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Headline News

Major airlines say they’re acting on climate change. Our research reveals how little they’ve achieved

If you’re a traveller who cares about reducing your carbon footprint, are some airlines better to fly with than others? … Continue Reading

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JOHN ROZENTALS discovers that there’s much more to the Sunshine Coast than sun, sand and surf.
Inbee Park continues Korean dominance in Adelaide
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Accolades

Melbourne Star wins Best Attraction and Best Large Business

The Melbourne Star Observation Wheel has won both Best Attraction and Best Large Business at the inaugural Docklands Business Awards. … Continue Reading

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Cruise Guru Celebrates CLIA Award Win with Offer for Australian Travellers

Airfare Deals

Update to Air New Zealand’s Elton John fare flexibility

Air New Zealand has introduced further fare flexibility following the postponement of Sir Elton John’s final Auckland concerts to January 2021. … Continue Reading

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Aviation

Norwegian doubles 2019 underlying operating result before ownership costs and achieves cost-reduction target

Norwegian today reported its full year and fourth quarter 2019 results. Year on year, unit revenue increased in nine consecutive months, driven by maturing routes and the optimization of Norwegian’s global route network. … Continue Reading

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Air New Zealand announces capacity adjustments on Shanghai and Hong Kong routes
THAI Increases Passenger Screening Procedures for Flights from Cambodia
A new era of growth for AEGEAN
Alaska Airlines, American Airlines Announce New West Coast International Alliance: Alaska’s West Coast Network to Connect With American’s Long-Haul Flying to Create More Choice for Travelers
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Airport

CAG steps up precautionary measures to keep Changi Airport safe for airport staff, passengers and visitors

Changi Airport is an important gateway connecting Singapore to the world, facilitating the movement of people and goods. Hence, it is vital for Changi Airport to remain operational at all times, even with the evolving COVID-19 situation worldwide. … Continue Reading

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Appointments / Movers & Shakers

Accor appoints Claire Haigh as Director of Communications

Accor, Australia’s largest hotel operator with a network of over 380 hotels and apartments, has appointed Claire Haigh as its new Director of Communications for the Pacific region. … Continue Reading

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Singapore Airlines Announces Senior Management Appointments
Cross Hotels & Resorts Appoint Buzz Travel Marketing As Exclusive GSA for India
Travel Counsellors appoints first managing director for corporate travel

Attraction

For One Night Only: SEA LIFE Sydney Aquarium hosts an evening of Shark Discovery

Whether you love them, fear them or are intrigued by them, you can’t deny that sharks are majestic animals. They have roamed the world’s oceans for hundreds of millions of years, appearing in the fossil record before trees even existed and they’ve outlived dinosaurs! … Continue Reading

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Beverage

The Wine Lovers’ Guide To NSW

If you’re a lover of food and wine, now’s the time to love NSW. Start your tasting trail in Sydney then book a #RecoveryWeekend in NSW wine country. … Continue Reading

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Business News

Accor and Visa form global partnership

Today, Accor, a world-leading hospitality group, and Visa (V: NYSE), the global leader in digital payments, announced a global partnership to bring new payment experiences to ALL-Accor Live Limitless loyalty members. … Continue Reading

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International tourism numbers represent calm before future statistical storm
Riviera Travel River Cruises and Cruise Traveller celebrate their new GSA appointment
Ecruising Partners With Leisurecom Group
COVID-19 Industry Update

Cargo & Freight

Oman Air Cargo choses CHAMP suite of solutions

Oman Air Cargo has awarded CHAMP a five-year contract for its suite of e-cargo solutions. Following a request for proposals for cargo IT solutions, CHAMP won the contracts from a wide field of competitors. … Continue Reading

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Competition

Win A Trip To Thailand With Mango Tree Thai Bistro

Thai restaurant operator, Mango Tree Worldwide, is celebrating the first anniversary of Mango Tree Bistro Dubai JBR by unveiling a competition for diners to win a trip for two to Thailand to discover the roots of Thai food and the history of the culinary brand. … Continue Reading

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Cruise

Sapphire Princess to call Australia home for year long deployment down under

The world’s leading premium cruise line, Princess Cruises, has announced plans to add 44 new cruises from five major Australian cities with the redeployment of Sapphire Princess down under.  … Continue Reading

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Destination Africa / Seychelles

Rwanda beyond the gorillas

Rwanda may be one of the smallest countries on the African mainland, but what it lacks in land size, it makes up for in experiences. … Continue Reading

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South Africa emerging as top wellness destination for 2020
Jenman Reports High Interest for Madagascar

Destination Europe

Stranger Things Season 4 Filming Wraps in Vilnius, Lithuania

Vilnius, Lithuania. Season four of the critically acclaimed Stranger Things was being shot in Vilnius, Lithuania. Preparations for the production started last November and filming ended on 14 February. … Continue Reading

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Destination Feature

Enchanting Oman! The best secret of the Arabian Peninsula

Joe Cusmano

On the edge of the Arabian Peninsula, you’ll find the Sultanate of Oman. Often overlooked by travellers, Oman is an exotic destination filled with incredible beauty and true Arabian architecture and fascinating and diverse cities. … Continue Reading

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Destination North America

Las Vegas Convention Center celebrates major milestone in Elon Musk’s innovative underground transportation system; excavation of first tunnel complete

The Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority (LVCVA) recently announced that excavation is complete in the first of two vehicular tunnels that will comprise The Boring Company’s (TBC) d/b/a Vegas Loop underground transportation system, located beneath the Las Vegas Convention Center campus. … Continue Reading

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Destination North Asia

5 Hidden Cherry Blossom Gems in Regional Japan

In just a few short months, winter in Japan will melt into spring and reveal the coveted cherry blossoms, or sakura. Whilst Tokyo, Kyoto and Osaka count amongst the most popular viewing spots for Japan’s iconic floral spectacle, there are a range of lesser-known cherry blossom places and experiences available for those travellers wanting to experience the magic of the sakura season away from the crowds. … Continue Reading

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Destination South Pacific & Oceania

Australia’s Coral Coast releases 2020 Holiday Planner

Western Australian regional tourism organisation, Australia’s Coral Coast, has launched its annual Holiday Planner for 2020. … Continue Reading

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Tourism Fiji Announces Next Phase of Bulanaires Program

Destination Thailand / Mekong

Thailand to hold World’s Largest Parade of Food Trucks

The Kingdom is set to host the “World’s Largest Parade of Food Trucks”, and is planning the largest assembly of food trucks in one place. … Continue Reading

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Dining

A Plant-Based Talk at Alibi Bar & Kitchen

Join the dinner table on Monday 24 February, at leading plant-based restaurant Alibi Bar & Kitchen as it launches its first ‘Real Food. Real Talk.’ … Continue Reading

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Dusit Thani Maldives opens new pop-up restaurant on the beach

Golf Tourism

Hong Kong Golf & Tennis Academy Signs Up with Asian Golf Industry Federation

The Hong Kong Golf & Tennis Academy (HKGTA), a holistic sports wellness destination, has joined the Asian Golf Industry Federation (AGIF). … Continue Reading

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Toro Throws Weight Behind AGIF Expo

Health and Wellness

Azerai Can Tho Introduces 4- and 6-Day Healthy Yoga Retreat Packages

Yoga fans and wellness enthusiasts will learn to master essential poses while calming their minds and re-energizing their bodies with new, multiple-day healthy yoga retreat packages at Azerai Can Tho. … Continue Reading

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Hotel Deals

Pure Relaxation Privilege

The Ritz-Carlton, Perth is offering guests the opportunity to transcend into a place of pure relaxation with a stay inclusive of a 60-minute Equilibrium Massage for two with rhythmic flowing movements to instil full body tranquillity. … Continue Reading

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Enjoy a “Taste of Luxury” and a Complimentary Night
New Kakadu Fishing Package Can Hook You a Million Dollar Bonus!
W Brisbane – Indulge Me + You (Approx. $354 of added inclusions)

Hotel Developments

GOCO Hospitality Signs Advisory Agreement with AMAALA

GOCO Hospitality, led by Chief Executive Officer Ingo Schweder, is delighted to announce that it has signed an agreement to advise AMAALA, the ultra-luxury development project located along the Red Sea on the northwest coast of Saudi Arabia, on wellness. … Continue Reading

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Swiss-Belhotel International Makes Malaysian Debut With Launch Of Kuantan Waterfront Property

Swiss-Belhotel International’s acclaimed success story over more than three decades has been marked by milestones – and another has just occurred with the soft opening of its first Malaysian property.
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Hotel Trends

STR: Miami hotels shatter Super Bowl Weekend records for ADR, RevPAR

Miami hotel performance exceeded projections and reached record levels in both average daily rate (ADR) and revenue per available room (RevPAR) during Super Bowl LIV weekend, according to an analysis by STR‘s Consulting & Analytics office.  
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STR: Central/South America hotel construction up 6.1% in January

Lifestyle

What did the founders of various religions teach about service to mankind?

Media Opportunities: LIVE interviews of Australian Religious Leaders and Scholars, National President of The Ahmadiyya Muslims Community, Guests, Volunteers and more. … Continue Reading

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Farmcrowdy Acquires Meat Processor, Best Foods L&P Ltd

Luxury Hotels

Mandarin Oriental Jumeira, Dubai Launches Luxury Royal Penthouse And Newest Therapies With The Elixir Clinic

Mandarin Oriental Jumeira, Dubai has unveiled its palatial Royal Penthouse, a luxurious addition to its signature suites. … Continue Reading

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Mandarin Oriental, Boston Introduces Renovation Plans And Forest Therapy Journey

Meeting Venues

Dusit Doha Hotel looks to become preferred events provider

The modern, upscale Dusit Doha Hotel in West Bay’s Diplomatic Area has set its sights on becoming a preferred banqueting provider for Qatar-based businesses, organizations and residents. … Continue Reading

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MICE

Experience a taste of Victoria with MCEC 2020 menus

Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre’s (MCEC) 2020 menus deliver flavourful food options with a strong emphasis on championing local Victorian producers.

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MCEC makes it easy to be green
ICC Sydney Announces Commitment to 100% New South Wales Wine
Brisbane’s business events deliver $351 million boost
Royal ICC menu on cutting edge of culinary trends

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TravelManagers Joins Multi-Country Mega Famil of Switzerland

Jungfraujoch is the saddle which links two of the highest peaks in Switzerland’s Bernese Alps. … Continue Reading

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Resort News

LUX* Resorts & Hotels Celebrates Easter with Eclectic Family Fun in Mauritius and Maldives

With sun-kissed beaches, clear waters and exciting family programmes by LUX* Resorts & Hotels, Easter is a great time to bring families and loved ones to the stunning islands of Mauritius and Maldives for an extended weekend respite. … Continue Reading

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Responsible Tourism

New Conservation Action Day Tours Launched to Assist Bushfire Affected Wildlife Across Australia

Australian Wildlife Journeys has recently launched a series of coordinated conservation action days, to assist in rehabilitating habitat to support wild animal populations adjacent to fire-affected areas and beyond. … Continue Reading

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New Zealand plants sustainability ideas – and trees – for AIME guests
Sheraton Grand Mirage Resort, Gold Coast to eliminate over 170,000 plastic bottles through new initiative

River Cruising

American to Add Another Modern Riverboat to the Columbia & Snake Rivers Cruising Close to Home™

Cruising close to home™ just keeps getting better and better. American Cruise Lines will add another brand new modern riverboat to its fleet on the Columbia & Snake Rivers in 2021. … Continue Reading

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Social Media

Check the Like/Follower ratio of potential influencer partners.

Social media influencers typically point to their number of followers as proof of their reach, but those numbers can be misleading. If an influencer’s followers aren’t actively engaging with the influencer, there’s a high likelihood that many of those purported followers are actually bots and/or fake profiles, and in reality, the influencer doesn’t have the audience they claim. Don’t be duped: Be sure to always determine the integrity of an influencer’s following. … Continue Reading

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Sports

Campaign urges interstate footy fans to stay and play in WA

Interstate football fans are being encouraged to head west to cheer on their team in Perth and stay on to holiday as part of Tourism Western Australia’s marketing campaign for the 2020 AFL season. … Continue Reading

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Tech

Travelport extends partnership with five airlines in the Pacific region

Travelport, a leading technology company serving the global travel industry, today announced that it has signed new multi-year content agreements with five airlines in the Pacific region. … Continue Reading

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The STAAH and Resbook partnership gives connected properties another opportunity to enrich their distribution and revenue strategy.
MIAT Mongolian Airlines selects Sabre to drive ambitious growth plans for 2020 and beyond

Theme Parks

‘Magic Happens’ Parade: Fun Facts

The all-new “Magic Happens” parade debuts at Disneyland Park on Feb. 28, 2020. As this daytime spectacular moves along Main Street, U.S.A., guests will celebrate moments of magic from beloved stories they’ve seen in films from Walt Disney Animation Studios and Pixar Animation Studios. … Continue Reading

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Tour Operator

Trade Events

ITB Berlin 2020: Display halls fully booked and strong demand from the Middle East

ITB Berlin is in strong demand, and with 10,000 organisations and companies from over 180 countries attending it is booked up again this year. … Continue Reading

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Travel Deals

The Perfect Package: Europe Flights From $199 Plus 20% Off Contiki Trips!

Are you ready for the beginning of your love affair with Europe? Or maybe you’ve been before but just can’t seem to stay away? Wherever you’re at with your Euromance, STA Travel has got you covered with their amazing new Europe package. … Continue Reading

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Whats On

The First Ever Queens of Asia Comedy Special: Live in SINGAPORE This March!

Singapore will open its curtains to stage the first ever Queens of Asia Comedy Special featuring an all-star female lineup of comedians in a stand-up showcase on Saturday, the 21st of March, at Coyote Ugly Saloon, Clarke Quay. … Continue Reading

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