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Airlines to lose over $US118 billion this year.

According to aviation expert and analyst Geoffrey Thomas in Airline Ratings, IATA says that the airline industry will post losses of US$118.50 billion this year, with IATA announcing what Thomas describes as the sickening revised outlook for 2020 and 2021 and IATA adding that the deep industry losses will continue into 2021, even though performance is expected to improve over the period of the forecast. … Continue Reading

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Sunshine Coast goes to the Next Level – Australia’s largest high ropes course
New IATA Travel Pass launched
What! Bali with no beer?
Bali’s Khuta has become a ghost town.


Accolades

Brisbane’s business resilience standout of 2020 Lord Mayor’s Business Awards

Following a harrowing year for Brisbane business, stories of adaption and success in the face of adversity are the highlights of the 15th annual Lord Mayor’s Business Awards. … Continue Reading

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Aviation

Airlines Continue with Cuts and Changes to their Business Model

Has become the first major Australian Airline to exit voluntary administration, with its new CEO unveiling its future direction. … Continue Reading

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CO2-neutral flying – Miles & More customers now compensate their flights by click

Airport

How TSA lines are speeding up at Delta’s largest hub thanks to industry-leading security scanners

Just in time for holiday travel, Delta, Hartsfield–Jackson Atlanta International Airport and the Transportation Security Administration are speeding up security lines for faster, hassle-free domestic travel from Atlanta. … Continue Reading

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SFO Launches Touch-Free Parking Experience with Online Booking System

Attraction

WOW! Dive with the sharks and more Sunshine Coast style.

If you have ever wanted to meet a shark face to face or teeth to teeth, then now is your chance with Shark Dive Xtreme back at SEA LIFE Sunshine Coast, from 10 December 2020, with a guaranteed underwater encounter with sharks and also rays! … Continue Reading

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Stunningly transformed Australian Museum reopens

Beverage

JOHN ROZENTALS welcomes back Orlando, a label which gave him great pleasure.

As an older Australian I’ll never forget beginning my wine journey with bottles of fizz such as Orlando Barossa Pearl. … Continue Reading

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Cruise

Expedition cruise vessel approved to sail in Tasmania

Coral Expeditions says that it has received approval to sail Coral Discoverer in Tasmania from next month until March 2021. … Continue Reading

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Destination Feature

Machu Picchu, first carbon neutral World Wonder

Declared Patrimony of the Humanity by UNESCO in 1983 and one of the New Seven Wonders of the Modern World in 2007, the Historic Sanctuary of Machu Picchu is an archaeological prodigy. … Continue Reading

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JOHN ROZENTALS looks into why Australia has figured in one of Lonely Planet’s latest lists.

Gadgets

It’s a GoPro Christmas!

GoPro HERO9 Black

The ultimate action camera, the GoPro HERO9 Black sports a beastly 23.6MP sensor for 5K video and 20MP photos. … Continue Reading

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Glamping

Caravan / RV Road Safety campaign launched in preparation for increased camping road trip tourism

November sees the launch of Caravan Industry Association of Australia’s ‘Caravan / RV Road Safety’ initiative. … Continue Reading

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Hotel Feature

Great start to the New Year: The OCÉANO Health Spa Hotel in Tenerife is looking forward to welcoming guests again from 1 January 2021

The number of coronavirus cases in the Canary Islands is low. With the PCR tests which are required for entry, those responsible hope to keep the situation stable. … Continue Reading

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Hotel News

Give a Wonder. Full. Experience This Festive Season and Get More Out of Giving!

Give a Wonder. Full. Experience this festive season. A weekend away. A special occasion. A secret Santa. … Continue Reading

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Celebrate Women The Westin Resort Nusa Dua, Bali Presents An Afteroon Talk Of Women In Leadership

Hotel Trends

U.S. hotel results for week ending 21 November

U.S. weekly hotel occupancy continued to slip further from previous weeks, according to the latest data from STR through 21 November. 
… Continue Reading

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Industry Deals Sponsored by Travel Industry Club

News From Your Travel Club- Celebrity Cruises

On the Australia & New Zealand Eclipse itineraries next summer, selected sailings will offer a diversity of exclusive experiences, highlighting the best of local features. “It’s about the richness of the experience”. … Continue Reading

Insurance

Emirates upgrades free insurance

Emirates has announced that is significantly upgrading its multi-risk COVID-19 travel insurance coverage, which will be provided free of charge, to all customers purchasing an Emirates ticket from December … Continue Reading

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LGBT

Report into Experiences of Greater Western Sydney LGBTQ+ Communities Released

A new report into the health and wellbeing of LGBTQ+ people in Greater Western Sydney has found that within the community, over half experience high to very high levels of psychological distress, compared to 13.5 per cent in the general population. … Continue Reading

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Lifestyle News

Pentridge Cinema to launch with star-studded premiere of THE DRY

Palace Cinemas is proud to announce that the official opening of Pentridge Cinema will take place on Friday 11 December 2020. … Continue Reading

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Luxury Hotels

Photogenic Spots at Mandarin Oriental Hotels

Wishing to capture the beautiful moments on the road and make timeless memories? Mandarin Oriental hotels around the world offer some spectacular spots perfect for the aesthetic picture on the social feed. … Continue Reading

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Motoring

Jucy vans hit the wall!

Most of us will have seen Jucy’s distinctive green and purple motorhomes vehicles around Australia, but sadly no longer as Jucy have hit the wall and been placed into receivership. … Continue Reading

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River Cruising

River cruises to rise in popularity post Covid – new campaign survey

A new study by luxury European line, Riviera Travel River Cruises, has found that among past ocean cruisers considering a cruise in the near future, 79 per cent more are leaning towards a river cruise instead of an ocean voyage. … Continue Reading

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Statistics & Trends

Hot new research on recovery travel trends and destinations

A joint study and new Research by Tripadvisor and Phocuswright have revealed the latest traveller trends and top recovering destinations, providing unique insight into the road to recovery for the global travel industry and the shifting trends in global travel demand and traveller behaviours, charting the industry’s road to recovery in the wake of the ongoing pandemic. … Continue Reading

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Travel Deals

John Rozentals Checks Out The Week’s Travel Bargains.

Travellers to Western Australia’s favourite holiday island, Rottnest, will soon be able to experience a new level of comfort and style thanks to the acquisition of a new vessel by Rottnest Fast Ferries. … Continue Reading

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Visit ASEAN

ATF Online+ Announces Full Event Line-up

Asia TV Forum & Market (ATF) 2020 returns in less than a week with a jam-packed schedule tailored for the online audience. … Continue Reading

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Visit Oceania

Discover Australia’s unique pink lake this summer

There are three ways to see the amazing pink Lake Hillier in Esperance this summer New HeliSpirit helicopter tours in Esperance including to the pink Lake Hillier and in January only you can cruise to Lake Hillier with Esperance Cruises and take a scenic flight with every seat a window seat with Goldfields Air Service, with the fascination with Esperance’s pink Lake Hillier continues and now there’s a new way for visitors to see it. … Continue Reading

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Lake Macquarie has something for everyone this Christmas

Visit Queensland

Brisbane axes CityCycle to make way for e-bikes and scooters.

Brisbane City Council has said it will end its troubled and expensive CityCycle scheme and will instead embrace e-bikes and e-scooters as a way to encourage residents and visitors onto active transport, with Council public transport chair Ryan Murphy sounding the death-knell on the decade-old CityCycle, saying it would be phased out over the next 12 months. … Continue Reading

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Visit USA

Brand USA! Banding Together REGARDLESS of Politics!

The Positive Power of Speaking with One Voice … Continue Reading

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