Global Travel Media

Headline News

Will Australia and NZ be the world’s last to open up travel?

A suggestion that much of the world could open up to international travel, while Australia and New Zealand continue to seal themselves off, sounded far-fetched when I first heard it – but it is disturbingly possible, writes Peter Needham. … Continue Reading

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Accolades

Pacific Hotel Brisbane Supports Local at the Queensland Beer Awards

Pacific Hotel Brisbane backed the Queensland Beer Awards hosted at the Royal Queensland Food & Wine Show, sponsoring accommodation for the beer virtuosos (judges) and supporting two of the award categories. … Continue Reading

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Aviation

Airport

Passenger numbers at BER have reached a new low

As a result of the pandemic and the ongoing lockdown, passenger traffic at Berlin Brandenburg Airport Willy Brandt fell again last month. … Continue Reading

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Appointments / Movers & Shakers

Centara Grand Hua Hin Strengthens Senior Leadership Team With The Appointment Of A New Hotel Manager

Centara Hotels & Resorts Thailand’s leading hotel operator, recently promoted Jan Weisheit to the position of Hotel Manager at Centara Grand Beach Resort & Villas Hua Hin. … Continue Reading

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Singapore Airlines announces change to Regional Vice President South West Pacific

Attraction

See What Lies Beneath Pop-up Gallery

Step into the shoes of survivors and learn more about breast cancer treatments this March. … Continue Reading

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Business News

Nearly Half The Workforce Is Exhausted From Meeting On Camera

As employees continue to be forced home during the pandemic, nearly half of them are reporting high levels of exhaustion, a new study has found. … Continue Reading

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ATPI acquires Travel Activity of Hamburg Sud

Coronavirus (Covid-19)

Working together, the Akita Shirakami area rethinks tourism in the age of Covid-19 through new PR video and grassroots project

Focusing on community collaboration, DMO Akita Shirakami Tourism announced two new projects to promote safe travel to the Akita Shirakami area. … Continue Reading

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Marriott International to Provide Associates Financial Award for COVID-19 Vaccination

Cruise News

Scenic confirms two Scenic Eclipse 2021 Kimberley itineraries and six departures, subject to regulatory approval.

Scenic Group has formally announced its exclusive 2021 Kimberley cruise season for its ultra-luxury Scenic Eclipse, which they describe as The World’s First Discovery Yacht, with Scenic Eclipse to cruise in Australian waters for an exclusive and limited season. … Continue Reading

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Cruise Industry Recovery in Puerto Rico Linked to Preventing the Spread of Germs Onboard
Carnival Cruise Line Launches New Business Development Director-Led Virtual Event Series ‘From The Funnel’

Events / Whats On

Cooktown festivities showcase reconciliation

A free music festival, local Indigenous culture and historical re-enactments are part of 10 days and nights of entertainment, business and cultural events at Cooktown & Cape York Expo 2021 – The Rising Tide on 11-20 June. … Continue Reading

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Food & Beverage

Sojourn Into Spring With The Grand Lobby’s New Sakura And Kyoto Afternoon Tea Experiences

The Grand Lobby’s gastronomic journey begins anew as the thematic Afternoon Tea experience departs wintry Moscow to arrive amidst the splendour of Japan’s springtime bloom. … Continue Reading

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Golf Tourism

Mastercard Tees-Up to Present a Reimagined 2021 Arnold Palmer Invitational

As the onsite fan experience continues to evolve, Mastercard has reimagined the fan experience at the Arnold Palmer Invitational presented by Mastercard for both those in attendance and watching from home.  … Continue Reading

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Hotel Deals

Hilton Singapore Celebrates Easter with Easter-rific Eats & Stay Experiences

This Easter, hop over to Hilton Singapore’s Easter Sunday Semi-Buffet Champagne Brunch and take the opportunity to also rediscover the city with a special staycation package option. … Continue Reading

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Hotel Developments

Galaxy Entertainment Group Continues Expansion with The Development of The Legendary Raffles at Galaxy Macau

Galaxy Entertainment Group (“GEG”), one of the world’s leading integrated resorts, hospitality and entertainment companies, is pleased to announce the signing of a collaboration with Accor for Raffles, the legendary brand that has set the standard in luxury hospitality for more than 130 years. … Continue Reading

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Hotel News

Ovolo Adapts and Evolves to Support Tourism Australia’s Holiday Here This Year

As international borders remain closed, domestic travel will lead the recovery for Australia’s tourism sector. … Continue Reading

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Hotel Trends

U.S. hotel results for week ending 27 February

U.S. weekly hotel occupancy dipped slightly from the previous week, according to STR‘s latest data through 27 February. 
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LGBT

LGBTQI+ Community Rise Together For Historic 2021 Sydney Gay And Lesbian Mardi Gras

The Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras Parade took over the Sydney Cricket Ground last night (Saturday 6 March 2021) in a dazzling display of self-expression, proving that not even a global pandemic can stop LGBTQI+ communities rising together in pride and passion. … Continue Reading

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Lifestyle News

Ollie Announces New Range of Oils and Signature Products For Singaporean Households

Since its launch in late 2019, Ollie, an eco-conscious essential oil company based in Singapore, has launched a diverse range of new oils and products to meet the growing needs of their customers. … Continue Reading

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Looking for love? Tighten the belt. Aussies prefer partners skilled in bargain hunting, especially men.

Medical Tourism

Global Healthcare Company To Open Las Vegas With V-Health Passport™

REVIV Global are delighted to announce they have partnered with V-Health Passport™ and introducing the HELIIX Health Pass to the Hospitality Industry, so they can reopen their doors safely and with confidence. … Continue Reading

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Motor Cycles

Bike Shop LA Hosts Grand Opening In New Location Featuring A Monarch Café And Butterfly Sanctuary

BIKE SHOP LA is celebrating their new home in the heart of LA, converting its high-profile space into the epicentre of West Hollywood’s effort to save the Monarch Butterfly. … Continue Reading

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OTA News

Trip.com Group and Shangri-La Group Deepens Strategic Partnership

Trip.com Group, a leading global travel services provider, has extended its partnership with Shangri-La Group, an iconic Asian luxury hotel group, operating Shangri-La, Kerry, JEN and Traders brands, to provide diversified products and services for all travelers. … Continue Reading

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Discover The Once Famous Attractions of the World
Wonder Mama’s Guide to Sydney’s LGBTQI Epicentre

Resort News

Meaningful March. Elevating Experiences at The Westin Resort Nusa Dua, Bali Inbox

Entering the month full of excitement, The Westin Resort Nusa Dua, Bali has you covered for the entire March with deals and events you do not want to miss. … Continue Reading

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Sustainable Tourism

REVEALED: The £1.3 trillion Net Zero cost estimate called ‘more realistic’ by Treasury, suppressed by government

The Treasury has at last revealed the contents of an email sent to the then-Chancellor, Philip Hammond, about the high cost of the Net Zero emissions target following a protracted Freedom of Information dispute lasting almost 2 years.

In the email, The Treasury said: “The CCC estimate that meeting net zero will cost £50bn annually in 2050. BEIS [The Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy] estimates put the figure at £70bn per annum. We consider the BEIS figure to be more realistic.”

The “more realistic” BEIS figure is the one that the government fought to withhold from publication, before a ruling by the Information Commissioner last month.

They also described Number 10 and BEIS as having “distanced themselves from the £1 trillion figure” and said they have been “following public lines” including “The Committee on Climate Change say this will cost £50bn annually in 2050.”

Speaking on Monday, the Prime Minister insisted his Net Zero agenda would not result in any new carbon taxes for consumers. He told The Sun he was planning “an agenda for an economic bounce back…”

The existence of internal government estimates of the cost of Net Zero had first been acknowledged in a leaked letter that appeared in the Financial Times in June 2019.

We now know that BEIS modelling estimated that the cost of Net Zero would amount to £1,275bn by 2050. The annual cost was modelled to rise from £15bn a year at present, to approximately £70bn in 2050. This is illustrated by a Treasury graph showing an increasing divergence with the CCC calculations.

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Tech

Razer And The Global Gaming Community Push To Save One Million Trees With Sneki Snek

Razer™, the leading global lifestyle brand for gamers (Hong Kong Stock Code: 1337), today announced a new goal of protecting 1 million trees with the hugely successful Sneki Snek campaign, ten times the original target. … Continue Reading

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DevGraph CloudFix Reduces AWS Costs

Tour Operator

Intrepid Travel celebrates inspiring women and allies this International Women’s Day

The world’s largest adventure travel company, Intrepid Travel, is marking International Women’s Day by celebrating 40 inspiring Intrepid women and allies. … Continue Reading

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Visit Africa / Seychelles

Discover The Beauty Of The Seychelles Without Restrictions At STORY Seychelles.

The Indian Ocean island destination has announced that it will be welcoming visitors from across the globe, irrespective of their vaccination status, as from March 25, 2021. … Continue Reading

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Seychelles fully opens to the world

Visit ASEAN

Sarawak – Based Organisations Urged to Organise More Local Business Events, says Datuk Abdul Karim

Sarawak’s Minister of Tourism, Arts and Culture and Minister of Youth and Sports, Datuk Abdul Karim Hamzah, officially unveiled Sarawak’s brand-new incentive packages and the new normal video for Sarawak-based business event planners and partners at Business Events Sarawak’s (BESarawak) Tribal Gathering in Kuching today.  … Continue Reading

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Visit Europe

Portugal brings its charm to hosting The Ocean Race Europe in June

Following the Race start from Lorient, France, at the end of May, the inaugural edition of The Ocean Race Europe will stop in Cascais, bringing the top international offshore racing teams in the world to Portugal. … Continue Reading

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Visit Hawaii

HTA Publishes Community-Based Tourism Management Plan for Maui Nui

The Hawaii Tourism Authority (HTA) has published the 2021-2023 Maui Nui Destination Management Action Plan (DMAP). It is part of HTA’s strategic vision and continuing efforts to manage tourism in a responsible and regenerative manner. … Continue Reading

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Visit North Asia

The Aichi Way to Cool Down in Summer Heat

Aichi Prefecture is known to locals as the ‘heart’ of Japan. It not only boasts a colourful past as a crucial point for traffic between east and west Japan, but is also a highly diverse melting pot where were rustic Japanese charm meets innovation and technology. … Continue Reading

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Visit Oceania

The Tweed Is On! Celebrating Food, Sport, Art and More With Events Through Autumn.

It’s a new season with so many reasons to celebrate in the Tweed! Autumn is here and with it comes a stellar line-up of events from March through May across the Tweed’s beautiful beach and valley settings. … Continue Reading

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Visit Queensland

What’s New In Noosa!

Discover new tastes, ways to explore Noosa and places to stay in Noosa in our regular wrap up of everything new in Noosa. Head to the new look www.visitnoosa.com.au for all the inspiration you need to pack your bags and book your next Noosa holiday! … Continue Reading

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Visit USA

Poll: Only 12% of Americans Plan Spring Break Travel

The spring break season is traditionally the first major travel period of the year—but only about one in eight Americans plans a spring break trip this year, according to polling data by Destination Analysts. … Continue Reading

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