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Headline News

‘Writing is on wall.’ Airlines stagger under new Covid wave

As a fast-rising second wave of Covid-19 slams into America and Europe, triggering hard lockdowns in France and Germany and unprecedented levels of infection in the US, new analysis shows the airline industry globally cannot slash costs deeply enough to avoid bankruptcies and preserve jobs in 2021. … Continue Reading

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What Might Hotels and Accommodation Be Like During and After COVID-19 – Hear What the Experts Had To Say Today!
5% extra cruise commission for agents and new assurance policy
Helloworld issues trading update expecting no material resumption of long-haul outbound travel until late 2021 or early 2022.
Norwegian Cruise Lines Demonstrates Commitment to Home Based and Mobile Agents


Accolades

Anantara Hotels, Resorts & Spas Celebrate Success At 2020 World Spa Awards

Anantara Hotels, Resorts and Spas worldwide has received a total of 11 top accolades at the World Spa Awards 2020, with Anantara Spa recognised as the World’s Best Hotel Spa Brand for the fourth consecutive year. … Continue Reading

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Two Okura Nikko Group Hotels Achieve Top 5 Rankings in Condé Nast Traveler’s 2020 Readers’ Choice Awards
World Golf Awards announces 2020 winners

Aviation

AirCar – The Flying Car Passed Flight Tests. Next Stop: Driving a New Market

AirCar (V5) is the latest generation flying car that transforms from road vehicle into air vehicle in less than 3-minutes. … Continue Reading

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Apps

United Airlines Redesigns Mobile App to be More Accessible for People with Visual Disabilities

United Airlines today launches a redesigned version of its mobile app, with new enhancements intended to make travel easier for people with visual disabilities. … Continue Reading

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AI body tracking fitness app offers personalised training to help prevent injury in lockdown

Attraction

Transformed Australian Museum to Reopen on Saturday 28 November 2020

The Australian Museum (AM) will reopen to the public on Saturday 28 November after a 15 month $57.5m building transformation which has significantly increased public spaces and improved amenities within the historic museum complex on the corner of William and College Streets. … Continue Reading

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Check out Melbourne’s underwater Haunted House!

Business News

Online Female Tourism Speaker Directory Launched

Online Female Tourism Speaker Directory Launched

Women in Tourism (Australia) (WiT) with the support of creative tourism marketing agency and WiT sponsor WOOF Media, have launched a new website which includes a dedicated female tourism speaker directory. … Continue Reading

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Cruise

US CDC says defer all cruise travel but no sail order expires 31 October

Despite considerable lobbying from the cruise industry to cancel its no sail order which expires on October 31, the US CDC has announced that is advising Americans to “defer all cruise travel”. … Continue Reading

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Cruise Deals

Viking Deal – Pharaohs and Pyramids

Viking’s 12-day Pharaohs & Pyramids cruise from Cairo to Cairo is selling fast, priced from $8,295pp. Book now to secure 2022 – 2023 preferred dates. … Continue Reading

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PONANT’s Australian Suite Sale Save $2,000 per person on select Australian voyages*

Dining

Alibi Bar’s ‘meaty’ month long World Vegan Day celebration

Vegan Month at Alibi Bar & Kitchen returns this World Vegan Day (1 November 2020) in celebration of the flourishing plant-based industry. For the entire month of November, crowd favourites from Alibi Bar’s Dirty Greens menu will be available at special prices each week. … Continue Reading

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Events / Whats On

Tahiti Tourisme’s micro-events with travel agents to kick-off the new specialist training programme

As part of the new Tahiti Specialist Programme, Tahiti Tourisme invited travel agents and advisors for a series of experience-based training events during the week. … Continue Reading

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Queensland’s largest caravan sale makes COVID safe return to Brisbane Showgrounds

Financial

The 75 Days of Christmas: U.S. Holiday Retail Sales Expected to Grow 2.4%* this Expanded Season Compared to Last Year, According to Mastercard SpendingPulse

2020 has been a year like no other for consumers and retailers alike. While that won’t stop families from celebrating the holidays, it will impact how, where and when consumers spend. … Continue Reading

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Hotel Developments

Groundbreaking Ceremony For The Four Seasons Resort And Private Residences Okinawa

A groundbreaking ceremony for the Four Seasons Resort and Private Residences Okinawa (“Four Seasons Okinawa”) was held at the project site in Onna Village on 28 October 2020. … Continue Reading

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Hotel News

Como Conversations Continue With ‘The Three Tenures’ At Como The Treasury Perth

On Tuesday 3rd November, COMO Conversations will see its second edition at COMO The Treasury with an evening featuring three of Perth’s most prominent arbiters of multi arts programming: Shelagh Magadza, Wendy Martin and Iain Grandage – all of whom have held tenure as Artistic Director of Perth Festival. … Continue Reading

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There’s a New Local in Town: no.10 Restaurant + Bar Opens in Canberra’s North
The Star Commits To Smoke-Free Indoor Environments By End Of 2022
NEFIN establishes rooftop solar partnership with The Park Lane Hong Kong, a Pullman Hotel

Hotel Openings - in Association with COSIHotels.com

AC Hotels by Marriott® Announces The Opening Of Its First Hotel In Sweden

AC Hotels by Marriott®, Marriott International’s design-led lifestyle brand, has expanded its Europe, Middle East and Africa footprint with the opening of its first property in the Swedish capital, AC Hotel Stockholm Ulriksdal. … Continue Reading

The Langham, Venice To Open In 2023
New Canberra Hotel, Abode Belconnen, Welcomes First Guests Today

LIFESTYLE

Where to invest $10,000: our experts reveal all – Money magazine November issue on sale now

The November issue of Money magazine is on sale today, available through supermarkets, newsagents and online. … Continue Reading

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Loyalty

Hilton Again Increases Flexibility and Value for Hilton Honors Members with New Program Extensions and Ability to Achieve Status Faster

During this challenging time for travellers, Hilton remains committed to providing maximum flexibility and value to its more than 108 million Hilton Honors members and guests around the world – from status and Points extensions to more contactless experiences through the award-winning Hilton Honors app – to ensure the safest and most enjoyable travel possible. … Continue Reading

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MICE

The 128th Canton Fair Hosts Online Matchmaking Events to Improve Efficiency for Global Buyers and Exhibitors

The organizer of Canton Fair, China Foreign Trade Centre, together with its partners and overseas chambers of commerce, has launched several virtual business matchmaking events in France, Ukraine, Tanzania and the United Arab Emirates, in an effort to build online communication platforms to improve efficiency for global buyers and exhibitors. … Continue Reading

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Adelaide has hosted the State’s largest business event since pre-COVID – and it signals the re-opening of a sector that adds significantly to the State’s economic growth targets
MCEC and Guides Dogs Victoria help continue vital services for Victorians with low vision or blindness

Motoring

Extremely Rare & Iconic European Classic for Auction

In immaculate condition with a rich history, a Prestige European Classic that made its mark during the motoring evolution is now up for grabs in Australia this weekend. … Continue Reading

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OTA News

Major Tripadvisor new technology solutions to help hotels rebuild traveller confidence and more post COVID

Tripadvisor has launched two new technology solutions for hotels and accommodation providers, Spotlight and Reputation Pro, described as aimed at helping hospitality businesses rebuild traveller confidence, attract new customers and make smart, data-driven decisions to increase profitability during these unprecedented times. … Continue Reading

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Resort News

Game, Set and Match: Vakkaru Maldives and Tipsarevic Luxury Tennis Partner to Bring the World’s Best Players to The Maldives

Though holidaymakers the world over dream of visiting the Maldives, they have rarely ventured to this island nation in pursuit of tennis. … Continue Reading

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Responsible Tourism

Banyan Tree Global Foundation Launches Greater Good Grants

Banyan Tree Global Foundation is launching for the first time in its 11-year history, the Greater Good Grants that aims to support innovative and impactful projects across 6 areas that align to the UN Sustainable Development Goals as well as the Group‘s core ethos of ‘Embracing the Environment, Empowering People’. … Continue Reading

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River Cruising

American Cruise Lines Rolls Out Its Mightiest Mississippi Season Ever

American Cruise Lines has planned the biggest season ever on the Mississippi for 2021; introducing two new modern riverboats, a brand new Music Cities cruise between Nashville and Memphis, fifteen new shore excursions up-and-down the River, all-private transportation on shore, and new enrichment programs on board. … Continue Reading

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Statistics & Trends

Adobe Forecasts $189 Billion Online Sales This Holiday Season

Instead of Cyber Week (Thanksgiving Day – Cyber Monday), Adobe expects November and December to turn into Cyber Months this year. … Continue Reading

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Tech

Lybra Integrates Future Flight Search Data into the Assistant RMS’ Global Demand Analysis, Ensuring the Most Accurate Price Suggestions, During the Pandemic & Beyond

Lybra’s Assistant Revenue Management System – the most sophisticated, machine learning, demand-centric RMS on the market – has now integrated millions of future flight search data sets, from one of the leading OTA metasearch flight booking sites, into its algorithm, which is used – along with other macro-level demand data – to calculate future demand within a destination. … Continue Reading

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BIDTravel and Sabre power digital transformation across Africa

Travel Deals

Intrepid Travel reveals 15% off all Northern Territory trips

Save 15 per cent on Intrepid Travel’s five day Larapinta Trek trip for bookings made until 10 December 2020 … Continue Reading

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Visit Europe

Accommodations with unique architecture in Norway

Norway has the last few years seen a growth in fascinating architecture and design. This has also happened with accommodation all over the country, where you now can sleep, eat, find exciting culture, history and participate in exciting adventures – or simply get away from it all and relax and contemplate, or practice the Norwegian concept of friluftsliv. … Continue Reading

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Visit North Asia

Hong Kong Wine & Dine Festival 2020 has gone “Online + Offline” ~ Experience Hong Kong’s culinary delights from anywhere in the world!

The Hong Kong Wine & Dine Festival, organised by the Hong Kong Tourism Board (HKTB), will go ahead with an “online + offline” format for the first time to give audiences at home and abroad a new gastronomic experience not bound by time and geographical constraints. … Continue Reading

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Taiwan Excellence and MEET TAIWAN Balloon Soaring in Luye, Taitung

Visit USA

Eight Ways to Experience St. Augustine’s Nights of Lights

One of Florida’s most popular holiday events, Nights of Lights in St. Augustine, will begin sparkling a little early this year. … Continue Reading

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