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Headline News

Hilton’s bold Sydney launch sends industry a signal of hope

When one of the world’s leading hospitality and accommodation providers hosts a real, person-to-person event in the heart of Sydney – as opposed to a virtual event via Zoom – it sends the industry a signal of hope, signifying that the end of pandemic-related disruption is in sight. … Continue Reading

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Helloworld staff back to work?
Paris and Frankfurt QANTAS repatriation flights planned for December
Bali now to reopen early next year not December
Qantas Makes Vaccination Mandatory for International Flights


Accolades

Aviation

Delta to launch first quarantine-free, COVID-free travel to Europe through new testing protocols

Delta Air Lines, the Aeroporti di Roma and Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport have joined in a first-of-its-kind trans-Atlantic COVID-19 testing program that will enable quarantine-free entry into Italy, in accordance with a decree expected to be issued soon by the government of Italy. … Continue Reading

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Emirates delivers on customer promise to complete refunds backlog
Emirates re-opens worldwide lounges beginning with Cairo

Airport

Domodedovo Airport Unveils the “Watercolor Magic” Art Project

Moscow Domodedovo Airport has launched the “Watercolor Magic” interactive exhibition, dedicated to the works of Sergey Andriyaka, People’s Artist of Russia, member of the Russian Academy of Arts. … Continue Reading

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AVL Update regarding Santo Airport

Appointments / Movers & Shakers

Norwegian Cruise Line Reinforces Sales Strategy in Asia With New Key Appointment

Norwegian Cruise Line (NCL), the innovator in global cruise travel with a 53-year history of breaking boundaries, is strengthening its sales force in Asia and reinforcing its commitment to the region with the appointment of Nicholas Lim as the   Company’s new General Manager Sales Asia. … Continue Reading

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Association

Aviation Industry Agrees Vital Slot Use Relief

The Worldwide Airport Slot Board (WASB), comprising Airports Council International (ACI World), the International Air Transport Association (IATA), and the Worldwide Airport Coordinators Group (WWACG) released a joint recommendation for airport slot use relief for the northern summer 2021 season. … Continue Reading

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Attraction

Australian Museum Officially Reopens to the Public

The Australian Museum, closed for the past 15 months for a $57.5 million transformation, the largest in its history, was officially reopened today by the NSW Premier, Gladys Berejiklian and Minister for the Arts Don Harwin, in a ceremony held in the Museum’s new Hintze Hall, named for its donor. … Continue Reading

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Mona Announces Boxing Day Reopening
Meet Troye Sivan & other celebs in Madame Tussauds Sydney’s new Sydney Live zone!

Business News

MCB reports solid performance despite pandemic

The Melbourne Convention Bureau (MCB) has outlined a solid performance in the 2019-20 financial year in its Annual Report released today, despite the disruptive effects of the COVID-19 pandemic. … Continue Reading

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Cargo & Freight

Air New Zealand awarded more international cargo flights

Air New Zealand has been awarded more international cargo flights under the International Air Freight Capacity (IAFC) Scheme. … Continue Reading

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Conferences

Xinhua Silk Road: Red Xifeng debuts at NEXT Summit (Sky 2020), spreading Chinese liquor culture through cooperation

Red Xifeng, a high-end product of Chinese distiller Xifeng Liquor, debuted at the NEXT Summit (Sky 2020) on Wednesday as the event chief partner. … Continue Reading

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Cruise

MSC granted first Japanese cruise certificate of compliance

MSC Cruises has announced that it is the first international cruise line to be granted a certificate of compliance for its health and safety protocols from the Japanese ship classification society Nippon Kaiji Kyokai. … Continue Reading

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Hurtigruten’s classic MS Lofoten to become training ship
S.A.L.T. Lab Radio: Silversea Launches Fifth Episode of Podcast

Dining

Enjoy A Wintertime Culinary Delight Of Master Iron Chef At Hagi Japanese Restaurant, Centara Grand Ladprao

Hagi Japanese Restaurant at Centara Grand at Central Plaza Ladprao Bangkok proudly presents the true taste and texture of winter in ‘Kisetsu O Ajiwau’ or ‘Taste The Season’.

… Continue Reading

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Events / Whats On

How are Pacific destinations different?

The South Pacific Tourism Organisation is inviting the industry to a webinar presenting the findings of a research project, undertaken by Angus and Associates for the New Zealand Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade and in association SPTO, focussing on a representative set of four Pacific destinations to assess how greater differentiation between Pacific destinations might be achieved. … Continue Reading

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Destination Canada’s Christmas theme is celebrated by all things British Columbia with great prizes on offer
#Justpitchit at Hospitality Marketplace

Food & Beverage

The Fabulous Baker Boy set to Relaunch at Aliwal Arts Centre

The Fabulous Baker Boy is relaunching their multi-concept F&B brand at creative enclave the Aliwal Arts Centre in January 2021 with a bigger 70-seater space and expanded menu. … Continue Reading

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Hotel Developments

Wyndham Grand to Reach New Heights with First Hotel in Australia

Wyndham Hotels & Resorts, the world’s largest hotel franchising company with approximately 9,000 properties across 90 countries, is ramping up its plans for expansion in Australia with the announcement of Wyndham Grand® Adelaide, a major new landmark that will become one of the tallest hotels in South Australia and the first Wyndham Grand hotel for the country when it opens in 2024. … Continue Reading

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Mandarin Oriental Announces Management Contract In Riyadh, Saudi Arabia

Hotel News

Noosa’s Most Exclusive ‘Beach Shack’ Gets Set to Welcome Visitors

Queensland’s most expensive coastal property and possibly  one of the best beachfront sites on the eastern seaboard, Domic (Russian for House of Domes) gets set to open its doors to visitors. … Continue Reading

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Kimpton Maa-Lai Bangkok launches the first in Asia tactile hotel reviews

Lifestyle News

MICE

DesignInspire ONLINE to open next Thursday

Organised by the Hong Kong Trade Development Council (HKTDC), DesignInspire ONLINE will be held from 3 to 9 December, showcasing global designs from Hong Kong, Mainland China, Japan, Korea and Australia to both trade and public visitors. … Continue Reading

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Motoring

Australia’s first winning NASCAR up for Auction

Australia’s first winning NASCAR up for Auction

An extremely rare and iconic Ford Fusion NASCAR race car driven by Aussie icon Marcos Ambrose will go to public auction for the first time this Saturday attracting International interest. … Continue Reading

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Rail

Great Northwestern Loop

In June 2021 Cruise Express invites you to embark upon a history making heritage rail journey around NSW by steam train. … Continue Reading

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Resort News

Six Senses Dreams of Paradise Found at Six Senses La Sagesse, Grenada

Marking the brand’s debut resort in the Caribbean, Six Senses La Sagesse, Grenada is set on a headland on the southern part of the island known for its spice and relaxed lifestyle. … Continue Reading

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Sports

Somoa Tourism Authority to celebrate 100 Years of Samoan Rugby

Samoa Tourism Authority has announced that it will become the 2021 headline sponsor for the Pacific Islanders Rugby Club to celebrate 100 years since rugby was introduced to the island in 1920 by the Marist Brothers. … Continue Reading

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Tech

Machine learning most mentioned trend among top 10 AI influencers on Twitter ranked by GlobalData during Q3 2020

Machine learning, bigdata and data science emerged as the most mentioned trends among the artificial intelligence (AI) influencer discussions on Twitter during the third quarter (Q3) of 2020, according to GlobalData, a leading data and analytics company. … Continue Reading

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Tour Operator

Now, you have Every Excuse to Travel

As borders slowly reopen around the world and international travel becomes a viable option for tourists starved of new experiences, luxury travel company andBeyond has launched the Every Excuse to Travel campaign, designed to cater to emerging travel trends. … Continue Reading

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Trade Events

IBTM partners with Sector Global for its first online platform

IBTM has announced details of its new online event platform, created in partnership with event technology company, Sector Global. The new platform will premiere with the launch of IBTM World Virtual 2020, which will take place online from 8-10 December 2020. … Continue Reading

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Training

Melco supports young local talent development through fresh graduate trainee program organized by DSAL

As part of Melco Resorts & Entertainment’s commitment to young local talent development, the Company hosted a closing ceremony for the participants of its Fresh Graduate Trainee Program organized by Labour Affairs Bureau (DSAL). … Continue Reading

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Visit ASEAN

Singapore looks ahead to the future of travel

The Singapore Tourism Board (STB) today announced a new initiative to reimagine travel for Singapore and the rest of the world, by sparking conversations, stories and ideas to collectively shape the future of our sector. … Continue Reading

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Visit Laguna Phuket

Banyan Tree Group’s Laguna Phuket Organised the 27th Laguna Phuket Triathlon

Acclaimed for its annual triathlon and international sport events, Banyan Tree Group’s Laguna Phuket destination integrated resort had successfully organised the 27th Laguna Phuket Triathlon under stringent safety and health conditions. … Continue Reading

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Visit Middle East / Dubai

This Winter, ‘Treat Yourself’ in Abu Dhabi with Exclusive Offers and Discounts

The Department of Culture and Tourism – Abu Dhabi (DCT Abu Dhabi) has announced the launch of its winter tourism campaign, Treat Yourself, bringing exclusive offers on leisure experiences to UAE residents and visitors. … Continue Reading

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Modon completes successful demolition of Mina Plaza towers

Visit North Asia

Seasonal Highlights In South Korea – When To Go

South Korea has four very distinct seasons that visually transform the country and colourful events that go with them. … Continue Reading

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“All the World’s a Stage” Creating an Innovative Town for the Performing Arts

Visit Oceania

Three ways to see pink Lake Hillier in Esperance this summer

The fascination with Esperance’s pink Lake Hillier continues and now there’s a new way for visitors to see it. … Continue Reading

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Visit Queensland

Queensland Reopens Its Borders to Sydney In Time for Summer..

The travel bubble with Queensland is back for the greater Sydney area, Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk announced the news at a press conference yesterday morning, welcoming all of NSW to the state from 1am on 1 December.

… Continue Reading

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Visit USA

Thanksgiving holiday will not offer an instant boost for domestic tourism in the US, says GlobalData

87% of US respondents in GlobalData’s latest survey in November said they are concerned about restrictions on socializing with friends and family (*). This is particularly significant on the eve of Thanksgiving, a celebration which many had hoped would spur domestic travel. … Continue Reading

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