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Airport Security Staff Confirmed Infected with COVID-19 Relevant Areas Cleaned and Disinfected

Airport Authority Hong Kong (AA) has been notified by Aviation Security Company Limited (AVSECO) that a staff was tested positive for COVID-19. … Continue Reading

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Tamtam Bubble 5 August 2020
Security search at BER begins
Number of passengers at Schönefeld and Tegel continues to rise

Appointments / Movers & Shakers

Emirates One&Only Wolgan Valley Welcomes James Viles As Executive Chef

Emirates One&Only Wolgan Valley has announced the appointment of James Viles as Executive Chef of the ultra-luxury, conservation-based resort in the Greater Blue Mountains. … Continue Reading

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New Meliá Koh Samui Appoints Kantima Chompoolad as Wellness Manager
Bob Van Den Oord Promoted To Chief Operations Officer At Langham Hospitality Group


Qatar Airways Adds New Features to Its Mobile Application to Simplify Travel Planning

Qatar Airways is pleased to announce significant updates to its mobile app that allow passengers to plan their travel with greater ease, helping minimise physical contact and interactions throughout their journey.

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Leadership Succession for IATA’s Customer, Financial and Digital Services

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) announced that Muhammad Albakri, IATA’s Regional Vice President for Africa and the Middle East (AME), will be appointed Senior Vice President for Customer, Financial and Digital Services (CFDS), based in Geneva and effective 1 March 2021. At that time Aleks Popovich, who currently holds the position, will retire. … Continue Reading

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PATA highlights the need for more coordinated and unified public and private cooperation towards tourism recovery
‘CUPID-19’: Prolonged pandemic emboldens romance scammers to prey on emotions


Singapore Celebrities Gather to Celebrate National Day at Madame Tussauds

Stefanie Sun, JJ Lin and Dick Lee are just a handful of the local celebrities who have gathered together for National Day celebrations at Madame Tussauds on Sentosa. … Continue Reading

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Dive into National Science Week with SEA LIFE!


MO BAR Announces Nomadic Forager Virtual Bar Tour

Following 2019’s pop-up event series, “Nomadic Foragers,” the team from MO BAR is adapting to the new normal with a Nomadic Forager Virtual Bar Tour for 2020. … Continue Reading

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JOHN ROZENTALS looks at the role of a younger generation at Leeton.

Business News

Coronavirus (Covid-19)


Delicious Cocktail Inspiration from Norwegian Cruise Line

As we dream of our next exotic getaway, NCL is pleased to share four delicious cocktail recipes from three awe-inspiring locations, the Mexican Riviera, Hawaii and Bermuda. … Continue Reading

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Online visitors the winners of CIAF & Coral Expeditions’ ‘cruisy’ partnership
Viking Unveils Brand-New Panama Canal Cruises
Return with Regent Extended for Alaska, Northern Europe and Mediterranean 2021 Voyages


Events / Whats On

48th Istanbul Music Festival To Be Held Online In September

Organised by the Istanbul Foundation for Culture and Arts (İKSV) with the support of the Republic of Turkey Ministry of Culture and Tourism, the 48th Istanbul Music Festival will meet with music lovers virtually between 18 September and 5 October 2020. … Continue Reading

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Brisbane Cycling Festival on show in 2021
Countdown to The Cultural Evolution CIAF 2020, Friday 14 – Sunday 23 August 2020


Etihad Airways Reports Strong Start To 2020 With Second Quarter Heavily Impacted By Covid-19

Etihad Airways (Etihad), has provided details of its half-year (H1: January-June) 2020 performance, which saw a strong start to the year, with the airline progressing well ahead of its transformation plan targets. … Continue Reading

Latest News under Category: Financial
SWISS reports first-half operating loss
Gogo Inc. to Report Second Quarter 2020 Financial Results on August 10, 2020

Food & Beverage

Vive Cake Boutique Captures Heartwarming and Reunited Moments this Mid-Autumn Festival with Bespoke Mooncake Gift Sets

In celebration of Mid-Autumn Festival, Vive Cake Boutique is launching its celebrated signature short-crusted custard mooncakes today, available until 30 September 2020. … Continue Reading

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TTSH-NCID Receives 365kg of Carousel Chocolate Pudding for Nurses’ Day Celebration


Orange Amps Launch Crest Edition Wireless Headphones

Orange Amplification introduce their new Crest Edition Wireless Headphones; with more than fifty years of audio expertise behind them, they offer expert sound for sophisticated ears. … Continue Reading

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Golf Tourism

How to Reset Golf for the New Normal

Golf courses should be at the heart of local communities, delivering simple, memorable experiences that enhance people’s lives. … Continue Reading

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Pioneering Sentosa Golf Club Joins UN Sports for Climate Action Initiative

Hotel Deals

The Pawfect Stay The Ritz-Carlton, Hong Kong Launches Pet-Friendly Room Package

The Ritz-Carlton, Hong Kong proudly launches its first-ever pet-friendly initiative and now welcomes guests to bring along up to two pets for The Pawfect Stay at the highest hotel in the world. … Continue Reading

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Inspiring Future Travel: Swire Hotels Teams Up With Porter & Sail To Offer Hotel Credits Vouchers
SPOTTED: Great value whale watching deals at Mantra Hervey Bay
Celebrate your National Day Weekend at Accor

Hotel News

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Frasers Hospitality Opens Luxury Serviced Apartments, Fraser Suites Akasaka in Central Tokyo

Frasers Hospitality, a member of Frasers Property Group, will officially open Fraser Suites Akasaka in Tokyo on 7 August 2020, bringing the luxury of space and tranquillity to Tokyo’s Central Business District. … Continue Reading

Ultima Collection Reveals The Grand Opening Of Ultima Courchevel Resort For The New 2020/2021 Ski Season

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Australia’s travel insurance to contract by 7.7% in 2020, forecasts GlobalData

The Australian travel insurance business is expected to contract by 7.7% in 2020 due to COVID-19 pandemic, a sharp decline from the 46.3% growth witnessed in 2019, according to GlobalData, a leading data and analytics company. … Continue Reading

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Smartphones prove to be time-saving analytical tools

Seemingly everyone has a smartphone in their pocket, and we find new uses for them every day. They can help us avoid traffic jams or connect us to family from afar. They can even translate languages on the fly. … Continue Reading

Latest News under Category: Lifestyle
IKEA Catalogue 2021: Your Handbook for Better Everyday Living is Here!
Iconic Bjelke-Petersen Estate for Auction
Say Goodbye to Fogged Glasses + Slipping Masks… Introducing Cabeau Tape™
FrieslandCampina Launches New Organic Milk Formula Organic FRISO PRESTIGE® BIO in Hong Kong


MCEC explores Unconventional Ideas for business’ future

Over the past two and a half days, more than a hundred innovators and thought-leaders from the events industry have taken part in a virtual idea generation hackathon as part of Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre’s (MCEC) inaugural Unconventional Ideas event. … Continue Reading

Latest News under Category: MICE
Strategy for Associations Going Virtual
ICC Sydney Strengthens Commitment To Regional Winemakers

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Personal Travel Manager’s Travels by Concorde

The tiny town of Charleville is situated almost 700 kilometres inland from Brisbane and has a population of a little over three thousand people. … Continue Reading

OTA News

Agoda Joins Hands With Governments In Asia To Assist Growing Travel Demand

Digital travel platform Agoda has announced it will join the Japanese Tourism Agency’s (JTA) ‘Go To’ campaign, ensuring its travelers booking domestic travel on Agoda can benefit from the “Go To” travel subsidy and make savings of 35% up to 14,000 JPY per person per night on accommodation bookings at eligible hotels.  … Continue Reading

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Bedsonline launches platform to equip travel agencies with live destination trends and powerful marketing capabilities
Skyscanner Adds Airline Safety Information To Ease Traveller Anxiety recommends design retreats to inspire your next home makeover – bring the world to your doorstep!

Resort News

‘Own’ Your Own Private Island Perfect Isolation At Kudadoo Maldives Private Island

More than ever before, now is the time to plan for the holiday of holidays – an isolated paradise, swathed in barefoot luxury not to mention the company of just family and/or good friends. … Continue Reading

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Lizard Island Announces Spring Reopening

Responsible Tourism

Accor Bushfire Disaster Relief Appeal brings vital aid to fire affected communities

Accor, the largest hotel operator in Australia, has raised $404,000 through its Accor Bushfire Disaster Relief Appeal, for bushfire affected people and communities across Australia. … Continue Reading

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Adventure World Travel Supports Four PAWS Pledge

River Cruising

APT announces exclusive Kimberley cruise with acclaimed chef Luke Nguyen

Luke Nguyen’s gastronomic journeys through Vietnam, Cambodia and Myanmar have become a popular highlight of APT’s Southeast Asia tours. … Continue Reading

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U By Uniworld Announces Big Plans For 2021

Serviced Apartments

Oakwood® Strengthens Safety Protocol With New Mandate: Face Mask Required In Public Areas For All Guests, Associates And Vendors

Oakwood®, a wholly owned subsidiary of Mapletree Investments (“Mapletree”), today announced a new safety measure that requires all guests, associates and vendors to wear face masks in all indoor public areas. … Continue Reading

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New Dates For 2020 Tour De France Announced & Australians Given The Opportunity To Win Their Way To The 2021 Race

For millions of Australians, the month of July means the Tour de France – either watching it from home, or traveling to Europe to see it live – but for the first time since World War II, the pandemic has disturbed this love affair, and the dates of the race. … Continue Reading

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Statistics & Trends

eRevMax witnesses surge in demand for summer travel in Norway and healthy recovery for UK hotels

The current pandemic has emerged as the biggest challenge for the global hotel industry. Even as recovery begins, it is slow in most regions and varies drastically between countries. … Continue Reading
Latest News under Category: Statistics & Trends
Booking Holdings job cuts show continued struggles of travel operators, says GlobalData


Tour Operator

Twenty-twenty-one: Looking out for each other

We’ve certainly all had the chance to be introspective this year and looking forward to being rejuvenated in the coming year.  … Continue Reading

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Trade Events

ITB China announces “ITB China Industry MeetUp” event series in seven cities across China

The organizers of ITB China, China’s largest B2B exclusive travel trade show, announced the launch of the ITB China Industry MeetUp, at an exclusive networking event for industry senior representatives in Shanghai last Wednesday. … Continue Reading

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Visit Africa / Seychelles

Saint Ange Tourism Report & Zilwa Publication

Seychellois are today second-class citizens in their very own Country. This observation is echoed widely to reflect the fact that there is a glaring disparity between the treatment received by expatriates, and that which is received by Seychellois, particularly within the tourism industry, in terms of salary and level of respect being afforded.

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Visit Europe

Monaco reassures Travellers with the Launch of “Monaco Safe” Label

The Principality of Monaco is continuing to make the safety of its visitors its utmost priority with the launch of the new “Monaco Safe” label. … Continue Reading

Latest News under Category: Visit Europe
Plans announced for Northern Ireland’s first socially distanced music festival
Stinging Nettle and Cucumber Ice Cream: 12 Most Bizarre Flavours from Lithuania

Visit Hawaii

Hawaii Passenger Arrivals By Air

Yesterday, 3,029 people arrived in Hawaii. During this same time last year approximately 38,000 passengers arrived in Hawaii daily, including residents and visitors. … Continue Reading

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Hawaii Vacation Rental Performance Report June 2020
Hawaii Passenger Arrivals By Air

Visit Middle East / Dubai

Rediscover Abu Dhabi: The Excitement Continues

As part of its recently launched Rediscover Abu Dhabi campaign, the Department of Culture and Tourism – Abu Dhabi (DCT Abu Dhabi) has announced a new set of exciting ‘staycation’ offers, including dining, entertainment and shopping deals at various new locations. … Continue Reading

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Visit North Asia

Japanese Noh Play “Aoi no Ue” (Tale of Genji) at Odawara Castle Going Online on Sept. 13

Odawara Tourism Co., Ltd. in Odawara city, Kanagawa Prefecture, will hold the first online event at a Japanese Castle. The “Noh” performance, titled “Japanese Noh Theater at Odawara Castle ‘Aoi no Ue’–The Tale of Genji,” will be streamed on Sunday, September 13, 2020. … Continue Reading

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Visit South Pacific & Oceania

Thredbo’s Backcountry Tours Make Their Season Debut

Break free! Explore new frontiers! Once you are au fait with inbound slopes, you may become curious for a little more piste and quiet, and while scanning the Australian Main Range from the top of Karels T-Bar, those untracked slopes and limitless space start calling your name. … Continue Reading

Latest News under Category: Visit South Pacific & Oceania
NEW High Country at Home Experiences Add a Soupçon of Stardust, a Modicum of Magic to a Long Winter in Iso

Visit Thailand / Mekong

$1.5 Billion ADB Loan to Support Thailand’s COVID-19 Response

The Asian Development Bank (ADB) is providing a $1.5 billion loan to support the Government of Thailand’s response to the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic. … Continue Reading

Latest News under Category: Visit Thailand / Mekong

Visit USA

Quench your Lust for Travel with Virginia’s WanderLove Series

Wanderlust is defined as a strong desire to travel. Here in Virginia we call that WanderLove. Visiting Virginia in person isn’t possible right now for our international friends. … Continue Reading

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