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Headline News

Seats on final Qantas B747 flights sell out within minutes

It’s too late to book a seat on the flights, but you may well see the last Qantas Boeing 747 ‘Jumbo Jet’ flying in skies near you next week as the aircraft embarks on a program of farewell events before jetting off into history. Seats sold out within minutes after they went on sale on qantas.com yesterday. … Continue Reading

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Video conferences and streaming services tested but holding up well
World Expeditions to resume NT walks from August 1
The Gallipoli Evacuation by Peter Hart
Hey Travel Lovers! It’s Time to Explore Your Own Backyards


Aviation

A New Relationship Takes Off

Kaikoura Helicopters, a division of GCH Aviation, one of New Zealand’s largest private aviation
companies, has partnered with marine mammal welfare organisation Project Jonah, and together
they are on a mission to protect New Zealand’s marine wildlife. … Continue Reading

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Explore, Relax and Reconnect With VistaJet’s Safe Havens
‘How clean will the air be on my next flight?’ Hear it from a medical expert

Airport

Appointments / Movers & Shakers

Sabre Announces Leadership Updates to Drive its Transformation

Sabre Corporation the leading software and technology company that powers the global travel industry, today announced important updates to its executive leadership, taking the next critical step toward completing the company’s transformation. … Continue Reading

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Apps

Tammy Hembrow’s Fitness App Tammy Fit Launches Family Meals

Tammy Fit, the fitness app from Australian influencer Tammy Hembrow, is launching Family Meals on July 15, designed to bring its members and their families together at mealtimes. … Continue Reading

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Awakening Update Arrives in Black Desert Mobile

Attraction

Koala joeys pass their first health check with flying colours at WILD LIFE Sydney Zoo, Darling Harbour

Fresh from their mother’s pouches, two of WILD LIFE Sydney Zoo’s newest koala joeys underwent their first health checks this week, passing with flying colours. … Continue Reading

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Business News

OutbackOutback to the future: flying cars in Narromine to the future: flying cars in Narromine

Narromine will become the home of a state-of-the-art testing facility for an electric flying car with an Australian company expanding its operations to the state’s Central West, thanks to a $950,000 support grant from the NSW Government’s Regional Investment Attraction Fund. … Continue Reading

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Premium Passports Lose Their Shine in a Post-pandemic World
The first of many quarters of disappointment for Australian export tourism
FINN Partners Announces Global Travel Recovery Network

Coronavirus (Covid-19)

Traveler Survey Reveals COVID-19 Concerns

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) released public opinion research showing the willingness to travel being tempered by concerns over the risks of catching COVID-19 during air travel. The industry’s re-start plans address passenger’s main concerns. … Continue Reading

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Banks Announcement of Further Assistance for Customers a Timely Relief: Consumer Groups
The U.S.’s COVID-19 Testing: The Dishonesty Continues

Cruise

Micro-Cruising the future of the cruise industry? Secret Atlas says yes!

UK based micro-cruise specialist, Secret Atlas operates the ideal adventures for post COVID19 travelers searching for a safe and intimate experience in the wilderness and far away from today’s new reality. … Continue Reading

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P&O Cruises Presents ‘Live in Your Living Room’ – a Month Dedicated to (Virtual) Entertainment

Financial

COBA welcomes APRA’s announcement on treatment of repayment deferrals

The Customer Owned Banking Association welcomes APRA’s announcement today on loan repayment deferrals. … Continue Reading

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Food & Beverage

Nespresso Invests CHF 160 Million in the Expansion of Its Romont Production Center in Switzerland to Meet Growing Consumer Demand Worldwide

Today, Nespresso announced a CHF 160 million investment to expand its Romont production center in Switzerland to meet increasing consumer demand for its high-quality premium coffees and support international development in the coming years. … Continue Reading

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Hotel Deals

Bangkok Marriott Marquis Queen’s Park Celebrates Reopening with Exclusive “Summer Dreaming” Promotion and Value-Added Vouchers

Bangkok Marriott Marquis Queen’s Park, the first and only Marriott Marquis hotel in Asia Pacific, is delighted to announce that it has reopened its doors. … Continue Reading

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Relax, Renew, And Revive This Summer At The Retreat Palm Dubai Mgallery By Sofitel
Staycations Are a Popular Choice at Pan Pacific Perth

Hotel News

Chiva-Som Academy to Launch Online Courses in July

Chiva-Som International Academy, a professional wellness school located in Bangkok, Thailand and managed by Chiva-Som, the world-renowned pioneer in transformative wellness, has announced the launch of its Chiva-Som International Academy Online Courses. … Continue Reading

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“G Hotel Gurney is Back, Safer than Ever!”
Survey: Consumers Eager to Travel with Certain Conditions for Hotels
Get to know Puglia with Paragon 700 Boutique Hotel & Spa
Wharf Hotels Announces New Biosecurity Protocols

Hotel Openings - in Association with COSIHotels.com

Back, Better Than Ever!

Following temporary closure due to the coronavirus outbreak, Dusit Thani Krabi Beach Resort is delighted to be re-opening from Saturday 18th July, 2020 and is doing so with a positive, dynamic response to the challenges brought about by COVID-19 by introducing “Dusit Care – Stay with Confidence”. … Continue Reading

Raffles Bali, an intimate oasis of Emotional Wellbeing
Little National Hotel to Open in Sydney September 2020

Hotel Trends

Baird/STR Hotel Stock Index falls 5.3% in June

The Baird/STR Hotel Stock Index fell 5.3% in June to a level of 3,060. Year to date through the first six months of 2020, the stock index was down 41.9%. … Continue Reading

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Lifestyle

Australian Mum of 3 under 3, launches her latest product, the eco-friendly bamboo, height adjustable highchair footrest

First you teach them to sleep, then you teach them how to eat, which can be fun and well, quite messy too. … Continue Reading

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Aussie Parents VS. The Media Machine

Luxury Hotels

Seven Heavenly Reasons Why Bali Is Worth The Wait

Delayed gratification leads to greater joy, according to psychologists. That’s good news for travellers who can finally indulge their fantasies at Four Seasons Resorts Bali, where wellness, nature and architecture combine to create an experience that is definitely ‘Worth The Wait’. … Continue Reading

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MICE

“Meetings Redesigned” To Deliver Better Meetings With Complete Reassurance And Confidence From Centara Grand At Central Plaza Ladprao

Centara Grand at Central Plaza Ladprao guarantees Bangkok’s business scene all-encompassing meeting and event experiences, reintroducing the brand’s ‘Meetings Redesigned’ fully-equipped with the enhanced health and safety standards for complete reassurance and confidence that clients will be demanding. … Continue Reading

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CINZ and TNZ renew long-term commitment to promoting business events to New Zealand

Motoring

The Wraith Kryptos Collection A Labyrinth Of Complex Ciphers

Rolls-Royce Collection Cars are poetic embodiments of artistry and skill, envisioned at the hands of the marque’s accomplished designers. … Continue Reading

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OTA News

Skyscanner On-Boards Major Airlines to New Fare Families Service

Skyscanner has launched a brand-new service allowing airlines to showcase their fare options and extra ancillaries at the beginning of the user journey. … Continue Reading

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Skyscanner survey: Hygiene Outranks Price and Location to Rate as Top Criteria for Global Travellers Looking to Book Trip Accommodation 

Photo Gallery

Photos: Colourful Celebration Marks Cancellation of Bullfights in Pamplona

To mark the cancellation of this year’s Running of the Bulls, in which more Australians have taken part than Pamplona locals in past years, members of PETA UK and Spanish animal protection group AnimaNaturalis – some with bulls painted on their chest, others dressed in all-white running outfits – gathered in Pamplona yesterday, which would’ve been the first day of the infamous bull runs. … Continue Reading

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Resort News

APE Introduces Full-range Electronic Gaming Equipment to New Integrated Resort Hoiana in Vietnam

In view of concerns about Covid-19 / Coronavirus, Asia Pioneer Entertainment Holdings Limited (“APE” or the “Company”, with its subsidiaries collectively referred as the “Group”; Stock Code: 8400.HK) would like to reassure our clients and business partners that our services remain fully operational. … Continue Reading

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Responsible Tourism

Malaysia’s most vulnerable to receive complimentary reusable face masks during COVID-19

Shangri-La Group in Malaysia have partnered with Diversey, a leading global hygiene and cleaning company and local Non-Governmental Organisations (NGOs) operating in the country to provide the most vulnerable members of society with face masks, an item recommended to be worn in public in Malaysia. … Continue Reading

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Statistics & Trends

The plight of Australian tourism requires future action

Today’s release of March 2020 quarter domestic and international tourist spending and visitor data only begins to capture the worsening job and operational issues confronting Australian tourism. … Continue Reading

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Tech

Gogo Now Providing Inflight Connectivity Beginning At 3,000 Feet

Gogo will lower the altitude at which passengers can begin using its connectivity services from 10,000 feet above ground level (AGL) to 3,000 feet AGL for a significant portion of its air-to-ground (ATG) fleet beginning July 20, 2020. … Continue Reading

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New Travel Hub and Chatbot launched in response to second ‘State of the Market’ poll results

Tour Operator

More to Explore with Travelmarvel Canada & Alaska 2021 open for bookings

Travelmarvel has expanded the range of tours available to book for its 2021 holidays to North America. … Continue Reading

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Bunnik Tours releases first Australian itinerary

Training

Top 5 Countries to teach English

Compiling a definitive list of top 5 places to TEFL is close to an impossible task. There are endless opportunities out there and so many great places to go! However, let’s take you through a few current favourites worth your consideration.  … Continue Reading

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Invitation to upskill and learn more about Sri Lanka with the experts

Visit Europe

Visit Hawaii

Hawaii Passenger Arrivals By Air

Yesterday, 2,637 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

Dinosaur Train Records 500 Million Viewers on China’s IPTV Platforms

Dinosaur Train, a highly celebrated, Emmy Nominated Children’s animated series, is co-produced and co-invested by Sparky Animation and The Jim Henson Company. … Continue Reading

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Visit South Pacific & Oceania

Discover Brisbane’s Unspoilt Island Paradise

Stunning Moreton Island is a nature lover’s paradise, its vast, sandy landscape perfect for exploring, getting adventurous both in out of blue waters and discovering unique wildlife experiences. … Continue Reading

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Effective Immediately – Norfolk Island Entry Pass now compulsory for all travellers to Norfolk Island.

Visit Thailand / Mekong

Thailand Opens Doors With Health Capability to Handle More Visitors

Thailand has announced its health capability to manage the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic as the kingdom is opening doors for 11 groups of Thai and non-Thai nationals from earlier this month. … Continue Reading

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Visit USA

Get Back Out On The Open Road – Southern Style

As local travel restrictions put in place due to the Covid-19 pandemic begin to slowly ease, many of us are itching to get out and about and enjoy some much needed road trip therapy. … Continue Reading

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