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Headline News

Model Threatens to Blow Up Plane for Being Asked to Pay for Wine

A former Instagram famous glamour model threatened to blow up a plane and screamed foul-mouthed abuse at flight attendants and passengers after being asked to pay for a glass of wine during a flight from Melbourne to Auckland. … Continue Reading

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Accolades

Vietjet President & CEO Nguyen Thi Phuong Thao receives French Legion of Honour

Vietjet President and CEO Nguyen Thi Phuong Thao has been awarded the Legion of Honour from the French Government at the France Embassy in Vietnam. … Continue Reading

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Brisbane Airport Talent Named Winner in Young Executive Award 2021

Aviation

Emirates commences IATA Travel Pass trials simplifying COVID-19 related travel requirements

Emirates has commenced trials of the International Air Transport Association (IATA) Travel Pass– a mobile app to help passengers easily and securely manage their travel in line with any government requirements for COVID-19 testing or vaccine information. … Continue Reading

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Oman Air Signature Iftar Service & Meal Boxes Return for Ramadan
Air New Zealand has lift off from Sydney
Runway To A Smart, Sustainable And Safe Restart

Airport

Brisbane Airport welcomes two-way trans-Tasman travel bubble

The distance between Brisbane Airport and the land of the long white cloud will feel a lot smaller today, with the commencement of two-way quarantine-free travel between Brisbane and New Zealand for the first time in 12 months. … Continue Reading

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HKIA Announces Air Traffic Statistics for March
Southern Lakes welcomes Aussies back on first trans-Tasman flight at Queenstown Airport

Appointments / Movers & Shakers

Montara Hospitality Group Names Functional Medicine Pioneer Dr. Stephen Barrie to Tri Vananda Executive Board

Montara Hospitality Group, the Bangkok-based developer behind the award-winning luxury resort destination Trisara and Michelin-starred PRU, is developing Tri Vananda, a comprehensive health and wellness residential community in Phuket, Thailand, to be completed in 2023. … Continue Reading

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Beverage

G&T Lovers Rejoice! Brookie’s Gin Launch Their Premium, Pre-Bottled Gin & Tonic

Cape Byron Distillery is set amongst the lush rainforests of the Byron Bay hinterland. Home of the highly awarded Brookie’s Gin, the Distillery is bringing an unforeseen level of quality to the pre-bottled category with a super refreshing premium Gin & Tonic with Native Finger Lime, in a ready-to-enjoy bottle. … Continue Reading

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Cargo & Freight

March 2021: air cargo results, more than ever a truly mixed bunch…

Air cargo’s final March figures show a year-on-year (YoY) worldwide growth of 21%. To make any sense of this percentage we need to revisit the detailed results for March 2020, the most two-faced month in air cargo living memory. YoY change in the period March 1-15, 2021, stood at -0.2%, but the YoY growth in the second half of the month was +44%, a clear reminder that the first lockdown started to bite air cargo by mid-March 2020.  As the cautious recovery of early 2021 (+1.1% YoY for the first 2 months) was halted in the first half of March (-0.2% YoY), the question arises whether the second half reversed the trend again. … Continue Reading

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Casino

Will Robots Replace the Human Workforce in the Future?

Robots and AI technology taking over several aspects of our lives is no longer the sole property of sci-fi movies. We can already see this happening in our everyday life from simple aspects like an online casino with free slots that runs entirely by itself and doesn’t need any human to regulate the games and set the decks. … Continue Reading

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Charity

Head On Foundation Presents 2020 Vision

2020 was an extraordinary and challenging year, physically, emotionally and financially for most of us. … Continue Reading

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Coronavirus (Covid-19)

COVID-19 reduces access to opioid dependency treatment for new patients

COVID-19 has been associated with increases in opioid overdose deaths, which may be in part because the pandemic limited access to buprenorphine, a treatment used for opioid dependency, according to a new study led by Princeton University researchers. … Continue Reading

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Lower COVID-19 rates seen in US states with higher adherence to mask wearing
IATA and Eurofins Partner to Boost Travel with Testing
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Cruise Deals

Save up to $13,750 per couple, plus no Single Supplement On a Luxury, All-Inclusive Kimberley Expedition Cruise in 2022

Ponant’s luxury exploration yacht, Le Soleal, will unveil the raw beauty of the Kimberley in 2022 and to help more Australians discover the rugged majesty of the remote region in refined comfort, small ship specialist, Cruise Traveller, has released an exclusive package offering flights, 30 per cent savings of up to $13,750 per couple and no single supplement for bookings made by May 30, 2021. … Continue Reading

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Cruise News

Destination Global

Antigua and Barbuda’s Response to the eruption of La Soufrière Volcano

As the volcanic disaster in Saint Vincent and the Grenadines continues to unfold, regional solidarity is once again at the forefront of relief efforts.

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Events / Whats On

An Australian First Food Experience Awaits In Adelaide

Located on the eastern edge of Adelaide’s CBD, Australia’s only Weber Grill Academy offers visitors to South Australia, the chance to partake in this fantastic new cooking and dining experience whether they’re keen to upskill their outdoor cooking skills whilst at  home or the road in a caravan or camping.  … Continue Reading

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Legendary musician Archie Roach adds Adelaide concert to final national tour
Environmental Film Festival Australia presents MAKESHIFT
Viking Information Sessions

Financial

Trip.com Group successfully list on Hong Kong Stock Exchange

Trip.com Group, a leading global travel services provider, officially listed on Hong Kong Stock Exchange today (under Stock Code 9961.HK). … Continue Reading

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Forbes World’s Best Banks 2021: Customer owned banking institutions continue their domination of Australian rankings

Glamping

Make mid-week the new weekend: Save up to 50% off stays in NSW national parks

NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) has launched a special offer to make mid-week trips the new go-to for travellers seeking some quality time in the great outdoors.  … Continue Reading

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Hotel Deals

Celebrate the Holy Month of Ramadan at Wyndham Garden Ajman

Wyndham Garden Ajman Corniche is offering unmissable staycation packages, so you can spend quality time with your loved-ones during the Holy Month of Ramadan. … Continue Reading

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Hotel Developments

Stay Safe in the Heart of Bangkok, Sindhorn Midtown Hotel Bangkok Offers Longstay Deals with Extra Benefits

Sindhorn Midtown Hotel Bangkok offers monthly stay in various room categories with additional benefits to ensure comfortable and clean stay for all such as solo travelers, expatriates and families. … Continue Reading

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Hotel News

Travelling better: How to get involved and do good this Earth Day

Conserving and preserving our planet has never been more important. While the past year has been one of the most challenging, one thing we know for sure is people are more mindful than ever about travelling consciously following the pandemic. … Continue Reading

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Gaylord Hotels Announces Summer of More Programming

MICE

Seatrade Cruise Virtual Gathers Global Leaders 12-14 April

Seatrade Cruise Virtual returns for its three-day event series, 12-14 April 2021, with an enriching line-up of expert panels, small group sessions and networking opportunities for the cruise community. … Continue Reading

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OTA News

Your Adventure Awaits! Click Frenzy Travel Returns On April 20

Pack your bags and get ready for an adventure of a lifetime! Australia’s much loved online travel event, Click Frenzy Travel, is returning on Tuesday, 20th April at 7pm (AEST). … Continue Reading

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7 adventurous experiences to try in Australia this Autumn

Rail

Journey Beyond Rail Expeditions Opens 2022 Travel Season

Journey Beyond Rail Expeditions’ 2022 season is now open, giving guests the greatest choice and flexibility when planning a rail holiday. … Continue Reading

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Resort News

Dusit Thani Maldives launches a renewed spa concept with a focus on slowing down to connect with ones self.

A haven for guests seeking relaxation and rejuvenation, Devarana Spa at Dusit Thani Maldives pivots to a new focus in 2021. … Continue Reading

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River Cruising

A-ROSA River Cruises promotes unique 2022 combination itineraries

The market leader of premium European river cruising launches more than 35 combination itineraries. … Continue Reading

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Social Media

UNWTO and Facebook Partner To Support Members States To Leverage Digital Marketing To Restart Tourism

Over the past year, the United Nations specialized agency for tourism has been supporting its Member States on a series of initiatives relating to market intelligence and marketing. … Continue Reading

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Statistics & Trends

Asia-Pacific deal activity registers 14.4% growth in March 2021, finds GlobalData

Private equity (PE) and venture financing investors, who endured a volatile year in 2020 due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, seem to be reposing their faith in the Asia-Pacific (APAC) region in 2021. … Continue Reading

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Sustainable Tourism

Report Suggests Well-Managed Oil Palm Plantations Can Play A Role In Biodiversity Conservation

The conservation of biodiversity, both within and outside of certified concessions, is a key outcome that the RSPO aims to achieve through its Principles and Criteria 2018. … Continue Reading

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Theme Parks

Tour Operator

Okavango Through the Lens: On Safari in Botswana with a BBC Wildlife Cameraman

Arcadia’s ‘Okavango Through the Lens’ expedition discovers the Okavango Delta from three perspectives – exploring bush, desert and water environments. … Continue Reading

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Travel Deals

How to Prepare for a Cycling Vacation

Adventure vacations are becoming increasingly popular as people seek to combine their time off work with something unique and memorable. Cycling holidays are one of the most popular adventure vacations because they provide a sense of remoteness but also connect you to towns and cities. … Continue Reading

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New Flinders Ranges and Wine Experience Tour!
It’s finally time for a Kiwi Getaway and at ATG we’re bubbling with excitement!

Visit ASEAN

Myanmar’s Neighbors Must Protect Those Seeking Refuge

“Refugees International is deeply concerned about the failure of Myanmar’s neighbors to protect those seeking refuge from the Myanmar military’s February 2021 coup and ongoing attacks on civilians. … Continue Reading

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Visit Canada

Canada celebrates Earth Day

April 22 marks Earth Day, the anniversary of the birth of the modern environmental movement that began in 1970, giving voice to the growing public consciousness about the state of our planet. … Continue Reading

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Visit Middle East / Dubai

Al Fay Park Obtains Department of Culture and Tourism – Abu Dhabi’s Go Safe Certification

The Department of Culture and Tourism – Abu Dhabi (DCT Abu Dhabi) has announced another milestone for its pioneering Go Safe Certification programme with Al Fay Park on Reem Island becoming the latest attraction to obtain the certificate. … Continue Reading

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Visit Queensland

Sunshine Coast welcomes back New Zealanders

Queensland’s Sunshine Coast says that it is rolling out the welcome mat and getting ready to welcome back Kiwi visitors, following the announcement by the New Zealand government for quarantine-free Trans-Tasman travel for Australians to start from 11.59pm, Sunday 18 April, 2021. … Continue Reading

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Visit South Pacific

Auckland Welcomes Returning Family and Friends

Auckland turned on an emotional welcome for families and friends arriving today at Auckland International Airport, with a choir singing Dave Dobbyn’s Welcome Home/Nau Mai Rā in both te reo Māori and English at the arrivals hall. … Continue Reading

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Visit Thailand / Mekong

No domestic flights from 11pm to 4am to prevent COVID-19 spread

The Civil Aviation Authority of Thailand (CAAT) is calling for the suspension of all domestic flights between 10pm and 4am in order to tackle the new wave of Covid-19. … Continue Reading

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Government Will Not Impose Nationwide Lockdown

Visit USA

Be Clean, Go Green and Travel Sustainably in Tennessee

Known for its natural beauty, unique culture and southern hospitality, Tennessee strives to be at the forefront of sustainability efforts to preserve its wonder and charm for future generations to come. … Continue Reading

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Visit Visalia invites visitors to have a “Big Adventure on Us”

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