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Headline News

AHA plea after cops make meth bust in short-stay house

The Australian Hotels Association is pressing for better regulation of short-stay accommodation, and the platforms that offer it, after a police raid netted $10 million worth of the drug “ice” or “crystal meth” (methamphetamine) from a short-stay rental property. … Continue Reading

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Emirates pulls out of Adelaide
San Clemente Palace Kempinski Venice
Cleanliness Checks Into Hotels
Will Covid-19 accelerate the renewable energy transition in emerging markets?




Iconic Strawberry Sundaes coming to Skygate

In delicious news, Brisbane Airport’s Skygate precinct will be home to the iconic Strawberry Sundae over two long weekends in August, with a pop-up store and pickup point to be located within Skygate Home & Life. … Continue Reading

Latest News under Category: Airport
New hygiene measures unveiled at Launceston Airport
Shop tax- and duty-free alcohol in Singapore with attractive deals on iShopChangi without flying
Significantly more passengers in June
A Milestone for SFO: Neste Makes First Pipeline Delivery of Sustainable Aviation Fuel

Appointments / Movers & Shakers

GVB Board selects Gutierrez & Perez to continue leading Guam Visitors Bureau

The Guam Visitors Bureau (GVB) has announced that former Governor Carl T.C. Gutierrez will remain as GVB President and CEO, while Dr. Gerry Perez will continue serving as GVB Vice President. … Continue Reading

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Sabre Announces Leadership Updates to Drive its Transformation


Tammy Hembrow’s Fitness App Tammy Fit Launches Family Meals

Tammy Fit, the fitness app from Australian influencer Tammy Hembrow, is launching Family Meals on July 15, designed to bring its members and their families together at mealtimes. … Continue Reading

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Awakening Update Arrives in Black Desert Mobile


No more ‘Waiting For You’, Jay Chou arrives in Madame Tussauds Sydney for a limited time!

Jay Chou fans won’t need to wait another minute to meet the King of Mandopop and Hollywood actor after his much anticipated wax figure arrived in Sydney this week. … Continue Reading

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Koala joeys pass their first health check with flying colours at WILD LIFE Sydney Zoo, Darling Harbour


Kavalan’s Surprise Honour by Japanese Whisky Elite

In an unexpected outcome, Kavalan’s Solist Vinho Barrique has topped a gruelling blind tasting by prestigious Japanese judges in search of the world’s best single malt. … Continue Reading

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Business News

Cargo & Freight

Oman Air delivers cargo to serve the Sultanate

Oman Air, the national carrier of the Sultanate of Oman, continues to serve the nation and its customers with 69 chartered cargo-only flights from April to June, including the highest-ever cargo load the airline has carried. … Continue Reading

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Coronavirus (Covid-19)

Post-COVID-19 Green Recovery Must Embrace Sustainable Aviation Fuels

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) emphasized the aviation industry’s commitment to its emissions reduction goals and called for the International Energy Agency (IEA) to prioritize investment in sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) to help power aviation’s contribution to the post-COVID-19 recovery. … Continue Reading

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The U.S.’s COVID-19 Testing: The Dishonesty Continues
Traveler Survey Reveals COVID-19 Concerns


Sunshine Coast’s Saltwater Eco Tours launches new Indigenous eco cruise to connect “Culture to Coast”

In the Year of Indigenous Tourism, Queensland’s Sunshine Coast’s rich Indigenous heritage and spectacular coastline are being celebrated with the launch of a new Indigenous cruise operator, Saltwater Eco Tours. … Continue Reading

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Micro-Cruising the future of the cruise industry? Secret Atlas says yes!
P&O Cruises Presents ‘Live in Your Living Room’ – a Month Dedicated to (Virtual) Entertainment

Cruise Deals

Double Savings, Double Reasons to Book Now with Celebrity Cruises

For a limited time, book an award-winning holiday with Celebrity Cruises and everyone saves double. … Continue Reading

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Events / Whats On

Darwin Festival Unveils DF20 Homegrown Program

Darwin Festival returns as Australia’s hottest winter arts festival with DF20 Homegrown (Thursday 6 — Sunday 16 August). … Continue Reading

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Mastercard Expands to the U.S. & Canada, Delivering a Search Tool That Identifies What Stores Near You Are Open for Business

Search solution complements new Digital Acceleration for Small Business global initiative which helps small businesses advance digitally and drive online commerce … Continue Reading

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COBA welcomes APRA’s announcement on treatment of repayment deferrals

Food & Beverage

Nespresso Invests CHF 160 Million in the Expansion of Its Romont Production Center in Switzerland to Meet Growing Consumer Demand Worldwide

Today, Nespresso announced a CHF 160 million investment to expand its Romont production center in Switzerland to meet increasing consumer demand for its high-quality premium coffees and support international development in the coming years. … Continue Reading

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Hotel Deals

Hotel Developments

UK’s Kew Green Hotels Expands To South East Asia With Seven Properties In Bangkok

Kew Green Hotels, one of the UK’s leading hotel management companies with over 55 hotels in its portfolio, is expanding into the South East Asia market through a joint venture with Siamese Asset. … Continue Reading

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Hotel News

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Pullman Yueyang Debuts As The First International Premium Hotel In Hunan’s Historical And Cultural City

Accor announces the opening of Pullman Yueyang in Hunan province. The contemporary premium hotel is the ancient Chinese city’s first international upscale branded hotel and Pullman’s 39th property to open in Greater China. … Continue Reading

Discover the Adelaide Hills and experience a curated luxury stay at Mount Lofty House estate
Back, Better Than Ever!
Raffles Bali, an intimate oasis of Emotional Wellbeing
Little National Hotel to Open in Sydney September 2020

Hotel Trends

Baird/STR Hotel Stock Index falls 5.3% in June

The Baird/STR Hotel Stock Index fell 5.3% in June to a level of 3,060. Year to date through the first six months of 2020, the stock index was down 41.9%. … Continue Reading

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New Deals From Your Travel Club

We trust you are all staying well and safe through this extended period of travel restrictions. At TIC we are all well and still processing cancellations and chasing refunds as you can expect. … Continue Reading


Luxury Hotels

Mandarin Oriental Announces Management Contract for a New Hotel and Residences in Vienna

Mandarin Oriental Hotel Group has announced today that it will manage a luxury hotel and branded residences in Vienna, Austria that is scheduled to open in  late 2023. … Continue Reading

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Seven Heavenly Reasons Why Bali Is Worth The Wait

Luxury Traveller Deluxe

Hillwood Estate: Russian Art In Washington

In an age when companies mining for iron ore, coal, uranium, and personal information yield fortunes for their owners measured in the billions, it is hard to fathom a man building wealth through breakfast cereal.  … Continue Reading

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“Meetings Redesigned” To Deliver Better Meetings With Complete Reassurance And Confidence From Centara Grand At Central Plaza Ladprao

Centara Grand at Central Plaza Ladprao guarantees Bangkok’s business scene all-encompassing meeting and event experiences, reintroducing the brand’s ‘Meetings Redesigned’ fully-equipped with the enhanced health and safety standards for complete reassurance and confidence that clients will be demanding. … Continue Reading

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CINZ and TNZ renew long-term commitment to promoting business events to New Zealand


The Wraith Kryptos Collection A Labyrinth Of Complex Ciphers

Rolls-Royce Collection Cars are poetic embodiments of artistry and skill, envisioned at the hands of the marque’s accomplished designers. … Continue Reading

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OTA News

Skyscanner On-Boards Major Airlines to New Fare Families Service

Skyscanner has launched a brand-new service allowing airlines to showcase their fare options and extra ancillaries at the beginning of the user journey. … Continue Reading

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Skyscanner survey: Hygiene Outranks Price and Location to Rate as Top Criteria for Global Travellers Looking to Book Trip Accommodation 

Photo Gallery

Photos: Colourful Celebration Marks Cancellation of Bullfights in Pamplona

To mark the cancellation of this year’s Running of the Bulls, in which more Australians have taken part than Pamplona locals in past years, members of PETA UK and Spanish animal protection group AnimaNaturalis – some with bulls painted on their chest, others dressed in all-white running outfits – gathered in Pamplona yesterday, which would’ve been the first day of the infamous bull runs. … Continue Reading

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The Vietage Launches Luxury Railway Journeys Through South Central Vietnam

All aboard The Vietage, which departed for its inaugural journey on Wednesday 1st July 2020 and now brings luxury railway journeys through the Vietnamese countryside connecting Da Nang and Quy Nhon cities. … Continue Reading

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Resort News

Away With Six Senses

As the world unfurls and daydreams turn to the next vacation, Six Senses Hotels Resorts Spas is delighted to be reopening around the world. … Continue Reading

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APE Introduces Full-range Electronic Gaming Equipment to New Integrated Resort Hoiana in Vietnam

Responsible Tourism

Intrepid Supports Project To Empower Moroccan Girls’ Education During The Pandemic

With critical funding from The Intrepid Foundation, global tour operator Intrepid Travel’s not-for-profit arm, Moroccan NGO Education For All (EFA) launched ‘Project Tablets,’ an initiative to distribute technology tools to girls in Morocco’s High Atlas Mountains after months in lockdown without access to the internet and remote learning. … Continue Reading

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Malaysia’s most vulnerable to receive complimentary reusable face masks during COVID-19


Australia’s Oldest Olympian Honoured at Thredbo

When ‘The Tors’ run was re-named Frank’s Face at Thredbo yesterday, it was in honour of Thredbo resident and Australia’s oldest living Olympian Frank Prihoda as he celebrates his 99th birthday. But this is just the ski tip of an incredible story. … Continue Reading

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Vail Resorts Announces Suspension Of Ski-Lifting Operations At Hotham And Falls Creek Ski Resorts Amid Covid-19 Travel Restrictions

Statistics & Trends

The plight of Australian tourism requires future action

Today’s release of March 2020 quarter domestic and international tourist spending and visitor data only begins to capture the worsening job and operational issues confronting Australian tourism. … Continue Reading

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Tour Operator

A New Concept in Small Group Travel: The Launch of Arcadia Expeditions

When David Adams, a renowned documentary maker and investigative journalist, and David Mannix, a leading travel industry professional, became friends in their hometown of Sydney, Australia, it didn’t take long for them to take a leap of faith in creating a business together based on their diverse set of skills and their shared passion for travelling to the world’s most exotic places. … Continue Reading

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More to Explore with Travelmarvel Canada & Alaska 2021 open for bookings
Bunnik Tours releases first Australian itinerary


Top 5 Countries to teach English

Compiling a definitive list of top 5 places to TEFL is close to an impossible task. There are endless opportunities out there and so many great places to go! However, let’s take you through a few current favourites worth your consideration.  … Continue Reading

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Invitation to upskill and learn more about Sri Lanka with the experts

Travel Deals

Wendy Wu Free Single Supplement Special

Wendy Wu Tours is waiving the single supplement on selected tours to Japan, Southeast Asia, India, Sri Lanka, China and Latin America until 31 July for travel in 2021. There are 50 tours and over 300 departures to choose from. … Continue Reading

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Exceptional Kangaroo Island launches new Fine Flavours tour, showcasing Kangaroo Island’s local producers.

Visit Africa / Seychelles

Saint Ange Tourism Report & Zilwa Publication

With tentative Presidential election dates having been set, and each key political party having hosted their convention and lobbied their activists into action, a rippling awareness has spread through the electorate that this election year is shaping up to be markedly different from any other. … Continue Reading

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Visit Europe

Hublot Launches the Big Bang Millennial Pink

In an ever-changing world, Hublot stays true to its philosophy of being first, unique, different: unveiling a new Big Bang, christened Millennial Pink, designed in collaboration with Garage Italia and Lapo Elkann. … Continue Reading

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Discover Secret Greece In Superyacht Style
Vilnius Centre Becomes Art Gallery: 100 Art Objects Displayed in Open-Air Exhibition
European Cities Marketing call for an open and permanent dialogue between European institutions and local destinations

Visit Hawaii

Hawaii Passenger Arrivals By Air

Yesterday, 2,685 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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Hawaii Passenger Arrivals By Air

Visit North Asia

Dinosaur Train Records 500 Million Viewers on China’s IPTV Platforms

Dinosaur Train, a highly celebrated, Emmy Nominated Children’s animated series, is co-produced and co-invested by Sparky Animation and The Jim Henson Company. … Continue Reading

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Visit South Pacific & Oceania

COVID-Safe Travel in Queensland

Queensland’s tourism industry is now open, ready to welcome interstate visitors from tomorrow, Friday 10 July, and is following a COVID-Safe framework to provide safe experiences for travellers. … Continue Reading

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Unwind with Wine and Whales This Winter in the Shoalhaven
Discover Brisbane’s Unspoilt Island Paradise
Effective Immediately – Norfolk Island Entry Pass now compulsory for all travellers to Norfolk Island.

Visit Thailand / Mekong

Thailand Opens Doors With Health Capability to Handle More Visitors

Thailand has announced its health capability to manage the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic as the kingdom is opening doors for 11 groups of Thai and non-Thai nationals from earlier this month. … Continue Reading

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Visit USA

French Quarter Festivals, Inc. Announces Seven Days of Satch presented by Chevron

French Quarter Festivals, Inc. (FQFI), producers of French Quarter Festival and Satchmo SummerFest, proudly announce Seven Days of Satch presented by Chevron. The multiplatform, virtual celebration is a collaboration between FQFI, New Orleans National Jazz Historical Park, WWOZ, WWL-TV, and New Orleans Jazz Museum.

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