Accolades

Visitor Safety Officers recognized for outstanding achievements

The Guam Visitors Bureau (GVB) recognized the achievements of its Visitor Safety Officers (VSOs) at a small award ceremony on February 19, 2020, at the Government House in Agana Heights.

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Asia’s 50 Best Restaurants 2020
Destination Asia Thailand Achieves Travelife Partner Level For the Third Year Running
Now & Next: Tripadvisor Announces 2020 Traveller’s Choice Best of The Best Awards for Destinations

Aviation

Qatar Airways Celebrates Another Year as the Official Airline Sponsor of H.H. the Amir Sword Festival 2020

Qatar Airways was delighted to be the Official Airline Sponsor of the H.H. the Amir Sword Festival for yet another year. … Continue Reading

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Air New Zealand joins NASA climate science mission
Coronavirus: Air Astana Air Ticket Rule Changes

Appointments / Movers & Shakers

Millennium Hotels & Resorts MEA demonstrates commitment to Saudi Arabia expansion with country Managing Director appointment

Millennium Hotels & Resorts MEA has appointed accomplished hotelier Hamid Sidine as its Managing Director for Saudi Arabia as the hospitality firm forges ahead with its ambitious development strategy for the kingdom. … Continue Reading

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Tourwriter welcomes Chief Operating Officer, Pierre Malou
Memories Group Ring the Changes in Myanmar
Coming home for Louise Sugars has never been so sweet
Pacific Resort Hotel Group’s 5 Star Properties Welcome New Managers

Apps

K-Pop Is Achieving Global Domination And Spotify Is Here To Prove It

Spotify has been a huge supporter of K-Pop since the launch of the first K-Pop flagship playlist “K-Pop Daebak” in 2014. … Continue Reading

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Attraction

First ever Drag SKYWALK at Sydney Tower Eye hosted by Maxi Shield

Last night, The Sydney Tower Eye, the highest point in Sydney, shone bright with an abundance of colours, glitter, feather and sequins, as Sydney’s fabulous Maxi Shield took the transparent glass SKYWALK stage, 268 metres above the streets of Sydney, for the first ever sunset Drag SKYWALK experience. … Continue Reading

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Sydney Tower Dining To Undergo Major Sky-High Transformation

Beverage

Alcohol too easy for minors to buy online

Tougher laws for online alcohol sales are needed to prevent under-18s and people with an alcohol dependency from buying liquor at the touch of a button, UNSW public health researchers say. … Continue Reading

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New Rooftop Bar for TRYP Hotel Brisbane

Business News

Ban Ki-moon, 8th UN Secretary-General, to launch world’s most comprehensive global soft power research study

His Excellency Ban Ki-moon, the former Secretary-General of the United Nations will inaugurate the Global Soft Power Summit organised by Brand Finance, the world’s leading independent brand valuation consultancy. … Continue Reading

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Cargo & Freight

Cargo Convoy Departs to China Carrying Medical Supplies Donated by Qatar Airways for Coronavirus Relief

Five Qatar Airways Cargo freighters departed to China today carrying approximately 300 tonnes of medical supplies donated by the airline to support Cornavirus relief efforts. … Continue Reading

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Conferences

46th Arkansas Governor’s Conference on Tourism begins March 1 in Fort Smith

Tourism partners from across the state will gather at the 46th Arkansas Governor’s Conference on Tourism March 1-3 at the Fort Smith Convention Center. This year’s conference theme is “Tourism Takes Grit.” … Continue Reading

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Cruise

Regent Seven Seas Cruises® Christens Ship That Perfects Luxury – Seven Seas SplendorTM

Regent Seven Seas Cruises®, the world’s leading luxury ocean cruise line, hosted an elegant and glamorous christening gala in Miami to welcome its newest ship that defines Luxury Perfected, Seven Seas SplendorTM. … Continue Reading

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P&O Cruises? famous tiger spotted onboard flagship Pacific Explorer
Norwegian Cruise Line Announces “Extraordinary Journeys” And New 2021 Itineraries
Introducing The Hurtigruten Foundation: Protecting Polar Bears, Fighting Pollution And Supporting Local Communities

Destination Africa / Seychelles

Sense Africa & Craft & Travel launch 8-night creative tour to Eswatini

Eswatini specialist tour operator Sense Africa is adding a new tour to its portfolio this year, focusing on creative, experience travel. … Continue Reading

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Save the Garden of Eden!
Special offer on Volunteer Placements with Lilongwe Wildlife Trust

Destination ASEAN

Top destinations Asia Pacific travelers will visit in 2020

A recent study by Hilton Honors, the award-winning guest loyalty program of global travel and hospitality brand Hilton, surveyed 2,300 of the most avid travelers in Asia Pacific, and revealed a handful of top destinations these jetsetters are most looking forward to visiting in the next 12 months. … Continue Reading

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Destination Europe

Everything You Need to Know About Travel in Ethiopia

There’s just too much stuff in the world to see. So when you decide to go out on vacation, it is essential to visit places you have never been to before. … Continue Reading

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The UK property pockets where house prices are up 400%+ in two decades, 100% in the last decade alone

Destination Hawaii

Preparations for Historic Pacific Festival are Underway

With the Festival of the Pacific Arts & Culture or FESTPAC less than four months out, event commissioners held a news conference today announcing numerous preparations underway.

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Hawaii Vacation Rental Performance Report January 2020

Destination Middle East / Dubai

Food Fanatics Unite: Seventh Edition Of Dubai Food Festival Set To Kick Off On 26 February

The culinary capital of the Middle East, Dubai, is gearing up to host the seventh edition of the region’s biggest citywide celebration of food, Dubai Food Festival (DFF), from 26 February – 14 March. … Continue Reading

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Destination New York

Hop Aboard Our Free Bus Service!

Until approximately Spring 2020, the Downtown Connection® bus route will be operating with a service change. For the duration of NYC Department of Design and Construction’s Warren Street Reconstruction project, the bus will not make the following three stops: Warren St and Greenwich St; Warren St and Church Ave (Seaport-bound), or at North End Ave and Chambers St (Battery Park City-bound). … Continue Reading

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Destination North America

Scottsdale is a Hit for Spring Training 2020

The San Francisco Giants, Colorado Rockies and Arizona Diamondbacks Warm up under the Sonoran Desert Sun … Continue Reading

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Sample the Vibrant Colors of Fort Wayne, Indiana
Fort Smith to host award-winning Arkansas Tourism photography exhibit

Destination North Asia

JR East Group offers vegan and Muslim-friendly sweets

JR East Group offers “Plant Based Sweets Series” to share delicious, high-quality food from Japan with people around the world. The “Plant Based Sweets Series” are Tokyo confectioneries made entirely from plant materials. … Continue Reading

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Celebrate Japan’s Spring Season in Style

Destination South Pacific & Oceania

Bay of Plenty to become New Zealand’s first National Park City

The Bay of Plenty has taken another step towards becoming a greener, more sustainable region by signing the National Park Cities charter in London. … Continue Reading

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Destination Thailand / Mekong

Thailand declares COVID-19 a dangerous contagious disease: what it means to tourists?

The Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) would like to provide clarification regarding the latest move by the National Communicable Disease Committee (NCDC) to declare the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) a dangerous contagious disease. … Continue Reading

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Dining

Food & Beverage

Toby’s Estate Single Serve Coffee

This February, Australian specialty coffee roaster Toby’s Estate is excited to announce the launch of their brand-new Single Serve Coffee. … Continue Reading

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Gadgets

How to Make the Most Out of the Galaxy S20’s Awesome Camera

The Galaxy S20 series’ camera is the most powerful throughout the Galaxy history. Combining a groundbreaking hardware system with innovative software powered by AI, the camera on the Galaxy S20, the S20+ and the S20 Ultra has been built to change the way we capture. … Continue Reading

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Galaxy S20 Lights a New Path for Photography with High Resolution Sensors and Space Zoom Technology

Glamping

$3 Million Investment in Regional Tourism at Bonny Hills

Reflections Holiday Parks sees another great investment in regional tourism, with the opening of its new premium, environmentally sensitive, cabin precinct at Bonny Hills, just south of Port Macquarie.
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Hotel Deals

Pay 3 Stay 4 //Luxury Lodge Deal

When booking a stay from the 1st April – 31st October 2020, enjoy a complimentary final night on a four night booking at Otahuna Lodge. With Double Occupancy Suites starting at $2016AUD, this is a fantastic saving.

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Weekday Treat at The Ritz-Carlton, Perth
W Brisbane Stay-Cay:
Up to 40% savings for 4 days!

Hotel News

Hotel Openings - in Association with COSIHotels.com

JW Marriott Orlando Bonnet Creek Resort & Spa Set To Debut In March 2020

JW Marriott, part of Marriott International, Inc., today announced the upcoming opening of JW Marriott Orlando Bonnet Creek Resort & Spa slated for March 2020, marking JW Marriott’s second property in Orlando. … Continue Reading

TFE Hotels Announces Opening Date for Highly Anticipated Vibe Hotel Melbourne

Hotel Trends

STR: Middle East and Africa hotel performance for January 2020

Hotels in the Middle East reported mixed January 2020 performance results, while hotels in Africa posted positive results across the three key performance metrics, according to data from STR.
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Loyalty

Australia’s frequent flyers reveal their 8 secrets to successful point hacking

Australia’s most prolific points hackers earn hundreds of thousands of points a year and enjoy many travel perks without paying for them. … Continue Reading

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MICE

Cairns Convention Centre boosts Business Development Team ahead of Expansion

The Cairns Convention Centre welcomes Wayne Smith into the role of Business Development Director as the team strengthens ahead of the new expansion. … Continue Reading

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Mobile Travel Advisor - Sponsored by TravelManagers - Australia

TravelManagers Celebrate 600-Personal Travel Manager Milestone

When Emma Lucas signed on as TravelManagers newest personal travel manager (PTM) earlier this year, she became the company’s 600th mobile travel advisor. … Continue Reading

Resort News

One&Only Desaru Coast Introduces Ember Beach Club With Dining By Chef Andrew Walsh

On 23 March 2020, One&Only Desaru Coast will unveil Malaysia’s ultimate beach club, with dining helmed by critically-acclaimed Chef Andrew Walsh. … Continue Reading

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A Different Kind Of New Year: Skip The Champagne, Pass The Pillow! How the Balinese Celebrates New Year
Six Senses Yao Noi Reveals the All New Hilltop

Responsible Tourism

Tastes of Rutherglen Returns to Showcase Best of Rutherglen Wine Region and Surrounding Bushfire-Affected Producers

Tastes of Rutherglen returns on Saturday 7 and Sunday 8 March 2020 to showcase the very best of Rutherglen’s award-winning wines as well as produce from the surrounding bushfire-affected North-East Victoria region. … Continue Reading

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River Cruising

American Sets Sales Records River Cruising is More Popular Than Ever in the U.S.A.

American Cruise Lines announced today the strongest start to Wave Season in the company’s history. … Continue Reading

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Heritage Line Anouvong Cruise Meets Upper Mekong River

Tour Operator

Trade Events

Five key source markets to drive additional 1.4 million arrivals to UAE during Expo 2020, says ATM research

An additional three million international visitors are expected to visit the UAE during Expo 2020, with arrivals from India, Saudi Arabia, Philippines, UK and Pakistan driving this influx, according to the latest data released ahead of Arabian Travel Market (ATM) 2020, which takes place at Dubai World Trade Centre from Sunday 19 – Wednesday 22 April 2020. … Continue Reading

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AIME Bucks Industry Challenges and Delivers Successful Event

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