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Tourism Advisory Board (TAB) – Recommendations to the Government

Further to our letter dated February 6th, we would like to continue our congratulations for the Governments handling so far of the Coronavirus situation (COVID-19) and the measure taken. We would like to thank you, your excellency for publicly used our early letter to support argument and immediate and apt policy. As you are aware, we are sure, that the current situation is having a devastating effect on the industry, in Vietnam. … Continue Reading

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MICE Keep Nibbling on Laos
New Deals From Your travel Club


2 Resorts by Kata Group Won Awards for Outstanding Environment Management

Kata Group Resort, Thailand’s number one hotel and resort management group in the southern part of Thailand, has announced its achievement of two hotels in their portfolio, “Phuket Orchid Resort & Spa” and “Beyond Resort Khaolak” after winning “Green Hotel” award on a “Gold Class” level, presented by the Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment. … Continue Reading

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Travefy Named “Best Technology Platform” By CCRA Travel Agents
Asia’s 50 Best Restaurants Announces Cho Hee-Sook Is Asia’s Best Female Chef 2020
A Coruña all dressed up for the Cruise Excellence Awards Ceremony 2020



HMSHost Approved for Contract Extension Valued at Nearly $1.5B at McCarran International Airport

Las Vegas travelers will see more new and exciting restaurants in the future when visiting McCarran International Airport (LAS). … Continue Reading

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“DEEP JAPAN” Exhibit on Seto Inland Sea Has Opened at Kansai International Airport

Appointments / Movers & Shakers

Treasure Island Resort appoints PTM Representation in Australia

Mr Mike Hogan, Director of Sales & Marketing for Treasure Island Resort, Fiji, has announced the appointment of Precise Travel Marketing Pty Ltd (PTM) as its marketing representative within Australia. … Continue Reading

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Heineken® 0.0 hosts the “0.0 Guilt-Free Consumption Trend” event introducing popular Zero Meat foods and Zero Alcohol beverages for 2020

Heineken® 0.0, a non-alcoholic malt beverage, introduced two of the hottest global food and beverage trends for 2020, “Zero Meat” and “Zero Alcohol,” at the “0.0 Guilt-Free Consumption Trend” event. … Continue Reading

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Business News

Digital economy unlocking cross-industry opportunities to make enterprise innovation more effective, says GlobalData

Digital economy, which is empowering tech-savvy enterprises to leapfrog their traditional businesses in search of new growth opportunities, is orchestrating new business models across boundaries around the hyper-demanding consumers, says GlobalData, a leading data and analytics company. … Continue Reading

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Australian Car Sales being cruelled by poor credit ratings.

Cargo & Freight

ANA Heralds in the Digital Decade by Announcing Major Cargo Distribution Partnership with

All Nippon Airways, Japan’s largest airline, heralds in the new decade by joining leading online platform to offer its cargo customers ebooking capabilities. … Continue Reading

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Business Events Perth secures Asia Pacific’s largest agri-tech conference for WA in 2021

Business Events Perth has delivered the successful bid to bring Asia Pacific’s largest agri-tech event – evokeAG – to Western Australia in 2021. … Continue Reading

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Cunard Extends Queen Elizabeth’s Australian Cruise Season by 60 days

Cunard today announced a 60-day extension of Queen Elizabeth’s current Australian cruise season. One of the world’s most iconic ships will sail local waters until May 9, 2020 strengthening domestic and regional tourism. … Continue Reading

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A Radiant Team! Carnival Cruise Line Announces High Energy Cruise Director and Entertainment Director Duo for Totally Transformed Carnival Radiance
Coral Expeditions launches pathbreaking ‘Small Islands of the World’ series
Summer availability and savings on deluxe Croatian cruises
Hurtigruten’s new warm water Expedition Cruises

Cruise Deals

NCL’S Biggest Sale Of The Decade

Norwegian Cruise Line, the innovator in global cruise travel, has released its ‘Biggest Sale of the Decade’, delivering up to US$500 onboard credit per stateroom. … Continue Reading

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Paul Kelly’s cruise to Antarctica with Chimu to raise funds for Groundswell and WWF.

Destination California

Live Life in Full Bloom in Northern California’s Tuolumne County

Spring is blooming throughout the rolling hills of Gold Country, the meadows of Yosemite National Park, and the peaks of the High Sierra. … Continue Reading

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Destination Europe

UNWTO Places Tourism in the European Parliament

The Secretary-General of the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) today addressed the European Parliament in the context of several high-level meetings aimed at placing tourism high on European Union’s agenda. … Continue Reading

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Structure of tourism in Britain

Destination Feature

JOHN ROZENTALS discovers that there’s much more to the Sunshine Coast than sun, sand and surf.

Some of the most interesting and charming things about Queensland’s Sunshine Coast lie in its hinterland, which occupies a much larger area than imagined. … Continue Reading

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Destination Florida

The Greater Miami Convention & Visitors Bureau Attracts New Visitors With Adventure-Inspired Campaign – Miamiland

The Greater Miami Convention & Visitors Bureau (GMCVB) pulled back the curtain today on a secretive initiative it began this winter when it launched teaser videos in key domestic markets promoting a new action-adventure theme park called MIAMILAND. … Continue Reading

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Orlando Blossoms with New Attractions and Special Events for Spring Break

Destination Germany

Let’s celebrate Beethoven and immerse ourselves in culture!

Although 2020 has only just started, it already looks like it’s going to be a year of inspirational culture! The FrankfurtRhineMain region in Germany has an explosive menu of cultural and culinary highlights awaiting you this year – from UNIQUE gin, Benedictine wine, and special exhibitions all the way to Beethoven himself. It’s time to dive into a year of cultural surprises! … Continue Reading

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Destination South Pacific & Oceania

GVB unveils newest mural at Guam Congress Building

The Guam Visitors Bureau (GVB) unveiled the fifth mural in the series of its Public Art Display Program at the Guam Congress Building in Hagåtña. … Continue Reading

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Nominations for the 2020 Yorke Peninsula Tourism Awards are now open

Destination Thailand / Mekong

The Islands Thailand beaches Phuket island best beaches in Thailand

Thailand. You’ve probably seen it on pictures or in movies already. The huge limestone cliffs, the gorgeous turquoise sea and the countless islands off the coast reflect the diversity and beauty of Krabi. … Continue Reading

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The Farm Launches New Japanese Menu by International Chef Yoshiko Hondo

When it comes to food, there are various choices people can choose from. The Farm at San Benito is home to Alive! Restaurant – one of Asia’s first and best restaurants offering vegan cuisine that proudly serves delectable and nutritious raw food. … Continue Reading

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Banks Extending Their Reach As Digitisation Gains Pace

The key part that a combination of regional integration and digitisation is playing in helping Thailand’s banks to reach new customers was highlighted by Tan Choon Hin, CEO, United Overseas Bank (UOB) Thailand, in a video interview he gave recently to Oxford Business Group’s online broadcasting channel, Global Platform. … Continue Reading

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Qantas Half Year Results 2020
2019: Strong results and a successful transformation
Global Hotel Alliance Announces 2019 Results
Hyatt Reports Fourth Quarter 2019 Results


New Menacing World Boss Nouver Unleashed in Black Desert Mobile

Pearl Abyss today announced that the ferocious World Boss Nouver has arrived in Black Desert Mobile. … Continue Reading

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Golf Tourism

Asian Tour Confirms Increase in Bangladesh Prize Purse

The Bangabandhu Cup Golf Open 2020 will become the richest professional golf event in Bangladesh with the total prize purse for the full-field Asian Tour event set to increase to US$400,000. … Continue Reading

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Desert Highlands Upgrades Bunkers with Capillary Concrete

Health and Wellness

Sauna Dress Code in Europe

The current winter weather with its freezing temperatures is once again attracting many people throughout Europe to saunas and wellness temples. But beware: the “dress code” for sweat rooms is by no means uniform in all countries. … Continue Reading

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Heavens Portfolio Spa and Wellness Journal
Health and wellness tourism trips to Asia to reach 128.3 million by 2022, says GlobalData

Hotel Deals

Finally, Great Things Come In Three. Have A Freesome On Ovolo.

Award winning design-led hotel collection Ovolo continues to disrupt the hotel space with its inclusions when guests book direct – we’re talking social hour, minibar, breakfast, Wi-Fi, 24-hour gym access and self-service laundry. … Continue Reading

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Saying “Thank You” With Travel Savings

Hotel News

Como Hotels and Resorts Announces Tuscan Photography Retreat at Como Castello Del Nero

COMO Hotels and Resorts which forms part of the COMO Group has announced a new collection of experiences for 2020, focused on the discovery of destinations and the development of guests’ creative identity through the lens of a camera. … Continue Reading

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Easter at Le Meurice: all about gastronomy and friendliness
Marriott’s Updated Statement on Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19)
World of Hyatt Extends Tier Status and Benefits, Advancing Care for Members During COVID-19
The Plaza Athénée Hotel and Art Photo Expo Production present « Naturellement Plaza»

Hotel Openings - in Association with

Now Open and Ahead of the Curve: Carlton Hotel Bangkok Sukhumvit

The wait is over. Doors at Carlton Hotel Bangkok Sukhumvit are open – and they reveal a genuinely distinctive hotel experience in Thailand’s capital city. … Continue Reading

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Webjet and Cover-More announce new travel insurance and assistance partnership

Webjet, Australia’s leading online travel agency, and Cover-More, Australia’s leading travel insurance provider, today announced a new partnership that sees Cover-More become the exclusive provider of travel insurance and assistance for Webjet across Australia and New Zealand. … Continue Reading

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Luxury Hotels

Hollywood’s Most Exclusive Hotel Peninsula Beverly Hills Set to Install InvoTech UHF-RFID Uniform System

Peninsula Beverly Hills opened their doors in 1991 as the first new luxury hotel in Beverly Hills in 20 years. Today they are the only AAA Five Diamond and Forbes Five-Star rated hotel in Southern California. … Continue Reading

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OTA News

Airbnb Survey Finds Black Americans Setting Top Travel Trends in 2020

Recent surveys from Airbnb find spending on vacation travel will increase in 2020, and central to that growth are Black Americans. … Continue Reading

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Photo Gallery

UK’s number one river cruise operator visits more Australian agents – pics

Britain’s number one river cruise operator, Riviera Travel River Cruises, has continued its sales visit to Australia with more presentations this week provided to travel agencies in Melbourne and Sydney to promote the line’s five-star river cruises across Europe. … Continue Reading

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Resort News

All-Inclusive Easter Fun in the Sun at Tamassa Bel Ombre, Mauritius

Tamassa Mauritius

Set in tropical gardens on white sandy beaches dotted with rustling coconut trees surrounded by a cobalt ocean, Tamassa Bel Ombre makes for an exotic Mauritian Easter getaway, perfect for the extended weekend. … Continue Reading

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Mystical Nyepi or ‘Silence Day’ At Ayana Bali
Pacific Resort Hotel Group re-sign’s with World Long Drive Champion for 2020
Como Uma Canggu Launches New Six-Day Boxing Fitness Retreat With UK Pro-Boxing Champions And 12×3

Responsible Tourism


M&M’S® Experiential Retail Store Set to Open Doors at Mall of America® in Late 2020

As one of the world’s most beloved brands, M&M’S is proud to bring its immersive in-store offerings to the Midwest region by opening a store at the epicenter of tourism and retail in Minneapolis’s iconic Mall of America. … Continue Reading

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Theme Parks

Waterbom Bali becomes one of Asia’s First Eco-Conscious Waterpark

Waterbom Bali, Asia’s number one premium sustainable waterpark, has released its yearly Sustainability Report, tracking consumption of its waste materials, water, and energy. … Continue Reading

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Tour Operator

Explore Northern Malaysia’s Islands and Jungles with Backyard Travel

Backyard Travel, the online boutique tour operator specializing in insider tours throughout Asia today announced a new adventure into the northern islands, cities and rainforests of Malaysia. 
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Trade Events

Low-Cost Carriers to boost Middle East aviation market

Low-Cost Carriers (LCC) are driving growth in the Middle East aviation market, recording a 9.3% increase in seat capacity in 2019, according to CAPA Centre for Aviation. … Continue Reading

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2020 Dates Released For Fundamentals Of The Aviation Industry Training

Centre for Aviation (CAPA), the world’s most trusted source of market intelligence for the aviation and travel industry, has released new dates and locations for its highly anticipated CAPA Knowledge Fundamentals of the Aviation Industry training. … Continue Reading

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Travel Deals

Spring into Provence for Half the Price

Leading Europe active holidays specialist, UTracks announces a massive half price savings on specific departures of its Lyon and Provence Bike and Boat journey. … Continue Reading

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Visit the Cook Islands in the School Holidays! From only $495pp return.
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Whats On

Environmental Sustainability A Key Focus at World’s Most Remote Music Festival In Outback Queensland

From July 7-9 2020, the striking red sands of Outback Queensland’s Simpson Desert will play host to the world’s most remote music festival – the Birdsville Big Red Bash. … Continue Reading

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