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Covid-free airport roars ahead – and why you can’t visit it

A striking photo of New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Adern hugging a colleague graphically illustrates the country’s Covid-free status – borne out by remarkable new figures showing that Auckland Airport overtook Sydney Airport and Singapore Changi in June, in terms of passenger numbers, to breathe down the neck of London Heathrow.

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United Airlines Plans to Resume Service on More Than 25 International Routes in September

United Airlines today announced it plans to resume service on nearly 30 international routes in September, including flights to Asia, India, Australia, Israel and Latin America and to continue to add ways to visit popular vacation destinations in the Caribbean, Hawaii and Mexico. … Continue Reading

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Passengers Can Now Text Cleaning and Safety Questions Directly to United Airlines
Pegasus signs up to the EASA COVID-19 Aviation Health Safety Protocol
Air New Zealand’s Kia Ora magazine back on board


Welcome to Berlin!

Air Dolomiti is now connecting the capital with Verona in Italy. The Italian affiliate company of Lufthansa Group is flying three times a week from Berlin-Tegel Airport to the City of Lovers. … Continue Reading

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Breathtaking Swim with Whales encounter part of amazing start to the season on the Sunshine Coast

A truly breathtaking encounter with a giant humpback whale saw guests some eye to eye with
one of these amazing marine mammals, in what has been a part of an amazing start to the season on the Sunshine Coast. … Continue Reading

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THANK YOU! SEA LIFE Sydney Aquarium, Sydney Tower Eye and WILD LIFE Sydney Zoo thank frontline workers with free entry in August

Business News

Consumer and retail sectors dominate GlobalData’s list of top 50 APAC companies by market cap in Q2 2020

Consumer and retail sectors have topped GlobalData’s list of the top 50 companies in the Asia-Pacific (APAC) region with an impressive growth in their market capitalization (M Cap) during the second quarter (Q2) ended 30 June 2020. … Continue Reading

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Progress For Pyrmont A Win For Tourism In NSW
TUI shop closures mark turning point for UK travel agents as 45% of global tourists will buy more products online, says GlobalData


Business Events Perth secures world’s largest marine mammal conference

In a major win for Western Australia, the world’s largest marine mammal conference will converge in Perth in 2023, bringing thousands of marine experts from around the world, injecting $10 million into the local economy. … Continue Reading

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Coronavirus (Covid-19)

Gogo Announces Further Personnel Actions in Response to COVID-19 Impact on Commercial Air Travel

As part of its continued cost reduction initiatives to align the scale of its organization with current demand for aviation connectivity services, Gogo is eliminating 143 fulltime positions, predominantly from the Company’s Commercial Aviation business. … Continue Reading

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“Exacerbating the Other Epidemic: How COVID-19 is Increasing Violence against Displaced Women and Girls”
COVID-19 news from Annals of Internal Medicine


Holland America Line Changes Name of Newbuild to Iconic Rotterdam and Designates it the New Flagship; Ship Expected to Be Delivered July 30, 2021

In honour of some of the most memorable ships in Holland America Line’s nearly 150-year history, the premium cruise line is changing the name of its newbuild from Ryndam to Rotterdam and designating it the new flagship of the fleet. … Continue Reading

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PONANT’s Le Commandant-Charcot enters final stages of construction
Royal Caribbean Group sets sail with updated corporate identity
Farewell to Two ‘Fun Ships,’ Carnival Fantasy and Carnival Inspiration Leave Fleet


LG SIGNATURE and Acclaimed Wine Critic, James Suckling, Present the Art of Enjoying Wine

LG SIGNATURE, maker of ultra-premium home appliances including the recently launched LG SIGNATURE Wine Cellar, has teamed up with brand ambassador and world-renowned wine critic, James Suckling, to show consumers the perfect way to start their own wine journey. … Continue Reading

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Events / Whats On

Darwin Festival Kicks Off In One Week!

Darwin Festival is set to open in a week – the first major capital city event in Australia to go ahead since COVID-19 shut the world down. … Continue Reading

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Saves the Day: Galaxy S10 Features in the Marine Rescue of a Stranded Australian Couple

The Galaxy S10 is a smartphone designed for ultimate performance, and a recent incident that took place off the coast of Queensland, Australia – fortunately, one with a happy ending – saw some of its leading functionalities put to use under extraordinary circumstances. … Continue Reading

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Golf Tourism

Banyan Beating Covid  Through Golf and Locals

Thailand is currently among the global success stories in fighting the Covid-19 pandemic, having effectively reduced community transmission to zero. … Continue Reading

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Hotel Developments

Avani Hotels & Resorts Confirms Plans to Proceed with Projects in the Pipeline, Signalling Confidence in Travel Industry’s Future

Avani Hotels & Resorts ( has confirmed that the brand is on track to open more than ten new properties in the coming years, including debuting in four new countries. … Continue Reading

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Hotel Feature

New green pearl in Cambodia: Farmhouse Smiling Gecko

In the middle of the rice fields of Cambodia lies a new Green Pearls® partner; the Farmhouse Smiling Gecko. The sustainable resort combines country living with modern luxury. … Continue Reading

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Hotel News

Melco SME Academy supports local businesses and suppliers through challenging times

Melco Resorts & Entertainment’s Melco SME Academy was relaunched at an event at Studio City yesterday. Supported by Melco’s very own Learning Academy, the Melco SME Academy aims to help enhance small and medium enterprise (SME) prosperity and to help local businesses succeed. … Continue Reading

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Jamaica Inn Announces Its Reopening To Guests

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Four Points By Sheraton Phuket Patong Beach Resort Invites Thai Residents To Enjoy Stylish Seafront Stays At Phuket’s Newest Resort

Four Points by Sheraton Phuket Patong Beach Resort is welcoming Thai nationals and expats back to Phuket with a series of enticing promotions, including a special opening offer and gift vouchers promising up to 50% added value! … Continue Reading

Hotel Trends

STR: U.S. hotel results for week ending 25 July

U.S. hotel performance data for the week ending 25 July showed slightly higher occupancy and room rates from the previous week, according to STR. … Continue Reading

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Luxury Hotels


Perched on the dramatic granite hillside of southwest Mahé, the Seven Bedroom Residence Villa at Four Seasons Resort Seychelles has become the latest luxury accommodation to join the Resort’s Private Retreats rental program. … Continue Reading

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OTA News

Expedia Group’s uptick for Vrbo offers hope for recovery, but caution is still vital, says GlobalData

Following Expedia Group’s release of its Q2 2020 results;

Johanna Bonhill-Smith, Travel & Tourism Analyst at GlobalData, a leading data and analytics company, offers her view: … Continue Reading

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Resort News

Six Senses Introduces Six Weeks of Summer

Since the end of March, Six Senses Hotels Resorts Spas has offered guests, followers and friends a daily dose of live chats, cooking, meditation and yoga classes, marine biology schooling and fun-filled ‘behind the scenes’ moments from resorts to provide support, positivity and connection at home. … Continue Reading

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Social Media

VIEWS FOR DAYS: 9 of the Most INSTAGRAMMABLE Yoga Retreats

It’s no secret that we are all in need of a well-deserved break, especially after the last couple of months, and with all the new skills and hobbies we’ve picked up, a yoga retreat is the perfect getaway. … Continue Reading

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Statistics & Trends

China dominates APAC VC funding landscape Q2 2020, reveals GlobalData

China continued to top the venture capital (VC) funding activity both in terms of volume as well as value and was way ahead of its peer countries in the Asia-Pacific (APAC) region during the second quarter (Q2) of 2020, according to GlobalData, a leading data and analytics company. … Continue Reading

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Tourist Boards

GVB presents new Travel Talks webinar series

The Guam Visitors Bureau (GVB), a nonprofit membership corporation, presents a new Travel Talks webinar series in a continued effort to revitalize Guam’s tourism industry.

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Travel Deals

John Rozentals checks out the week’s travel bargains.

Byron at Byron, a Crystalbrook Collection Resort nestled within 45-acres of subtropical rainforest, will reopen on September 1. … Continue Reading

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Visit Africa / Seychelles

Join The Nelson Mandela Covid-19 Relief Challenge

The Nelson Mandela Foundation is inviting the public to register to be part of The Nelson Mandela Covid-19 Relief Challenge taking place on Saturday, 1 August 2020. … Continue Reading

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Visit Middle East / Dubai

DMCC invites diamond world to Dubai with message on iconic Burj khalifa

DMCC – the world’s flagship Free Zone and Government of Dubai Authority on commodities trade and enterprise – announced today the launch of its latest discount campaign to encourage international diamond companies to set up operations in Dubai. Effective immediately and valid until 30 September 2020, DMCC has reduced its business set-up fees by 50 per cent for all diamond-connected companies. … Continue Reading

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Visit North Asia

Don a Summer Kimono, Dance in the Street and Watch-out for the Bears How to Enjoy Tokyo Summer Like a Local Next July (2021)

Whilst Tokyo cannot welcome you right now, this time next year is full of promise with a jam-packed agenda. … Continue Reading

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Visit South Pacific & Oceania

Boost for Great Barrier Reef coral nursery

A mission to become the most sustainable tour operator in Australia has led to Fun Over Fifty assisting the Reef Restoration Foundation’s goal to plant 1 million new corals on the Great Barrier Reef by 2026. … Continue Reading

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Government job not yet done for tourism

Visit USA

CrossRoads of Southern NV Teams with Multiple Local Non-Profits to Visit Homeless in Las Vegas Tunnels

CrossRoads of Southern Nevada, NV’s top drug and alcohol addiction treatment center, recently organized and participated with the Freedom House, and Shine-a-Light Project, a morning of service to bring supplies and counseling to the many homeless living under the city of Las Vegas in the miles of flood tunnels. … Continue Reading

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