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WashU Experts: The first 100 Biden/Harris days

Election Day turned into Election Week, then two months of corrosion, court cases, controversy and, ultimately, tragedy in the citadel of U.S. democracy.

America continues to suffer — from the pandemic, from economic fallout and mass unemployment, from social and political fissures. … Continue Reading

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What to do When an Airline Changes Your Flight

With the recent spikes in NSW, QLD, and VIC, airlines have changed their schedules without much notice according to the border’s restrictions put in place by the state governments. … Continue Reading

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Emirates Sees Full Fleet Returning to Service This Year
Virgin Australia Extends Free Booking Flexibility
New Hong Kong Airlines lai see collectibles to welcome Year of the Ox
Air New Zealand adds extra capacity for Waitangi Day weekend

Appointments / Movers & Shakers

Appointment Of Nikolaus A. Priesnitz As General Manager Of ParkHyatt Maldives Hadahaa

Park Hyatt has appointed renowned hospitality professional Nikolaus A. Priesnitz as General Manager of Park Hyatt Maldives Hadahaa, one of the best luxury hotels in Maldives. … Continue Reading

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Aoife Delaney becomes President of SITE in 2021


A mobile app against food waste

Launched in partnership with the Rockefeller Foundation and the Mastercard Center for Inclusive Growth, the Inclusive Growth and Recovery Challenge aims to address society’s most pressing challenges and help people and communities thrive by harnessing the power of data science. … Continue Reading

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JOHN ROZENTALS sings the praises of Tim Adams’s riesling.

Clare Valley winemaker Tim Adams loves riesling. … Continue Reading

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Business News

The Future of Tourism Coalition and Tourism Declares collaborate on Climate Action Blueprint for Destinations

Two global initiatives, the Future of Tourism Coalition and Tourism Declares, have come together to develop a “blueprint” for climate action in destinations. … Continue Reading

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Tencent leads in M&A activity by volume in 2020, says GlobalData

Coronavirus (Covid-19)

Global Tourism Crisis Committee Meets Again to Explore Safe Travel in Age of Vaccines

With countries around the world now rolling out vaccines against the COVID-19 virus, the Committee noted that this opens a critical window in the fight against the pandemic and to promote the safe resumption of international travel. … Continue Reading

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COVID-19 Antigen Testing for Guests Now Offered Onsite at Mexico’s Velas Resorts


Oceania Cruises releases 180-Day 2023 World Voyage

Oceania Cruises has unveiled its 2021 “Around The World in 180 Days” itinerary, according to a press release in the USA, with the 684-guest Insignia, which will be operating the itinerary, departing San Francisco on January 15, 2023, and calling at 96 destinations in 33 countries across four continents. … Continue Reading

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Norwegian Cruise Line’s homeports for 2021
PONANT’S Deb Corbett tells a whale of a tale

Events / Whats On

Covid safe Gold Coast fills 2021 event calendar to brim

The Gold Coast has locked in a full to bursting program of events for 2021 from mega concerts to internationally recognised festivals to capture pent up demand, recharge the event capital’s tourism sector and become one of the world’s most sought-after event destinations. … Continue Reading

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3 Tips to Help You Pick a Home Loan

When people are seeking ways to leave their current home and move into a new primary residence, they will probably have to apply for a home loan. This type of loan is a loan that is provided to a qualified applicant when they are looking to buy a home or in some cases a condominium. When people qualify for a home loan, they often have to pay a home mortgage. This goes towards paying off a loan for a home. … Continue Reading

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Hotel Deals

The Standard, Huruvalhi Maldives is set to be the most sought out Valentine’s Day getaway, with increasing bookings to the world’s safest haven – all at incredible rates

Planning a romantic getaway from WFH confinement? Then, there’s no better time to do it than now – and there’s no better place to do it than in the Maldives. … Continue Reading

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Hotel Feature

Zeavola chef becomes a member of the “Disciples Escoffier International”

The association “Disciples Escoffier International” has welcomed the chef of Zeavola Resort, Satya Beeknoo as a member. The worldwide known organization unites a total of 25,000 selected chefs and professionals from over 26 countries. The membership is exclusively by personal invitation. … Continue Reading

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Hotel News

Southern Style Restaurant Now Open at Pearl River Resort

Pearl River Resort is pleased to announce the grand opening of a new restaurant, Mama ‘n’ Em Southern Table and Bar. … Continue Reading

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Sheraton BWI Airport Multi-Million Dollar Renovation

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What’s up this week?

How about a cruise close to home? Exclusive 50% discounted industry rates on the Murray River with Captain Cook on the paddlewheeler. … Continue Reading


Gold Coast powers up with EV charging network

The Gold Coast will install fast electric vehicle chargers to anchor Queensland’s electric superhighway. … Continue Reading

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Travel Deals

Check Out This Week’s Travel Bargains.

Accor has announced that Sydney’s first 25hours Hotel is set to open at the end of 2022. … Continue Reading

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Malaysia needs efficient COVID-19 management to curb declining production output, says GlobalData

“Malaysia’s COVID-19 pandemic management has turned out to be weak and the country has been witnessing spike in the number of daily cases. … Continue Reading

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Visit North Asia

Hong Kong Protest Monitor – 22 January 2021

Overall protest-related incident volumes stayed relatively consistent this monitoring cycle (15 – 21 January), with David spearheading the bulk of activities in Kowloon, New Territories and Hong Kong Island. His focus revolved around three themes: the inauguration of US President Joe Biden, his own trial on charges related to a demonstration in August 2020, and the ‘721 Yuen Long attacks’. … Continue Reading

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Visit Thailand / Mekong

Thailand’s general insurance market to reach US$9.4bn in 2024, says GlobalData

The general insurance gross written premium in Thailand is projected to grow from THB253.6bn (US$8bn) in 2019 to THB285.6bn (US$9.4bn) in 2024, according to GlobalData, a leading data and analytics company. … Continue Reading

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Visit USA

Presidential Transition Index uncovers institutional vulnerabilities, unmet legal provisions

For 20 days following the 2020 U.S. presidential election, the results remained in question as the General Services Administration (GSA) would not grant ascertainment. During that time, the official administration transition nearly came to a halt, potentially compromising the health of U.S. democracy and American lives in light of the COVID-19 pandemic. … Continue Reading

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