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Headline News

Travel Ban to Ease in January 2021?

The Federal Government has indicated that the current ban on international travel out of Australia will be lifted from 01 Jan 2021, but numbers will still remain at low levels until 30 Jun next year, according to a budget update made last Thursday by Treasurer Josh Frydenberg. … Continue Reading

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Impact of social distancing on travel, hospitality, and luxury businesses
Reopening on September 1st: Hotel Milano Scala and Sky Terrace
Royal Caribbean’s enormous loss highlights cruise industry woes, says GlobalData


Grand Hyatt at SFO Scores Award for Design-Build

The San Francisco International Airport (SFO) announced that its on-airport hotel, the Grand Hyatt at SFO, has been honored for its design-build construction project approach. … Continue Reading

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Appointments / Movers & Shakers

Province Brands of Canada Names Jennifer Dianne Thomas as Chief Executive Officer

The Board of Directors of Province Brands of Canada the beverage technology company that has developed a first-of-its-kind patent-pending process expected to reduce environmental impact and create beverages and other ancillary products that are less harmful for human health, today announced that Jennifer Dianne Thomas, Esq. has been appointed  the company’s new Chief Executive Officer, effective immediately. … Continue Reading

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Swiss-Belhotel International Announces Group Restructuring
Arkansas Tourism Director Travis Napper named to Travel South USA Board of Directors


JOHN ROZENTALS looks back on the legacy of Western Australia’s Roe family.

Queen Victoria granted John Septimus Roe, Western Australia’s first Surveyor General, 3000 acres of land on the riverbanks at West Swan in honor of his 57 years of service to the Commonwealth. … Continue Reading

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Coronavirus (Covid-19)


Cruise Deals

Fly Free to Europe and save A$4000 per couple on luxury, two, back-to-back river cruises on the Douro AND Danube rivers

Free flights to Europe and savings of A$4000 per couple are available on two, luxury, back-to-back river cruises on the Douro River in Portugal and Danube River through central Europe in September and October, 2021 as part of a new package for Australians. … Continue Reading

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Events / Whats On

The 27th Istanbul Jazz Festival to be held with a new programme in September

Organised by the Istanbul Foundation for Culture and Arts (İKSV) and sponsored by Garanti BBVA for 23 years with the support of the Republic of Turkey Ministry of Culture and Tourism, the Istanbul Jazz Festival will be held with a new programme in September. … Continue Reading

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Hotel Deals

Make the most of your summer staycation at Ramada Hotel & Suites Dubai JBR

Ramada Hotel & Suites by Wyndham Dubai JBR launches an unbeatable offer that let families enjoy the rest of the summer holiday without breaking the bank. … Continue Reading

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Harbour Getaway for Two:

Hotel Developments

Avani Hotels & Resorts Confirms Plans to Proceed with Projects in the Pipeline, Signalling Confidence in Travel Industry’s Future

Avani Hotels & Resorts ( has confirmed that the brand is on track to open more than ten new properties in the coming years, including debuting in four new countries. … Continue Reading

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Hotel Feature

Inspiring hoteliers that are changing the world

The Green Pearls® newsletters are usually about hotels and destinations along with their green initiatives. … Continue Reading

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Hotel Openings - in Association with

The Luxury Collection Debuts In Abu Dhabi With Al Wathba, A Luxury Collection Desert Resort & Spa

The Luxury Collection®, part of Marriott International, Inc., today welcomed Al Wathba Desert Resort & Spa to its unique ensemble of iconic hotels, marking the debut of the portfolio in the UAE capital. … Continue Reading

Sunshine Coast’s newest luxury accommodation opens: Montville House launches at Spicers Clovelly Estate

Hotel Trends

STR, AirDNA release full analysis of hotels and short-term rentals

The hotel industry has made promising weekly gains in occupancy since its low point of the COVID-19 pandemic, while short-term rentals are nearing last year’s levels in revenue per available room (RevPAR), according to a joint analysis of 27 global markets by STR and AirDNA. … Continue Reading

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Preliminary July data for Sydney hotels
Preliminary July data for London hotels
Preliminary July data for Jeddah hotels


New concert series brings Music @ The Maj

Adelaide Festival Centre is welcoming more audiences back to Her Majesty’s Theatre with today’s announcement of a new concert series – Music @ The Maj. … Continue Reading

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Marriott International Introduces New Content On Digital Platform For Meetings & Events

Following the announcement of Marriott International’s Commitment to Clean and Global Cleanliness Council, Marriott has introduced digital content about redefined processes and reimagined spaces guided by cleanliness experts and best practices to help hosts, organizers and attendees plan and execute meetings and connect with confidence. … Continue Reading

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Mutt bring the stylish new Razorback to the sizzling Summer streets

Mutt has delivered another thump on the nose to bland motorcycling by releasing the stunning Razorback onto the city streets. … Continue Reading

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OTA News


The Future of Rail Travel

There is no question about it: travel in 2020-2021 is going to be different than anyone could have ever imagined because of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. … Continue Reading

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Statistics & Trends

COVID-19: Insights on Travel Impact, APAC

With our access to real-time traveller audiences and unmatched visibility into global travel demand, we’re in a unique position to share the current travel trends at the forefront of marketers’ minds. … Continue Reading

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Travelport extends content and merchandising agreement with Air New Zealand

Travelport, a leading technology company serving the travel industry, today announced the signing of a new multi-year content agreement with Air New Zealand. The agreement also includes the continued use of Travelport Rich Content and Branding, the company’s leading airline merchandising tool. … Continue Reading

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Tour Operator

Botanica’s homegrown highlights of Australia Celebrating 20 years with new tours

With an increasing number of travellers eager to explore regions closer to home, travel agents are invited to look at the great offerings Botanica World Discoveries has. … Continue Reading

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Hatten Land Secures New Strategic Investor for Harbour City Project in Melaka in a US$323 Million Transaction

Trade Events

ITB China Travel Trends Report: China’s travel market and its consumer confidence are steadily recovering

With the gradual mitigation of the pandemic outbreak, the willingness of Chinese tourists to travel is rising every day as a recent report conducted by ITB China revealed. … Continue Reading

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Travel Deals

A Once-In-A-Lifetime Scenic Journey That Australians Can Enjoy Overseas In 2020

This November, the ultra-modern Qantas 787 Dreamliner will travel across the Southern Ocean and take guests to see the vast white wilderness of Antarctica, all within a day. … Continue Reading

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Visit Africa / Seychelles

Malawi Wildlife Rescue – where are they now?

Malawi wildlife and conservation organisation, Lilongwe Wildlife Trust (LWT), have been soldiering on during the coronavirus pandemic. … Continue Reading

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Bua River Lodge welcomes new website & lunch menu

Visit Hawaii

Hawaii Passenger Arrivals By Air

Yesterday, 2,969 people arrived in Hawaii. During this same time last year approximately 36,000 passengers arrived in Hawaii daily, including residents and visitors. … Continue Reading

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Visit North Asia

Xinhua Silk Road: China Liuyang releases investor-inviting cultural tourism program to sharpen city image

China’s fireworks hometown Liuyang, a city located in central China’s Hunan province, has recently released an announcement to invite global investors for the Liuyang River cultural tourism program. … Continue Reading

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Visit Queensland

Queensland, Keep the Ekka Magic Alive

It’s Ekka time in Brisbane and while the country won’t be coming to the city this year, you don’t have to miss out on all the sights and sounds of Queensland’s premier agricultural show. … Continue Reading

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Visit Thailand / Mekong

Your Ultimate Bangkok Travel Guide

Bangkok is a top traveler goal. It gets an expected 22.8 million vacationers consistently. Well known as the city that never rests, it is the capital city of Bangkok. … Continue Reading

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