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Virgin Australia cuts back as coronavirus bites into demand

The Virgin Australia Group has announced a series of fleet and network cutbacks, including major reductions in its Tigerair A320 services, which it says “come as coronavirus has a weakening effect on international and domestic demand, with an expected A$50-75 million impact to the Group’s earnings for FY20”. … Continue Reading

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After damning report into Dreamworld tragedy, who can be held accountable under the law?
Country Town Australia Is The Place To Go In 2020
JOHN ROZENTALS looks at a vintage update from Windowrie Wines, in Cowra NSW.
Coronavirus outbreak threatens China’s already tepid economic growth, observes GlobalData



Appointments / Movers & Shakers

Mastercard Announces Leadership Transition

Mastercard today announced that Ajay Banga, President and Chief Executive Officer, will transition to the role of Executive Chairman of the Board of Directors of Mastercard Incorporated on January 1, 2021. … Continue Reading

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The Pearl Resort appoints new Weddings Manager


Ascension Now Available For All Classes in Black Desert Mobile

Pearl Abyss today announced that Ascension is now available for all classes in Black Desert Mobile. Starting today, Adventurers now have the ability to unlock new class-specific skills to further enhance their characters and their potential. … Continue Reading

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JOHN ROZENTALS exercises his palate in the most pleasant tasting.

Nothing gets the palate exercising more eagerly than the arrival of a case of samples from Darry and Chester Osborn and their team in South Australia’s McLaren Vale — especially if it contains an untried ultra-premium red. … Continue Reading

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ACC Art Books Presents “Louis XIII Cognac: The Thesaurus”

Business News

SSAS Pension Scheme Popularity on the Decline

The latest research by leading peer to peer platform, Sourced Capital, has revealed that the majority of trustees with a now labeled RSS pension scheme, formerly an SSAS pension scheme, are potentially sitting on millions of unused funds, with the latest data also showing the popularity of these schemes is starting to wane. … Continue Reading

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P&O Cruises announces Eurogliders to headline 1980’s Tribute Cruise

P&O Cruises has announced popular Australian band, Eurogliders will headline the 1980’s Tribute Cruise alongside Killer Queen and Eric Weideman from 1927. … Continue Reading

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Vasco da Gama proposes many engagements for agents throughout debut season

Cruise Deals

Experience The Very Best Of New Zealand And Australia With Ecruising This Spring

This November forget Spring Racing! Instead why not treat yourself to the ultimate Spring break with ecruising’s sensational 25-night RAIL & SAIL Australian Journey & the NZ Escape package. … Continue Reading

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Take on the world with Hurtigruten’s solo waiver offers
Explore the spectacular Faroe Islands on an Expedition Cruise No solo supplement for single travellers

Destination Africa / Seychelles

Tongole rebrands as Tongole Wilderness Retreat

We are excited to inform you that Tongole Wilderness Lodge, located in the untouched rugged terrain of the Nkhotakota Wilderness Reserve, have rebranded to the Tongole Wilderness Retreat (TWR). … Continue Reading

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The Latest from Central African Wilderness Safaris

Destination Europe

Destination Feature

JOHN ROZENTALS enjoys a glass or three of the very best bubbles in the best address in New Zealand’s Queenstown.

I admit that my answer to a well-meaning colleague’s question about why I was flying to the southern New Zealand city of Queenstown was a trifle glib: “I flying over for a champagne dinner.” … Continue Reading

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Destination North America

Casper, Wyoming Welcomes New Offerings in 2020

Situated in the heart of Wyoming, Casper has numerous new offerings, restaurants, anniversaries and more in store for 2020, especially as Wyoming joins other states in the union in celebrating the 100th anniversary of the 19th Amendment, which granted women the right to vote. … Continue Reading

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Get back to nature and tradition in rural Ishikawa
Seven New Spring Break Experiences in San Antonio

Destination North Asia

JR East Group offers vegan and Muslim-friendly sweets

JR East Group offers “Plant Based Sweets Series” to share delicious, high-quality food from Japan with people around the world. The “Plant Based Sweets Series” are Tokyo confectioneries made entirely from plant materials. … Continue Reading

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Destination South Pacific & Oceania

Japanese visitors ‘on the air’ with Queensland’s most remote learners

Trainee teachers from Japan had the chance to get out of their comfort zone, as they delivered online lessons to school students spread across rural and regional Queensland. … Continue Reading

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UFC’s return to Perth a triumph for WA tourism
Now’s the Time to Love Lake Macquarie’s Beaches!

Destination Thailand / Mekong

TAT releases daily photos of weather situations at attractions across Thailand

The Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) is releasing a daily collection of photos with daytime weather situations at various attractions across Thailand. … Continue Reading

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Coming Home:Daniel Humm Returns To Pavillon

Three-Michelin-starred Chef Daniel Humm of famed Manhattan restaurant Eleven Madison Park is set to return to the Baur au Lac in Zürich for a special pop-up dinner series … Continue Reading

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NEW DATES: ProWine Asia (Singapore) 2020 to be held from 13 to 16 July 2020

 The 3rd edition of ProWine Asia (Singapore) will take place from 13 to 16 July 2020 at Singapore Expo, re-scheduled from the original dates of 31 March to 3 April 2020. … Continue Reading

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Banks set to squeeze your credit score as the Australian housing market hots up.

The latest figures from respected property analysis company CoreLogic show the Australian property market is heating up with prices set to hit new records this year. … Continue Reading

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Accor 2019: Strong results and a successful transformation REVENUE

Golf Tourism

Mentor Role for Grassroots Ambassador Leadership Award Winner

Kyle Barton, Golf Course Superintendent at Tam O’Shanter Country Club in West Bloomfield, Michigan, has been named a Grassroots Ambassador Leadership (GAL) Award winner from the Golf Course Superintendents Association of America (GCSAA). … Continue Reading

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Goh Gunning for Glory at Impian
Golf Genius Gets Online with Asian Golf Industry Federation

Hotel Deals

Vivid Sydney Hot Deals at Metro Hotels & Apartments in Sydney

Over two million visitors will converge on Sydney to enjoy Vivid Sydney from May 22 – June 13, 2020, Australia’s major event in winter, and the largest event of its kind in the world combining light, music and ideas. … Continue Reading

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Hotel Developments

Kerten Hospitality Signs Partnership Agreement with Ayla Oasis Development

Specialist mixed-use operator Kerten Hospitality – known for challenging the market
with new concepts that combine innovative spaces for working, living and socialising – has signed a management
agreement with Ayla Oasis Development Company to open the Cloud7 Residence Ayla Aqaba in June 2020. … Continue Reading

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Hotel News

Say I Do This 2020 at Millennium Airport Hotel Dubai

Celebrate your wedding at the magnificent Al Garhoud Ballroom at the Millennium Airport Hotel Dubai. Let the hotel’s dedicated meetings and events team enthrall you with ideas and help you to plan your special day. … Continue Reading

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The Rees Hotel Queenstown announces 2020 Culinary Series Events
Holiday Inn® Melbourne on Flinders reveals new Glamp-Inn experiences
Fogo A Go-Go At Peppers Silo Hotel

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Hotel Trends

STR: Sustainable travel, climate change on the mind of tourists

Findings of a survey conducted by STR’s Tourism Consumer Insights team revealed the importance of sustainable tourism as well as the impact of climate change on traveler perception. … Continue Reading

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STR: Europe hotel performance for January 2020


Time to end fire insurance confusion: CHOICE

Following a CHOICE analysis that found serious problems with the definition of “fire” in major home and contents insurance policies, CHOICE CEO Alan Kirkland is in Canberra on behalf of over 35,000 Australians asking for fair insurance contracts. … Continue Reading

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58% of young adults drew from the ‘bank of mum and dad’ when travelling – and most don’t repay their parents in full



uno Home Loans lifts off new partnership with Velocity Frequent Flyer

uno Home Loans, Australia’s first Active Home Loan manager, has today announced its new partnership with Velocity Frequent Flyer, the award-winning loyalty program of Virgin Australia. … Continue Reading

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Luxury Hotels

Full Renovation For The Pool Rooms And Suite At Four Seasons Hotel Alexandria

Four Seasons Hotel Alexandria at San Stefano unveils its latest renovation this season, including the entire 4th floor of accommodations with 13 rooms and 1 suite. … Continue Reading

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Four Seasons Hotel One Dalton Street, Boston Encourages Guests To “Come Home Different” As Part Of #Fstakeyourtime Initiative


Post-Meeting Activities : City Walking Trails in Korea

Winter is slowly coming to an end and the weather is starting to warm up in Korea. Thick winter jackets are coming off to be replaced by lighter jackets, and the comforting air invites you outside to stretch your legs and enjoy the fresh sunshine. … Continue Reading

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Resort News

Elite Havens announces guaranteed refunds and a flexible rebooking policy to protect the interest of guests in the COVID-19 scenario.

In light of the sudden coronavirus outbreak across the world, Elite Havens – Asia’s largest luxury villa rental company is leading the way when it comes to proactively taking precautionary steps both in-villa and with regards to their reservations policy. … Continue Reading

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Responsible Tourism

Hilton Brisbane cleans up the city

Yesterday, 25 February 2020, Hilton Brisbane Team Members gathered together at the Brisbane Botanical Gardens to collect litter from the beautiful river and parklands in participation of Corporate Clean Up Australia Day. … Continue Reading

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Radisson Hotel Group Announces Global Plan For A Future With Reduced Single-Use Plastics

River Cruising

‘Wine and Water’ – See the Tall Ships, Cruise the Canal as Part of a Bordeaux Wine Festival/Hotel Barge Cruising Holiday, Says European Waterways

Attracting more than half-a-million visitors and over 1,200 wine growers, the Bordeaux Wine Festival,  June 18 – 21, is one of the many cultural and historical celebrations throughout France in 2020. … Continue Reading

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Hensoldt Selects CoreAVI’s Software and COTS-D Hardware IP Platform to Enable New Avionics Computing System with Advanced Capabilities

Embedded World, Nuremberg, Germany, February 25, 2020. Core Avionics & Industrial Inc. (“CoreAVI”) and Hensoldt announced today that Hensoldt has selected CoreAVI’s COTS-D hardware IP and graphics and compute software to provide a new generation of safety certified mission computers and display systems. … Continue Reading

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Tour Operator

The Perfect Balinese Honeymoon for Lovers of Wellness and Adventure

Backyard Travel, the online boutique tour operator specializing in insider tours throughout Asia today announced the ultimate Balinese trip for newlyweds seeking a holistically healthful honeymoon. … Continue Reading

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Kangaroo Island koalas and kangaroos spotted roaming London
Tauck Enhances Service and Support to Australian Travel Advisors and Guests
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Trade Events

IPW 2020 – Next Stop: Vegas

The countdown is officially on for IPW 2020 as the Entertainment Capital of the World gears up to host the nation’s leading international inbound travel trade show for the fifth time on 30 May – 3 June. … Continue Reading

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Travel Deals

Whats On

Just announced: Perth, Hobart, Newcastle and Canberra Viking Information Sessions

Viking has announced four additional destinations for its 2020 Information Sessions, coming to Perth, Hobart, Newcastle and Canberra in May. … Continue Reading

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Stunning program announced for the 30th Australian Festival of Chamber Music as 30 years of making music in the north is celebrated – TICKETS ON SALE TODAY

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