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Buoyant domestic market helps Air NZ weather pandemic

In a graphic demonstration of how suppressing Covid-19 helps a country and its travel industry, Air New Zealand has reported domestic seat capacity has reached 76% of pre-Covid levels, “led by robust domestic tourism and the return of business demand during the first half of the 2021 financial year”.

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ACCC Qantas-American move is a gesture of hope for future
Where a stunning hotel and amazing art come together with…WOW!
Norwegian Cruise Line says vaccines the “deciding factor” in cruise booking surges, plus cruise demand exceeding supply
Mmmm…I wonder, if former Virgin Australia CEO Paul Scurrah rex’ news boss?


TIA Chief Exec named as AuSAE Association Influencer 2020

TIA Chief Executive Chris Roberts has been selected as one of 13 New Zealand and Australian Association Influencers in 2020.

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Yidinji welcome for ARIA winner Amy Shark in Cairns
Metropole Hanoi Awarded Five Stars from Forbes Travel Guide for Second Straight Year


From Airline to Landline: United Offers Seamless Travel from Denver International Airport to Breckenridge and Fort Collins

United announced today that it is making it easier for customers to travel to Breckenridge and Fort Collins, Colorado with convenient year-round ground transportation service connecting through its Denver hub. … Continue Reading

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American Airlines and Deloitte Pioneer Market-Based Solution to Reduce Carbon Emissions from Air Travel
SWISS takes off with Confiserie Sprüngli
Air France unveils its new in-flight safety video


CSMIA: RT-PCR sample processing now at the airport

With the number of states and countries being added for testing, Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj International Airport (CSMIA) has taken a step further towards passenger safety by not only allowing Mylab Discovery Solutions a space to set up the RT-PCR testing counter, but also to facilitate the processing of the sample for a quick turnaround. … Continue Reading

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Delivery of First Batch of Comirnaty COVID-19 Vaccines to Hong Kong Handled at HKIA Vaccines Transshipped to Macao through Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macao Bridge
Best Airports for Customer Experience in Asia-Pacific and Middle East Revealed

Appointments / Movers & Shakers

The Anam Promotes Talented Staff To Managerial Roles Amid Tough Times

The Anam has elevated five employees with more than five decades of hospitality experience to managerial positions despite the difficulties COVID-19 has inflicted on the tourism industry. … Continue Reading

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TOPCAST Appoints George Poh as Vice President Global Sales and Customer Support

Business News

Harnessing One Of The Biggest Marketing Movements Of 2021

We’ve already run through some of the marketing trends experts predict will dominate in the new year, but according to Adam Witty, CEO of Advantage|ForbesBooks (, there is one element in particular that promises to be absolutely critical: inclusivity. … Continue Reading

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Global hiring a mixed bag in 2021 after the highs and lows of 2020, finds GlobalData

Global hiring activity witnessed a momentous 2020 with significant changes throughout the year. The pharma and retail sectors saw pronounced hiring, and the active job index for these industries surpassed pre-COVID-19 levels in 2021 – notably with a dip in 2020. … Continue Reading

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Global hiring a mixed bag in 2021 after the highs and lows of 2020, finds GlobalData

Coronavirus (Covid-19)

Lufthansa Group launches integration of Covid-19 test certificates into digital travel chain

Prior to Lufthansa flights from Frankfurt to Istanbul, Turkey and from Newark, USA to Frankfurt and Munich, customers have the option of sending their Covid-19 test certificates and confirmations of digital entry applications to a specially set-up Lufthansa Group Health Entry Support Center via a contact form as early as 72 hours before departure starting Friday. … Continue Reading

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Cruise News

Travel industry announcement – launch of industry first small ship cruise platform

In an industry first, Australia’s leading small ship cruise company, Cruise Traveller, has launched a new custom web solution – … Continue Reading

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Bask in colours and flavours of Holi at Ramada JBR

Flavours of India at Ramada Hotel & Suites by Wyndham Dubai JBR is offering a special pre-Holi lunch to celebrate the joyous occasion. … Continue Reading

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Events / Whats On

2021 Parrtjima program bursting with world-class acts

A Festival in Light is out and features an impressive host of high-calibre acts to perform at the iconic free event in Alice Springs next month. … Continue Reading

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Hotel Deals

Ramada Downtown Dubai unveils delightful deals in celebration of women’s month

In celebration of Women’s Month, Kenza Restaurant at Ramada by Wyndham Downtown Dubai is offering 2+1 dining deals for ladies. … Continue Reading

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Ascott Offers 25% Bonus Points In Ascott Star Rewards Points Purchase 72-Hour Flash Sale

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Hotel Trends

Winter storm pushes Texas hotel occupancy to 50-week high

Texans displaced by freezing temperatures and outages pushed the state’s occupancy to a 50-week high, according to an analysis by STR. 
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Lifestyle News

Mother’s Day Classic Honours Women Touched By Breast Cancer On International Women’s Day

This International Women’s Day, March 8, the Mother’s Day Classic Foundation is honouring all women touched by breast cancer. … Continue Reading

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Air France and Flying Blue extend their commercial measures

Since the start of the Covid-19 health crisis, Air France has introduced exceptional measures grouped under the Air France Protect label. … Continue Reading

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Luxury Hotels

Unleash Your Inner Sleuth With A First Of Its Kind Virtual Interactive Play: ‘The Curious Case Of The Missing Peranakan Treasure’ Set In The Iconic Raffles Hotel Singapore.

Raffles Hotel Singapore together with Double Confirm Productions and Sight Lines Entertainment are delighted to jointly announce the upcoming 1st April release of ‘The Curious Case of the Missing Peranakan Treasure’, an enthralling detective whodunnit tale and the first-of-its-kind virtual interactive play set against the backdrop of the iconic Grand Dame of Singapore. … Continue Reading

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A Statement By Annamaria Ruffini, CIS, CTP, CMP, Site Global Past President, About The Current Pandemic Crisis And The Role Of The Industry Associations

Over the past twenty-five years I have been a member of numerous international associations of our industry. … Continue Reading

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Phantom Tempus Collection: A Unique Motor Car On An Appropriately Grand Scale

“The events of the past year have caused many people, not least our clients, to re-evaluate their sense of, and relationship with Time. At a moment in history when so much in life seems ephemeral, our patrons are seeking solace in the unique timelessness, longevity and permanence offered by a Rolls-Royce motor car. … Continue Reading

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OTA News

Government must act to regulate Airbnb and other sharing platforms

Survey results released today by Airbnb which reveal a staggering $25 Million-plus earned by Australian female hosts during the coronavirus pandemic highlight the desperate need for Government to create a level playing field so that traditional businesses can fairly compete. … Continue Reading

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Statistics & Trends

Chinese New Year travel was 69.3% down

Research undertaken by ForwardKeys, the travel analytics firm, reveals that domestic air travel in China during New Year Golden Week (11th – 17th February) was 69.3% down on the equivalent period in 2019, when travel was at normal, pre-pandemic levels. … Continue Reading

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Sustainable Tourism

Oceans safer with SA plastics ban starting today

The Australian Marine Conservation Society (AMCS) has welcomed the beginning of South Australia’s ban on single-use plastics today, saying the ban will save the lives of iconic ocean wildlife like whales and dolphins. … Continue Reading

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Conservationists welcome Victoria’s move to ban single-use plastic


IDeaS Introduces Optix to Provide Big-Picture Revenue Intelligence for Hotel Groups

IDeaS, a SAS company, the world’s leading provider of revenue management software and services, announced today IDeaS Optix™, a cloud-based advanced reporting and analysis module for IDeaS G3 Revenue Management System (RMS). … Continue Reading

Latest News under Category: Tech
Alchemie Technology Teams Up with At One Ventures and H&M Group to Deliver Sustainability Breakthrough in Textile Dyeing and Finishing
Deem Announces ETTA, its New Business Travel Software
Cedar Rose Launches ‘Cedar Rose Comply’ to Enable Automated Compliance Checks on Companies and Individuals


Furama Resort Da Nang Established IBH Academy

In the recent situation of Covid 19 epidemic, the quality of human resources in general and the hospitality industry is significantly declining, the Indochina Beach Hotel JSC – Furama Resort Danang announced the establishment of IBH Academy on December 19th, 2020, … Continue Reading

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Visit Africa / Seychelles

Why Settle for Less when You can Safely Experience More on an African Safari?

Celebrating its 15th anniversary, southern African safari operator, African Bush Camps (ABC), is adding a 15th camp, Khwai Leadwood, to its portfolio in April 2021. … Continue Reading

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STORY Hospitality Launches In The Seychelles & Beyond.
MTN Bushfire launch Hybrid Festival for 2021

Visit Arkansas

Arkansas State Parks Announce Return to Regular Hours for Park Visitor Centers

Due to the health emergency brought on by COVID-19, many facilities at Arkansas State Parks have had reduced hours and limited occupancy for the past year. … Continue Reading

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Visit Canada

Motel revival! Canada leads the global trend

The rural Hockley Motel in Monto, Ontario, also known as the infamous Rosebud Motel in hit television series Schitt’s Creek, listed for sale for a cool $2 million following the show’s historic sweep at the Emmy Awards. But it’s not just Schitt’s Creek fans who are ogling the retro property. … Continue Reading

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Visit Europe

Rovaniemi making rally history – Arctic Rally Finland Powered by Capitalbox a huge success

Rovaniemi attracted a star-studded line-up for the first ever Arctic Rally Finland powered by CapitalBox, and the world’s best rally drivers were seen driving the snowy roads of Lapland. … Continue Reading

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No Passport Needed: Where You Can Get Your Austria Fix In Australia

Visit Florida

What’s New in The Original, The One, The Only, The Palm Beaches

As the world embarks on a new era of travel, The Palm Beaches in Southeast Florida – comprised of 39 cities and towns from Boca Raton and Delray Beach to Palm Beach and Jupiter – welcomes a diverse list of new offerings throughout 2021 in America’s First Resort Destination. … Continue Reading

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Visit Oceania

A Winter Wonderland Waiting To Be Discovered This Year In The Grampians

This winter why not head to the Grampians and enjoy all the colder months have to offer. … Continue Reading

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Visit Queensland

Campaign welcomes interstate travellers to experience the new Brisbane

Brisbane Lord Mayor Adrian Schrinner is welcoming visitors back to Brisbane with the launch of an interstate domestic tourism campaign highlighting the city’s appealing new attributes. … Continue Reading

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