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Headline News

Huge QF loss, layoffs, deals with agents, int’l flights deferred

Qantas and Jetstar have deferred their planned resumption of regular international passenger flights to most destinations to 31 October 2021 (with the happy exception of New Zealand) – four months later than the previous estimate of July, which had been in place since mid-2020.

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Flight Centre reports eye watering $317 million loss, but well placed for the future.
Refreshing news – new cruise company buys former Saga Sapphire
International flights to start from October says Qantas
Pandemic changes NZ domestic travel habits, with satisfaction high


Accolades

Asia’s 50 Best Restaurants Names Deaille Tam As Asia’s Best Female Chef 2021

DeAille Tam, executive chef and co-founder of Obscura in Shanghai, has won the title of Asia’s Best Female Chef 2021, sponsored by Cinco Jotas. The award is voted for by over 300 industry experts from across the region who also create the annual list of Asia’s 50 Best Restaurants. … Continue Reading

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OZTENT has reached the final round of the iF DESIGN AWARD 2021!
Hilton’s Luxury Brands Celebrated for Multiple Marks of Excellence in Coveted Awards Programs

Aviation

Air New Zealand positions itself for success

Air New Zealand has today announced a loss before other significant items and taxation of $185 million[1] for the six-month period ended 31 December 2020, reflecting the considerable impact of the Covid-19 pandemic on the airline and global aviation industry. … Continue Reading

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Jetstar extends validity of travel vouchers for use to 2023
Delta Increases Frequency of Sydney-Los Angeles Routes with its Flagship A350
American Airlines Makes It Easier for Customers to Choose Their Travel Experience

Airport

AVL welcomes the Tamtam Travel Bubble announcement

Airports Vanuatu Ltd (AVL) wishes to congratulate the Government of Vanuatu on the announcement of the Tamtam Travel Bubble with New Caledonia. … Continue Reading

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Heathrow Airport’s call for support warranted amid colossal losses for airports, says GlobalData

Association

Asia Pacific IVA Growth Scenarios for Asia Pacific Destinations Now Available

Following the successful release of the “Asia Pacific Visitor Forecasts 2021-2023” early this month and in response to the continuing COVID-19 pandemic, the Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA) is pleased to announce the third issue of a suite of 39 destination-specific reports for the period 2021-2023, sponsored by Visa. … Continue Reading

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Attraction

A Sea Cave Adventure paying homage to the wonders of the Hauraki Gulf is coming to SEA LIFE Kelly Tarlton’s Aquarium!

SEA LIFE Kelly Tarlton’s Aquarium is celebrating the 21st anniversary of the Hauraki Gulf Marine Park by announcing that a new zone dedicated to the incredible wildlife of New Zealand’s first and largest marine park is coming to the Aquarium. … Continue Reading

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Sixteen never looked so sweet… and fluffy!

Beverage

Hennessy Becomes the NBA’s First Global Spirits Partner

Hennessy, the world’s best-selling cognac, and the National Basketball Association (NBA) today announced a global expansion of their partnership, making Hennessy the “Official Spirit of the NBA” worldwide.  … Continue Reading

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Business News

First European tourism authority implements a Recovery and Resilience programme for a more sustainable Chinese outbound tourism market

TOURISM program to show how to prepare for post-pandemic Chinese visitors Hamburg, 10.2.2021. … Continue Reading

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Competition

TokyoTokyo-Complete the Tokyo Tourism Expert Program Now for your chance to WIN!

Whilst travel to Tokyo is not possible just yet, it is high up on the wish list of many Aussie travellers for when borders reopen.  … Continue Reading

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Conferences

Travel Tech Announces First 2021 Virtual Conference: Travel Tech USA & Canada, from March 8-12, 2021

Travel Tech, the world’s largest education-based travel technology conference series, is proud to announce its first event of the 2021 schedule: Travel Tech USA & Canada, taking place online from March 8-12, 2021. … Continue Reading

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Coronavirus (Covid-19)

COVID-19 Cash Burn Continues – Urgent Preparations for Restart-

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) released new analysis showing that the airline industry is expected to remain cash negative throughout 2021. … Continue Reading

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Cruise News

Croatia’s Katarina Line Launches New Ships, Adds New Departures For 2021 as COVID-19 Vaccine Roll-Out Renews Confidence in Travel

With the steady roll-out of the COVID-19 vaccine restoring confidence in travel worldwide, Katarina Line, Croatia’s premier small ship cruise company, is seeing the phones “ringing steadily” and interest in Croatia growing.  … Continue Reading

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Holland America Line Extends Cruise Pause to Include All Departures Sailing to or from a Canadian Port in 2021

Food & Beverage

A gesture with a difference on Mother’s Day, Delicario offer gourmet European delicacies from artisan producers in gift boxes and hampers

Mother’s Day will be a celebration at home this year and luxury brand Delicario http://www.delicario.com/ have created tailored gifts of fine artisan food and wine in gift boxes and hampers available online for home delivery as the perfect gourmet surprise for mothers to enjoy. … Continue Reading

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Hotel News

Over 100 Resort Activities Launched across Club Wyndham South Pacific’s Portfolio

Wyndham Destinations Asia Pacific has rolled out more than 100 free experiences across 22 Club Wyndham South Pacific resorts in Australia, New Zealand and across Asia Pacific. … Continue Reading

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Indigenous Artists-in-Residence Program at Longitude 131°
Jackson Hole’s Snow King Resort Prescribes Western Wellness Remedies To Energize Spring & Summer Travelers

Hotel Trends

Hawaii Vacation Rental Performance Report January 2021

In January 2021, the total monthly supply of statewide vacation rentals was 433,000 unit nights (-44.3%) and monthly demand was 167,500 unit nights (-73.9%), resulting in an average monthly unit occupancy of 38.7 percent (-53.1 percentage points) (Figure 1).

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Insurance

Sydney Ranked in the Top 10 Most Popular Cities for Vacation Rentals

2020 brought change to the world of travel, as many countries closed their borders to visitors, flights were reduced, and lockdown restrictions were implemented across the world. … Continue Reading

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LGBT

Love Out Loud: W Hotels Raises Australian Spirits For Mardi Gras 2021

Following the announcement of W Hotels as a major partner of the Sydney Gay & Lesbian Mardi Gras for the second year, W Hotels are upping the ante with the help of Aussie icons, old and new, to encourage Australians to rise the challenge to love out loud. … Continue Reading

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Lifestyle News

You’ve been phubbed!

Would your partner feel stressed or anxious if they forgot to take their phone when leaving home? … Continue Reading

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MICE

Emporium Arcade Bar Las Vegas Offers Lively Space For Private, Corporate Events

Emporium Arcade Bar Las Vegas, the lively new bar known for its classic arcade games, innovative bar menu and colorful artistic ambiance, also provides a dynamic addition to the city’s lineup of private event venues. … Continue Reading

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The Rimini Palacongressi will host the IUFoST World Food Congress 2024, bringing the leading experts in Food Science and Technology to Italy.

OTA News

Hotelbeds signs preferred partnership with House of Travel to increase distribution reach in the Pacific

 Hotelbeds,  the world’s leading bedbank, has announced today a preferred deal with House of Travel, the largest privately owned travel company in New Zealand and the third largest travel organisation in the Asia Pacific region. … Continue Reading

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River Cruising

Celebrate the 70s aboard American Queen’s ‘Dancing Queen’ Paddlewheeler

The largest steamboat ever built, the grand American Queen, will become a glam ‘Dancing Queen’ during three special, 70s-themed music cruises along America’s greatest rivers in 2022. … Continue Reading

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Serviced Apartments

Oakwood Announces the Arrival of Oakwood Hotel & Residence Bangkok Near the Iconic Chao Phraya River

 Oakwood® today announced the opening date of its seventh property in Thailand, and fourth in the capital, Oakwood Hotel & Residence Bangkok. … Continue Reading

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Training

The J. Willard and Alice S. Marriott Foundation Announces $20 Million Endowment at Howard University to Establish the Marriott-Sorenson Center for Hospitality Leadership

The J. Willard and Alice S. Marriott Foundation together with Howard University announced today the establishment of the Marriott-Sorenson Center for Hospitality Leadership in honor of Marriott International’s beloved president and CEO, Arne Sorenson, who tragically passed away last week from pancreatic cancer. … Continue Reading

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Travel Deals

Save on cool winter experiences with Beyond Travel

Australian owned and operated destination specialist, Beyond Travel, have just released some hot deals to experience Scandinavia in the winter, with discounts of up to $300 per couple on its small group escorted tours when booked and deposited by April 30. … Continue Reading

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11th anniversary of NSW’s unique Wild Dolphin Swim Win a Wild Dolphin Swim, Framed Dolphin Print + more
Relax and Retreat in Byron Bay

Visit Europe

The ‘Fusion Trip’ Trend: City and Nature Getaways

Time Out, the global media and hospitality brand that helps people explore and experience the soul of the city, debuts its first global Travel Survey. … Continue Reading

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Visit Oceania

Thredbo Resort Launches Easter Adventure Carnival

Two-week carnival to kick off 2 April with a range of family-friendly activities … Continue Reading

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The Travelling Troupe Trend

Visit South Pacific

Pandemic changes NZ domestic travel habits, satisfaction high

The pandemic has changed Kiwis’ domestic travel habits and we are loving holidaying at home, new research shows. … Continue Reading

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