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Travel firm pays fortune to hackers after ransomware attack

A large travel management firm last week had to pay hackers over $6 million in a ransomware attack which encrypted its sensitive corporate files – and the Office of the Australian Information Commissioner has warned of growing risks to Australian businesses from such attacks, which have increased by more than 150% in the first half of this year. … Continue Reading

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Man charged after vid shows him swimming with fish in Sydney Zoo
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Four Seasons Resort Bora Bora Named #1 Hotel In French Polynesia By Tripadvisor

Four Seasons Resort Bora Bora was named the #1 Hotel in French Polynesia in the 2020 Tripadvisor Travelers’ Choice Awards. … Continue Reading

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Appointments / Movers & Shakers

Crystalbrook Collection appoints Megan Knoetze to lead human resources and staff development

Crystalbrook Collection, one of Australia’s leading sustainable hospitality companies, has expanded its leadership team with the appointment of Megan Knoetze as Group Director, People and Culture. … Continue Reading

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SKYE Suites in Australia prepare for next phase of growth announcing appointment of Ari Foo as new Sales Director
Revenue and Analytics Specialist Anand Jindal Joins Wharf Hotels


Just you and the zoo!

Looking for evening plans that will create #picturepostcard moments and trigger some real #localtravelenvy among your social media followers? … Continue Reading

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

Lillypilly Estate winemaker Robert Fiumara’s daughter Gianna has wasted nore of her study time in making an impact on the Leeton family-owned business. … Continue Reading

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Business News

World’s Top 25 Most Valuable Restaurant Brands Could Lose up to $33bn of Brand Value from COVID-19

Top 25 restaurant brands could lose up to $33bn from COVID-19

The world’s top 25 most valuable restaurant brands could lose up to US$33 billion worth of brand value as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, according to the latest Brand Finance Restaurants 25 2020 report. … Continue Reading

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Coronavirus (Covid-19)

Increase in youth drug treatment during COVID-19 will save lives and future health & police budgets

The Ted Noffs Foundation says the reported surge in demand for drug and alcohol services extends to youth engagement and treatment services. … Continue Reading

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Indulge In Exquisite Summer Creations With Refreshed Menus At La Dame De Pic, Raffles Singapore

Discover the world of three-Michelin-starred French Chef Anne-Sophie Pic’s unique culinary identity through her fresh summer menu at La Dame de Pic, Raffles Singapore, a signature restaurant of the legendary hotel. … 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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KLM’s financial figures for the first half of 2020

The dramatic consequences of the COVID-19 outbreak for the airline industry are more pronounced in KLM’s figures for the second quarter as opposed to the first quarter. … Continue Reading

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Food & Beverage

Gami Chicken & Beer Says A “Sweet Thank You” To Their Fans With 10,000 Donuts

For the very first time, Melbourne-born Gami Chicken & Beer is offering a dessert option for a very sweet reason. … Continue Reading

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Golf Tourism

Ultimate Abu Dhabi Golf Experience Returns for 2021

Following the success of previous years, the fourth edition of the Troon Abu Dhabi Pro-Am is set to take place from February 1-4, 2021. … Continue Reading

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Hotel Deals

Gift Vouchers Generate Nearly Half A Million Dollars In Sales

Forward-thinking hotels are using gift vouchers as COVID-19 almost dries up the cashflow. … Continue Reading

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Hotel Developments

Landmark 55-storey Parramatta tower breaks ground

Sydney-based development company, Coronation Property, officially broke ground on its landmark 55-storey mixed-use tower in Parramatta, 8 Phillip Street, on Friday 31 July 2020. … Continue Reading

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Hotel News


US$50K Package Up for Grabs at MEET TAIWAN’s 2020 Asia Super Team: Reach for the Stars Incentive Travel Competition

MEET TAIWAN’s annual Asia Super Team incentive travel competition is back! The 2020 competition will be centered around a new theme–Reach for the Stars–inviting enterprise teams of four from Japan, Vietnam, Indonesia, Malaysia, South Korea, Singapore, Thailand, and the Philippines. A US$50,000 incentive travel package to Taiwan is at stake. … Continue Reading

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Resort News

Six Senses Introduces Six Weeks of Summer

Since the end of March, Six Senses Hotels Resorts Spas has offered guests, followers and friends a daily dose of live chats, cooking, meditation and yoga classes, marine biology schooling and fun-filled ‘behind the scenes’ moments from resorts to provide support, positivity and connection at home. … Continue Reading

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Six Senses Yao Noi Launches Junior Eco Warrior

Trade Events

PATA announces dates for Virtual PATA Travel Mart 2020

The Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA) today announced that Virtual PATA Travel Mart (PTM) 2020 will take place from September 23 – 27. … Continue Reading

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Visit Africa / Seychelles

South Africa, the home of wide-open spaces

The impact of COVID-19 has seen the entire global community experience unprecedented travel restrictions and extended periods cooped up at home which has us longing for wide open spaces and a return to nature. South Africa is the epitome of these. … Continue Reading

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Visit Hawaii

Hawaii Passenger Arrivals By Air

Yesterday, 3,478 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 Middle East / Dubai

New National Geographic Abu Dhabi Film Marmum Takes Viewers on the Journey of Creating a State of the Art Dairy

While the UAE’s annual food requirement is set to double by 2030, National Geographic Abu Dhabi’s brand new 44-minute documentary goes behind the scenes to explore how ‘Marmum’, a brand new state-of-the-art dairy factory in the heart of the UAE, is creating a sizeable local production of dairy products to meet the growing demands of the local population and consumers abroad, while also meeting national food security goals. … 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 South Pacific & Oceania

Lord Howe Island Announces Revised Opening Date: August 31, 2020

In line with a new Public Health Order issued by NSW Health late last Friday, Lord Howe Island has announced it will reopen travel to visitors from the mainland from August 31 this year, a revision from its planned reopening set for today. … Continue Reading

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Visit USA

Graceland Launches New Interactive Experiences Ahead Of First Ever Virtual Elvis Week

This week from 8 August (Memphis time), and coinciding with the kick off of the first ever Virtual Elvis Week, Graceland will launch ten new state of the art and immersive experiences at the Elvis Presley’s Memphis Complex. … Continue Reading

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