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Headline News

‘No jab, no fly!’ International airline spells out vaccine policy

Qantas has led the world in several developments, including business class, and its policy on Covid-19 vaccinations is likely to be another world-leading initiative: the airline’s chief executive, Alan Joyce, says that once a reliable anti-Covid vaccine is available, proof of vaccination will become a non-negotiable condition of carriage on international flights. … Continue Reading

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Eva Air Launches Flight to Nowhere Speed Dating At 32,000 Feet
Air India banned from Hong Kong for COVID positive passengers…5 times!
Queensland border opening means a heap more flights by Virgin.
Aussies and Kiwis hot to trot at home!


The Kiroro, A Tribute Portfolio Hotel Triumphs at 2020 World Ski Awards Awarded “Best Ski Hotel in Japan”

Kiroro, a pristine alpine resort in the heart of Hokkaido, is delighted to announce that The Kiroro: A Tribute Portfolio Hotel, Hokkaido has been awarded Best Ski Hotel In Japan at the 2020 World Ski Awards. … Continue Reading

Latest News under Category: Accolades
Local Heroes Celebrated And Rewarded By Leading Travel Brand
Trintech Client ABB Named Winner in 13th Annual Ventana Research Digital Leadership Awards
The Star Recognised As A Global Leader In Sustainability

Agents Incentives

Yee Haa! Win a Christmas treat from Oklahoma!

Oklahoma Tourism is launching new travel agent training programs, which they say allows eager and savvy agents the chance to take to the virtual road as they explore Oklahoma’s quirky Route 66 photo-stops; its rich heritage of Native American traditions; and its breathtaking natural wonders. … Continue Reading

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Emirates ups A380 deployment, adds services to UK and Russia

Emirates announced plans to operate its popular A380 aircraft four times a day to London Heathrow from 27 November and six times a week to Manchester from 2 December, and to deploy additional A380 services to Moscow from the current two-a-week, to a daily service from 25 November. … Continue Reading

Latest News under Category: Aviation
United Introduces Customer COVID-19 Testing from Houston to Latin American and Caribbean Destinations
SAS destinations during Holiday Season
American Airlines and Alaska Airlines Introduce Enhanced Offerings for Customers in 2021


How TSA lines are speeding up at Delta’s largest hub thanks to industry-leading security scanners

Just in time for holiday travel, Delta, Hartsfield–Jackson Atlanta International Airport and the Transportation Security Administration are speeding up security lines for faster, hassle-free domestic travel from Atlanta. … Continue Reading

Latest News under Category: Airport
SFO Launches Touch-Free Parking Experience with Online Booking System


IATA DG to Step Down

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) announced that Alexandre de Juniac, Director General and CEO will step down from his role at the Association effective 31 March 2021. … Continue Reading

Latest News under Category: Association
IATA Travel Pass Key to Reopening Borders Safely
Steps Forward for Testing to Reopen Borders Without Quarantine

Business News

Now more than ever you need a travel agent

Travel agents around Australia are ready to help travellers make the most of the Queensland border reopening – and, as well as finding the perfect escape, by booking through a travel agent, you’ll be helping a local business that really needs your support. … Continue Reading

Latest News under Category: Business News
The Rise of eCommerce and the Australasian Business Reducing the Environmental Impact
ATEC exports expertise to New Zealand’s tourism industry
SkyBuys acquires RainCheck technology business and IP
Caution prevails across APAC with big ticket VC deals remaining mostly non-existent in Q3, finds GlobalData

Coronavirus (Covid-19)

1Day Sooner Releases COVID-19 Mortality Risk Model for Human Challenge Trial Volunteers

1Day Sooner, a non-profit advocating for volunteers who would be deliberately exposed to the coronavirus in a COVID-19 challenge trial, has released an interactive risk model that estimates the probability of deaths and hospitalizations for trial participants. … Continue Reading

Latest News under Category: Coronavirus (Covid-19)


Is Pacific Dawn’s new Satoshi crypto life a reality?

According to Maria Romanenko at Cruise Industry News, Americans and Europeans are among those who already expressed interest in living on the Satoshi, formerly the Pacific Dawn, sailing for P&O Australia, according to Chad Elwartowski, chief operation officer of Ocean Builders, who told Cruise Industry News, “A lot of people [show interest] that are working from home already.” … Continue Reading

Latest News under Category: Cruise
Carnival goes Aussie and Kiwi cruising 2021
New…New Zealand and South Pacific cruises.
Star Clippers Release 2022/23 Caribbean Preview Brochure

Cruise Deals

Give The Gift Of Travel: Seabourn Launches “Black Friday Sale” To Kick Off Holiday Season

Just in time for the holiday season, Seabourn, the ultra-luxury resort at sea, has introduced its “Black Friday Sale”, launching November 24 and providing savings opportunities on select 2021-2022 global voyages on its award-winning fleet of ultra-luxury ships. … Continue Reading

Latest News under Category: Cruise Deals
Norwegian Cruise Line Launches “Best Deal Of The Year”
Oceania Cruises Unveils Exclusive Upgrade Sale Combined with Major Price Reductions


Christmas Day Dining At Crowne Plaza Hobart

Crowne Plaza Hobart, celebrating their first Christmas, has planned a festive day at the hotel
across core restaurant and bar, the Centurion Ballroom and The Deck. … Continue Reading

Latest News under Category: Dining
Saturday Lobster Mania at N’Joy

Events / Whats On

COVID-19 Update: Adelaide Festival Centre performances

A number of performances at Adelaide Festival Centre venues have been postponed in light of the ongoing advice from SA Health and the State Emergency Controller. … Continue Reading

Latest News under Category: Events / Whats On
The Crew Coach discusses mens mental health
Guns N’ Roses to kick off stadium tour on Gold Coast in 2021


KPMG report highlights resilience and confidence of customer owned banking sector

An independent report by KPMG has highlighted the operational resilience, innovation and confidence of customer owned banking in navigating the economic uncertainty of COVID-19. … Continue Reading

Latest News under Category: Financial

Food & Beverage

Gluten-free Christmas Platters

Venerdi Crafted Seed & Sour Platter 

As an unsliced loaf, Venerdi Crafted Seed & Sour gives you complete freedom to enjoy it however you wish. For crackers/crostini slice the loaf extra thin and toast well. … Continue Reading

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Hotel Deals

Little National Sydney’s Bed & Breakfast Package

Bed & Breakfast:

Live a little with experiences that enrich every moment. Celebrate the debut of a new kind of affordable luxury to Sydney with Little National Sydney’s Bed & Breakfast package. … Continue Reading

Latest News under Category: Hotel Deals
Seven Stars Resort & Spa Offers Savings Of Up To 60% On A 2021 Turks And Caicos Vacation Escape During Five-Day Cyber Sale Event

Hotel Developments

Accor’s internationally-acclaimed Mövenpick brand to make Australian debut in Hobart

Accor’s premium Swiss-born hospitality brand, Mövenpick, together with Singaporean-based global hospitality group, Global Premium Hotels, have signed a hotel management agreement to open the first Mövenpick hotel in Australia. … Continue Reading

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Hotel News

Hotel Trends

Hawaii Vacation Rental Performance Report October 2020

In October 2020, the total monthly supply of statewide vacation rentals was 373,600 unit nights (-57.0%) and monthly demand was 85,000 unit nights (-86.4%), resulting in an average monthly unit occupancy of 22.7 percent (-49.1 percentage points) (Figure 1).

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Latest News under Category: Hotel Trends
Hawaii Hotel Performance Report October 2020
Central/South America hotel performance for October 2020


Emirates Offers Expanded, Multi-Risk Travel Insurance Coverage

Emirates customers can now plan their travels and fly with even greater assurance and peace of mind, with the airline’s latest industry-first initiative to provide expanded, multi-risk travel cover on top of its current COVID-19 cover. … Continue Reading

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Lifestyle News

25 Christmas gift ideas from the Scenic Rim…. so now you can give local!

With one month until Christmas Day, present seekers are being urged to Give Local this season. Given the team from the Scenic Rim has unveiled 25 glorious gift ideas, so there’s no excuse not to! … Continue Reading

Latest News under Category: Lifestyle News
Manheim to hold another hail sale in Brisbane

Luxury Hotels

Mandarin Oriental Announces Management Contract For Luxury Hotel In Zurich

Mandarin Oriental Hotel Group has announced today that it will manage and re-brand the historic Savoy Baur en Ville hotel in Zurich, from 2024. … Continue Reading

Latest News under Category: Luxury Hotels


Construction To Start Next Year On New Infinity Convention Centre At Green Square, Sydney

Crown Group will start construction early next year on Sydney’s most exciting new event and function space, Infinity Convention Centre, which will have capacity for up to 425 people at Green Square. … Continue Reading

Latest News under Category: MICE

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Personal Travel Manager Steps in when COVID Stops Play on Golfing Holiday

Fresh border closures resulting from the latest upsurge in COVID cases in South Australia once again left holiday makers scrambling to cancel or change their travel plans. … Continue Reading

River Cruising

Earliest-ever release in Australia of 2022 luxury river cruises Includes supplement-free fares for solo travellers

To help Australians plan ahead for the return of international travel, luxury European cruise line, Riviera Travel River Cruises, has fast-tracked the release here of a selection of departures across Europe for 2022. … Continue Reading

Latest News under Category: River Cruising
American Cruise Lines Makes a Splash 4th Modern Riverboat Launched

Statistics & Trends

New research reveals the top 5 hotel must-haves for travellers right now

Today, the SKYE Suites Australian Hotels Report has revealed the top five most important factors for Australian travellers when choosing a hotel to stay in. Commissioned by leading property group Crown Group, the national survey looks at the top hotel must-haves in the current COVID-19 environment. … Continue Reading

Latest News under Category: Statistics & Trends
Americans return to the skies for Thanksgiving


ATPCO Unveils Architect, a Powerful New Pricing Tool, with Icelandair and LATAM Airlines as Launch Customers

With airline teams around the world working with fewer resources and dynamic market conditions, airlines need tools that drive value and efficiency. … Continue Reading

Latest News under Category: Tech
DivideBuy crowned first place on Deloitte’s UK Technology Fast 50 2020 list

Tour Operator

Travel Deals

Antarctica Flights Marks First Journey Of The Season With 787 Dreamliner

On Sunday, Antarctica Flights marked its first trip of the 2020-2021 season as the ultra-modern Qantas 787 Dreamliner took its maiden flight across the Southern Ocean to cruise above the vast white wilderness of Antarctica. … Continue Reading

Latest News under Category: Travel Deals
TTC’S Family Of Brands Release Black Friday & Cyber Monday Offers
Chimu Adventures’ Black & White Friday Sale: Huge deals across Antarctica Expeditions and Southern Lights Flights
Black Friday Camino Offer 2020: Our Best Offer Ever!

Visit Middle East / Dubai

Flamingos flock to Qatar for annual migration stopover

Hundreds of flamingos and other migratory birds have been spotted at Al Thakira Mangroves in the North East of Qatar, using the country as their favourite stopover. … Continue Reading

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Visit North Asia

Durability, material, and non-toxic are top three concerns for Hongkongers when buying furniture, IKEA survey finds

With a vision to create a better everyday life for the many people, IKEA upholds a product design concept that emphasises the five core elements of form, function, quality, sustainability, and low price. … Continue Reading

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Visit Oceania

Thredbo Opening Weekend A Big Success

Thredbo was buzzing for its opening weekend with guests from all over the country excited to get out into the great outdoors this summer. … Continue Reading

Latest News under Category: Visit Oceania
The Prahran Library and Stonnington Services and Visitor Hub will open at Prahran Square just in time for summer.
Bucket List Worthy Destinations to Visit in Australia

Visit Queensland

TTNQ welcomes border announcement

The ‘Cairns & Great Barrier Reef’ tourism industry has 25 millions reasons to be happy with the confirmation that travellers from Greater Sydney will be able to travel from 1 December. … Continue Reading

Latest News under Category: Visit Queensland

Visit Thailand / Mekong

Thailand’s Domestic Tourism Market Falls in Love with Khao Lak in a Pandemic

While the country’s doors remain firmly shut to international tourists, Thailand’s domestic travel wanderlust has turned Khao Lak into an Instagram hero. In the first two months of this year according to research by consulting group C9 Hotelworks’ new Khao Lak Hotel Market Update occupancies soared above 80 percent. … Continue Reading

Latest News under Category: Visit Thailand / Mekong

Visit USA

Watch and win a Christmas treat from Oklahoma

Oklahoma Tourism is proud to announce the launch of a slate of new travel agent training programs allowing eager and savvy agents the chance to take to the virtual road as they explore Oklahoma’s quirky Route 66 photo-stops; its rich heritage of Native American traditions; and its breathtaking natural wonders.  … Continue Reading

Latest News under Category: Visit USA
North America’s tourism & leisure industry sees a drop of 45.4% in deal activity in Q3 2020

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