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Invisible agent behind deadly Sydney sightseeing air crash

The weather was fine and conditions were good on New Year’s Eve 2017, when a sightseeing plane took to the air over Sydney Harbour with a highly experienced pilot and five British tourists aboard – only to crash into the sea in circumstances so mysterious, the most likely explanation has only just surfaced. … Continue Reading

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The sun is setting on unsustainable long-haul, short-stay tourism — regional travel bubbles are the future
JOHN ROZENTALS recently enjoyed visiting Queensland’s Sunshine Coast and reports that there is still plenty to do in the area.
Is the Adoption of POS Models at Cafes, Bars, and Restaurants an Opportunity for Tyro?
JOHN ROZENTALS tells his readers about GSM blends.



Fly on holiday from Berlin

It’s getting busy again at Schönefeld and Tegel airports. From July, 36 airlines will be flying to 100 destinations in 40 countries. … Continue Reading

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easyJet resumes operations in Germany today from Berlin with 39 routes


ACI and IATA Call for Governments to Bear Costs of Public Health Measures

Airports Council International (ACI) World and the International Air Transport Association (IATA) have today urged that costs related to public health measures aimed at mitigating the spread of communicable diseases should be borne by governments. … Continue Reading

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Meet the newest member of the koala family and the adorable penguins of Sydney and Melbourne

Looking for school holiday fun? WILD LIFE Sydney Zoo and SEA LIFE Sydney Aquarium at Darling Harbour, along with SEA LIFE Melbourne Aquarium and LEGOLAND Discovery Centre, have got you covered both at home with live streams via Facebook and inside the attractions during the winter school holidays. … Continue Reading

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Royal Adelaide Wine Show to go ahead with relaxed entry rules

Low yields in recent vintages, bushfires and the impact of COVID-19 have resulted in the Royal Adelaide Wine Show relaxing its entry requirements for this year’s awards. … Continue Reading

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Business News

The way forward for Australia-China trade relations

Australia needs to think about how to strengthen relations in the region so it benefits from trade in a COVID-19 world, says Professor Heng Wang, co-director of UNSW Law’s China International Business and Economic Law (CIBEL) Centre. … Continue Reading

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First Nations Entrepreneurs Can Now Apply For Barayamal’s Business Accelerator Program And Access $50,000 In Grant Funding
UNWTO And Telefónica Partner To Help Destinations Use Data And Ai To Drive Tourism’s Sustainable Recovery
CRRC Releases Its 2019 Australia Sustainability Report

Coronavirus (Covid-19)

Interest in AR/VR grows during COVID-19 pandemic but market needs to evolve, says GlobalData

The virtual reality (VR)/augmented reality (AR) market—collectively known as extended reality (XR)—has been on the cusp of becoming the next mainstream platform, but it has remained niche for many years thanks to technological limitations and scant content. … Continue Reading

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Destination Feature

JOHN ROZENTALS suggests cruising with a difference — on a ship carrying cargo to French Polynesia

French Polynesia is reopening its borders to international tourists on July 15 as long as certain conditions are met. … Continue Reading

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Stop by today to try our new high quality yet affordable menu at UNO MAS – Central Chidlom

We have been very busy sourcing the freshest and highest quality produce, dairy, eggs, poultry, meat, and seafood found around the world to create an updated menu that truly represents the classic and traditional flavors of Spanish and Mediterranean gourmet comfort foods. … Continue Reading

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Anantara Siam Bangkok Reimagines Premium Japanese Dining As Shintaro Reopens

Events / Whats On

Global Travel & Tourism Resilience Council announces second virtual destination summit

Following the success of the first virtual Resilience Council summit, it has been announced that a second summit will take place on 8th July 2020. … Continue Reading

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Hotel Deals

A First Look Inside QT Auckland. Rooms Now on Sale

QT Hotels & Resorts today unveils the first look at the highly-anticipated QT Auckland. With its doors set to open later this year, QT Auckland is now accepting bookings to stay and play in Viaduct Harbour’s newest hub for quirky luxury from 1st November 2020. … Continue Reading

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Hotel News

Elounda Beach Hotel & Villas introduces Elounda Safe Stay Programme

Elounda Beach Hotel & Villas, Europe’s Leading Luxury Villa Resort, is delighted to announce that it will open its doors for the summer season on July 3rd. … Continue Reading

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Reassuring Guests With Greater Confidence And Trust, Centara Grand Ladprao Recently Reopened Its Door And Welcomed The First Guests With Grand Pleasure And Care

Regarded as one of Bangkok’s timeless landmarks, Centara Grand at Central Plaza Ladprao held an impressive reopening of the hotel, welcoming guests in grand style with even greater care. … Continue Reading

Hotel Trends

STR: U.S. hotel results for week ending 27 June

U.S. hotel performance data for the week ending 27 June showed another small rise from previous weeks and less severe year-over-year declines, according to STR.
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Industry Deals Sponsored by Travel Industry Club

Pier One Sydney Harbour Offering A Fresh Look at Sydney With Special Industry Offer

Sydney’s most historic hotel, Pier One Sydney Harbour, is welcoming back travel agents with a special industry offer. … Continue Reading


CHOICE to health insurers: “Hardship shouldn’t be this hard”

An investigation by consumer group CHOICE has found the hardship programs of Australia’s private health insurers is inconsistent, opaque and hard to follow. … Continue Reading

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Additional product limits for Victoria, Tasmanian stores until chilled distribution centre returns to full capacity

From the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, Coles has worked closely with government health authorities to protect our customers, team members and the broader community by implementing all recommended workplace health and safety measures. … Continue Reading

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How To Create An Investment Strategy That Doesn’t Rely On Your 9-5
Good News for Minks: MECCA Bans Fur Eyelashes Following PETA Push

Luxury Hotels

Bar Trigona at Four Seasons Hotel Kuala Lumpur Unveils a Brand-New Menu

Starting June 30, connoisseurs can experience a new array of creative cocktails at Bar Trigona at Four Seasons Hotel Kuala Lumpur. … Continue Reading

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Birds, Bees, Roses And Trees All Thriving At The Home Of Rolls-Royce

While the Rolls-Royce Global Centre of Luxury Manufacturing Excellence stood largely silent between 24 March and 4 May, it was very much business as usual for the plants, animals, birds and insects that inhabit the 42-acre site. … Continue Reading

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Shortlist Announced In Rolls-Royce Young Designer Competition

Resort News

Six Senses Laamu Receives Full Marks for Home-Based Junior Marine Biology Program

After 10 weeks of exploring the oceans around Six Senses Laamu, the first series of the online Junior Marine Biology program has made a satisfying splash. … Continue Reading

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Banyan Tree Samui Awarded Safety & Hygiene Certification

River Cruising

Viking Mississippi Hits All The Right Notes

In response to strong demand, Viking has announced that 2023 sailings of its Mississippi River cruises are now open for sale. … Continue Reading

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One time winter traverse of Victorian’s toughest two mountains

No Roads Expeditions has put together a one-off seven-day expedition for any adventurous trekkers who think they are up to it. … Continue Reading

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Social Media

Vietjet joins hands with Facebook to promote Vietnamese tourism

New-age carrier Vietjet has cooperated with Facebook to launch the tourism promotion programme namely “Immense Vietnam – Fly green with Vietjet“. … Continue Reading

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Statistics & Trends

Almost half of Australians to forgo vacations in 2020 – Dynata Reopening Report

New research from Dynata, the world’s largest first-party data and insight platform, has revealed 49% of Australians will definitely not be vacationing in 2020, with only 11% stating they would still definitely take a vacation.   … Continue Reading

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Aeronology accepted into ATPCO’s Bridge Labs Program

Today, Melbourne-based travel technology business Aeronology announced that the company has been accepted into ATPCO’s Bridge Labs Program, the place for early-stage startups, emerging companies, technology innovators and airline team players. … Continue Reading

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Tour Operator

Insight Vacations Hosts ‘Local Insights’ Sessions

Next week, Insight Vacations, is hosting its ‘Local Insights’ sessions, three interactive, virtual training webinars on its new and exciting ‘Local Escapes’ trips across Australia and New Zealand. … Continue Reading

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Inspiring Journeys Announces Exciting New Domestic And Trans Tasman Trips

Travel Deals

John Rozentals checks out the week’s travel bargains.

Less than an hour from the Sydney CBD, Atura Blacktown offers a great base for a weekend break. … Continue Reading

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Visit Europe

Virtual Lapland Experience – Join the tours to Rovaniemi’s Cultural Attractions

Visit Rovaniemi has now published virtual experiences to dive into Lapland, Rovaniemi’s Arctic History and Culture. Join the tours and get to know Arctic Museum-Science Centre Arktikum andCulture House Korundi!

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Visit USA

Where to learn about civil rights in the Deep South

As I am sure you are aware, the ongoing fight for civil rights intensified again very recently, and in response there has been a strong push for individuals to learn about the history of black communities around the world, including what can be done to support them. … Continue Reading

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