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Headline News

Tourism Advisory Board (TAB) – Recommendations to the Government

Further to our letter dated February 6th, we would like to continue our congratulations for the Governments handling so far of the Coronavirus situation (COVID-19) and the measure taken. We would like to thank you, your excellency for publicly used our early letter to support argument and immediate and apt policy. As you are aware, we are sure, that the current situation is having a devastating effect on the industry, in Vietnam. … Continue Reading

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JOHN ROZENTALS enjoys a glass or three of the very best bubbles in the best address in New Zealand’s Queenstown.
Airbus prototype prioritises fuel efficiency, says GlobalData
MICE Keep Nibbling on Laos
New Deals From Your travel Club


2 Resorts by Kata Group Won Awards for Outstanding Environment Management

Kata Group Resort, Thailand’s number one hotel and resort management group in the southern part of Thailand, has announced its achievement of two hotels in their portfolio, “Phuket Orchid Resort & Spa” and “Beyond Resort Khaolak” after winning “Green Hotel” award on a “Gold Class” level, presented by the Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment. … Continue Reading

Latest News under Category: Accolades
Travefy Named “Best Technology Platform” By CCRA Travel Agents
Asia’s 50 Best Restaurants Announces Cho Hee-Sook Is Asia’s Best Female Chef 2020
A Coruña all dressed up for the Cruise Excellence Awards Ceremony 2020

Agents Incentives

Rewards By Viking: Earn Triple Points During Explorer Sale

Australian and New Zealand travel agents can earn triple Rewards by Viking points on top of their usual commission when booking clients on a selection of popular river and ocean itineraries during Viking’s Explorer Sale, … Continue Reading

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Around American: The latest from American Airlines

Alaska Airlines, American Airlines announce expansive international alliance

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Latest News under Category: Aviation
Hawaiian Airlines Marks 16 Consecutive Years as Most Punctual U.S. Airline
Making Travel Easier – United Airlines and Vistara Launch Codeshare Agreement
American Airlines to Offer Preordered Meals in Premium Cabins on More Flights than any US Airline


Appointments / Movers & Shakers

Treasure Island Resort appoints PTM Representation in Australia

Mr Mike Hogan, Director of Sales & Marketing for Treasure Island Resort, Fiji, has announced the appointment of Precise Travel Marketing Pty Ltd (PTM) as its marketing representative within Australia. … Continue Reading

Latest News under Category: Appointments / Movers & Shakers
Marriott International Appoints Jim Scholefield Chief Information And Digital Officer
Yuliya Dmyterko appointed as Director of Sales and Marketing at Alila Villas Uluwatu, Bali
Holger Jakobs Joins Wharf Hotels


Vietnamese-based interactive music company Amanotes ranks among the top mobile app publishers worldwide

Amanotes, a mobile game publisher in Vietnam, has been ranked in top positions worldwide in two recent major surveys of the rapidly growing worldwide mobile market. … Continue Reading

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A Revenue Leaders response in a crisis: Business Practice

LiMin Cheng, HSMAI Vice President, previous role as Director of Revenue for Marina Bay Sands in Singapore … Continue Reading

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Airlines and Posts Cooperate Globally for a Sustainable and Reliable Cross-border Airmail Network


Sidewalk Astronomy at The Neon Museum, April 4

One of the year’s most anticipated and distinctive family events, “Stars and Stardust: Sidewalk Astronomy in the Neon Boneyard” returns to The Neon Museum on Saturday, April 4. … Continue Reading

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Heineken® 0.0 hosts the “0.0 Guilt-Free Consumption Trend” event introducing popular Zero Meat foods and Zero Alcohol beverages for 2020

Heineken® 0.0, a non-alcoholic malt beverage, introduced two of the hottest global food and beverage trends for 2020, “Zero Meat” and “Zero Alcohol,” at the “0.0 Guilt-Free Consumption Trend” event. … Continue Reading

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Business News

Digital economy unlocking cross-industry opportunities to make enterprise innovation more effective, says GlobalData

Digital economy, which is empowering tech-savvy enterprises to leapfrog their traditional businesses in search of new growth opportunities, is orchestrating new business models across boundaries around the hyper-demanding consumers, says GlobalData, a leading data and analytics company. … Continue Reading

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Australian Car Sales being cruelled by poor credit ratings.
ATA demands transparency for government spending
ForwardKeys to acquire Traveller Statistics from NPD
Credit Reporting Bodies flout new credit reporting laws to the detriment of ordinary Aussies.


Are some groups of people held back from their true career potential?

Finding work can be tough at the best of times. Between figuring out what we actually want to do with our lives, finding the right opportunities and having the time and brain space to actively apply for roles, it’s a full time job in itself. … Continue Reading

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Cargo & Freight

ANA Heralds in the Digital Decade by Announcing Major Cargo Distribution Partnership with

All Nippon Airways, Japan’s largest airline, heralds in the new decade by joining leading online platform to offer its cargo customers ebooking capabilities. … Continue Reading

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Business Events Perth secures Asia Pacific’s largest agri-tech conference for WA in 2021

Business Events Perth has delivered the successful bid to bring Asia Pacific’s largest agri-tech event – evokeAG – to Western Australia in 2021. … Continue Reading

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Cruise Deals

NCL’S Biggest Sale Of The Decade

Norwegian Cruise Line, the innovator in global cruise travel, has released its ‘Biggest Sale of the Decade’, delivering up to US$500 onboard credit per stateroom. … Continue Reading

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Paul Kelly’s cruise to Antarctica with Chimu to raise funds for Groundswell and WWF.
P&O Cruises Launches Kids Cruise Free Sale to Coincide with Biggest Ever Choice of School Holiday Itineraries
Enjoy A Little Mediterreanean Magic With Ecruising

Destination Africa / Seychelles

Plan your 2020 in the Northern Cape

Here’s to a travel-rich 2020!

Jump-start your New Year’s resolutions! Are you looking to spend time in nature, relax for a few days at a luxurious five-star resort, or simply camp under the stars with your family? You can do it all in the Northern Cape.

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Destination ASEAN

Singapore M2M/IoT revenue expected to grow at CAGR of 14.78%, forecasts GlobalData

Revenue from machine-to-machine (M2M)/Internet of Things (IoT) in Singapore is set to grow at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 14.78% between 2019 and 2024, according to GlobalData, a leading data and analytics company. … Continue Reading

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Da Nang City is in the effort of prevention, fighting against the Out-break of COVID-19

Destination California

Live Life in Full Bloom in Northern California’s Tuolumne County

Spring is blooming throughout the rolling hills of Gold Country, the meadows of Yosemite National Park, and the peaks of the High Sierra. … Continue Reading

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San Francisco CityPASS Program Announces Attraction Lineup Changes and a Brand-new Mobile Ticket Option
What’s New in San Francisco

Destination Europe

UNWTO Places Tourism in the European Parliament

The Secretary-General of the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) today addressed the European Parliament in the context of several high-level meetings aimed at placing tourism high on European Union’s agenda. … Continue Reading

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Structure of tourism in Britain
Greece Welcomes UNWTO Support for Sustainable Tourism Growth
EU Rules Applicable To The Authorization And Placing On The Market Of Novel Foods And Traditional Foods Coming From Non-Eu Countries

Destination Feature

JOHN ROZENTALS discovers that there’s much more to the Sunshine Coast than sun, sand and surf.

Some of the most interesting and charming things about Queensland’s Sunshine Coast lie in its hinterland, which occupies a much larger area than imagined. … Continue Reading

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Destination Florida

The Greater Miami Convention & Visitors Bureau Attracts New Visitors With Adventure-Inspired Campaign – Miamiland

The Greater Miami Convention & Visitors Bureau (GMCVB) pulled back the curtain today on a secretive initiative it began this winter when it launched teaser videos in key domestic markets promoting a new action-adventure theme park called MIAMILAND. … Continue Reading

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Orlando Blossoms with New Attractions and Special Events for Spring Break

Destination Germany

Let’s celebrate Beethoven and immerse ourselves in culture!

Although 2020 has only just started, it already looks like it’s going to be a year of inspirational culture! The FrankfurtRhineMain region in Germany has an explosive menu of cultural and culinary highlights awaiting you this year – from UNIQUE gin, Benedictine wine, and special exhibitions all the way to Beethoven himself. It’s time to dive into a year of cultural surprises! … Continue Reading

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Destination North America

Explore Arkansas during Black History Month

Arkansas has an important place on the stage of black heritage with history and culture that’s showcased through national sites, state cornerstones and other significant points of interest throughout the state. … Continue Reading

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Destination North Asia

From the sea to the mountains – gorgeous places in a beautiful land

In winter, the air is crisper, the hotsprings hotter, and the fresh seafood that much tastier. It can all be discovered here in Japan – a destination with true “Omotenashi” spirit, not yet known. … Continue Reading

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Bringing Ogura Hyakunin-isshu Kyogi Karuta from Otsu, the Holy Land of Karuta, to the World

Destination South Pacific & Oceania

Destination Thailand / Mekong

The Islands Thailand beaches Phuket island best beaches in Thailand

Thailand. You’ve probably seen it on pictures or in movies already. The huge limestone cliffs, the gorgeous turquoise sea and the countless islands off the coast reflect the diversity and beauty of Krabi. … Continue Reading

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The Farm Launches New Japanese Menu by International Chef Yoshiko Hondo

When it comes to food, there are various choices people can choose from. The Farm at San Benito is home to Alive! Restaurant – one of Asia’s first and best restaurants offering vegan cuisine that proudly serves delectable and nutritious raw food. … Continue Reading

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Banks Extending Their Reach As Digitisation Gains Pace

The key part that a combination of regional integration and digitisation is playing in helping Thailand’s banks to reach new customers was highlighted by Tan Choon Hin, CEO, United Overseas Bank (UOB) Thailand, in a video interview he gave recently to Oxford Business Group’s online broadcasting channel, Global Platform. … Continue Reading

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Qantas Half Year Results 2020
2019: Strong results and a successful transformation
Global Hotel Alliance Announces 2019 Results
Hyatt Reports Fourth Quarter 2019 Results


New Menacing World Boss Nouver Unleashed in Black Desert Mobile

Pearl Abyss today announced that the ferocious World Boss Nouver has arrived in Black Desert Mobile. … Continue Reading

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What to Look For When Buying an Action Camera

Golf Tourism

Asian Tour Confirms Increase in Bangladesh Prize Purse

The Bangabandhu Cup Golf Open 2020 will become the richest professional golf event in Bangladesh with the total prize purse for the full-field Asian Tour event set to increase to US$400,000. … Continue Reading

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Desert Highlands Upgrades Bunkers with Capillary Concrete
Toro Continues Support of Rounds 4 Research
Helping Hand for New LPGA-LET Joint Venture

Health and Wellness

Sauna Dress Code in Europe

The current winter weather with its freezing temperatures is once again attracting many people throughout Europe to saunas and wellness temples. But beware: the “dress code” for sweat rooms is by no means uniform in all countries. … Continue Reading

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Heavens Portfolio Spa and Wellness Journal
Health and wellness tourism trips to Asia to reach 128.3 million by 2022, says GlobalData

Hotel Deals

Finally, Great Things Come In Three. Have A Freesome On Ovolo.

Award winning design-led hotel collection Ovolo continues to disrupt the hotel space with its inclusions when guests book direct – we’re talking social hour, minibar, breakfast, Wi-Fi, 24-hour gym access and self-service laundry. … Continue Reading

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Saying “Thank You” With Travel Savings

Hotel Developments

Hotel Feature

John Rozentals reports on staying at Mantra Mooloolaba Beach, Sunshine Coast, Queensland

Address: 7 Venning St, Mooloolaba, QLD 4557

Phone: 131 517 or 07 5665 4450


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Hotel News

Como Hotels and Resorts Announces Tuscan Photography Retreat at Como Castello Del Nero

COMO Hotels and Resorts which forms part of the COMO Group has announced a new collection of experiences for 2020, focused on the discovery of destinations and the development of guests’ creative identity through the lens of a camera. … Continue Reading

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Easter at Le Meurice: all about gastronomy and friendliness
Marriott’s Updated Statement on Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19)
World of Hyatt Extends Tier Status and Benefits, Advancing Care for Members During COVID-19
The Plaza Athénée Hotel and Art Photo Expo Production present « Naturellement Plaza»

Hotel Openings - in Association with

Now Open and Ahead of the Curve: Carlton Hotel Bangkok Sukhumvit

The wait is over. Doors at Carlton Hotel Bangkok Sukhumvit are open – and they reveal a genuinely distinctive hotel experience in Thailand’s capital city. … Continue Reading

JW Marriott Debuts in Oman’s Historic Capital with Opening of JW Marriott Muscat
New Abode Hotel set to open in the NSW South Coast this March

Industry Deals Sponsored by Travel Industry Club

New Deals From Your Travel Club’s new this week? Oceania Cruises

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Webjet and Cover-More announce new travel insurance and assistance partnership

Webjet, Australia’s leading online travel agency, and Cover-More, Australia’s leading travel insurance provider, today announced a new partnership that sees Cover-More become the exclusive provider of travel insurance and assistance for Webjet across Australia and New Zealand. … Continue Reading

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Luxury Hotels

Hollywood’s Most Exclusive Hotel Peninsula Beverly Hills Set to Install InvoTech UHF-RFID Uniform System

Peninsula Beverly Hills opened their doors in 1991 as the first new luxury hotel in Beverly Hills in 20 years. Today they are the only AAA Five Diamond and Forbes Five-Star rated hotel in Southern California. … Continue Reading

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Meeting Venues

Bumper year for Queensland’s most versatile venue

Queensland’s largest indoor / outdoor events precinct has capped off a highly successful 2019 staging more than 250 events and attracting a million visitors to the Brisbane Showgrounds. … Continue Reading

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Five Ways To Have A ‘Conference With Purpose’ In Cairns

The business events industry in Cairns are proving their commitment to being custodians of the natural environment by putting together five ways to have an event with purpose in the region. … Continue Reading

Latest News under Category: MICE
Dusit Doha Hotel looks to become preferred events provider
For the development of CULTOURFAIR in Madrid “La Academia Iberoamericana de Gastronomía” signed a collaboration agreement with MITM Events

OTA News

Airbnb Survey Finds Black Americans Setting Top Travel Trends in 2020

Recent surveys from Airbnb find spending on vacation travel will increase in 2020, and central to that growth are Black Americans. … Continue Reading

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Photo Gallery

UK’s number one river cruise operator visits more Australian agents – pics

Britain’s number one river cruise operator, Riviera Travel River Cruises, has continued its sales visit to Australia with more presentations this week provided to travel agencies in Melbourne and Sydney to promote the line’s five-star river cruises across Europe. … Continue Reading

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Mtg Dines On Board Silver Muse


International Transfer jump 80% on retail bookings for 2019

INTERNATIONAL Rail’s innovative global booking system International Transfer has released some interesting data on 2019 statistics, which backs-up agents’ feedback, that historically booking transfer services were generally unreliable and frustrating. … Continue Reading

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Osaka Convention & Tourism Bureau Presents Ways to Utilize Rail Passes in Kansai Area Through the Eyes of Rakugo Artists

Resort News

All-Inclusive Easter Fun in the Sun at Tamassa Bel Ombre, Mauritius

Tamassa Mauritius

Set in tropical gardens on white sandy beaches dotted with rustling coconut trees surrounded by a cobalt ocean, Tamassa Bel Ombre makes for an exotic Mauritian Easter getaway, perfect for the extended weekend. … Continue Reading

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Mystical Nyepi or ‘Silence Day’ At Ayana Bali
Pacific Resort Hotel Group re-sign’s with World Long Drive Champion for 2020
Como Uma Canggu Launches New Six-Day Boxing Fitness Retreat With UK Pro-Boxing Champions And 12×3

Responsible Tourism


M&M’S® Experiential Retail Store Set to Open Doors at Mall of America® in Late 2020

As one of the world’s most beloved brands, M&M’S is proud to bring its immersive in-store offerings to the Midwest region by opening a store at the epicenter of tourism and retail in Minneapolis’s iconic Mall of America. … Continue Reading

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Sno’n’ski First Japan Mega Famil Takes Off For Ski Slopes

30 of Australia’s top selling travel agents have begun the snow trip of a lifetime, departing Australia on Thursday the 20th of February for Sno’n’Ski Holidays Japan Mega Famil. … Continue Reading

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Lufthansa Group and Amadeus renew IT partnership and expand collaboration to improve the passenger experience

Amadeus’ passenger management and retailing solutions will power the airline group’s digital and retail transformation, while enabling innovation and business resilience … Continue Reading

Latest News under Category: Tech
SITAONAIR supports airlines operating across Turkey through vital VHF expansion
Trintech Announces Four SAP-Certified Integrations with SAP S/4HANA(R) and SAP NetWeaver(R)

Theme Parks

Waterbom Bali becomes one of Asia’s First Eco-Conscious Waterpark

Waterbom Bali, Asia’s number one premium sustainable waterpark, has released its yearly Sustainability Report, tracking consumption of its waste materials, water, and energy. … Continue Reading

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Tour Operator

Explore Northern Malaysia’s Islands and Jungles with Backyard Travel

Backyard Travel, the online boutique tour operator specializing in insider tours throughout Asia today announced a new adventure into the northern islands, cities and rainforests of Malaysia. 
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Globus family of brands previews Globus and Cosmos’ 2021 European tours

Trade Events

Low-Cost Carriers to boost Middle East aviation market

Low-Cost Carriers (LCC) are driving growth in the Middle East aviation market, recording a 9.3% increase in seat capacity in 2019, according to CAPA Centre for Aviation. … Continue Reading

Latest News under Category: Trade Events
CVENT Unveils New Meetings And Events Industry Research At AIME
The Marketplace for China’s Travel Industry


2020 Dates Released For Fundamentals Of The Aviation Industry Training

Centre for Aviation (CAPA), the world’s most trusted source of market intelligence for the aviation and travel industry, has released new dates and locations for its highly anticipated CAPA Knowledge Fundamentals of the Aviation Industry training. … Continue Reading

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Travel Deals

Spring into Provence for Half the Price

Leading Europe active holidays specialist, UTracks announces a massive half price savings on specific departures of its Lyon and Provence Bike and Boat journey. … Continue Reading

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Visit the Cook Islands in the School Holidays! From only $495pp return.
Weekly Travel Deals
Enjoy an Easter Break at the all-inclusive Tamassa Bel Ombre, Mauritius
Last Minute Travel Special: Camino Guided Tours in May

Travel Goods

Travel Lighter With Montblanc #MY4810 LIGHT Luggage

Whatever the destination or the journey to get there, the freedom to explore opens up new perspectives and a world of unforgettable experiences. … Continue Reading

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