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Headline News

Agent’s heartfelt letter to airlines wins TravelManagers’ support

As the COVID-19 pandemic hits the travel industry with unprecedented impact, a front-line travel agent’s dramatic plea to airlines, circulating in an open letter, speaks of the stress factor and pleads:  “Just keep it simple!” … Continue Reading

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Emirates hopes to begin flights in May
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Tourism & leisure industry deals in February 2020 total $10.41bn globally
Wake up your wanderlust, says embattled Webjet


Accolades

InterContinental Hotels Group Recognised as Sustainability Leader With ‘Green Hotel Chain of the Year’ Accolade

InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG) was recognised among industry peers and sustainable leaders this week, taking home the ‘Green Hotel Chain of the Year’ accolade in the inaugural Finder Green Awards. … Continue Reading

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Aviation

Apps

New App Could Help Panic Attack Sufferers During Coronavirus Pandemic

For the nearly 36 million Americans who experience panic attacks, the coronavirus pandemic is a potentially significant new trigger, a recent story in the Washington Post reported. … Continue Reading

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Association

Middle East and Africa Airlines Revenue Losses Mount – Urgent Government Support Required

The International Air Transport Association strengthened its call for urgent action from governments in Africa and the Middle East to provide financial relief to airlines as the latest IATA scenario for potential revenue loss by carriers in Africa and the Middle East reached US$23 billion (US$19 billion in the Middle East and US$4 billion in Africa). … Continue Reading

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Passenger Demand Plunges on COVID-19 Travel Restrictions

Attraction

For The First Time, The Mob Museum Releases Three-Part Virtual Guided Tour Encompassing All Four Floors Of Exhibits

For the first time since opening in 2012, The Mob Museum, The National Museum of Organized Crime and Law Enforcement, introduces virtual, guided tours highlighting its most popular exhibitions and artifacts. … Continue Reading

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Oakland Zoo Launching New “Behind the Scenes Live” Interactive Platform During Closure

Beverage

JOHN ROZENTALS marks 50 years of vines at Margaret River’s iconic Cape Mentelle.

It’s hard to believe that it’s 50 years since winemaker David Hohnen and his brothers, Mark and Giles, planted 16 hectares of vines in what emerged as a truly iconic location in Western Australia’s Margaret River — Cape Mentelle’s Wallcliffe Vineyard. … Continue Reading

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Business News

How Struggling Businesses Still Find Ways To Help Others During COVID-19

The COVID-19 pandemic has played havoc with small and family businesses across the country, yet even as those businesses struggle with their new economic reality, many of them still find ways to help others in their communities. … Continue Reading

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Response to Covid-19
Peta Sends Australian Prime Minister ‘Essential’ Puzzle
Legal challenge launched over coal mine’s critically endangered woodlands offsets failure
New Support for COVID-19 Impacted Tourism Businesses

Cargo & Freight

Qatar Airways Cargo Introduces Freighter Flights to Australia

Qatar Airways Cargo, one of the world’s leading air cargo carriers, is pleased to announce that it has introduced freighter flights to and from Australia from 2 April 2020. … Continue Reading

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Oman Air operates cargo-only flights for Ministry of Health

Coronavirus (Covid-19)

Could Intermittent Lockdown Save Us – and the Economy – From the Coronavirus?

Think of dieting. You can fast for two months and lose weight, but you will probably die. Even if you survive, you will quickly gain weight again. Similarly, a two-month lockdown will suppress the coronavirus, but it will kill the economy. … Continue Reading

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A COVID-19 palliative care pandemic plan: An essential tool
PRC Growth to Fall Sharply in 2020 Due to COVID-19; Recover in 2021

Destination ASEAN

India’s Growth to Slow to 4% in FY2020, Recover to 6.2% in FY2021

The Asian Development Bank (ADB) projects India’s gross domestic product (GDP) will slow to 4.0% in fiscal year (FY) 2020 ending on 31 March 2021 due to a weak global environment and continued efforts to contain the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak in the country. … Continue Reading

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Developing Asia Growth to Fall in 2020 on COVID-19 Impact

Destination Global

India’s Growth to Slow to 4% in FY2020, Recover to 6.2% in FY2021

The Asian Development Bank (ADB) projects India’s gross domestic product (GDP) will slow to 4.0% in fiscal year (FY) 2020 ending on 31 March 2021 due to a weak global environment and continued efforts to contain the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak in the country. … Continue Reading

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Dining

Indiana’s Top 2019 Culinary Campaign

At the 2019 Indiana Tourism Award’ Ceremony, presented by Indiana Connection, Snappy Tomato Pizza received top honors in the Culinary Focused Marketing category their Family Fun Guide 2019 promotion. … Continue Reading

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Financial

Mastercard enables higher contactless payments across Canada

Mastercard today announced it is enabling the increase of contactless payment limits across Canada, as people look for safer ways to pay in the wake of the COVID-19 (coronavirus) pandemic. … Continue Reading

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Hotel News

Hotel industry is resilient and will bounce back as impact of COVID-19 lessens, says GlobalData

The hotel industry’s vulnerabilities are multi-faceted, but its ability to deal with impacts associated with these vulnerabilities in the past stands it in good stead to overcome the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic; … Continue Reading

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Hotel Trends

STR: India daily hotel occupancy drops to 11%

As COVID-19 concerns and restrictions have intensified in India, the country’s daily hotel occupancy dropped to 11% during 23-29 March, according to preliminary data from STR. … Continue Reading

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Insurance

Insurance providers decision to withdraw cover creates another barrier for future travel, says GlobalData

Following the news that more insurance companies are withdrawing travel cover related to the outbreak of the coronavirus (COVID-19); … Continue Reading

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Lifestyle

Coles Puts Price Of Mince On The Chopping Block

Coles has slashed the price of selected beef mince by 20 per cent for a limited time only, helping to lower the cost of the household staple at a time when many Australian families are doing it tough. … Continue Reading

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Make The Most Of Your Time Outdoors With Travel Accessories From Zen Imports

Loyalty

To Show Our Support, We’re Giving You Even Better Rewards.

At Celebrity Cruises®, we’re doing everything we can to assist our valued partners through these challenging times. Travel disruptions and event cancellations can be difficult. … Continue Reading

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MICE

Business event planners enjoy taste of Cairns & Great Barrier Reef

Social distancing kits with luxurious Cairns & Great Barrier Reef pamper products have been sent to business event organisers who postponed educational visits to the destination due to the COVID-19 restrictions. … Continue Reading

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Resort News

Do Small Things With Great Love

To support the families of our employees and also the local community in current situation, InterContinental Bali Resort has decided to sew homemade face masks. … Continue Reading

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The Best Pool Villas and Suites in Thailand to Add to Your Travel Wish List
Temporary Suspension of Offerings at Resorts World Sentosa

Reviews

John Rozentals reports on staying on Lady Elliott Island.

Lady Elliot Island

Address: Southern Great Barrier Reef, Qld. Accessible only by light aircraft, from Hervey Bay, Bundaberg, Brisbane and Gold Coast. … Continue Reading

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Statistics & Trends

Air Passenger Market Analysis

Air travel shows the first dramatic impact from COVID-19 … Continue Reading

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Tech

Training

How about improving your Cross-Cultural Abilities?!

Many of us are now facing a slowdown in business, or are even locked down. That is a good time for you to keep busy and  to keep learning, in order to improve your skills: after all, there will be a day we will all go back to our daily operations!

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Travel Deals

John Rozentals checks out the week’s travel bargains.

The sighting of a grizzly bear in Canada’s Banff National Park heralds the start of spring and the end of winter hibernation. … Continue Reading

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Visit Europe

NEVS contributes with coronavirus protection

The Swedish healthcare is, due to Covid-19, lacking protection material for their employees. We at NEVS are happy to be able to provide the local health authorities in Trollhättan with important protection material needed. … Continue Reading

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UK tenants facing a tough financial task but it’s tougher for their Swiss, American and Dutch counterparts

Visit Hawaii

Hawaii Passenger Arrivals By Air

Yesterday, 628 people arrived in Hawaii including 94 visitors and 239 residents. In comparison, during this same time last year, nearly 30,000 passengers arrived in Hawaii daily, including residents and visitors. … Continue Reading

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Visit South Pacific & Oceania

Against All Odds: Koala Star Anwen Returns to Australia’s Bushland After a Full and Speedy Recovery

Today (Thursday, 2 April 2020) is proud day for the staff and volunteers at Port Macquarie Koala Hospital – and all of Australia – as the first koala to be admitted from bushfires in October 2019 is joyfully released back to their original habitat. … Continue Reading

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Kakadu Tourism closes visitor accommodation and tourism operations in response to Covid-19 situation
Bring Queensland Into Your Home: Travel Virtually Today to Plan Tomorrow’s Getaway

Visit Thailand / Mekong

Virtual Cooking Classes with Chat Thai and chance to WIN $50 Coles Vouchers

Virtual Cooking Classes with Chat Thai and chance to WIN $50 Coles Vouchers … Continue Reading

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