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Headline News

Implications of coronavirus for Australian tourism

Austrade, the Australian Government’s trade, investment and education promotion agency, is urging Australians to holiday at home this year, and has confirmed that China has suspended all outbound group travel in the face of the coronavirus respiratory disease outbreak, with reports suggesting the ban will remain in place until at least 31 March 2020. … Continue Reading

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So now the Chinese cruise market is trashed, at least for now, what will the big cruise companies do with their China based ships?
The best kept secret in holiday destinations for every kind of cyclist
Global tourism & leisure industry deals total $5.68bn in December 2019
New Green Pearl in Friuli, Italy: La Subida


British Virgin Islands Tourist Board and Film Commission receives Prestigious Travel Marketing Awards

TORTOLA, British Virgin Islands – The British Virgin Islands Tourist Board & Film Commission (BVITB&FC) received two Adrian Awards at the prestigious Hospitality Sales & Marketing Association International (HSMAI) Awards Gala on 21st January. The BVITB&FC and its marketing agency MMGY Myriad won top honors, earning the highly coveted Platinum Adrian Award in the digital marketing category, while the BVITB&FC and its public relations agency MMGY NJF were recognized with a Gold Adrian Award for public relations excellence.

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Latest News under Category: Accolades
Caribbean travel industry celebrates at World Travel Awards in The Bahamas
Norwegian wins two coveted accolades at the Airline Economics Aviation 100 Awards
Travellers salute Emirates with two awards at the 2019 ULTRAS
Six Senses Wins the Editors’ Choice for Luxury Hotel Group of the Year


Hahn Air simplifies distribution of corporate shuttle flights

Dreieich, 28th January 2019. German airline, distribution and ticketing expert, Hahn Air, launches HR-Corporate, a new solution for companies that offer corporate shuttle flights. … Continue Reading

Latest News under Category: Aviation
Vietjet commences the first ever direct service linking Hanoi and the Paradise island of Bali
Updates on Greater China Network
THAI and THAI Smile Issue Novel Coronavirus 2019-nCoV Preventive Measures
Air France and Sata Azores Airlines Sign a Code-Share Agreement


Shane Jacobson unveils the secret to flying as new brand ambassador for Melbourne’s Avalon Airport

Melbourne’s Avalon Airport has today enlisted one of Australia’s most loved personalities, Shane Jacobson as ambassador to spearhead its brand awareness campaign in 2020. … Continue Reading

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New Sydney-Tokyo service takes off with All Nippon Airways

Appointments / Movers & Shakers

Hilton Dili Palm Springs Announces Leadership Appointments in Lead-Up to Q3 2020 Opening

Hilton Dili Palm Springs today announced the appointment of key leadership positions in the lead-up to its opening in the third quarter of this year. … Continue Reading

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Courtney Act to Perform on Sydney Harbour Bridge to Kick Off BridgeClimb’s Mardi Gras Celebrations

Award-winning drag queen Courtney Act will perform on top of Australia’s iconic Sydney Harbour Bridge on Thursday 6 February to kick off Sydney’s world-renowned Mardi Gras celebrations. This will be the first drag performance on the globally famous structure. … Continue Reading

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Frasers Hospitality launch DIY summer cocktails and summer deals

Frasers Hospitality Australia (FHA) and Melbourne Martini have joined forces to create the “Frasertini”, Frasers’ custom in-room cocktail for all guests to enjoy over the summer. … Continue Reading

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Business News

Australian designed and developed global messaging solution debuts in Australia and North America

 ZOLEO Inc., an emerging global messaging solutions company, today announced the immediate availability of ZOLEO™ – the world’s first truly seamless global messaging and personal safety solution for smartphone users – in the United States, Canada, and Australia. … Continue Reading

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“Yokohama to Host 28th International Conference on Statistical Physics in 2022 ~Winner of Boltzmann Medal, Second Most Prestigious Prize after Nobel, to Be Awarded at the New Venue, PACIFICO Yokohama North~”

Yokohama Convention & Visitors Bureau along with Pacific Convention Plaza Yokohama (PACIFICO Yokohama) are pleased to announce that they will host the 28th International Conference on Statistical Physics (STATPHYS28) in 2022. … Continue Reading

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CMV’s new ship names take inspiration from strong women

Cruise & Maritime Voyages has revealed the names of its two new ships after a vote from loyalty club members and its social media following. … Continue Reading

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Reaching the Apex of Luxury at Sea
Join a nine-day Arctic expedition from the comfort of your sofa

Destination Africa / Seychelles

South Africans join international community in rejecting Donald Trumps US-Israel plan

Imagine that during the 1980s, the then US President Ronald Reagan, appearing on TV with the then Prime Minister of Apartheid South Africa, PW Botha.

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Saint Ange Tourism Report Sunday 27th January 2020

Destination Europe

Your very own Hotel in Monaco for less than 30,000€ per night

It’s not every day you get to treat yourself to having your very own hotel in Monaco but thanks to Columbus Hotel Monte-Carlo now may be the perfect time to do just that. … Continue Reading

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Final 10 amazing places to stay in Northern Ireland

Destination Middle East / Dubai

Dubai Surpasses Global Tourism Growth To Deliver An All-Time High 16.73 Million Overnight Visitors In 2019

Dubai’s tourism industry closed a successful decade at the end of 2019, welcoming an all-time high 16.73 million international overnight visitors, an impressive 5.1 per cent increase in tourism volumes, definitively surpassing the global tourism growth forecast by the United Nations World Tourism Organisation (UNWTO) by over one per cent. … Continue Reading

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Destination North America

Colorado – What’s in store for 2020?

Colorado has already seen a stellar line-up in 2020 – from epic snow conditions to celebrity holiday makers who are taking to the state’s mountain towns – which in the past month have included Leonardo DiCaprio, Mariah Carey, Sofia Richie, Orlando Bloom, Jessica and Ashlee Simpson and Chris Martin, Gwyneth Paltrow and family, and famed Aussie producer Flume playing an exclusive NYE gig in Aspen. … Continue Reading

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Destination North Asia

Hoshino Resorts – 2020 Unique Experiences and Events

With so many reasons to visit Japan this year, Hoshino Resorts has plenty of experiences on offer at various resorts from Yamanashi prefecture to Tomamu, Hokkaido. … Continue Reading

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Destination South Pacific & Oceania

Solomon Islands takes proactive action on Coronavirus -Tourism Solomons CEO – “vigilance is key”-

Tourism Solomons has called on all travellers heading to the Solomon Islands to take “serious heed” of the Solomon Solomon Islands Ministry of Health and Medical Services (MHMS) advisory regarding the current Coronavirus outbreak. … Continue Reading

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Celebrate Valentine’s Day With Romantic Indulgences At Raffles Hotel Singapore

Raffles Hotel Singapore invites guests and their loved ones to celebrate the month of romance with specially curated gifts and experiences. … Continue Reading

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Air Astana Net Profit Up 461% In 2019

Kazakhstan’s Air Astana has recorded a net profit (unaudited) for 2019 of US$30.03 million, up from US$5.3 million in the previous year. … Continue Reading

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The power of young minds…Mastercard’s nationwide search for young inventors to make the world a better place using technology

Golf Tourism

Victorious Vivek Books Vietnam Grand Final Date

A steady approach paid handsome dividends for Vivek Anand in the ninth Faldo Series Pakistan Championship. … Continue Reading

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Spotlight on 12-Year-Old Prodigy Malixi
Royal Addition to IMG Prestige Network

Hotel Deals

Honeymoon Heaven with The Unique Sri Lanka Collection

The Unique Sri Lanka Collection has announced a romantic 15-day/14-night Honeymoon Heaven experience for couples staying in exquisite locations in a variety of Sri Lanka settings. … Continue Reading

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GROOTE EYLANDT, Gulf of Carpentaria, NT
Extra Holidays Celebrates National Plan For Vacation Day with 30 Percent Off

Hotel Developments

Marriott International signs agreement to bring its iconic St. Regis Brand to the new adminstrative capital of Egypt with the St. Regis Almasa

Marriott International, Inc. (NASDAQ: MAR) ( today announced that it has signed an agreement to open a St. Regis in the New Administrative Capital of Egypt, just outside of Cairo. … Continue Reading

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LEVA Hotels & Resorts Enters into an Agreement with Golden Group Holding to Manage Two Properties in Oman

Hotel News

Bailey, a Crystalbrook Collection Hotel Launches Advocacy Programme for Aspiring Australian Artists

The initiative is a comprehensive advocacy arts programme giving eager, would-be artists the opportunity to showcase their talents and have their artworks featured on display and for sale at the hotel’s gallery, with all proceeds going directly to the artist. … Continue Reading

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Romance Was Born Create Bespoke Costumes for QT Hotel’s Directors of Chaos
OYO welcomed 1,000,000 guests in Thailand in 3 months
Expensive and insecure private rental market limits pathways out of social housing

Hotel Openings - in Association with

Delta Hotels by Marriott Expands Global Presence with Indianapolis Airport Opening

Delta Hotels announced today the official grand opening of the Delta Hotels by Marriott Indianapolis Airport in collaboration with Navika Capitol Group & The Ghoman Group. … Continue Reading

ONOMO Group Continues its Expansion in Southern Africa and Opens a Hotel in Maputo

Hotel Trends

U.S. hotel RevPAR forecasted to flatten in 2020

For the first time since 2009, the U.S. hotel industry is projected for a non-growth year in revenue per available room (RevPAR), according to STR and Tourism Economics’ first forecast of 2020 just released at The Americas Lodging Investment Summit (ALIS). … Continue Reading

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International Travel Industry Throws Its Support Behind Proud Experiences 2020

In just 3 editions PROUD Experiences, the event created by Reed Travel Exhibitions to focus on the LGBTQ+ travel sector, has established itself as the voice for international travel brands, destinations and experiences with a growth for 2020 of 100% since year one. … Continue Reading

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Rise and Shine

We all know that sitting down too much is bad for our health. The term ‘sitting disease’ is a phrase that is being used by more and more people as we are reliant upon technology to help us in our daily lives. … Continue Reading

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The APIA Young at Heart Seniors Film Festival Returns Nationwide at Palace Cinemas!


“Yokohama to Host Record-Breaking, Ten Large International Convention In 2020!”

Yokohama will host ten large international conventions which respectively will attract 1,000 or more participants in 2020. … Continue Reading

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Introduction of new unique venues in Hiroshima, Japan “Daisho-in Temple”/”Yokogawa Shopping Area”

OTA News

The Bahamas Sabbatical Chase Away The New Year Blues And Move To The Bahamas For Two Months With Airbnb

Airbnb and the Bahamas National Trust, a local NGO that protects 32 national parks in the country, are offering five participants the life-changing opportunity to take time away from the everyday grind to live in an ecological oasis with the Bahamas Sabbatical. … Continue Reading

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Resort News

The Slate showcases the ancient tradition of Sak Yant tattoo art, as revered Ajarn Boo Bangphra takes up residency

The Slate, the whimsical beachfront resort that blends the beauty of Phuket with the industrial echoes of its past, is inviting guests to discover a timeless reminder of their Southeast Asian vacation when it hosts Ajarn Boo Bangphra, the famous Sak Yant Thai tattoo artist, for an exclusive three-month residency. … Continue Reading

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Nic Fanciulli Biography 2018
Enjoy an Egg-ceptional Easter Break in the Maldives – or Mauritius with LUX* Resorts and Hotels
Melco announces HK$20 million donation to support and accelerate measures to contain the spread of the new strain of coronavirus
Your Way, On Your Day: Santiburi Unveils Bespoke Love Experiences Through Its Pioneering “Len” Programme To Celebrate Valentines Day

Responsible Tourism

Hotelbeds replaces holiday season corporate gifts with World Wildlife Fund donation

Hotelbeds , the world’s leading bedbank, has announced today that the money raised through its policy of replacing holiday season corporate gifts with a charity donation will this year go to the World Wildlife Fund (WWF), an international non-governmental organization dedicated to preserving the wilderness. … Continue Reading

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River Cruising

‘Days of Wine and Whisky’ Await European Waterways’ Guests Aboard Luxury Hotel Barges in France, Italy and Scotland

Following a record year in 2019, luxury hotel barge cruising specialist European Waterways is looking to continue its success into 2020 by offering up to 20% off on cabin and charter prices on select cruises in France, Italy and Scotland. … Continue Reading

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The Danube River offers holidays all travellers can bank on


Gogo to Bring App-Free Digital Rights Management for Inflight Entertainment in partnership with castLabs

Gogo the leading global provider of broadband connectivity products and services for aviation, announced today the upcoming launch of a new digital rights management (DRM) service that enables playback of video-on-demand content in the most popular browsers without additional plug-ins or app downloads. … Continue Reading

Latest News under Category: Tech
SiteMinder-backed research reveals an increasingly tech-savvy independent hotelier on the rise
Trintech Extends Global System of Accounting Intelligence Leadership with Release of Cadency 8.0

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