Global Travel Media

Headline News

Optimism prevails despite troubled results from aviation industry

The global aviation industry saw a massive decline in the number of passengers owing to international border closures. Sydney Airport recently highlighted that people’s keenness to travel would back the recovery process, anticipated to be non-linear. … Continue Reading

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Julie Golding boards PONANT


Accolades

Surayyal Hizmi named 2021 PATA Face of the Future

Surayyal Hizmi, Lecturer Advisor of the PATA Lombok Tourism Polytechnic Student Chapter, is today named as the 2021 PATA Face of the Future. This is the most prestigious honour open to young tourism professionals in the Asia Pacific region. … Continue Reading

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Asia’s 50 Best Restaurants Announces Winner of the 2021 American Express One to Watch Award

Aviation

Air New Zealand to Trial Health Passport on Sydney Route

Air New Zealand has become the latest carrier to sign up to trial the new Covid Travel Pass app developed by the International Air Transport Association (IATA). … Continue Reading

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Emirates Operates First Fully Vaccinated Flight
Qantas Delays International Return Until the End of October

Airport

Brisbane Airport Traffic Control Refurbishment Project

The Parliamentary Standing Committee on Public Works will scrutinise a $35.7 million proposal from Airservices Australia to refurbish the Air Traffic Services Centre and Control Tower Complex at Brisbane Airport at a public hearing on Thursday 4 March 2021. … Continue Reading

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Appointments / Movers & Shakers

Mark O’Sullivan Appointed Area General Manager of Minor Hotels’ Flagship Bangkok Properties

Minor Hotels has appointed experienced hotelier, Mark O’Sullivan as Area General Manager Bangkok. This role will see Mark at the helm of numerous flagship properties including Anantara Siam Bangkok Hotel, Anantara Riverside Bangkok Resort and Avani+ Riverside Bangkok Hotel. … Continue Reading

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Business News

New Report Reveal The Postcode Premiums Of The World’s Greatest Landmarks

The new Lucrative Landmarks Report from the mortgage experts at money.co.uk analyses the value of property neighbouring 32 of the world’s most iconic landmarks, 20 National Parks, 11 theme parks and seven official wonders of the world. … Continue Reading

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Competition

Win a Taste of Thailand Experience with NZ Masterchef, Brett McGregor!

Calling all Kiwis! Let’s Cook and WIN Thai Cooking Class with Brett McGregor … Continue Reading

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Conferences

Travel Tech Announces First 2021 Virtual Conference: Travel Tech USA & Canada, from March 8-12, 2021

Travel Tech, the world’s largest education-based travel technology conference series, is proud to announce its first event of the 2021 schedule: Travel Tech USA & Canada, taking place online from March 8-12, 2021. … Continue Reading

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Coronavirus (Covid-19)

Cruise News

P&O Cruises UK to offer short domestic UK cruises – could P&O Cruises Australia follow this model?

P&O Cruises UK has announced that it will be offering a series of short-break and week-long UK cruise, described as “the ultimate escape staycation” in the UK summer of 2021 and there is considerable speculation whether P&O Cruises Australia will follow this model, offering domestic Australia cruises, once given approval to do so by the Federal Government. … Continue Reading

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Eden first Aussie port in new P&O Cruises Australia video series featuring regional destinations

Dining

Nan Bei Launches Special Menu That Pays Homage To Sichuan Cuisine

Chinese Executive Chef Matthew Geng of Nan Bei restaurant at Rosewood Bangkok pays homage to the much-loved Sichaun cuisine with “A Taste of Sichuan” special menu, available from March 3 to April 30, 2021. … Continue Reading

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Exhibitions

NSW Caravan Camping Holiday Supershow is back this April

One of the most anticipated annual events for thousands of caravan and camping enthusiasts, the Caravan Camping Holiday Supershow, will be back in full swing this April 13-18 at its home ground at Sydney’s Rosehill Gardens Racecourse. … Continue Reading

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Design Spectrum of Hong Kong Design Centre Presents PLAY LIVES Exhibition

Financial

SWISS reports substantial loss for 2020 owing to pandemic

The coronavirus pandemic and the resulting global entry restrictions have led to an unprecedented slump in demand for air travel and massive revenue declines. SWISS’s total revenues for 2020 of CHF 1.85 billion were a full 65.2 per cent below their prior-year level. … Continue Reading

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Food & Beverage

Shell Coles Express Customers Fuel Up On Award-Winning $1 Coffee

Coffee lovers around the country can now enjoy one of the most-awarded coffees in Australia as judged at the largest coffee roasters competition and conference in the world[1] for only $1, following a multimillion-dollar investment by Coles Express in cutting-edge automated espresso machines and a new bean blend. … Continue Reading

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Veganism’s influence on the travel industry will grow, says GlobalData

GDS

Two of China’s major airlines go live with Sabre’s industry-leading technology to minimize disruption and improve operational performance

 Sabre Corporation a leading software and technology provider that powers the global travel industry, today announced the implementation of Sabre’s Recovery Manager Operations solution for China’s national flag carrier Air China as well as China Eastern Airlines, to enhance their operational recovery capability and future growth. … Continue Reading

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GTM TV News

TravelMangers Australia provides Personal Travel Managers with top support

John Alwyn-Jones here and as I said in the first article in this series of really interesting articles and videos about Australia’s leading home based travel agent company, TravelManagers Australia, … Continue Reading

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Health and Wellness

Skincare tips for International Women’s Day

With tens of thousands of skin products available these days, it can be difficult to figure out what’s the best way to take care of your skin. … Continue Reading

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Hotel Deals

Special Offer: Travelodge Getaways

Offer Name: Travelodge Getaways … Continue Reading

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Hotel Developments

Marriott International Signs Agreement with Core Hospitality to Bring Residence Inn By Marriott to The Nordics

Marriott International announced today that it has signed an agreement with Danish hotel operator Core Hospitality to bring the first Residence Inn by Marriott to the Nordics. … Continue Reading

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Hotel News

Seven Reasons to Visit The Langham, Sydney This Autumn!

As the days get a little shorter and the weather a little cooler, plan ahead and enjoy the top seven reasons to visit The Langham, Sydney. … Continue Reading

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Colour Your Spring with Marco Polo Hotels and Niccolo Hotels
W Hotels Raises Australian Spirits For Mardi Gras 2021

Hotel Openings - in Association with COSIHotels.com

Centara unveils world’s second family-centric Centara Mirage waterpark resort following huge success in Thailand

Centara Hotels & ResortsThailand’s leading hotel operator, expands its popular family-themed resort brand with the world’s second Centara Mirage, opening in a popular beach destination in southern Vietnam. … Continue Reading

Lifestyle News

Bike Hotels, first platform of its kind in Australia, connects Aussie cyclists with bike-friendly accommodation

AUSTRALIA’s first online platform connecting cyclists with bike-friendly accommodation, services and experiences has been launched in a major boon to the billion-dollar bike industry. … Continue Reading

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Shut The Oven Door; Coles Wins The Battle Of The Buns

Luxury Hotels

Mandarin Oriental, Barcelona Reopening On 12 March 2021

Mandarin Oriental Hotel Group has announced that Mandarin Oriental, Barcelona will reopen its doors to guests on 12 March 2021, following a temporary closure due to coronavirus-related restrictions. … Continue Reading

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Meeting Venues

Seamless Meetings with Dedicated Virtual Studio at The Westin Singapore

Empower your next virtual meeting with the latest technology and connection. Introduced for the very first time, the dedicated Virtual Studio in The Westin Singapore allows organisers to plan and conduct virtual meetings effortlessly via a comprehensive setting of green screen set-up, live streaming capacity, and interactive technology powered by NovaCast, an ISO certified propriety webinar and virtual event solution by Nova Dynamic Media, a Digital Event Solution company with offices in Hong Kong, Taipei, and Singapore. … Continue Reading

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Personal Travel Manager Overcomes Lockdown Constraints to Secure Cruise Group

When TravelManagers’ Tanya Patterson was invited to deliver a cruise presentation at a local retirement village’s coffee and cake morning, she was delighted by the reception she received. … Continue Reading

OTA News

2021 – An Australian Vintage Like No Other

The summer break is fading in the rearview mirror of our minds – which means it must be time to book in a mini break to hit pause and unwind ahead of the winter months. … Continue Reading

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Hotelbeds signs partnership with Turespaña to attract high value US travellers

Rail

Next stop: Binge-watch Europe and press play on travel this summer

Seen everything on TV? Ready to binge-watch an ever-changing medley of European landscapes? Eurail and Interrail Passes are on sale, so you can swap your TV for a real-life adventure this summer. … Continue Reading

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Iconic Indian Pacific Resumes Transcontinental Journeys

Resort News

Nihi Sumba – Horse’s Paradise Amoungst the Waves

Just less than an hour from Bali, NIHI Sumba, awarded the No. 1 Hotel in the World voted by Travel + Leisure in 2016 and 2017 and consistently among the top hotels worldwide, is renowned for the natural beauty of its remote location, providing a stunning environment and world-class facilities for equestrian activities, including horse whispering and horse surfing at the resort’s own stables. … Continue Reading

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River Cruising

New for 2022 European River Cruises Riviera Plus – Luxury additions for premium suite passengers

Luxury European river cruise line, Riviera Travel River Cruises, will debut a new VIP guest program in 2022 called Riviera Plus which offers premium suite passengers luxury additions designed to enhance the enjoyment of their five-star cruise. … Continue Reading

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Sustainable Tourism

Ocean advocates welcome polystyrene and microplastic action in National Plastics Plan

The Australian Marine Conservation Society (AMCS) has welcomed the release of the Commonwealth Government’s National Plastics Plan today, which sets out a future ban on certain ocean polluting plastics like expanded polystyrene and microfibres. … Continue Reading

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Tech

Concept3D Offers Virtual Tour and Mapping Software to Hospitality and Tourism Industry at No Cost

Concept3D, the leader in creating immersive online experiences with 3D modeling, interactive maps and virtual tour software, today announced that – due to the hardships faced by the hospitality and tourism industries as a result of the global pandemic – the company is offering its software at no cost through December 31, 2021. … Continue Reading

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The Hotels Network launches BenchDirect, the first benchmarking product for the hotel’s direct booking channel

Travel Deals

Beyond Travel releases Scandinavia winter specials

AUSTRALIAN owned and operated destination specialist Beyond Travel, have launched its Scandinavia winter specials with savings of $400 per couple on tailor-made private packages that come with a 100% refund guarantee on bookings cancelled for any reason until at least August 2, 2021, for flexibility and added peace of mind. … Continue Reading

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Aurora Expeditions Launches Most Unique Season of Australian Expedition Itineraries

Visit Arkansas

Hot Springs National Park Enjoys Centennial Year

A century ago, people traveled from across the nation to enjoy the thermal waters of Hot Springs National Park. All the bathhouses on Bathhouse Row were open and many were coming in care of doctor’s orders to seek relief from various health issues by soaking in and drinking the thermal waters. … Continue Reading

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Visit Europe

Covid-19 Variants Bring New Blow to The Open Borders of Europe

European countries are again tightening borders to limit travel to keep the spreading of the new virus variants under control. It is now becoming a common practice in the face of Covid threats, raising questions about whether a pillar of European Union integration can survive. … Continue Reading

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Visit Oceania

Australians Lured Back to Our Cities

AUSTRALIANS LURED BACK TO OUR CITIES

Homegrown personalities and Tourism Australia ambassadors, Hamish Blake and Zoe Foster-Blake, are helping to lure Australians back to our major cities as part of a new campaign that shines a spotlight on the incredible dining, entertainment, retail and cultural offerings that are ready to be enjoyed. … Continue Reading

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Visit Thailand / Mekong

AXA Sawasdee Thailand” Offers Worry-free Travel to Thailand

AXA Thailand General Insurance is offering “Sawasdee Thailand”, a comprehensive travel insurance that includes health coverage for foreigners traveling to Thailand, offering up to 3.5-million-baht of medical expense including COVID-19 which meets the Thai government’s strict insurance requirements for Certificate of Entry (COE). … Continue Reading

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