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Mastercard Names Tim Murphy to Chief Administrative Officer

Mastercard today announced the appointment of Tim Murphy, the company’s general counsel, to the newly created position of chief administrative officer. … Continue Reading

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Singapore Opening Up International Travel with Digital Apps

As vaccinations ramp up in many countries and travel bubbles without bursting potential become more realistic talk, fraud is the big thing standing in the way of reopened borders, at least for countries with successful vaccination progress. … Continue Reading

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New IATA Chief Insists Covid Travel Measures Should be Temporary

New IATA director general Willie Walsh has called for all restrictions and constraints on international air travel to be removed as quickly as the public health situation allows, as the trade body’s latest data showed the continued catastrophic impact of the Covid-19 crisis on the airline industry. … Continue Reading

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The Rattler recognises ANZAC Day

Gympie Station and the Mary Valley Rattler, at the north end of the Sunshine Coast, will relive their direct association with Australia’s war efforts by staging a dedicated ANZAC Express Train on Sunday 25 April. … Continue Reading

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Johnnie Walker Keeps Walking as It Launches Its Biggest Ever Sustainability Push

Johnnie Walker – the world’s best-selling Scotch[1] – is today launching The Next Steps initiative, its most ambitious sustainability drive to date, putting the focus firmly on more sustainable socialising for everyone. … Continue Reading

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Spritzer Natural Mineral Water Passes Test for Plastics Contaminants

Business News

Affinidi And The Commons Project Foundation Enter Partnership To Leverage Digital Credentials For Safe International Travel

Affinidi, a Singapore-based company founded by investment firm Temasek, and The Commons Project Foundation today announced a new partnership that will leverage Affinidi’s leading digital credential verification solution to enable the safe reopening of borders around the world as international travel resumes. … Continue Reading

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Coronavirus (Covid-19)

The US Pauses the Johnson & Johnson Vaccine

Lately, it has become very clear that COVID-19 vaccines will play a large role in restarting travel and will likely be required by certain destinations as well as for getting on the aeroplanes. … Continue Reading

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WHO Pandemic Updated ‘Cases and Deaths are Increasing’
Australia Fast-Tracks Other Vaccines After AstraZeneca Decision
Vaccination Will not Guarantee We Can Start International Travel

Cruise News

Chef Luke Mangan says cruising needs to get “cooking”!

Chef Luke Mangan, whose named restaurants are a feature on P&O Cruises Australia ships, pictured with President P&O Cruises Australia Sture Myrmell has today joined the cruise industry’s call for a pathway for the careful resumption of cruising in Australia. … Continue Reading

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P&O Cruises Australia’s new Pacific Encounter ready to sail!

Hotel Feature

A sanctuary of strength and retreat – the OCÉANO Health Spa Hotel on Tenerife

In our turbulent and uncertain times, it is important to do something good for ourselves every now and then. … Continue Reading

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Hotel Trends

U.S. hotel results for week ending 10 April

The U.S. hotel industry posted its highest demand and occupancy levels since the beginning of the pandemic, according to STR‘s latest data through 10 April 2021. 
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News From Your Travel Club

Exciting Exclusive Announcement! TIC has exclusive industry rates on Ponant Cruises which depart and arrive from Australia or New Zealand – here is an unexpected opportunity for our cruising members whilst other destinations still seem a distance away. … Continue Reading


South Australia reels in World Fisheries Congress

The 2021 World Fisheries Congress to be held in South Australia will bring together the brightest minds in commercial fishing, with a focus on conservation and sustainability. … Continue Reading

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OTA News

Agoda: Australians and New Zealanders look to Trans-Tasman travel bubble for public holiday travel adventures in 2021

Australians and New Zealanders reputation as keen travellers was reinforced as Agoda’s search data reveals an 850% increase in searches by Australians looking for accommodation in New Zealand, and 470% increase for New Zealanders searching for trips to Australia, following the announcement that the Trans-Tasman travel bubble will commence 19 April 2021. … Continue Reading

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Sustainable Tourism

‘Obscene’ windfarm subsidies revealed by new data

The Global Warming Policy Forum has condemned what it called the “obscenity” of windfarm subsidies and has called for a complete rethink of energy policy.

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Visit Queensland

Sunshine Coast welcomes back New Zealanders

Queensland’s Sunshine Coast says that it is rolling out the welcome mat and getting ready to welcome back Kiwi visitors, following the announcement by the New Zealand government for quarantine-free Trans-Tasman travel for Australians to start from 11.59pm, Sunday 18 April, 2021. … Continue Reading

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Visit South Pacific

The Kiwi bubble opens so check out Lonely Planet’s top road trips

With the trans-Tasman bubble ready to open and driving around New Zealand the very best way to discover the Land of the Long White Cloud, who better than Lonely Planet to guide you with 25 of New Zealand’s most amazing road trips released in the second edition of New Zealand’s Best Trips, with 5 fully updated guidebooks launched In celebration of the two-way Trans-Tasman travel bubble … Continue Reading

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How The Trans-Tasman Travel Bubble Will Work

Visit Thailand / Mekong

Will Thailand’s plan for quarantine-free tourism set a global trend?

As part of plans to stimulate a rebound in tourism, some countries have moved to waive compulsory quarantine for international travellers who have been vaccinated against the coronavirus. … Continue Reading

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