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Headline News

National Park funding ‘will help reboot domestic tourism’

As Australian domestic tourists head in growing numbers for those places they are allowed to reach, national parks are high on the list – which is why the tourism industry has welcomed Federal Government investment in Australia’s Commonwealth National Parks. … Continue Reading

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Woolies penalised for plying pokie gamblers with alcohol
Regional lines in Germany, Italy set to relaunch Carnival
Will Potential Travel Bubbles Bring a Stroke of Luck for Australian Travel Industry?
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Airbus forms Team Nightjar to deliver Australian industry capability

Airbus Helicopters has joined hands with over 20 Australian partners to form Team Nightjar, as the consortium launches its solution to Project LAND 2097 Phase 4. … Continue Reading

Latest News under Category: Aviation
The World’s First CIIE-themed Airplane Launched by CEA Flew to Paris for its First Overseas Flight
Oman Air Joins Hands with BankDhofar to Provide Payment Solution


Brisbane’s new runway inaugurated with vintage aircraft sky show

Brisbane Airport’s new runway was opened today with a celebration of Queensland’s rich aviation history. … Continue Reading

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Appointments / Movers & Shakers

Andrew Peti Appointed as CEO

New Zealand Coastal Seafoods Limited (“NZCS”, the “Company”) (ASX:NZS) is pleased to announce that Interim CEO, Andrew Peti, has been appointed as CEO of the Company. … Continue Reading

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Aurora Expeditions Appoints New CEO
Four Seasons Hotel Atlanta Welcomes New General Manager Nancy Chacon


Suit up local heroes! Madame Tussauds Sydney thanks frontline workers with free entry in July

Heroes don’t always wear capes, often they’re seen in scrubs or bunker gear and saving lives in siren-broadcasting vans. … Continue Reading

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Asia’s 50 Best Bar Takeover At Aqua Bar Bangkok

Aqua Bar at Anantara Siam Bangkok in partnership with Diageo, one of the world’s largest beverage companies, will host a takeover by some of Asia’s top bars, as ranked by the World’s 50 Best Bars Academy, for six nights only in July 2020. … Continue Reading

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JOHN R9ZENTALS has a timely look at what sulphides are and what to do if you encounter them.

Coronavirus (Covid-19)

BCD Travel leads with new solutions to inform COVID-19-era travel

With travel risks and requirements seemingly changing by the minute, real-time information is a must-have for confident decision-making. … Continue Reading

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True North Announces Resumed Operations

Following a Covid-19 enforced shutdown – True North have announced the resumption of fulltime operations. … Continue Reading

Latest News under Category: Cruise
Hurtigruten Launches Sleek New Portal For Anz Agents
The Scenic Group’s MKM Yachts officially welcomed to the Maj 3 Shipyard in Croatia


Andō Chef Agustin Ferrando Balbi’s First Restaurant Opens

Chef Agustin Ferrando Balbi’s first restaurant has officially opened its doors. Situated on 1F Somptueux Central, 52 Wellington Street, the highly-anticipated 34-seater restaurant was launched in partnership with JIA Group, the Hong Kong-based hospitality firm founded by Yenn Wong. … Continue Reading

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Four Seasons Hotel Des Bergues Geneva Launches Summer On The Lake
Truffle Pairings Made Easy – A Truffle Festival – Canberra Region Guide

Events / Whats On

Explore amazing Arctic from the comfort of home Consumers and travel agents invited to join free Arctic expedition webinar

Australia’s leading small ship cruise specialist, Cruise Traveller, is inviting Australian consumers and travel agents to join an inspiring, free webinar on expedition cruising through the Canadian Arctic at 6pm on Wednesday, July 22. … Continue Reading

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Food & Beverage

Legendary Bay View Afternoon Tea Now Available For Home Delivery From Four Seasons Hotel Bahrain Bay

There is nothing more delightful than experiencing Bay View’s legendary afternoon tea service, which now comes perfectly packaged, ready to be delivered directly to homes across the Kingdom of Bahrain or ordered as take-away from Four Seasons Hotel Bahrain Bay. … Continue Reading

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Galaxy A51 and Galaxy A71 Users Can Now Enjoy Leading Galaxy S20 Features Thanks to the Latest Software Update

Samsung has released a new software update bringing a range of leading Galaxy S20 features to the Galaxy A series. … Continue Reading

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Golf Tourism

High-End Tourism Can Boost Golf’s Revival, Says Industry Veteran Ryan

An upsurge in high-end tourism can help golf clubs across Asia to get back onto their feet following the Covid-19 pandemic. … Continue Reading

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Explore How Golf Can Use Technology to Appeal to a Younger Generation
Covid-19 Prompts Cancellation of Elite Amateur Championships

Health and Wellness

Discover the new Cinq Mondes spa at the Beau-Rivage Palace, the ultimate spa experience

Driven by the vision of Nathalie Seiler-Hayez, General Manager, and the Cinq Mondes universe, the new spa is designed to be a bubble of pleasure with a discreet, warm and authentic welcome, enhancing your overall wellness. … Continue Reading

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Hotel Deals

Be The First To Revel In Melbourne’s First Luxury Lifestyle Hotel

Get ready to live it up and take that double shot of design, music, fashion and fuel at Melbourne’s first luxury lifestyle hotel. … Continue Reading

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Restart 2020 With A Family Staycation At Four Seasons Hotel Jakarta

Hotel Developments

ATECA Hotels Signs First Property in Uzbekistan with Global Smart Investments

ATECA Hotels, developed by UAE hotel experts,  has announced the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Tashkent-based Global Smart Investments (GSI) to manage the group’s first property in Uzbekistan under the ATECA 24/7 Hotels brand. … Continue Reading

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Hotel News

Oaks Offers ‘Home Away from Home’ for Melbourne’s Healthcare Workers

In support of Melbourne’s healthcare workers on the front line of the COVID-19 pandemic, Oaks Hotels, Resorts & Suites is offering a ‘home away from home’ for those who require a safe space to stay in Melbourne. … Continue Reading

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Ramada Hotel & Suites Dubai JBR secures Safehotels CovidClean™ certification

Hotel Openings - in Association with

Centara offers sneak preview of Centra by Centara Cha Am Beach Resort Hua Hin

 Centara Hotels & ResortsThailand’s leading hotel operator, releases first details of its debut hotel in Cha-Am – Centra by Centara Cha Am Beach Resort Hua Hin. … Continue Reading

Discover a safe paradise and embrace a tropical escape at Grand Park Kodhipparu, Maldives
Luxury Returns To Yorkville With The Reopening Of Four Seasons Hotel Toronto

Hotel Trends

Preliminary June data for Melbourne hotels

Melbourne showed slightly higher hotel performance in June 2020 but the same significant level of year-over-year declines, according to preliminary data from STR.
… Continue Reading

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Preliminary June data for London hotels
Preliminary June data for Dubai hotels


Industry offers temporary fix for junk TPD insurance in superannuation

Need to know:

– Total and permanent disability (TPD) insurance in super is meant to give financial security to people who are prevented by illness and injury from working and contributing to their retirement income … Continue Reading

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Luxury Hotels

OTA News

Trip.Com’s Inaugural Livestream In Thailand Secures Total Gross Merchandise Volume Of Over THB4,000,000

The evening of 2 July saw leading international travel services provider Group host their inaugural livestream sales event in Thailand across YouTube and Facebook. … Continue Reading

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Condor boosts fuel economy with SITA’s eWAS

German leisure airline Condor is making significant enhancements to fuel optimization through the deployment of eWAS to more than 700 pilots and dispatchers. … Continue Reading

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MSME Business School Tourism Students Shine at MICE Contest

Students from Assumption University’s MSME Business School returned victorious from the 2020 Thailand MICE Youth Challenge competition, held 9 July, 2020 at the Hyatt Regency, Bangkok. … Continue Reading

Latest News under Category: Training
Viking Mississippi River Cruising: Become an Expert
Cvent Announces Free Training and Certification Opportunities for Event and Hospitality Professionals Around the World


Ministry of Tourism and Creative Economy Launches Campaign on the Implementation of ‘Indonesia Care’ Health Protocol

Ministry of Tourism and Creative Economy/Tourism and Creative Economy Agency launched “Indonesia Care”, a national campaign to implement health protocols as well as verification in order to present clean, healthy, safe, and environmentally sustainable destinations at XXI Studio of Plaza Senayan, Jakarta. … Continue Reading

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Visit Hawaii

Hawaii Passenger Arrivals By Air

Yesterday, 2,296 people arrived in Hawaii. During this same time last year approximately 35,000 passengers arrived in Hawaii daily, including residents and visitors. … Continue Reading

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Visit South Pacific & Oceania

Southern Great Barrier Reef Destination Events Back on the Calendar for 2020

With events and festivals a sure-fire way to attract people back to experience our incredible destination on the Southern Great Barrier Reef and support our hospitality, retail and tourism sectors, organisers from the Keppel Islands to the Central Highlands are dusting off their planners and locking in dates to get our community out of confinement and back in the public eye. … Continue Reading

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Reopening of the borders on July 15th: The Islands of Tahiti launch an innovative health protocol in order to protect its population and visitors

Visit Thailand / Mekong

TAT launches Amazing Thailand Grand Sale 2020 Non-Stop Shopping

The Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) has announced the ‘Amazing Thailand Grand Sale 2020 – Non-Stop Shopping’ from 15 July to 15 September, 2020, to stimulate tourism spending and help entrepreneurs in tourism-related industries. … Continue Reading

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Visit USA

The wild residents of Yukon kick off their summer party

While Aussie travellers wait for the world to come out of hibernation, it’s reassuring to know that the wild residents of Canada’s Yukon Territory have come out to play. … Continue Reading

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