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2024 is named yet again as the year when travel may resume

Deloitte Access Economics has become the latest pundit to name 2024 as the year travel is likely to return fully – and the firm reached that conclusion before the latest slowdown hit Australia’s vaccine rollout, writes Peter Needham. … Continue Reading

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Interesting ACCC aviation decision
US has had enough – Florida files lawsuit against CDC to restart cruising
Last Chance to Register to join “Food Glorious Food” Webinar Featuring the team from Never Never Distilling Co.
$25m world class wave park for the Sunshine Coast?


Milestone flight EK2021 highlights UAE’s impressive vaccination drive and readiness of its aviation industry for travel rebound

Emirates’ one-of-a-kind flight EK2021 proudly made a journey across the different emirates today, to celebrate the UAE’s remarkable progress in vaccinating its citizens and residents from COVID-19 through a national vaccination programme that has administered close to 9 million vaccines doses to date. … Continue Reading

Latest News under Category: Aviation
Vistajet Takes Delivery Of Two New Global 7500 Aircraft And Announces Order Of 10 New Challenger 350 Jets As Demand Continues To Grow
Bangkok Airways strengthens its hygienic measures to prevent the current spread of COVID-19 In-flight meals and passenger lounge services will be temporarily suspended
Hop to Hobart with Air New Zealand direct flights on sale now

Appointments / Movers & Shakers

Vivid Sydney appoints new Festival Director

Destination NSW has announced the appointment of Gill Minervini as Vivid Sydney Festival Director. … Continue Reading

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Tourism Cares Expands Its Board Of Directors


Culture Cities of East Asia 2021 Showcases the Charm of Dunhuang

Over 20 activities highlighting a major historic and cultural landmark on the ancient Silk Road were unveiled at the opening ceremony of Culture Cities of East Asia 2021 on April 9 in Dunhuang, northwest China’s Gansu Province. … Continue Reading

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Ryan ‘The Brickman’ McNaught launches an incredible LEGO® brick exhibition at Sydney Tower Eye!

Ryan ‘The Brickman’ McNaught yesterday officially launched the LEGO® experience Brickman Cities powered by LEGO® CITY at Sydney Tower Eye, kicking off the iconic landmark’s 40th anniversary celebrations. … Continue Reading

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Business News

AFTA welcomes Round 2 Federal Government COVID-19 Consumer Travel Support Grant

The Australian Federation of Travel Agents (AFTA) thanks Tourism Minister the Hon Dan Tehan and the Federal Government for their ongoing support including through the COVID-19 Consumer Travel Support Grant. … Continue Reading

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Smart cities are the next step for urban tourism post-pandemic, says GlobalData


20,000 Field Officer jobs available nationwide for the 2021 Census

The Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) is currently recruiting 20,000 Census Field Officers across the country to help deliver the 2021 Census. … Continue Reading

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The International Conference on Thinking Returns to Melbourne Headlined by Dr Edward de Bono

Registrations are now open for the 20th International Conference on Thinking (ICOT 2021), running from 4 8 July 2021 at the Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre (MCEC) and online. … Continue Reading

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Cruise News

In 2022 Sail the Mediterranean With a Local. Ponant. 58 Small-Ship Luxury Voyages Now Available.

Almost entirely surrounded by land, bordered by Europe, Asia, and Africa, this inland ‘middle sea,’ the Mediterranean, offers a variety of cruising experiences beyond the sum of its varied parts.

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Florida Files Lawsuit Against CDC to Restart Cruise Industry In United States
Inspirations From Norwegian Cruise Line For Family-Friendly Year-End Journeys Across Southeast Asia


SEXY CRAB Celebrating Dragon Boat Festival with Hong Kong’s First Crab Roe Lava Sticky Rice Dumpling

Glamorous SEXY CRAB is celebrating Dragon Boat Festival with Hong Kong’s first ever traditional sticky rice dumpling that oozes crab roe – paying tribute to the ‘zongzi’ dumpling tradition with a unique recipe featuring its signature specialty crab roe as an exquisite gift set in collaboration with renowned Korean gourmet atelier Baekmidang. … Continue Reading

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Classic North Indian flavours meet American Indian-accented barbecue in Tiffin Room & Meatsmith Little India’s exclusive collaboration
Glory in Holy Month traditions at Ramada Downtown Dubai

Events / Whats On

Alan Cumming’s Adelaide Cabaret Festival 2021 Program Unveiled… We’re Back!

South Australia’s most loved winter event, Adelaide Cabaret Festival, is back this June and is turning the spotlight on Australia’s best, brightest, and boldest performers, with the full line-up announced on sale today. … Continue Reading

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Regent Seven Seas Cruises(R) Unveils a Series of Luxury Cruise Events across Australia


Australian Leaders in Dentistry on their way to Melbourne

Australia’s largest dental event, the Australian Dental Exhibition (ADX) is on its way to Melbourne next month where leaders in dentistry will experience the latest innovations, technologies and techniques as well as network in-person with professionals from across the dental industry. … Continue Reading

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Food & Beverage

Celebrating Exceptional 2021 Harvest for Monsoon Valley Vineyard.

With exceptional grape quality, the attention turns to creating great quality wine and adding to over 320 International Awards secured from previous vintages. … Continue Reading

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Vive Cake Boutique Honouring Joy of Children with Charity “Baby Cake Smash” and Whimsical New “Surprise-Centre” Piñata Cake

Hotel Deals

Hotel Realm Wellness Suite Package

We’re making it easy for you to workout in the privacy of your own room. You’ll be able to spread out in style in one of Hotel Realm’s luxurious and expansive suites. … Continue Reading

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Hotel News

Small Luxury Hotels Of The World Introduces New Hotels In Ibiza And Venice

It’s been one year since the pandemic halted all our travel plans, but optimism now reigns as international travel is once again within reach for many worldwide.  … Continue Reading

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Hotel Trends

Baird/STR Hotel Stock Index dipped 0.2% in March

The Baird/STR Hotel Stock Index dipped 0.2% in March to a level of 5,131. Year to date through the first three months of 2021, the stock index was up 12.2%. 
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Hiking in Australia: The Best Destinations to Explore On-Foot

From towering mountain adventures to remote bushwalks, coastal walks and more, Australia is home to some truly amazing trails. Throughout the country’s diverse landscape there is a selection of world-class hiking routes just waiting to be explored. Whether you want that feeling of isolation or you are looking for an accessible destination, you will have your pick of trails in Australia.  … Continue Reading

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Lifestyle News

Benefits of a Storage Unit

A storage unit is an affordable way to safely keep all your belongings for as long as you want. It often happens that during moving, we stress a lot about our precious belongings and other stuff. It’s not safe to leave those belongings with someone and also you can’t just sit back and carry them randomly. … Continue Reading

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The Countdown Begins – CENTREPIECE at Melbourne Park to Open in September

CENTREPIECE at Melbourne Park, a new state-of-the-art conference and events centre on Melbourne’s doorstep, has today announced it will soon be unveiled to the world, with its doors opening in September this year.   … Continue Reading

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Supershow gets people supercharged for their next holiday
HKTDC International Sourcing Show: Fashion industry experts reveal post-pandemic moves

OTA News

Premier Host – Vrbo revamps and powers-up its top-tier partner program

Vrbo®, an Expedia Group company and the partner brand for holiday rental site Stayz, announced today it has refined its Premier status program for holiday rental owners and property managers to serve them at an account level across all listings, as well as to provide enhanced benefits. Vrbo’s Premier Host program recognises and rewards partners who consistently go above and beyond for guests. … Continue Reading

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Resort News

Indian Cricketer Mohammad Shami has a rejuvenating stay at Kandima Maldives before his cricketing season begins!

Mohammad Shami was at Kandima Maldives recently, and seen enjoying his Maldivian vacation with some of the koolest lifestyle activities at this seriously stylish tropiKal resort. … Continue Reading

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River Cruising

Pandaw pulls out of Myanmar

Paul Strachan, Founder of Pandaw Cruises has issued a statement on the situation in Myanmar, saying, “It is with great sadness that we must announce that we are cancelling all future cruises in Myanmar (Burma)”. … Continue Reading

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Join Unique Cruises’ France Luxury Hotel Barge Collection Brochure Launch


The Difference Between a Physical and a Virtual Data Room

Data rooms are places used by companies to secure, store, share, and track confidential business documents. There are two types of data rooms, physical data rooms and virtual data rooms. The former is a physical solution for storing important business information. A virtual data room is an online solution for storing and distributing critical business documents. Below, we will explore the differences between the two types of data rooms.  … Continue Reading

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Trace-Temp1 Improves Health, Intergenerational Interactions and Closeness


GainingEdge launches online training

GainingEdge, a global leader specializing in providing advice to the business events industry, is pleased to be offering its first round of instructor-led, online courses as of May 10th. … Continue Reading

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Visit Middle East / Dubai

Retreat to Hudayriyat for exciting Ramadan offers, events and activities for the whole family

Hudayriyat Leisure and Entertainment District by Modon Properties is welcoming the Holy Month of Ramadan with a variety of exciting activities to enjoy with friends and family. … Continue Reading

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Three Bocellis and many instruments in a celebration of life at Hegra: The Royal Commission for AlUla

Visit North Asia

Dami Im in Conversation with Edwina Bartholomew as part of new ‘Friendship Series’

As part of the South Korea ‘Friendship Series’ online event conversations, Dami Im, Korean-born Australian singer-songwriter, will be chatting and performing, with presenter Edwina Bartholomew on 29 April at 6PM (AEST).  … Continue Reading

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CGTN presents “The War in the Shadows” — new documentary on fighting terrorism in Xinjiang

Visit Thailand / Mekong

Despite surge in COVID-19 cases, Thailand can go ahead with Phuket pilot to revive tourism, says GlobalData

Following the news that Thailand reported 967 new COVID-19 cases on 11 April 2021; … Continue Reading

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