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Travel bubble in mind as airport creates two terminal zones

Auckland Airport is separating its international terminal into two zones as part of plan to create a “travel bubble” – the first in this part of the world – which will include the Cook Islands and may one day extend across the Tasman Sea to embrace Australia. … Continue Reading

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No self service in buffet, enhanced medical facilities and fewer guests as MSC updates its safety protocol
Evaluating the effectiveness of travel bans
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Meliá Koh Samui Awarded ‘Amazing Thailand SHA’ Certification In Wake of COVID-19

Meliá Koh Samui has been granted the Thai government’s new ‘Amazing Thailand Safety and Health Administration (SHA)’ certificate, recognising the resort’s health, safety and hygiene measures designed to prevent the spread of the pandemic. … Continue Reading

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Air New Zealand to take Tongans home

An Air New Zealand flight has just taken off from Auckland International Airport to repatriate citizens from Tonga who have remained in New Zealand since the COVID-19 lockdown. … Continue Reading

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Emirates to deploy its flagship A380 to Guangzhou

Appointments / Movers & Shakers

New Zealand’s most experienced ‘Aussie travel specialist’ to represent Visit Sunshine Coast

Visit Sunshine Coast (VSC) has secured the services of former Tourism Australia New Zealand manager, Jenny Aitken, to represent the Sunshine Coast region. … Continue Reading

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TTNQ appoints Marketing Manager


PATA joins Global Tourism Plastic Initiative to take on plastic pollution

The Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA) has today become a signatory of the Global Tourism Plastics Initiative, led by the United Nations Environment Programme and World Tourism Organization, in collaboration with the Ellen MacArthur Foundation. … Continue Reading

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Museum of Underwater Art Officially Opens on Great Barrier Reef

Stage One of the globally significant Museum of Underwater Art (MOUA) is officially Good to Go, with tours to the John Brewer Reef Coral Greenhouse starting tomorrow. … Continue Reading

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Business News

GBTA Calls on Congress to Take Action on Expanded Relief for Distressed Business Travel Industry

As the U.S. Congress negotiates a new coronavirus relief package for individuals and businesses, the Global Business Travel Association (GBTA) – the leading voice of business travel worldwide – has called on Congressional leadership to enact measures to renew business travelers’ confidence and to curb the devastating impact of the pandemic on this vital sector of the global economy. … Continue Reading

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Coronavirus (Covid-19)

Public Transport Can Bounce Back from COVID-19 with New and Green Technology, Says ADB

Public transport must adapt to a “new normal” in the wake of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic and adopt technologies that will render it more green and resilient to future disasters, according to a new report by the Asian Development Bank (ADB). … Continue Reading

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Study reveals COVID-19 transmission rate on trains


Hurtigruten temporarily suspends all expedition cruises

As a response to the coronavirus outbreak on board MS Roald Amundsen, Hurtigruten temporarily suspends all expedition sailings on MS Roald Amundsen, MS Fridtjof Nansen and MS Spitsbergen until further notice. … Continue Reading

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Agents Predict Positive Future for Domestic Cruising

Destination Global

UNWTO, Once Foundation And Enat Call For The Reopening Of Tourism Destinations To Cater For The Needs Of People With Disabilities

According to the newest data from UNWTO, 40% of global destinations have now eased restrictions on travel introduced in response to COVID0-19. … Continue Reading

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Events / Whats On

Omniche team up with Cook Islands for webinar series on new 2021 packages

Expert South Pacific wholesaler Omniche Holidays is committed to supporting the trade and are proud to have retained all staff during these challenging times in travel. … Continue Reading

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ADB’s COVID-19 Response Reaches $9.3 Billion to End-July 2020

The Asian Development Bank (ADB) committed $9.3 billion in financial resources in the last six months since early February when ADB started its initial response to support its developing member countries and the private sector to address the impact of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic. In addition, development partners committed $4.6 billion in cofinancing. … Continue Reading

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Vietjet reports consolidated profit of VND73 billion despite loss in air transportation business at VND2,111 billion for H1/2020

Food & Beverage

Hua Hin Food Fest’ 2020 Promises A True Foodie’s Paradise At Centara Grand Beach Resort & Villas Hua Hin

Lovers of food and al fresco entertaining will be thrilled this August as Centara Grand Beach Resort & Villas Hua Hin prepares to transform the iconic Hua Hin beach into the most fascinating Hua Hin Food Festival 2020, promising all the best Hua Hin has to offer.

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Capella Bangkok Opens for Reservations Ahead of its Debut on 1st October 2020

Capella Bangkok is now accepting reservations for stays from October 1st 2020.  … Continue Reading


Humanitarian aid alone is not enough to address hunger, says new Vice President of UN agency IFAD

We are failing in our response to increasing hunger levels by focusing predominantely on humanitarian aid,  said Dominik Ziller, the new Vice President of the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) who took office today. … Continue Reading

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PETA Offers New Vocation Training to Melbourne Abattoir Workers


Thailand launches ‘Ease Up’ a collaborative financial grant for meetings and incentives in anticipation of international travel recovery

Thailand Convention and Exhibition Bureau (TCEB) partners 54 hotels and 8 DMCs to roll out a new campaign “Ease Up” featuring a generous financial grant, free airport transfers, free sightseeing and free hotel rooms. … Continue Reading

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Announcing World Food Travel Market
IGTM In Wales Postponed And Announces Igtm Links For 2020


Rolls-Royce Reveals What The First Goodwood Ghost Taught The Marque

Before Rolls-Royce created the first Goodwood Ghost in 2009, significant time was invested in understanding the group of clients it was tailored to. … Continue Reading

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OTA News and Agoda Join Forces to Boost Travel with Bitcoin and other Cryptocurrencies

Agoda, a digital travel platform part of Booking Holdings (Nasdaq: BKNG), and, the leading cryptocurrency-friendly accommodation booking platform, have announced a new strategic partnership. … Continue Reading

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Tripadvisor and Viator Partner to Reveal Travelers’ Choice Awards for Experiences and Attractions


Speciality Noodle Dishes to Enjoy Along the Tobu Railway Line

Food is one of the top motivators for Australian’s travelling to Japan and while we can’t travel right now, there’s no better time to plan your next culinary adventure to the land of the rising sun. … Continue Reading

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Resort News

Capture the Spectacular Flinders Ranges this Spring with Photography Weekends at Wilpena Pound

With spring on the horizon, Wilpena Pound Resort has announced two photography weekends, allowing visitors to capture the spectacular natural landscape of South Australia’s Flinders Ranges. … Continue Reading

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Vail Resorts Announces Ski Lifts At Hotham And Falls Creek Ski Resorts Will Not Reopen For Spring Skiing

Vail Resorts today announced it will not reopen its lift operations at Falls Creek and Hotham for Spring skiing and snowboarding following the Victorian Government’s introduction of Stage 4 restrictions for Melbourne and Stage 3 restrictions for regional Victoria, which will be in place for six weeks. … Continue Reading

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Statistics & Trends

Global tourism & leisure industry venture financing deals total $1.09bn in Q2 2020

Total tourism & leisure industry venture financing deals in Q2 2020 worth $1.09bn were announced globally, according to GlobalData’s deals database. … Continue Reading

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Sabre renews strategic, long-term distribution agreement with Air New Zealand

Sabre Corporation the leading software and technology provider that powers the global travel industry, has renewed its long-term, worldwide distribution agreement with Air New Zealand. … Continue Reading

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5G continues to lead discussions on Twitter among telecom influencers during H1 2020, finds GlobalData

Tour Operator

Crooked Compass Founder Offers Travel Concierge Service

Crooked Compass is offering exclusive travel consults with Founder, Lisa Pagotto, to speak one-on-one about travel plans and aspirations. … Continue Reading

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ATECA Holding Signs an Agreement with AHLEI to Offer Certification and Diploma Programs for Hospitality Industry in Uzbekistan

ATECA Holding, developed by UAE hotel experts, in collaboration with the Tourism Development Institute under The State Committee of the Republic of Uzbekistan for Tourism Development, has entered into an agreement with The American Hotel & Lodging Educational Institute (AHLEI), to provide its world-class training programs in Uzbekistan. … Continue Reading

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Travel Deals

Save 10 per cent* on all Intrepid Travel Australia trips for bookings made between 1 August 2020 to 31 August 2020.

With international travel on pause, Australian travellers can now experience their own backyard for less with Intrepid Travel offering 10 per cent off all local Australian trips. … Continue Reading

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Visit Africa / Seychelles

Wild Again For 20 Rhino

On 3 August 2020, a passionate and determined sibling team comprising of former British Army Officer David Bozas and conservationist Jonty Bozas, will embark on a journey across the wilds of South Africa’s Zululand to fundraise for the relocation of 20 endangered rhinos. … Continue Reading

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Visit Europe

Visit Rovaniemi – The Official Hometown of Santa Claus®

Mrs. Irene Kangasniemi, Artisan, Hornwork

“Simple life is rich life”, states Irene Kangasniemi. Living in a log house the middle of the woods, Irene and Ari Kangasniemi are the perfect example presenting the traditional sustainable Lappish way of life. … Continue Reading

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COOL – ARCTIC – LIGHT Lapland Phenomena – Why you should add Rovaniemi on your bucket list!
Video – 3 unforgettable days under The Midnight Sun, in Rovaniemi, Lapland, Finland.
Visit Rovaniemi invites all businesses to join Sustainable Travel Finland program

Visit Hawaii

Hawaii Passenger Arrivals By Air

Yesterday, 2,977 people arrived in Hawaii. During this same time last year approximately 35,000 passengers arrived in Hawaii daily, including residents and visitors. … Continue Reading

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Visit North Asia

Environmental Miracle: The Rice that is Saving Japan’s endangered Wildlife

Knowing that an inspiring feel-good story is what we all need right now, Kinosaki Onsen, Japan’s Best Hot Spring Town, is shedding a light of positivity by sharing the uplifting story of one of Japan’s most impressive environmental miracles – one which has seen over 200 native birds brought back from the brink of extinction. … Continue Reading

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Visit USA

Arkansas State Parks: Making memories safely

For nearly nine decades, Arkansas State Parks have been a destination for generations of residents and visitors alike. … Continue Reading

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