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Accolades

Corindi Beach Voted the Best of the Best by Guests

Reflections Holiday Parks is celebrating confirmation that its popular coastal holiday park at Corindi Beach has earned a 2020 TripAdvisor Travellers’ Choice award, which places the holiday park in the top 10% of the accommodation sector worldwide after continued great guest feedback. … Continue Reading

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Maldives All-Inclusive Lily Beach Resort & Spa receives award-winning status in this year’s Luxury Lifestyle Awards
Corindi Beach Voted the Best of the Best by Guests

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Appointments / Movers & Shakers

Santiburi Koh Samui Appoints Swiss Hotel Specialist Alexandre Frenkel As Its New General Manager

Santiburi Koh Samui, the high-end, experience-driven beachfront retreat on Samui’s north shore, has appointed Mr. Alexandre Frenkel as its new General Manager, effective 1st August 2020. … Continue Reading

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Association

IATA and UNOCT to Cooperate on Countering Terrorist Travel

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) and the United Nations Office of Counter-Terrorism (UNOCT) signed a memorandum of understanding to strengthen cooperation with the United Nations Countering Terrorist Travel  Programme (CT Travel Programme). … Continue Reading

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2020 AGM to be Virtual

Attraction

The Neon Museum Announces Portrait Hour For Personal Photo Sessions

The Neon Museum announces Portrait Hour for guests seeking to book time in the museum’s North Gallery amidst hundreds of vintage Las Vegas signs for a personal photo shoot. … Continue Reading

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Beverage

Gold Coast Distillers Riding Gin Craze Wave

Queensland is emerging as one of the key creative playgrounds for craft gin producers in Australia, thanks to female consumers. … Continue Reading

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Top shelf Barossa winery on market

Business News

COBA welcomes proposed reforms to credit regulation

The Customer Owned Banking Association welcomes the Government’s announcement that it will simplify Australia’s credit framework to ensure consumers and small business can get timely access to credit. … Continue Reading

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Consumer groups slam move to remove responsible lending laws
Betty and Arnold to receive a new hand from an inventive UNSW student
Bold changes needed to grow conservation and tourism
ZALL Smart Commerce Group To Expand Its Singapore Operations

Competition

WIN the ultimate two-night Byron Bay resort experience

Ready to live like a Hemsworth? Byron at Byron, a Crystalbrook Collection Resort, is celebrating the completion of its $6 million refresh with a giveaway only the world-famous coastal town could deliver. … Continue Reading

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Cruise

World’s newest cruise line announces Cruise Traveller as its exclusive, Australian launch partner to debut world’s largest square-rigged sailing ship

Australian small ship cruise specialist, Cruise Traveller, has become the exclusive launch partner in Australia for the world’s newest cruise line, Tradewind Voyages, which will next year launch the largest square-rigged sailing ship in the world, Golden Horizon. … Continue Reading

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Crystal updates health and safety protocols to incorporate CLIA guidelines for COVID-19 testing for all guests and crew and more
An update from Norwegian Cruise Line
Regent Seven Seas Cruises(R)2023 World Cruise Breaks Booking Record for Second Year in a Row
Sail With Confidence Onboard Of A-Rosa!

Destination Global

UNWTO Launches Comprehensive Tourism Recovery Tracker

The most comprehensive tourism dashboard to date, the Tracker is the result of a partnership between international organizations and the private sector. … Continue Reading

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Dining

Shougang Group and Shangri-La Group Project Reaches Milestone New Standalone Restaurant – Shang Brew to Debut in Shougang Park, Beijing

Shang Brew, an exciting collaboration between Shougang Group and Shangri-La Group, will soon open its doors to diners from 1 October 2020. … Continue Reading

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Financial

JCB and Banco Santander partner to enable a more diversified e-commerce portfolio in Spain

In June 2019, JCB International Co. Ltd., the international operations subsidiary of JCB Co., Ltd., and Banco Santander, through its subsidiary Santander Espana Merchant Services, partnered to support the growth of face-to-face transactions made by JCB cardmembers across Spain. … Continue Reading

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Study Finds 90% of Responding Organizations Experience Challenges with Financial Close Process

Health and Wellness

AXA Insurance Hosts “AXA Know You Can” Health and Wellness Workshop in the New Normal Era

AXA Thailand General Insurance recently invited Ms Yada Suvanvisan, much admired fitness and nutrition influencer behind the popular “Beat Your Limit” Facebook page, to its “AXA Know You Can” health and wellness workshop. … Continue Reading

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Hotel News

Hotel Trends

Hawaii Vacation Rental Performance Report August 2020

In August 2020, the total monthly supply of statewide vacation rentals was 356,500 unit nights (-60.1%) and monthly demand was 48,500 unit nights (-92.7%), resulting in an average monthly unit occupancy of 13.6 percent (-60.7 percentage points) (Figure 1).

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U.S. hotel results for week ending 19 September

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Motoring

Rolls-Royce Reveals New Ghost Extended

New Ghost is the result of in-depth dialogue with Rolls-Royce’s diverse and global customer base. Many of them asked the marque to create a motor car that provides the indulgence of enhanced rear space with no compromise to driving dynamics. Ghost Extended answers this customer demand by creating a product with duality of purpose that augments both business and lifestyle requirements.” … Continue Reading

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Resort News

Rediscover Luxury Tropical Bliss at Sanctuary Villa of InterContinental Bali Resort

Immersed in Serenity. Experience the luxury tropical hideaways at the private three-bedroom pool Sanctuary Villa of InterContinental Bali Resort, conveys an authentic Balinese themed that portrays the delightful tropical ambience of the island combined with the personal wellbeing. … Continue Reading

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To Celebrate The Re-Opening Of Sun Siyam Iru Veli And Sun Siyam Vilu Reef On The 1st October Sun Siyam Resorts Offers Guests An Incredible 40% Discount

Responsible Tourism

Chained dugong reveals the cost of Queensland’s shark nets

A dead dugong washed up on a Queensland beach with a chain wrapped around its tail has been confirmed by the Queensland Department of Fisheries to have died in a shark net and was intentionally sunk with a heavy chain by a shark net operator in accordance with Shark Control Program procedure. … Continue Reading

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New AWF Documentary Film “Rafiki” Celebrates the Life of Popular Silverback Gorilla, COVID-19 Challenges to Conservation
AWF Premiers Documentary Celebrating Life Of Popular Silverback Gorilla, “Rafiki”

Sports

Coupe De Hue Eyes Epic Comeback

Organisors of Vietnam’s premier cycling event, the Coupe De Hue, have vowed that the race will return stronger than ever in 2021 after this year’s installment fell victim to the global pandemic. … Continue Reading

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Statistics & Trends

Lyft sees over 60% surge in influencer discussions on Twitter in last six months, reveals GlobalData

At a time when ride-hailing services are seeing a huge plunge in demand as social distancing has become the new norm and several businesses turned to work-from-home due to COVID-19, transportation network company Lyft Inc saw more than 60% increase in influencer conversations on Twitter between March and August 2020 over the previous six months, according to GlobalData, a leading data and analytics company. … Continue Reading

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RAC reveals WA travel trends ahead of school holidays

Tour Operator

The Camino in 2020: A Warm Welcome Awaits You!

“The magic of the Camino is here. Perhaps more alive, more concentrated because there are fewer pilgrims. The warmth of the welcome we’ve received everywhere seemed to be embodied in the awesome sight of the sunset from El Burgo Ranero. … Continue Reading

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Trade Events

Headlining at ITB Asia this year, our Keynote Speakers and Conference Agenda

Messe Berlin (Singapore) have revealed Reinventing Travel in the New Normal as the theme for ITB Asia 2020 Virtual.

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Travel Deals

John Rozentals Checks Out The Week’s Travel Bargains.

The Tablelands Folk Festival will be held at Yungaburra, near Cairns, on October 23-25. … Continue Reading

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Visit Europe

Santa Claus Village is open and offering services and activities for the whole family for winter 2020-2021

Rovaniemi is The Official Hometown of Santa Claus® and as Christmas approaches, Santa Claus receives many questions about visiting the Santa Claus Village. … Continue Reading

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Meet in Reykjavík is now under the umbrella of Promote Iceland

Visit Middle East / Dubai

Qatar National Tourism Council strengthens its tourism offering as it celebrates World Tourism Day

To recognise the 40th anniversary of World Tourism Day, the Qatar National Tourism Council reaffirms the importance of tourism to the country and celebrates the efforts it has made in the years since the Qatar National Vision 2030 was unveiled. … Continue Reading

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