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Airline chief’s verdict: ‘There is no future for the A380!’

Encouraging news that Qantas expects to have all 12 of its popular Airbus A380s back in service within four years has been counterbalanced by a short, yet startling, interview with Qatar Airways chief Akbar Al Baker, in which he says bluntly: “There is no future for the A380” – and proceeds to explain why. … Continue Reading

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They’re off! Thousands fly Tasman and PM sees borders reopening
While Australian cruising wallows in the dark series: MSC Cruises announces massive Europe restart programme – 10 ships to sail this summer
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How the Pandemic will Forever Change the Airport Experience


Agents Incentives

Oceania Cruises Announces Upfront Bonus Commission Incentive for AUNZ Travel Partners

Oceania Cruises, the world’s leading culinary-and destination-focused cruise line, has announced a special incentive allowing its travel partners in Australia and New Zealand to earn an upfront bonus commission, for a limited time only. … Continue Reading

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Aviation

Airport

Narita Airport, Amadeus and NEC introduce Japan’s first end-to-end biometric boarding process

Check-in, passport checks and boarding using paper documents can be a frustrating and cumbersome process that contributes to airport congestion and many physical interactions. … Continue Reading

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Appointments / Movers & Shakers

Seychelles former Tourism Minister now President of the African Tourism Board interviewed from the Emirates Lounge in Dubai

Dubai based press caught up with Alain St Ange, the well known former Tourism Minister for Seychelles, who is today the President of the African Tourism Board and part of the World Travel Network (WTN) Organisation. St.Ange was in transit in Dubai Airport and from the Emirates, Lounge answered queries from the press on his working visit to Indonesia. “I am on my way to Jakarta to meet some tourism islands group wanting to look at consolidating their tourism industry,” St.Ange said. … Continue Reading

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Hyatt Regency Brisbane Welcomes Saraid Carey as General Manager
JetClass appoints APG as GSA across 13 markets

Business News

Savenio restructuring model to support post-COVID success

Independent luxury agency network Savenio, has announced a restructure of its independent contractor model to better reflect the marketplace and the future of the travel industry post COVID. … Continue Reading

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Casino

Melco becomes first in Macau and the Philippines to receive esteemed third-party Responsible Gaming accreditation RG Check

Melco Resorts & Entertainment announces it has become the first integrated resort operator in Macau and the Philippines to achieve the esteemed international third-party responsible gaming accreditation RG Check, with its entire integrated resort portfolio including Altira Macau, City of Dreams Macau, Studio City and City of Dreams Manila receiving the certification. … Continue Reading

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Coronavirus (Covid-19)

LightAir IonFlow fights the spread of COVID-19

LightAir IonFlow virus inhibitor is scientifically and independently proven on viruses in the air and on surfaces, and together with the development of vaccines, can actively contribute to halting the spread of COVID-19. … Continue Reading

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Cruise News

Hurtigruten shows how every day can be Earth Day (Day 1)

Ahead of Earth Day next Thursday 22 April, Hurtigruten Expeditions, the leader in sustainable cruising, is highlighting how tourism operators and travellers can create a positive impact each and every day. … Continue Reading

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Carnival Cruise Line to Resume ‘Why Use A Travel Advisor’ Parties April 29
Viking takes delivery of newest ocean ship
Norwegian Cruise Line To Launch Docuseries Detailing Return To Cruise Journey
Silversea Cruises Unveils Details of Its Long-Awaited Return to Sailing

Dining

Get Cray and Eat Your Way Through Southeast Texas on the Cajun Trail – Beaumont’s Free Foodie Passport

In honor of National Crawfish Day, Visit Beaumont is excited to launch the Cajun Trail, a free mobile passport program to get a flavor for the area. … Continue Reading

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IZAKAYA BY K Embracing Japan’s Captivating Spring Season Seafood
‘Crabtastic’ New Seasonal Recipes Enriching Menu at Glamorous SEXY CRAB

Events / Whats On

Blues On Broadbeach Approved And ‘Good To Go’

In a crucial step forward for the return of multi-award-winning Blues on Broadbeach in 2021, the festival’s COVID Safe Plan has been approved!

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AGB Events highlights Crossroads for The Ghan during 2021 Parrtjima Festival
Environmental Film Festival Australia presents MAKESHIFT

Financial

Marriott International Launches New Co-brand Credit Cards in Mexico with Mastercard and Banorte

Marriott International, Mastercard, and Banorte today announced the launch of the Marriott Bonvoy (Gold) and Marriott Bonvoy Inspire (Platinum) credit cards in Mexico, offering card holders a wide variety of exclusive benefits at 85 Marriott International hotels and resorts in Mexico and over 7,600 hotels across 30 brands around the world. … Continue Reading

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Food & Beverage

Mother’s Day at Hotel Chadstone Melbourne promises to be a truly elegant, dessert-filled extravaganza

Celebrate Mum in style this Mother’s Day with a truly indulgent High Tea experience at Hotel Chadstone Melbourne’s opulent Altus East & West lounge, complete with an Artisan dessert bar, ruby pink chocolate fountain and live music, overlooking Melbourne’s skyline. … Continue Reading

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Gadgets

Introducing the New Galaxy SmartTag+: The Smart Way to Find Lost Items

Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. today announced the official launch of Galaxy SmartTag+, available starting on April 161. … Continue Reading

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Hotel Deals

Stay Active 24/7 in Quarantine @ Dorsett Wanchai

Being “one of the best mid-range quarantine hotels in Hong Kong” recommended by Discovery, Cathay Pacific, Dorsett Wanchai, … Continue Reading

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Hotel News

Chef Bettina Arguelles, The Story of an Asian Female Chef Paving The Way

Chef Bettina’s culinary journey did not begin like any other aspiring chef’s. As a young girl, she was an avid home cook and even dabbled in it entrepreneurially from time to time. … Continue Reading

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Disney’s Grand Californian Hotel & Spa Reopening Fact Sheet
The Ultimate Spring Issue: Why the season of rebirth has never been so important

Hotel Openings - in Association with COSIHotels.com

Mandarin Oriental Ritz, Madrid Now Open

 Mandarin Oriental Hotel Group has today reopened the iconic Mandarin Oriental Ritz, Madrid. … Continue Reading

Hotel Trends

Hotel construction down around the world, except in Europe

Europe is the only world region showing increased hotel construction activity in comparison with the end of Q1 last year, according to March pipeline data from STR.

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Mumbai’s rapid hotel recovery faces headwinds

Lifestyle News

Winter Is Coming…The Must Have Cleaning Product Businesses Need This Winter

Having the correct cleaning products in Winter is essential for minimising exposure to germs, mould, and mildew. … Continue Reading

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Luxury Hotels

Mother’s Day Program 2021 at The Ritz-Carlton, Hong Kong

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“Dear Mom” Staycation 

Looking to treat your mother to an unforgettable staycation experience this Mother’s Day? … Continue Reading

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MICE

MICE NEWS

BECA thanks Tourism Australia for additional investment in Business Events

The Business Events Council of Australia (BECA) welcomed yesterday’s announcement by the Federal Minister for Trade, Tourism and Investment, the Hon Dan Tehan MP, and thanked Tourism Australia for its continued commitment to the Business Events industry with the extension of the Bid Fund Program by $3m for an additional 12 months through 2021/22. … Continue Reading

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OTA News

Trip.com Group China May Day holiday forecast data shows up to 200 million tourists set to travel

Trip.com Group, a leading global travel services provider, has released its forecast data for the upcoming May Day holiday in mainland China showing up to 200 million tourists will be on the move over the 5-day break. … Continue Reading

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Wotif.com and Hayden Quinn discover the best of Australia

Resort News

Club Med Offering Bogo, Free Stays for Kids and Free Room Upgrades for All-Inclusive Summer Escapes

Club Med, the pioneer of the all-inclusive concept, is inspiring travelers to book their 2021 summer vacation with its “Buy One Night, Get One Night Free” April Flash Sale, open for bookings now through April 20, 2021 with select travel dates from now to November 5, 2021. … Continue Reading

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Celebrating Love on a Private Island Paradise

Sports

Womply To Serve As Presenting Sponsor Of 2021 Triple Truck Challenge

Womply, a leading small business solutions provider and local commerce platform that helps small businesses access the PPP program, enters NASCAR as the presenting sponsor of the 2021 Triple Truck Challenge Presented by Womply. … Continue Reading

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Visit Europe

Vilnius’ Most Famous Prison to Undergo Commercial-Cultural Conversion

Lithuania’s capital is bringing its most famous prison, Lukiškės Prison, to second life. “Turto bankas,” an institution managing state real estate, is inviting private sector enterprises to express their interest in the project to convert the non-conventional Prison complex and make it a multifunctional centre of art, culture, and education. … Continue Reading

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Arctic Circle Jukola will take place in Rovaniemi 21st – 22nd of August 2021

Visit Middle East / Dubai

Qatar launches ambitious refurbishment project of its historic dhow boats

Qatar National Tourism Council (QNTC) has begun a large-scale project to refurbish a fleet of over 40 traditional dhow boats, as it continues to improve amenities and activities for international and domestic tourists. The dhow boat refurbishment project is part of a strategic initiative for improving Service Excellence across Qatar’s hospitality sector. … Continue Reading

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Visit North Asia

The Japan National Tourism Organization launches new Insider Guide to Japan

Japan National Tourism Organization (JNTO) launches a new Insider Guide to Japan, celebrating the country’s many traditions, innovations, natural wonders, and off-the-beaten-track adventures. … Continue Reading

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Visit South Pacific

Tourism employers welcome back working holidaymakers

Tourism businesses gearing up for the return of Australian visitors from next week will be relieved to learn that they will also have access to an offshore pool of much-needed job candidates, Tourism Industry Aotearoa says. … Continue Reading

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A year on and Wellington ready to welcome its trans-Tasman whānau

Visit USA

Chicago Architecture Center Expands Walking Tours on April 17; Chicagoans Can Safely Rediscover City during Spring Reopening and Celebrate 50th Anniversary of First CAC Docent Graduating Class

The Chicago Architecture Center (CAC) rolls out its downtown and neighborhood CAC Walking Tours on April 17 for Chicagoans eager to rediscover their city’s classic architecture and diverse neighborhoods in a safe, open-air activity. … Continue Reading

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Community Commons at Mall of America® reopens with new group of local businesses

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