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Seal the border! Victoria closed off as coronavirus erupts

The border between Victoria and New South Wales, dividing Australia’s two most populous, prosperous and popular states, will close indefinitely from tomorrow after Victoria recorded its biggest single-day blowout in Covid-19 coronavirus cases since the pandemic struck Australia. … Continue Reading

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Accolades

Carnival Cruise Line’s Havana Bar & Pool Areas Honored as Top Public Space In Inaugural Cruise Ship Interiors Awards

The Cuban-themed Havana Bar & Pool Areas – featured aboard Carnival Cruise Line’s three Vista-class ships, as well as Carnival Sunshine – have been honored as the Top Public Space in the inaugural Cruise Ship Interiors Awards. … Continue Reading

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Samujana is Awarded SHA Health and Safety Certificate from Tourism Authority of Thailand following Introduction of Covid-19 Safety Measures
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Aviation

Airport

Appointments / Movers & Shakers

Tor-Arne Fosser joins Norwegian as new Executive Vice President of the Airline Ecosystem department

Tor-Arne Fosser will join Norwegian as Executive Vice President (EVP) Airline Ecosystem from October 1, 2020. He is currently the Chief Marketing Officer for Telenor Denmark. … Continue Reading

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Business News

Ongoing Government-Industry collaboration key on Tourism Restart Plan

The Australian Federation of Travel Agents (AFTA) said ongoing collaboration between Federal, State and Territory Governments and industry bodies is key to successfully restarting tourism and the wider economy. … Continue Reading

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ART calls for expressions of interest to join the Tourism Ambassador Team
Bus And Coach Operators Face Long Road To Recovery
AFTA Helps Drive Tourism Restart Plan
VIC/NSW Border closure disappointing but necessary

Cargo & Freight

Emirates SkyCargo expands cargo connectivity to 100 destinations

Emirates SkyCargo will be operating scheduled cargo flights to 100 destinations across six continents during the month of July 2020. … Continue Reading

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Coronavirus (Covid-19)

Cruise

Cruises-N-More Shares Peek Into the Princess World Cruises Mini-Suite, Living Like a Millionaire With MSC, and Celebrity’s Mega-Yacht Galápagos Cruise

The cruise experts at Cruises-N-More (https://www.cruises-n-more.com/) love sharing travel ideas. Please visit our blog (http://blog.cruises-n-more.com/) to enjoy some insight into an all-suite luxury Galápagos cruise, living like a millionaire, a peek at a world cruise mini-suite… and more! … Continue Reading

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Celebrity Cruises Travel Agent Survey (Part Two) Ends This Week
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Carnival Legend to the Rescue

Events / Whats On

Agent webinar: British Columbia Canada – focus on responsible tourism once borders open

Hear how British Columbia is opening up for domestic travel with safe and responsible tourism that will resinate with the direction for international travel once borders open. … Continue Reading

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39th Istanbul Film Festival National Competition And National Short Film Competition To Be Held On 17-28 July

Financial

VIET CAPITAL BANK and 7-ELEVEN VIETNAM Launch JCB CARD

Viet Capital Commercial Joint Stock Bank (Viet Capital Bank), a major commercial bank in Vietnam, Seven System Viet Nam Jsc (7-Eleven Viet Nam), a worldwide convenient supermarket, and JCB International Co. Ltd. (JCBI), the international operations subsidiary of JCB Co.,Ltd., today announced the launch of Viet Capital Bank JCB 7-Eleven Credit Card. … Continue Reading

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Health and Wellness

Shaza ASSURES- The well-being protocol launched by Shaza Hotels

Social distancing and intensive hygiene concerns have become a norm in today’s world. Shaza ASSURES is a program of detailed standards for the safety and well-being of guests and colleagues alike. It is being rolled out at each of the Shaza Hotels and Mysk Hotels as they open with substantial training in maintaining a well- sanitised environment. … Continue Reading

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Hotel Deals

‘Stay in Style’ staycation for Thai and expatriate residents at Bangkok’s only urban oasis resort

Siam Kempinski Hotel Bangkok has launched a ‘Stay in Style’ staycation package for Thai and expatriate residents that offers five-star newly renovated luxury accommodation with breakfast from just THB 5,555 net per night. … Continue Reading

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Hotel News

Fairmont Singapore…Set & SAFE to Welcome You Back

Less than a year after an extensive transformation of its South Tower guestrooms and Fairmont Gold Lounge, Fairmont Singapore celebrates another milestone as the first Accor LUXE hotel in Asia Pacific to be recognised with the brand’s unique global cleanliness and hygiene ALLSAFE label. … Continue Reading

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Luxury Hotels

Raffles Bali, an intimate oasis of Emotional Wellbeing

Soft Opening in Bali – Raffles Hotels & Resorts is pleased to announce its 15th Raffles Hotel in the world, with the launch of the lavish Raffles Bali, which offers unparalleled views over the Indian Ocean and the famous Jimbaran Bay sunsets. … Continue Reading

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Armani Hotel Milano is ready to open again

MICE

CINZ and PCMA sign strategic alliance agreement

Conventions and Incentives New Zealand (CINZ) and the Professional Convention Management Association (PCMA) have announced a strategic agreement to work together to support and professionally develop the business events community. … Continue Reading

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Messe Frankfurt defers two of its trade fairs in Vietnam: Automechanika Ho Chi Minh City and Secutech Vietnam

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Travel Counsellors’ biggest event of the year goes virtual

After postponing their annual conference due to concerns of the coronavirus, independent travel company Travel Counsellors celebrated their highly anticipated event virtually earlier in June. … Continue Reading

Rail

The Overland Takes to the Tracks Once Again

The much-loved Overland train has a new lease on life and will once again be making its way between Adelaide and Melbourne with a new three-year agreement extending the service. … Continue Reading

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Responsible Tourism

Centara donates 10,000 room nights to medical heroes

 Centara Hotels & ResortsThailand’s leading hotel operator, continues its support of the country’s medical workers with the launch of its “10,000 Thanks” campaign dedicated to the heroes working tirelessly for the wellbeing of the people.  … Continue Reading

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River Cruising

Feedback from passengers who joined A-ROSA’s first post COVID-19 lockdown cruises

A-ROSA River Cruises set sail again mid-June. Guests from Germany and other European countries eagerly awaited their voyages on the line’s premium vessels. … Continue Reading

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Serviced Apartments

Frasers Hospitality reopens properties worldwide with #FraserCares commitment to guests

Frasers Hospitality, a member of Frasers Property Group, is reopening its worldwide property portfolio with #FraserCares driving robust new measures dedicated to ensuring the health, safety and well-being of guests and staff. … Continue Reading

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Social Media

Millennial influencers will be indispensable in travel sector recovery, says GlobalData

Elite and young independent travelers are crucial to the recovery of the travel sector as they are likely to be the first tourists to embark on international travel, however according to a survey by GlobalData, a leading data and analytics company, *35% of Gen Z and *48% of Gen Y are still extremely concerned about COVID-19. … Continue Reading

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Sports

Safety preparations for UFC Fight IslandTM underway on Yas Island, Abu Dhabi

Preparations are underway ahead of UFC FIGHT ISLANDÔ, set to take place on Abu Dhabi’s Yas Island this summer from July 11 to 26. … Continue Reading

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Tech

LOTTE HOTELS & RESORTS Drive Personalized Retailing Strategy with Sabre’s SynXis Platform  

Sabre Corporation (NASDAQ: SABR), the leading software and technology company that powers the global travel industry, today announced a strategic long-term partnership with Korea’s largest hotel group, LOTTE HOTELS & RESORTS.   … Continue Reading

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Travel Deals

Wendy Wu Tours 2021 Let’s Go Special

Eager to book a much-needed holiday for 2021? Wendy Wu Tours has launched its Let’s Go 2021 special saving you $500pp on group tours to Asia, Southeast Asia, Latin America, Central Asia and Eurasia. … Continue Reading

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Visit Europe

Switzerland Tourism Launches Million Stars Hotel

The reopening of borders has inspired Switzerland Tourism to open up the skies to visitors in summer with the launch of the Million Stars Hotel. … Continue Reading

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UNWTO and Italy Look Ahead as Official Visit Marks Restart of European Tourism

Visit Hawaii

Hawaii Passenger Arrivals By Air

Yesterday, 2,099 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 North Asia

China’s CRRC Celebrates International Day of Cooperatives with Strengthened Ties and More Support for Australian Rail Industry

One of the world’s largest rail transportation equipment companies, China Railway Rolling Stock Corporation (CRRC, 1766.HK), has recently released the 2019 Australian Corporate Social Responsibility Report. … Continue Reading

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Visit South Pacific & Oceania

New partnerships to sweeten the deal for WA holiday-makers

Western Australians will have even more reason to discover the State’s exciting holiday options thanks to a number of new co-operative marketing partnerships supported by the State Government, through Tourism WA, as part of the Wander Out Yonder campaign. … Continue Reading

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Visit USA

Empire State Building Grand Finale 44th Annual Macy’s July 4th Fireworks® Spectacular

For the first time in the history of New York City, fireworks were launched from the Empire State Building’s 72nd and 103rd floors, and from its famed 86th Floor Observation Deck. … Continue Reading

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