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Headline News

Govt releases details of round two Covid-19 travel support

The Australian Government has released details of Round Two of the Covid-19 Consumer Travel Support Program, providing further assistance of $130 million to travel agents and tour arrangement service providers who continue to provide refunds and hold credits for Australian consumers unable to travel internationally. … Continue Reading

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Shock claim: punch-up between pilot and attendant over toilet
Register today to join “Food Glorious Food” Webinar Featuring the team from Never Never Distilling Co.
Carnival losses up to $USD2 billion, but Arnold still positive
CLIA CEO on Channel 7 Sunrise wants cruising to be included in Trans-Tasman travel bubble


Accolades

Studio City Phase 2 wins BREEAM Awards 2021

Melco Resorts & Entertainment announces Studio City Phase 2 has been named winner of the ‘Regional Award, Asia’ at BREEAM Awards 2021. … Continue Reading

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Award-winning sommelier Matt Dunne to host Craggy Range Wine Dinner at Forest Byron Bay

Agents Incentives

Exclusive to Australian Travel Agents – Win a Luxury European River Cruise!

To mark the new partnership between luxury European river cruise line, Riviera Travel River Cruises, and their new Australian GSA, Travel the World, a free river cruise is being offered to Australian travel agents as part of an exciting new competition perfect for buoying the spirits of agents at this time. … Continue Reading

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Aviation

Airport

Air Astana Launches Meet & Greet Airport Service

Air Astana will introduce a Meet & Greet service for passengers on arrival and departure at Almaty and Nur-Sultan airports, as well as a transit service at Frankfurt airport, starting from 9th April 2021. … Continue Reading

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Vision-Box has been awarded the design, supply, testing, commissioning and maintenance of Single Token solution at KL International Airport, Malaysia

Appointments / Movers & Shakers

New appointment marks next phase in The Star Gold Coast’s development

The Star Gold Coast has recruited one of Queensland’s most experienced tourism and hospitality leaders as the iconic Broadbeach property continues its jaw-dropping transformation. … Continue Reading

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Plateau International announces new representaton of luxury DMC and tour operator DiVita for travel across Italy, Greece and their islands

Apps

The Greater Palm Springs Convention & Visitors Bureau makes public art easy to find with the artsGPS app

Visitors to Greater Palm Springs no longer have to seek out hidden art treasures in the thriving arts destination. … Continue Reading

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Attraction

Ryan ‘The Brickman’ McNaught launches an incredible LEGO® brick exhibition at Sydney Tower Eye!

Ryan ‘The Brickman’ McNaught yesterday officially launched the LEGO® experience Brickman Cities powered by LEGO® CITY at Sydney Tower Eye, kicking off the iconic landmark’s 40th anniversary celebrations. … Continue Reading

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Beverage

New Dometic HiPro minibar to reduce opex for hoteliers

New Dometic HiPro Minibar reduces energy consumption by 40% while boosting the cooling performance and optimizing functionality. … Continue Reading

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Business News

Coronavirus (Covid-19)

The Advantages of COVID-19 Vaccination

Government authorities and scientist around the world are continuing to say that wearing masks and social distancing help reduce the chance of being exposed to COVID-19 or spreading it to others, but these measures are not enough. Vaccines are needed to protect the body against exposure to the coronavirus. … Continue Reading

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Cruise Deals

The most exciting ship to visit Australia next summer – Golden Horizon – the world’s largest sailing ship

The maiden arrival in Australia this December of the world’s largest and newest sailing ship, Golden Horizon, has put more wind in the sails for the Australian travel industry, with large numbers of Australians reserving their cabins aboard what will be the most spectacular and exciting ship to grace our shores next summer. … Continue Reading

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Cruise News

P&O Australia on board entertainers take up pizza making!

P&O Australia says that hundreds of live entertainers and performing artists who depended on cruising for much of their livelihoods have been hit hard by the  pandemic as they now hope for the early restart of cruise tourism. … Continue Reading

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Australia’s Live Entertainers Hit Hard by the Pandemic’s Impact On Cruising Hope for Cruise Tourism’s Return

Destination Global

Travel Updates from Brazil to the Aegean

Whether planning ahead or just dreaming of future travel, here are some ideas to fuel your wanderlust. … Continue Reading

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Events / Whats On

Ord Valley Muster – Hilarious line up for Comedy in the Park

Expect big belly laughs at the renewed Comedy in the Park held over two nights of hilarity on May 25 and 26 during the Ord Valley Muster in Kununurra, Western Australia. … Continue Reading

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The Noosa Eat & Drink Festival Returns!

Financial

Advancing Harmonized Travel Protocols And Financing Tourism’s Survival

The ninth meeting of the Crisis Committee advanced solutions to the biggest challenges standing in the way of international travel returning. … Continue Reading

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Mastercard SpendingPulse: U.S. Retail Sales grew 26.3% Year-over-Year in March, One Year since First Lockdown

Hotel Deals

Get Away this Summer for a ‘Siamcation’ and Unwind in a Perfect City Resort at Siam Kempinski Hotel Bangkok

Take a moment to switch off from the everyday bustling scene and make this the greatest summer getaway with ‘Siamcation’ for the perfect city resortlike staycation at Siam Kempinski Hotel Bangkok. … Continue Reading

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Embrace your inner nomad with an extended stay at Alila Villas Uluwatu

Hotel News

Club Wyndham South Pacific Enhances Guest Safety with Thermal Scanners Deployed across Resort portfolio

Over 32 Club Wyndham South Pacific resorts across Australia, New Zealand, Thailand and Fiji now have body temperature scanners installed throughout their common areas to improve COVID-19 safety measures. … Continue Reading

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Hotel Trends

STR: U.S. hotel results for week ending 3 April

U.S. hotel occupancy remained flat from the previous week, while the country’s ADR and RevPAR levels were its highest since the beginning of March 2020, according to STR‘s latest data through 3 April 2021. … Continue Reading

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Insurance

Hiking in Australia: The Best Destinations to Explore On-Foot

From towering mountain adventures to remote bushwalks, coastal walks and more, Australia is home to some truly amazing trails. Throughout the country’s diverse landscape there is a selection of world-class hiking routes just waiting to be explored. Whether you want that feeling of isolation or you are looking for an accessible destination, you will have your pick of trails in Australia.  … Continue Reading

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LGBT

Proud Experiences Second Series Of LGBTQ+ Travel Podcast ‘Proud On The Mic’ Drops Today

With research showing that LGBTQ+ people will be the first to return to travelling post-pandemic, The Queer Travel Guide series has been created to discuss all things travel in 2021 and also show how brands, products and services in the travel industry can and should include LGBTQ+ people in their marketing strategies. … Continue Reading

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Lifestyle News

Benefits of a Storage Unit

A storage unit is an affordable way to safely keep all your belongings for as long as you want. It often happens that during moving, we stress a lot about our precious belongings and other stuff. It’s not safe to leave those belongings with someone and also you can’t just sit back and carry them randomly. … Continue Reading

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Nutritional Growth Solutions secures rights to Healthy Daily Height® trademark in China
SCCG Management and Shank Marketing announce Partnership for iGaming and Sports Betting Markets

Luxury Hotels

The Ritz-Carlton, Tokyo Has Achieved GBAC STAR™ Facility Accreditation

The Ritz-Carlton, Tokyo has announced that it has achieved Global Biorisk Advisory Council® (GBAC) STAR™ accreditation, the gold standard for prepared facilities. … Continue Reading

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MICE

Motoring

Efforts from all stakeholders strengthening electric vehicle ecosystem in India, says GlobalData

Concentrated efforts from the government and other stakeholders will boost the supply and demand of electric vehicles (EVs) and subsequently drive the adoption of the EVs in India, says GlobalData, a leading research and analytics company. … Continue Reading

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OTA News

Australian Traveller Booking Reaction To New Zealand Corridor Date

  • Visits to skyscanner.com.au spiked by 66% at the time of the announcement*

… Continue Reading

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Resort News

Studio City Water Park The Most Exciting Water Adventure Opening in Studio City Season Passes Available NOW

Unlimited and unforgettable fun awaits at Asia’s Entertainment Capital this Summer. The most exciting aquatic adventure Macau has ever seen, Studio City Water Park is opening at Studio City on May 22, 2021. … Continue Reading

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Santiburi Koh Samui Goes (Coco)Nuts For Sustainable Experiences That Support Island Communities
Soneva Jani Introduces Mobility-Friendly Overwater Villa
Mövenpick Resort Kuredhivaru Maldives Launches Million Dollar Island Buyout

Social Media

REVEALED: The Top 100 Fitness Influencer Rich List

While health and fitness influencers have been popular on social media for some years now, the events of 2020 acted as a catalyst to firmly establish their place in society. … Continue Reading

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Sports

Gazprom Football for Friendship 2021: Young Participants from 211 countries and regions to set new GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS™ title

Gazprom launches the ninth season of the International Children’s Social Programme Football for Friendship (F4F), which will be held online on May 14-29, 2021.  … Continue Reading

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Tech

Siemens offers significant e-mobility opportunities for Ashok Leyland in India, says GlobalData

Following the news that Ashok Leyland’s Switch Mobility Automotive and Siemens have signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) to execute e-mobility projects in India; … Continue Reading

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Tour Operator

Sky-tours USA Brings Relationship-Based Approach to Tourism

Poised to make its mark in the post-pandemic surge in travel, Sky-tours USA has entered the American market to change the way business is done among those who fuel the engine of travel around the world.  … Continue Reading

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Visit Arkansas

Fayetteville part of world stage for mountain biking and cycling event

Stick a pin in Fayetteville, Arkansas on the international map for elite mountain biking and cycling races. This city, the first in the United States to be given a Bike City label by Union Cycliste Internationale, and Northwest Arkansas as a whole are now a global destination with purpose-built trails matching international standards and events that include Olympic hopefuls. … Continue Reading

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Visit California

Culture is Back! Oxnard Museums Set to Reopen

With the County of Ventura moving into the State’s Orange Tier next week, Oxnard museums are set to re-open after a long year of closures. … Continue Reading

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U.S. Travel Praises California Reopening Plan
Yosemite Mariposa County Tourism Bureau wins 2 ADDYs

Visit South Pacific

The Islands of Tahiti reopening borders to tourism on May 1 and obtains the international certification “Safe Travels by WTTC”

The President of French Polynesia, Mr Edouard Fritch travelled to Paris to meet several members of the French government and President Mr Emmanuel Macron. … Continue Reading

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Tourism industry supports better freedom camping management

Visit USA

Community Commons at Mall of America® reopens with new group of local businesses

Community Commons at Mall of America® has reset with a fresh mix of new businesses and locally sourced merchandise. This next chapter at Community Commons features the following local, minority-owned brands: … Continue Reading

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