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Headline News

In pandemic year, unstoppable CTM makes US mega-move

In a bold and decisive initiative, Australia’s Corporate Travel Management Limited (CTM) has turned this challenging year to good advantage, agreeing to acquire Travel and Transport, Inc (T&T) including its Radius Travel business, for AUD$274.5 million, creating one of the world’s leading global mid-market corporate travel managers, with combined CY19 global TTV of AUD$10.82 billion. … Continue Reading

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‘SWOT Analysis’ of NZ Travel Industry Reeling from COVID-19 Crisis
QANTAS Lays Ruby Princess Aircraft Infection Blame on NSW Health not Princess.
TripAdvisor Statement on Libel Controversy – Wesley Barnes vs. Sea View Koh Chang Resort
Will Customized Tours in China Soon Undergo Explosive Growth?


Appointments / Movers & Shakers

Capella Hotel Group Appoints Cristiano Rinaldi As Chief Operating Officer

Capella Hotel Group has appointed Cristiano Rinaldi as Chief Operating Officer. Armed with an impressive resume incorporating some of the world’s most sought-after luxury hospitality brands, Cristiano joins the group at an exciting time as Capella pursues international expansion plans. … Continue Reading

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Adam D’sylva To Fuel Melbourne’s Lust For Life


Traffic Forecast Downgrade After Dismal Summer

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) downgraded its traffic forecast for 2020 to reflect a weaker-than-expected recovery, as evidenced by a dismal end to the summer travel season in the Northern Hemisphere. IATA now expects full-year 2020 traffic to be down 66% compared to 2019. … Continue Reading

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And her name is… WILD LIFE Sydney Zoo welcomes final koala joey of 2020 with an intimate Naming Party!

It was a special occasion for a special gem at WILD LIFE Sydney Zoo this week where the emergence of the newest koala joey was celebrated with an intimate Naming Party. … Continue Reading

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Business News

TransferWise saves Aussies $2.6m in hidden fees in just 12 months

TransferWise, the global technology company making it easy for Aussies to spend in multiple currencies at the real exchange rate, is celebrating a $2.6m savings milestone by launching a campaign urging Aussies to take a look at how they could be throwing money away on hidden bank fees.  … Continue Reading

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Thomas Klühr to step down as SWISS CEO at the end of 2020
UNWTO And FAO To Work Together On Developing Tourism For Rural Development

Cargo & Freight

Vietjet Sees Air Cargo Volume Increase During Pandemic

Vietjet has reported a surge of 23% in cargo volume transported between April and August this year compared to the pre-pandemic first quarter. … Continue Reading

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Insufficient Capacity Dampens Air Cargo in August

Coronavirus (Covid-19)

Covid-19: Social distancing is more effective than travel bans

Forecasting the spreading of a pandemic is paramount in helping governments to enforce a number of social and economic measures, apt at curbing the pandemic and dealing with its aftermath. … Continue Reading

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Saliva tests could detect silent carriers
COVID-19 may deplete testosterone, helping to explain male patients’ poorer prognosis


Lindblad Expeditions To Cruise Japan For The First Time In 2021

Small ship adventure company, Lindblad Expeditions has just announced  two new itineraries for travellers to explore Japan in 2021. … Continue Reading

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Regent Seven Seas Cruises®’ 2023 World Cruise Breaks Booking Record for Second Year in a Row


The Langham, Sydney Launches A New Experience: The Kitchens On Kent Dinner Series

The Langham, Sydney is proud to launch a new food and alcoholic beverage event at their restaurant Kitchens on Kent, starting on Thursday 8th October. … Continue Reading

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Sindhorn Midtown Hotel Bangkok introduces its easygoing-modern Thai restaurant, Tr.EAT by Saneh Jaan.


Mastercard Donate Offers Consumers More Ways to Give Back

New roundup feature and mobile app will allow for giving through everyday purchases. Builds on company’s longstanding commitment to supporting causes and delivering impact at scale.  … Continue Reading

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Reflections Holiday Parks calling an end to ‘pampered poochie’ holidays

With pet ownership soaring through the pandemic, one holiday park provider is pushing back on the recent spike of luxury dog holidays by urging pet owners to let ‘dogs be dogs’. … Continue Reading

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Hotel Deals

Rydges, QT and Atura Hotels Launch ‘Save Now. Stay Anytime’ Voucher Sale

Event Hospitality & Entertainment (EVENT) brands Rydges, QT and Atura Hotels & Resorts have launched a ‘Save Now. Stay Anytime’ hotel voucher sale in response to travel lovers’ continued wanderlust and to help them start planning their next adventure. … Continue Reading

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Hotel News

The Bodrum Edition Announces New Spiritual Retreat: Zen At The Edition

This October, The Bodrum EDITION launched by Ian Schrager in partnership with Marriott International, introduces a spiritual week-long retreat, Zen at the EDITION, with some of the most sought-after practitioners and gurus in Turkey and beyond. … Continue Reading

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JA Resorts & Hotels Launches Convenient In-House COVID-19 Testing for Holiday-Makers at Several Dubai Hotels and Resorts

Hotel Openings - in Association with

Pullman Resort Xishuangbanna Is Unveiled In The Burgeoning Tourism Region Of Exotic South Yunnan

Renowned as Accor’s stylish and contemporary premium brand, Pullman’s opening in Xishuangbanna is the 40th Pullman hotel within Greater China’s network. Pullman Resort Xishuangbanna is proud to offer a new cosmopolitan destination in China’s “Ideal and Magical Paradise” in exotic Yunnan. … Continue Reading

Natural Luxury, Design and Tradition: 8 Exciting Hotel Openings making Waves in Kyoto this Year


NIB’s COVID actions “will hurt their customers”: CHOICE

Consumer advocate CHOICE has slammed private health insurer NIB for raising prices during COVID, rolling back hardship support and for having some of the worst hospital surgery payouts of the big funds. … Continue Reading

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Galta Partners With U.S. Pink Media To Present LGBTQ+ “Voices Of Australia”

Gay and Lesbian Tourism Australia (GALTA) has partnered with Pink Media USA for a ten-part interview series “Voices of Australia”, showcasing ten iconic experiences in Australia to inspire future visitors from the LGBTQ+ community in America and beyond. … Continue Reading

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Loo Roll Filled Vault Opens in Circular Quay with Clear Message: Why Save Toilet Paper When You Can Save $$$.

TransferWise, the global technology company making it easy for Aussies to spend in multiple currencies at the real exchange rate, has installed a see-through vault filled with 2,500 toilet rolls in Sydney’s Circular Quay. … Continue Reading

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Riverlee’s $500 million Seafarers project continues to sail ahead
Coles Beefs Up Value With New $5 Steak

Luxury Hotels

Mandarin Oriental Hotel Group And The Oberoi Group Announce Strategic Alliance

Mandarin Oriental Hotel Group and The Oberoi Group have today announced a long-term strategic alliance that will see the two groups jointly collaborating across a range of initiatives. … Continue Reading

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Xinhua Silk Road: 2020 World Canal Cities Forum held on Monday in E. China’s Yangzhou

Themed on sustainable prosperity and development of cultural tourism industry of world canal cities, the forum aimed to exchange and showcase the successful practice and advanced experience of the world canal culture and provided useful references for the development of the world’s canal cities and canal culture. … Continue Reading

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How a Personal Travel Manager’s Outback Break Revived Her Business and Restored Her Mojo

Change can be difficult and painful. This year has brought with it change on a scale that has challenged many people in their professional and personal lives like nothing ever before. … Continue Reading

OTA News

Skyscanner Launches Real-Time Data Tool To Help Airlines, Airports & Dmos Navigate Unparalleled Global Market Dynamics

Leading global travel marketplace Skyscanner has today launched Travel Insight Vision, a highly visual business intelligence tool which analyses traveller behaviour by capturing flight search and intent data, for route development, route optimisation and travel trend analysis.  … Continue Reading

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Responsible Tourism

Queensland government moves on reforming unsustainable commercial fishing

Fisheries reforms announced by the Queensland government today are a vital part of reforming the state’s commercial fisheries, but more is needed to help endangered marine wildlife, the Australian Marine Conservation Society (AMCS) says. … Continue Reading

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Queensland limits shark finning with new reforms


IKEA launches plant ball for meat lovers

IKEA is launching a plant ball for meat lovers? That’s right! It has the look, taste, and juicy bite of the IKEA meatball, but only 4% of its climate footprint. … Continue Reading

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Statistics & Trends

BestCities unveil new Impact Measurement research for global associations

BestCities Global Alliance are proud to unveil the outcome of an in-depth global study into legacy impact measurement in the business events sector. … Continue Reading

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China’s Retail Market Forecast to Reach $5T in 2020 Amid 4% Decline
Research Results Reveal Local Indian Markets Hunger For Travel Once Covid Restrictions Ease

Tour Operator

Travel has to change – top travel experts discuss how we can ‘Retravel’ better

The current global pandemic has given us all pause for thought. While the travel industry is meeting its gravest challenge to-date, there is a huge opportunity for a new style of travel to emerge; one that is centred around cultural exchange and ensuring local people and places benefit from all forms of travel. … Continue Reading

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Melco SME Academy supports local business and suppliers through Food Safety & Hygiene, Sustainability and Ethics training sessions Nearly 100 local SME companies join recent sessions of ongoing program

Supported by Melco Resorts & Entertainment’s inhouse Learning Academy, the Melco SME Academy (the Academy) is dedicated to enhancing small and medium enterprise (SME) prosperity and helping local businesses succeed. … Continue Reading

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Travel Deals

With 40% Savings and an Extended 30-day Validity, CityPASS Turns Your Dallas Getaway Into an Even Bigger, Better Deal

Dallas skyline with the Reunion Tower GeO-Deck (left). Photo courtesy of Reunion Tower GeO-Deck.

Everything’s bigger in Texas, so the saying goes. That includes a fall getaway to Dallas, affectionately nicknamed the “Big D.” Throw a CityPASS® ticket into that Dallas vacation and “Big D” could also stand for “big deal,” as in a really big deal on discounted admission to top attractions like the Perot Museum of Nature and Science, the Reunion Tower GeO-Deck and The Sixth Floor Museum. And—as an even bigger bonus—the validity on Dallas CityPASS tickets has been extended from 9 to 30 days. … Continue Reading

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New ‘slow travel’ Australian rail and river cruise package launched:

Visit North Asia

5 Ways Tokyo Fuses Art and Technology to Charm Visitors

Whilst Art and Technology are terms often associated with Japan’s capital, rarely are the two mentioned in the same breath. Proving its commitment to cutting-edge innovation, Japan’s capital is continuing to reshape the future of travel with a range of smart tools and initiatives creating a stronger-than-ever link between Art and Technology. … Continue Reading

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Five Magical Destinations to See Japan’s Cherry Blossoms With the Tobu Railway
National Japan Host program upskilling tourism businesses for future international markets

Visit STH Pacific & Oceania

The Northern Territory Launches Their ‘Never Before Nt Summer Sale’ Campaign

The Northern Territory Government has today announced its biggest incentivised summer tourism campaign to date; the Never Before NT Summer Sale. … Continue Reading

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Visit USA

Dream big: Canada’s wilderness backyard awaits

While health and safety continue to be a top priority, Canada’s vast national parks, epic mountain ranges and immense waterways are exploding in an autumn frenzy of colour and wildlife, reminding Aussie travel-lovers that big, beautiful Canada is looking forward to welcoming visitors when the time is right – guided by research, health regulations and clear border guidelines. … Continue Reading

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