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Headline News

Qantas names 2024 as target date for full return of A380s

Qantas doesn’t expect demand for international travel to reach 2019 levels until 2024 – but the positive news is that the airline aims to have all 12 of its Airbus A380 jumbos back in service by that year. … Continue Reading

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Virgin Australia reveals plans that will support tourism recovery
Why is traveling the perfect form of education?
Alan Joyce warns of economic and tourism hit and more support for QANTAS if border opening is delayed
A look at the future with Alan Joyce, CEO QANTAS


Marriott International Named One of Fortune’s 100 Best Companies to Work For A Record 24th Year in a Row

Marriott International was named one of the 2021 Fortune 100 Best Companies to Work For® by Great Place to Work. Marriott International is also proud to have placed on the list every year since it was first published in 1998, the only hospitality company with this distinction, and to be recognized as one of the Great Place to Work Legends™. … Continue Reading

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United Airlines to Restart New Pilot Hiring as Air Travel Picksup

United Airlines could start hiring new pilots as early as next month according to an internal memo shared with pilots last week. The decision comes on the back of a quicker than expected rebound in travel demand driven by a hugely successful vaccination program and a fare war that has attracted price-conscious leisure travellers back to the skies. … Continue Reading

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Jetstar Asia and Emirates reintroduce transit at Changi Airport
American Airlines Offers More Ways to Reconnect This Summer

Appointments / Movers & Shakers

Outrigger Taps Top Talent in Sales and Marketing and Food and Beverage

Premier beach resort brand, Outrigger Hospitality Group, is pleased to announce the appointments of Brian Lynx as Area Director of Sales and Marketing, overseeing Outrigger Reef Waikiki Beach Resort, Outrigger Waikiki Beach Resort, Waikiki Beachcomber by Outrigger, Waikiki Malia by Outrigger and OHANA Waikiki East by Outrigger and Rey Baysa as Executive Chef at the Outrigger Reef Waikiki Beach Resorts enhanced Kani Ka Pila Grille. … Continue Reading

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JetBlue Names Carol Clements Chief Digital & Technology Officer


Melbourne CBD the central character in new playable, public art experience?

Melbourne will come to life like never before in a new playable, public art experience unveiled today.  

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Treat Mum to high tea and bottomless mimosas amongst the koalas this Mother’s Day!
Kids build connections with LEGO® Braille Bricks


Quinta dos Vales to open its first residential wine resort in the Algarve

Algarve-based winery Quinta dos Vales has introduced The Vines, a brand-new resort of holiday-homes, located in the heart of the renowned wine estate. … Continue Reading

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Omni Hotels and Resorts’ job postings increased by 248% since January 2021, finds GlobalData

Omni Hotels and Resorts saw a sudden boost in job posting in 2021, after nearly a year of low hiring activity. … Continue Reading

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Coronavirus (Covid-19)

FDA and CDC calling to halt distribution of Johnson & Johnson vaccine deals a blow to the global vaccine effort, says GlobalData

Following the news that the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) released a joint statement calling for an immediate pause to the use of the Johnson & Johnson (J&J) vaccine; … Continue Reading

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Cruise Deals

Viking deal of the week – from Iceland to Norway, explore more with Viking

Exclusively for the month of April Viking is offering travellers the chance to explore more with combined cruise and land touring extensions creating remarkable packages at incredible prices. … Continue Reading

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Just Launched – New, Exclusive Deluxe Cat Sailing Holidays in the Whitsundays

Cruise News

Yes Minister alive in Australia as we wallow in political cruise confusion and procrastination, while UK domestic cruises storm ahead.

Along with many of you, I am sure we will remember the TV series Yes Minister and with my having worked in government in the UK, it was a pretty good demonstration of the UK’s skills at political procrastination and confusion. … Continue Reading

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Norwegian Cruise Line To Launch Docuseries

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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UNWTO, Once Foundation And Enat – Delivering Accessible Tourism For All


Cherish Ramadan traditions with your loved-ones at Ramada Ajman

Orchid Restaurant at Ramada Hotel & Suites by Wyndham Ajman invites guests to a sumptuous iftar feast featuring traditional Ramadan dishes from the Middle East. … Continue Reading

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Events / Whats On

South African Film Festival Announces 2021 Program For Australia And New Zealand

The South African Film Festival (SAFF) will present an engaging program of nine documentaries, five features and two short films when it returns from 12 to 24 May. … Continue Reading

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European eCommerce Revenue to Hit $465B in 2021, a 30% Jump Amid Pandemic

The COVID-19-led boom in online sales has caused an impressive growth of the European eCommerce market, both in terms of revenue and the number of users. … Continue Reading

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Hotel Developments

Built and Irongate lodge landmark Phillip Street heritage development application

Built and Irongate Group (“Irongate”) in joint venture (‘the “Built Irongate JV”), today announced the lodgement of a Stage 1 State Significant Development Application (Stage 1 SSDA) for the redevelopment of a luxury hotel mixed use project at 52 Phillip Street and the adjacent heritage-listed building at 50 Phillip Street. … Continue Reading

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Hotel News

Indulge in Art at the Dorchester Collection – 45 Park Lane and Le Meurice

Celebrating its 10th year, contemporary Mayfair hotel, 45 Park Lane, is bringing some much needed colour and positivity to 2021 with the reopening of its diverse array of art exhibitions. … Continue Reading

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W Melbourne’s W Insider and Music Curator set the stage for epic guest experiences
Introducing Beyond Green: A Purpose-Driven Hospitality Brand Dedicated To Helping Global Citizens Make Travel A Force For Good
It’s A Pleasure

Hotel Openings - in Association with

PARKROYAL Monash Melbourne now open!

Internationally renowned Pan Pacific Hotels Group is pumping new life into the heart of south east Melbourne after opening its newest upscale hotel, PARKROYAL Monash Melbourne on Monday. … Continue Reading

Hotel Trends

Preliminary Berlin hotel data for March

STR’s preliminary March 2021 data for Berlin hotels shows slightly better performance compared with recent months, albeit at overall low levels due to continued restrictions in Germany. … Continue Reading

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Lifestyle News

Could Intelligent Underwear Improve Your Life?

It is not uncommon to have a favorite bra, or a lucky pair of pants. The pair you wear when your fingers a crossed for a really good day. Now, innovations in E-Textiles and Smart Clothing have taken this phenomenon to the next level. … Continue Reading

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Marriott Bonvoy™ and Uber Team Up for First of Its Kind Collaboration Enabling Members to Earn Points on Both Food Delivery and Rides

Starting today, members of Marriott Bonvoy, Marriott International’s award-winning travel program and marketplace, can earn points toward free nights at the company’s extraordinary portfolio of hotels and premium and luxury home rentals when ordering food delivery on Uber Eats and requesting select Uber rides (NYSE: UBER). … Continue Reading

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Countdown to Opening Day: 129th Canton Fair to Showcase New Product Line-Ups from China’s Top Manufacturers

Exhibitors at the upcoming 129th China Import and Export Fair (Canton Fair), to be held online from April 15 to 24, will debut a rich line-up of new and premium products via livestreaming events, some 30 percent of which shine a spotlight on new fashion items. … Continue Reading

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Tourism Australia Announces Additional Support For The Business Events Sector

OTA News

Hotelbeds signs strategic agreement with global leading hospitality chain, Banyan Tree Group

 Hotelbeds,  the world’s leading bedbank, has today announced a strategic partnership with Banyan Tree Group, one of the world’s leading independent, multi-branded hospitality groups. … Continue Reading

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Lonely Planet reveals 25 of New Zealand’s most amazing road trips with the release of a second edition of New Zealand’s Best Trips.


Rocky Mountaineer Canadian Season Starting July 5

In consideration of the continuing travel restrictions and uncertainty of when they will be lifted, Rocky Mountaineer is delaying the start of its Canadian travel season until July 5, 2021.  … Continue Reading

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Resort News

Outrigger Mauritius Beach Resort Positions Itself as a Gateway to Unique Biosphere for Eco-Tourists

The Outrigger Mauritius Beach Resort is positioning itself as the most practical resort in Mauritius from which to explore the ecotourism attractions of the ‘wild’ south of the island. … Continue Reading

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Viceroy Los Cabos Launches New Art Program & Retail Concept
Five reasons to choose Majorca for your next nautical adventure

River Cruising

An urgent update from Paul Strachan of Pandaw re the dire situation in Burma

Thank you for your kindness in supporting Burma at this time. … Continue Reading

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11 May last chance to lock in 2021 Epic Australia Pass at lower price with Perisher, Falls Creek and Hotham set to open for winter season on 12 June

With winter right around the corner, now is the best time to secure the 2021 Epic Australia Pass before the price rises by $100 on 11 May. … Continue Reading

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Sustainable Tourism

Smart digitization needed to decarbonize our cities

Major advances in energy sources, electric transport and heating will not be enough to reach net-zero by 2050, unless our cities and innovations are digitally interconnected for real impact. … Continue Reading

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Digital Twin pioneer Cityzenith tells NASA: city ‘skyway travel’ can beat emissions and congestion
Politicians will fail our Reef if they ignore this climate emergency
Is Now The Time For A War On Plastic?


RateTiger and IDS Next strengthens partnership to help hotels optimize revenue

Hotel business is always challenging, even more so, on an island nation that is heavily dependent on international business travellers during these turbulent times. … Continue Reading

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Tour Operator

G Adventures leads the way with 100th trip globally since September

While Aussies and Kiwis have just seen their travel hopes restored since the announcement of the trans-Tasman bubble last week, G Adventures has been keeping the travel dream alive in markets where travel is possible, to help support agents and continue its mission of changing lives through travel by giving back to local communities that rely on tourism. … Continue Reading

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Planet Classroom Fuels Its YouTube Network Slate with Stories that Focus on Global Oneness

Earthrise, Marie’s Dictionary, Counter Mapping and 5000 Miles Apart, featured on the Planet Classroom Network this month, illustrate that beyond the beauty of our individual heritage, history and language, there are universal values that tie us together as a human race. … Continue Reading

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Travel Deals

7 adventurous experiences to try in Australia this Autumn

  1. Jet Ski Tour – Airlie Beach, Queensland

The Whitsundays Island is a perfect getaway for beach lovers and definitely not a spot to be missed if you’re into watersports. Enjoy the thrill of speeding through the waters as you embark on an adrenaline-fuelled guided jet ski tour suitable for everyone of all skill levels — beginner to advanced. … Continue Reading

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Visit Europe

Santa Claus hears the world through the letters

Did you know that all the post offices around the world know where Santa Claus lives, so the only address you have to write to your letter is “Santa Claus”. … Continue Reading

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Visit USA

Barnes to Senate Subcommittee: Enact Strategies to Restart Widespread Travel

The newly formed U.S. Senate Subcommittee on Tourism, Trade, and Export Promotion, led by Chairwoman Jacky Rosen (D-NV) and Ranking Member Rick Scott (R-FL), held its first-ever hearing today, entitled “The State of Travel and Tourism During COVID.”

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