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Headline News

Airlines cut back as coronavirus bites into traffic

As new developments and official travel advisories relating to coronavirus made headlines at the weekend, Qantas International has followed other airlines and cut capacity, slashing 16% of its Asia capacity until at least the end of May, impacting flights from Australia to mainland China, Hong Kong and Singapore. … Continue Reading

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Cirium analysis of COVID-19 reveals over 200,000 flights canceled to, from and within China
Consumers expected to turn to cold and flu products over coronavirus fears, says GlobalData
John Rozentals checks out the week’s travel bargains.
PANDEMIC MONITOR – 20 February 2020


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Airfare Deals

Vietjet offers 50 per cent discount on all routes across Asia

New-age carrier Vietjet has announced its latest promotions, offering 50 per cent discounts on ticket fares for all routes (*) from today till 29 February 2020. … Continue Reading

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Record hour for Grabaseat deals
Limited time offer from Aircalin sees kids snag return flights to New Caledonia for less than $200

Aviation

SWISS welcomes its first Airbus A320neo

SWISS took delivery today of the first of 25 new aircraft of the Airbus A320neo family. The new arrival was formally welcomed to the fleet and named “Engelberg” in a ceremony at Zurich Airport. … Continue Reading

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Hahn Air celebrates 40 million insolvency-safe tickets sold
THAI Adjusts Flights to Asian Destinations
American Celebrates Milestone of 700 Daily Departures at CLT Hub
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Airport

Brisbane’s new runway launch date announced

With the eight-year construction programme all but complete, Brisbane Airport Corporation (BAC) is proud to confirm the date on which the first historic flights will take off and land on Brisbane’s new runway (BNR) – Sunday, 12 July 2020. … Continue Reading

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Moscow Domodedovo Launches its Online Exhibition “In the Icy Arms of the Southern Continent”
Stellar Partners, Inc. Opens True to Tennessee / Earth Spirit at Nashville International Airport

Appointments / Movers & Shakers

ONYX Hospitality Group appoints Jan Ifcic as Cluster General Manager for Sri Lanka

ONYX Hospitality Group is pleased to announce the appointment of Jan Ifcic as Cluster General Manager of ONYX Hospitality Group in Sri Lanka. … Continue Reading

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Kaydee George Appointed General Manager of Wyndham Resort Denarau Island
Outrigger Hires New VPs for Brand and Construction

Association

Update on the Coronavirus: Tourism Solidarity

Concerns regarding the effects of COVID-19 on the tourism industry are increasing daily and its growing impact is being felt by all industry stakeholders from both the public and private sector. … Continue Reading

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COVID-19 Cuts Demand and Revenues

Attraction

Asia’s Leading Contemporary Upcycle Artists Come Together in an Australia-First Art Exhibition: Plasticology

Plastic. There is more of it in the world than stars in our galaxy. Australia and our Asian neighbours share millions of tonnes of it in the oceans that link us and the problems it poses to us. But how are our artists responding to it? … Continue Reading

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Business News

CATO UPDATE – Coronavirus

With the coronavirus (COVID-19) impacting many travel industry participants, the Council of Australian Tour Operators (CATO) is reminding travel agents of the benefits of dealing with CATO Members, not just in times of uncertainty. … Continue Reading

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Sun Island Tours Opens Office in NZ
Clothing supply chains at risk from coronavirus, says GlobalData

Conferences

Leading Airline CEOs Tackle the Question of Sustainability at Routes Europe 2020

Routes Europe, the route development forum for Europe, will this April gather senior decision-makers in Bergen, Norway, to discuss some of the most pressing issues facing the aviation industry. … Continue Reading

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Cruise

Hurtigruten Makes History

Over the past 24 hours, Hurtigruten’s battery hybrid powered expedition cruise ship MS Roald Amundsen has made history once again – exploring waters further south than any Hurtigruten ship has ever been in the Norwegian expedition cruise line’s 127 years of history. … Continue Reading

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CMV launches largest-ever European summer season, including Rotterdam Regatta
Silversea Offers Guests Unprecedented Range Of Exclusive Experiences For The Monaco Grand Prix 2020

Destination Africa / Seychelles

Hike to Eswatini’s Hidden Corner Visit Ngwempisi with All Out Africa

All Out Africa, one of Eswatini’s most highly rated and professional adventure tour operators, are running hiking tours through Ngwempisi, an untouched wilderness in the South Western corner of the country. … Continue Reading

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Destination Hawaii

Hawaii Hotel Performance Report for January 2020

In January 2020, Hawaii hotels statewide started the year off strong and reported growth in revenue per available room (RevPAR), average daily rate (ADR), and occupancy compared to January 2019. … Continue Reading

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Destination North America

Visit Myrtle Beach, S.C., Announces Latest New Developments

Myrtle Beach, South Carolina continues to rank as one of the fastest-growing family and vacation destinations in the nation, attracting approximately 20 million visitors annually. … Continue Reading

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Outdoor Adventure Awaits in New Smyrna Beach Find Action-Packed Fun from Surf to Turf on Our Beautiful Barrier Island

Destination South Pacific & Oceania

New Ways To See Tasmania in 2020

Standby for an influx of powerhouse global hotel brands. Coming in Q3 2020, the Marriot Luxury Collection opens The Tasman, its $50 million five-star Hobart hotel in a restored heritage building in Parliament Square. … Continue Reading

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Hot Air Balloons Ready To Take To Canberra’s Sky
East Gippsland Festival of Festivals

Exhibitions

Early Bird Tickets are now available for Maximum Occupancy New Zealand held in Auckland on 22-23 April 2020.

The first release of Early Bird Tickets is now on sale. Don’t miss out on the opportunity to save up to $200 on all ticket options, available for a limited time only! … Continue Reading

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Financial

Financial results add momentum to leading travel management company BCD Travel’s strategic growth plan

Leading travel management company BCD Travel today announced its financial results for 2019. Sales totaled US$27.5 billion in 2019, including US$10.9 billion in partner sales. … Continue Reading

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Golf Tourism

‘Living Golf’ Returns to CNN with Golf Saudi as Sponsor

King Abdullah Economic City, Saudi Arabia: One of golf’s best-loved entertainment shows, Living Golf, is returning to CNN with an exclusive title sponsorship from the sport’s fastest growing market. … Continue Reading

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Malaysian Open Given the Go Ahead

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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Hotel Deals

Fabulous February – 20% off everything

Fabulous February … Continue Reading

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Hotel Developments

Resorts World Las Vegas and Hilton Partner to Introduce New Multi-Brand Las Vegas Resort

Resorts World Las Vegas and Hilton have partnered to bring three of Hilton’s premium brands together for the first time when the US$4.3 billion integrated resort, which is currently being developed, opens in summer 2021. … Continue Reading

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Hotel News

Ultima Collection Announces Its First Urban Retreat: Ultima Geneva Grand Villa

Ultima Collection announces the launch of Ultima Geneva Grand Villa, an urban sanctuary opening on 1 April 2020. Located on the shores of Lake Geneva, Ultima Geneva Grand Villa will be a luxury residence available for private hire only, offering travellers a stylish gateway to the Alps. … Continue Reading

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Luxuriate In Lisbon Like A Royal With Palácio Belmonte’s New “Dom Afonso Henriques Experience”
The Hotel that provides its guests with an Electric Vehicle

MICE

ICCA analyses COVID-19 global meetings industry impact: Industry shows resilience and confidence

ICCA’s Research Division are monitoring the status of all 1,065 meetings in the ICCA Association Database currently scheduled in Asia Pacific for 2020: … Continue Reading

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Resort News

Responsible Tourism

Presidents Cup and Partners Raise US$1.1 million for Bushfire Relief Efforts

In a five-week span in which four 2019 Presidents Cup participants – two from the International Team and two from the US Team – won on the PGA Tour, the Presidents Cup and partner organisations have combined to generate more than US$1.1 million for Australia bushfire relief efforts. … Continue Reading

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Kids at Club Wyndham Denarau Island Send Letters of Hope to Families Impacted by Australia’s Bushfires
Flight Centre signs on to help Deaf community

Social Media

MAFS Shoots Series 7 At Sydney’s Most Insta-Worthy Hotel

The couples of Australia’s most popular reality show, Married at First Sight, enjoyed an extended stay at Sydney’s most Insta-worthy hotel, SKYE Suites on Kent Street, while they filmed Season 7 as part of a partnership agreement with the show. … Continue Reading

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Sports

Qatar Airways and Qatar Duty Free Sponsor the 2020 Qatar Total Open Tennis Tournament

Qatar Airways and Qatar Duty Free (QDF) are proud to sponsor the Qatar Total Open Tennis Tournament 2020 at the Khalifa International Tennis and Squash Complex in Doha. … Continue Reading

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Perth to attract rowing elite with championship triple

Statistics & Trends

CATO UPDATE – 2019 Leisure Travel Data Snapshot

The Council of Australian Tour Operators (CATO) has today released preliminary findings on leisure (holiday) travel by Australians in 2019. … Continue Reading

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Tour Operator

Insight Vacations Covers Your Deposit

 Insight Vacations, the global leader of premium guided journeys, has today announced that *any client who makes a new booking on select 2020 departures can deposit for FREE. … Continue Reading

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PEAK DMC adds Colombia, expands across Latin America

Tourist Boards

New partnership with Chhattisgarh state to drive sustainable tourism plans

TOFTigers is delighted to announce a partnership with Chhattisgarh state to help them develop sustainable tourism. “Alongside a host of sustainability experts our aim is to help and support the Tourism Board on their new journey” says Deepika Chowdhry, TOFTigers India Director. … Continue Reading

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Travel Deals

Peregrine Adventures: Cruise the World Sale

Save 50 per cent* on a select range of Peregrine Adventures Borneo  Adventure cruising departing before 25 April 2020 for bookings made until 29 February 2020. … Continue Reading

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Whats On

Celebrate Summer With A ‘Pretty In Pink’ Tipple Or Two At American Express Openair Cinemas

This summer, Greenall’s Gin is excited to announce their inaugural partnership with the famous American Express Openair Cinemas in Sydney. … Continue Reading

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