Global Travel Media

Headline News

Why is tourism important for mental health today?

On the bright side, significant vaccine developments are proving to be the silver lining for travel enthusiasts looking to take the edge off the disenchanted pandemic affairs. … Continue Reading

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Rolls-Royce all-electric plane set for flight-testing and record
Federal Government extends international border ban until June
Tourism Industry Speech by MP Dave Sharma
Get snapping on the Sunshine Coast and win a top prize


The St. Regis Bangkok Named Five-Star Hotel In Forbes Travel Guide’s 2021 Star Awards

The St. Regis Bangkok was once again awarded a Five-Star rating in the 63rd annual Forbes Travel Guide’s 2021 Star Awards, the fourth consecutive year the five-star hotel was given the highest rating in the prestigious global rating system for luxury hotels, restaurants and spas. … Continue Reading

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Blue Safari Seychelles Is Delighted To Announce Alphonse Island’s Nomination In Travel + Leisure World’s Best Awards 2021
Urban Adaptation competition winners introduce ideas for flexible and sustainable urban construction

Airfare Deals

Qatar Airways celebrates 5 years of flying to Sydney

Qatar Airways has today marked five years since first launching the Sydney to Doha route. … Continue Reading

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SFO Welcomes the Return of Emirates’ Nonstop Service to Dubai

The San Francisco International Airport (SFO) welcomed the return of Emirates today with the arrival of their first nonstop flight from Dubai in 11 months. … Continue Reading

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Appointments / Movers & Shakers

Appointment of Pravin Kumar as General Manager of Hyatt Regency Phuket Resort

Hyatt Regency Phuket Resort is pleased to announce the appointment of Pravin Kumar as General Manager of the luxury resort in Phuket, located along a secluded beachfront at Kamala Bay. … Continue Reading

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World Wildlife Day: Iluka returns to the sea!

SEA LIFE Sunshine Coast Aquarium is marking World Wildlife Day today with the release of an unusual hybrid sea turtle at Mon Repos Turtle Centre! … Continue Reading

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Rowan Haling from Burleigh Brewing Co wins Best New Queensland Craft Brewer and lands 12-month commercial deal for brewery

Talented up-and-coming brewer, Rowan Haling from Burleigh Brewing Co, has been crowned ‘Best New Queensland Craft Brewer’ at the 2021 Royal Queensland Food & Wine Show Beer Awards, after competing against three other shortlisted entries from across the state. … Continue Reading

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Oatley Wines Brings Cellar Door Experience to Swissôtel Sydney

Business News

Danielle Dobson: “The answer to gender equality is not hiring more women. It’s breaking the gender code with those already on your team.”

This International Women’s Day (8 March 2021), author, coach, speaker and corporate advisor Danielle Dobson is out to help organisations understand how to create more gender equality at work. … Continue Reading

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Boston Scientific Class Action

Car Rentals

Hertz Adds Digital Signatures To Enhance Customer Safety And Convenience

Vehicle rental company Hertz has announced the first in a series of innovative capabilities to enhance the user experience for its Australian customers. … Continue Reading

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Wink Hotels Starts a Revolution in Vietnamese Hospitality: Casting Calls Used for Recruitment Instead of Interviews

Wink Hotels, a revolutionary new hospitality brand, which aims to redefine affordable luxury in Vietnam, has dispensed with traditional recruitment processes used by the industry. … Continue Reading

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EHL’s students organize the 11th edition of the Young Hoteliers Summit

Young Hoteliers Summit (YHS) is the largest student-run hospitality summit in the world, organized by students from Ecole hôtelière de Lausanne (EHL), Switzerland. The summit will gather this year more than 30 leading hospitality institutions from around the world confirming the internationalism of this event and the great enthusiasm it generates among young generations … Continue Reading

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Coronavirus (Covid-19)

Award-Winning Eden Bleu Hotel, Seychelles Reports Outstanding Achievement As It Vaccinates 90% Of Its Dedicated Hotel Staff, Ensuring No Cases Of Covid-19!

The multi-award-winning, five-star Eden Bleu Hotel, located on Eden Island, Seychelles is excited to announce that 90% of its dedicated staff have been vaccinated against Covid-19, with the SinoPharm, Oxford University/AstraZeneca vaccines. … Continue Reading

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Standardised, interoperable and coordinated approach needed for industry-wide digital health passport rollout
Four Former US Surgeons General, Comedian Kumail Nanjiani Join Call for National Vaccine Day

Cruise Deals

Viking Deal of the Week

Ancient ruins, legendary cities, and sun kissed beaches await on Viking’s popular 29-day Mediterranean’s Iconic Shores itinerary, priced from $19,495 per person including savings up to $2,000 per couple when booked before 31 March 2021. … Continue Reading

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Cruise News

Royal Caribbean surprise – Odyssey of the Seas sailing from Israel – first fully vaccinated cruises.

In what is considered by some to be a surprise move, Royal Caribbean has announced that the brand, spanking new Odyssey of the Seas will be sailing from Haifa, Israel in the summer of 2021, but I suppose, really not that surprising when one considers that Israel’s coronavirus vaccine scheme is the fastest rollout in the world. … Continue Reading

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Breath of fresh air on Royal Caribbean cruise ships.
Path to cruise resumption needed as losses approach $5 billion


Volocopter Raises €200 Million in Series D Funding Round

Volocopter, the pioneer of urban air mobility (UAM), announced the signing of their Series D funding round today, raising €200 million in additional capital. … Continue Reading

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Bangkok Airways Announces Operating Results for 2020 Total Revenue 10,216.3 Million Baht

Hotel Deals

Relocate to a Private Island in the Maldives for Up to One Month with The Standard, Huruvalhi Maldives’ Stowaway Package

The Standard, Huruvalhi Maldives, the brand’s newest resort and first property in Asia, has relaunched its Stowaway package to allow guests to plan a long-term stay on the idyllic island property for 14 nights starting at $3,600 or 28 nights starting at $6,000. … Continue Reading

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Hotel Developments

Pro-invest commences construction on Holiday Inn Express & Suites Sunshine Coast

Pro-invest Group, a global investment firm specialising in private equity real estate and real estate asset management, commences construction on Holiday Inn Express & Suites Sunshine Coast in the heart of the new Maroochydore CBD. … Continue Reading

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Accor and Galaxy Entertainment Group Announce the Development of the Legendary Raffles at Galaxy Macau

Hotel News

International Women’s Day Celebrations Across Vietnam

The Anam Cam Ranh

The Anam on Vietnam’s Cam Ranh peninsula will have spa treatments, roses and a ‘Pink Lady’ cocktail for the ladies this International Women’s Day on March 8. … Continue Reading

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Stop Asian Hate

Hotel Trends

UAE hotels preparing for a V-shaped recovery, after vaccine rollout and herd immunity take effect

Recent hospitality industry reports and analysis published by STR and Colliers International, have revealed that hotels in the UAE have put up a sterling performance, given the challenges of operating during the pandemic last year. … Continue Reading

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Lifestyle News

Best Places to Retire in Europe, SE Asia, and Latin America in 2021—

In each of three regions—Europe, the Americas, and Southeast Asia, all favored by retirees and expats looking for high-quality, good-value living—the editors at International Living have identified the # 1 country for 2021. … Continue Reading

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Get Active at the Sydney Opera House
New CHOICE tests reveal safest trampoline: Springfree R79 scores 90%

Medical Tourism

Antidepressants ‘ineffective’ for low back pain treatment

A new systematic review led by UNSW Sydney has found that treating low back pain with antidepressant medicines provides no important benefits and has the potential to cause harm. … Continue Reading

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AIM Group launches myRadio Nurse, the first web radio dedicated to Diabetes Specialist Nurses

AIM Education, a company specializing in education projects, CME accreditation and training events for healthcare professionals, part of AIM Group International, has launched myRadio Nursethe first digital radio channel entirely dedicated to Diabetes Specialist Nurses (DSNs). … Continue Reading

Latest News under Category: MICE
MCEC to streamline technology underpinning events with upgrade of Core Systems

OTA News

Airbnb and DoorDash show distinct hiring trend post trading debut, finds GlobalData

Ever since raising over $3bn, Airbnb and DoorDash – two companies that both went public in December 2020 – are seeing drastically different hiring activities, with Airbnb making cautious job postings while DoorDash ramps up recruitment, observes GlobalData. … Continue Reading

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Resort News

Anantara Kihavah Maldives Villas Unveils Collection of Expansive Private Pool Residences

Setting a new precedent in naturally inspired design and luxurious living in the greatest aquatic paradise on earth, Anantara Kihavah Maldives Villas has launched its collection of the largest private pool residences in the world with the renovation completion of the resort’s two-bedroom over water pool residences. … Continue Reading

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Year-Round Surfing in the Maldives at its Best: Niyama Private Islands Welcomes Professional Surf Photographer Erick Proost To Capture Guests Riding the Waves
The Art of Reuniting in Bali

River Cruising

Once upon a river Setting sights higher along the Rhine

Between Rudesheim and Koblenz along the magnificent Rhine Gorge, more castles reach toward the sky than anywhere else on the planet – a towering castle appearing an average of every two-and-a-half kilometres. … Continue Reading

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Statistics & Trends

From Bad to Worse: January Passenger Demand Falls Further

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) announced that passenger traffic fell in January 2021, both compared to pre-COVID levels (January 2019) and compared to the immediate month prior (December 2020). … Continue Reading

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MYHSM Future Proofs RedBlu’s ATM Infrastructure Across Mexico

MYHSM, the global provider of Payment Hardware Security Modules (HSM) as a Service today announces the results of its partnership with one of Mexico’s leading ATM service providers, RedBlu. … Continue Reading

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Unique Cruises Luxury Barge Cruising Agent Training

Unique Cruises is working with agents to get their clients’ excited about travel again and help them reboot their cruising sales. … Continue Reading

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Visit Arkansas

March Edition of ‘Discover Arkansas’ Now Online

The March edition of “Discover Arkansas” is now available at Published by Arkansas Tourism, the monthly digital publication highlights events, activities and trip ideas in The Natural State. … Continue Reading

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Visit California

Metro’s Fareless System Initiative

Metro is studying how we could eliminate fares on our buses and trains and we want to hear from you!  … Continue Reading

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Visit Europe

European cities to explore recovery and reshaping the visitor economy

At the European Cities Marketing (ECM) Online International Conference & General Assembly, March 17-19, 2021, attendees will take a deep dive into reshaping the future of tourism and destinations in Europe in a time of recovery with industry frontrunners, lead destinations and ECM partners.

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Countdown to reconnect

Visit Middle East / Dubai

QNTC earns ISO certifications for Event Sustainability and Quality Management Systems

Qatar National Tourism Council (QNTC) was recently awarded the ISO 20121 certification for Event Sustainability Management Systems, as well as the ISO 9001:2015 for Quality Management Systems. … Continue Reading

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Visit North Asia

Fun New Family Attractions in Downtown Asakusa

Asakusa is one of the most popular destinations for all visitors to Tokyo. It provides historical, cultural and culinary delights, as well as countless modern shopping and entertainment experiences, perfect for families travelling with kids. … Continue Reading

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Visit Queensland

New campaign cements Brisbane’s position as Australia’s coolest city!

Brisbane Lord Mayor Adrian Schrinner says he is welcoming visitors back to Brisbane with the launch of an interstate domestic tourism campaign highlighting the city’s appealing new attributes, by launching “Brisbane. Even Better With You” in New South Wales and Victoria, with I reckon Brisbane is now Australia’s coolest city! … Continue Reading

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