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Is reaching zero Covid-19 possible?

Most scientists agree that stringent control measures, involving efficient contact tracing, testing and isolation, together with social distancing and mask wearing, are required to limit the spread of SARS-CoV-2. South Korea, Taiwan, China and New Zealand have all successfully used these approaches to suppress the virus. … Continue Reading

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Cruising the Dream is back, just not yet in Australia!
At Last, A Stunning Tourism Industry Community Platform To Allow Global Industry Collaboration
Second MSC Cruises ship sets sail
Emirates President, Sir Tim Clark and Peter Harbison, CAPA, discuss the future of aviation and more


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Aviation

Airport

SFO to Conduct Annual Full-Scale Emergency Exercise

The San Francisco International Airport (SFO) announced plans to conduct its annual full-scale emergency exercise on Wednesday, October 21st in partnership with the California National Guard 95th Civil Support Team. … Continue Reading

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Appointments / Movers & Shakers

Charter & Incentive Travel Expert Donna Kurtz Joins Scenic Group USA as Director of Charter & Incentive, Scenic USA, Starting November 30, 2020

Scenic Group, parent company of Scenic Luxury Cruises and Tours, Scenic Eclipse and Emerald Waterways, has announced the hiring of Donna Kurtz as Director, Charter & Incentive Sales, Scenic USA. Donna brings more than 30 years of travel industry expertise to the role and the well-deserved respect of legions of travel advisors. … Continue Reading

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Attraction

Come face to face with pythons and lizards this weekend!

Visitors to WILD LIFE Sydney Zoo can get up close and personal with lizards and pythons – some of the wild’s most misunderstood and yet amazing creatures – this weekend in celebration of Reptile Awareness Day. … Continue Reading

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Business News

Tourism Boss Calls For Australians To Receive Tourism Cash Vouchers To Boost Industry

Tourism industry leader Barry Robinson has called for government funded digital vouchers to boost domestic travel, for borders to be re-opened permanently as quickly as possible and for state health systems to work more closely together. … Continue Reading

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Frost & Sullivan names Vocalcom in its « Frost Radar 2020 : European Contact Center as a Service Market » report thanks to its advanced cloud contact center solutions.
Global Tourism Crisis Committee Meets Again: Coordination, Vital Ingredient for Recovery

Cruise

Unique Cruises goes live with Tour Atlas

Unique Cruises’ extensive range of luxury European Barge Cruises is now available on Tour Atlas. … Continue Reading

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Cruise Deals

Cruise & Stay packages released for inaugural arrival in Australia of world’s largest square-rigged sailing ship

Australian small ship cruise specialist, Cruise Traveller, has received huge interest in pre-registrations for the debut arrival in Australia in December 2021 of the world’s largest and newest square-rigged sailing ship, Golden Horizon. … Continue Reading

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Polynesia Beckons: Save $2,600 Per Couple* on Select Paul Gauguin Cruises!

Events / Whats On

Register NOW for NEXT WEEK – “What Might the Future of Hotels and Accommodation Look Like” during and after COVID-19 webinar

With travel and tourism very much in crisis, we wanted to bring you another of our highly successful no spin, no sales pitches…only the facts and expert opinion webinars…with Australia and the region’s top hotel and accommodation experts and opinion formers to give you their expert view of the real picture of what they think “What Might the Future of Hotels and Accommodation Look Like” during and after COVID-19, which I am sure will not only be revealing, but also enlightening and re-evaluating for the future of your travel and tourism business. … Continue Reading

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24th Istanbul Theatre Festival to meet the audience on stage and screens in November

Food & Beverage

Jackalberry Traveller’s High Tea Launches With A Globetrotting, Coffee Twist

Sydneysiders are curious beings and love exploring. They also are obsessed with coffee….and it’s a mutual appreciation of these two loves that inspired Jackalberry Cocktail Bar and Mr Black to join forces in celebration of these infatuations. … Continue Reading

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Multi-award-winning company helps save the planet with compostable pods

Hotel News

Hotel Openings - in Association with COSIHotels.com

Zest Hotel International Expands its Budget Brand Portfolio with The Opening of Zest Parang Raja, Solo

Jakarta-Indonesia, Zest Hotels International, wholly owned by the global hotel management chain Swiss-Belhotel International, continues to expand its budget brand portfolio with the opening of Zest Parang Raja, Solo on October 20th, 2020. … Continue Reading

Pullman Khao Lak Resort Offers Bold New Vision For North Phang Nga As It Readies To Open On December 1, 2020

Lifestyle

Can You Trust Cosmo Casino?

Cosmo Casino has an eye-catching site with yachts, gold, and other attributes of luxury. It proudly features an impressive list of winners since 2010. But can this platform be trusted? … Continue Reading

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Afrobeats Singer, Davido, Unveils the Routes of Inspiration Behind His Latest Album ‘A Better Time’

Luxury Hotels

Mandarin Oriental Hyde Park, London Launches ‘Penthouse To Penthouse’ Luxury Experience By Harrods

Mandarin Oriental Hyde Park, London is delighted to announce a unique retail guest experience with the iconic Harrods department store in  Knightsbridge. … Continue Reading

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MICE

A New Game for Virtual Events

The days of business trips and boozy receptions, blingy booths and glitzy giveaways are a thing of the past – at least for the foreseeable future. And even when physical meetings are again a reality, the event industry’s approach will have transformed forever, says Ogilvy. … Continue Reading

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Melbourne’s Scientific Sector on Show for two High-profile Conferences
The International Cruise Summit 2020 Celebrates its Tenth Edition Focusing on the Reconstruction of Cruise Tourism
A World for Travel – Évora Forum Announces Steller Speaker Programme
eRevMax presents Travel Tech LATAM in October

OTA News

Smarter, Kinder, Safer: Booking.Com Reveals Nine Predictions For The Future Of Travel

With few facets of our lives and world unchanged by the unparalleled impact of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, travel too will be forever re-shaped by this extraordinary moment in time. … Continue Reading

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WebBeds welcomes Singapore-Hong Kong air travel “bubble” to kick-start Asia Pacific travel industry

Resort News

Discover Your Personal Version of Infinite Luxury at Kata Rocks

Phuket is much more than just another resort island. Due to its stunning mountain landscape, beautiful scenery, and marvelous beaches, many consider it the best island in the world. … Continue Reading

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Soneva Stars brings world’s most sparkling talent to Soneva resorts

Social Media

Qatar Airways Becomes the Only Global Airline in the World to Surpass 20 Million Followers on Facebook

Qatar Airways has become the most followed airline on Facebook, with more than 20 million followers of its page. … Continue Reading

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Tech

Inmarsat And Hughes Bring Unrivalled Inflight Connectivity To North American Airlines And Passengers

Inmarsat, the world leader in global, mobile satellite communications, today unveiled a major strategic collaboration with Hughes Network Systems, LLC (HUGHES), the global leader in broadband satellite networks and services, marking an important new step change for North American commercial airlines and their passengers. … Continue Reading

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Tour Operator

APT Takes Off With All New Private Air Tours!

APT, the pioneers of Australian tourism, is taking-off in an exciting new direction with the announcement of its brand new travel style, Private Air Tours. … Continue Reading

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UP CLOSE AND PERSONAL – Meet the guides from Great Fishing Adventures of Australia

Trade Events

ITB Asia kicks off first virtual event: Reinventing Travel in the New Normal

ITB Asia, Asia’s Leading Travel Trade Show, today opened its virtual doors for the first-ever virtual event. As one of the industry’s firsts, the three-day event is being hosted online. … Continue Reading

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Visit Europe

How to Visit the Ancient City of Troy

Despite having existed thousands of years ago, Troy is one of the best-known cities in the world thanks to its representation in popular culture over the years. The ancient city was the main setting of Homer’s Iliad, considered to be one of the major foundations of modern literature. People have always had a strong fascination with Ancient Greece, and the Trojan War is one of the most retold stories from those times. It’s thanks to this that the modern site upon which the city once stood is a major tourist destination. Those who want to visit it need to take a trip to Turkey. … Continue Reading

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Traditional food for an Irish Halloween
Daszyńska-Muzyczka, BGK: The European Three Seas region is one of the fastest growing in the world

Visit Hawaii

HTA Continues Campaign to Educate Visitors

It’s more than where you go. It’s how you stay. That’s the message behind a new video that’s being played to visitors before and after they arrive in Hawaii. It’s part of the Kuleana Campaign, which was launched last year through a partnership between the Hawaii Tourism Authority (HTA) and the Hawaii Visitors and Convention Bureau (HVCB).

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Visit Middle East / Dubai

The Department of Culture and Tourism – Abu Dhabi Announces New Kosher Certification Project for Emirate’s Hotels

The Department of Culture and Tourism – Abu Dhabi (DCT Abu Dhabi) has signed an agreement with the Emirates Agency for Kosher Certification, which is led by Rabbi Levi Duchman, to launch the Abu Dhabi Hotels Kosher Certification Project, to officially certify the emirate’s hotels for serving kosher meals. … Continue Reading

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Visit Thailand / Mekong

Easing of travel restrictions to provide much needed push to card payments in Thailand, says GlobalData

COVID-19 has had a profound effect on the Thailand tourism industry with reduced tourism spending. … Continue Reading

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Visit USA

New for 2020-2021! Intriguing properties in Canada

Entrepreneurial Canadian hoteliers are forging ahead with new hotel properties and looking forward to welcoming Australian visitors when the time is right, guided by health regulations and clear border guidelines. From wilderness getaways to funky urban stays, read on for Canada’s latest hotel offerings. … Continue Reading

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