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Headline News

AFTA’s comment on surprise liquidation of ATAS member

The sudden liquidation of an online travel agent, a member of both AFTA and the ATAS scheme, has prompted a statement by AFTA on the matter. … Continue Reading

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Coronavirus cuts: Air NZ discloses impact on its 2020 outlook
New glitch report. Will Boeing 737 MAX problems ever end?
Changes to China’s case definition of COVID-19 results in a spike in cases, says GlobalData
Hong Kong Protest Monitor – 21 February 2020


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Airfare Deals

SAA 86th Birthday Sale on now

South African Airways (SAA) are celebrating 86 years of flying with special fares available to Africa from ADL/BNE/MEL/PER. … Continue Reading

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Cebu Pacific cuts fares to support government domestic tourism push

Aviation

Air New Zealand provides update on impact of coronavirus on 2020 outlook

Air New Zealand is today providing an update on its current estimate of the impact of coronavirus on earnings for the 2020 financial year. … Continue Reading

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Relatively good results for KLM in 2019 anniversary year
Airbus invests as Boeing suffers another setback, says GlobalData
British Airways Increases Spring Frequencies to Popular Destinations
KLM suspends flights to China (UPDATE)

Airport

Tokyo Metropolitan Government to Open Official Tokyo Tokyo Brand Souvenir Shop at Haneda Airport

The Tokyo Metropolitan Government is opening a new shop offering an exciting lineup of modern and traditional original Tokyo souvenirs in Haneda Airport’s international terminal, a travel hub for domestic and international tourists alike. … Continue Reading

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American Express Announces Opening of Its 11th Centurion® Lounge at Charlotte Douglas International Airport
Airport Authority’s Statement in Response to Media Enquiry about Relief Measures
Expansion of IT competence center at Vienna Airport: Austrian Airlines Searching for 35 New IT Specialists

Appointments / Movers & Shakers

Apps

BTS Launches MAP OF THE SOUL: 7 The Enhanced Album with Spotify

To celebrate BTS’ fourth studio album ‘MAP OF THE SOUL : 7’, Spotify has partnered with the global superstars to launch the MAP OF THE SOUL : 7 The Enhanced Album out today, February 21, 2020. … Continue Reading

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Business News

International campaign will help put Australia back on the travel list

Tourism Australia’s new pitch to win back international visitors is a welcome step in helping to drive new visitation following the setbacks experienced by tourism businesses across the nation as a result of January’s bushfires. … Continue Reading

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Helloworld Delivers Strong Performance In First Half
AFTA comments on Fly365 Liquidation

Conferences

International Women’s Day celebrated at Queenscliff’s 360Q/Exceptional guest speaker

The annual International Women’s Day will be celebrated at Queenscliff’s 360Q harbourside restaurant on March 8 with an exceptional woman as the event’s guest speaker

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Cruise

Quasar Expeditions Shares Six Reasons to Visit the Galapagos in Autumn

A popular hot spot for cruise, wildlife, nature and adventure lovers, Quasar Expeditions, the pioneers of small yacht cruising in the region shares their top reasons for visiting the archipelago during the autumn months. … Continue Reading

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Royal Caribbean deploys humanitarian cruises for bushfire first responders
Machine learning key to growing Australia’s cruise industry, says GlobalData
Carnival Cruise Line Signs Five-Year Agreement with City of Norfolk

Cruise Deals

Incredible Savings On Silversea’s Sub-Antarctic Voyages

Silversea Cruises is offering guests incredible savings on three immersive new sub-Antarctic voyages, departing from either Auckland or Dunedin between December 2020 and February 2021. … Continue Reading

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Destination Africa / Seychelles

Malawi Developments 2019 / 2020, Part 1: Safaris & Tours

Wildlife Transformation ‘Completing’ Malawi

For a long time Malawi’s stunning beaches, beautiful and varied landscapes and fascinating and friendly cultural experiences have been some of the best that Africa has to offer. … Continue Reading

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Malawi Developments 2019 / 2020, Part 2: Going Greener
Malawi Developments 2019 / 2020, Part 3: 2019 Highlights & What’s To Come in 2020
Saint Ange Tourism Report Monday 24th February 2020

Destination Europe

Culinary Art in Austria

Fresh new ideas emerging from imaginative culinary artists are rejuvenating the alpine cuisine. Their ingredients come from regional producers, who themselves constantly find inspiration for new things. … Continue Reading

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Destination Middle East / Dubai

Abu Dhabi Welcomes Record-Breaking 11.35 Million International Visitors in 2019

Figures collated by the Department of Culture and Tourism – Abu Dhabi (DCT Abu Dhabi) have revealed that the number of international visitors coming to the UAE capital in 2019 is estimated to have reached 11.35 million. … Continue Reading

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Abu Dhabi to Introduce New Regulations for Holiday Homes

Destination North America

Calgary Stampede embark on Aussie sales mission

Renowned to be The Greatest Outdoor Show on Earth, the Calgary Stampede in Alberta Canada is embarking on their annual travel trade sales missions down under, as their head of international sales, Lindsay Jardine touches down in Australia this week, whilst celebrating her 20th year with Calgary Stampede. … Continue Reading

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When in Canada: three legendary stays

Destination North Asia

5 Best Ways to Experience Tokyo’s Cherry Blossoms in 2020

The splendour of Japan’s marvellous cherry blossom (sakura) season may no longer be a secret and if you are keen to witness the famed spectacle but want more than the classic viewing  experience, Tokyo has plenty of unique experiences up her sleeve. … Continue Reading

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Destination South Pacific & Oceania

Live map shows health of Great Barrier Reef

A map showcasing daily underwater vision of the sites visited by tour vessels in the Cairns & Great Barrier Reef region has been launched by Tourism Tropical North Queensland (TTNQ). … Continue Reading

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31 Days of Happiness in Fiji during March
Solomon Islands inaugural Australian ad campaign yields positive dividend

Exhibitions

Over 350 exhibitors secure their participation at Secutech India

Attracting trade visitors from across the subcontinent, the region’s most influential trade fair for the security industry, Secutech India, is scheduled to return for its 9th edition from 7 – 9 May 2020 at the Bombay Exhibition Centre, Mumbai. … Continue Reading

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Health and Wellness

Four Seasons Hotel Moscow Welcomes Biologique Recherche At Amnis Spa

Amnis Spa at Four Seasons Hotel Moscow is the largest state-of-the-art spa in the city, measuring nearly 3,000 square metres (28,000 square feet). It includes 14 treatment rooms, spacious wet areas and relaxation facilities, sun-lit lap pool, hair salon, nail bar and 24-hour Fitness Centre. … Continue Reading

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Karma Kandara reinvigorates its wellness program for 2020

Hotel Deals

Catch the cherry blossoms in April, a heart pumping Songkran music festival and more inside.

Catch the cherry blossoms in April, a heart pumping Songkran music festival and more inside. … Continue Reading

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Hotel Developments

Marriott International Announces Record Growth in the Caribbean and Latin America, Propelling the Regional Pipeline to 146 Hotels and Resorts

Marriott International, Inc. today announced that it closed 2019 with record growth, adding 10,000 rooms to its pipeline across 15 brands in the Caribbean and Latin America, marking the company’s fourth consecutive year of record expansion in the region. … Continue Reading

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Radisson Hotel Group expands further in Riyadh

Hotel News

Riksbyggen’s Solar Egg to Icehotel in Sweden

Ice and heat – two contrasts meet when Riksbyggen’s world-famous sauna Solar Egg by Bigert & Bergström arrives at the global tourist destination Icehotel in Jukkasjärvi. With its inauguration on Monday 2 March 2020, both parties want to put a focus on global warming.

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What Happens at Mardi Gras Stays at QT and Moves in a Mini
Worldwide Pride Matters: W Hotels Teams Up With Mardi Gras To Love Out Loud
As Atlantis, The Palm Prepares For A Bumper 2020, The Resort Reveals Why 2019 Was A Year Of Growth And Change
Bawah Reserve Introduces Elang Private Residence

Hotel Openings - in Association with COSIHotels.com

TFE Hotels Announces Opening Date for Highly Anticipated Vibe Hotel Melbourne

TFE Hotels has today announced that the eagerly awaited Vibe Hotel Melbourne will open its doors on 16 April 2020. With bookings now live from 16 April onwards, guests are encouraged book now to also receive a 20% Opening Special. … Continue Reading

BWH Hotel Group announces first Aiden in Australasia in Sydney’s iconic Darling Harbour

LGBT

The Mexican Ministry of Tourism Has Been Recognised by Queer Destinations and the International Gay & Lesbian Travel Association for the Promotion of LGBTQ+ Tourism

Within the framework of its participation at the International Tourism Exhibition (FITUR) which took place in Madrid (Spain), Queer Destinations and the International Gay & Lesbian Travel Association (IGLTA) acknowledged the Ministry of Tourism of Mexico for being the first country certifying destinations, hotels and service providers to promote the tourism activity of the LGBTQ+ segment in the country. … Continue Reading

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Loyalty

United Airlines, Chase and Visa Announce Multi-Year Extension of United MileagePlus Credit Card Program

United Airlines, Chase Card Services and Visa today announced a multi-year extension of the United MileagePlus credit card program. … Continue Reading

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Meeting Venues

Sanctuary Cove Resort Launches Immersive Holographic Technology To Meetings And Events Market

In a first for the Australian MICE market, InterContinental Sanctuary Cove Resort has added innovative 3D holographic technology to its outdoor event production packages for corporate clients and group events. … Continue Reading

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MICE

HML welcomes Hong Kong Government’s US$130-million subsidies under novel coronavirus to reinvigorate the exhibition and convention industry

Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre (Management) Limited (“HML”), the professional private management company responsible for the daily operation of the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre (“HKCEC”), welcomes the latest revitalisation measures initiated by the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR) Government to support the exhibition and convention industry. … Continue Reading

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European Business Event Planners Expore City’s World Class Offerings And Preview Expo 2020

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MTA’s Karen and Roy Merricks celebrate ‘official’ 20th anniversary with head office team

Just days away from the official start of the MTA – Mobile Travel Agents ‘People, Purpose Passion’ 20th anniversary national conference (starts Friday, 28 February), MTA founders and co-managing directors, Karen and Roy Merricks (pictured standing centre) last week joined their 50-strong head office team to celebrate the company’s ‘official ‘ 18 February 2000 anniversary. … Continue Reading

OTA News

Aussies Dream Big When It Comes to Travelling for Sport

Today, Aussies cemented their priorities in life as new research from Booking.com reveals that a fifth of respondents who indicate they are planning a trip for a major sports trip would be willing to break up with their partner or lose their job if it meant they could travel to see a sporting event. … Continue Reading

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Expanding Our Efforts To Combat Human Trafficking

Resort News

Book With Confidence When You Book an Elite Haven

In light of the sudden coronavirus outbreak across the world, Elite Havens Asia’s largest luxury villa rental company is leading the way when it comes to proactively taking precautionary steps both in-villa and with regards to their reservations policy. … Continue Reading

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New Tapas Lounge Panen Padi Opens in Tanah Gajah, a Resort by Hadiprana

Responsible Tourism

AKP Helps Build ‘Castle of Books’ in Peru

Since 2008, Abercrombie & Kent Philanthropy has helped support Peru’s ‘Children of the Rainbow’ school in the Sacred Valley where more than 220 of the most impoverished, at-risk children in the area receive meals, medical and dental care and an education. … Continue Reading

Latest News under Category: Responsible Tourism
Melco makes another wave of support to the community
British Cruise Ship Arcadia Arrives in Australia on World Voyage with Bushfire Emergency Donation for NSW Rural Fire Service
Shinta Mani Wild Launches Boutique To Raise Funds For Wildlife Alliance CSR Project
Park Hyatt Melbourne’s Rooftop Is Buzzing

River Cruising

Varanasi, India’s Spiritual Capital

Varanasi, India’s foremost religious destination that also goes by Benaras, Banaras or Kashi, stands on the banks of the river Ganges, held most sacred by Hindus, and embodied by the goddess Ganga. … Continue Reading

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Tech

HelloGbye Announces Strategic Relationship with Travelport

HelloGbye, an automation solution for travel management companies (TMCs), announced today that it has aligned with Travelport to offer email automation to Travelport’s network of TMCs. … Continue Reading

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