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Headline News

‘Do not travel’ advice for China province as virus spreads

The US has advised its citizens to avoid all nonessential travel to China and reconsider any planned visits there – and late last night, Australia did the same.

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Norwegian Jewel shows finery and heads on mission to Eden
Sun Island Tours launches Touropa for maximum Europe flexibility
The Wuhan coronavirus is now in Australia – here’s what you need to know
HONG KONG PROTEST MONITOR – 24 January 2020


Accolades

Phi Phi Island Village Beach Resort Becomes First Hotel in Krabi To Receive Top Environmental Honour

Pioneering hospitality company, Phi Phi Island Village Beach Resort, has been rewarded for its ongoing commitment to sustainability by becoming the first property in southern Thailand’s Krabi province to receive a Gold Level Green Hotel Award. … Continue Reading

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In Gratitude to Travel Professionals, Austin Adventures Names February ‘Travel Agent Appreciation Month’
Global Travel Awards Unveiled
L’Hôtel Marrakech Featured in Condé Nast Traveler’s 2020 Gold List.
Shangri-La’s Rasa Ria Receives Mice Venue Award From Asean

Aviation

First of Its Kind Jet to Shuttle Travelers Between the Beltway and the Big Apple

United Airlines today announced a new hourly shuttle service between Washington’s Reagan National Airport and New York/Newark Liberty International Airport. United will operate the world’s only two-cabin 50-seat regional aircraft – the Bombardier CRJ-550 on most flights. … Continue Reading

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Lufthansa Group and TripActions kick-off strategic partnership
Delicious Offerings Sky High With Malaysia Airlines
Air France launches a Business class service on its domestic network
Inaugural Citilink flight touches down at Melbourne Avalon – Saturday 25 January 2020

Airport

The Cocktail Room at 18th and Central Opens in Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport

Bringing the finest in craft distilling into Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport, global restaurateur HMSHost recently opened The Cocktail Room at 18th and Central in partnership with Pady Regnier of Airport Retail Group, INC. and Robert Grace of Be Graceful Bakery and Catering, LLC. … Continue Reading

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Appointments / Movers & Shakers

Apps

Roche’s Accu-Chek SugarView app may disrupt India’s blood glucose monitoring market, says GlobalData

Roche has recently received CE approval for its Accu-Chek SugarView blood glucose monitoring app. The approval will allow Roche to market glucose monitoring products aggressively and will further strengthen its leadership position in India’s glucose monitoring market, says GlobalData, a leading data and analytics company. … Continue Reading

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Association

Skål Executive Committee Board Meeting January 2020 In Christchurch

The Executive Committee in Christchurch NZ
CHRISTCHURCH, NZ: SKÅL INTERNATIONAL (SI) recently held it’s first 2020 board meeting in NZ.

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Charity

New CEO To Lead Amy Gillett Foundation’s Mission for Safe Cycling

Amy Gillett Foundation names commuter cyclist and award-winning fundraiser, Dan Kneipp, as new chief executive. … Continue Reading

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Conferences

David Citadel Jerusalem And Mamilla Hotel Host 17 World Leaders and Royal Members Arriving in Israel For the Fifth World Holocaust Forum

This week, David Citadel Jerusalem and Mamilla Hotel hosted 17 international world leaders, royalty and dignitaries who arrived in Israel as part of the Fifth World Holocaust Forum. … Continue Reading

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PATA Adventure Travel Conference and Mart 2020 announces final line-up of speakers

Cruise

Carnival Cruise Line’s Mardi Gras ‘Floated Out’ at Meyer Turku

Carnival Cruise Line’s Mardi Gras was “floated out” at the Meyer Turku shipyard in Finland in anticipation of its debut later this year. … Continue Reading

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Carnival Cruise Line Says ‘Welcome Aboard’ to Travel Advisors in 2020 with the Most-Ever Ship Tours and Seminars at Sea
Star Wars Day at Sea Returns in 2021 with Galactic Adventures on Disney Cruise Line

Destination Europe

Steve Hackett – Genesis Revisited Friday, September 18th at the Opéra Garnier Monte-Carlo

A talented, innovative pioneer of progressive rock, Steve Hackett was a guitarist for the band GENESIS, until launching a solo career in 1975. … Continue Reading

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Destination Global

UNWTO And Fundación Once Deliver International Recognition Of ‘Accessible Tourist Destinations’ at FITUR

The World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) and Fundación ONCE celebrated the best ‘Accessible Tourist Destinations’, at FITUR, the tourism trade fair in Madrid. … Continue Reading

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Destination Hawaii

Hawaii Vacation Rental Performance Report for December 2019

In December 2019, the total monthly supply of statewide vacation rentals was 856,800 unit nights and monthly demand was 645,600 unit nights, resulting in an average monthly unit occupancy of 75.3 percent (Figure 1).

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Destination Middle East / Dubai

Dubai Kicks Off 2020 With Third Edition Of Global Wedding Excellence Retreat

Dubai Business Events (DBE), the city’s official convention bureau and a division of Dubai Corporation for Tourism and Commerce Marketing, hosted the third edition of Dubai Global Wedding Excellence Retreat earlier this month. … Continue Reading

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Destination New York

Five new musicals to see on Broadway in 2020

Broadway Inbound is pleased to announce five exciting new musicals – Six, Company, Diana: A True Musical Story, Mrs. Doubtfire, and MJ The Musical – will join the Broadway Collection in 2020, to dazzle and delight travellers to New York City from across the globe. … Continue Reading

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Destination North America

Visit Rogers Launches New Music Tourism Series

Visit Rogers, the Destination Marketing Organization (DMO) for the City of Rogers, will premiere a new series, Amplify, on February 1st from 6:00 – 7:00 p.m. at the Arkansas Arts Academy in downtown Rogers. … Continue Reading

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Destination North Asia

How to use your Japanese holiday to rejuvenate for the new decade

The New Year period is a time of tradition and cultural significance in Japanese culture and marks the start of a clean slate. For travellers kick-starting the new year with a trip to Japan, here are three uniquely Japanese ways to reflect and stay motivated for the decade ahead. … Continue Reading

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Chinese outbound tourism and the Coronavirus outbreak in China
Japan is the destination market with the most potential, says GlobalData
Chinese outbound tourism and the Coronavirus outbreak in China

Destination South Pacific & Oceania

Solomons Islands tourism to adopt a ‘Low Cost – High Impact’ strategy in 2020

Praised Tourism Solomons for what he described as a “relentless effort” to consistently maintain a year on year nine per cent visitor growth rate, Solomon Islands Prime Minister, the Hon. … Continue Reading

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The Coast Is Clear… Come Share the Love in East Gippsland This Valentine’s Day

Dining

Seafood With Added Sparkle- Valentine’s Day at Sailmaker Restaurant

Cupid has struck and you’re looking for somewhere to treat your loved one this February 14th? Then look no further than Sailmaker Restaurant for sumptuous seafood delights served with the perfect coupling of Champagne and dessert. … Continue Reading

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Celebrate Valentine’s Day at Millennium Airport Hotel Dubai

Exhibitions

Taiwan spotlights hot springs, mountains, ocean drives and train travel at the upcoming World Travel Expo across Australia

Taiwan Tourism will be on hand at the upcoming World Travel Expo across Australia to entice travellers to experience the many wonders of Taiwan. … Continue Reading

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Financial

Card payment value in Indonesia set to cross US$57bn in 2023, says GlobalData

The Indonesian market remains heavily cash-reliant with limited awareness of electronic payments and inadequate payment infrastructure. … Continue Reading

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Pine Labs announces investment from Mastercard

Food & Beverage

One day only: Celebrate World Nutella Day with a Nutella Sky-High Tea experience

Nutella fans, rejoice!

This World Nutella Day (Wednesday 5th February), the Sydney Tower Eye is offering Sydneysiders the opportunity to experience the ultimate Nutella fix – an exclusive Nutella Sky-High Tea experience, 250 metres above the streets of Sydney! … Continue Reading

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Golf Tourism

‘Kooch’ Recovers Composure to Claim Singapore Glory

Iron-willed Matt Kuchar fought back from a triple-bogey and held off a strong charge from former world number one Justin Rose down the stretch to win the SMBC Singapore Open. … Continue Reading

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Global Golf Industry Unites at the 67th PGA Merchandise Show
Brielle Serves Up Come-From-Behind Success

Hotel Deals

Unwind this Valentine’s Day with a romantic staycation at Wyndham hotels Ajman

Reawaken your love with a relaxing Valentine’s Day staycation at the lovely emirate of Ajman. Take your pick between Wyndham Garden Ajman Corniche, Ramada by Wyndham Beach Hotel Ajman, or Ramada Hotel & Suites by Wyndham Ajman. … Continue Reading

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Your Office with the Comfort of Home at Marriott Executive Apartments Bangkok, Sukhumvit, Thonglor
Celebrate the Day of Love at Ramada Hotel & Suites Dubai JBR

Hotel Developments

Radisson Hotel Group leads growth in Oman with the new Radisson Hotel Apartments Muscat Ghala Heights

Radisson Hotel Group is proud to announce the signing of Radisson Hotel Apartments Muscat Ghala Heights in the Sultanate of Oman. … Continue Reading

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Hotel News

Hotel Openings - in Association with COSIHotels.com

Shama expands Bangkok presence with two additional locations in Phrom Phong and Yen Akat

Already a fast expanding Asia-Pacific serviced apartments brand with two properties in two prime locations in Bangkok, Shama Serviced Apartments by ONYX Hospitality Group is doubling its neighbourhood presence in the Thai capital by adding Phrom Phong and Yen Akat to its portfolio in 2020. … Continue Reading

Hotel Trends

Revealed: what’s fuelling the rapid hotel growth in West Africa

Today, Africa is seen as one of the most promising regions for hotel developers. Aside from small chains and independents, four global hotel groups dominate signings and openings on the continent. … Continue Reading

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STR: Caribbean 2019 hotel performance
STR: Mexico 2019 hotel performance

Medical Tourism

Asian dairy giant Yili in the spotlight as health becomes a hot topic at WEF 2020 in Davos

The 50th World Economic Forum (WEF) annual meeting has just come to a conclusion. At the forum, chairman and president of China-based healthy food producer Yili Group (Stock Code: 600887) Pan Gang expressed his confidence in the expansion of the Chinese and global consumer markets as well as the growing sophistication among shoppers during the discussion about “China Economic Outlook”. … Continue Reading

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OTA News

Trip.com Group Expands Cancellation Guarantee To Overseas Hotels

Further to the earlier statement on 23 January, Trip.com Group recently announced that it would expand the “Cancellation Guarantee” initiative to include hotels outside of China. … Continue Reading

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Staah Reveals the Top Online Channels For 2019

Photo Gallery

P&O Cruises celebrates Australia Day on Sydney Harbour

For the eighth year running, P&O Cruises celebrated Australia Day on Sydney Harbour with nearly 2000 guests onboard Pacific Explorer enjoying a giant deck party jam-packed with Australiana-filled activities including the cruise line’s annual ‘Look Like an Aussie Legend’ competition, thong throwing contests, meat pie eating championships and an Australian national anthem sing off. … Continue Reading

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Resort News

Responsible Tourism

Freeland Congratulates Chinese Government for Banning Wildlife Trade Appeals For Ban To Be Permanent

Freeland, the international counter-trafficking organization, congratulates the Chinese Government for taking bold steps, including a ban on wildlife trade, to contain the current Coronavirus outbreak. … Continue Reading

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River Cruising

See the Nile in Style onboard Sanctuary Zein Nile Chateau

For the ultimate Nile cruise, it is hard to go past the luxurious Sanctuary Zein Nile Chateau. … Continue Reading

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Statistics & Trends

Revealed: what’s fuelling the rapid hotel growth in West Africa

Today, Africa is seen as one of the most promising regions for hotel developers. Aside from small chains and independents, four global hotel groups dominate signings and openings on the continent. … Continue Reading

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Theme Parks

Disneyland Resort Debuts all-new ‘Magic Happens’ Parade Feb. 28, 2020, with Magical Moments from Beloved Disney and Pixar Stories including ‘Frozen 2,’ ‘Coco,’ ‘Moana’ and More

Disneyland Resort will debut its all-new “Magic Happens” parade at Disneyland Park on Feb. 28, 2020. The incredible “Magic Happens” daytime spectacular celebrates the awe-inspiring moments of magic that are at the heart of so many Disney stories. … Continue Reading

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Tour Operator

Jenman Safaris Shares Top 6 Reasons to ‘Go Green in Botswana’

With more travellers seeking different or less mainstream African safari experiences, Jenman Safaris has shared their ‘Top 6’ tips and reasons to visit Botswana during the green season.
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What’s New and Upcoming in Sri Lanka Tourism for 2020
Rwanda based tour operator Augustine Tours shares five tips when planning your first African Safari

Travel Deals

Book now to enjoy significant savings on Back-Roads 2020/21 tours

Back-Roads Touring has announced its latest offer, inviting guests to save up to $800 per couple* on select tours and departures, with their famous Europe, North America, Asia and UK itineraries on offer with a 5% saving. … Continue Reading

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Fly Free to Galápagos With Lindblad Expeditions

Whats On

Rejuvenate in The Shoalhaven 2020

Shoalhaven on the South Coast of NSW is bouncing back after the Currowan fire, and as the bush rejuvenates, visitors are being welcomed back to do the same. Take a small break to make a big contribution to affected towns and communities. … Continue Reading

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